M5 service station to host office facilities

Ledbury Reporter:

9:23am Tuesday 29th July 2014

WORKERS who pull over at a Worcestershire service station in the future will be able to pick up more than a drink and something to eat, thanks to a new facility.

Malvern Instruments goes fishing over the Pond

Ledbury Reporter: WELCOME TO MALVERN; The Malvern MicroCal team pictured at the company’s facility in Northampton, Massachusetts.

11:23am Friday 25th July 2014

AWARD winning micro technology company Malvern Instruments Ltd has made two American acquisitions to extend its portfolio of analytical solutions for the rapidly advancing biopharmaceutical industry.

Adsa way to save time

Ledbury Reporter: 3014659001. 23/07/14. Left to right - Click and collect section leader Nicole Branch and General Store Manager Penny Reynolds launch the new 'click and collect' service at Asda in Lowesmoor. Picture by Nick Toogood. (8553420)

2:02pm Thursday 24th July 2014

ASDA in Worcester's St Martins Quarter, is introducing a new service for customers who will be able to order on line and then collect at the store saving shopping time.

Legal high for Worcester solicitor

Ledbury Reporter: DON'T LOOK DOWN: Mark Pittaway on the side of Portland Bill lighthouse

11:40am Thursday 24th July 2014

IN case Mark Pittaway's clients don't recognise him 100ft up in the air, this is what he looks like on the ground.

Worcester jobs lost as Unipart Automotive car parts firm goes into administration

Ledbury Reporter:

12:45pm Thursday 24th July 2014

UNIPART Automotive - one of the UK's largest suppliers of car parts and garage equipment - has gone into administration with the loss of more than 1,200 jobs, including eight in Worcester.

Major client win for marketing agency

Ledbury Reporter: WINNERS: Members of GBW's community  affairs team,Georgina Curtis-Iddiols, Richard Harris and Tess Randles

10:50am Thursday 24th July 2014

AWARD winning marketing agency Gough Bailey Wright has added a further two clients to its specialist public affairs and community engagement portfolio.

Jobs lost across Worcestershire and Herefordshire as car parts firm collapses

10:34am Thursday 24th July 2014

A TOTAL of 26 jobs have been lost across Worcestershire and Herefordshire following the collapse of Unipart Automotive Ltd, , one of the UK’s largest independent suppliers of car parts, workshop consumables and garage equipment.

Now its only ten hours from Brum to Beijing

Ledbury Reporter: WELCOME: The flight from China touches down to a traditional airport welcome

10:02am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE landing of the UK's first direct flight from China into a non-London airport took place when a China Southern A330-200 touched down at Birmingham after a five thousand mile, 10 hour flight from Beijing.

Beauty is a warehouse unit

9:22am Thursday 24th July 2014

BEAUTY is in eye of the beholder and for Therapy 2000 it is a factory warehouse on the Hunt End Industrial Estate in Redditch.

Family tragedy inspired technology specialist's fund raising campaign

Ledbury Reporter: FUNDS: Ed Baker hands his latest charity cheque to Mandie Fitzgerald of Acorns Children's Hospice

9:11am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE loss of his three-week-old child and a tour of a Worcester hospice spurred technology specialist Ed Baker into a three-year fundraising campaign.

Four SpecSavers get down and dirty for Cancer Research

Ledbury Reporter: MUCKY GIRLS: Vicky Fellows, Alex Kuligowski – who are both opticians – Becky Fielding, a contact lense optician, and Sadie Bannister, optical assistant

4:02pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FOUR "muddy marvels" from a Stourport-on-Severn opticians took part in the Race for Life event at Cofton Park in Birmingham.

Vax opens new research and development facility

3:41pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

DROITWICH floorcare manufacturer Vax is building new research and development facilities in Birmingham city centre to house a team of more than 50 engineers.

Jane's the name, training's the game. College award for training officer

Ledbury Reporter: AWARD WINNER; Jane Juniper of First Response Training

2:43pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A PERSHORE based training provider which operates across the UK, has had the outstanding contributions of a member of its team recognised by a local college.

MP offers to find work experience opportunities for long term unemployed

Ledbury Reporter: Harriett Baldwin chats with employer liaison coordinator Helen Savin and client Lynn Smith.

9:33am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

HARRIETT Baldwin has offered to help source work experience opportunities so long-term unemployed people can prepare for returning to work.

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.

Ledbury Reporter: (8474794)

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.






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