Apprenticeship programme increases at commercial cleaning firm

Ledbury Reporter: PROMOTED: Former DeepClean apprentice Matt Matt Thorneycroft, who has now been promoted.

1:06pm Friday 31st October 2014

COMMERCIAL cleaning company DeepClean has decided to increase its apprenticeship programme and wants to "nurture new talent in an 'on the job' way."

Free business breakfast offers creative ideas.

10:52am Friday 31st October 2014

COMPANIES can discover the benefits of creativity at a free breakfast meeting on Tuesday, November 18.

Hiking and biking on Lake District challenge for charity

Ledbury Reporter: GOT THERE  IN THE END: Wealth Group's Richard Babb, Matt Allen, Nico Kontou-Goymer and Lee Spooner

10:49am Friday 31st October 2014

A TEAM of financial advisers from The Wealth Group of Queens Road, Evesham navigated some of the toughest peaks in the Lake District on foot and by bike in a race which saw them raise thousands of pounds for charity.

Villages compete to be top of the shops

9:56am Friday 31st October 2014

TWO village shops are to go head to head in a contest to find the UK's best local shopping experience.

Senior tax specialist joins county law firm

Ledbury Reporter: WELCOME: Maynard Burton, chairman of mfg Solicitors, Stephen Meredith and Valerie Robinson.

9:31am Friday 31st October 2014

LAW firm mfg Solicitors has strengthened its private client division with the appointment of a senior tax specialist.

Homebase helps Ruth design her new career

Ledbury Reporter: CAREER: Ruth Southall and Homebase HR director John Shaw.

9:23am Friday 31st October 2014

RUTH Southall has designs on a career in interior designing.

Outdoor specialist helps community groups outdoors

Ledbury Reporter: DONATING: Worcester Rohan manager Nigel Mee

4:08pm Thursday 30th October 2014

AN outdoor clothing specialist has helped to collect more than 9,000 donated items of clothing in a nationwide campaign to aid community groups.

Business support coming to a high street near you

Ledbury Reporter: ADVICE: Rob Cartwright offering business support.

3:11pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A BUSINESSMAN man with a passion for encouraging enterprise will be bringing one-to-one business support and executive coaching skills to high streets throughout Worcestershire as part of the Barclays Business in Banking Halls programme.

Surge in demand for industrial space in Worcester

2:45pm Thursday 30th October 2014

REGENERATION specialist St. Modwen is accelerating plans to deliver industrial space across its Worcester developments following a surge in interest and a shortage in supply.

Little Green Sheep bleating the competition

Ledbury Reporter: FULL TEAM: Samantha Owen, Mark Nicholls, Paul Maurice, John Harrold, Helen Nicholls, Lucy Townsend, Charlotte Manns, Sarah Holehouse, Candice Hill, Emma Alexander, Hayley Baily, Vicki Johnston, Rosie Pritchard, Roger Allen

2:39pm Thursday 30th October 2014

ORGANIC baby brandThe Little Green Sheep is proving to be a leader of the business flock having just won best organic brand at the annual Nursery Industry awards for the second successive year.

County small businesses urged to go nuclear

11:37am Thursday 30th October 2014

SMALL manufacturers in Worcestershire are set to benefit from specialist support to access the UK’s rapidly developing £60bn civil nuclear new build programme and significant opportunities in decommissioning.

Three new partners at chartered accountants

Ledbury Reporter: NEW: Ormerod Rutter’s three new partners Jon Roberts, Alex Dyer and Andy Hunt.

11:25am Thursday 30th October 2014

EXPANDING county practice Ormerod Rutter Chartered Accountants has appointed three new partners.

Free seminar to protect business interests

9:50am Thursday 30th October 2014

BUSINESS owners are being offered expert advice into how they can protect their investment and business interests at a free November seminar.

New computer business set up by former college "naughty boy"

Ledbury Reporter: OPEN: Brett Hollis and his new premises

6:50pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

SOMETIMES its good to be bad, as IT student Brett Hollis found out.

No more Full Monty days at Worcester Jobcentre says Esther

Ledbury Reporter: FULL MONTY: Employment  minister Esther McVey, but not on her way to Worcester Jobcentre

1:41pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

OLD-fashioned signing-on, job cards in windows, and Full Monty-style dole queues have been consigned to the past as Worcester Jobcentre in Sansome Street is among those to undergo a digital revolution.

Happy first birthday for media training club

Ledbury Reporter: IN THE CLUB: CGM Business Media Club members David Emery and Pauline Newcombe with Chris and Teresa Green of Chris Green Media.

1:21pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A THRIVING media training club launched by Worcester-based consultancy Chris Green Media has celebrated its first anniversary.

Uni student Chris joins Bosch programme

Ledbury Reporter: SIGNED UP: University of Worcester student Chris Watling

10:19am Wednesday 29th October 2014

SPENDING a year with one of the UK’s leading thermotechnology firms has proved hugely beneficial to University of Worcester business student Chris Watling.

County manor house takes two top tourism awards

Ledbury Reporter: HAPPY: Finalists at Visit Worcestershire Awards of Excellence

9:53am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A SOUTH Worcestershire manor house business has won two top awards in the county's main tourism competition.

Bosch turns heat up on engineers week

Ledbury Reporter: ENGINEER: Worcester Bosch design engineer James Drewnick

8:56am Wednesday 29th October 2014

HEATING giant Worcester Bosch is one of the major names supporting Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, which runs from November 3-7 and aims to encourage UK talent to take up engineering as a career.

Pink day raises £400 at medical law firm

Ledbury Reporter: PINK: Staff at Medical Accident Group in the pink, some of them anyway

2:53pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

STAFF at Medical Accident Group raised £400 when they took part in Wear It Pink day to aid breast cancer research.

Law firm and bank charity stars for Snoezelen

Ledbury Reporter: Jenny Clayton (relationship director), John Hyde (senior relationship director), Sarah Hands (relationship manager) and Chris Hallam (regional director for business and development) all of Santander, Jane Roberts (chief executive Worcester Snoezelen) and

2:07pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A WORCESTER-based law firm and a bank have combined to help a charity which provides services to people with disabilities by renovating a multi-sensory star tunnel.

Floor company rolls out the red carpet

1:45pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A Bromsgrove-based flooring company is set to extend the red carpet treatment with a new warehouse aimed at both the trade and the public.

Battenhall tops the list at social media awards

Ledbury Reporter: WINNERS: The Battenhall team at the UK Social Media Awards.

11:13am Tuesday 28th October 2014

SOCIAL media consultancy Battenhall, named after the area of Worcester where its founder grew up, has won best small agency in the UK Social Media Awards.

Local franchise in line for national startup award

Ledbury Reporter: FINALISTS: Vance and Sue Parsons owners of Driver Hire Hereford and Worcester

9:35am Tuesday 28th October 2014

DRIVER Hire Hereford and Worcester has been nominated for franchise of the year in this year’s national Startups Awards.

Strictly Worcestershire takes the floor again in May

Ledbury Reporter: KEEP DANCING: Free Radio DJ Hursty and dance partner Laura Bligh

8:43am Tuesday 28th October 2014

CHARITY dance spectacular Strictly Worcestershire returns in May with organisers vowing it will be bigger, better and bolder than this year’s debut event.

Women inspired at annual business conference

Ledbury Reporter: INSPIRATION: Sophie Carrigill, captain of GB womens' wheelchair basketball team, on stage at the Women's Business Conference at Malvern.

3:47pm Monday 27th October 2014

MORE than 70 businesswomen from across Worcestershire and Herefordshire attended the annual Women's Business Conference at the Abbey Hotel, Malvern.

Floor company lays down a welcome for new showroom opening

Ledbury Reporter: CHEERS: Jay Forrester, Karndean showroom manager, John Wright, operations director, Scott Cochrane, retail sales director, Paul Barratt, managing director and Greg Parker, finance director.

2:57pm Monday 27th October 2014

EVESHAM based luxury vinyl flooring specialist Karndean Designflooring has cut the ribbon on its newly refurbished state-of-the-art showroom.

Law firm retains quality status

Ledbury Reporter: QUALITY: Veronica Beard, compliance manager, and Rebecca Widdowson, managing partner

2:42pm Monday 27th October 2014

WORCESTER’S oldest law firm HallmarkHulme has retained its Lexcel status.

Paralegals join expanding county law firm

Ledbury Reporter: WELCOME: Ali Maqadas and Laura Willis

2:35pm Monday 27th October 2014

LEGAL firm Thomas Guise has welcomed three new paralegals to its team.

Blinds business goes on-line

Ledbury Reporter: MOVING: Phil Walden of Worcester Blinds

1:26pm Monday 27th October 2014

A BLINDS company that has been operating in Worcester since 1980 is moving online.

Future's looking good for hair and beauty salon

Ledbury Reporter: INVESTMENT: Stacey Tudor(left) and Lauren Alekna with members of their team

8:50am Monday 27th October 2014

TWO businesswomen who took over a hair and beauty salon 12 months ago have launched ambitious future plans.

Final deal fills office development

9:30am Friday 24th October 2014

REGENERATION specialist St. Modwen has completed the final deal at its modern office development The Oaks in Redditch.

Free business workshop to prepare for 2015

9:22am Friday 24th October 2014

THE Small Business Clinic is running a free workshop for business owners titled Four Ways to Grow Your Business, to help them get their companies ready for 2015. The workshop will be held at the Abbey Hotel in Malvern on Tuesday, November 11 from 9.30am until 12.30pm.

David Lloyd club has £1m facelift

Ledbury Reporter: FIT: David Lloyd Leisure members work out

8:44am Friday 24th October 2014

DAVID Lloyd Leisure's £1m refurbishment of its Bromsgrove club is due to be completed next month.

Who's bright idea was this? Firms complete endurance challenge in foul weather for charity

Ledbury Reporter: TOP TEAM: Jaga Heating

4:04pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A LEDBURY heating company proved hot stuff when it took part in a charity endurance challenge.

Eight come at once. Worcester gets new buses

Ledbury Reporter: EIGHT: New buses all in a row

1:28pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

EIGHT brand new, state-of-the-art buses have been introduced by First on services operating in Worcester.

Nail polish amnesty to aid hospice

Ledbury Reporter: POLISH: Amy Austin discusses new nail polish with a customer

10:57am Thursday 23rd October 2014

LADIES, or in these enlightened days even the odd gentleman, who aren't sure what to do with old bottles of nail polish now have the answer.

House building increases as economy picks up

10:19am Thursday 23rd October 2014

MORE new homes are being built in the West Midlands than at any time since 2007.

Broadband rolling out faster than expected across county

9:47am Thursday 23rd October 2014

PLANS to roll-out superfast broadband across Worcestershire are three months ahead of schedule.

Businesses can improve overseas ambitions during Export Week

9:35am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

BUSINESSES are being urged to take advantage of the facilities offered during UK Trade & Investment's Export Week.

Local brainpower helps new Worcester charity

Ledbury Reporter: QUIZMASTERS: SME Solicitors' Yvonne Tivey and Guy Salter.

9:17am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE combined brain power of more than 20 local businesses raised £1,000 for Worcester charity Frankie’s Legacy at a quiz night organised by SME Solicitors at the New Road headquarters of Worcestershire County Cricket Club.

Rainbow nation of business people at Sixways event

Ledbury Reporter: SPEAKER: Peter Johnson of  Project  in Mind and Kathryn Wagstaff of  Finditinworcestershire,

8:49am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ARE you a red, blue, green or yellow business person? Not sure? Then you should have been at a breakfast meeting at Worcester's Sixways stadium.

Technology company proves a beacon of success

Ledbury Reporter: LAUNCH: Ventutec managing director Kevin Savage

4:02pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

NEW smartphone technology designed to increase sales and "enhance the brand experience" has been created by a Worcester company.

Meetings to offer free business advice

3:23pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

BUSINESSES can gain access to valuable advice and funded support at a series of free network breakfast meetings acrossWorcestershire in the coming weeks.

Construction company climbs the ladder of success with fire station project

Ledbury Reporter: AWARD WINNER: Malvern's new fire station

3:18pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A WORCESTERSHIRE construction company has taken two top awards in a search to find the UK's best builders.

Construction company climbs the ladder of success with fire station project

Ledbury Reporter: AWARD WINNER: Malvern's new fire station

3:15pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A WORCESTERSHIRE construction company has taken two top awards in a search to find the UK's best builders.

Swipe me, I've won a flight on easyJet. Mariachi band serenades Worcester mum's success

Ledbury Reporter: 18/10/14 Nectar at Homebase, Worcester: (11697198)

2:29pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A BARBERSHOP quartet and a mariachi band jumped out of a giant purple vending machine the height of a double decker bus to surprise shoppers in Worcester with an impromptu performance.

Builders in the pink for charity

Ledbury Reporter: IN THE PINK: Sales adviser Lucy Sutherland and the team at Broadheath Meadows

10:57am Tuesday 21st October 2014

BRICKIES - and sales staff - on a Worcester new homes development will be getting in the pink to help raise awareness of breast cancer.

Shall I be mother? Harriett takes tea with technology company

Ledbury Reporter: (11714275)

10:53am Tuesday 21st October 2014

IT was tea for two when West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin joined a Malvern technology company to discuss its stunning progress in the last 12 months.

Shortlist announced for county's major apprenticeship awards

9:58am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE shortlist has been announced for Worcestershire biggest apprentices competition of the year.

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