New lifestyle store opens in Pershore

Ledbury Reporter: NEW STORE: Sasha Hyde at Persora in Pershore

3:16pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE finishing touches are being put to a furnishing and lifestyle store that promises to open eyes in Pershore.

Here's your chance to impress. Corporate bonding in Dragon Boats at Worcester river festival

2:50pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

HOW about the clever clogs from accounts joining together with the chatty chaps in advertising to form a Dragon Boat crew for a Worcester event.

If you can talk to the animals, how about a career with them

Ledbury Reporter: ANIMAL CARE: Bob Lawrence, director of wildlife at West Midland Safari Park, and friend.

2:09pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

HERE'S a job with a difference. The Academy at Kidderminster and West Midland Safari Park have teamed up to offer students a brand new course in animal care from September.

Never mind 99 red balloons, seven Dalmatian shaped ones win £250

Ledbury Reporter: WINNERS:  Kate Emsley, Dawn Oliver of Harrison Clark Rickerby , Susanna Emsley and William Emsley

2:05pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A VISIT to Malvern's Royal Three Counties Show proved an uplifting experience for Susanna Emsley and her two children when they won £250 for guessing the number of Dalmatian-shaped balloons in a tractor cab.

Free career advice for students

1:31pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PITMAN Training Worcester is aiming to bridge the knowledge gap and provide more informed career advice and support for school leavers by offering free career profiling sessions and showcasing vocational training as a viable, cost-effective alternative to university at its centre in New Street on Thursday, August 21

Worcestershire a doggarn good place to holiday

Ledbury Reporter: DOG TIRED:Relaxing after a walk at The Elms Hotel, Abberley

12:36pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to encourage more dog owners to go "walkies" and holiday in Worcestershire.

Yummy business idea from strawberry farm.

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12:29pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

IN the middle of summer what better time to launch a new business based on strawberries and cream.

Packaging firm helps cut food waste at restaurants

Ledbury Reporter: SAVING SOME FOR LATER:  Hollie Christian-Brookes with one of the Take Me Home boxes. Picture by Nick Toogood. (8436915)

10:45am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A WORCESTERSHIRE packaging company is playing a major role in a national campaign to cut food waste at restaurants and eating houses.

County firms flying high in Eurofighter project

Ledbury Reporter: EUROFIGHTER: Made in Worcestershire, partly,

10:42am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WORCESTERSHIRE companies have had a hand in building one of the world's leading fighter aircraft.

Will changes welcomed by legal expert.

Ledbury Reporter: WELCOME:  Will Jones of mfg Solicitors

10:24am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

CHANGES to rules setting out what happens to a person’s estate if they die without a Will have been welcomed by a Worcestershire law firm.

Chernobyl children receive dental care in Malvern

Ledbury Reporter: DENTAL TRIP:  Chernobyl children with beacon DentalCare team Karen Sutton (left)  dentist,  David Watson dentist, Lisa Gibbs hygienist,  Helena Lees dental nurse and Bernice Bayliss dental nurse.

3:29pm Monday 21st July 2014

MALVERN dental practice Beacon DentalCare has been looking after the teeth of a group of children from Belarus brought to the UK by Chernobyl Children's Lifeline.

Financial planning firm in line for more awards

Ledbury Reporter: SHORTLISTED: Chris Payton, senior financial planner at Redbourne Wealth Management with the firm's managing director Gordon Hay.

11:25am Monday 21st July 2014

A FINANCIAL planning firm that was recently named one of the top 100 in the country is in line for another top national award.

Banish tattoo mistakes at new laser clinic

Ledbury Reporter: LASER: laser therapist Katherine Fell in action

11:11am Monday 21st July 2014

FOR anyone who has a tattoo they now regret, help is at hand.

Trouble ahead for tax avoidance schemes

Ledbury Reporter: WARNING: Andrew Browne, head of tax at Bishop Fleming

10:07am Monday 21st July 2014

THE Government's clampdown on tax avoidance schemes could bankrupt many businesses and individuals, according to a Worcester tax expert .

Severn Valley Railway gets motoring

Ledbury Reporter: CLASSIC: a  1946 Rover P2 owned by Caroline Willetts with husband Howard Willetts  and four legged friend behind the wheel

9:40am Monday 21st July 2014

VISITORS to the Severn Valley Railway will be used to seeing its main attractions running on rails, but an array of four-wheeled transport will be the star of the show at its classic vehicle day on Sunday, July 27.

New cyber defence product from Malvern specialists

1:27pm Friday 18th July 2014

A NEW cyber defence product to help protect Britain’s critical national infrastructure, such as water supply and communications, from attack has been developed by cyber experts Deep-Secure of Malvern.

Thirty years at Bristol Street for used car expert

Ledbury Reporter: THIRTY  YEARS: Pete Brampton (wearing glasses)  with his colleagues from Bristol Street Motors Worcester

8:55am Friday 18th July 2014

USED car sales executive Pete Brampton has just gone in for a 30 years service.

Ambassadors ketchup on visit to tomato growers

Ledbury Reporter: TASTY: Worcester Ambassadors at Evesham Vale Growers

12:53pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A VISIT to Evesham Vale Growers provided a ripe opportunity for Worcestershire Ambassadors to champion a tasty county success story.

Make a Will and donate to St Richard's

Ledbury Reporter: DONATE: Hannah Evans and Rachel Jones of Wills and Legal Services

11:56am Thursday 17th July 2014

MALVERN legal firm Wills and Legal Services Limited is offering people the opportunity to write a Will in exchange for a donation to St Richard’s Hospice.

Severn Valley Railway gets summer visitor campaign on track

11:33am Thursday 17th July 2014

THE Severn Valley Railway is looking forward to another busy summer after re-launching its family advertising campaign, which brought record visitor numbers in 2013.

Tell your bank before you holiday abroad or credit cards could be refused

10:17am Thursday 17th July 2014

HOLIDAYMAKERS are being reminded to tell their bank if they intend to use a credit card abroad.

Local economic recovery hindered by recruiting problems

3:05pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A SHORTAGE of suitable staff is hindering the economic recovery in Worcestershire and Herefordshire according to a report by the area's Chamber of Commerce.

Call for faster roll out of high speed broadband in Worcestershire

Ledbury Reporter: FASTER: Ken Wigfield, FSB  West Midlands spokesperson for Broadband,

12:32pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A BUSINESS leader is calling on the Government to adopt much more ambitious targets for rolling out high speed broadband for companies across Worcestershire.

Food ingredients business adds another company to its mix

Ledbury Reporter: EXPANSION: Simon Davies and John McKenzie (both Lloyds Bank), Mike Forrester, managing director Orchard Valley Foods, Cherry Blumberg, Orchard Valley Foods, and Mark Smith, Lloyds Bank.

12:13pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

FOOD ingredients business Orchard Valley Foods has expanded its operations with the acquisition of Daventry-based Food Ingredients International.

New company director Jack is a very bright spark

Ledbury Reporter: THE TEAM: Patricia Heming, Peter Heming, Jack England, Robert Heming and Brian Ford

12:01pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A FORMER apprentice, who is still only 25 years old, has been appointed a director of a Worcestershire electrical company.

Stock it and lock it with Anne

Ledbury Reporter: NEW MANAGER: Anne Hutson with Robert Tonks and Rory McKenna, members of the Stock N Lock team.

10:19am Wednesday 16th July 2014

ANNE Hutson has been promoted to business manager at the Stock N Lock Self Storage site in Lower Wick, Worcester.

Motor parts company on the move

3:32pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

WORCESTERSHIRE motor parts supplier Automotive Brands is relocating to Warwickshire.

Clearview ahead for computer student Nick

Ledbury Reporter: NEW MEMBER: Nick Williams joins Clearview team

3:09pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

WHEN University of Worcester mature student Nick Williams landed a job, he didn't have far to travel.

More choice for travellers from Birmingham airport

8:20am Tuesday 15th July 2014

MORE holiday choices are being made available from Birmingham airport now Thomas Cook Airlines is to expand its fleet.

Learn to become a cyber security expert at Malvern

Ledbury Reporter: DELIVERERS: Ben Drew, Derrin Kent and Kerry Carpenter from TDM Wyre Academy

2:51pm Monday 14th July 2014

AN apprenticeship programme to be offered at Malvern's National Cyber Skills Centre has been awarded the highest industry rating by cyber security employers.

Cyclist Mark hoping to be a tour de force for charity

Ledbury Reporter: ONE MAN AND HIS BIKE: Mark Beddowes and his mode of transport for crossing the Pyrenees. Easier by plane.

1:55pm Monday 14th July 2014

AT some stage he will probably wish he was at home washing the car, but next Sunday Mark Beddowes is tackling one of the toughest stages of the Tour de France for charity.

Phil ran his business idea up the flagpole - literally

Ledbury Reporter: BRIGHT IDEA: Phil Brunger and his BagFlags

1:25pm Monday 14th July 2014

BUSINESS for the BagFlag Company is really flying with plans to launch into Canada and North and South America.

Success story of networking group

Ledbury Reporter: THREE CHEERS: Stourport Wyre Forest BNI Group celebrate

2:12pm Friday 11th July 2014

STOURPORT Wyre Forest Business Network International, a professional networking organization, has referred more than £ 524,720 of business to fellow members over the last six months.

Small companies urged to use Government "micro" scheme

Ledbury Reporter: TAKE ADVANTAGE: Christine Perks of Kendall Wadley

11:46am Friday 11th July 2014

SMALL companies are being urged to take advantage of a Government initiative called "micro entity", as it will entitle them to disclose less information in their accounts submitted to Companies House and HMRC.

Sun shining on new Evesham solar park

Ledbury Reporter: SUNNY OUTLOOK: Stewart Smith of mfg Solicitors

11:22am Friday 11th July 2014

A NEW solar park has opened near Evesham, which is expected to contribute one per cent to local demand for electricity.

Screwfix opens in Bromsgrove

Ledbury Reporter: TEAM: Bromsgrove Screwfix team back row (left to right) Dean Cotton, Alana Hackett and Tony Pinfield, front row (left to right) Dawn Gregg, Will Asquith and Vaib Have Rachod

11:10am Friday 11th July 2014

RETAILER Screwfix is to open its first store in Bromsgrove. The new branch in Sherwood Road - the company's 347th in the UK - will create an additional 12 jobs and is part of a nationwide expansion plan.

Viezu Technologies presented with Queen's Award

Ledbury Reporter: AWARD: Viezu Technologies chief executive Paul Busby (front left) and team celebrate officially receiving the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the innovation category.

9:10am Friday 11th July 2014

VEHICLE tuning specialist Viezu Technologies, which was given a Queen’s Award for Enterprise earlier this year, has officially received the honour from the Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire Lt Col Patrick Holcroft.

Technology company in Oz deal

Ledbury Reporter: AUSSIE DEAL: Guy Mucklow, Postcode Anywhere chief executive

8:46am Friday 11th July 2014

POSTCODE technology specialist Postcode Anywhere, which is headquartered in Worcester, has announced a long-term partnership with Australian software company DataTools for a new smart address capture service known as Express Capture.

Top businesses rewarded at Chamber of Commerce Awards evening

6:00am Friday 11th July 2014

THE local business world came together last night when Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce revealed the winners of the Chamber business awards 2014 at a glittering event at the Bank House Hotel, Bransford, near Worcester.

Consultancy marks 60 years with industry institute.

Ledbury Reporter: CONGRATS:  Lynn Hogarth, IPA senior membership executive, John Oldfield, IPA  membership director, with Sue Bailey and Michelle Wright of Gough Bailey Wright

3:46pm Thursday 10th July 2014

INDEPENDENT marketing and communications agency Gough Bailey Wright has reached another major milestone.

Vehicle leasing company gets in gear to raise money for St Richard's

Ledbury Reporter: CHEQUE: Nick Saunders (chair of Arval cares committee and head of remarketing), Joel Lund (head of procurement and shared services), Jodi Brandwood (community fundraiser at St Richards Hospice), Mrs Jayne Birch and Brenda Rothwell (procurement manager).

11:58am Thursday 10th July 2014

WORCESTER'S St Richard's Hospice has received more than £2,700 from a major vehicle leasing company in memory of one of its employees.

Solid growth for Solid State

3:09pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

AFTER a fourth straight set of record results, electronics group Solid State is hoping to grow as the economy continues to improve.

Anna and Mat "tri" again

Ledbury Reporter: TRIATHLON: Anna Roby-Welford and Mat Waddington

1:21pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

TWO members of a Worcester law firm will be taking part for the third year running (and swimming and cycling) in the Upton-upon-Severn triathlon on Saturday, July 12.

Got the shorts, got the tops now off for a classic bike ride

Ledbury Reporter: RIDERS:  Organiser  Adam Clayton (second left) and  Adam Rea, Richard Green and James Thompson from QualitySolicitors Parkinson Wright.

12:37pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

MORE than 200 cyclists will be swinging their legs over the saddle on Sunday, July 13, to take part in the first Worcester Classic Bike Ride.

Where there's science, there's money

Ledbury Reporter: SCI-TECH: Julian Davis of HME Technology , John Halton of Engineering UK and Martyn Hale chairman of HME Technology

3:12pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

AROUND 100 science and technology students were given an insight into how to create wealth at the seminar Sci-Tech 2014.

Cat the communicator joins St Richard's

Ledbury Reporter: SUPPORT: Communications specialist Cat  Ainsworth

2:06pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

COMMUNICATIONS and engagement specialist Cat Ainsworth has joined the staff of St Richard's Hospice in Worcester to provide additional support for Helen Griffee, who has been the hospice’s communications manager for the last ten years.

Worcester Uni students a sought after commodity

3:57pm Monday 7th July 2014

UNIVERSITY of Worcester graduates are being snapped up in the workplace, according to a new report.

When school time just isn't enough

Ledbury Reporter: LEARNING: KIP McGrath centre director Sarah Khan with two young students

3:25pm Monday 7th July 2014

KIP McGrath, the international tuition provider, is to open a centre in Barbourne Road,Worcester.

Theo's recipe for a great Greek wedding.

Ledbury Reporter: FATHER OF THE GROOM: Theo Paphitis with Chris and Christalla Ellinas at his son's wedding

2:43pm Monday 7th July 2014

WHEN Dragons' Den star Theo Paphitis wanted caterers for his son's wedding he knew just where to look. Because earlier this year the entrepreneur had chosen a firm from Worcestershire for special mention as part of his Small Business Sunday initiative.

Spetchley Park gardens to receive £1m restoration grant

Ledbury Reporter: RESTORATION: Spetchley Park and its Victorian gardens

10:36am Monday 7th July 2014

SPETCHLEY Park, the Palladian mansion two miles east of Worcester, is to receive more than £1m from the Heritage Lottery Fund towards the restoration of its Victorian gardens.

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