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Finance Director Returns

Elgan Jones’ latest appointment is a homecoming in more ways than one.

He has re-joined Redrow, and he is back in his native north west.

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Taking charge of financial management for two of Redrow’s largest housing divisions – Redrow (NW) in Daresbury, Cheshire, and Redrow (Lancashire) at Buckshaw Village, near Chorley – Elgan said: “It’s good to be back.”

Originally from north east Wales, he added: “It was purely personal circumstances that led me to leave. My family home was still in Chester and I was doing a weekly commute. Then, with our first child on the way, I came to a decision to relocate back to the north west and took a similar role with another housebuilder.

However, when the opportunity to re-join Redrow arose a year later, it was too good to turn down.”

He lives in a Redrow home in Chester with partner Sarah and daughter Mali, who is now one.

Cheshire Firm Fundraises to Celebrate 25 years.

Marketing and public relations firm, Calvin Marketing, has embarked on a series of fundraising and awareness activities to celebrate 25 years in business.

Calvin’s ‘25 miles for 25 years’ will raise money for East Cheshire Hospice.

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Based in Lower Withington, the firm was launched in 1995 by director, Diana Stephenson. Its team has worked alongside a range of clients from vets to architects; from home carers to professional swimmers.

All seven team members will do their share of travelling 25 miles around the Cheshire countryside, each in their own unique style.

They will be doing everything from running, cycling and horse-riding, to golfing and even travelling backwards to complete their individual 3.6 miles.

Diana said: “Our fundraising activities are a bit of fun which can help entertain those who follow us, whilst raising money for a great, local charity which is close to our hearts.”

Donate to Calvin’s ‘25 miles for 25 years’ for East Cheshire Hospice at: .


Demand for DIY Hair Products Sees Profits Soar.

Whilst many businesses grappled with a second ‘lockdown’, global hair and beauty brand, Beauty Works, experienced unprecedented growth.

Selling hair extensions and styling tools to 180 international markets, the business saw sales soar by more than 65%, and profits doubled.

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Managing director, Penelope Cheshire, said: “’Staying in is the new going out’ is a contributory factor. With hair salons closed during lockdown, customers had to be adaptable, tending to their own locks.”

The company’s hair extensions have been worn by Nicole Scherzinger, Olivia Palermo, Bella Hadid and Dame Joan Collins.

In 2019, Beauty Works turned over £20+ million. This year the company is on target to hit £33+ million.

An additional 7,000 square foot goods-inward warehouse has been secured which will create 15 jobs, and office staff numbers will also increase, from 60 to 75.

Say ‘Hi’ to Hello Earth

Ecommerce growth agency with a conscience announces rebrand, new wins and new hires

After two years of exciting growth that has seen its team and client list both double in size, Cheshire-based ecommerce growth agency Naked Media has officially rebranded as Hello Earth.

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An agency with a conscience, Hello Earth recognises the unique mission of honest, sustainable brands, working to give their stories the platform and profit they deserve, at a time when the planet needs them most.

The relaunch follows a host of mission-led and eco-friendly client wins, including Abysse Swimwear, Glorify App, Tripod Coffee, Sustain Yoga, Vera-Bee and Potion Paris; as well as three new hires, with familiar faces coming from Velstar, Grass Warehouse and We Influence.

“Our agency has grown during an extraordinary time of global change, which has meant the focus and requirements of our clients have rapidly evolved. And so, we have evolved alongside them,” said Hello Earth founder and director, Stephanie Fisher.

Earth’s rapid growth has been officially recognised by Facebook and the agency has been awarded official Facebook Partner recognition.



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