WiRE Blogs, Events & PR

WiRE Member at the Farm Innovation Show

Posted on: Thursday, December 4th, 2014
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Tonia Davies from the Mrs Davies Marketing Company has recently returned from the Farm Innovation Show held in Olympia, London. Having worked with tourism businesses during her marketing career, and being married to a farmer, living in the countryside and currently working with small businesses to raise their profile through promotion and PR, Tonia saw […]

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WiRE Member is Awarded VA of the Year

Posted on: Thursday, December 4th, 2014
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National Accolade For Suffolk Businesswoman  The Managing Director of Bay Tree VA – the Suffolk based virtual assistant service – has been awarded ‘England – VA of the Year 2014’ at the Office* 2014 Show held at Olympia.  Already the holder of the award for ‘East Of England – VA of the Year 2014’, Jane […]

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Autumn Statement – Key measures helping small businesses

Posted on: Thursday, December 4th, 2014
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Creating a supportive tax regime: Small Business Rate Relief (SBRR) – The government will extend the doubling of SBRR for a further year from 1 April 2015.  The government will increase the business rates discount for retail and food and drink premises with a rateable value of £50,000 and below to £1,500 up to the […]

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Award Winning – Simply Staffordshire

Posted on: Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
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So, Simply Staffordshire can now be called “award winning” – totally fantastic news because it means that all our members are awarded, officially awesome status because we hand picked them! Enjoy Staffordshire (Staffordshire Destination Management Partnership) host the Tourism Awards each year and this year the ceremony was held at the National Memorial Arboretum – […]

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Business is GREAT Britain and BT launch competition aimed at SMEs with top prize worth £30,000

Posted on: Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
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Are you a GREAT Face of British Business? Do you run a small business based in the UK? Have you gone above and beyond to help grow your business or conjured up innovative ways to help profits soar? If so, enter now and you could be crowned one of next GREAT Faces of British Business, […]

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WiRE Member becomes a published author

Posted on: Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
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Jo Holmes from RedDi Graphics, an Ipswich based graphic design agency, is now a published author. Lust, Love and Relationships… Have you ever thought to yourself that your life would make a good book, film or plot line in a favourite soap? Putting pen to paper, describing your thoughts and feelings, may seem like a […]

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7 Small Steps To Improving Motivation

Posted on: Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
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By WIRE member Pavlenka Small from Small Steps Coaching -personal development, career coach and start-up business mentor It is impossible to stay motivated for 100% of the time and it is particularly hard when you work for yourself and may not have other people around you to share ideas with, making those difficult times a […]

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Pat-a-Cakes new business launch

Posted on: Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
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As well as loving making my bespoke celebration cakes which I have been making for 37 years. Patricia Grant has recently made this into a small business after losing a full-time job www.facebook.com/CakesinNorfolk And  www.pat-a-cakes.net

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MP visit to WiRE Lichfield Network

Posted on: Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
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The WiRE Lichfield January meeting is a superb opportunity to engage and do business with other local entrepreneurs. We had 27 attendees at our last meeting in November and another good turn out is expected at this one too. Mr Christopher John Pincher MP will be attending and a photograph with an MP would look […]

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Burton-on-Trent WiRE has a new home

Posted on: Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
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 It will be ‘new year – new start’ for the Burton-on-Trent WiRE networking group, which is moving to a new home AND a new monthly time slot. From January 2015, the group – run by Elaine Pritchard, Alison Bradley and Lorraine Holden – will be meeting at the Brewhouse Arts Centre and Cafe Bar in […]

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