Careers fair showcases options

Students at Bishop Perowne CE College in Worcester have been given a valuable insight into the world of work on a careers day. Year ten pupils took part in workshops focusing on a diverse range of careers, delivered by experienced professionals they had selected. In the evening, students from year seven to 11 and their parents attended a Careers Fair with more than 40 stands. Exhibitors included local businesses and Bishop…

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Top marks for tax specialist

Worcestershire based tax specialist Andrew Russell has gained the best marks in the country on his way to qualifying as a chartered tax advisor. Mr Russell, who works for Ormerod Rutter Chartered Accountants in Droitwich, will receive the Chartered Institute of Taxation’s Avery Jones Medal after topping the list of 333 candidates in his final tax paper – a case study focusing on the interaction of taxes. The 33-year-old started…

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Mini mobster musical blows audience away

New York in the Roaring Twenties came to Bishop Perowne CE College in Worcester in the shape of hit musical Bugsy Malone. Featuring a host of familiar songs including So You Wanna Be a Boxer and Fat Sam’s Grand Slam, the production was performed to more than 500 primary school pupils at three matinees as well as proud parents and fellow students on four evenings. Penned by Alan Parker with…

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HallmarkHulme appoints new head of employment

Worcester’s oldest law firm HallmarkHulme has strengthened its business team by appointing a senior lawyer as head of employment. Claire Cole arrives at the 224-year-old practice following six years with major international law firm Ashurst in the City of London and eight years as senior employment counsel for logistics giant DHL. Mrs Cole, originally from Birmingham, will offer advice on a wide range of specialist areas including workplace restructuring, TUPE,…

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Social care careers in the spotlight at Bishop Perowne

Bishop Perowne CE College in Worcester is playing a key role in an exciting initiative to encourage more young people to consider careers in adult social care. As part of the Worcestershire and Herefordshire-wide project, funded by the Association of Care Training (ACT), the college is hosting a workshop today (January 30) which aims to challenge students’ perceptions of what opportunities the sector can offer. Pupils from Pershore High School,…

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All round communications showcased at relaunch expo

Chris Green Media celebrated its restructuring into an all round communications company with a relaunch expo. Staged at the city’s Wild Wood Rooms on January 23, the event showcased CGM’s range of services including media relations, media training, design and branding, photography and video production. It was also live streamed onto this website. Attended by guests from the business community and charities, the expo featured presentations by managing director Chris…

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Further expansion for Worcestershire accountants

Two experienced professionals have been appointed to Worcestershire accountancy practice Ormerod Rutter’s increasingly busy Bromsgrove office. Due to the firm’s continued expansion, senior accountant Peter Collins and management accountant Sue Wright will be based full-time at its office in The Strand. Mr Collins, a qualified accountant who has been with the company for five years, said: “I’m looking forward to working closely with the community and helping local businesses and…

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Worcester law firm appoints new commercial solicitor

The commercial department of Worcester’s oldest law firm, HallmarkHulme, has welcomed a new solicitor. Shelley Bonney will work alongside Tom Bartley-Smith, who is head of commercial law at the 223-year-old practice. Miss Bonney will be focusing on transactional work for a wide range of clients, which includes setting up businesses, liaising with lenders and agents, franchise agreements and disposal of shares and assets. “I’m looking forward to working with existing…

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