Forward-looking Sprint Group appoints new sales director

Design, installation and equipment specialist Sprint Group has appointed a new sales director as part of its ambitious growth strategy. Experienced industry professional Ian Bryant joined the Worcestershire-based company as sales manager (south) in June.   Mr Bryant, who has worked in the catering equipment sector for 20 years including seven years as sales director at The Carford Group, will head up the sales force at the fast-growing firm. “My…

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Family-run Worcester garage earns AA certification

A family-owned garage has become the first in Worcester to receive certification from the Automobile Association. Worcester’s Mobile Mechanic, based at Three Springs Trading Estate, was given the award after a thorough inspection assessing both customer experience and workshop practices, ensuring that equipment and staff qualifications meet the required standard. The business, which is a member of The Good Garage Scheme and accredited to The Motor Ombudsman service and repair…

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A1 Recruitment Solutions appoints new chairman

A1 Recruitment Solutions has appointed a new chairman. Suhail Mirza, pictured right, joins the company’s board as it continues its growth strategy across the UK. Tom Easen, operations director, said: “In the time that I have known Suhail, I have been impressed by his expertise and connections within the industry. Suhail is a respected member of the recruitment community and his experience of growing a business will be of significant…

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Charity receives £20,000 boost from Strictly Worcestershire

Worcestershire cancer charity the Rory the Robot Appeal has been handed a £20,000 boost by the organisers of Strictly Worcestershire. The annual dance spectacular, hosted by TV and radio presenter Adrian Chiles, attracted a sell-out audience of 750 to the Chateau Impney in Droitwich in May and raised a record total of £37,000. Rory is a state-of-the-art surgical robotic system, which allows surgeons to perform minimally invasive surgery. With Rory’s…

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Experienced industry professional joins Sprint Group

Worcestershire catering equipment specialist Sprint Group is continuing its expansion with the appointment of an experienced industry professional. Ian Bryant has been named sales manager (south) at the Pershore-based company, whose clients include Brasserie Blanc, Byron Hamburgers and Giraffe. Mr Bryant, who is based in Dorset, has two decades’ experience of the sector with The Carford Group and Brakes Catering Equipment. “My role is to identify new opportunities across the…

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Strictly Worcestershire raises £37,000 for cancer charities

Two county prostate cancer charities have received a £37,000 boost from this year’s Strictly Worcestershire, which wowed a sell-out audience of 750 at the Chateau Impney in Droitwich. The dance spectacular, hosted by TV and radio presenter Adrian Chiles, was won by Fiona Watson and Jon Bell, whose samba and American smooth routines impressed the judging panel comprising Lord Digby Jones, broadcaster Bob Warman, dancer/choreographer Katie Love and choreographer Jennifer…

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Half century mark passed as future All Stars sign up at Spa

Droitwich Spa Cricket Club is leading the way in the Midlands by signing up a record number of youngsters to the ECB’s All Stars Cricket initiative. The club, which already has a thriving junior and youth section, will be welcoming more than 50 five to eight-year-olds to the first session at St Peter’s Fields on Friday, May 19 at 6.30pm. A new programme devised by the ECB, All Stars Cricket…

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Strictly Worcestershire message travels fast

With just one month to go until Strictly Worcestershire, news of the county’s biggest corporate fund-raising event is travelling far and wide. The colourful SW4 truck decorated with photos of contestant couples in the annual dance spectacular is the brainchild of Paul Andrews, chief executive of AMCO Services International, who is teaming up with wife Rachel to take part. As well as journeying across Britain, the truck has stopped off…

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Adventurous accountants reach fund-raising summit

A family’s member’s battle with a terminal lung condition prompted six colleagues from a Worcestershire accountancy practice to tackle the Three Peaks Challenge. Doug Marshall and Graeme Pardoe, senior account managers at Ormerod Rutter Chartered Accountants in Droitwich, teamed up with four team members who came through the firm’s apprenticeship scheme – Daniel Poxon, Will Phillips, Matt Collett and Matt Wheatcroft. The 24 hour trek to the summits of Ben…

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Harry sets sights on Turkey triumph after Deaflympics call

A dad of two from Droitwich Spa will be representing Great Britain at this year’s Deaflympics in Turkey. Twenty-eight-year-old Harry Allen, who works for Ormerod Rutter Chartered Accountants in the town, has been selected for the men’s football squad to compete in Samsun in July. Senior accountant Harry is no stranger to international football, having taken part in the 2009 event in Taiwan and claiming a bronze medal at the…

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