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

Evesham Journal: 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

Evesham Journal: 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

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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.

Free update for business accountants

Evesham Journal: ADVICE: Rob Gunn, heads tax team

9:34am Tuesday 21st October 2014

ACCOUNTANTS working directly within businesses are being offered a free annual update by national audit, tax and advisory firm Crowe Clark Whitehill.

Sign up to work experience scheme, Harriett tells businesses

Evesham Journal: SIGNED UP: Harriett Baldwin with a group of new graduates and apprentices from QinetiQ, who have signed up to the work experience scheme.

2:15pm Monday 20th October 2014

BUSINESSES are being urged to join a scheme which matches students with work experience opportunities.

Financial planner wins top award for top advice

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

12:52pm Monday 20th October 2014

A BROMSGROVE financial planning firm has won a top national award for the quality of advice it gives to clients.

Across town move for accountants

8:19am Monday 20th October 2014

A GROWING accountancy and business advisory firm is moving across town in Bromsgrove.

Co-op cares and shares with young people's charity

Evesham Journal: DONATION: Jayne Preece - Midcounties customer services assistant, Julie Ford Midcounties colleague, Caroline Hamilton,  Wyre Forest Nightstop Charity volunteer, Julia Grebes,  Wyre Forest Nightstop Charity volunteer co-ordinator, Simon Hartland, Midcounti

11:33am Friday 17th October 2014

YOUNG homeless people have been given a helping hand following a donation from the Midcounties Co-operative Food store in Kidderminster.

Staff's chance to "pie a suit" for charity

Evesham Journal: FUNDRAISERS: Johnson Fleming staff at their charity netball tournament

10:40am Friday 17th October 2014

WORKPLACE pensions specialist Johnson Fleming has raised more than £400 for its chosen charity of the year, young persons cancer supporter CLIC Sargent, with a series of fundraising events.

Worcester businesses vote on future of city centre management company

Evesham Journal: Launch of Worcester BID with marketing and events officer Nadja von Dahlen, head of Worcester BID Adrian Field and crime reduction manager Jack Hince.

9:37am Friday 17th October 2014

WORCESTER businesses are about to have their say on the future of the city centre's management company.

Malvern cyber company supplies the Government - and that's official

8:58am Friday 17th October 2014

MALVERN technology specialist Deep-Secure has been appointed a supplier of cyber security products to the British government.

Chamber up for another pot.

2:27pm Thursday 16th October 2014

HEREFORDSHIRE & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce, which is currently the UK's Chamber of the Year, has been nominated for another award, this time in the Midlands region.

The magnificent seven of top county law firm

Evesham Journal: PARTNER: Robert Weston recommended for second year in succession

2:08pm Thursday 16th October 2014

SEVEN solicitors from a single Worcestershire law firm have been named among the best in the business by the Legal 500, the legal profession's referral guide.

Two new faces in law firm's conveyancing department

Evesham Journal: TEAM: Thomas Horton conveyancing team with  Laura Faye Edmunds (far left) and  Rowena Slater-Reay  (third right)

10:39am Thursday 16th October 2014

THER are two new names on the desks at Worcestershire law firm Thomas Horton LLP Solicitors.

MP urges companies to adopt cyber security audits to prevent being exposed

Evesham Journal: VICTIM:  Actress Jennifer Lawrence had personal photos stolen

9:55am Thursday 16th October 2014

WEST Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin has called on companies to audit their cyber security as a wave of cyber thefts hits the online community.

Mike waxes lyrical about new candle business

Evesham Journal: CANDLE:  Mike Carroll (striped sweater) serves customers in his new shop

9:19am Thursday 16th October 2014

MIKE Carroll's new business idea in Worcester is certainly not to be sniffed at.

National role for Steve in expanding carpet company

Evesham Journal: NEW ROLE: Steve Glover of Brockway Carpets

8:49am Thursday 16th October 2014

BROCKWAY Carpets’ Steve Glover has been promoted to national sales manager as part of the company’s continuing expansion plans.

Most successful year yet sees Gravity company lift-off

Evesham Journal: HAPPY: Caron Crawford and Simon Rice, directors of  Gravity Credit Control

2:56pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

GRAVITY Credit Control is defying its own name by taking off and moving to larger premises.

No need to pay for business rate advice, firms told.

1:26pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

SMALL businesses are being urged not to pay third parties for advice on getting discounts on their business rates.

Local economy still recovering, just a bit more slowly

Evesham Journal: CHAMBER CHIEF: Mike Ashton, Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce chief executive

1:17pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

ALTHOUGH the economy has slowed in some areas, progress continues to be made in Worcestershire and Herefordshire.

Voting now open in business awards competition

11:53am Wednesday 15th October 2014

PUBLIC voting has now opened for one of Worcestershire's top business competitions.

Banking group backing student success

Evesham Journal: SUCCESS: Lloyds Scholar Emily Gotch

10:14am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A WORCESTERSHIRE student has just started life at university with the support of a unique programme from Lloyds Banking Group.

Airport launches 'working place' for business

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9:38am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A  NEW drop-in workplace for mobile and flexible workers has opened at Birmingham Airport, situated within a short walk of the check-in and arrivals area.

Law firm makes finals of Legal 500 Awards

Evesham Journal: HEAD: Heath Thomas, head of licensing at Harrison, Clark, Rickerbys

9:30am Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE licensing team at Harrison Clark Rickerbys has been named among only seven law firms shortlisted for one of the industry’s leading accolades.

Vax aims to clean up for charity in Birmingham run.

Evesham Journal: FIT: Members of the Vax team in training for the Great Birmingham Run

3:49pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

FLOORCARE company Vax, which has its headquarters at Droitwich, has entered a team of 26 runners in this year’s Great Birmingham Run on Sunday, October 19, aiming to raise £2,600 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Financial planners head for the top again

3:02pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A WORCESTERSHIRE firm is set to retain its title as the West Midlands’ best financial planning company after being shortlisted for the 2014 prize.

Financial planners head for the top again

2:59pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A WORCESTERSHIRE firm is set to retain its title as the West Midlands’ best financial planning company after being shortlisted for the 2014 prize.

Malvern "superstar" business acquired by global technology company

10:43am Tuesday 14th October 2014

AWARD winning Malvern mobile messaging specialist TxtLoxal has been bought by global technology company IMImobile.

Bricklayer Jason building a career to the top of the construction industry

Evesham Journal: WINNER:  Jason Whitmore with principal Mike Hopkins of South and City College, Birmingham at the Midland regional final.

9:28am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A TRAINEE bricklayer from Worcester has reached the finals of a national construction competition.

Student Rowena in line for top business award

Evesham Journal: CONTENDER: Rowena Simmons of Worcester Business School

1:15pm Monday 13th October 2014

A WORCESTER Business School student is to complete with some of the best young entrepreneurs in the country for a top business award.

Warning for landlords over immigration status of new tenants

Evesham Journal: HELLO AGAIN: Sarah Coyne returns to mfg Solicitors

11:51am Monday 13th October 2014

LANDLORDS are being warned to begin checking the immigration status of new tenants so they are not slapped with a £3,000 fine when tough new rules come into effect.

IT solutions company solves space problem by relocating

10:38am Monday 13th October 2014

A COMPANY specialising in IT solutions for the retail and hospitality industries has relocated to larger premises in Redditch.

Smile for the birdie. Photo studio celebrates first birthday

3:24pm Friday 10th October 2014

IT was smiles all round as independent photography company Sub Studio of Copenhagen Street, Worcester celebrated its first birthday.

Biddles is best. Local retailer tops national awards

Evesham Journal: Comedian Andy Parsons with, Helen Biddle, Simon Biddle, Susan Nash from Mondelez International and David Shrimpton from Independent Retail News.

12:45pm Friday 10th October 2014

A NEIGHBOURHOOD shop from Worcestershire has topped the list at a national retail awards.

Recruitment and HR firm in line for top award

12:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

RECRUITMENT and HR solutions specialist People Experts has been nominated to a top national award.

Skipton skips up the list

9:50am Friday 10th October 2014

SKIPTON Building Society, which has a branch at The Cross, Worcester , has been labelled a ‘giant killer’ after outshining some of the UK’s top multinational companies for its customer excellence. The Society has climbed 23 places to 13th in the UK in the annual Nunwood Customer Experience Excellence survey, which places it among names like John Lewis, M&S and Amazon.

Innovative social investment fund unveiled

Evesham Journal: UNVEILED: Nicola Martin (Newstarts), Sam Tarff (Key Fund), Melanie Mills SEWM) and Richard Nicol (Midlands Together)

9:36am Friday 10th October 2014

A NEW £1m social investment fund for the West Midlands was unveiled at the biggest social finance fair outside London.

Mamma Mia! Bjorn and Danny join Worcester company

Evesham Journal: HELLO:  Bjorn Wallin (right) and Danny O'Boyle new arrivals at Postcode Anywhere

8:57am Friday 10th October 2014

IT may not be that the two men from Abba have joined Worcester technology specialists Postcode Anywhere, but the arrival of Bjorn and Danny is worth a song and dance.

Dear George. Worcester accountant's wish list for Chancellor's autumn statement

Evesham Journal: CRITIC: Matthew Lee, managing partner of Bishop Fleming

1:51pm Thursday 9th October 2014

BISHOP Fleming, the Top 40 accountancy firm with an office in College Yard, Worcester, has issued a six-point wish-list for the Chancellor's autumn statement due to be delivered in early December.

New man to lead bulk container business

Evesham Journal: CHANGE: Charles Lee (left) congratulates Dave Cooper as Matcon’s leadership changes hands.

11:32am Thursday 9th October 2014

THERE'S a new man driving the business at Evesham bulk container firm Matcon.

New man to lead bulk container business

Evesham Journal: CHANGE: Charles Lee (left) congratulates Dave Cooper as Matcon’s leadership changes hands.

11:30am Thursday 9th October 2014

THERE'S a new man driving the business at Evesham bulk container firm Matcon.

Forklift truck firm gives lift to hospice funds

Evesham Journal: SUPPORT: MSM directors Alan Barnes, Christine Waring, Kevin Ratcliffe and Dean Tandy

10:41am Thursday 9th October 2014

TO celebrate its 40th anniversary , a forklift truck firm has given a real lift to St Richard's Hospice.

Champagne celebrations for dress shop's 20th anniversary

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10:18am Thursday 9th October 2014

CHAMPAGNE corks popped at a Worcester business when regular customers and supporters of New Street dress agency Exchange and Smart were invited to mark its 20th anniversary with a glass of fizz.

The green, green businesses of Worcestershire

9:41am Thursday 9th October 2014

WORCESTERSHIRE'S businesses are becoming greener thanks to a local partnership.

Support pledge for new county businesses

Evesham Journal: ADVICE: Blue Orchid's team of advisersMarion Taggart, Graham Kay, Peter Daniel, Chris Bargman, Steve Dunn, Frank Titley and Catherine Bray

9:23am Thursday 9th October 2014

NEW businesses in Worcestershire are to receive a boost from a County Council initiative

Laura adds up her accountancy qualifications

Evesham Journal: SUCCESS: Laura Owen of CB, Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors.

10:20am Wednesday 8th October 2014

LAURA Owen of Worcester- headquartered CB, Chartered Accountants has successfully qualified as a chartered accountant.

New distribution centre for Vax completed

Evesham Journal: OPENING: Vax operations director John Upperton (left) is joined by Stoford director David Brown at the  new distribution centre in Droitwich

3:10pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

THE new storage and distribution warehouse for floorcare specialists Vax in Worcestershire has reached practical completion.

Boost for law firm's rural affairs department

Evesham Journal: NEW TEAM: Iain Morrison and Helen Gough of mfg Solicitors.

2:47pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

Law firm mfg Solicitors has bolstered its farming and rural affairs department with the appointment of a specialist lawyer.

Breakfast meeting to give insight into better business

12:41pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

COMPANIES are to be shown how to use psychology and personality profiling to do more business at a free breakfast meeting.






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