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04 Dec 2020
Shrewsbury’s new mayor officially opened a leisure company’s ‘Christmas adventure’ yesterday (Thursday) to lift spirits in the town following the latest Covid-19 lockdown. Councillor Gwen Burgess paid a visit to Salop Leisure’s headquarters, based alongside Shrewsbury bypass at Emstrey, where the company is pulling out all the stops to make the festive season memorable and safe for customers of...
02 Dec 2020
One of the UK’s leading toy manufacturers has invested around £150,000 in new facilities and personnel to enhance its digital offer after receiving nearly £70,000 from a grant programme supported by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership. Golden Bear Products, which has been transforming favourite children’s TV characters into toys for over 40 years, has been awarded £ 67,845 from the Marches...
01 Dec 2020
Many Shropshire homes are putting up their Christmas trees and decorations much earlier this year to lift spirts during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown. That’s the view of Tim Robinson, manager of Love Plants, a specialist plants centre based at caravan and motorhome dealership Salop Leisure’s Shrewsbury headquarters. He has reported a record start to fresh Christmas trees sales, which began two...
01 Dec 2020
A series of management changes at one of Shropshire’s leading architects' practices has seen a new Managing Director take the reins as the firm implements its blueprint for the future. Harry Reece steps into the MD post at Base Architecture & Design as its founder Carl Huntley takes on a new role as Chief Executive to focus on mentoring and developing its team. Bryn Jones has been appointed...
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...
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