Member News

Funding to support small businesses in rural Staffordshire

Posted: 21st March 2016

NEW CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR FUNDING TO SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH IN RURAL STAFFORDSHIRE If you an existing micro or small business (under 49 employees) in the eligible area or wish…


Get creative and discover the fun of glass fusing!

By: Hannah Robinson

Posted: 21st March 2016

WiRE member Hannah Robinson and her husband launched their glass design business in 2002. Going from strength to strength, they are now a team of four, with a spacious coastal…


Business to Business Award for Caittom Publishing

By: Elaine Pritchard

Posted: 9th March 2016

Elaine Pritchard’s Caittom Publishing company has scooped the Business to Business (Business of the Year) award at the 2016 Business Networking Awards. Elaine was also the highly commended runner-up in…


To Thailand With Love – Scarborough WiRE

By: Helen Reynolds

Posted: 8th March 2016

Although the recent slump in oil prices has been great for car drivers, it’s hit more than just share prices. Refugees from armed conflicts in Burma scratch a living through…


Delight at ‘Most Valued Professional’ award

Posted: 7th March 2016

Sharon Pocock, of Herefordshire accountants Kinder Pocock, is delighted to have won ‘at Xerocon London 2016. Sharon’s firm were also finalists for the second year running in the 100% Xero…


West Midlands PitchFest

Posted: 7th March 2016

Pitchfest WM 2016 – Apply Now In 2015 Venturefest and Pitchfest WM attracted over 480 delegates and an independent evaluation by the ERC found that it led to financial returns…


Publishing Success

Posted: 7th March 2016

Rosalind Waite moved to Dartmoor from Kent in 1983, after 11 years as a PA in London. Rosalind took the challenge of leaving her job in London; moving 250 miles…


Agri Advisor Team Top Five Tips

Posted: 7th March 2016

Our top general tip is aim to be proactive rather than reactive in all that you do in your farming business, it will be undoubtedly save time; hopefully money; and…


Foot Trails supports #ExportingisGREAT

By: Alison Howell

Posted: 7th March 2016

Foot Trails founder Alison Howell is featured in the government’s new #ExportingisGREAT campaign. We love to welcome guests from around the world and share our expertise and local knowledge of…


Why you really need to consider Travel Insurance.

By: Jenny Osborne

Posted: 7th March 2016

Shropshire holidaymakers have been warned that hospital beds overseas can be even more expensive than luxury hotel accommodation. The warning comes from Jenny Osborne, of Henshalls Insurance Brokers in Newport…