Shropshire

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...
05 Dec 2022
An event to highlight the many funding options available to businesses in the Marches has been hailed a huge success. The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership hosted the event for intermediaries working with businesses across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin to help them direct their clients to the huge range of funding and support on offer. The event, staged at Telford College...
Mandy Thorn MBE and Sonia Roberts for Marches Local Enterprise Partnership
30 Nov 2022
One of the region’s highest-profile businesswomen has been appointed to head the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership. Sonia Roberts, chief executive of supported employment and training charity Landau, was named the new chair of the Marches LEP at its board meeting yesterday – stepping up from the role of deputy chair which she has held for the last three years. She succeeds Mandy Thorn MBE who...
Shrewsbury Market Hall launches a new website
28 Nov 2022
Shrewsbury Market Hall has launched a new interactive website, making it easy for users to find information about stallholders, services, opening times and the latest market news and events. Fans of the market can also now sign up to a digital newsletter, delivering the latest market news, up-coming events and special promotions directly into their inbox. The website was designed and built by...
The Pave Aways team at Harlescott Junior School
21 Nov 2022
A Shropshire building contractor has been highly commended for its construction of net zero carbon school facilities at an awards ceremony celebrating the top property projects in the West Midlands.    Pave Aways Building Contractors received the award for its work at Harlescott Junior School in the West Midlands Property Awards at Birmingham’s Metropole Hotel on November 17.    The £9.1m project...
Traders launch Shrewsbury Market Hall Winter Warmers
21 Nov 2022
Shrewsbury Market Hall is throwing a series of ‘Winter Warmer’ events every Wednesday evening, from November 23 to December 14, to sprinkle some festive sparkle with late night shopping and food and drink. Winter Warmers will see gift stalls, cafes and bars open up to 8pm.There will be appearances from Disney characters to entertain children on November 30 and December 7 too. And the market’s...
Santa at Park Hall Countryside Experience
15 Nov 2022
Park Hall Countryside Experience in Oswestry has lined up an exciting new offering for December that mixes pantomime fun and adorable animals with all the Christmas trimmings! The farm attraction team are expecting to delight family audiences with ‘Elf Academy’ – a live pantomime style show with lots of audience interaction. The performers will encourage youngsters to dance and sing along as they...
15 Nov 2022
Shropshire's leading care company has been given a fresh new look thanks to a collaboration with a Telford design agency. Coverage Care Services, which operates 12 care homes across the county, worked with design agency Kensa Creative to create the new branding and fresh signage for the homes, as well as new welcome packs for residents. Coverage Care chief executive Debbie Price said: “We have...
11 Nov 2022
Russell Lucas, director, actor, and producer is bringing his theatrical know-how to Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery for a two-day workshop on November 19 & 20. Partnering with Arts Alive, a rural touring scheme in Shropshire and Herefordshire, who bring professional performances to village halls and other community venues, Russell’s two-day workshop will be a chance to inspire and enable...
07 Nov 2022
One of the UK’s leading training providers has highlighted the shortage of forklift truck drivers - saying it is as big a problem for the logistics industry as the more publicised issue of a scarcity of lorry drivers.   Steve Dulson, of Shrewsbury-based Dulson Training, said the shortage meant many warehouses across the country were unable to operate efficiently, putting even more pressure on the...
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