Carpet company Victoria receives £10m to support future growth

3:50pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

VICTORIA PLC, the Kidderminster-based manufacturer of luxury carpets and floor coverings, is to receive £10m from independent company the Business Growth Fund to support future growth.

UK's first cyber essentials course to be held at Malvern

2:55pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE UK's first cyber essentials assessors course will be held at the National Cyber Skills Centre on Malvern Hills Science Park.

Business centre expands to meet demand

Ledbury Reporter: EXPANDING: Upton Business Centre

2:40pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

AS the economy takes an up-turn, plans are afoot to expand Upton Business Centre.

Mazak engineering deal with Airbus takes off

Ledbury Reporter: AGREEMENT: Wulf Hoeflich, vice president – Airbus Group technology licensing; Marcus Burton, European group managing director for Yamazaki Mazak and Hiroyuki Yamazaki, deputy European group managing director for Yamazaki Mazak, sign the agreement be

2:24pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

WORCESTER-based engineering giant Yamazaki Mazak has joined forces with Airbus Group to offer an innovative industrial process.

Bosch bashes opposition at Best Factory Awards

Ledbury Reporter: AWARDS: Representatives of Worcester, Bosch Group at the 2014 Best Factory Awards.

1:52pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

HEATING and hot water technology company Worcester, Bosch Group steamed ahead of the opposition at the the 2014 Best Factory Awards.

Law firm's party in the garden

Ledbury Reporter: PARTY:  Sarah Powell  and Amy Broomfield

1:07pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

MORE than fifty guests joined the partners and solicitors of Harrison Clark Rickerbys for the summer garden party at its head office in Worcester.

Chamber tops a grand for Macmillan

Ledbury Reporter: YUMMY: Felice Tocchini, Mike Ashton and Wendy Youngs, CB Chartered Accountants administration manager

1:01pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A BUMPER £1,000 has been raised for Macmillan Cancer Support by Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce.

Better oil deals for Vale villages

12:23pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE group that bulk buys central heating boil for the Vale village of Sedgeberrow will now be able to offer better deals thanks to new software from Wychavon District Council.

Smiley days at Malvern dentists

Ledbury Reporter: BEACON TEAM:  Sue Field, practice manager, Kate Ratcliffe, senior receptionist, Helena Lees, dental nurse,  Karen Sutton, dentist

11:53am Tuesday 30th September 2014

IT'S Big Smiles time at Malvern dental practice Beacon DentalCare, which has been shortlisted for five categories the Private Dentistry Awards.

Bigger briefs at regional law firm

Ledbury Reporter: CONGRATULATIONS: Robert Capper, Helen Higginbotham, Dina Parmar, Jessica Beddows and Dawn Oliver

10:50am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THERE are some new titles on the desks at regional law firm Harrison Clark Rickerbys, which has its head office in High Street, Worcester.

Construction company recognised for improving the industry's image

Ledbury Reporter: BEST PRACTICE: Children from St John's primary school Habberley with Speller Melcalfe contracts manager Steve Harker (left) and health and safety officer Norman Davies.

10:18am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A MALVERN-based construction company has been recognised for its pioneering approach to improving the industry’s image.

Five local companies off to Tower of London for national awards

Ledbury Reporter: WINNERS:  Adrian  Pargeter and Spencer Murtagh from Kingspan with Ben Mannion(left) from Hewett Recruitment

9:28am Tuesday 30th September 2014

FIVE businesses from Herefordshire and Worcestershire have been crowned winners in the West Midlands heats of the British Chambers of Commerce Chamber Awards.

Housebuilder helps out hospice

Ledbury Reporter: HAPPY: Ian Maugham and Andrew Bannister of Taylor Wimpey with Jo Merrett, volunteers' manager at Primrose Hospice

2:52pm Monday 29th September 2014

PATIENTS at Primrose Hospice in Bromsgrove are enjoying spruced-up surroundings thanks to Taylor Wimpey.

New physio clinic for Droitwich

2:02pm Monday 29th September 2014

A NEW physiotherapy clinic has opened in Droitwich called Physiotherapy@DKC. Occupying a new purpose-built centre in Worcester Road, the business is part of of the long established Droitwich Knee Clinic and is being run by physios Lesley Hall and Nel Porteous.

Site manager Andy wins top construction industry award.

Ledbury Reporter: WINNER: site manager Andy Shaw

11:55am Monday 29th September 2014

ANDY Shaw has proved he's a top man when it comes to building houses.

Tristan and Dibble hone their leadership and business management skills

Ledbury Reporter: DYNAMIC DUO: Tristan Mitchell and Dibble Clark

11:17am Monday 29th September 2014

TWO employees from businesses based on Malvern Hills Science Park have beaten off stiff competition to win places on a ground-breaking new business administration programme.

County entrepreneur shortlisted for major award

Ledbury Reporter: FINALIST: businesswoman Stephanie Middleton-Foster

10:25am Monday 29th September 2014

BUSINESSWOMAN Stephanie Middleton-Foster reached the shortlist of the National Entrepreneur Awards for the second year running.

Titania prepares for titanic battle

Ledbury Reporter: TOP TEAM: Titania's senior management team Ruth Inglis (sales and marketing manager) James McDonagh (technical service manager) Nicola Whiting (chief operations officer) and Ian Whiting (company founder and chief executive).

12:56pm Friday 26th September 2014

SECURITY software development specialist Titania Ltd is preparing to do battle with the best after reaching the national finals of the British Chambers of Commerce Chamber Awards.

New confidence in Worcestershire business community

8:41am Friday 26th September 2014


Law firm retains its young talent

Ledbury Reporter: STAYING PUT: Charlotte Avery, Robert Capper, Nathan Guest, Dawn Oliver, Jennifer McClean

2:05pm Thursday 25th September 2014

WHEN it comes to hanging on to homegrown talent, a Worcester law firm is one of the best.

Hotel group wins top industry award

Ledbury Reporter: WINNER: Brockencote Hall hotel, Chaddesley Corbett

1:43pm Thursday 25th September 2014

EDEN Hotel Collection, which includes Brockencote Hall at Chaddesley Corbett, has been awarded the AA small hotel group of the year at the AA Hospitality Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

Construction sector conference tips on how to build a business

Ledbury Reporter: CONFERENCE: Jack Stephens, Catherine Bullough (CITB), Don Ward (Constructing Excellence), Jonathan Hines (Architype), Stuart Speight (IE Developments), Bill Munn (Speller Metcalfe) and David Elsmere (CITB)

1:27pm Thursday 25th September 2014

MORE than 30 delegates from the construction sector heard top business tips from industry leaders at Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce's construction conference, organised in partnership with Herefordshire and Worcestershire Construction Excellence, at Malvern's Three Counties showground.

Making social media work for your business

1:15pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Most businesses and organisations dive into social media hoping to increase brand awareness and acquire more customers. With millions of users on Facebook and Twitter, these platforms are a great way of raising your profile.

Paulette is receptionist of the year

Ledbury Reporter: WINNER: Paulette Clarke of QualitySolicitors Parkinson Wright

1:13pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A RECEPTIONIST at a Worcester law firm has proved she is real quality by winning a major industry award.

Waste water firm creams dairy factory contract

Ledbury Reporter: TREAT:  Water treatment technology  Aquabio will be installing for Dairy Crest

12:33pm Thursday 25th September 2014

AQUABIO, the Worcestershire-based UK market leader in the re-use of industrial water, has been awarded a £3.5m contract for a wastewater treatment and water re-use plant at Dairy Crest's Severnside Dairy in Gloucester.

Call for companies to tap into off shore wind funds

1:13pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

IT might be a long walk from Worcestershire to the beach, but county companies are being urged to take advantage of the growing offshore wind market.

Alex and Carl climb the banking ladder

Ledbury Reporter: PROMOTIONS:  Carl Perry (right) and Alex Mcintosh.

11:37am Wednesday 24th September 2014

TWO new relationship directors have been appointed by Barclays bank in Worcestershire.

Flood defence company prepares for a deluge

Ledbury Reporter: BATTEN DOWN THE HATCH: UK Flood Barriers' Flood Defender door being fitted

11:15am Wednesday 24th September 2014

WITH winter approaching, Worcestershire's flood defence specialist is preparing for a flood of orders.

Purple people eating cakes for cancer charity

Ledbury Reporter: (10698829)

10:09am Wednesday 24th September 2014

EVERYONE seems to be baking cakes these days and the latest to show off their talents have been the team at Bromsgrove-based marketing agency, Gough Bailey Wright who used their creative culinary skills to raise money for the Lymphoma Association.

UNIQUELY WORCESTER - Celebrating Worcester's Independent Businesses

Ledbury Reporter:

10:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

THE Ultimate Party Shop in Angel Place may seem a world away from the Kingsway English Centre in Foregate Street but these thriving businesses both play a vital part in the success of this city.

New transit facility speeds up travel at Birmingham Airport

9:10am Wednesday 24th September 2014

BIRMINGHAM Airport has completed of a new purpose-built transit facility, allowing connecting passengers to pass through the terminal with even greater speed and efficiency.

Cash raised for children's charity by Worcester cash converter company

Ledbury Reporter: FUN: Worcester's deputy mayor Councillor Roger Knight and Cash Converters sales/buys associate Lisa Smith  at the fund raising day.

4:03pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A FUN day organised by Cash Converters Worcester store raised £850 towards the national children's charity Dreams Come True.

ASK Italian in Malvern reopens after refurbishment

3:56pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

AN ITALIAN restaurant in Malvern has reopened its doors after an extensive revamp.

UNIQUELY WORCESTER - Celebrating Worcester’s Independent Eateries

Ledbury Reporter:

3:04pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

WHEN Fran Fosh set up Charlie’s Café Bar she made sure her menu always included a ‘green page’ with options for vegetarians.

Youth employment programme launched in Hereford

2:15pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

RETAILTRUST, the charity dedicated to those working in the retail sector, has launched a new UK-wide youth employment programme in Hereford.

Accountants figure out way to bake the best cake

Ledbury Reporter: YUMMY: Felice Tocchini, Mike Ashton and Wendy Youngs, CB Chartered Accountants administration manager

2:06pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

MEMBERS of CB Chartered Accountants proved they could add up their recipe figures when they baked home made cakes to win the Great Chamber Bake Off organised by Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce.

Another award on the sideboard for drp

Ledbury Reporter: WE WON:  the drp team celebrate

1:26pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

MULTI-award winning events and communications company drp Group has just won another.

Local success in National Apprenticeship Awards.

Ledbury Reporter: WINNER: Intermediate apprentice winner Evangelene Brooks (centre) with Kay Garbett (left) of sponsors Learndirect and Karen Riley, deputy director of the Skills Funding Agency.

12:30pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

APPRENTICES and firms from across Worcestershire and Herefordshire triumphed in the West Midlands round of the National Apprenticeship Awards.

Business video firm launched by father and son

Ledbury Reporter: FILLING  A GAP: Father Richard George, son Edward and camera

12:05pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

AN entrepreneurial father and son from Castlemorton have found what they hope is a gap in the business market.

Shane's the best in the west - again

Ledbury Reporter: 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

Ledbury Reporter: (10611034)

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

Ledbury Reporter: 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

Ledbury Reporter: 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

Ledbury Reporter: (10603416)

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

Ledbury Reporter: 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

Ledbury Reporter: 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

Ledbury Reporter: 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

Ledbury Reporter: 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

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