Recent magazine features

The Wellington puts a tasty boot into lockdown blues…

The Wellington puts a tasty boot into lockdown blues…

In ‘normal’ times, The Wellington Inn in the Malvern Hills is the kind of quintessentially British ‘ale and hearty pub you want to head to after a blowy countryside walk. Rustic beams, chunky open fires, unpretentious cosy style and a dog or two lolling by the fire. Hunkered down on the western face of the Malverns, just below ‘Herefordshire Beacon’, its beer garden overlooks the rolling...

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How to avoid financial panic and potential ruin

How to avoid financial panic and potential ruin

Have you ever considered what the consequences would be if what I call “the life-changing event which will always happen to somebody else” happened to you – today? What would be the consequences for yourself, for your family, your lifestyle and, if you are self-employed, your business? Let’s say you’re a tradesman, a one-man business and you suffer a heart attack, a stroke or a work-related...

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Super deduction answers manufacturing industry’s cries

Super deduction answers manufacturing industry’s cries

The Chancellor’s Budget generated an interesting package for regional manufacturers, which will undoubtedly be scrutinised in fine detail by firms throughout Worcestershire and the Black Country. While welcome measures such as furlough extension were well-trailed, there were still a number of surprises. Generally, the Chancellor has pulled back or deferred punitive tax rises, trusting in a sharp...

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PR and communications trends for 2021

PR and communications trends for 2021

“The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.” – Oscar Wild. Business Works shines a light on the PR and communications trends for 2021 to ensure you and your business are talked about in the year ahead. Reporter Ruby Edwards collates the styles for the new season in a snapshot of what to expect in the world of comms for the year ahead: Integrity: stand up for what you...

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The Worcester journalist with a scentsational vision

The Worcester journalist with a scentsational vision

You could call Naomi Snelling an embodiment of Generation X. Journalist, PR consultant, lecturer, emerging aromatherapy entrepreneur and mother of two, the Worcester-based businesswoman has packed quite a lot into her career since she graduated from the University of Wales in Swansea with a BA (Hons) in English Literature back in 1997. It’s not been an entirely smooth ride since growing up in an...

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