Shame's the best in the west - again

Tewkesbury Admag: CONGRATULATIONS: Shane Howells receives his award from Steve Davis

3:42pm Monday 22nd September 2014

HOME improvement specialist Shane Howells has been voted the best in the west for the fifth year running in a customer satisfaction survey of more than 15,000 homeowners nationwide.

Karting for a good cause

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2:07pm Monday 22nd September 2014

WANNABE Lewis Hamilton's from across Worcestershire swapped their business suits for overalls and got behind the wheel to race in aid of a popular county charity.

BagFlag flies into worldwide markets

Tewkesbury Admag: HAPPY: Phil Brunger with Pack-it managing director Simon Holmes and one of his team.

1:49pm Monday 22nd September 2014

BAGFLAG, the innovative promotional product than combines a bag with a flag, has secured a distribution agreement into further key markets around the world.

Cake and fizz for firm's 30th anniversary celebration

Tewkesbury Admag: TO THE FUTURE: Zoe Houghton, Lisa Starkey, Elizabeth Moore, Avi Mann and Nick Hall-Palmer

1:15pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A DROITWICH-based recruitment specialist is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

Fashion shows to mark boutique's 10th anniversary

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12:53pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A WORCESTER boutique clothing store is celebrating its 10th birthday with a series of fashion show events.

Railway on the right track with B&Q tools

Tewkesbury Admag: TOOLS: Sam James (B&Q deputy store manager, Kidderminster) and Nick Ralls (SVR general manager) are joined by B&Q staff and SVR apprentices.

12:09pm Monday 22nd September 2014

APPRENTICES at Severn Valley Railway’s heritage skills training academy are not just doing it, they're B&Q-ing it.

Another magic idea from Worcester entrepreneurs

Tewkesbury Admag: MAGIC:  Morley, aged five, and his eight year old sister Ella try out their Magic Notebooks

11:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

LIFE really must be magic for Worcester entrepreneurs Neil and Laura Westwood right now as their innovative stationery company goes from strength to strength.

Top industry award for Worcester insurance brokers

10:40am Monday 22nd September 2014

WORCESTER insurance broker Jelf Clarke Roxburgh, part of Jelf Insurance Brokers, has received a top industry award.

Eureka! Business could get £10,000 grants

10:19am Monday 22nd September 2014

Worcestershire businesses are being encouraged to apply for free business support and grants of up to £10,000.

Law firm provides help for small animal vets

Tewkesbury Admag: EXCELLENCE: Katie McConnell, president of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association, and Charlotte Thornton-Smith, partner at Harrison Clark Rickerbys

11:55am Friday 19th September 2014

A WORCESTER law firm has been engaged to help small animal vets throughout the UK.

Business blooming for county florist

Tewkesbury Admag: FLORISTS: Tricia Penny (left) and Hayley Wood

11:41am Friday 19th September 2014

BUSINESS is blooming for a florist who launched her business from a home-based workshop three years ago

Cyber security firm expands operation in Worcester

Tewkesbury Admag: EXPANDING: Ian Whiting, founder and managing director of Titania, and Jon Ewings, HSBC international business banking manager.

10:06am Friday 19th September 2014

FAST-growing cyber security software company Titania has acquired a new base in Worcester and the move could bring more jobs to the city.

Recruitment specialist puts its foot down for charity

Tewkesbury Admag: Harry Cronin, Anthony Andrews, Tom Mann and Emily Hyde.

8:52am Friday 19th September 2014

A TEAM from Hewitt Recruitment of Kidderminster roared to victory in a Grand Prix karting event to raise money for Sight Concern.

Eureka. Free business support

Tewkesbury Admag: FILM: Helen Hunter-Hayes of the Eureka Moment

2:36pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A SHORT film has been produced to make it even easier for companies in Worcestershire and Herefordshire to apply for free business support and grants of up to £10,000.

Worcester gas boiler too hot for competition

Tewkesbury Admag: HOT STUFF: Worcester Bosch Group wallmounted Greeenstar Ri condensing boiler

2:10pm Thursday 18th September 2014

WORCESTER boiler maker Worcester, Bosch Group, has again proved its hot stuff at winning industry acclaim.

Mark sweeps up with new business launch

Tewkesbury Admag: SWEEP: Chimney sweep Mark Yeomans and his van

1:28pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THERE'S a new man up the chimneys in Worcestershire.

New man in charge at city estate agents

Tewkesbury Admag: NEW MAN: Tom Dennes has joined Fisher German

12:36pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THERE'S a new hand on the tiller at estate agent Fisher German's Worcester office.

Garden centre roars to success in dragonboat festival

Tewkesbury Admag: ALOHA: The dragonboat team from Webbs Garden Centres

12:19pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THERE'S no stopping the powerful paddlers propelling the dragonboat of Webbs Garden Centres of Wychbold.

More fun outside for children after law firm's help

Tewkesbury Admag: MORE FUN OUTSIDE: Jonathan Brew (second right), Margaret Jones, Sam Black, Rhianna Rees,Nick Lee, Musa Riasat and Ben Gannon

11:51am Wednesday 17th September 2014

CHILDREN at a Worcester primary school will now be able to have more fun outside thanks to a local law firm's charity work.

Free breakfast in the cloud at IT business event

11:10am Wednesday 17th September 2014

TECHNOLOGY firm OGL Computer, is showcasing its latest cutting-edge cloud technology to IT managers and IT directors, as well as managing directors and finance directors, with a free webinar October 2 at 9.30am - and there's a free breakfast thrown in.

Charlie scales the heights in the scaffolding industry

Tewkesbury Admag: TOP MAN:   Award winner Charlie Holloway (centre) with (left)  Andy Walder, principal of the National Construction College, and awards compere and TV personality  Alexander Armstrong (right).

10:52am Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN apprentice from Kidderminster has been named the top young scaffolder in the country.

Flash, Bang and Infra-red Wallop. Innovative photography on display for first time

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9:27am Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN innovative photographer, whose work was first publicised in a Worcester News article in July, is to have his pictures displayed in Malvern as part of a "technological world firsts" exhibition.

What are your rights if your employer shuts down

Tewkesbury Admag: WARNING: lawyer Helen Moore of Gordon Lutton

2:19pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

FOLLOWING the collapse of mobile phone giant Phones 4U, a Worcester employment lawyer has issued advice for employees who suddenly find their company in administration.

Adding to the experts at county accountancy firm

Tewkesbury Admag: EXPERT: David Gillies

12:53pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

ACCOUNTANCY practice Ormerod Rutter has appointed an experienced tax professional to bolster its private client offering.

New £2.85m dining hall for Bromsgrove School

Tewkesbury Admag: DINING: Artist's impression of the work at Bromsgrove School

12:45pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

CONSTRUCTION company Stepnell has been chosen to carry out a £2.85m refurbishment and extension project to improve dining facilities at Bromsgrove School.

Worcester good causes set to benefit from bank fund

Tewkesbury Admag: FUND: Calum Best, branch manager Lloyds Bank, St Johns, Alison Parkes, St Richard's Hospice and Jason Vale, branch manager  Lloyds Bank, The Cross Worcester

11:03am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A WORCESTER hospice and three scout groups are in line for a major handout from Lloyds Bank.

Business start-up scheme gets thumbs up from county MP

11:43am Monday 15th September 2014

WEST Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin has welcomed Government measures which have helped thousands of small businesses to grow across the UK.

Culture minister to headline at LEP conference

Tewkesbury Admag: New Culture Secretary Sajid Javid. PA.

11:26am Monday 15th September 2014

SAJID Javid, secretary of state for culture, media and sport and MP for Bromsgrove, has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership’s annual conference.

The day we beat Sir Bradley, Mark Cavendish and a Polish rider with a very long name.

Tewkesbury Admag: RACERS:  Stefania Fulford, property litigation solicitor, Mark Pittaway,  head of the litigation department, and Bernie Mackie, personal injury solicitor

10:47am Monday 15th September 2014

IT may not be common knowledge, but three members of a Worcester law firm finished ahead of Polish cycling star Micha? Kwiatkowski on the fourth stage of the Tour of Britain.

Toby flies the surveying nest

Tewkesbury Admag: NEW MAN: Toby Fellows (centre) with Halls partners Colin Jarvie (left) and Rob Champion.

10:11am Monday 15th September 2014

WELL known property professional Bill Fellows has lost his chartered surveyor son to a rival Worcestershire consultancy.

Companies warned to get their payrolls rolling

9:02am Monday 15th September 2014

EMPLOYERS in Worcestershire face thousands of pounds in penalties for late payroll submissions.

Recruitment firm recruiting as new headquarters opens

Tewkesbury Admag: THE TEAM: Consilium Group. At the front Vicky Bayliss, Steve Doyle, VIP guest Matt Neal, Russell Tuck and Adrian Elwell,  at the rear the Consilium team.

8:52am Monday 15th September 2014

A SPECIALIST Worcestershire recruitment firm is set to create 20 new jobs over the next 18 months.

Beacon accountants heading for the top

Tewkesbury Admag: FINALIST: Katherine Baines(left) and client manager Sally Stimson

9:58am Friday 12th September 2014

A MALVERN firm of accountants is in line for a major national award.

Swinging Sixties showcase in The Shambles

Tewkesbury Admag: FAB: Taking Shape store manager Blair Stone in Sixties mode.

8:29am Friday 12th September 2014

THE days of miniskirts, monochrome and Lambretta scooters return to Worcester when a ladies store stages a 1960s fashion show.

Bake a business cake for chamber of commerce expo

Tewkesbury Admag: JUDGE:  celebrity chef Felice Tocchini

1:55pm Thursday 11th September 2014

BUSINESSES have only until Thursday, September 18 to dust off their cook books and bake some tasty cakes for the Great Chamber Bake off at Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce's upcoming Business Expo.

How to pay the children's school fees. Free seminar to point the way.

1:39pm Thursday 11th September 2014

SALARY sacrifice schemes are making it easier to fund children at independent schools and now an audit, tax and advisory firm is holding a seminar to explain who qualifies and the benefits that can be achieved.

Nothing like a wood pillow for a good night's sleep

Tewkesbury Admag: GIFT: Lower primates section leader Nicola Wright with some of the donated woodwool

1:19pm Thursday 11th September 2014

NEVER mind a duck down duvet, when a chimpanzee wants a good night sleep it puts its head down on shredded wood.

Second guide issued by workplace pensions specialist

Tewkesbury Admag: ADVICE: Iain Chadwick, consultancy director at Johnson Fleming

11:42am Thursday 11th September 2014

INDEPENDENT workplace pensions and employee benefits specialist Johnson Fleming has launched the second in a series of free auto-enrolment and re-enrolment guides.

More Worcester entrepreneurs take advantage of start-up loans scheme

11:20am Thursday 11th September 2014

WORCESTER is one of the top performing areas in the county for take up of the Government's start-up loans scheme, with 25 businesses in the city now assisted through a total support package worth £118,100.

Busfest just the ticket for military charity

Tewkesbury Admag: YEEHAA: Hero the Bear (Help for Heroes volunteer Eden Tyrell of  Malvern) riding the bucking VW Beetle

10:29am Thursday 11th September 2014

MALVERN Help for Heroes raised more than £2,000 during the recent three day Busfest event on the Three Counties showground.

Store staff Asda go on a bike for charity

Tewkesbury Admag: CHARITY: Asda staff add pedal power

2:37pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

NEVER mind the Tour of Britain, staff at a Worcestershire Asda have raised £450 for the NSPCC’s ChildLine Schools Service after holding a sponsored in-store cycle.

Caro's sweet autumn collection of artworks

Tewkesbury Admag: PARTY: Caro Sweet with guests Nick and Cathy Dickinson of Elementa Garden Design

10:44am Wednesday 10th September 2014

HER studio was bursting at the seams when innovative artist Caro Sweet held a VIP opening night party to showcase her new autumn collection.

New man leading garage fleet leasing operation

Tewkesbury Admag: NEW MAN: Luke Yarrington, leading fleet operations

9:04am Wednesday 10th September 2014

THERE'S a new business development manager at Volkswagen dealership South Hereford Garages.

Pedal power for children's heart charity

Tewkesbury Admag: LEGS: The cycling team from Open GI and PowerPlace

8:42am Wednesday 10th September 2014

EIGHT staff from Open GI and PowerPlace have successfully completed a 50 mile bike ride, raising more than £1,300 for Libby Mae’s Little Angels, the charity that helps children born with heart defects.

Cleaning firm polishes image with new media campaign

Tewkesbury Admag: .   CLEANER: Matt Martin is on the left (wearing glasses), Heather Mitchell (Spontex PR) in the middle and Robin Dorman on the right.

3:26pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

MAPA Spontex, the UK's leading branded supplier of cleaning tools and gloves, is aiming to clean up with a TV campaign run through media independent TCS Media, based in Foregate Street, Worcester.

Hunt on for top local businesses

Tewkesbury Admag: ORCHID: Catherine Bray, Blue Orchid area manager

3:23pm Monday 8th September 2014

THE hunt is on for Worcestershire’s most successful entrepreneurs and start up businesses, as nominations for the Worcestershire Business Awards have opened.

Andy's the best in the west at building

1:52pm Monday 8th September 2014

SITE manager Andy Shaw has staked a claim to become one of the best house-builders in the UK, having been named as a West regional champion in NHBC’s 34th annual Pride in the Job Awards.

Airport passenger numbers go sky high

1:10pm Monday 8th September 2014

BIRMINGHAM Airport has recorded the busiest month in its 75 year history, as more than one million passengers passed through during August.

Two new names on the desk at city PR firm

Tewkesbury Admag: NEW: Rhys Davies and Sam Jones

1:02pm Monday 8th September 2014

THERE have been two new appointments at Worcester agency GD PR & Media, which is based in the St John's area of the city.

PM aid to give insight into life at Westminster

8:53am Monday 8th September 2014

POLITICS followers will get a rare insight into life at Westminster when the Prime Minister's parliamentary aide Gavin Williamson MP visits Worcestershire.

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