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Stone Businessman Wins Prestigious Award

Paul Gill, Executive Chairman of Stone company Pure CF, has won the prestigious title Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2017 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards. Having gone head to head with leading businessmen and women from a diverse range of industries from across the West Midlands region, Paul beat off strong competition with over 1500 businesses entering the awards ...

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Free Online Fraud Conference Confirms Speakers

The Dark Web, identity theft and phishing will be highlighted at forthcoming Online Fraud Conference for Staffordshire Businesses, and organisers have confirmed the line-up of speakers which include a reformed hacker who began his career at the age of ten. The free conference will be staged by the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire, on the 29th November ...

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New Company Provides Heart & Sole for Stone

New Stone  women’s footwear company Heart and Sole has opened its doors on Whitebridge Estate, providing high end women’s footwear imported all the way from Mexico. With things ramping up for Christmas owner Thomas Herrod has just launched the companies brand new website at heart-and-sole.co.uk to compliment their offline store. These unique shoes are available both online and in person, ...

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Top Foody Awards for Stone Businesses

Stone Businesses scooped some of the top awards at two prestigious awards ceremonies last month. Friday, 20th October saw movers and shakers of the Staffordshire culinary scene attend a glittering ceremony at Lichfield Cathedral to mark the NFU Mutual Taste of Staffordshire Good Food Awards 2017. Stone Food & Drink Festival Chairman Richard Stevens was awarded a special Recognition within ...

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Stone company hit with a £300k fine for crushed leg

Stone based Owlett-Jaton has been ordered to pay more than £300,000 after a woman had her leg crushed by a fork lift truck at a warehouse in Stone Team Leader Debra Thorpe was airlifted to hospital and has required 13 operations on her leg after being hit by the truck at the Owlett-Jaton warehouse on the Stone Business Park. Sentencing the ...

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Emma Joustra’s 2018 Calendar

Emma Joustra Calendar

Stone based print and design company Panda Press has announced they’re teaming up with the town’s best known illustrator to sell her 2018 calendar. Panda Press is selling 500 of Emma Joustra’s Beautiful 2018 Stone calendar which would make a great Christmas gift for anyone who loves living in Stone. Emma who draws colourful, fun and highly detailed portraits of ...

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Boost for Staffordshire From Record Overseas Visitors

Stone Food & Drink Festival crowds on Westbridge Park in 2016

This year the UK is enjoying a record 40 million overseas visitors, and Staffordshire’s tourism sector is also set to benefit from the boost. Overseas trips to the UK will increase 6% to 39.7 million with spending up 14% to £25.7bn this year, tourist promotion agency VisitBritain forecasts. The sector is already worth over £1 billion annually in Staffordshire, with around ...

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Stone Childminder Wins National Award

Local Childminder Stephanie Brown has won the Exceptional Service Award at the 4th BizMums Awards. Stephanie started her own childminding business due to changes in her personal circumstances with 10 years worth of knowledge of working in nursery’s, and different childcare settings. Research showed there was a need for top quality childcare very early morning, school run, late evenings and over ...

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Autumn Flavours for No 26 at Aston Marina

The inspiration behind the dishes of Aston Marina’s new No.26 bar and eatery is the use of the finest seasonal ingredients, all sourced as locally as possible. This is highlighted by the restaurant’s new seasonal menu which launched at the beginning of October. Seasonal fruit, veg, meat and fish is celebrated from starters through to main courses, with wholesome, comfort-inducing dishes ...

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Prestigious Award Nomination for Local Indie Games Studio

Staffordshire-based Indie games studio Centrifuge have announced that they are finalists at the prestigious TIGA Awards – for their latest mobile game – Virome. From the makers of the popular drawing game Interference, Virome is an infectiously addictive colour-matching puzzle game. Nathan Beardmore, lead developer, and former long-time Stone resident said “We took part in a game jam a few ...

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