House calls help Jo Johnson Family Law set new standards for customer service

House calls are more likely to be associated with a rural vet rather than a Solicitor. But Staffordshire Moorlands based family law specialist, Jo Johnson, has seen her new practice grow quickly after offering the option of home visits to clients. ‚ÄúDivorce, and all the issues that arise from it, are incredibly traumatic and I have found many people are …

Plans for dementia care home extension approved on appeal

A 24 bed extension to a Newcastle-under-Lyme dementia care home is set to go ahead following a planning appeal. Permission for the proposed two-storey extension at the St Quentin Residential Home in Sandy Lane was initially refused by Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council. But approval has been granted by the Government Planning Inspectorate after an appeal led by Carl Copestake, Town Planning …

Richard Jacobs partners with Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce to make auto-enrolment easier for local companies

A workplace pension scheme with exclusive discounts for Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce members has been launched by Richard Jacobs Pension and Trustee Services Ltd. Auto-enrolment means that all employers must provide a pension scheme for their staff, subject to certain criteria. While large companies have already gone through the auto-enrolment process, many companies with 30 or less employees still need …

Orders in the Houses of Parliament for award winning Plum Porter

MPs and guests got a taste for an award winning Stoke-on-Trent beer as the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) held a reception in the Palace of Westminster. Plum Porter from Titanic Brewery was among the beers showcased at the prestigious House of Commons event. Titanic Managing Director Keith Bott was on hand to talk to MPs about Plum Porter after …

Strategi-hr Ltd acquires training company as it continues to develop its vision

Two leading names in strategic HR and business improvement are joining forces. Strategi-hr has announced the acquisition of Improve Managers Ltd, less than year after it started trading. The acquisition brings together two of the leading female names in Midlands business. Wendy Dean founded Strategi-hr in 2015 following success at Director level in major companies, including Steelite International. Following a …

Croft Architecture flies high with Flip Out commissions across the UK

Croft Architecture is bouncing into 2016 on a high after winning commissions to project manage the creation of five Flip Out trampoline arenas across the UK. A successful commission to work on the recently opened Flip Out Stoke, on the Stone Business Park, led to a meeting between Croft Architecture Managing Director, Carl Croft, and Flip Out UK. Now, the …

Young entrepreneurs set fair for YE trade fair

Event: Young Enterprise Trade Fair, Stone High Street, Saturday, 12 March, 2016,09:00- 16:00. New products devised by business-minded pupils from Staffordshire schools will be put to the test at a town centre trade fair. Shoppers in Stone High Street will be the first to see the business ideas of 14 teams competing in the 2016 Young Enterprise competition. Novel products …