Shropshire Innovation Network

Shropshire Innovation Network The first meeting of the Shropshire Innovation Network will be held at University Centre Shrewsbury, Guildhall, Shrewsbury SY3 8HQ 6.00 – 8.00 pm Guest speaker, Mark Evans, a specialist in R&D Tax Claims will be speaking about R&D Tax Credits, what they are, who is eligible and how to apply. (see below […]

Owen Paterson joins FSB networking Tern Hill

North Shropshire MP, Owen Paterson, discusses economic issues with local businesses at the FSB networking meeting at Tern Hill Hall Hotel Local business owners attending the monthly FSB networking meeting at Tern Hill Hall Hotel had an opportunity to talk to their local MP, Owen Paterson and voice concerns over local issues. Most businesses were […]

FSB Vice Chair is Young Enterprise Best Business Adviser

FSB Vice Chair, Rachael Tyrrell, won the Young Enterprise Best Business Adviser Award at the recent Shropshire Awards Evening. The FSB supports Shropshire’s young entrepreneurs in several ways.  Richard Nuttall has just been appointed as the FSB Connect adviser for young people – he is based at SYST in Telford.  For many years the FSB […]

FSB Networking in Telford

FSB Networking at Meeting Point House in Telford in February There were over 30 businesses represented at the FSB networking in Telford in February ranging from hypnotherapists to insurance agents and offering services including car repairs, mobility advice and equipment, deaf awareness, website design, and environmental advice. For more information visit

Chocolate Time at the Lively Business Club

It was chocolate time at the Lively Business Club’s December meeting with a very informative talk from Jacqueline Smith of Nova Chocolates and members and guests had an opportunity to try some handmade luxury chocolates and taste for themselves that they were truly out of this world. As usual there was a selection of different […]

The Lively Business Club in Shropshire

The Lively Business Club is affiliated to The Shropshire Chamber of Commerce, Network with Style and the Federation of Small Businesses. All these organisations offer networking opportunities and affiliation means collaboration which helps with ensuring that dates do not clash when organising meetings and events. The Federation of Small Businesses sponsors Lively Business Club meetings, […]

It’s Chocolate Time

It’s Chocolate Time! At our December meeting, Jacqueline Smith from Nova Chocolates will be talking about how she makes her luxury chocolates, the history of chocolates, health benefits and fun facts about chocolate AND you will be able to try her handmade luxury chocolates and taste for yourself that they are truly out of this […]

Lively Business Club – Sharing Success

As well as networking, The Lively Business Club provides an opportunity to share recent successes, promote new products and deals, discuss business problems, find out about support available in Shropshire, new legislation and information about LEP projects and grants. Clive Lewin of Sachets Direct shared a recent success printing promotions onto sugar sachets which can […]

Charities, Challenges and Fascinating Facts

The Lively Business Club’s September meeting was enlightening, learning about the backgrounds and experiences of several of our members. We heard the story of an amazing feat by Hugh Strickland and his 15 year-old son, John, who had completed the Welsh 3000s Challenge in aid of Action on Hearing Loss (alias RNID). Travelling from the […]