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Acapella are expanding and moving on up

Acapella owner Wayne Allison explains his expansion plans and what it means for his Stone based High Street store Acapella came to Stone in 2012, having been successfully trading in Stoke for many years.  In 2014 Wayne celebrated 20 years of his Acapella brand trading after initially setting up his first shop in Hanley’s Tontine Centre in 1994.  Founded with ...

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Swynnerton company in the spotlight at Growth Hub event


A Swynnerton business was in the spotlight at an event this week that celebrated the growth of the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent economy. The Growth Hub Showcase at the Tillington Hall Hotel in Stafford on Tuesday 12th April heard from Swynnerton company Orbital’s head of manufacturing. Orbital, an international specialist in equipment for the gas industry, received £300,000 in gap funding from the ...

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Philip and Steve join forces to boost financial expertise

Two Stone financial experts have joined forces to offer clients a full range of wealth management and accountancy services in the town. Steve Hendry from Stonegate Wealth Management and Philip Green from AIMS Accountants for Business have moved into offices on The Fillybrooks to provide a full package of financial services. Stonegate Wealth Management provide independent financial advice for people who are ...

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Louise wins £450 of goodies from Stone independent traders

Stone Independent Traders

A Stone shopper has had a great start to the new year after winning the Stone Independent Traders’ Christmas hamper competition. Before Christmas, lots of Stone’s independent town centre businesses got together to provide a great competition prize – a hamper containing £450 worth of goodies, including gift vouchers and other items from: Fleur Tea Rooms Outdoor Pursuits Hylands Plants the Jewellers ...

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Peter has designs on unique diamond jewellery


As Peter Knapper sits at his bench in his Lichfield Street workshop, silently toiling with tools and burners, he’s bringing 35 years of experience to the piece of diamond jewellery he’s creating. With skills honed over decades, he’s producing something pretty special for a customer, a lady who’s getting married next year. She had three 9-carat gold rings that she no ...

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Small Business Saturday: who are your Stone heroes?

Small Business Saturday

Saturday 5th December is ‘Small Business Saturday’, a national campaign to encourage people to support their local businesses. The campaign highlights the influence consumers can have on their area’s prosperity by shopping locally and using tradesmen in their home area, while businesses themselves are being encouraged to source their supplies and services from local firms. We want to know about your ...

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Inspiration and support at Global Entrepreneurship Week event

Global Entrepreneurship Week

A Stone businesswoman has organised a major event taking place in November to inspire and support local business leaders and aspiring entrepreneurs. Global Entrepreneurship Staffordshire 2015 is being held during Global Entrepreneurship Week on Thursday 19th November at the Best Western Moat House Hotel in Stoke-on-Trent. It features a host of high-profile entrepreneurs, including James Hill who appeared on The ...

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Boost for business as loan fund scheme extended

More small businesses in Stone will be able to benefit from the support of a loan fund over the next three years after its extension was given the go-ahead. The Staffordshire Business Loan Fund has led to over 1,000 jobs being created or safeguarded since it was set up in 2009. Staffordshire County Council recognised that small companies were finding it ...

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Steph nominated for two Bizmums awards

Stone mum Steph Brown has had her childminding business nominated for two separate awards with Bizmums, a social enterprise which provides a community-based support network for mums in business.   The enterprise helps alleviate the feelings of frustration, isolation and lack of support experienced by mums resulting from such businesses.  There are several groups running across Staffordshire, including Stone, Stafford and ...

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Premier class work puts Panda Press top of the league!

Work with Stoke City to provide a Premier League match day hospitality experience is helping Panda Press to reach new goals. Stone’s print company supports Stoke City with a supply of high quality printed material such as menus, team sheets, promotional flyers and parking passes at the Britannia Stadium. Now the family business has netted a second sporting deal with Bristol Sport, ...

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