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Photographer’s Christmas campaign puts a love of rescue dogs in focus

Dog lover and professional photographer Cathy Bower is asking owners of rescue dogs to celebrate their furry friends and help to give less fortunate residents of the City Dogs Home, in Stoke-on-Trent a Christmas treat. Cathy, who works from…

Do you know the tax rules for entertaining staff at Christmas?

By Karen Staley, Director, Geens Chartered Accountants, Stoke-on-Trent It is Christmas party time, but do you know the rules when it comes to giving your staff a festive treat? HMRC allow limited tax relief for company social events, but…
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Donate your unwanted bed and help prevent homelessness

Charity Emmaus North Staffs are appealing for unwanted beds and mattresses to be donated to their Emmaus Furniture Mine store in Hanley. The charity - which helps to support the most vulnerable in society, in particular those who have recently…

HoneyBox goes live again to showcase North Staffordshire’s music scene

A live music show, described as North Staffordshire’s answer to Later with Jools Holland, is back for a new season. HoneyBox showcases the area’s music scene and is filmed live at King Street Studios, Newcastle-under-Lyme with each show…
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Concern mounts about employers’ lack of awareness on post-Brexit visa rules

Employers are being urged to react now after a report more than half are unaware of proposed changes to immigration rules that could make it more difficult to source lower-skilled workers after Brexit. A survey of 2,182 employers by the CIPD…

Emmaus Furniture Mine help Men Unite

Hanley charity shop - Emmaus Furniture Mine - has helped to kit out a brand new office for a pioneering mental health support group. Emmaus Furniture Mine donated six desks, office draws, reception chairs and a large meeting room table to…

Sparkling new image for MC Group

A fresh approach to branding has made the MC Group’s image sparkle as they expand services and take on new staff. The Cheadle-based MC Group, formerly known as Moorland Contract Cleaning, turned to locally based design, print, marketing…

High Growth reported by Japanese Knotweed Expert Ltd

A leading Staffordshire expert is reporting high demand for Japanese Knotweed surveys as the invasive plant comes into late Summer bloom. Rising awareness of the destructive properties of Japanese Knotweed has seen Japanese Knotweed Expert…

Services extended at Stoke-on-Trent loneliness charity following National Funding

A Stoke-on-Trent charity, which helps to tackle loneliness, has been able to extend its services and introduce state of the art facilities at its centre following a share of a national fund. Chell Area Family Action Group (CAFAG) was awarded…

New BNI Chapter launches at Commerce House

Alliance between Staffordshire Chambers and BNI Staffordshire is set to benefit local businesses as new BNI Victory chapter launches at Commerce House. A new BNI business group is being launched at the headquarters of Staffordshire Chambers…

Emmaus Furniture Mine decorated with Inspirational Words

YOUNG people from Stoke-on-Trent have decorated the indoors of the largest reuse furniture store in North Staffordshire as part of a community project. Members of a National Citizen Service (NCS) group spent hours fundraising for paint and…

Premier Tax Solutions join call to delay construction VAT change

More than 150,000 construction companies are facing a 20% drop in cash flow when planned VAT changes come into force in October. Premier Tax Solutions are joining other accountancy practices in calling on the Government to delay the changes…

Travel agent on a journey to raise funds for local charity

Travel agent John Lehnert is embarking on a journey of a lifetime while raising much needed cash for a small charity close to home. The independent travel expert, from Packmoor, is in training for a trek to the lost city of Teyuna, Colombia. John…
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Kyle revs up career with move to expanding Adept Vehicle Management

A young, experienced sales professional has been appointed by Adept Vehicle Management as part of a major growth programme. Kyle Willis, 26, has joined the Chesterton-based fleet specialists as Fleet Sales Manager. Adept Vehicle Management…

Client loyalty toasted at Leek firm

Client loyalty toasted at Leek firm For the second year running, a Leek based accountancy firm has marked a special anniversary with a group of clients who have been with them for over 50 years. LSGK Accountants Ltd, formerly known as Leslie…