Beacon accountants heading for the top

Cotswold Journal: FINALIST: Katherine Baines(left) and client manager Sally Stimson

9:58am Friday 12th September 2014

A MALVERN firm of accountants is in line for a major national award.

Swinging Sixties showcase in The Shambles

Cotswold Journal: FAB: Taking Shape store manager Blair Stone in Sixties mode.

8:29am Friday 12th September 2014

THE days of miniskirts, monochrome and Lambretta scooters return to Worcester when a ladies store stages a 1960s fashion show.

Bake a business cake for chamber of commerce expo

Cotswold Journal: JUDGE:  celebrity chef Felice Tocchini

1:55pm Thursday 11th September 2014

BUSINESSES have only until Thursday, September 18 to dust off their cook books and bake some tasty cakes for the Great Chamber Bake off at Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce's upcoming Business Expo.

How to pay the children's school fees. Free seminar to point the way.

1:39pm Thursday 11th September 2014

SALARY sacrifice schemes are making it easier to fund children at independent schools and now an audit, tax and advisory firm is holding a seminar to explain who qualifies and the benefits that can be achieved.

Nothing like a wood pillow for a good night's sleep

Cotswold Journal: GIFT: Lower primates section leader Nicola Wright with some of the donated woodwool

1:19pm Thursday 11th September 2014

NEVER mind a duck down duvet, when a chimpanzee wants a good night sleep it puts its head down on shredded wood.

Second guide issued by workplace pensions specialist

Cotswold Journal: ADVICE: Iain Chadwick, consultancy director at Johnson Fleming

11:42am Thursday 11th September 2014

INDEPENDENT workplace pensions and employee benefits specialist Johnson Fleming has launched the second in a series of free auto-enrolment and re-enrolment guides.

More Worcester entrepreneurs take advantage of start-up loans scheme

11:20am Thursday 11th September 2014

WORCESTER is one of the top performing areas in the county for take up of the Government's start-up loans scheme, with 25 businesses in the city now assisted through a total support package worth £118,100.

Busfest just the ticket for military charity

Cotswold Journal: YEEHAA: Hero the Bear (Help for Heroes volunteer Eden Tyrell of  Malvern) riding the bucking VW Beetle

10:29am Thursday 11th September 2014

MALVERN Help for Heroes raised more than £2,000 during the recent three day Busfest event on the Three Counties showground.

Store staff Asda go on a bike for charity

Cotswold Journal: CHARITY: Asda staff add pedal power

2:37pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

NEVER mind the Tour of Britain, staff at a Worcestershire Asda have raised £450 for the NSPCC’s ChildLine Schools Service after holding a sponsored in-store cycle.

Caro's sweet autumn collection of artworks

Cotswold Journal: PARTY: Caro Sweet with guests Nick and Cathy Dickinson of Elementa Garden Design

10:44am Wednesday 10th September 2014

HER studio was bursting at the seams when innovative artist Caro Sweet held a VIP opening night party to showcase her new autumn collection.

New man leading garage fleet leasing operation

Cotswold Journal: NEW MAN: Luke Yarrington, leading fleet operations

9:04am Wednesday 10th September 2014

THERE'S a new business development manager at Volkswagen dealership South Hereford Garages.

Pedal power for children's heart charity

Cotswold Journal: LEGS: The cycling team from Open GI and PowerPlace

8:42am Wednesday 10th September 2014

EIGHT staff from Open GI and PowerPlace have successfully completed a 50 mile bike ride, raising more than £1,300 for Libby Mae’s Little Angels, the charity that helps children born with heart defects.

Cleaning firm polishes image with new media campaign

Cotswold Journal: .   CLEANER: Matt Martin is on the left (wearing glasses), Heather Mitchell (Spontex PR) in the middle and Robin Dorman on the right.

3:26pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

MAPA Spontex, the UK's leading branded supplier of cleaning tools and gloves, is aiming to clean up with a TV campaign run through media independent TCS Media, based in Foregate Street, Worcester.

Hunt on for top local businesses

Cotswold Journal: ORCHID: Catherine Bray, Blue Orchid area manager

3:23pm Monday 8th September 2014

THE hunt is on for Worcestershire’s most successful entrepreneurs and start up businesses, as nominations for the Worcestershire Business Awards have opened.

Andy's the best in the west at building

1:52pm Monday 8th September 2014

SITE manager Andy Shaw has staked a claim to become one of the best house-builders in the UK, having been named as a West regional champion in NHBC’s 34th annual Pride in the Job Awards.

Airport passenger numbers go sky high

1:10pm Monday 8th September 2014

BIRMINGHAM Airport has recorded the busiest month in its 75 year history, as more than one million passengers passed through during August.

Two new names on the desk at city PR firm

Cotswold Journal: NEW: Rhys Davies and Sam Jones

1:02pm Monday 8th September 2014

THERE have been two new appointments at Worcester agency GD PR & Media, which is based in the St John's area of the city.

PM aid to give insight into life at Westminster

8:53am Monday 8th September 2014

POLITICS followers will get a rare insight into life at Westminster when the Prime Minister's parliamentary aide Gavin Williamson MP visits Worcestershire.

Engineering firm starts expansion programme

Cotswold Journal: EXPANDING: Managing director Chris Oscroft and apprentice Ollie Morris

8:39am Monday 8th September 2014

A WORCESTERSHIRE engineering firm has relocated to a larger site and made substantial investments as it looks to move with the economic upturn.

Landlords warned the tax man is watching you.

Cotswold Journal: WARNING: Anthony Middleton of  Ormerod Rutter

8:52am Friday 5th September 2014

LANDLORDS are being urged to declare income from their properties or face the risk of severe penalties.

Business centre donation makes life better for young people

Cotswold Journal: FUN: Young Edward enjoys a typical outing with Malvern Special Families

8:44am Friday 5th September 2014

AN organisation that helps children and young people with disabilities has received help from a local business centre after a fund raising drive.

Dental colleagues know the drill for charity bike ride

Cotswold Journal: PHEW: Kevin Fieldhouse, Daniel Young and Simon Young

3:30pm Thursday 4th September 2014

THREE dental colleagues from Malvern took part in an epic cycling event around Malvern Hills to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester.

Tips from Neil on how to wipe the board in business

Cotswold Journal: MARKETING: Daisy Group’s marketing director Kate O’Brien

2:44pm Thursday 4th September 2014

ONE of Worcestershire’s most successful entrepreneurs has been selected to contribute to a new free online resource which has been launched to offer support and guidance to growing UK businesses.

Volunteers needed to help at Hive code club

Cotswold Journal: COLLABORATION:  Victoria Williams, information and learning services adviser at The Hive and Mike Cook, chief information officer of Postcode Anywhere.

2:00pm Thursday 4th September 2014

THE Hive in Worcester, the public and university library and history centre, is planning to set up a code club for children this autumn in collaboration with local technology company Postcode Anywhere and is looking for experienced volunteers to help run it

New family lawyer for Worcester's oldest law firm

Cotswold Journal: HELLO: Collaborative family lawyer Pat Beeching (right) with HallmarkHulme partner Lesley Bartlett.

1:26pm Thursday 4th September 2014

AN experienced collaborative family lawyer has joined Worcester practice HallmarkHulme.

Ho Ho Ho. Could you be Father, or presumably Mother, Christmas?

Cotswold Journal: SANTA: Elf Nicky Bright waiting for the right person to fill Webbs Father Christmas suit

11:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

IT may only be the start of autumn, but garden centre staff at Webbs, Wychbold are looking for the perfect person to help bring the magic of Christmas to customers.

Group name goes in drp rebrand

Cotswold Journal: NEW LOOK: Richard Hingley group creative director and Dale Parmenter group chief executive

10:31am Thursday 4th September 2014

THE award winning communications and events company formerly known as drp Group is rebranding. It will now be known simply as drp.

Clearview sees the way to appoint new apprentice

Cotswold Journal: NEW: Burgess Ellison, Clearview IT apprentice

9:39am Thursday 4th September 2014

A NEW IT apprentice has been appointed at Worcester-based soft company Clearview

Lawyers cycle 115 miles for charity without leaving their office

Cotswold Journal: EFFORT: Property litigation lawyer Stefania Fulford in training

3:40pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A TRIO from Worcester law firm Thursfields is aiming to complete the 115 mile fourth stage of the Tour of Britain without moving an inch.

Tricorn does a deal to shed aerospace business

Cotswold Journal: DEAL ADVISER: Richard Wilkey of Harrison Clark Rickerbys

1:21pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

TRICORN Group, the Malvern based holding company for a group of companies that develop and manufacture industrial pipe solutions, has sold an aerospace business.

Don't dump, donate to St Richard's Hospice

9:35am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

WEBBS Garden Centre at Wychbold, near Droitwich is holding its annual Donate, Don’t Dump Day for St Richard’s Hospice.

Estate agent moves home

Cotswold Journal: MOVING: Stephanie Doolittle (left) and Demi Owen of Halls Worcester residential team pack for the move.

9:13am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A WORCESTER estate agency is waving goodbye to the high street and moving to modern purpose-built offices on the edge of the city with easier parking.

New style for Upton hair salon

Cotswold Journal: MOVE: Jane Withers and Helen Jackson

1:22pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

ONE of Upton upon Severn's most popular hair salons has picked up its hair dryers and moved across town.

Milestone school for Worcester accountants

12:10pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

BISHOP Fleming, the specialist academy schools accountants, has signed its 150th academy school client.

Gemma a gem of a beauty therapist

Cotswold Journal: FINALS:   Gemma Marskell-Stewart in national finals

11:16am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A BEAUTY therapist student from Bretforton, near Evesham is in line for a top industry award.

Storage firm on a legal high

Cotswold Journal: STORING: Michael Whitefoot and Colin Box

9:42am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

BUSINESS is stacking up for Hartlebury-based records management specialists Whitefoot-Forward.

Female bosses get boost from broadband fund

Cotswold Journal: BACKED: Minister for women Nicky Morgan supports new broadband fund

3:28pm Monday 1st September 2014

PROSPECTS for women business owners and budding female entrepreneurs have been given a boost in Worcestershire.

Hadrian was here, now it's npower

Cotswold Journal: STEPPING OUT: Jenny Read and sister Zoe Melarkey

2:19pm Monday 1st September 2014

FOLLOWING in the footsteps of the Romans, three employees from npower's Worcester hub trekked 26 miles along Hadrian's Wall in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Law firm opts to help Women's Aid

12:25pm Monday 1st September 2014

WEST Mercia Women’s Aid has been chosen as charity of the year at one of Worcestershire’s major law firms.

A flywheel for your Porsche? Certainly Sir.

11:29am Monday 1st September 2014

HIGH street automotive retailer Halfords, which has its headquarters in Worcestershire, has reinvigorated and relaunched its car parts business.

Worcester Bosch hot tip for top awards

Cotswold Journal: VISIT: Worcester Bosch managing director Carl Arntzen talks to former Prime Minister Gordon Brown during a visit to the company's headquarters

10:19am Monday 1st September 2014

WORCESTER, Bosch Group has made it on to the shortlist for the Works Management Factory of the Year and is in line to pick up a whole clutch of category wins.

Lottery winner's generous gesture

Cotswold Journal: RETIRING: Peter Hill (centre) with hospice chairman John Bawden and fundraising manager Rachel Jones at a charity cricket day.

10:09am Monday 1st September 2014

SOON-to-be retiring solicitor Peter Hill from Little Witley, near Worcester won £3,000 on the Hospices Lottery and then in a generous gesture of support for St Richard’s Hospice, promptly donated £300 back to the charity.

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

Cotswold Journal: 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

Cotswold Journal: 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

Cotswold Journal: 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

Cotswold Journal: 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

Cotswold Journal: 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

Cotswold Journal: 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

Cotswold Journal: 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.

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