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  • Real ale campaigner is new manager at Shropshire pub - Shropshire Business Today
    Oaken during its hugely successful transformation into The Oaken Arms and The Station at Codsall was twice named CAMRA Country Pub of the Year during his tenure I ve always loved the pub trade but having worked for brewery chains for a number of years I found that more and more of my time was being spent in the office That s what s so great about being here at The Kynnerlsey I can roll up my sleeves and be hands on again I m a real people person and that was definitely the appeal of the job I m also looking forward to sharing some of my CAMRA knowledge with the real ale fans we have here there s a great choice of cask ales available We ll be looking at the menus in the next week or so but I can reassure everyone that our popular takeaway pizzas and fish n chips are here to stay In his spare time Mike is a keen football fan he s a Wolves supporter and his claim to fame during a long career in the licensing trade is sharing a pint with many football personalities including Alan Ball Andy Townsend and Sven Goran Ericson and Wolves stars past and present including Derek Dougan Steve Daley and John Richards The Kynnersley Arms between Coalbrookdale and Atcham is a Grade II listed building with a corn mill dating back to the Domesday Book and a cellar below housing the blowing arch of a blast furnace from the 17th century In 2001 the pub was featured on Channel 4 s Time Team show when Tony Robinson and his team excavated the car park in a bid to unearth the blast furnace itself Having been empty for a number of years The Kynn re opened

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  • Shropshire Business Awards 2015 - who won what? - Shropshire Business Today
    700 at the Shropshire Business Awards held at the International Centre in Telford Grainger Worrall was a double winner at the 2015 awards It was one of two awards which the company picked up on the night it was also champion in the Managing Change category The awards have become known as the Oscars of the Shropshire economy and are one of the most successful of their kind in Britain Other winners in the 2015 competition included TSB Returns trading as ReBOUND from Telford which won the Best New Business Award and recruitment firm Ethero of Wellington which was named Best Small Business The Customer Service prize went to Eaton Manor Country Estate based near Church Stretton and Henlle Hall Holidays at Gobowen won in the Travel Tourism and Hospitality category The Telford Whitehouse Hotel was also a winner for Business In The Community and Maxwell Amenity Limited from Allscott was rewarded for its support of Apprenticeships Thermserve Limited won the International Trade award and the Manufacturer of the Year trophy was lifted by Salop Design Engineering of Shrewsbury Shyre Limited also from Shrewsbury won the award for Technology Enterprise and Innovation There was a new award this year in honour of the late Shropshire Chamber president John Clayton who died last year The John Clayton trophy for Outstanding Contribution to the Shropshire Economy went to Ray Grocott of GroContinental who has just donated around 1million to fund a new medical centre in the village of Prees SHARE Facebook Twitter tweet Previous article Tonight s the night meet the runners and riders Next article Key appointment for Shropshire property management firm Carl Jones http 4 KA By0blG RELATED ARTICLES MORE FROM AUTHOR Four fifths of top SME export destinations are in Europe Sitting down or standing up the new desktop

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  • Bigging-up the banks - Shropshire Business Today
    for finance is not successful is affordability and projected cash flow In this area banks don t take risks Nevertheless in Q2 of 2013 more than 100 000 loans and overdrafts were approved 70 per cent of applications totalling 6 3 billion an increase on the April June figure for last year Ms Graham also pointed out that anxiety about the economic situation has also held back investment to the extent that SMEs alone are sitting on 130 billion in cash deposits rising to 170 billion across the whole corporate sector What we are anxious to see is the green shoots of recovery leading to more investment taking place by businesses and the gross lending figures being driven further forward But what about those interest rates being demanded by the banks and other financial institutions Here said the BBA executive Chancellor George Osborne s Funding for Lending scheme is definitely helping providing liquidity funding to allow institutions to pass on benefits to businesses at reduced costs and interest rates It is proving itself both on the mortgage side and on the business side she said Insufficient competition Another complaint is that the five big banking groups dominate the market to such an extent that there is insufficient competition to drive down rates However Ms Graham pointed out that the not for profit BBA alone has 170 banking members and that altogether there are around 500 finance providers to businesses I do think there is competition there is good competition We are pro competition There is a large range of finance providers to business and that s important for people to realise Isn t it true however that banks are caught in a hard place between Treasury and regulatory demands for them to build up their capital and the loud demands for greater lending to businesses We are supporters of all the legislation that is in play or coming into play The UK banks have already rebuilt their balance sheets and got more liquidity It s a very strong banking environment built up around the new regulations being implemented said Ms Graham However she stressed that regulation had to be proportionate particularly where it affected smaller players in the market All banks including the big banks are open for business for SMEs They have ample money to lend to businesses which have viable propositions and demonstrate that in their business plans We have got money that we want to put into business We want to see demand that investment picking up so that we can get that money out there She said the banking industry recognised in 2010 that its bond with business was broken and had set out on a concerted drive to rebuild trust and confidence in the industry We have been improving customer relations improving access to finance and improving transparency and information to support business generally One of the initiatives has been the creation of a free mentoring service to give advice to anyone who wants to

    Original URL path: http://www.shropshirebusinesstoday.co.uk/features/bigging-up-the-banks/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Real success, not simulated . . . - Shropshire Business Today
    innovative architects have tapped into evidence that a better medical environment is conducive to improved patient outcomes and the new design addresses this through an attractive focal space set at the core of the building that increases efficiency and allows plenty of natural light Vic Johnson practice founder explained As a practice we ve spent a lot of time getting under the skin of the healthcare sector and finding out exactly what they need to fulfill their operational requirements such as infection control and simply ways of helping them do their job easier He continued We ve listened questioned and taken all of this information in and then put it into what we do best creating unique designs that brings buildings to life Johnson Design which opened a second office in London last year is currently working on its latest project a 450 000 simulation suite that will be used to set up scenarios including childbirth cardiac arrest and large scale traumas It has been responsible for design detailing and complete project management of the space that includes artificial wards corridors clinical skills room and theatres Matt Spinks director picked up the story Completed this month it is one of the most advanced in the country There have been significant time pressures to contend with and the fact that we are creating multiple environments in one space has been challenging Both factors are being overcome thanks to our close partnership with the Royal Free and our outstanding business partners Hopefully it will prove a best practice example that other hospitals can learn from Johnson Design Partnership celebrated its tenth birthday last year with turnover hitting a record high of 330 000 The company which is ISO9000 2000 and ISO14001 accredited offers a complete project management service from feasibility work and

    Original URL path: http://www.shropshirebusinesstoday.co.uk/features/real-success-not-simulated/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Is this Shropshire's youngest pub landlady? - The Old Lion Inn
    the old public house a spring clean new lick of paint and added a few decorations Emma who is known to everyone as Sip since aquiring the nickname ten years ago also made some changes to the drinks she wanted to offer her customers I also changed some of the beers and ciders and added new drinks including inventing some new cocktails and naming them after all the staff Emma admits she was aware that there were some who did think she was too young to step into the role But over the past seven months it can certainly be argued that Emma has proved her detractors wrong She says A lot of people were very sceptical when they heard I was the new licensee due to the fact I was only 18 years old At first I was slightly disheartened but then thought well I may as well give it all I ve got and prove them wrong which I believe I have My family had enormous amounts of faith in me from the start and that s what I think gave me the confidence to go for it My parents have always said I am quite mature for my age You have a lot of enthusiasm when you re young but the disadvantage is that people can think you re too young to handle difficult situations I think I ve proved that I can handle whatever is thrown at me and also continue doing my job with passion and enjoyment Considering I m only 19 I would say I have a very good business mind Ironically Emma was dropped from the bar apprenticeship course she was studying for last year When I first started working at the Lion I was doing a bar apprenticeship course but unfortunately I

    Original URL path: http://www.shropshirebusinesstoday.co.uk/features/is-this-shropshires-youngest-pub-landlady/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Battling for business - Shropshire Business Today
    turnover employing 130 000 people and we need to allow it access to private capital It s absurd that it s competing for taxpayers money with schools and hospitals said the minister We chatted just five days after the Budget in the week that energy was added to his portfolio and by then there had been no sign of a repeat of the omnishambles reaction to George Osborne s caravans and pasty package of 2012 A puzzled frown appeared on the minister s face when I suggested that critics of the 2013 Budget had described it as just tinkering at the edges Michael Fallon conducts a press interview at the Cadbury factory Bournville Welcomed It has been largely welcomed by the business community We have cut corporation tax again and every business benefits from the employment allowance which means employers get the first 2 000 off their national insurance bill All five million businesses from Tesco to your corner shop will benefit Mr Fallon accepted that it had not been a big bang Budget as some economists and Tory MPs had called for It was fiscally neutral There was no great lurch no dramatic increases in tax or cuts in spending We had some money to spend because of good cost control across Whitehall One of the biggest gripes we hear all the time from small businesses is the difficulty they have in gaining access to finance at affordable interest rates When I wondered would the proposed Business Bank be up and running to provide competition to the big four high street conglomerates Mr Fallon said that the proposal had only been unveiled last October and certain details had to be cleared by the European Commission in Brussels but the objective was to get the bank operating as soon as possible We are pressing banks to increase their take up of lending schemes and we are pressing the Bank of England to widen Funding for Lending so that more money gets through to SMEs rather than mortgages Funding for Lending in which the Bank pours out money to big banks at very advantageous rates isn t loved by everyone because it means banks do not have to strive for savers by offering higher interest rates Funding for Lending is starting to do the job but the problem is that it s an indiscriminate single pot of money and the Bank of England cannot direct funds specifically to SMEs It s easier for banks to use the money for mortgages said Mr Fallon The minister and Business Secretary Vince Cable met the Deputy Governor of the Bank of England Paul Tucker during Budget week to press for the scheme to be refined in order to help SMEs Representatives of small firms fear that the decision by the Bank of England at the end of March to order the big banks to raise 25 billion in new capital will serve only to further squeeze the amounts set aside for loans to businesses

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  • Shropshire town launches a new community website - Shropshire Business Today
    Ascendancy s managing director Helen Culshaw at the Shifnal Showcase earlier this month with a children s drawing competition Ms Culshaw said It s great for Shifnal to have a dedicated website We think it s a first for the town and we and the forum really want it to be the first place people look for news events and information about local businesses So many people use their mobile phones these days to access information on the go so we have made sure the website is mobile friendly It has been really great working on a project for the town and we hope the community will enjoy using the site and find it useful The Shifnal Showcase which was held to coincide with National Independents Day a day that recognises the strength of its own independent high street shops was an open air business expo showcasing members of the Shifnal Business Forum SHARE Facebook Twitter tweet Previous article Car dealership premises on the market for over 1 75 million Next article Maxell trust supports Shropshire children s university Carl Jones http 4 KA By0blG RELATED ARTICLES MORE FROM AUTHOR Four fifths of top SME export destinations are in Europe

    Original URL path: http://www.shropshirebusinesstoday.co.uk/features/shropshire-town-launches-a-new-community-website/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Valuable points of principal - Shropshire Business Today
    are constantly reviewing our curriculum to ensure that we are meeting the needs of employers at local regional and national levels There are major construction activities in town and an increase in this provision is being reflected in our plans We are building a new Construction Science Technology Maths facility housing state of the art equipment to promote innovative practice to our students We should help to ensure that every parent s wish comes true and that their children enjoy the best chances and better prospects We continue to invest in our campus and just recently hosted the official launch of our brand new full size third generation floodlit synthetic grass football pitch which was opened by former Wolves goalkeeper and Sky Sports pundit Matt Murray It is a major development for the college and sees the continuing expansion of the successful Sports Academy it will complement the indoor Super Dome a facility which allows all year round outdoor activity The college recently celebrated the opening of the newly refurbished Lilly s Hair and Beauty Spa In a venture now entering its third year between Telford College and the Whitehouse Hotel Lilly s provides Hair and Beauty students unique opportunities to develop their skills in a commercial salon while under the supervision of experienced specialists The refurbishment has enabled the salon to extend its services and cater for more customers The college also recently held an Employability and Skills Festival with a wide range of Shropshire employers attending including Epson Ricoh Fujitsu Mail Solutions and Schneider Electric for a one day event All branches of the armed forces ran practical activities as well as providing face to face careers advice Options Young adults from across the county were invited to the event to find out all about the world of

    Original URL path: http://www.shropshirebusinesstoday.co.uk/features/valuable-points-of-principal/ (2016-02-16)
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