Geens’ staff to take on their toughest ultra challenge yet as they aim to raise thousands of pounds and support a well-loved colleague

A former colleague’s battle with Parkinson’s Disease is helping spur on a team of North Staffordshire accountants as they tackle their most gruelling charity challenge yet. Staff from Stoke based Geens are training hard to take on the Lake District Ultra Challenge. They are being supported by a very familiar face, Linda Wood was the receptionist at Geens for more …

From Stoke to Scandinavia: The Capture Factory allows companies to showcase facilities to customers

A Stoke-on-Trent electro-mechanical engineering company has increased customer awareness after teaming up with Google business tour practitioners at the Capture Factory. And the project to showcase Fletcher Moorland’s Stoke headquarters led to a trip to Norway for Capture Factory Director Richard Dodd. “Our Google indoor business tours are often used by hospitality clients to spotlight their venues but the Fletcher …

Let’s Do Business showcases helps Enlighten to thrive

Interest in a Staffordshire company’s innovative Augmented Reality products and services has hit new heights following their appearance at the county’s premier business show. Award winning Enlighten were in the spotlight at the Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce Let’s Do Business Show as part of a creative industries showcase organised by the Factory programme. As a result of connections made at …

Expertise drives rapid growth at the Hixon Group

Expert knowledge of data protection and storage is helping the Hixon Group to achieve rapid growth. The Stoke based IT business has recorded a four-fold increase in business in just two years and has a rapidly expanding portfolio of professional services customers in Staffordshire and across the UK. The Hixon Group has provided a Cloud solution for businesses such as …

Numbers add up to success at Carthy Club

A regular informal business networking meeting at Carthy Accountants, Stafford, has proved a recipe for success with over 70 attendees at the July meeting. Carthy Club provides a monthly chance for businesses to meet and form new relationships and has sparked business success, including at least one £40,000 deal. Fourteen businesses attended the first gathering at the Eastgate Street offices …

Croft Architecture helps Sunflower Care to blossom in Fenton

Work on modernising and extending a Stoke-on-Trent care home is being guided by Croft Architecture. A two-storey extension will add 14 new bedrooms, transform the dining area and create a coffee shop for use by residents and their visitors at the Limes Residential Home, Glebedale Court, Fenton. Croft Architecture is working with owners Sunflower Care on developing plans to ensure …

Excitement growing for Shropshire Proms and Prosecco event as ticket sales soar

Excitement is mounting for Shropshire’s Proms and Prosecco in the Park as ticket sales have surged. Over 1.250 tickets have been sold with around a month to go to the event at Chetwynd Deer Park. And organisers, Fizz Festivals Ltd, have added an extra hour of music, making the decision to start the concert performances at 3pm, rather than 4pm. …

Former apprentice Chelsea is the ‘glue’ in Home Instead’s success story

CASE STUDY Apprenticeships have hit a record high with more than 500,000 new starters in the last academic year. Business Boost, with the support of local provider PM Training offers part-funded apprenticeships as part of a prize package. Here, we look at the success of Chelsea, a former apprentice, who has become an integral part of a Newcastle-under-Lyme business. Paul …

Demystifying employment law sees Karen build a growing business

Employment law specialist Karen Coleman is celebrating a year in business in August. Karen, of Norton Green, has enjoyed an 18-year career working as an employment lawyer with law firms in England and Scotland. Having decided to work for herself, Karen now works under the Excello Law banner, she explained: “All Excello lawyers are self-employed but work collaboratively together and …

Geens win accreditation to become the first Chartered Accountants in North Staffordshire to offer Probate and Estate Administration services

Geens has become the first Chartered Accountancy practice in North Staffordshire to gain accreditation to offer Probate and Estate Administration services. The accreditation from the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) allows Geens to provide an holistic planning service in the area of inheritance tax. “We can now assist a client not only with the implementation of …