Business

11 Jan 2021
An empty window in the centre of Shrewsbury has been transformed into a colourful celebration of nearby businesses by an artist.  The display has been installed in the window of Marianne Exclusive Fashions by visual designer, Emma Williams, on behalf of Shrewsbury BID.  The window features a giant map of Wyle Cop with photographs of the many thriving independent businesses based in that area of...
Joanna Graff Aesthetics (Market Street, SY1 1LE)
22 Dec 2020
In the middle of lockdown with closed shops and hardly anyone out and about in town, I was intrigued to see a new business at the bottom on Market Street, where it comes out onto Shoplatch. I was even more intrigued when I saw that the owner, Joanna Graff, is an aesthetician. Now, I hadn’t been to a hairdresser for months, and I certainly had never consulted anyone about my face, but on looking...
17 Dec 2020
A Shrewsbury mortgage broker who was crowned ‘Best Adviser Mortgage & Protection’ at the Mortgage Advice Bureau national awards this year is on the move himself after setting up a new brokerage, Severn Mortgage and Protect. Rob Brookes will lead the firm, which will be based at Mercury House in The Creative Quarter on Shrewsbury Business Park. Rob, who will be joined by his colleagues Gareth...
16 Dec 2020
An award-winning bakery ingredient specialist based in Shropshire has set its sights on global growth after buying new equipment with help from a grants programme. Kudos Blends – which provides industry-leading leavening solutions for commercial bakeries around the world from its base in Cleobury Mortimer – has been awarded an £8,160 Small Equipment Grant to help purchase a texture analyser. The...
16 Dec 2020
A competition which aims to get Shrewsbury in the festive spirit is being backed by a local housebuilder. Bellway West Midlands, which is building new homes at two developments in the town, is one of the leading sponsors for My Shrewsbury’s Decorate your Doorstep competition. The competition encouraged people in Shrewsbury to make their doorsteps look festive for Christmas, with prizes awarded...
15 Dec 2020
Leading Shropshire based Salop Glass & Glazing have announced 20% year on year growth from the start of May to the end of 2020. Dedicated to providing reliable, professional glass and glazing services for over 65 years, the Shrewsbury business has also reported a 77% year on year increase in enquiries since they reopened in May, 2020. From the beginning of the first UK lockdown in March 2020...
14 Dec 2020
The majority of businesses across the Marches remain confident of surviving the next 12 months, a new survey has revealed. The survey – carried out between July 14 and October 1 this year – reveals 55.9 per cent of businesses are ‘very confident’ that they will still be trading this time next year with none saying they expected to fail. Brexit and the end of the transition period was rated as the...
10 Dec 2020
After more than nine months of living with the coronavirus, it’s hardly surprising that businesses across a broad range of sectors are struggling. In recent weeks, the collapse of the Arcadia Group and Debenhams has highlighted the impact the pandemic is continuing to have on the high street, but what effect has the outbreak had on business closure rates as a whole? A dramatic impact on GDP The...
07 Dec 2020
A new team of expert advisers has been recruited for the Marches Growth Hub to provide detailed support to help the region’s businesses to grow. More than 30 independent advisers will support the hub across its bases in Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin to offer one-to-one support. The hub – the one-stop gateway to business support and funding which is delivered by each of the...
04 Dec 2020
Love Plants, the specialist plants centre based at Shrewsbury’s caravan and motorhome dealership Salop Leisure, is offering tips to shoppers as they prepare to buy their Christmas tree for the home or office. Shoppers have a choice of freshly cut Christmas trees or potted varieties with roots in a range of species and heights. Cut trees often come with a slice of wood to stand them upright. Love...
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