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21 Sep 2021
Lifestyle changes and Stamp Duty holiday boost mortgage firm as team grows again A Shrewsbury mortgage broker has made a major senior appointment as the firm continues to grow alongside the buoyant housing market. Ian Turner, who has been working in financial services for over 25 years, has joined Mortgage Advice Bureau - Severn Mortgage and Protect, based at Shrewsbury Business Park. The team...
15 Sep 2021
A multi-million pound investment in building skills across the Marches is playing a key part in helping the region’s fightback from the Covid pandemic, the leader of the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership said today. Marches LEP chair Mandy Thorn MBE said the organisation’s work over the last ten years to develop the skills base across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin, would...
14 Sep 2021
A leading Shropshire financial services company says demand for private medical insurance is soaring as hospital waiting lists hit record highs and the country faces a growing staffing crisis. Experts at Q Financial Services Group – which has offices in Shrewsbury and Wellington – say increasing numbers of businesses are seeking private health cover for their staff in the wake of the pandemic....
14 Sep 2021
A firm of Shrewsbury architects has become one of the first in the county to sign up to a nationwide pledge to become a net carbon business by 2050. Base Architecture is one of only a handful of organisations in the county and the third in the town to have joined the Government’s SME Business Climate Hub. The SME Climate Hub is a new ground breaking one-stop-shop climate action platform for small...
14 Sep 2021
A firm of Shrewsbury architects has become one of the first in the county to sign up to a nationwide pledge to become a net carbon business by 2050. Base Architecture is one of only a handful of organisations in the county and the third in the town to have joined the Government’s SME Business Climate Hub. The SME Climate Hub is a new ground breaking one-stop-shop climate action platform for small...
13 Sep 2021
A new programme which brings businesses together to learn from each other and expert professional advisers will launch in Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin next week. And businesses are being urged to move quickly to snap up the remaining spaces on the new Peer Network Programme, which won widespread praise when it was first run earlier in the year. The programme – which is fully...
07 Sep 2021
A leading Shropshire financial services company has revealed it arranged nearly £13.4 million of funding for more than 60 separate companies to help them during the pandemic. Q Commercial Finance says it stepped in to help 66 companies access funding through the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme as lockdown sparked a cashflow crisis across the country. Director Steve Parry said most...
03 Sep 2021
Work taster days are being offered by Shropshire’s largest care provider to encourage more people to consider a career in adult social care.  Coverage Care Services, which operates 12 care homes across the county, says the taster days are a great way for applicants to ‘try before they apply’ for specific jobs.  Sam Woosnam, the organisation’s head of HR, said: “Many people interested in and...
31 Aug 2021
A specialist divorce and family lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience has joined award-winning law firm, FBC Manby Bowdler. Claire Darley has been appointed as a Partner in the family team, which is consistently ranked as one of the top teams in the region for supporting families with legal matters including divorce and child arrangements following relationship breakdowns.  FBC Manby Bowdler...
25 Aug 2021
Shropshire-based employment and training charity, Landau, has been formally presented with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise – the most prestigious honour in business.  The charity, recognised for Promoting Opportunity (through Social Mobility), hosted an exclusive event for staff, volunteers, learners and honorary guests on Monday (AUG 16).   During the event, Shropshire’s Lord-Lieutenant Anna...
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