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  • Beating the big six - Shropshire Business Today
    of competition whereas all it appears to have done is make us hostage to the whim of a handful of big players So might it be time to start thinking small instead when you have a business and home to power and heat In fact forget small let s talk micro Robust modern technology now means that it is perfectly possible for businesses local authorities community groups householders and others to take matters into their own hands to a very large extent The efficiency of power generation from renewable sources has improved hand over fist in recent years and for businesses at least there are some very attractive incentives for investing in heat from renewables In fact those incentives are so attractive that they can in some cases cover the annual cost of the fuel for a wood pellet boiler I ve never advocated buying into green technology based purely on government handouts they have proved unpredictable and I would argue that you take them as an added benefit rather than as a reason to change But when we look beyond state backing for renewable energy we find a far more democratic way to take the power literally into our own hands There is no fluctuating market for daylight Wind is not subject to spikes in cost because of pipeline failures Wood pellets as good as grow on trees Yes I m simplifying and I don t mean to imply that there is no cost to renewables But the key is in the name Sun wind wood geothermal heat all keep coming or can be replaced with good management Unfortunately the same cannot be said for fossil fuels which are only going to become more scarce While not everyone is ready or able to fit a wood pellet boiler or

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  • Waste not, want not - Shropshire Business Today
    was designed and constructed in conjunction with McPhillips based in Telford Every aspect of the plant has been considered to provide environmentally sustainable features including the use of low energy lighting and a system to harvest rainfall from the plant s roof to use on site for washing vehicle wheels Part of the funding for the 2 000 sq m plant was awarded to the TG Group by WRAP a government funded organisation aimed at recycling and reducing waste WRAP awarded the Ellesmere based project a grant of 245 000 More than 90 per cent of every container of waste processed at the MRF plant is either reclaimed or recycled Wood bricks metal paper cardboard and ferrous metal are all separated out even the soil which is removed is used for restoration schemes Wood is shredded and screened to be used in chipboard manufacture and agricultural processes some has even been laid for walkways around the TG Group s wildlife reserve Upvc window frames are shredded to form plastic regrind metals are shredded and melted down for further processes while cardboard and paper are baled and sent to paper mills for reuse The remaining which does end up on the landfill site less than 10 per cent plays a role by creating methane which is captured and used to produce electricity which powers the plant itself displacing the use of traditional fossil fuels Excess electricity generated is fed into the National Grid The project has been brought to life by TG Group s general manager of waste services Tony Williams who takes as much pride in the natural wetland created as a haven for local wildlife on a former landfill site as he does for the vast automated recycling plant He said It s all about sustainability We are very

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  • Companies and Industries Archives - Page 2 of 13 - Shropshire Business Today
    service to help jobseekers Carl Jones Oct 24 2015 0 SBT23 It s all about the brand Carl Jones Mar 10 2015 0 Another investment by award winning manufacturer Carl Jones Jun 9 2015 0 Green by design SBT Jul 4 2012 0 Be seen to be green SBT Jul 6 2012 0 Who s looking after your company vehicles SBT Sep 23 2012 0 1 2 3 12 Page

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  • Companies and Industries Archives - Page 3 of 13 - Shropshire Business Today
    A free helping hand for Shropshire company managers Carl Jones Nov 18 2015 0 Just the job Shropshire recruitment firm wins national award Carl Jones May 18 2015 0 Shropshire firms learn how to energize their workplace Carl Jones Feb 2 2016 0 Wide horizons SBT Jul 1 2013 0 Industry in the fast lane SBT Aug 6 2012 0 Bubbling up very nicely SBT Jul 6 2012 0 1

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  • Companies and Industries Archives - Page 12 of 13 - Shropshire Business Today
    share of 7 5m investment Carl Jones Aug 18 2015 0 350 000 expansion boost for Market Drayton food company Carl Jones Nov 9 2015 0 Surge in business enquiries to new Growth Hub Carl Jones Feb 4 2016 0 Catering for business SBT Oct 28 2012 0 Reckon you re entitled to a teabreak at work Well think again Carl Jones Aug 25 2015 0 1 10 11 12

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  • County's 'foodie' reputation is proving a big business boost - Shropshire Business Today
    market very often and attract a great deal of attention when they do Colliers International has been called in to market the landmark Affcot Inn on the A49 just 11 miles north of Ludlow Peter said The A49 is the principal highway through the region connecting Hereford and Shrewsbury and carrying huge traffic volumes With almost 120 metres of frontage you are hardly likely to miss this well known Shropshire landmark which makes an ideal stop over point The Affcot Inn between Church Stretton and Craven Arms already enjoys a reputation for the best Sunday Carvery in the area but Peter believes the business also offers huge scope for further growth On the market at 525 000 for the freehold it offers more than 100 covers and 11 letting bedrooms As well as an extensive car park which this business really does need there is also a huge five bedroom flat which could provide further development potential if desired subject to consents which will sharpen the appetite of many would be operators said Peter Traffic flows on the A49 are high and passing trade certainly represents one of many opportunities for growth Shrewsbury and Telford are within easy reach while the Affcot Inn is less than 40 miles away from Birmingham The country boasts any number of foodie hotspots but gastronomically famous Ludlow and the lovely Long Mynd at Church Stretton are particularly appealing There are beautiful areas to explore in this part of the country and the easy accessibility of Affcot Lodge make it a perfect base Peter said his clients had owned the business since 2011 and operated it under loose supervision from their main business a village pub about 4 miles north They have decided that the operation of the two business together is taking too much

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  • Butcher bidding to prove a cut above the competition - Shropshire Business Today
    the Wales heat hosted by Randall Parker Foods at Dolwen Llanidloes Northern Ireland s hopes rest with Dylan Gillespie 20 form Clougher Valley Meats Clougher Tyrone who won the Northern Ireland heat at Southern Regional College Newry The butchers will be given five tests to complete over two days which will test their skills to the limit The tests are ready to eat products sausage making barbecue products kitchen ready products and a boning and theme butchery display Parkes said the shop where he works is just five minutes from the NEC His preparations were disrupted by two weeks jury service but he hopes to be ready for the final I would love to get a top three place but to win the final and say I am Butchery WorldSkills UK would be an amazing achievement he added I have been looking forward to the final for so long as it s the biggest competition I have ever done Brereton has been competing for eight years but still feels apprehensive going into the final There are certain disciplines that are not in my comfort zone so I have practised those areas and I hope to win the competition he said It s not just about winning though it s about what you learn from competing as much as anything else The competition makes you find the time to look at new product development and at new ways of doing things Award winning Welshpool based training provider Cambrian Training Company has organised the butchery competition on behalf of WorldSkills UK and the heats were sponsored by The National Federation of Meat and Food Traders Institute of Meat and PBEX Cambrian Training Company has brought together the main players in the meat industry to form a steering group to organise the new

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  • Freight forwarding company takes on its first apprentice - Shropshire Business Today
    to move products around the world via land sea air and road Joanna who lives in Telford will gain experience across each area of the business during her apprenticeship while working towards NVQ qualifications at Level 2 and 3 in Business Administration She said I was attracted to the role because it was so different from all the other opportunities available I am already learning a wide set of skills and will be working across the departments at Global Freight throughout my apprenticeship It s a really interesting and fast paced environment to work in and I would hope to continue working here after my apprenticeship is completed Joanna completed a BTEC in Business Studies alongside A Levels in art English literature and history at school She applied for the apprenticeship through County Training Global Freight s National Sales Manager Anton Gunter said This is a very exciting opportunity for Joanna to gain skills and knowledge in a real working environment helping us to ship everything from personal belongings to high quality artwork in and out of 150 countries worldwide Joanna is enthusiastic and eager to learn and is already proving to be an asset to the Global Freight team As this is the first apprenticeship we have ever hosted it is a learning experience for us too but if all goes well we would hope to continue offering this opportunity in the future Global Freight is one of the leading freight forwarders in the Midlands and was shortlisted in the Insider 2014 Midlands International Trade Awards The company also won the Shropshire Small Business of the Year award in 2010 SHARE Facebook Twitter tweet Previous article Telford firm going all out to be green with 7 000 investment Next article 350 000 expansion boost for Market Drayton food company

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