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Festival goers enjoying the drinks at Shropshire Oktoberfest
26 Sep 2019
Shropshire Oktoberfest has fast become the county’s biggest drinks festival in the two years since it launched. The festival organisers are reported to be avoiding mainstream beer brands, instead focusing on bringing together the region’s best brewers and drinks aficionados to celebrate what Shropshire has to offer. Shropshire Festivals Director of Fun, Beth Heath, comments, “Food has always been...
a collection of all the giant ducks that were on display in Ironbridge and Southwater
11 Sep 2019
A team of pension specialists will take on an unusual challenge this month as they continue their support of five local charities. Staff at Pensionlite, based in Stafford Court Telford, will attempt to carry a giant nine-foot duck up to the top of The Wrekin as part of their 12 months of charity cause. The duck, named ‘C-Ellie-Brate’, was created by Ellie Perks of Abraham Darby Academy and...
10 Sep 2019
Award-winning Midlands law firm FBC Manby Bowdler has thrown its weight behind a special Shropshire fundraising event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings. The law firm – which has offices across the county and the West Midlands – is sponsoring the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust’s fundraising dinner, Ironbridge by Moonlight in October. Guests at the gala event at Enginuity in...
12 Jun 2019
A World Heritage Site hotel is teaming up with other local enterprises in a bid to boost visitor numbers to the area. Staff at the Best Western Valley Hotel in Ironbridge have created a series of packages to encourage visitors to the area and support local businesses.  They want to work alongside firms in and around the town to offer accommodation and activity packages that promote the skills and...
14 May 2019
An alternative approach to the school leavers’ prom has been launched at a Shropshire hotel to give youngsters and their parents a break from the “pressure”. Staff at the Best Western Valley Hotel in Ironbridge have created a range of packages that will ensure anyone and everyone can attend a prom - without the pressure of buying the perfect dress, or spending large sums of money on a tuxedo....
18 Feb 2019
A Shropshire wedding planner is celebrating her own silver anniversary working at an award winning World Heritage Site hotel. Lisa Snape, marketing and sales manager at the Best Western Valley Hotel, has overseen weddings at the family-run hotel for the last 25 years. She has organised hundreds of weddings - watching couples begin their married life together from the picturesque venue - along...
Lisa Snape from the Best Western Valley Hotel in Ironbridge with Paul Roberts who have joined forces to organise the 'Zaktastic' variety show to raise funds for Zak Oliver.
11 Oct 2018
A Shropshire entertainer is calling for help in putting on a ‘Zactastic’ show to raise funds as part of the £500,000 campaign to send little Zac Oliver to America for life-saving treatment. Paul Roberts, stage name Tom Wenlock, is arranging the show at The Best Western Valley Hotel in Ironbridge on Sunday, November 25 and is asking for people to donate raffle prizes which will be auctioned on the...
Paige Wellings-Kendall, role of food and beverage supervisor at The Best Western Valley Hotel, Ironbridge.
23 Sep 2018
A new face has joined the team at a popular Ironbridge hotel, bringing with her a wealth of experience and a first-class degree. Paige Wellings-Kendall has taken up the role of food and beverage supervisor at The Best Western Valley Hotel, having previously worked in various hospitality roles. She was born and brought up in Telford, and began her customer service experience working as a community...
Caption (L-R): Lisa Snape from the Best Western Valley Hotel in Ironbridge with Sam Ellam from K T Bridal preparing for the wedding open day.
24 Jun 2018
An Ironbridge hotel on the banks of the River Severn is opening its doors to hundreds of couples hoping to marry or celebrate their big day at the World Heritage Site. The wedding fayre day at The Best Western Valley Hotel takes place on Sunday July 15th, from 11am to 3pm. The day will give couples the chance to find out more about the variety of options available at The Valley, from booking The...
25 Jan 2018
A Shropshire hotel is starting the search for their ‘mum of the year’ this spring. Staff at the Best Western Valley Hotel in Ironbridge are launching the competition this week, in order to crown the winner in time for Mother’s Day. Lisa Snape, sales and marketing manager at the Valley Hotel, said the hotel was excited to highlight the excellent work of local mums. “We have successfully held a...
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