Business Boost to hold virtual awards night to celebrate local company’s pandemic response

Business Boost is to hold its first ever livestreamed awards night to celebrate Newcastle-under-Lyme companies which survived and thrived during the Covid-19 lockdowns. An online awards event will be held at 7pm on Wednesday, December 1 – live from King Street Studios, Newcastle. Business Boost isn’t holding its traditional awards programme until 2022, however, the organisers  recently called on small …

Filip joins parents as family business GRN Financial Services develops its team

A family financial sector business has introduced the second generation to its team. Filip Gronkiewicz has joined his parents Aga and Tom at the town centre offices  in Bath Street, Leek. It follows a busy start to 2021 for GRN Financial Services which specialises in mortgages,  life insurance, income protection services and to GRN Estate Planning – a sister company …

Figures add up to jobs and growth at Geens Chartered Accountants

A growing Staffordshire based accountancy practice has increased its staff by almost a quarter inside five months. Geens Chartered Accountants have welcomed seven new staff members to their offices in Liverpool Road, Stoke, since March, 2021.  It’s part of a long-held strategy by the company to grow their own team, investing in young people from the North Staffordshire area. The …

From North Staffordshire to Spain in an adapted Liverpool transport bus – author Mary tells of her dual life and how Brexit and a pandemic haven’t stopped the fiesta!

Mary Mae Lewis has always had a passion for travel and writing. Her long-held dream of a life in Spain was finally achieved when, along with her husband Chris and pet dog, Josh, they set off for sunnier climes in a converted Liverpool transport bus. But there’s been many bumps in the road, thanks to husband Chris’ reluctance to retire …

International recognition for Staffordshire’s The Interior Design Practice as The Oak House project, Moddershall Oaks, hits the gold standard

Design work for The Oak House, Moddershall Oaks, by Newcastle-under-Lyme’s  The Interior Design Practice has been shortlisted for the 2021 SBID International Design Awards. Global recognition for their work on The Oak House follows the Interior Design Practice being named as Best Restaurant Design in Northern England in the 2020 Northern Design Awards. “It’s a huge thrill to be recognised among the world’s best design practices,” …