Business

27 Nov 2020
Work is progressing well at a former army barracks in Shrewsbury where a new community is now forming. Bellway West Midlands is transforming the historic Copthorne Barracks site off Copthorne Road into a new residential neighbourhood, with the first selection of homes now built and the first 18 households now moved in. A further 12 homes have been reserved. Of the 215 homes being constructed at...
Bishop's Castle based Jesmonite expands global client base
26 Nov 2020
A Shropshire company is expanding its global client-base by welcoming four new international distributors - in Canada, Greece, Singapore and Korea. The move by Jesmonite is part of a plan to establish 20 new distributors worldwide in the next 12 months as the company continues to grow.  Jesmonite, based in Bishop’s Castle, produces a multi-purpose flexible product which can mimic any material and...
25 Nov 2020
A new campaign is urging businesses across Shropshire to ‘Take-2’ and give staff paid time off during the working day to boost mental health and well-being during the pandemic.  Landau, the region’s leading charity for supported employment and training, launched the ‘Take-2’ initiative for its own 70 employees earlier this month, encouraging them to take two hours off work each week to exercise...
24 Nov 2020
BBC’s popular TV series Strictly Come Dancing is underway, and this year’s edition has been just as unpredictable as 2020 in general. EastEnders star Maisie Smith was the pre-show favourite, but with four different couples topping the leaderboard in the first four weeks, some stunning performances and a couple of shock exits – including that of Nicola Adams and Katya Jones, due to the latter...
24 Nov 2020
It’s fair to say that young British boxer Daniel Dubois has whipped up quite a frenzy in his blossoming heavyweight career. With 15 wins from 15 professional bouts, it’s been evident that Dubois is a man blessed with great talent. Such was his visible potential at a young age, promoter Frank Warren (who manages Tyson Fury), snapped up Dubois and convinced him to turn professional at the tender...
23 Nov 2020
Businesses across the Marches can get help to boost their green credentials at a special online event being staged next month. The Marches Growth Hub’s Green Grants for Growth event will bring together a range of the leading grant, funding and support schemes working across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin to help companies to go green. The December 9 event, which gets under way...
19 Nov 2020
Christmas has arrived a month early for Hope House children’s hospices thanks to a £2,000 donation from two Shropshire businesses. The board of Shrewsbury-based Paterson Enterprises, parent company of Morris Lubricants and Morris Leisure, unanimously agreed on Tuesday to support Hope House, which has lost £1.25 million in fundraising income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. By making the donation,...
19 Nov 2020
SHREWSBURY DAIRY FARM CELEBRATES TWO YEARS OF ALDI PARTNERSHIP A Shrewsbury dairy farm is celebrating its two-year anniversary of being part of the Aldi Dairy Farm Partnership. Binweston Hall farm joined the partnership back in 2018 in a bid to further improve sustainability practices, maintain high animal welfare standards and to share knowledge across a network of like-minded, progressive dairy...
17 Nov 2020
Join us for techtimeout Tuesday On Tuesday 1st December, we’re inviting you to join us and pledge some time away from technology for #techtimeouttuesday. The antidote to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, 'techtimeout tuesday' is here to raise awareness of the impact of technology on mental health and productivity.  Whether it’s 10 minutes, 1 hour or 1 day – we would love for you to look up, log off...
16 Nov 2020
Paycare is marking a year since becoming Shropshire Chamber members by sponsoring the Virtual Business Awards. The Health Cash Plan provider and Wellbeing organisation is supporting the Best Small Business category at the awards, set to be held on Friday 20th November. Commercial Director Anthony Burns said: “We are passionate about championing the fantastic companies in Shropshire, many of whom...
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