New partner makes history at HallmarkHulme

Worcester’s oldest law firm HallmarkHulme has appointed a new partner. Lynda Bragg-Walker is the first Chartered Legal Executive in the practice’s 224 year history to take on the role. Her fellow partners are all solicitors. The mother of two grown-up children, Mrs Bragg-Walker joined the Sansome Place-based firm in 2010 and currently heads up HallmarkHulme’s wills and lasting powers of attorney department. “I’m delighted to have been made a partner…

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Lemore Manor’s book launch boost for charity

EXCLUSIVE Herefordshire event venue Lemore Manor hosted a fund-raising ladies lunch to celebrate the launch of breast cancer survivor Tracey Jacob’s first book. Mrs Jacob, from Knightwick, near Worcester, read several poems from Dot’s Ditties and explained how her own experience and the loss of her mother to the same illness inspired her to try to raise £20,000 for the Worcestershire Breast Unit Campaign. Guests at the Therapy, Lunch and…

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Ladies lunch with literary twist at Lemore Manor

Luxury Herefordshire event venue Lemore Manor is hosting a fund-raising ladies lunch on Friday, May 9 to celebrate the launch of breast cancer survivor Tracey Jacob’s first book. Inspired by her own experience and the loss of her mother to the same illness, Mrs Jacob will donate all proceeds from Dot’s Ditties, a collection of hilarious and heart-warming poems about everyday life, to the Worcestershire Breast Unit Campaign and is…

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‘All together now’ for NCFA Football and Peace Day

Young people from England and Germany are at the heart of a unique Football and Peace Day being held this month to mark the Centenary of the First World War. Organised by the National Children’s Football Alliance (NCFA), the event will be held at Gallagher Stadium, home of Maidstone United FC, on Friday, April 25, from 9.30am to 3pm. Sports Minister Helen Grant will be attending and other guests include…

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Recruiter moves into education

Recruitment professional Pamela Easen is now applying her expertise to the education sector. Mrs Easen, pictured right, is the chief executive of A1 education solutions, which aims to provide a comprehensive service to meet clients’ flexible, short term and permanent staffing requirements. Based in Worcester, the consultancy also offers training solutions for primary, secondary and specialist educational needs plus pre and post Ofsted inspection preparation and action planning. The founder…

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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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