Business

31 May 2019
Shropshire's leading independent care home provider has announced a new appointment to its senior management team. Carla Jackson has taken over as Finance Director at Coverage Care Services from Chris Wall, who has recently become Chief Executive of the not-for-profit organisation that operates 14 residential and nursing homes in the county. The qualified accountant joins Coverage Care from a...
29 May 2019
A rallying call has gone out to Shropshire’s “world-class businesses” to bid for national recognition by entering the UK’s most prestigious award scheme. The Marches LEP joined forces with Anna Turner, the new Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, to host the Shropshire launch of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise last Thursday. LEP Chairman Graham Wynn OBE welcomed businesses from across the county to...
29 May 2019
A Telford-based shipping company has welcomed new figures which show UK export figures have hit a record-breaking high. Total exports grew at a rate of three per cent in the 2018/19 financial year to a high of £639.9billion, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). It means British exports have now grown consecutively for the past 36 months despite a shaky political backdrop and...
28 May 2019
A leading ‘big data’ expert from Shropshire who is on a mission to drive-up data security across businesses is set to launch his company’s latest innovation on the European stage. Alex Whittles, founder and director of Telford-based Purple Frog Systems, has been selected to speak at international tech conference DataGrillen in Germany. Alex will use the conference, to be held in June, as an...
Matt Sandford, CEO of Pure Telecom, Kate Oakley, marketing manager of Pure Telecom and Toby Shaw, Shropshire County Cricket Club chairman.
28 May 2019
Bosses at a Shropshire telecoms firm today announced they had extended their sponsorship of a sell-out charity cricket day and a major business networking event for a further three years. Shropshire County Cricket Club’s Pure Telecom Challenge will be held at Wrekin College on July 11. The day is the largest event on the local business calendar and is regularly attended by nearly 700 guests. It’s...
27 May 2019
Business owners and employees at a special event in Shropshire will be drawing inspiration from a leading comic artist when they get a sneak preview of a major new exhibition to be held next month. The latest Business Bridge Networking meeting will be hosted by Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust (IGMT) in Coalbrookdale on June 5, bringing businesses and individuals together to network and find out...
Philip Robinson Financial champagne prize winner
25 May 2019
The old cellars at Tanners Wine Merchants on Wyle Cop in Shrewsbury were the impressive venue and backdrop to the first Taste Good Fortune event to take place in Shropshire recently. Local man, Philip Robinson, hosted the fun evening which began with a welcome glass of Spanish Cava (to celebrate another anniversary of his Financial Planning advice business) and a brief introduction to the guest...
Peakes Travel Elite picking up their award
23 May 2019
A travel agency in Shrewsbury has been named as the UK & Ireland's No. 1 Travel Agency. Peakes Travel Elite was selected for this prestigious title as part of a power-list of the nation’s best agents by industry bible the Travel Trade Gazette.More than 500 travel agencies and branches put themselves forward for consideration for TTG’s Top 50 Travel Agencies 2019 – in association with Kuoni -...
23 May 2019
Two teams from Hatchers Solicitors helped raise over £1000 for Severn Hospice when they took part in the annual quiz organised by insolvency specialists BCR.   The Hatchers Brainboxes came 1st and 2nd, retaining the shield they won in 2018. With 40 people attending from businesses across the county, the quiz took place at the Corbet Arms in Uffington, and was themed on Britishness, including...
Robin Morris and Alan Hughes outside Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery
22 May 2019
Loyal employee Alan Hughes had more than memories stirred at a preview of the Morris & Company 150th anniversary exhibition at Shrewsbury’s Museum and Art Gallery today. For Chairman Robin Morris presented him with a surprise award to celebrate 30 years with the fifth-generation family business. Group Financial Controller Alan said: “I thought I was there to see how the exhibition was shaping...
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