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14 May 2016
       After my first acquaintance with Suzuki’s new Vitara not long after it was launched last year I concluded that its interior plastics were a little bit on the hard and scratchy side, and that if prospective customers wanted certain specs and options, they should “do their sums carefully before signing on the dotted line”.       Having just recently spent another week in the company of the...
17 Aug 2015
Businesses in Shrewsbury and beyond are set to get a shot in the arm with the staging of the town’s annual folk festival over the Bank Holiday weekend.  The four-day festival, which will take place at the West Mid Showground in Berwick Road from August 28 to 31, will bring thousands of money spending visitors to the county.  The festival is one of UK’s leading events of its kind. It has four...
01 Jul 2015
Lawyers at one of Shropshire’s largest law firms have welcomed the news that the UK economy is growing at a faster rate than previously thought. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the economy grew by 0.4 per cent in the first quarter of this year, compared to estimates of 0.3%, and economic growth for 2014 as a whole was revised up to three per cent - the best figure since 2006....
20 Mar 2015
A Telford businesswoman has welcomed the budget and said it will make a huge difference to Shropshire businesses and the economy. Julie Owen, of Jigsaw Business Management Services in Wellington, said by far the most welcome aspect of George Osborne’s budget plans was a review of business rates, which she claimed to be long overdue. "As is often the way with budget announcements, businesses will...
Experts warn Shropshire economy could be growing quicker. L to R: Neil Crook, Richard Sheehan and Adrian Burton
18 Feb 2015
The Shropshire economy would work more efficiently if businesses utilised free help available to them, leaders have warned. Shropshire Overheads Specialists Auditel have said that many business people do not realise that they are covered for things like insurance - so end up paying twice. Experts Neil Crook and Adrian Burton said if the county economy was more streamline it could result in more...
Hive Shrewsbury - youth arts charity in Shropshire
30 Oct 2013
Bosses at Shropshire arts charity the Hive are pleased to announce that despite being a charitable arts organisation themselves, they still recognise the vital importance of supporting Shropshire's business sector wherever possible. The youth arts charity which provides creative and cultural opportunities for young people and the wider community, ensures that local companies are utilised at every...
Hive Shrewsbury - youth arts charity in Shropshire
19 Jul 2013
The Hive supports positive action to support unemployed young people: A lack of aspiration in young people to get involved in training or to find work is a major issue in the County - the Hive in Shrewsbury has revealed. Commenting on a recent study commissioned by the University and College Union, which has revealed a lack of optimism amongst young people who are not in education, employment or...
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