Author Archives: David

The 4th R’ in education – relationships

Simon Smith arrived at Rydal Penrhos in January 2017 following six years at Haileybury as deputy head (Academic), where he taught History and was also a senior boarding house tutor, Year 7 tutor and refereed many football and rugby matches. Prior to Haileybury, Simon was at Worth School in Sussex for 11 years where he […]

That’s Your Lot!

Working with rare pieces of art, antiques and collectables is a dream job for many, but for those who work at Wright Marshall auctioneers, it’s a reality. Johanna Bolhoven went to meet Rachel Houston-Holland, regional head of fine art, at their Knutsford salesroom. Wright Marshall is one of the leading auction houses serving Cheshire, Derbyshire, South Lancashire, North Wales, […]

When Adam Met Katy

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner [at the time of writing], my meeting with Adam and Katy Rickitt was entirely appropriate. I spent a wonderful afternoon with the loved-up couple who shared their ‘how we met’ story; the rituals that keep them connected and why they never want to leave Cheshire, writes Johanna Bolhoven. […]

Wilmslow teenager set to conquer the world of geography

Jessica Hewitt (18) from Wilmslow is set to conquer the world of Geography as she celebrates receiving two unconditional offers to study the subject post A-level from Lancaster University and the University of Birmingham. A student in demand, Jessica has also secured a reduced offer from Durham University. A sixth former at Manchester High School […]

Online Safety a Priority at Withington Girls’ School

To mark international Safer Internet Day 2018, Withington Girls’ School held a series of events aimed at further improving digital wellbeing for pupils, culminating in an informative presentation for parents on online safety. Withington has already been working closely with Digital Awareness UK and Childnet to help its school community better understand both the implications of […]

Mark Radcliffe Presents ‘Folk at the Theatre’ at Knutsford Music Festival

Broadcaster Mark Radcliffe has teamed up with Knutsford Town Council to host a series of gigs in the first wave of announcements for Knutsford Music Festival. The BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music DJ, who lives in the town, will transform Knutsford Little Theatre into a folk club for three nights from Friday, June 22, […]

Women Over 50 Lead Boom in Solo Travel

Say ‘solo traveller’ and you might think of a backpacking student on their gap year. But these days, that image could hardly be further from the truth, writes Cathy Winston, editor of 101 Singles Holidays One of the biggest travel trends of the past few years is the number of Brits travelling alone. It […]


The company which owns The Mere Golf Resort and Spa has been sold to a Gulf based investor for an undisclosed sum. The business operates the 81-bedroom luxury resort, spa and 18-hole James Braid designed championship golf course in Cheshire. Shareholders Mark Boler and Gary Corbett have sold their stake in the business to Ejarat […]

People in Business in Cheshire

Promotion ‘At the Double’ Cheshire accountants, Howard Worth, has announced the promotion of Gary Makin and Martin Webb to Partner. The partner team now stands at nine. Gary, who joined the company in 2005, and became a certified accountant in 2010, also recently qualified as financial adviser, enabling him to offer advice to clients around […]

Unique Event Will Launch Warrington Business Awards 2018

The Warrington Business Awards are back in 2018 and the organising committee has announced a unique launch event, with both the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, and Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor, Steve Rotherham, being guest speakers. This special dinner, on the evening of Thursday 1st February, is a sell out. Warrington Business Awards […]

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