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Government contracts deliver success A specialist courier company tripled its turnover, and created 60 new jobs, after winning a government contract. Bosses at Topspeed Couriers say similar sized firms can grow their businesses by bidding for government work through the Crown Commercial Service. Topspeed specialises in the safe transportation of goods requiring special handling across the UK. In 2013, after winning a place on ...

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Arley fundraiser supports local children’s cancer charity

Festive spirit arrived early at Arley Hall as guests browsed an array of more than 75 stalls at the annual Arley Hall Shopping Spectacular, held at the home of Lord and Lady and sponsored by Boodles. The event raised £37,000 for The Joshua Tree, a Northwich-based children's cancer charity. A preview shopping evening saw visitors enjoying a drink at the Knutsford-based Piccolino ...

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Delamere Dairy is the main ring sponsor at the Royal Cheshire County Show 2019

The Royal Cheshire County Show has welcomed Knutsford-based Delamere Dairy as principal partner, sponsoring the main ring, for the third successive year. The company has been involved with the show for many years. Delamere Dairy started life thirty-four years ago, in Delamere Forest, when Liz and Roger Sutton bought their first three goats. Today, headquartered in Knutsford, the company is an internationally ...

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CAFT staff and volunteers (L to R) Back Helen Frank, Carol Robinson, Jure Modic, Katy Airey, Josie Collier, Marie Molnar, Tom Lockett, Rachel Brooks, Laura Grewer, Pippa Watton, Helen Crowther.  Front Ian Eccles and Catherine Watton

CAFT charity ball raises record amount

Guests at a White Christmas themed Ball raised an astonishing £140,000 for local children’s charity, the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust on Saturday 8th December at Mere Golf Resort & Spa.  Photographs kindly supplied by Andrew Collier Photography The charity’s 21st annual ball was attended by 450 guests – that’s 150 more than the previous year, helping them to raise an additional £40,000 on ...

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Cheshire’s ‘New Breed’ of Entrepreneur

There is a ‘new breed’ of entrepreneur around. The last ten years have been challenging at best. The economic crisis hit some business sectors like a whirlwind, writes Matthew Robinson. Out of the downturn a new breed of entrepreneur emerged with a different attitude; different values, different goals and armed with new ways of doing business. This ‘new breed’ includes first-time entrepreneurs ...

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Blossoms Exterior Full (2) (002)Your Chance to Win A luxury four-star getaway and afternoon tea at Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel

Your Chance to Win A luxury four-star getaway and afternoon tea at Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel Situated in the heart of Chester, a stone’s throw from some of the area’s most iconic attractions, the charming Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel is perfectly located to explore all the historic city has to offer. One lucky winner will […]

IMG_0914Picasso metamorphosis

Photography by Rebecca Eastment. “Good artists borrow, great artists steal,” said Picasso. And he should know. The little Spanish master ransacked the whole of art history, recycling and transforming famous images as he rampaged his way to greatness, writes our art critic, Malcolm Storer.  Picasso Metamorphosis A perfect example of this is now the subject of […]

Jamie Chadwick Director of Technology Enhanced Learning and Neal Plews IT Development Manager receive their award from Apple (002)AESG named ‘Apple Distinguished School’

Alderley Edge School for Girls has been recognised as an Apple Distinguished School for 2018–2021. This is a key milestone for the school’s Technology Enhanced Learning Strategy which began in 2014. Apple Distinguished Schools are centres of innovation, leadership and educational excellence that use Apple products to inspire creativity, collaboration and critical thinking. They showcase innovative […]

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Cheshire Show-1Delamere Dairy is the main ring sponsor at the Royal Cheshire County Show 2019

The Royal Cheshire County Show has welcomed Knutsford-based Delamere Dairy as principal partner, sponsoring the main ring, for the third successive year. The company has been involved with the show for many years. Delamere Dairy started life thirty-four years ago, in Delamere Forest, when Liz and Roger Sutton bought their first three goats. Today, headquartered […]

Debs Model Shot #2 (1)Shop the sales

A slip dress, a trench coat, trainers and a pencil skirt: there’s nothing more satisfying than that much coveted fashion item brought for a fraction of its original price, but do the sales really save us money or do we splurge on things we’d never normally buy just because it’s more than half off? Despite […]

a.bCheshire’s ‘New Breed’ of Entrepreneur

There is a ‘new breed’ of entrepreneur around. The last ten years have been challenging at best. The economic crisis hit some business sectors like a whirlwind, writes Matthew Robinson. Out of the downturn a new breed of entrepreneur emerged with a different attitude; different values, different goals and armed with new ways of doing […]

Blogs

Personal Touch Winner - See SawBra-vo!

Local lingerie, swimwear and nightwear boutique, See-Saw Lingerie, has been announced as the WINNER of the Stars: Best Shop Awards, commonly known as The Oscars of the Lingerie Industry! See-Saw Lingerie beat 19 other independent lingerie shops to win the much coveted and fiercely contested ‘Personal Touch Shop’ Award, at a glittering Award ceremony held at […]

Royce Yu (Centre 209) Abbey College Manchester Student and Go Karting Champion (002)Student Races to Success

Talented Abbey College Manchester karting champion, Chen Yiu Royce Yu (16), is celebrating a year of exceptional motoring successes. The A-level student who studies business, chemistry and economics at the city centre-based college, began racing at the age of 13 and currently competes in the X30 Senior Class of the IAME (Italian American Motor Engineering) South East Asian […]

Cheshire squad at DrapersBest of the best

Some of our wonderful Cheshire boutiques celebrated their ‘best of the best’ nomination at the Drapers Independents Awards 2018 at the Brewery in London on Wednesday 12 September, including Black White Denim in Wilmslow, Cocaranti in Knutsford, Pixie Childrenswear and See-Saw Lingerie in Hale, and The Edit in Knutsford. The awards celebrate innovation and talent […]