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February 2019

NEWS: Kent company wins 2nd regional award for exporting success

By | 2019-02-20T13:07:17+00:00 February 20th, 2019|News|

Bedfont, based in Maidstone, wins South East Exporter of the Year at the South East Health Technology Alliance Awards Bedfont Scientific Ltd., who has specialised in the design and manufacture of breath analysis medical devices for over 40 years, was named Exporter of the Year at the South East Health Technology Alliance Awards on 11th [...]

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BLOG: Ownership transition is not management transition

By | 2019-02-11T11:57:27+00:00 February 11th, 2019|News|

The owner looking to sell is often in a turmoil of emotions. There will be many reasons why now feels like the right time to sell, but they are not always based upon the needs of the business. The decision may have been the result of age, infirmity, marital breakup or even boredom. If there [...]

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NEWS: FBPMember Engravers Guild of London is ‘Spreading’ the Love this Valentine’s Day

By | 2019-02-11T11:36:31+00:00 February 11th, 2019|News|

Britain’s most iconic condiment has had a makeover this Valentine’s Day. Renowned for dividing the country between Lovers and Haters, the famous Marmite jar is available for all the Lovers this year with a very special Valentine’s twist. A solid silver lid showcases a unique Valentine’s design that is engraved with diamond-tipped cutters. At [...]

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NEWS: #FBPMember JPA Furniture WIN an Edie Award!

By | 2019-02-08T15:46:41+00:00 February 8th, 2019|News|

JPA Furniture are delighted to have won a national award this week for ‘Social Sustainability and Community Development’ at the edie sustainability leaders awards Graham Pulsford the MD says ‘Obviously we are delighted to win this award and would like to congratulations to all the other finalists as quite honestly every entry looked incredible.  We’re a [...]

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NEWS: Autosmart Make Smart Choice With #FBPMember YPS Shrink Wrapper!

By | 2019-02-06T12:47:51+00:00 February 6th, 2019|News|

Yorkshire Packaging Systems Ltd, the UK’s leading supplier of shrink wrapping equipment, are delighted to announce their installation of an inline sleeve wrapper and shrink tunnel into the Lichfield-based factory of Autosmart International Ltd. Autosmart are the UK and Ireland’s largest manufacturer and distributor of vehicle and food processing cleaning products. With almost 40 years [...]

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NEWS: Gibsons take home two Gift of the Year Awards

By | 2019-02-04T13:14:55+00:00 February 4th, 2019|News|

Gibsons, the independent, jigsaw puzzle and board game company, was awarded not one but two Gift of the Year Awards last night, during the ceremony at Spring Fair. The Gift of the Year Awards are held by The Giftware Association and celebrate the best in home and gift retailing, through their recognition of the best [...]

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January 2019

NEWS: Robin Elt Makes Final For Personality of the Year

By | 2019-01-30T11:12:29+00:00 January 30th, 2019|News|

Local Worcester Shoe Shop Owner Robin Elt Recognised for Coveted Award Family business owner, Robin Elt, has recently made the final of a coveted Footwear Industry Award for Personality of the Year 2019. The shop owner is better known in the Worcester and Hereford area in the title of a traditional quality shoe store, Robin [...]

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Time Honoured Skills: The Rarest of Finds

By | 2019-01-28T17:57:25+00:00 January 28th, 2019|Anita's Blog|

What is it about luxury goods that make us want, desire, covet and admire them? Is it the rareness of the wood, leather, metals, or the unique craftsmanship or recipe handed down through the generations? Is it knowing if you need to know the price, you can’t afford it? Is it the secret network of [...]

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BLOG: Don’t let the former owners go too soon

By | 2019-01-28T10:18:59+00:00 January 28th, 2019|News|

In the case of the conversion of Aardman Animations to employee ownership, the founders will not only retain a personal shareholding, they will also continue to work in the business for a period. This is vital to avoid the sort of abrupt hair-raising transition which would be familiar to Wallace and Gromit but is best [...]

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NEWS: Brothers set up online community for dog boarding services

By | 2019-01-28T09:46:58+00:00 January 28th, 2019|News|

HouseMyDog is a vibrant online community which enables dog owners to connect with local pet sitters and walkers who would like to care for their dog while they’re away from home. The company was founded in 2015 by brothers, James and Timothy McElroy, who witnessed their mum struggle to find suitable board for their [...]

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