County design firm wins for second time at Shropshire Design Awards

By | 2019-02-14T10:31:16+00:00 February 14th, 2019|Blog, Business News|

Councillor Rob Macey, Portfolio Holder for Planning and Housing Development at Shropshire Council with Craig Marston, director of Ke-Design. Bosses at a Shropshire architectural design studio are celebrating after scooping a second county design and conservation award. Craig Marston, founder and director of Ke-Design with offices in Oswestry and Shrewsbury won the award at the Shropshire Council Design

Shropshire business network raises enough money to save two lives for the Midlands Air Ambulance

By | 2019-02-07T10:48:34+00:00 February 7th, 2019|Blog, Business News|

A Shropshire networking club has presented a £6,000 cheque to the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity after raising money for the organisation with a Christmas raffle. Members of the Severn Business Network, which promotes business growth in and around Shropshire, raised enough money to save two lives in the area, equating to the cost of two helicopter flights. The donation was

Mum who used food to help children’s chronic health conditions will speak at Frestival

By | 2019-02-06T11:10:07+00:00 February 6th, 2019|Blog, What's On|

Claire McDonnell Liu is founder and nutrition advisor at, the Leicestershire based non-profit organisation she set up with her husband Justin. A woman who used food to help heal her two children’s drastic health problems will speak at a Shropshire festival that celebrates free-from foods and how to help those suffering with allergies. Frestival 2019 will take

Catch Stewart Francis’ farewell tour at Oakengates Theatre

By | 2019-02-05T16:45:42+00:00 February 5th, 2019|Blog, What's On|

It’s not often that a comedy show is tinged with sadness but stand-up legend Stewart Francis’ farewell tour might have you holding back the tears - and not just from laughter. The star of Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo and Crackerjack will be performing his show Into the Punset as part of his farewell tour of the UK

Students from Denmark settle in at Shropshire school

By | 2019-02-03T08:36:29+00:00 February 3rd, 2019|Blog|

A group of 30 students and three teachers from a Danish School have made the most of a trip to see how education works in England. The students from Slotshaven Gymnasium in Holbæk, Denmark, have attended lessons, had lunch in the dining hall and heard a talk on the International Baccalaureate qualification at Ellesmere College. The 16 to 19-year-olds visited

Scouting for Girls heading to Shropshire this summer

By | 2019-01-30T16:53:45+00:00 January 30th, 2019|Blog, What's On|

Organisers of Shrewsbury Flower Show are excited to announce they have signed up pop giants Scouting For Girls to appear at this year’s event. The London-based band have been recording and performing for more than 10 years, have had multiple number one hits and sold more than two million records. They will be headlining on the Saturday evening of the

Pharmacy future is looking bright as bosses reflect on golden year

By | 2019-01-28T16:51:20+00:00 January 29th, 2019|Blog, Business News|

Martin Lunt, managing director of Lunts Pharmacies in Shrewsbury, Craven Arms and Pontesbury An independent family-owned Shropshire pharmacy group is looking to a bright future after celebrating a successful golden year. Lunts Pharmacy, which has two stores in Shrewsbury and well as stores in Pontesbury and Craven Arms, looks to offer more services and serve more customers during

Bridgnorth garage in line for top award

By | 2019-01-28T16:40:58+00:00 January 28th, 2019|Blog, Business News|

Shropshire independent garage David Dexters is in the running for a regional title in the national Federation of Small Businesses Awards. The Bridgnorth-based firm has been shortlisted in the Employer of the Year category in the FSB Businesses’ Celebrating Small Business awards 2019. The awards, now in their second year, aim to find the best and most innovative small, medium

Allergy testing available at Frestival

By | 2019-01-23T12:49:31+00:00 January 23rd, 2019|Blog, What's On|

A Shropshire festival specialising in raising awareness of all things free-from today announced its latest speaker. Frestival will take place at the Greenhous West Midlands Showground on May 18 and organisers are aiming to offer information, guidance and tips on free-from lifestyles, as well as a traders village offering free-from food and products. Ben Calder, of the Centre for Integral

Ascendancy celebrates 15 years

By | 2019-01-20T07:58:24+00:00 January 20th, 2019|Blog, Business News|

Helen when Ascendancy first began - with an old fashioned computer! An award-winning Shropshire internet marketing company, which has established itself as one of the leading agencies in Europe, is marking 15 years in business this month (JAN). Ascendancy Internet Marketing, based in Shifnal, has become a major player in the industry since its launch in 2004 by