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AXEMAN: Rob Chatley in full flow

Mind your fingers. Rob swings his way to lumberjack glory.

NEW: Speller Metcalfe MD Des O’Neill

New managing director for Speller Metcalfe

NEW: Speller Metcalfe MD Des O’Neill

New managing director for Speller Metcalfe

TOP: Divertimenti's flagship London store in Knightsbridge.

New distribution warehouse in Worcester for top cookware brand

ROLLED OUT: New driver training programme rolled out by First Worcester

New driver training programme for Worcester bus drivers

Isla Buchanan, Steve Briggs, Harriett Baldwin MP

Harriett welcomes Malvern company's expansion plans

Isla Buchanan, Steve Briggs, Harriett Baldwin MP

Harriett welcomes Malvern company's expansion plans

WHAT AM I DOING: Raquel Ila Juarez is pictured at Studio 4 in Pershore with (from left) dental nurses Vanya Ilieva and Sophie Baker, practice manager Keeley Smith and hairdressing salon owner Sam Grant. Pictures by Paul Felton

Lion Queen. Pershore dentist has "mane" cut off in memory of Cecil.

CLEAN UP: Robert Tonks, Mike Smith and Anne Hutson from Stock N Lock

Stock N Lock storage volunteers clean up canalside

CRISPS: Businesswoman Michelle Aland is a fan of Tyrrells crisps

Tyrrells expands its Australian operation

LAUNCH: Screwfix arrives in Betony Road, Malvern

Screwfix to open first store in Malvern

LAUNCH: Screwfix arrives in Betony Road, Malvern

Screwfix to open first store in Malvern

Porcelain company Bronte to launch global sales drive

Porcelain company Bronte to launch global sales drive

SOLD: Hornby Dublo N2 class three rail unboxed locos sold to a peak of £520.

Model railway collection tops £9,000 at auction

NEW CAREER: Daniel James, from machine gunner to blacksmith

Ex-forces Dan hammers out new blacksmith career with record breaking start-up loan

PRESS: Samuel Taylor to purchase new multislide press

Metal pressing company invests £250k in new equipment.

OZ BOUND: Account manager Amy Nibbs

Amy off to Australia as county communications agency opens Down Under

AWARD: RoSPA director of operations Frances Richardson (left) and Roxel SHE adviser Fran Aldridge

County firms score in health and safety awards

EXPERTS: Tara and Jim Fidler of eResponse Crowd Safety

County training and recruitment company expands - into Australia

REFURB: Refurbishment work has started at Malvern Splash

Malvern Splash gym to have £300,000 refurb

WELCOME: Rock Power directors Matt Crampton (finance), Reece James (operations) and Kev Sankar (commercial) with Worcester MP Robin Walker (second left).

City MP checks out what's happening at Worcester electricity company

WELCOME: Rob Gready (right) has been joined by Chris Martyn-Smith,

Homecare business expanding and taking on more staff

IN THE SLOT: Nigel Huddleston delivering letters in Evesham

Deliver the letter the sooner the better. MP joins local postman on the job.

END IN SIGHT: Nearing the end of the ergo challenge. Chief executive Dale Parmenter is in the yellow shirt

Back breaking effort by drp teams for industry charity

MAXIMISE BENEFITS: Colin Bannon, new BT regional director

Superfast broadband key to Worcestershire's economic growth says new BT regional director

GKN buys Fokker. Engineering group acquires Dutch aerospace supplier

mfg TEAM: Front – Lisa Kemp, Samantha Haller-Evans, Sally Morris and Chris Piggott. Rear – Rachael Watkins and Kate Jones

Leading employment law specialist joins mfg Solicitors

DELIGHTED: Simon Holliday, managing director of Aeromet

New owners for Worcester foundry business

VALUE: Young people on the Prince's Trust scheme

Prince's Trust scheme proves social value in Worcestershire

HOW IT'S DONE: Robin Walker MP, Jon Stone (commercial director) and James Watkins (year one apprentice)

Robin Walker meets apprentices with foot on building industry ladder

OPEN: Sue Bailey (left) and Michelle Wright of Gough Bailey Wright with Sajid Javid

Minister opens new offices of communications agency

NEW: Accounts manager Doug Marshall and partner Julian Dyer at the new Bromsgrove office.

Accountants Ormerod Rutter on the move

TAKE IT EASY: Roger Wilkins (left) with Jason Clines of Halls

Property expert Roger Wilkins steams off into retirement

OPEN: First two retailers open at The Valley

Down in The Valley the shops are opening. Two household names lead the way

PRAISE: Judi Brazkiewicz of the FSB.

Small businesses welcome efforts to tackle late payment

SPEAKER: Michael Mychajluk from Jaguar Land Rover with Amanda Digne-Malcolm, ICAEW members’ director

Small businesses invited to day out at Jaguar Land Rover

Cricket club accountants 96 not out on New Road ground.

AWARD: Peter Keates, LABC president, Jonathan Gisbourne, project manager, Speller Metcalfe, Steve Harker, contract manager, Speller Metcalfe, Wendell Baker, LABC business development director, and Anna Thompson, LABC director of training

Another trophy for Speller Metcalfe sideboard. Malvern firm proves best in the west

MUMS: Charlotte Hencher-Cross with Logan and Amy Woodhouse with Noah, first time business mums

Worcester mums turn entrepreneurs after business brainwave

PRESENTATION: Tim Hitchins (pilot), Jennifer Appleton (ISO Quality Services operations director), Tom Davies (paramedic), Peter Appleton (ISOQSL managing director), Susan Appleton (ISOQSL finance director) and Stuart Evans (pilot).

Air Ambulance benefits from company's 15th birthday with £1000 cheque

LAUNCH: At the launch of Worcestershire Business Energy Scheme – Ashley Bayliss, sales director, Compare Energy Bills, Ian Jones, area manager CEB, Robin Walker MP, Gordon Hazelton, managing director Hazelton Mountford, Chartered Accounts and Jake Mount

Businesses join together to cut commercial energy costs

TRAIN: On the job training at the new Vax Academy

Apprenticeship academy for floorcare firm Vax

ENTERTAINING: Worcestershire Business Breakfast Club back at Webbs

Business club blooming again at garden centre

AWARD: Francis Richardson, RoSPA director of operations, presents the award to Tim Davies, health and safety manager of Oakleaf Commercial Services

Top health and safety award for maintenance company

GREENEST: Worcester Bosch Group award winners

Worcester Bosch rewards its greenest installers

OPEN: Mrs Iris Jordan and Don Briant cut the ribbon

Celebrations as Worcester nursing home opens new accommodation

FANTASTIC NEWS: Gary Woodman, executive director at Worcestershire LEP

Money available for community projects, but get in quick

EXPORT: FedEx courier on export mission

Small businesses in Worcestershire lead the way in exports says new report

TALK: Nicky Moffat (left) with Kathryn Wagstaff, project manager of Finditinworcestershire,

Worcester's business leaders called to attention by top female army officer

DAN: Professional qualification for Dan Jackson

Fellowship award for accountant Dan Jackson

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