Business Services

Staffordshire network Zooms forward with members thriving and new groups forming in lockdown

A network of Staffordshire businesses successfully switched almost 250 members to online video meetings when the coronavirus lockdown hit the UK and has unveiled growth plans, even though face to face meetings are unlikely to return for several months. BNI Staffordshire hosts a mix of breakfast and mid-morning network meetings each week with chapters across...

Wellbeing expert works with Keele University to launch the UK’s most comprehensive survey on stress in the workplace

The first widespread survey of stress levels in the UK workforce is set for launch following a partnership between an award winning Staffordshire-based wellbeing coach and Keele University. Nicky Bartley of Thrive and Shine has developed an audit to help businesses identify and measure stress in the workplace with the help of Keele’s KRISP business […]

Ladsandads footballers among many to benefit from the work of grant funding experts

Young footballers in North Staffordshire are benefiting from better pitches, toilets and changing rooms, thanks to the support of locally based grants and funding expert Andrew Heaward. Andrew, of Heaward Solutions, worked with Staffordshire Ladsandads to support improvements at their Trubshaw Cross football centre and at pitches across North Staffordshire. Now...

Leading Health and Safety consultant says companies are working hard to ensure measures are in place as lockdown eases

Leading Health and Safety consultant Darren Bedson, of BPA Safety, says most firms are behaving responsibly and are using professional experts to ensure safety as they re-open following the loosening of the Covid-19 lockdown – which has resulted in safety companies being busy as workload increases. “We’re busy at BPA Safety but that’s an indication...

Graphix pull out all the stops to ensure UK companies and organisations get social-distancing signage

A creative agency who responded quickly to a national need for coronavirus and social-distancing signage has supported around 100 companies and organisations. Graphix, based in Norton, Stoke-on-Trent, has worked across almost every sector from schools to transportation companies, film makers to financial services. “There’s been a huge demand from companies...

Cheshire company delivers Electrosan sanitiser free of charge to Care Homes and and a Hospice

A Crewe-based company which has worked flat out during the Covid-19 pandemic supplying its revolutionary non-alcohol based sanitiser spray, has delivered around £18,500 worth of stock to care homes and hospices in Cheshire and Staffordshire. Electrosan, from Qualkem Brands, is scientifically stabilised electrically modified water and is proven to kill 99.9999%...

Innov8 HR Expands into the North West

A Staffordshire Human Resources Consultancy firm has acquired another HR company as part of ongoing expansion plans. Stoke-on-Trent based Innov8 Human Resources Limited, owned and run by Newcastle businesswoman Rochelle Murinas, has taken over Biddulph company Diamic Edge Limited. The firm specialises in all aspects of HR related services; including legal...

Advice on funding for companies hit by the Coronavirus pandemic

Business lockdown has led to a busy time for business finance expert Tom Wilkinson. Tom, Director of Alton-based Beta Commercial Finance and a former business banker has been advising companies across the UK on how to access the Government Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme and advising on other financial options to keep companies afloat during...
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