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  • Let's hope the halo keeps shining - Shropshire Business Today
    250 000 annual accommodation allowance He s been compared to heart throb actor George Clooney and has already smoozed Mr Osborne into taking him on for five years instead of the customary eight He s played the few positive cards he has to maximum advantage sparking a minor surge on the FTSE by dropping clear hints that base rates are unlikely to rise soon News that he was in at his desk at 7am on his first day and wait for it even took the Tube also brought serious nods of approval from industry experts Though if I was paying somebody a package equivalent to around 900 000 a year I would expect them to put in a reasonable shift to justify it And he also managed to see off a rebellion among some of the toughest adversaries a man can ever face Women The women had collected 33 000 signatures to express their outrage that no member of their sex was likely to be feature on the next issue of banknotes and had been trying to buttonhole somebody at the Bank since April to vent their collective spleen Hey presto Mr Carney agrees to despatch a representative to see them immediately drops a fairly broad hint that he s on their side and the whole issue disappears It is a change of tack style and approach from the Bank which has won lots of new admirers But let s not get carried too far away Whilst Mr Carney obviously has the blarney he ll also need the weight to steer the economy through its choppiest period in decades The really tough decisions are still to come and are what in the end Mr Carney will live or die by So while he may be winning the short term PR

    Original URL path: http://www.shropshirebusinesstoday.co.uk/sbtblog/lets-hope-the-halo-keeps-shining/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Brewing up - Shropshire Business Today
    the first in 40 years In the previous four years excise duty on beer rose by 42 per cent It was quite simply killing the pub said Mrs Simmonds Unlike supermarkets these small businesses had nowhere to go because two thirds of their sales are in beer There is an absolute connection between beer and pubs As well as taking a penny off a pint the Chancellor also scrapped the beer escalator which was due to continue increasing the tax on beer by two per cent above inflation until 2014 15 This signalled to international brewers that Britain cares about its pubs and meant that small family brewers could invest with more confidence in sites that they own said Mrs Simmonds It should be remembered however that beer tax in this country remains about three times that of France and 11 times that of Germany No wonder we come runners up to the Germans when it comes to beer consumption A non smoker herself Mrs Simmonds recognises the impact the smoking ban had on pubs For some it was a catastrophe The pub is absolutely at the centre of village life but people just stayed at home While there is no question that the smoking ban drove many away it also led others especially women and families to start going to the pub A pub food revolution has seen the number of meals served in pubs rise to around one billion a year Mrs Simmonds herself partial to a glass of India Pale Ale said I would like to see more women drinking beer It is much lower in alcohol than wine and spirits and many women could benefit from switching to a lower alcohol drink The BBPA chief executive is keen to promote more attractive glasses for women and has some examples on her office window sill of the type of stemmed glasses often seen on the continent The association is also keen to see greater use of beer glasses which contain two thirds of a pint It will be fascinating to see if they catch on Mrs Simmonds is eager as well to take issue with those who demand that for health reasons beer and breweries should be removed from sports sponsorship Advertising and sponsorship is about brand awareness not encouraging people to drink more Cricket teams have been supported by their local pubs for decades and how many amateur football teams are run from the local She argues that a drink containing natural ingredients and minerals taken after a run or a game of football rugby or cricket does not do any harm Always provided of course that it s done in moderation The BBPA supports the Drink Aware campaign which highlights the dangers of over indulgence and points to the number of alcohol units in a pint of beer a 375ml bottle of usually stronger beer a 175ml glass of wine and a measure of spirit Mrs Simmonds accepts that so called pre loading by young

    Original URL path: http://www.shropshirebusinesstoday.co.uk/features/brewing-up/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Energy loss gives supermarkets food for thought - Shropshire Business Today
    has been providing simple solutions to temperature maintenance problems using its celebrated Tempro lightweight insulation with amazing thermal properties Managing director Brian Seymour explains Our product has been scientifically proven to cut energy loss by 25 in chillers and an amazing 33 3 in freezers Supermarkets and logistics have been our core sectors but we are branching out into pharmaceuticals and expanding export markets The Middle East is one of several potential growth areas for us The eye catching energy saving figures are based on the UK s rather moderate weather conditions so even greater savings in both financial and environmental terms may be expected in hotter climates with an even swifter return on investment Whatever your temperature control application you can be sure that SMI will have a product to meet your needs It even helped legendary explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes who chose Tempro to insulate his portable living quarters during his latest trip to the South Pole One of the latest innovations is Back Stop the first insulated flexible barrier designed to reduce energy loss from the back of a chilled or frozen vehicle The insulated door curtain system is based on SMI s original development for supermarket cold rooms and freezers and conserves significant amounts of energy by retaining chill With vehicle back doors open at least three quarters of the load is automatically protected Mr Seymour says There are some very positive signs coming back from the industry about Back Stop but we like to base ourselves on facts so we plan to place further trial models with different industry sectors to refine our successful feedback SHARE Facebook Twitter tweet Previous article Insuring success Lucy and Laura surpass expectations Next article Problem solvers face the dragons Carl Jones http 4 KA By0blG RELATED ARTICLES MORE FROM

    Original URL path: http://www.shropshirebusinesstoday.co.uk/news/energy-loss-gives-supermarkets-food-for-thought/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Business teambuilding down to a tee - Shropshire Business Today
    can make the difference between success and failure For instance all Premier League footballers have immense technical ability so clubs do a lot of work to improve the mental side of their game how they deal with pressure by working as a team and that sort of thing We play our part by providing some light relief with our mobile golf simulator and advising them on how to improve their golfing technique Mr Shrosbree said the experience of working at such high performing organisations had helped inspire Shrosbree Golf s team building events We can tailor the sessions individually for a business depending on their needs he said They can range from a simple nearest the pin competition which is great fun to a complex session to help staff embrace change or develop their leadership qualities I would wholeheartedly recommend coming along to our centre at Rodenhurst Business Park in Roden to see the simulator technology for yourself and we can discuss how we can help develop your staff Shrosbree Indoor Golf and Performance Centre gives people the chance to play on 80 courses around the world by using state of the art widescreen simulators They also have a mobile simulator which formed the basis of the sessions with Manchester City Manchester United and England footballers Mr Shrosbree said We were invited to take our mobile simulator as part of the Orka golf club fitting service because we are a Centre of Excellence for the Orka brand Alex Comben from Orka added As a supporter of a number of professional football clubs Orka regularly visits teams to offer staff and players the opportunity to have truly custom built and uniquely tailored golf clubs As a result of the partnership Shrosbree Golf has become a mainstay within the offering through their

    Original URL path: http://www.shropshirebusinesstoday.co.uk/news/business-teambuilding-down-to-a-tee/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Partnership to present its 20:20 business vision - Shropshire Business Today
    Council Steve Williams from Impetus and Andy Duxbury Chief Executive at Aaron and Partners Paul Bennett Chair of Shropshire Business Partnership explained Throughout 2014 our quarterly events were focused on the theme of digital and how technological communications is changing the face of the way we do business So it felt right for the first event of 2015 to turn the spotlight very much on the business planning process as we look at all that is changing in the social economic and technology landscapes Tickets to the event cost 20 per person and guests have the opportunity to network with up to 80 other professionals from across the region as well as enjoy refreshments on arrival followed by a cooked breakfast at 8am Our dedicated speakers will be presenting on the importance of maintaining and creating 20 20 vision and how businesses can best prepare for future trends risks and challenges which may lie ahead In addition we ll be talking about the growing need for businesses to embrace changes such as increased demands from customers new technologies more complex working processes as well as gaining an edge over competitors to lead the market Naturally spaces are limited so we d encourage anyone interested in coming along to visit www shropshirebusiness org and book online or email info shropshirebusiness org for more information Paul concluded Shropshire Business Partnership is an independent network of professional and business services PBS companies in Shropshire which is run by its members for its members Membership is free for eligible organisations with sectors ranging from accountants and architects through to vehicle leasing and web designers For further information about SBP please visit www shropshirebusiness org email info shropshirebusiness org or call 01743 453435 SHARE Facebook Twitter tweet Previous article Are you ready for what 2015

    Original URL path: http://www.shropshirebusinesstoday.co.uk/features/partnership-to-present-its-2020-business-vision/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Fighting back against business crime - Shropshire Business Today
    county He said There is a real need for increased policing to reduce crime in rural areas Prevention is key A lot of crime is not being reported and I would appeal to the public to have that renewed confidence to report it West Mercia Chief Constable David Shaw also announced the Business and Rural Crime Reduction Strategy which included a series of initiatives to tackle the problems facing rural and business communities He said the initiatives included awarding special flag status to towns villages and public spaces with low levels of all crime as well as integrated community management projects to combat vagrancy littering dog fouling and graffiti Mr Shaw said many rural crimes were solved by a strong intelligence network built up using a number of resources and appealed to the public to contact the police if they saw anything they believed to be suspicious The conference attended by representatives from West Mercia police businesses community and council organisations was organised to launch schemes aimed at reducing the number of victims of crime in rural areas High Sheriff of Shropshire Robert Bland told the conference that young people in jobs did not commit crimes and that more needed to be done to tackle Shropshire s skills gap He said small businesses particularly in rural areas and training establishments needed to work more closely together to ensure that youngsters were given the right training to fill the county s job vacancies which would not only help reduce crime but also help local companies grow SHARE Facebook Twitter tweet Previous article Rihanna case highlights intellectual rights dangers Next article Shropshire firms are flouting fire safety rules Carl Jones http 4 KA By0blG RELATED ARTICLES MORE FROM AUTHOR Courts rule in favour of bosses monitoring staff emails Three is the magic

    Original URL path: http://www.shropshirebusinesstoday.co.uk/news/fighting-back-against-business-crime/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Planning for business success - Shropshire Business Today
    by Tim Kidson who has spent the last thirty five years specialising in helping businesses to grow Tim will share practical lessons you can immediately apply to your own business His inspirational growth cycle model is simple powerful and works in every one of the hundreds of businesses that use it both in the UK and overseas We will also be joined by a variety of organisations presenting on numerous ways to boost your business success These include access to finance skills and development procurement export innovation and supply chain development There will also be opportunities for networking with a variety of support stands attending This is a great opportunity for businesses in Shropshire to hear about the many different types of financial and business support opportunities available to help your business grow SHARE Facebook Twitter tweet Previous article Another top award for Shropshire finance firm Next article Promoting BESST practice for local firms 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 gap Redrawing the map to give Shrewsbury a business boost Recent tweets Follow us ShropsBizToday

    Original URL path: http://www.shropshirebusinesstoday.co.uk/news/planning-for-business-success/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Unlocking genius business ideas - Shropshire Business Today
    their own company growth as well as the opportunities available across the range of environmental technologies She said This is not a conference where businesses will learn about renewable energy recycling waste or sustainability it is a chance for businesses to discover what support and advice is available to them to help grow their own organisations which in turn grows the low carbon sector in the Marches and Worcestershire It is an opportunity for companies to network and hear from inspirational guest speakers and take part in workshops and seminars which are giving updates on funding and access to finance export assistance through UKTI procurement and presentation and communication skills The 2014 conference being held in Ludlow features two guest speakers James Bannerman is the author of best selling book Genius Experienced in working with small businesses James combines creativity and psychology to provide practical tools that help businesses to innovate And Andy Pag has spent two years driving around the world powered by used cooking oil in an old school bus he salvaged from a scrap yard Andy has also driven a chocolate powered lorry to Timbuktu in Mali a world first carbon negative expedition and organised the Grease to Greece rally for cars fuelled on restaurant scraps Patricia added The metnet conference is a chance for companies across the low carbon sector in our region to meet up network and find out about potential opportunities which can help their business develop innovate or become more competitive It s a one stop shop for them to catch up on current funding opportunities as well as take part in seminars and workshops which will be beneficial to their businesses SHARE Facebook Twitter tweet Previous article Promoting BESST practice for local firms Next article Five Minutes With Steve Harris Carl Jones

    Original URL path: http://www.shropshirebusinesstoday.co.uk/news/unlocking-genius-business-ideas/ (2016-02-16)
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