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Wedding Belles ring out in Stone

Stone bridal boutique Queenies Belles has been re-branded as Wedding Belles following a change of ownership We reported back in April that following a change in their personal circumstances the current owner was looking to find a buyer for the successful wedding dress business. Claire Sutton had been looking to open up her own wedding dress shop when she spotted ...

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Council’s Preferred Bidder for Leisure Services Identified

The company earmarked to run leisure and cultural facilities across Stafford Borough has been identified. Venues including Stafford Leisure Centre, the Gatehouse Theatre and Stafford Castle, as well as the new multi-million pound leisure centre in Stone, will be run by Freedom Leisure as the borough council’s ‘preferred bidder’. Popular events such as Shakespeare at the Castle and the Stafford ...

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Chance to Shine for County’s Best Tourism Businesses

Destination Staffordshire has launched the 2017 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards, so the hunt for Staffordshire’s best tourism businesses is now on!   With 14 categories for the county’s best attractions, accommodation providers, events and most dog-friendly businesses. The fifth iteration of the awards will give businesses the chance to emulate last year’s winners, who included Alton Towers Resort, Drayton Manor Park, ...

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Lotus footwear returns to Stone

The UK’s oldest footwear heritage brand, Lotus, is returning to Stone with its footwear available from MIRELLA Only a stone’s throw away from the original Staffordshire Lotus factory which operated from 1810, MIRELLA will be stocking all key Lotus styles for the autumn/winter season. Discover the indulgence of embellished ankle boots, resplendent stilettos, court shoes and the fanciful flurry of ...

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Apprentice Recruiting Now Taking Place at ABB Stone

ABB, a power business based in Stone, is looking to attract talented young people to help create Britain’s new generation of power networks. Their search for new apprentices has now started, with successful applicants starting September 2017. Applications are open until July 21st for places on a scheme that will lead to an exciting and rewarding career in the power ...

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Stone Town Centre Development Stratergy

The Stone Tourism & Town Promotion Sub-Committee meets this evening at the Stone Town Council meeting. Committee Chairman, Councillor Ian Fordham will be presenting a paper for the committee to consider with regards to a “Stone Town Centre Development Strategy” The paper details are: 1 CONTEXT UK Town Centres face significant challenges as a result of economic uncertainty and changing ...

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Support Available for Businesses to Create New Industry Hubs

An event later this month will show small and medium-sized Staffordshire businesses how they could get the backing to transform under-utilised buildings into productive use and access a range of support. On July 27 the Grow Your Workspace workshop will help businesses understand Staffordshire County Council’s Rural Enterprise Programme and how to apply for grants. Cannock Chase Council’s planning team ...

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Pure CF Named Finalist for Business of the Year in Staffordshire Business Awards

Stone business Pure CF, a leading UK manufacturer of high quality contract furniture for the hospitality industry has been named as a finalist for Business of the Year and Employer of the Year in the prestigious Staffordshire Chambers Business Awards 2017. Alongside being one of only 8 finalists in the county from over 300 submitted nominations, the Whitebridge Industrial Estate ...

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Stone Interiors Company Donates 40 Hours for 40th Anniversary

Stone-based business Planned Office Interiors are asking charities and community groups across Staffordshire who need help with their projects to get in touch as they mark their 40th anniversary in business this year by pledging 40 hours of time.   Formed in 1977, the company provides all aspects of office refurbishment from design and installation to maintenance and modernisation across ...

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Churnet Railway’s 2017 Gala Expanded to 3 Days

Churnet Valley Railway’s annual summer “Anything Goes” gala, expanded to a 3-day event for 2017, is celebrating the line’s 25th Anniversary Year, running from the 23rd to 25th June with a variety of attractions available for visitors to see. An addition to this summer event is the CVR’s first ever Cider Festival. Following on from the hugely popular Rail Ale ...

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