People in Business in Cheshire

RHOC Star Adds Sparkle to Benetton Store Opening

L-R-Real-Housewives-of-Cheshire-star-Leanne-Brown-Celebrates-the-Opening-of-Benetton-Wilmslow-with-Director-Clare-Vaughan. L-R RHOC star, Leanne Brown celebrates with director Clare Vaughan.

Real Housewives of Cheshire’s Leanne Brown joined the celebrations as Benetton re-opened as a standalone children’s store in Wilmslow.

Leanne, who is married to footballer Wes Brown, helped unveil Benetton’s latest children’s collection at the new look store on Water Lane.

Clare Vaughan, director at Benetton Wilmslow, said: “I am blown away by the level of support we have received. We’re thrilled that Leanne was able to join the celebrations.”

Leanne added: “The store is looking fabulous and it’s great to see Benetton back in Wilmslow. I’m sure the store will be a big hit.”


SG World acquires The Print House

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SG World, with global headquarters located in Crewe, has acquired another well-known Crewe-based business, The Print House (TPH), which specialises in large format and litho printing.

SG World’s print documentation and software solutions help businesses and schools build regulatory best practice into key areas such as visitor and contractor management, workplace safety and pupil safeguarding.

The acquisition is a natural extension of SG World’s current print-based services, as well as now being able to supply personalised workwear for their existing sectors.

With a network already comprising several offices around the World including North America, Ireland, Belgium and Germany, the new acquisition will increase group turnover by 25%.

CEO, Mark Haase, said: “We are very excited about our acquisition of The Print House and we are very much looking forward to welcoming their talented team to Arnold Haase House.”


Recruitment entrepreneur first to secure Wirral Wolves investment

L-R-Justine-McLaughlin-Steve-Rossiter-Nik-Ellis L-R Justine McLaughlin, Steve Rossiter and Nik Ellis

Entrepreneur Steve Rossiter has become the first person to successfully strike a deal with Wirral Wolves, a new investment initiative aimed at North West start-ups.

The idea for Wirral Wolves came from Justine McLaughlin and Nik Ellis, directors of Whitfield Business Support (WBS), a Heswall-based SME incubator service that provides 200 clients with marketing and design services, office space and virtual office functions.

Making use of a £50,000 investment pot and years of experience supporting small and medium-sized firms, Justine and Nik decided to use their commercial savvy and financial clout to help fledgling and growing businesses.

Steve Rossiter’s start-up, Lacuna Recruitment, is the first business to secure investment from Wirral Wolves.

In return for an equity stake, WBS is providing office space in Heswall, building Lacuna Recruitment’s website and managing registration, marketing, social media, full accounts and general administration. It has further provided a cash injection to bridge the gap between Steve’s previous employment and the first fees generated by the new venture.

Nik said: “We’re thrilled to have made our first investment as Wirral Wolves. Steve has a wealth of experience; the drive and the commitment it takes to be successful and we’re delighted to be joining Lacuna Recruitment on this journey.”

Steve said: “The concept for this business and the passion that Nik and I share is that there needs to better transparency for SMEs, and particularly growing businesses, as to what they receive from a recruitment consultant.”


Wilmslow Wedding Planner is ‘North West Wedding Planner 2018’.


Wilmslow-based luxury wedding planning service provider, Helen Eriksen Wedding and Event Design, has been awarded the much-coveted title of ‘North West Wedding Planner of 2018’ by the Wedding Industry Awards (TWIA).

The TWIA logo has become a mark of the highest quality coveted by wedding suppliers all over the country and, most importantly, by couples getting married – A ‘kite mark’ for the wedding industry.

Creative director and owner, Helen Eriksen, said: “To be awarded this title is an absolute honour for me. The Wedding Industry Awards are widely recognised as the most credible and reliable awards out there and hold considerable weight within the industry and with couples planning their big day.


Over the last year I have had the opportunity to work with some truly fantastic couples and I really couldn’t be happier right now.”

Helen will now progress to the national finals to be held in London on 17th January.


Law firm strengthens its family law team


Cheshire legal firm Aaron & Partners LLP has added Katherine Livesey to its family law team as a senior associate.

Katherine, who lives near Mold, began her career with a Wrexham-based firm, working predominantly on civil litigation issues before moving on to specialise in family law. She joins following 13 years at Brabners in Liverpool, where she worked as an associate solicitor across the full spectrum of family law matters.

She is also a member of Resolution, the national organisation of family lawyers.

Katherine said: “Aaron & Partners is a legal practice I’ve admired for a number of years and I’m absolutely thrilled to have joined.”

Richard Barge, partner & head of family law, said: “This is a key, strategic hire for our family law department and underlines our commitment to providing our private clients with an unrivalled personal service and tailored solutions to complex issues. Our regional focus in North Wales will undoubtedly be strengthened by Katherine’s arrival.”

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