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22 Dec 2022
What is Vinyl Flooring? Vinyl flooring is made from a synthetic substance called PVC, or polyvinyl chloride plastic. This PVC is then heated and pressed into layers that are stuck together to make tiles or planks. Each tile or plank then has an image pressed onto it that makes it look like wood, stone, or brick, or other materials. Vinyl is more durable than other materials such as real hardwood...
16 Dec 2022
A new Shropshire business has been launched, with the aim of identifying and addressing the issue of drink spiking among licensed premises in England, Scotland and Wales. Not only is it an authorised distributor for CYD’s drink spike testing strips, but Shrewsbury based 1st & Bowery has also developed an innovative app for use by venues and their customers, to instantly and anonymously record...
Rob Lanagan, Metro Bank’s commercial relationship manager, presents the cup for the champion pen of prime lambs to Chris Potter watched by Jon Quinn, Halls’ managing director, judge Dai Richards and auctioneer James Evans.
15 Dec 2022
The cup for the champion pen of prime lambs at Shrewsbury Auction Centre’s Christmas Fatstock Prize Show and Sale went to Ralph and Chris Potter of Oakfield Farm, Frodesley. The Potters’ winning lambs won the 40 to 44.5 kilos class before taking the overall cup sponsored by Metro Bank. They weighed 42kgs and sold for 369p per kilo and £155 per head. Reserve champion was Philip Dudleston, Upper...
14 Dec 2022
Shropshire-based caravan and motorhome dealership Salop Leisure has added a couple more UK awards to the company’s proud collection. The company, which has been in business for more than half a century and employs in excess of 200 people at sales centres in Shrewsbury, Machynlleth and Stourport-on-Severn, has been named the UK’s top supplying dealer of pre-owned touring caravans. Salop Leisure...
14 Dec 2022
Auctioneers Halls reported possibly a record attendance at their hugely successful Christmas Dairy Show and Sale at Shrewsbury Auction Centre where in excess of 30 milkers sold for £2,000 or more yesterday (Tuesday). Senior auctioneer Jonny Dymond said the top 10 cattle averaged £2,955 as the Bryan Challenor Cup went across the border to a cow – Caran Silver Enid VG87 - owned by Geraint Jenkins...
Lee Fellows, director of Q Financial Services.
12 Dec 2022
Fortune really can favour the brave – that's the message from a leading Shropshire financial firm for savers looking to boost their income in the face of a recession. Bank interest rates are now about three per cent, but 10 per cent inflation is wiping out any benefit from traditional savings accounts, according to Lee Fellows, director of Q Financial Services. Lee advises those with money to...
12 Dec 2022
Salop Leisure, one of the country’s top caravan, motorhome and campervan dealerships, has been chosen to sell Swift Group’s new Monza campervan. The Shrewsbury-based dealership has already sold two of the campervans, which retail at £65,680, and is reporting a lot of customer interest in the eye-catching new model which has a Ford engine and chassis. The Monza has alloy wheels, reversing sensors...
07 Dec 2022
The agri-food market is essential to the ongoing success of the rest of the corporate landscape and indeed, the rest of the world. That’s because the global economic, social and political systems couldn’t sustain themselves without food products of some sort. Every single person has to eat, so food will always be a key part of the international economy. As testimony to its importance, the market...
Pip Wilkins - Pip Wilkins, CEO, bfa (British Franchise Association) Theo Millward – Director, Swimtime Rachel Brooks – Managing Director, Swimtime
07 Dec 2022
Swimtime, the children’s learn to swim franchise based in Shrewsbury, has won the ‘Digital Transformation’ award at the recent bfa HSBC British Franchise Awards run by the British Franchise Association and sponsored by HSBC Bank. Founded in 1998, Swimtime teaches 20,000 children to swim across the UK every week. Children progress through their ‘Learn to Swim’ programme, the first to be endorsed...
Jacquie Richardson, the new Fleet Manager for the Budgen Motor Group, with the company’s Group Sales Director Danny Minshall.
07 Dec 2022
Shropshire’s Budgen Motor Group is accelerating ahead by offering its customers a new leasing service with the personal touch. The family-owned business, which has car dealerships in Shrewsbury and Telford, has added Budgen Leasing to the array of services it now offers. Led by Jacquie Richardson, an experienced fleet management expert, Budgen Leasing will provide customers with a bespoke service...
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