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  • Shrewsbury landmark gets a £10,000 facelift - Shropshire Business Today
    on the Clock Tower The clock which was made by J B Joyce Co of Whitchurch in 1946 is wound every week by Christopher Williams or Patrick George from Morris Lubricants maintenance team ensuring that local people are kept updated on the time The Clock Tower itself was built it 1876 and was part of the original Corbett s Perseverance Ironworks which was bought by Morris Lubricants Britain s leading family owned independent oil blenders in 1927 The Clock Tower is an important part of Shrewsbury s heritage and people entering or leaving the town along Castle Foregate see and admire it said David Goddard a director of Morris Lubricants We consider it our duty to preserve the heritage of the town and that s why we give the Clock Tower a major overhaul every 10 years The company makes a huge range of lubricants for customers across the UK and around the world including clock oil which ensures that their own clock runs smoothly and keeps time accurately We actually supply clock oil to a select group of customers around the UK said Mr Goddard Morris Lubricants has been manufacturing lubricants in Shrewsbury since 1869 More than 146 years of development has seen the company grow to become one of Europe s leading oil blenders and marketers with a reputation for quality and service The company offers an extensive range of performance lubricants covering a wide variety of application areas from steam engines to modern day commercial vehicles and industrial machinery The oils are capable of coping with temperature extremes from the searing heat of the Outback in Australia to the freezing Arctic Circle SHARE Facebook Twitter tweet Previous article Concerns raised over childcare skills shortage in Shropshire Next article Cyber crime Is your business a hacking waiting to

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  • Apprentice decorator in running for a national title - Shropshire Business Today
    chance to demonstrate their expertise in a test of skill nerve and precision Amanda from Telford said I m really pleased I entered and was delighted to be selected as a finalist I ve done well in other competitions that I ve taken part in so I wanted to challenge myself again I m really looking forward to the gala dinner and winning the national title would be fantastic Amanda is currently studying towards her Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating at Shrewsbury College She added I ve always wanted to be an interior designer and throughout school I was advised to study painting and decorating as a starting block I ve stuck at it because I enjoy it so much The head to head competition which took place at The Hub in Doncaster saw students decorating a booth while judges Dave Woods and Alan Pearson current and past North East Regional Presidents of the PDA assessed their work Neil Ogilvie Chief Executive of the PDA said I have been involved with this competition now for the last six years and each year the standard of workmanship and professionalism reaches a new level Wallpapering is very different to painting and this contest provides students with the opportunity to test their skill set in a competition environment These apprentices are our craftsmen and women of the future and it s great to see people like Amanda prove that The winner of the Apprentice Paperhanger of the Year award will be presented with a cash prize and goody bag from Brewers at the PDA National Conference and Gala Dinner at the Marriott Renaissance Hotel Manchester on November 7 SHARE Facebook Twitter tweet Previous article Cyber crime Is your business a hacking waiting to happen Next article Why HR bosses must keep

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  • Concerns raised over childcare skills shortage in Shropshire - Shropshire Business Today
    one hand the Government has helped lift a major barrier for learning but on the other made it much harder for providers to recruit From August students studying for a Level Three Early Years Educator qualification were set to need a minimum of grade C in GCSE maths and English However following pressure from national associations and the nursery sector the Department for Education and the Department for Business Innovation and Skills recently performed a U turn and have agreed that students can now study for their GCSEs alongside their childcare qualification It means nursery practitioners won t face having to put their career progression on hold to get their GCSE grades before they can move forward to further study There is no requirement for students to gain grade Cs in English and maths upon completion of the Early Years Educator qualification however to be employed as a level three practitioner and counted as such in ratios new starters will need GCSEs at grade C in English and maths A survey conducted by the National Day Nurseries Association last month reported that half of nurseries were struggling to find good candidates with the right qualifications and experience and that half of current qualified level three and level two practitioners do not have GCSE maths and English at grade C or above With plans afoot to increase the number of free nursery hours for three and four year olds and the extra financial burden of the National Living Wage the NDNA is currently calling on the Government to work with the childcare sector to overcome workforce problems with a long term strategy Mrs Hustwick added There have been so many changes to childcare course requirements apprenticeship requirements and early years teacher training that nursery providers have had to work really hard

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  • £1m price tag for Shropshire farm and arable land - Shropshire Business Today
    arable crops An Abstraction Licence of Right allows the owner to take 4 552 000 gallons of water per year limited to 106 000 gallons per day from the River Tern As blocks of land of this quality rarely become available in Shropshire we are anticipating a lot of interest from prospective buyers said Halls director David Giles who is conducting the auction Another property on offer is a spacious four bedroomed former farmhouse and a range of outbuildings set in 0 71 acres of land on the edge of Bridgnorth Conduit Farmhouse Conduit Lane Bridgnorth which has a guide price of 350 000 enjoys a picturesque and very private location The farmhouse has great scope for renovation and modernisation and is bordered by agricultural land The ground floor comprises a kitchen and pantry with a quarry tiled floor living room and sitting room with exposed beams central hallway and office Upstairs there are three bedrooms and a bathroom A large garden is currently laid to lawn with shrubs and shrub borders The outbuildings which have great scope for alternative uses subject to planning consent are located around a part concrete yard and comprise an L shaped shippon meal house store with loft pigsty workshop and store Approached over a stone access track leading from the Bridgnorth to Ludlow road the property is subject to a single private dwelling covenant Four blocks of land at Stanton Upon Hine Heath near Shrewsbury are on offer A block of 18 13 acres of grassland and woodland has a guide price of 160 000 to 180 000 21 40 acres of grassland and mixed woodland has a guide price of 125 000 1 66 acres of permanent pastureland has a guide price of 25 000 to 30 000 and 0 52 acres of

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  • Four awards in one week for Shropshire country hotel - Shropshire Business Today
    The County Hotels Group Adding to its already impressive awards and accolades collection one of which names the Pen y Dyffryn Country Hotel as the Britain s Cosiest Place to Stay by the travel writers of The Sunday Telegraph are two awards from The Good Hotel Guide to include Best Walking Hotel 2016 and Rooms with a view following on from this the hotel won Sawday s Special Places Favourite Hotel Award 2016 topping their winning streak off with The AA Silver Star Award for superior guest service A special presentation for winners of The Good Hotel Guide Awards will be held during the Independent Hotel Show where they can enjoy a champagne awards celebration on October 20 at Olympia Exhibition Centre London Owner of the Pen y Dyffryn Country Hotel Miles Hunter comments Winning awards like these show that Shropshire can compete with the best of them when it comes to being a great tourist destination SHARE Facebook Twitter tweet Previous article Breakfast briefing creates a business buzz Next article Insurance boost for Shropshire GPs with launch of new scheme Carl Jones http 4 KA By0blG RELATED ARTICLES MORE FROM AUTHOR Courts rule in favour of bosses monitoring staff

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  • New home for Ludlow business networking group - Shropshire Business Today
    Boar Ludlow WiRE Network Leader and business woman Marina Ibrahim who runs bizz buzz a marketing and training consultancy as well as her culinary venture Cooking Like Cleopatra was delighted when Adam Tutt proposed the use of the multifunctional event venue The Sitting Room to her group The Sitting Room already is an established place in Ludlow s creative and arts scene offering a variety of artistic performances and get togethers for friends and performers of theatre poetry and book clubs and music Marina said Many of Ludlow s WiRE Network members are creative and crafts businesses There couldn t be a better opportunity for us to mingle socialise network and support each other We already look forward to exciting times and collaborations Thank you Adam The monthly network meetings host a variety of topics and speakers to enhance business know how promote businesses and to connect with local businesses For more information go to www wireuk org ludlow network html or contact Marina at marina bizz buzz co uk If you know any female entrepreneurs or any women thinking of starting a business please do invite them to join us The monthly Ludlow WiRE Network meetings for new and experienced female entrepreneurs are free to attend and take place every last Tuesday of the month at 7pm at The Sitting Room Blue Boar in Ludlow Further information or sign up for a monthly newsletter on https www facebook com LudlowWiRE SHARE Facebook Twitter tweet Previous article Insurance boost for Shropshire GPs with launch of new scheme Next article County telecoms company is eyeing up expansion into the capital Carl Jones http 4 KA By0blG RELATED ARTICLES MORE FROM AUTHOR Courts rule in favour of bosses monitoring staff emails Three is the magic number to help bridge the local skills

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  • Law firm staff celebrate the fruits of their labours - Shropshire Business Today
    and rhubarb in a tradition called gleaning Gleaning is a relatively new concept to the UK but is an age old European tradition from the Middle Ages where land owners would invite the poor on to their land to gather the fruit that had been left unharvested The idea was the brainchild of FBC Manby Bowdler paralegal Samantha Roberts whose father John started the fruit farm 44 years ago She said At the end of a season a lot of the fruit ends up going to waste This is mainly because there may have been a bumper crop and there may be a glut of strawberries and other soft fruit on the market As the farm is mainly pick your own it s not cost effective to harvest the produce and it is difficult to find somewhere that will take a one off delivery due to a surplus so gleaning was the obvious solution I had the idea that an FBC Manby Bowdler team could take a day out and gather the fruit and deliver it to the organisations who could put it to good use rather than see it go to waste The fruit was delicious and there was more than we volunteers could possibly pick in one day but we were delighted to gather so much to help York House Niall Blackie Senior Partner at FBC Manby Bowdler said I was delighted that Samantha thought of this idea It was such a good way for the firm to help Bearstone Fruit Farm and make a kind gesture to such a worthy cause The remainder of the fruit and vegetables were donated to two church groups in Wolverhampton where FBC Manby Bowdler also has offices The firm employs more than 160 people and regularly supports community events and organisations

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  • Reckon you're entitled to a teabreak at work? Well, think again... - Shropshire Business Today
    during every working day John Mehtam But contrary to what your staff may believe as an employer you re not required to provide staff with hot drinks or the facilities to make them You might decide you want to provide milk teabags and coffee and given the emotional attachment many workers have to their beloved cuppa it could be a sound business proposition But it s not something you re required to do by law and indeed the cost of providing such refreshments over a year could add up significantly particularly if you have a large workforce John said providing a kitchen kettle and fridge could also create potential health and safety issues which an employer may choose not to take on Burns electric shocks or even food poisoning could all crop up but if you have a sensible kitchen policy in place that should go a long way to reducing the risks so make sure it s clearly set out in your staff handbook Tea breaks may seem like an unassuming element of the working day but throughout history they have become an iconic symbol of British working patterns and you may decide that failing to provide the equipment or the materials to make a hot drink would be a step too far Our Alpha employment experts have wide ranging experience in creating bespoke legally compliant policies for any business and we can help you draw up a strategy that will keep your workplace kitchen and your staff safe while maintaining a tradition that dates back hundreds of years SHARE Facebook Twitter tweet Previous article Want to have your five minutes of fame Next article Law firm staff celebrate the fruits of their labours Carl Jones http 4 KA By0blG RELATED ARTICLES MORE FROM AUTHOR Stadco Schneider and Caterpillar

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