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OPEN: First two retailers open at The Valley

Down in The Valley the shops are opening. Two household names lead the way

PRAISE: Judi Brazkiewicz of the FSB.

Small businesses welcome efforts to tackle late payment

SPEAKER: Michael Mychajluk from Jaguar Land Rover with Amanda Digne-Malcolm, ICAEW members’ director

Small businesses invited to day out at Jaguar Land Rover

Cricket club accountants 96 not out on New Road ground.

AWARD: Peter Keates, LABC president, Jonathan Gisbourne, project manager, Speller Metcalfe, Steve Harker, contract manager, Speller Metcalfe, Wendell Baker, LABC business development director, and Anna Thompson, LABC director of training

Another trophy for Speller Metcalfe sideboard. Malvern firm proves best in the west

MUMS: Charlotte Hencher-Cross with Logan and Amy Woodhouse with Noah, first time business mums

Worcester mums turn entrepreneurs after business brainwave

PRESENTATION: Tim Hitchins (pilot), Jennifer Appleton (ISO Quality Services operations director), Tom Davies (paramedic), Peter Appleton (ISOQSL managing director), Susan Appleton (ISOQSL finance director) and Stuart Evans (pilot).

Air Ambulance benefits from company's 15th birthday with £1000 cheque

LAUNCH: At the launch of Worcestershire Business Energy Scheme – Ashley Bayliss, sales director, Compare Energy Bills, Ian Jones, area manager CEB, Robin Walker MP, Gordon Hazelton, managing director Hazelton Mountford, Chartered Accounts and Jake Mount

Businesses join together to cut commercial energy costs

TRAIN: On the job training at the new Vax Academy

Apprenticeship academy for floorcare firm Vax

ENTERTAINING: Worcestershire Business Breakfast Club back at Webbs

Business club blooming again at garden centre

AWARD: Francis Richardson, RoSPA director of operations, presents the award to Tim Davies, health and safety manager of Oakleaf Commercial Services

Top health and safety award for maintenance company

GREENEST: Worcester Bosch Group award winners

Worcester Bosch rewards its greenest installers

OPEN: Mrs Iris Jordan and Don Briant cut the ribbon

Celebrations as Worcester nursing home opens new accommodation

FANTASTIC NEWS: Gary Woodman, executive director at Worcestershire LEP

Money available for community projects, but get in quick

EXPORT: FedEx courier on export mission

Small businesses in Worcestershire lead the way in exports says new report

TALK: Nicky Moffat (left) with Kathryn Wagstaff, project manager of Finditinworcestershire,

Worcester's business leaders called to attention by top female army officer

DAN: Professional qualification for Dan Jackson

Fellowship award for accountant Dan Jackson

SUCCESS: Amanda Summers' business plan proved a winner

Artist Amanda's business plan sketches out successful future

WINNERS: Co-op Travel's Worcester branch team

Worcester's Co-op Travel team wins again

FOUNDERS: Guy Mucklow and Jamie Turner

Name change for expanding technology company Postcode Anywhere

PACKAGE: Aztec owners Colin and Sharon Le Gresley and NatWest relationship manager Jeremy O’Grady.

Labels company gets new address

OPPORTUNITIES: Students Koray Kucuker and James Robinson with Marie Menendez from Worcestershire County Council's digital innovation team.

New site allows students to apply for work experience online

TREAT: Head therapist Gemma Marskell-Stewart gives a treatment

Mulberry Spa blossoms in Evesham

PRESENTATION: Philip Fowler (left) being presented with the IS0 9001 certificate by Peter O’Neill from ISO Quality Services Ltd.

Move Master receives accreditation after master moves

MEETING: Julie Mears (marketing communications manager UTC, left) and Harriett Baldwin with apprentices Jamie Todhunter and Sam Phillips.

Malvern apprentices meet Harriett Baldwin in London

TEAM: Standing – Richard Harris, Michelle Ivins, Tess Randles and Stuart Matthew. Sitting – Emma Portman and Sarah Taylor.

Gough Bailey Wright up for more gongs

CHECK: Shaun Jones of Halls

Landowners urged to check phone mast rentals as broadband spreads

Birmingham Airport sees best month ever.

EXPANDING: Colin Gordon, managing partner at Gordon Lutton Solicitors

Gordon Lutton expands its Worcester office

EFFORT: Chris Townsend of Curo Accountants

Chris rides 150 miles for NSPCC

WELCOME: Nick Playford, Maynard Burton and Iain Morrison

New agricultural expert for mfg

SITE MAP: Lorna Jeynes, strategic funding officer at Worcestershire County Council; Cllr Simon Geraghty, Worcestershire County Council cabinet member for the economy, skills, and infrastructure; Richard Grounds, executive director of growth and investment

New construction industry training centre for Worcester

WALKING: Lisa Randall, Tim Mitchell and Hannah Sandbrook from Co-operative Funeralcare, Worcester

Funeral directors walk for charity

MOVE: Ben Truslove with Ray Eyre at Orchard Clothing

New shop suits clothing company

CRISP: Businesswoman Michelle Aland is a Tyrrells Crisps lover

Tyrrells bags another entry in list of top 200 fastest growing companies

DEAL: Paul Busby, managing director of Viezu Technologies (left) and Philip Hyde, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.

Vehicle tuning company leaves Worcestershire

TRUCKS: Part of the Walker fleet

Walkers joins Palletways. Haulage firm added to freight network.

RUN: The J S Wright team of staff and directors that ran the Great Birmingham 10K Run.

Firm goes the extra 10k for St Richard's. Staff run for hospice funds

FAITH: Jonathan Green, development surveyor at St. Modwen

Leading developer puts faith in Worcester's future

AWARD: Steve Speller (right) with Neil Shurety of Border Archaeology, sponsor of the heritage award.

MALVERN contractor wins major heritage award

PRESENTATION: Peter Keates, LABC president; Derek Colley, senior site manager, Oakleaf Commercial Services; Matt Scarrott, LABC Warranty account manager and Anna Thompson, LABC director of training

Derek is the best in the west. Commercial site manager wins regional award

LAUNCH: Young Solutions chairman Michael Hunter (left) with Cecil Duckworth

New young people's charity launched in Worcestershire

TRIBUTE: Sir Iain Chalmers, Penelope Chalmers and Dr Robert Chalmers at the road named after their father.

Obstetrician's work gives birth to Worcester road name

NEW: Simon Raggett to join Hargreave Hale.

Hargreave Hale invests in another professional

ACT NOW: John Painter, managing partner at CB, Chartered Accountants

Businesses urged to snap up investment allowance before rate drops

Government boost for Worcestershire's aspiring businesswomen

WARNING: Judi Brazkiewicz, Federation of Small Business chairman for Worcestershire

Small businesses wary about inflation levels

SOLO: Accountant Nic Rawlings, flying solo.

Accountant Nic goes solo in Malvern

CHALLENGE: Amanda Middleton of the law firm's Evesham office who took part in the distance challenge

Law firm clocks up 1,700 miles for Barnardo's

CONTRACTS: Redmond Peel, co-founder of Airband Community Internet

Worcester internet services provider leads rural broadband spread

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