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AWARD: Ross Huntley receives his award from Steve Morris, managing director of Morgan Technologies

Mower man Ross cuts straight path to apprentices award

APPRENTICE: Sally Westwood gains place on Co-operative Travel apprenticeship scheme,

Travel agent's career takes off with the Co-op.

AWARD: Jackie Venables with her direct selling award

Sales success brings national award for grandmother Jackie

AWARD: Bookended by Free Radio Worcester presenters and hosts for the evening, Hursty (left) and Helen (right), Sue and Vance Parsons receive their award from David Ledbury of Growth Accelerator (second left)

Driver Hire Hereford and Worcester drive off with another award

MODEL: Cristina Iutis with the hair model she styled to win the next generation hairdresser of the year competition

Christina takes short cut to hairdressing title

WELCOME: New recruits Kiran Bi, Sonali Obhrai, Clinton Townsend, Abigail Wells, Tracey Ashford and Alexandra Bayliss.

Thursfields adds six new recruits as law firm grows

AWARD: Toby Hart of Droitwich firm Fish4Dogs with the Asia export award

Asia award for Droitwich pet food firm

CERTS: First delegates of the programme from West Midlands Fire Service receiving their leading to excellence certificates.

Worcester Business School works with fire brigade to develop leadership skills

SOLD: Former Permadoor premises now bought by Roundhouse

Kitchen firm Roundhouse to open larger factory in Malvern

TOP: Amber Petit, winner of top apprentice award

Amber shines brightly as one of Worcestershire's top apprentices

MORGAN: Chinese visitors at Morgan Motors in Malvern

Top Chinese trade delegation visits Worcestershire

WELCOMES: John Painter, managing partner at CB, Chartered Accountants broadly welcomes the Autumn Statement

Chancellor's review appreciates value of small businesses, claims Worcester accountant

AWARDS: Ormerod Rutter senior HR advisor Jayne Spiers and apprentice Ollie Maiden with event host and BBC Breakfast business presenter Steph McGovern, (far left) and Sam Morgan, commercial director of award category sponsor eReponse Recruitment(right).

Ormerod Rutter apprenticeship programme wins employer award

AWARD: Sandra Berry, assistant director of HR (right) receiving the employer of the year award on behalf of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust from Lizzie Arnold, skeleton Winter Olympian and World Champion.

NHS Trust county's top apprentice employer

TOP: Joe Reynolds with his Lifetime Learner Achievement Award

Barber Joe hits the headlines with top apprentices award

AWARDS: Sue and Peter Appleton of ISO Quality Services with Mark Minton of The Wilson Organisation (left) and Andy Hough of sponsors Royal London.

Quality performance from quality assurance company wins Midlands award

CERTIFICATES: Business representatives with their accreditation certificates at the Worcestershire Works Well event

Companies recognised for good working environment at Worcestershire Works Well event

AWARDS: Actor Brian Blessed with Carole Gowers, director of Evesham Dog Grooming Academy, and teaching staff Annabel Green, Rebecca Bryant and Sarah Jane McCarney.

Tails wagging at Evesham dog grooming business as it wins top national award

AWARD: Emily Brooks from West Midland Safari Park celebrates winning the IAAPA class two best digital video commercial category at the 2015 Brass Ring Marketing Excellence Awards for its Land of the Living Dinosaurs commercial / advert.

Safari Park wins major award for Land of the Living Dinosaurs ad

LAUNCH: Stoford joint managing director Dan Gallagher joins Rugby World Cup winner Neil Back and Gerard Ludlow, Stoford director, at Spetchley Park for the launch of the Worcester Six development.

Rugby legend Neil Back touches down to see Worcester business park take off

HO HO HO: St Peter's Garden Centre team get ready to celebrate Christmas

Seasonal cheer for St Peter's Garden Centre's Christmas grotto, again voted best in the Midlands

GOLD: drp and JLR team receiving the gold award for automotive event . Left to right, Hal Cruttenden(host) Katie Farr (drp) Richard Hingley (drp) Emma Collins (drp) Isobel Hoseason (JLR) and Kathleen Walden (SECC)

drp wins five more awards in industry competition

NOMINATED: Oliver Carpenter nominated for award for his work with Upton Blues Festival

No singing the blues by Oliver after nomination for Tourism Superstar award

CORPORATE: Peter Raybould, Alison Scott, Peter Brookes and Sara Hunt

Two lawyers called Peter join corporate team at Harrison Clark Rickerbys

AWARD: Judi Brazkiewicz, chairman of FSB Worcestershire, Jordan Forrest and Tim Maxfield, Worcester University’s head of business development,

Worcester Uni student Jordan Forrest top of the tree at business awards

EXPANDING: Peter Heming, managing director of Heming Group, which is creating a new plumbing division

South Worcestershire contractors Heming Group expands with new plumbing division

EXPANDING: Peter Heming, managing director of Heming Group, which is creating a new plumbing division

South Worcestershire contractors Heming Group expands with new plumbing division

Jan Thompson (left), partner at Kerwoods Solicitors with new appointment Emma Bedews in Redditch (47198378)

From office junior to partner, Emma Beddows climb up the legal ladder

CHECK: Liz Davies, managing director at Hinton, prepares to visit the Worcestershire food banks with senior technician Tim Cubberley (left) and technical director Steven Blount.

Food banks given pre-Christmas check-over by pest control firm to ensure no unwanted seasonal visitors

CYBER: Judi Brazkiewicz, FSB chairman for Worcestershire, urging Government on cyber crime

Government urged not to forget cyber crime by Worcestershire business leaders

AWARD: Sallie Ryan, partnerships manager at Social Enterprise West Midlands, with award winning development coach Nick Comley

Malvern support specialist comes out on top at Social Enterprise Awards

NEW WEBSITE: National Windscreens’ managing director Pete Marsden and Pepperneck managing director Steve AdamsSteveAdams

Malvern agency Pepperneck puts shine on business for National Windscreens

LINE-UP: Winners of Enterprising Worcestershire Business Awards (from left) host "Hursty" from Free Radio, Heather Hayes, director of Blue Orchid, who presented the award, winners James Workman and Michael Ranaldo of Dephrisk Ltd and host "

Enterprising companies win in Worcestershire business awards competition

SMILE PLEASE: The winning photo of Hetty the terrier in the deckchair at Croome Park

Photo of dog in a deckchair wins owner year's supply of doggie treats. Both very pleased.

ROW: drp's Ergo challenge during which the team rowed more than one million metres in 24 hours raising £1,400 for MIMN.

drp completes mammoth anniversary events challenge two months ahead of schedule

CONFERENCE: Attending the farmers conference at Malvern, Micheal Blandford, Paul Westaway, Stuart Agnew, farming minister George Eustice, Graham Redman, Mike Gooding and John Wilesmith

Farmers need reassurance over EU vote, Malvern conference told

HONOURED: Paul Walker, managing director of Malvern Instruments

Malvern Instruments chief honoured by University of Worcester

MAP: The Herefordshire heat loss map in use

Check home heat loss on council website

ROADSHOW: Nick Corley, UKTI West Midlands international trade adviser, outside the Exporting is GREAT truck

Truck stop advice for businesses new to exporting

Photo competition to capture Worcester in winter

AWARDS: Left to right – James Jordan, Strictly Come Dancing dancer, Paula Farrington and Lisa Farrington-Martin, co-owners of Embrace, Jemma Barnes, managing director of Anita UK and Georg Weber-Unger, managing director of Anita Germany.

Embrace Boutique a Star at lingerie awards

OPENING: Brig Gerhard Wheeler, former Commander 143 (West Midlands) Brigade and now Commander Kabul Security Force and British Forces Afghanistan Operation Resolute Support, and Lt Col Stuart Hitchman of the Royal Artillery at the Norton development openi

New home waiting for a hero near Worcester

RISE: West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin welcomes rise in apprentice numbers

Harriett Baldwin welcomes rising number of apprentices

Farmers need to check out new "farm cottage" rules, expert warns

RE-OPENING: Nicky Rees, assistant store manager, Barry Marchant, retail operations manager, shop fitting contractor Jack Tompkins, Mrs Freda Knight, Worcester Mayor Cllr Roger Knight, Sally Chambers, marketing manager, Hallowood owner Mengyao Wu, Fred Jon

Hallowood re-opens in Worcester after complete refurb of furniture store

MOVED: Andy Fortune-Hiseman has joined Select Lets

Andy leaves Andrew Grant to move 200 yards down the road.

RURAL: Deadline for rural business grant looms

Time running out to apply for rural business grants

TEAM: Members of Quanta’s Resettlement team Kelly Nicholls, Andrea Crane, Kate Ross and Amanda Taylor

Training company Quanta wins at Resettlement Awards

ARTISTS: Bewdley Primary School pupils Erin Flack, Orla Southall, Ursula Coldrick, Matthew Pickford, Cassie Giles, Ellie Leach and Eve Westbury

Schoolchildren produce prescription for brightening up medical centre site.

AWARDS: Michael and Felicity Davies and Gillian Kerton (Churchfields Farm), Brian, Paul and Hayley Warren and Lisa Childs (Broad Street DIY)

Two Worcestershire family businesses commended at awards event

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