It's good to be back. Lawyer returns after ten year break

Ledbury Reporter: HELLO AGAIN: Sarah Coyne returns to mfg Solicitors

10:14am Friday 29th August 2014

A LITIGATION lawyer has returned to law firm mfg Solicitors following a 10-year career break.

Hello, I'm the local MP. Harriett Baldwin welcomes new company to Malvern's science park

Ledbury Reporter: VISIT: MP Harriett Baldwin on Malvern Science park with former science minister David Willets

9:58am Friday 29th August 2014

A NEW company to the growing cyber security cluster on Malvern Hills Science Park has received a "pleased to meet you" visit from the area's MP Harriett Baldwin.

Coffee and cake anyone? Recruitment firm prepares for national charity day

Ledbury Reporter: GETTING READY: Some of the eResponse team preparing for the World's Biggest Coffee Morning: Inna Shipley, Jennifer Ingram, Stacey Campion, Lina Jadlauskaite and Jessica Brooks

10:31am Thursday 28th August 2014

A WORCESTER recruitment and training firm will be raising vital funds for charity by taking part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

Talk about your company in seven seconds. Breakfast meeting challenge

3:40pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

BUSINESS people will be challenged to deliver a perfect pitch about their company in just seven seconds at a free breakfast meeting in Worcester next month.

Films show work of St Richard's Hospice

Ledbury Reporter: FILMS: St Richard's Hospice, Worcester

2:51pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

AN award winning communications and events company has made two new short films showcasing the care of St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester.

Less chance of meeting the angels at the Angel after heart attack machine installed

Ledbury Reporter: FULLY TRAINED: Angel Hotel staff Megan Lowe and Emma Badger

10:58am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A PERSHORE company is doing its bit to combat heart attacks.

Charity cricket day success bowls hospice over

Ledbury Reporter: SUCCESS:  Rachel Jones of St Richard's Hospice, Worcestershire CCC president John Elliott and his wife Marjorie.

9:38am Wednesday 27th August 2014

ST RICHARD'S Hospice has been bowled over by the success of the president’s charity cricket day at Worcestershire County Cricket Club.

Never mind Dr Who, meet Harriet Baldwin time traveller

Ledbury Reporter: TIME TRAVELLERS: Harriett Baldwin, app designer Michael Brooks and David Crop from the Geological Forum, which hosted the demo

9:10am Wednesday 27th August 2014

WEST WORCESTERSHIRE MP Harriett Baldwin stepped into a virtual time travel machine to take a trip back millions of years for a demo of an innovative geology mobile phone application.

Baking craze hits Chamber of Commerce event

Ledbury Reporter: YUMMY: Chamber staff tuck into some tasty cake ahead of the Great Chamber Bake Off

8:40am Wednesday 27th August 2014

NEVER mind the television show, the real action in the baking kitchen will be taking place on the Three Counties showground Malvern on Thursday, September 18.

Bank funding gives company big lift

Ledbury Reporter: Atwell International founder Russell Walker

1:37pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

ATWELL International, a leading manufacturer and supplier of specialist equipment for lifts in locations from the Houses of Parliament to the Harry Potter movie sets, is expanding following £600,000 funding from Santander Corporate & Commercial.

Industrial estate full again after new firms move in

Ledbury Reporter: POPULARITY: Gemma Butler, of Lambert Smith Hampton.

1:06pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A THRIVING industrial estate is once again fully let following the completion of deals involving four units.

Nothing gets through like a letter, especially in Worcestershire

12:35pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

ROYAL Mail delivered a target-beating performance in the WR postcode area for the first quarter of the financial year 2014-15 with 95.6 per cent of first class mail delivered on time, the next day after posting.

More power - from waste products - to David's elbow

Ledbury Reporter: PROMOTION: David Kinnersley of Fisher German

12:29pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A WORCESTER-based expert in anaerobic digestion has been promoted by chartered surveyors and specialist property consultants Fisher German.

Decorating trade gets top tips

11:52am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THROUGHOUT the autumn, Dulux Decorator Centre Malvern is helping to support the professionalism of the local painting and decorating trade by hosting a programme of activity at its store on Townsend Way.

Communications specialist hits workforce target

Ledbury Reporter: NEW: Sara Lyddy and Mark Roddy.

11:34am Tuesday 26th August 2014

COMMUNICATION, events and production specialist drpgroup has boosted its number of employees to 150.

Care home receives top rating

Ledbury Reporter: CELEBRATIONS: Liz Baker, care home manager and Claire Brookes, deputy manager, with care home staff, residents and relatives

11:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A WORCESTERSHIRE care home has achieved the highest possible national rating for its standard of care.

Top crop of awards for Webbs

Ledbury Reporter: HAPPY: Andy Wrightson (product category manager – leisure;),  Kim Campbell (houseplants manager) , Ed Webb (chairman), Steve Chance (aquatics manager) and Harry Batchelor (tills senior) celebrate Webbs win.

10:48am Tuesday 26th August 2014

WEBBS Garden centre at Wychbold, near Droitwich, has once again come out top of the crops.

UK tax system rubbished by top accountant

Ledbury Reporter: CRITIC: Matthew Lee, managing partner of Bishop Fleming

10:22am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE UK tax system is far too complex, poorly designed and badly managed, according to the head of a Worcester firm of accountants.

Heather takes a soaking for charity

3:55pm Friday 22nd August 2014

WITH everyone from former American presidents (George Bush) to WAGS (Colleen Rooney) getting in on the act, PR executive Heather Mitchell was in good company when she took the ice bucket challenge for charity.

Heather gets wet for charity

3:42pm Friday 22nd August 2014

WITH everyone from former American presidents (George Bush) to WAGS (Colleen Rooney) getting in one the act, Worcester PR executive Heather Mitchell was in good company when she took the ice bucket challenge for charity.

Chamber parties like its 1999 - again.

Ledbury Reporter: WINNER: Chamber chief executive Mike Ashton with competition winner Adam Dziamarski.

2:30pm Friday 22nd August 2014

IT was ties off and hair down for members of Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce as it held its first ever summer party at West Midlands Safari Park.

Packaging company helps Harvey Nichols go green

Ledbury Reporter: TAKE ME HOME:  Hollie Christian-Brookes with one of  Biopac's take me home boxes. tPicture by Nick Toogood. (8436921)

10:04am Friday 22nd August 2014

ECO-FRIENDLY packaging specialist Biopac is supplying its innovative take home boxes to Harvey Nichols top rated OXO Tower restaurant in London.

Youth gets a voice at major construction company

Ledbury Reporter: BOARD: Innovation board members Sara Barnes, Dave Holden, Dan Gamson, Tony Bakewell

9:04am Friday 22nd August 2014

CONSTRUCTION company Speller Metcalfe is building for the future by investing in youth.

Postcode Anywhere develops winning nomination

Ledbury Reporter: EXPERT: Chris Winfield,  lead developer of Postcode Anywhere’s Capture+ solution.

1:59pm Thursday 21st August 2014

SOFTWARE specialist Postcode Anywhere is in line for another major industry award.

Dog training charity floored by firm's £6,000 donation

Ledbury Reporter: FLOORED: Rita Howson (left), chief executive of Support Dogs, Kate Drew, international marketing co-ordinator, Karndean Designflooring and Joanne Ellam, trainer from Support Dogs with Rollo and Cassie.

11:01am Thursday 21st August 2014

A NATIONAL charity which trains dogs to support people with epilepsy, physical disabilities and children with autism has seen its specialist training area transformed by Evesham manufacturer Karndean Designflooring.

Former Worcester student in major Reading station rebuild

Ledbury Reporter: QUANTITY: Jess Hemming worked on Reading Station rebuild

10:45am Thursday 21st August 2014

A FORMER high school student from Worcester has played an important part in the £895m redevelopment of Reading Station.

Grocer in line for major industry awards

9:36am Thursday 21st August 2014

INDEPENDENT grocery retailer Simon Biddle is in line for three top industry awards.

New homes for south Worcestershire

Ledbury Reporter: LAND: Andrew Taylor of Taylor Wimpey

3:31pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

AROUND 75 new homes are likely to be built in south Worcestershire, now Taylor Wimpey has acquired an area of land at Honeybourne, near Evesham for potential development.

What's happening in Tenbury, Harriet asks Tesco bosses

1:26pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

WEST WORCESTERSHIRE MP Harriett Baldwin has been invited to meet Tesco chiefs to discuss the company’s plans to develop a new store in Tenbury Wells.

Webbs dragon crew aims to slay the opposition

Ledbury Reporter: WINNERS: Webbs Garden Centres dragon boat crew

12:49pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

IT might be a long way from Honolulu to West Hagley, but when it comes to dragon boat racing the staff at Webbs Garden Centres are on the crest of a wave.

Retail business jewel in the CrownGate

Ledbury Reporter: JEWEL: Ice Fine owners Ruth and Ian Quartermaine with assistant Sophie Owens (left)

12:12pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A WORCESTER retail jeweller has been listed among the 50 most inspiring independents in the UK jewellery sector.

Investment sale at city business park

Ledbury Reporter: DEAL: Julie Rossiter, senior asset manager at St. Modwen

11:47am Wednesday 20th August 2014

AS the second phase of Worcester's Great Western Business Park gets under way, the investment sale of a compound facility on the initial park has been completed.

Market traders fear for future as council says there's nowhere for them to go

Ledbury Reporter:

9:45am Wednesday 20th August 2014

ANGRY market traders in Worcester say their livelihood is being "killed off" after the council failed to find them a temporary home while their base is revamped.

Phil and friends jog their way to £10,000 for St Richard's

Ledbury Reporter: TEAM LEADER: Philip Serrell in action. John Anyon    514570701

1:02am Wednesday 20th August 2014

AUCTIONEER and antique expert Philip Serrell is not known for being one of Nature's racing snakes. So when a charity effort to raise money for St Richard's Hospice involved a bit of running, the chunky TV personality enlisted some help.

Nothing comic about Richard's retro business success

Ledbury Reporter: Martin Humby (9245789)

1:02am Wednesday 20th August 2014

RICHARD Morrish, a retro TV and film enthusiast from Droitwich, has turned his passion into a successful business. Within a few short months of launching his own online comics and collectables store, the 38-years-old is already turning over a healthy profit and has now launched a sister site specialising in toys and games.

The end to bank cheque queues is in sight.

10:38am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A WORCESTERSHIRE company is playing a major role in speeding up the depositing of bank cheques.

Software specialists in management buyout

Ledbury Reporter: BUYOUT: Chris Guillaume, chief executive of Open International

2:36pm Monday 18th August 2014

THERE has been a management buyout at Worcester software specialists Open International.

Make a Will and support Daisy Chain

Ledbury Reporter: EXPERT: Dawn Cash, Wills expert at Waldrons Solicitors

12:45pm Monday 18th August 2014

A WORCESTER law firm is offering to draw up free Wills in exchange for a donation to the Daisy Chain Benevolent Fund Trust.

Telecoms company expands with LEP support

11:55am Monday 18th August 2014

A RAPIDLY growing Worcestershire telecoms and IT company has become the 100th business to be supported by an innovative programme which helps firms expand.

Top health and safety accreditation for waste water firm

Ledbury Reporter: WORKING CAREFULLY:  An OnSite Central team in action

11:16am Monday 18th August 2014

A WASTE water company from Worcester has been awarded one of the industry's top health and safety accreditations.

Aztec takes the plunge at activity centre

Ledbury Reporter: ACTIVITY: Windsurfing lesson at Upton Warren

10:54am Monday 18th August 2014

THERE'S a new hand on the tiller at Upton Warren activity centre, near Droitwich, where Pershore-based Aztec Adventure has taken over management for Worcestershire County Council.

Floorer clicks into gear with top award

Ledbury Reporter: AWARD: Robert Evans (right) receives his certificate from Darren Robinson, training manager at Quick-Step Academy for Excellence in Flooring

10:13am Monday 18th August 2014

FLOOR installer Robert Evans has become one of the first in his industry to gain a major new qualification.

Good news for Worcestershire's motor industry

Ledbury Reporter: SURVEY: Russell Tuck, Consilium Group co-founder

8:52am Monday 18th August 2014

SOARING demand for cars and components should mean good new for Worcestershire manufacturers and their workers according to a survey by an industry recruitment specialist.

Showcasing new social enterprise in Malvern

Ledbury Reporter: ON DISPLAY:  Photographs taken by Shuttlesphere founderJohn Wynn

9:59am Friday 15th August 2014

A MALVERN business has helped mark the launch of a new social enterprise in the town by entering its photographs in a local competition.

Law team cycle to Paris for charity

Ledbury Reporter: WE MADE IT: Nicola and Wayne Thomas in Paris

9:26am Friday 15th August 2014

THE pedal power of two Worcester solicitors has raised nearly £500 for local charities.

Mitchell lands a deal with estate agency firm

Ledbury Reporter: DONE DEAL: Mitchell Warburton signs with RA Bennett

2:28pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Mitchell Warburton has clinched his first deal in the property world.

Farming photograph wins place in calendar

Ledbury Reporter: WINNER: The winning photograph called Feeding Time.

12:27pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A PHOTOGRAPH taken in the Welsh border country of a farmer feeding his sheep has won a place in the 2015 calendar of a Worcestershire auctioneers and valuers.

Free guide available as workplace pension deadline looms

Ledbury Reporter: ADVICE: Iain Chadwick of Johnson Fleming

2:57pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

WITH the three-year automatic pension re-enrolment deadline looming in 2015, an independent workplace pensions and employee benefits specialist has launched the first in a series of informational guides aimed at reducing risk and ensuring full compliance for employers.

The go greener Co-op

1:45pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

THE Midcounties Co-operative, which covers Worcestershire and Herefordshire, has been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard, recognising its reduction of energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.

Celebrate the future of business at Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards

11:27am Tuesday 12th August 2014

THE future stars of business in the county will be celebrated at the Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2014 ceremony later this year.

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