AN innovative county business was praised by West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin when she visited them this week.

Ridgeway Bank Cattery and Pet Boarding business, in Bredon, offers pet owners the chance for their animals to enjoy five star accommodation while they go on holiday.

Mrs Baldwin visited the business after they were featured in the Grow in Wychavon book from Wychavon District Council.

The business caters for most pets, except dogs, and specialises in looking after rare breeds of cats, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs and even exotic parrots.

Owner Marie Handy took Mrs Baldwin on a tour of their business, where they also breed prize-winning rare chickens and produce free-range eggs.

The MP said: "I met Marie at an event run by Wychavon District Council and was keen to visit her business.

"It is in a beautiful setting nuzzling between Bredon Hill and the Malverns and I hope that it continues to thrive and grow in this idyllic location."