New directors welcomed onto Ambassadors board

Worcestershire Ambassadors has appointed six new directors with a wealth of experience across a range of business sectors. Joining the board to help build awareness of the group and raise funds for its 2019 charities St Paul’s Hostel and Worcester Community Trust are Chris Green, James Green, Tracy Lowe, Sarah Mayo-Evans, Dawn Owen and Derek Simmonds. Chris Green is managing partner of communications agency Chris Green Media, James Green is…

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BMC blog: It’s a wrap – sell your service as a product

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. You meet someone with a service to sell and they can’t quite explain (a) what it is and how it works and (b) how they can supply it you – oh, and probably (c) how much it is likely to cost. Confused? Join the queue. If you can’t quantify what you do and put a price on it how can people decide…

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Celebration Statue to be unveiled in West Bromwich in May

Work on the Celebration Statue is nearing completion and plans are in place for the ten foot bronze statue to be unveiled in New Square, West Bromwich on Wednesday, May 22. The Celebration Statue – created by sculptor Graham Ibbeson – represents ‘art in action’ as Laurie Cunningham, Cyrille Regis and Brendon Batson celebrate a goal being scored. The statue, however, symbolises more than just one goal – it is…

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National recognition for financial adviser

Droitwich-based Jane Newman has been named among the UK’s top rated financial advisers. Mrs Newman joins an elite list of the highest rated financial advisers in the country based on positive reviews from clients via VouchedFor.co.uk, the UK’s leading ratings site for financial and legal professionals. To gain a place in the rankings, which were published in The Times, each adviser had to receive at least 10 positive reviews with…

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Leading football academy expert among conference speakers

Manchester United academy programme adviser Tony Whelan is the keynote speaker an at all-day conference exploring how to put children’s interests first in football being staged in Worcester this month. Rebuilding the Belief 3 will be held at the CGM Media Centre in Blackpole on Friday, March 15 from 10am to 4pm. Also speaking at the event will be Gareth Farrelly, a lawyer and former Republic of Ireland international who…

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Why being a Soul Business matters in 2019

Our ethos at CGM is Soul Business – communicating from the heart to truly connect with people. Winning hearts and minds matters if you want to appeal to people logically (their minds) and emotionally (hearts). Actually, it’s all going on in our heads but how we feel counts hugely. Soul Business is based on fundamental principles that work best in life as well as business. It’s all about communicating with…

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BMC blog: Why ex in customer experience counts most

In a recent coffee shop queue, I overheard two business owners grumbling about their customers. Deemed as a necessary evil, their customers were cast largely as ungrateful, stingy moaners. A more positive approach should be to turn them into being thankful, generous and appreciative. After all, customers form the bedrock of any prosperous business so there’s no place for this kind of negativity. We also know it is harder to…

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About Rebuilding the Belief 3

There are lots of burning issues in football but none more important than youth development and relationships between children, parents and clubs. That’s why I’m delighted that we have four speakers at our Rebuilding the Belief football youth development conference at the CGM Media Centre, Worcester on March 15 with a unique take on this vital subject.     Rebuilding the Belief is the title of the sequel to my 2009 book…

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Dudley Archives to host new Duncan Edwards exhibition

Following the success of last year’s Duncan Edwards exhibition at Dudley Archives and Local History Centre, a new exhibition based on the recently published book Black Country Boy to Red Devil will be held at the same venue starting in April. The exhibition, which runs from April 4 to June 28, will include many new photographs, press cuttings, football programmes, posters, artefacts and items of memorabilia relating to Edwards’ life…

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Creative minds join forces to form visual marketing agency

Two of Worcestershire’s most respected photography and video companies have joined forces to create a new visual marketing agency. DAP Photography & Video and Terry Livesey Photography have teamed up to form DT Studios. Based at Hoobrook Enterprise Centre, Kidderminster, the agency offers a range of services including commercial photography, video marketing and promotional video to companies wishing to raise their profile. The merger gives owners Doug Anderson and Terry…

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