Holly Farm Garden Centre

Holly Farm – a family run garden centre on the A49 at Prees, Whitchurch I absolutely love strolling around a garden centre, finding the flowers I can name and trying to learn new ones.  My favourites this year are salvias – there are so many different ones – purples, pinks, reds, whites, blues, and yellows […]

Quality Chimney Sweep – Jamie Downes

Jamie Downes – not just a chimney sweep When we had our log burner fitted (to give it its correct name – dual fuel stove) I realised, a little to my surprise, that we would need to find a chimney sweep.  My dad used to sweep our chimney and I remember my mum covering all […]

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 […]

Midcounties Co-operative

Midcounties Co-operative Community Owned, Community Led, Community Rewarding What comes to mind when you think of a co-op? At a recent meeting, the answers I got were: Co-op Bank, Rochdale Pioneers, food, funerals and – sometimes – fundraising for charities. The media always tend to focus on the negative – bad news makes the headlines […]

FSB Experts in Business

FSB Experts in Business The Federation of Small Businesses provides free networking opportunities for businesses in Shropshire. This is just one of the benefits of FSB membership.   Many small business owners find that they actually save money by joining the FSB. If you take credit card payments, FSB offer discounted card payment processing and […]

Nova Chocolates

Nova Chocolates Jacqueline Smith has always loved chocolate. As a child it was all she wanted to eat – her parents were told she would grow out of it – but she hasn’t – and she loves everything about chocolate. One day she saw a brochure about luxury chocolates and was so enthralled her husband […]

Your Personal Travel Agent

Your Personal Travel Agent Lively Business Club member, Amanda Pritchard, offers a personal travel service for private and business travel, organising holidays and itineraries all over the world. Amanda has 28 years experience in travel, starting work as a YTS at a travel agency in Whitchurch and working her way up to branch manager. Then […]

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, […]

Sachets Direct

Sachets Direct At the November meeting of the Lively Business Club, Clive Lewin of Sachets Direct gave an illustrated talk about how his sugar sachets and sticks are made. Traditionally sugar sachets were printed using various means which necessitated making different colour plates to create colour pictures which made it a very expensive process. Sachets […]