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County’s top apprentices recognised at awards

Louis Eltringham from Stone is among thirteen apprentices from across Staffordshire who  have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to business, at this year’s Apprenticeship Recognition Awards. The awards, which coincide with National Apprenticeship Week from 9-15 March, took place at Stafford’s Kingston Centre on Thursday 5 March, and gave the apprentices, employers and learning providers the chance to celebrate ...

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Charlie engineers a bright future with Applications Academy

A young engineer at Renishaw’s 3D printing division in Stone is reaping the benefits of the engineering giant’s internal training scheme, called the Applications Academy. Since 2010, 35 candidates have graduated from the Academy, based at Renishaw’s headquarters in New Mills, Gloucestershire. Charlie Birkett, who graduates this Christmas, already has a place secured and is currently working at the company’s 3D ...

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Stone firms go for Sentinel Business Awards glory

Businesses from Stone will be in the spotlight after being shortlisted for this year’s Sentinel Business Awards. The awards ceremony will take place at the Kings Hall in Stoke on Tuesday 24th March and two Stone businesses are hoping for a successful evening. Lymestone Brewery has been shortlisted in the Community Engagement category. The brewery prides itself on good community links and their ...

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Renishaw chief calls for engineering renaissance

The chairman and chief executive of Renishaw – which has its 3D printing division in Stone – says the industry must do more to attract young people. Sir David Roberts McMurtry CBE has written an open letter in response to the shortage of qualified engineers in the UK, and heaps praise on Lucy Ackland from Renishaw’s Stone division, who recently won the Women’s ...

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Fall in love with Tenacious Bloom!

A Stone designer-maker is spreading the love this Valentine’s Day with a beautiful collection of heart-shaped jewellery. Fran Massey set up Tenacious Bloom in 2013 and her quirky designs have been making a real name for themselves. Every piece of Tenacious Bloom jewellery is designed and hand crafted at Fran’s home studio in Stone. And for Valentine’s Day, it just had ...

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Video report: Young Enterprise trade fair

Young entrepreneurs from Stone and across the borough were at Stone farmers’ market on Saturday to sell the products they’ve developed and designed over the last four months. Each team hired a stall as part of the Young Enterprise Programme and were looking to sell as much as possible in order to help their team go through to the next ...

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Recruitment day for new jobs at The Plume of Feathers

The Plume of Feathers in Barlaston, which will re-open on Friday 6th March following a £400,000 joint refurbishment, is hosting a Recruitment Day on Wednesday 11th February to attract 15 talented people. The Punch Taverns pub, on Station Road, will be operated by a strong management team including real ale ambassador and local lad Neil Morrissey, experienced operators Anne and ...

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Hidden Gems of Stone – Autocare of Stone

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Autocare of Stone – Part 10 “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” Those words spoken by Neil Armstrong back in 1969 as he took the first steps on the Moon reflect man’s desire for exploration and discovery. As we continue our series, the Hidden Gems of Stone, you’ll discover that you don’t have to ...

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Regent Travel kick fundraising year off in style

Stone’s Regent Travel have chosen the town’s Community First Responders group as their charity of the year, and kicked things off in style with a cheque for £400. Rather than sending Christmas cards in 2014, Regent staff decided the money would be better spent on helping the responders, and a cheque for the money raised was presented recently. A spokeswoman said: “David ...

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