FA S H I O N . ST Y L E . E V E N T S . L I F E ST Y L E . B U S I N E S S . A DV I C E
Get Involved To find out about how you could get involved with our next issue please call the Worcester BID team on 01905 731612 or email email@example.com Contributors Sam McCarthy and Candice Pearson, CPPR 2
Photo: Redevelopment of Royal Porcelain Works Gallery and Studios
WELCOME from the Editor
2020 saw the most popular resolution to be more environmentally friendly. Worcester residents should find achieving sustainability easier than most as the city already has several local businesses, such as Be The Change on the Cornmarket and Pack It In in the Market Hall on The Shambles, established to help you reach this worthy goal. And as we welcome a new decade, Worcester BID also begins its third term at the helm of the cityâ€™s business community.
The year ahead is a particularly exciting one for Worcester, with investment and development regenerating areas of the city. Worcesterâ€™s cultural life is also about to experience a renaissance as we welcome four new Festivals to the city - we hope to see you at all four.
Sam McCarthy Worcester Business Improvement District
As voted for by our members, we have been given a new mandate to continue our work supporting and improving the commercial sector, helping to make Worcester the best city it can be.
TECH TRENDS New Year, new gadget. But if you’re unsure what’s a fad and what’s a must-have, we’ve handpicked the top tech products to see you through 2020 and beyond.
The Smart Speaker Echo Show connects to Alexa to give you vivid visuals on a 5.5 screen with crisp full sound—all in a compact design that fits in any room, in any home. See on-screen lyrics with Amazon Music and never miss a deadline with its alarms and timers. You can catch up on news highlights and film trailers, as well as check the weather and traffic before you head out. You can manage compatible smart home devices on the simple interactive display, or use your voice controls. Argos, The Shambles.
The Compact Camera
Future of Fitness
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III. This lightweight camera is the ideal companion for busy families or adventurers who don’t want to carry a large DSLR. Packing 20.4MP into it’s small but sophisticated Micro 4/3rds sensor it can shoot at 10 frames per second in continuous autofocus mode allowing you to keep pace with the kids. If small details are important to you then the ‘50MP High Res’ mode will impress while the 5 axis stabilisation will keep your shots sharp even if you don’t have the steadiest grip. Get it at London Camera Exchange, Pump Street.
Fitbit Versa 2 This water resistant smartwatch seamlessly takes your look from the gym to the office with its modern and versatile design. Use your voice to create alarms, set bedtime reminders or check the weather with built-in voice control. See your stats with an always-on display mode, plus get daily sleep-quality scores, apps, notifications, 4+ day battery life, 24/7 heart rate and store 300+ songs for an experience that re-
volves around you. Get it at Argos, The Shambles.
Samsung Watch Active as you’d expect, this has heart rate monitoring and fitness tracking, from running and swimming to HIIT and beyond. These watches are great for much more than just health tracking however, as they give users easy access to notifications right on their wrist - no need to get out your phone when a quick look down will do. This, alongside loads of other useful features like weather tracking, long battery life, Samsung pay, water and dust resistance, make it the perfect accessory for adventurers. Get it at O2, High Street.
Picture Perfect Memories
IN A FAST CHANGING WORLD, PORTRAITS CAN MEAN POSTERITY. IN THIS AGE OF SMARTPHONES, SELFIES AND FILTERS, WE TAKE MORE PHOTOGRAPHS THAN EVER BEFORE, BUT OFTEN THEY GET ‘FILED’ IN CYBERSPACE, NEVER TO BE SEEN AGAIN. FAMILY PORTRAITS ARE HAVING A RENAISSANCE THOUGH, AND DAVID AND SARAH OF SUB STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY, COPENHAGEN STREET, TELL US WHY:
1. Time flies, record life’s most precious moments.
4. Family portraits make great home décor
Families are never the same, they are always
Give your house a pick-me-up by displaying your
growing and changing. You and your family
family’s portrait on your wall where you can see
will grow together and encounter many
it every day. All wall portraits we produce are
milestones along the way. Family portraits
done so to the highest standard using the best
are perfect for celebrating these moments,
professional labs in the UK. Each one is hand-
bringing you together and reliving memories.
finished, and we have a beautiful selection of
2. Family portrait sessions are fun We love capturing families just being themselves. Our sessions are relaxed, and we work with you
frames, mounts and products to suit every home.
5. Family portraits are an investment.
to ensure you make the most of your visit and get
Professional services do cost more than
exactly what you want from your time in the studio.
amateur but, as with most things in life, you
3. Involve the whole family Are you always the one taking the photos and never in them? Even if you use the timer to get everyone together, it can be a challenge to get a good quality photograph of the whole family. A visit to Sub Studio ensures a highquality portrait of your nearest and dearest,
usually get what you pay for. When you invest in quality portraiture you are investing in a memory that will last your lifetime and beyond. Our Family Portrait Sessions start from £50. Sub Studio Photography, Copenhagen Street. substudiophotography.com
and you can even include your beloved pet.
Fuego Pizza & Grill is opening in February at 35 Foregate Street specialising in wood fired Neapolitan style pizzas & Mediterranean food. We make our dough on site daily
Neapolitan pizzas have a different
using just 4 ingredients; flour, water,
style to more traditional pizzas and
for 24 hours. Our Neapolitan pizzas
bases and delicious chewy crusts.
with authentic ingredients and
We also have a range of small plates,
in our Italian wood-fired oven.
from all over the Mediterranean.
salt and yeast, which is then proofed are stretched by hand, topped
cooked for less than 90 seconds
are renowned for their soft, light
main dishes & desserts inspired
Keep an eye on their Facebook or Instagram @fuegoworcester www.fuegoworcester.co.uk
The Commandery LIVING HISTORY AT THE COMMANDERY Sat 15–Sun 16 February, 10.30am-4pm Experience 2000 years of history come to life with a weekend of living history encampments, military displays, vintage vehicles and more.
Visit one of the city’s heritage sites at the annual Love Worcester festival this half term and celebrate the city’s fascinating history. ‘Worcester Heritage Partnership’
Susan MaCleod said: “We are fortunate to have so many amazing historic places within Worcester which tell the story of
Greyfriars’ House & Garden
our community. Over 25 special events will be taking place including children’s
LIVING HISTORY AT GREYFRIARS
activities, tours, talks, adult workshops,
Sat 15–Sun 16 February, 11am-3.30pm
poetry, dressing up and trails.
Experience history come alive as the
covers 15 heritage venues across the
Worcester Re-enactors return and the
city, including museums, churches,
“There's a lot to do for families over the
Tudors take over the house. Explore the
the archives and the cathedral.
festival, with it being half term, but there
house and garden in the company of
Each destination offers the chance
are also activities aimed at grown ups too.
our visitors from the past and find out
to discover more about the city’s
We’ve included plenty of free options too.”
what Greyfriars means to Worcester’s
past, as well as providing hands on activities and family friendly fun.
For more information visit Worcester Tourist Information Centre at The Guildhall, High Street, call 01905
heritage. Normal admission applies.
726311 or email touristinfo@
THE INFIRMARY TOURS
Wed 19 February, 11-11.45am & 3.30-4.15pm Free guided tours of the historic Worcester Royal Infirmary.
George Marshall Medical Museum
The Guildhall Worcester
Museum of Royal Worcester
GUILDHALL’S HIDDEN TREASURES
Mon 17–Sun 23 February, 9.30am-4pm
LOVE WORCESTER FAMILY DISCOVERY TRAIL AND BACKPACKS
The Guildhall is a truly beautiful building
Mon–Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm
which dates back to 1721 and has a
Find something you love in our
fascinating history. It was once the
newly-refurbished displays with
seat of justice throughout the city and
our family-friendly trail and fun
even housed a prison. Today it offers
interactives. Take a themed adventure
visitors a glimpse of Worcester’s rich
through the Museum with our family
and varied heritage showing off the
explorer backpacks. Museum entry
hidden treasures of the Guildhall.
£6.50, Children under 16 free.
St Swithun’s Church
LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS TALK AND AFTERNOON TEA PACKAGE
Mon 17 February, 11am or 2pm Learn about Victorian surgery and death masks on a free guided tour of the George Marshall Medical Museum at 11am or 2pm. Suitable for all ages. Tours last approximately 45 minutes. Numbers limited, please call 01905 760738.
REMEMBERING POWICK HOSPITAL Tue 18 February, 5.30pm Ken Crump RMN opens the door to Powick Hospital. In his own words.
FIND OUT ABOUT SOUND AND ART AT ST SWITHUN’S
Sat 15 February,
PLAGUE AND POTIONS WITH MRS HISTORY: FAMILY DROP IN ACTIVITY
Sat 15 & Thu 20 February, 11am-2pm
Learn about the symbolism and folklore
St Swithun’s church is currently closed
behind the beautiful fruits and flowers
Wed 19 February, 1-3pm
to visitors while we undertake essential
painted on Worcester porcelain and
Come and visit the apothecary, purveyor
repair and conservation work as part
then enjoy traditional afternoon tea
of dubious medicines and incredible
of the Sound and Art at St Swithun’s
on Royal Worcester china. £19.95pp,
cures, the finest that the medieval age
project – we will be reopening in Autumn
includes Museum entry, book online.
has to offer! With an array of ingredients
2020. For the Love Worcester Festival
from the far reaches of the Silk Road,
we will be at St Martin in the Cornmarket
as well as many that can be found in an
explaining all about the project. There’ll
English garden, we can treat the victims
be family activities and entertainment
of the Plague, and those suffering from
and we’ll share the research our Heritage
coughs and colds. Adults £7.50, Children
Detectives have been doing. During the
£2.50, Concessions £4.50. Telephone
year we will also be running a number
01905 760738 for more details
of open days and hard hat tours, a
To book please call 01905 760738.
fascinating opportunity to see ‘behind the scenes’ conservation in action.
FAMILY HANDS-ON WORKSHOP: DECORATE A MUG WITH TRANSFERS Thu 20 February, 10.30am-12noon & 2-3.30pm Create a unique mug with printed transfers choosing from a range of Spring motifs and collaging these into your design which will be fired on to collect later. £8pp, includes Museum entry, book online, optional additional postage & packing charges.
St Helen’s Church GUIDED TOUR OF ST HELEN’S Fri 14 & Fri 21 February, 10am-2pm Our St Helen’s Guides will welcome you
Worcester City Art Gallery &Museum MAYFLOWER 2020 – EXHIBITION Sat 11 January–Thu 31 December
Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service (The Hive) BEHIND THE SCENES
into the oldest church in Worcester
Exploring the voyage and legacy of
where you can learn about our rich and
The Mayflower through archaeology,
varied history. Coffee and cake served for
Come with us Behind the Scenes to see
costume and fascinating objects from
donations. Children’s craft table and toys.
the areas not normally open to the public.
the museum’s World Cultures collection.
See some of the ‘treasures’ we store in
SAIL AWAY WITH MAYFLOWER 400
Wed 19 February, 2-3.30pm
our strongroom. £6, booking required.
St Martin in the Cornmarket
Tue 18 February, 11am-3pm
GEORGIAN WORCESTER – THE SOCIAL CAPITAL OF THE WEST MIDLANDS
and the ocean beneath her.
Hands on History and archaeology
Plus enjoy Mayflower activities
Mon 17 February, 1pm
activities for children and families in the
trails throughout the week.
children’s library. Free, just drop in.
Create a 3D work of The Mayflower
A talk on Georgian Worcester.
Tudor House Museum
Worcestershire Museum of Freemasonry
FREE OPEN DAYS
Wed 12–Fri 14 &Wed 19–Sun 23 February, 10am-4pm Follow our rationing trail, dress up in 40s gear, pack your evacuee ‘suitcase’ and make your own gas mask box to take home.
ROARING FORTIES Sat 15–Sun 16 February, 10am-4pm Living History weekend. Travel back in time to visit our Home Guard, ARP station, Land Girls and others who kept the home fires burning during WWII.
HANDS ON HISTORY Thu 20 February, 10am-3pm
Worcester Tourist Information Centre TRAIL: PICTURE THIS Mon–Fri 9.30am-5pm,
Fri 14–Sun 23 February, 10am-4pm
Sat & Bank Holidays 10am-4pm
The museum will be open
Pick up a free Love Worcester Picture
during these times.
This Trail from the Tourist Information Centre. Fill in the missing details for your chance to win a prize.
THE ARRIVAL OF THE TUDOR LEGACY LADIES
A CELTIC PILGRIMAGE: CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP
A WRITING JOURNEY: WRITING WORKSHOP
Mon 17 February,
Sat 22 February, 10am-4.30pm
11am-12.30pm & 2-4pm
Join a calligraphy workshop suitable for
Sat 15 February, 10.30am-1.30pm
Rub shoulders with royalty when
all ability levels (over 18). Follow in the
Find inspiration at a creative writing
you meet the Tudor ladies, in their
footsteps of the great Celtic missionary
workshop with Sue Johnson, poet, short
stunning outfits on your visit around
saints by exploring the letterforms of
story writer and novelist. The workshop is
the Cathedral, find out about their
the Lindisfarne Gospels, The Book of
for all fiction writers from experienced to
lives more than 400 years ago and
Kells and other poetry and prose text
those who have been afraid to try so far!
don’t forget to ask for a selfie! Free.
from the early medieval period with
Tickets £20 from www.eventbrite.co.uk
AN URBAN PILGRIMAGE
local artist Elizabeth Beattie. Tickets £20 from www.eventbrite.co.uk
AWESOME ADVENTURES: FAMILY WORKSHOPS
Fri 21 February, 10am-1pm
Mon 17 & Tue 18 February,
and learn about faith and the heritage
THE DRESSING OF A TUDOR QUEEN: TALK
10.30am-12.30pm & 2-4pm
of four city centre churches – Old St
Sat 22 February, 12noon-1pm
Join in a range of adventurous crafts!
Martin’s, St Swithun’s, St Helen’s and
An invitation to Queen Katherine Parr’s
Make an origami boat to take you to
the Cathedral. Download the free
wardrobe. A talk featuring the six wives
far-off lands, create a map to lead
of Henry VIII. Hear from the royal Tudor
you to terrific treasure troves, and discover the stories of adventurers and explorers through art and craft. Free.
Follow a pilgrim trail through the city
AWESOME ADVENTURES: POETRY WORKSHOP Fri 21 February, 11am-12noon & 2-3pm Join in the journey of creativity across the world of words in a spectacular ship of imagination and fun. Workshops with Poet in Residence Amanda Bonnick for families and children aged 7 to 13. Free. Win a chance to read your poem at an event in the Summer.
ladies about the clothes they wore and see their stunning reproduction outfits. Tickets £5 from www.eventbrite.co.uk
this Valentine’s Day Supper à deux is a tried and tested way to
spend Valentine’s Day, and who doesn’t like
chocolates and flowers. But, if you really want to make memories for your significant other this February 14th, stay away from the traditional tropes and why not try something new. Why
not try a workshop that you can do together, or visit one of the city’s tourist destinations, or even go on a romantic minibreak.
D RI NK IN THE COMPANY
Head to Piston Gin, Severn Street, to try your hand at making your own bottle of spirits. Arty types will particularly enjoy creating their own labels. If mixing is more your thing, head to Tonic, Foregate Street, for a cocktail making masterclass.
F O OD FOR THOUGHT
Couples who cook together stay together’ and Cookmate Cookery School, Broad Street, offers lessons in everything from knife skills and quick suppers, to pastries and preserves. For a delightful day out, why not visit the cathedral and then enjoy a meal in one of Cathedral Square’s many restaurants.
LOVE TO ESCAPE
If you fancy making a night of it, treat yourself to a stay in a local hotel, or if you’d like to go further afield then call into Hays Travel, High Street, or arrangeMY Escape, Mealcheapen Street to book a minibreak. For this year's stunning swim-wear visit Embrace Boutique, Reindeer Court.
YOUR GUIDE TO
WORCEST ER M OV I N G ESTATE AGENTS
Let’s start with Estate Agents.
Before you put an offer in for a
As soon as you put an offer
When buying a house, it’s
Worcester has several excellent
house, arrange a meeting with
in to a house you like and the
essential to look at planning
estate agents, including Andrew
a bank or building society to
offer’s been accepted it’s time
permission on any building
Grant, Alan Morris, Knight Frank,
get a mortgage in principle. Just
to get everything in place.
work, or extensions. You will
Martin & Co., and CJ Hole.
because you have a mortgage in principle it doesn’t mean
Finding a good solicitor should
this is all approved, especially
Your estate agent will be
that you have to go with this
be on the top of your to do list.
when it comes to you selling
speaking on your behalf so don't
lender, it will just show the
It’s useful to find a reputable
on to another buyer down the
be afraid to throw questions
sellers that you have the means
local solicitor, as you will
line. If the sellers can’t provide
at the seller. The important
to purchase the house.
need to go into their offices
these documents, then your
one is the age of the boiler.
need to see evidence that
throughout the buying process,
solicitor will be able to help
This is commonly the first
The High Street has plenty
so choosing one miles away
source an indemnity insurance
thing that needs replacing, so
to choose from, including
may hinder your process.
policy to cover the work.
make sure you budget at least
HSBC, Skipton, Barclays,
£1000 to get this replaced.
Lloyds, Natwest, Santander
In Worcester, try Parkinson
Wright, HCR, Scaiff or Waldrons and if you want to get your own chartered surveyor then why not use Firmingers.
TH EY SAY THAT MOVING HOUSE IS ONE OF T HE MOST STRESSF U L TH INGS THAT PEOPLE WILL DO IN L IFE , CLOSELY FOL LOWED BY GETTING MARRIED AND HAVING A BABY. WE CANNOT H ELP WITH THE LAT T ER, BUT WORCEST E R BOASTS MANY BUSIN ESSES TO E ASE T HE ANGST OF MOVING.
Moving house isn’t a quick process, and depending on the
If you are thinking of buying
Once you have the keys.
Once you’re in and feel ready
‘a project’, we recommend
Keep in mind that it’s much
to add the finishing touches,
length of your chain you could
talking to Greenwoods
harder to decorate with
try Purple Granite, That Carpet
be waiting months to exchange.
Project Limited - Worcester’s
furniture in place. Don’t try
Place, Aladdin’s Cave, The
Even if there isn’t a chain the
construction and property
and arrange too much on the
Furniture Centre, Hallowood for
process can take on average
same day; getting white goods
various soft furnishings, furniture
three months. The wait is all
delivered at the same time as
and objects d’art, and Insitu has
to do with paperwork, legal
carpet fitters and locksmiths
the latest in stylish lighting.
requirements, surveys being
can cause a headache.
carried out and negotiations, so prepare for a wait.
New tax year = time to get ahead It’s almost the start of a new tax year and you’re probably thinking, so what? Well, while this isn’t the most exciting calendar event, it’s an important time to get ahead of your financial plans – and take full advantage of valuable tax opportunities. Doing so could help you improve your plans in the long run. Not least make a positive difference to your financial future.
So what do you need to think about right now? YOUR ISA ALLOWANCE
TOPPING UP YOUR PENSION
LOOKING AFTER YOUR FAMILY
An ISA is one of the most tax-
If you have a pension,
If you have an inheritance tax
efficient ways you can save and
you can pay a maximum
liability, don’t worry. There are
invest. So, if you already have
amount into it every year
options to help your loved ones
one, that’s great. But there
and benefit from tax relief.
– for example, you can make
are things you can do to make
tax-free gifts each year. Using
the most of its tax benefits.
The more you contribute, the
Such as using your brand-new
more tax relief you can add to
could significantly reduce the
Isa allowance – as early as
your pension pot. And over time,
overall liability your family may
possible – in the new tax year.
this could make a big difference
have to pay. And mean they
to your retirement plans.
receive a bigger inheritance.
DON’T FORGET YOUR CGT ALLOWANCES
If you’re paying more tax than
– to help your money grow
If you don’t know much about
your ability to achieve your
even further over time.
CGT (Capital Gains tax), this
longer-term goals – and reduce
is charged at up to a certain
your loved ones’ inheritance.
If your savings and investments aren’t in an ISA wrapper, it’s worth considering one
percentage on any gains when assets – apart from your home – are sold. It resets every tax year. So, if you plan to sell any of your investments, it’s important you make use of your allowance.
these allowances over time
you need to, it might affect
To find out more about the allowances and start boosting the tax-efficiency of your financial portfolio, why not speak to Skipton today.
Through a straightforward, no obligation review, we can help you discover ways to make the most of the tax benefits available – and strengthen your long-term plans.
Be Your Own Boss FORMER RUGBY PLAYER SAM SMITH TOOK SIXWAYS BY STORM WHEN HE ARRIVE D IN 2016 AND HE IS STILL CREATING A STIR ACROSS THE CITY, QUITE LITERALLY…
That it’s located near the train
Sam is the powerhouse behind
as families staying for a long lunch
Wayland’s Yard, Worcester’s
- not to mention a rugby player
coolest coffee shop, selling
or two refuelling after training.
brunch, lunch and cakes all day.
station and boasts the city’s chicest yoga salon upstairs, has also helped cement Wayland’s lauded position. Everyone is welcome and you’re as likely to see a commuter calling in for their morning caffeine-fix,
Sam describes himself as
The insta-friendly cafe was
‘extremely lucky’ to have enjoyed
kickstarted by a crowdfunding
his hobbies as careers, first
initiative that was supported
in rugby and now coffee.
city wide, including a donation from the ever-loyal Warriors Supporters Club.
started making a profit. “I work hard to get where I want to be, but I find that when I reach that goal then I want to take it to the next stage.” And Sam has already reached the next level, having opened his second branch of Wayland’s Yard, this time in Birmingham near Colmore Row and Snow Hill Station. In the heart of the business district, the Birmingham branch mainly caters for office workers and creatives
“Both careers taught me not
during the week, and a more
to take no for an answer, not
diverse crowd at weekends.
to be scared of failing, to be
Wayland’s Yard’s welcoming
excited by what’s ahead and
environment, quality coffee and
to work hard. I always want
delicious meals made the trendy
to improve; there’s no such
cafe an almost instant success.
thing as overnight success.”
Quality food and drink is at
Though Wayland's was popular
the heart of what they do, with
from day one, behind the
speciality grade coffee served by
scenes it took a lot of time
highly-trained, friendly baristas.
and effort before the business
Understanding your customers and giving them what they want is, he says, the secret to success. “Stop trying to please everyone. If you can please 50 per cent of people then you’re doing a great job. Find your niche and make them happy.”
WHAT OTHER ADVICE WOULD HE GIVE TO ANYONE CONSIDERING TAKING THE PLUNGE AND STARTING THEIR OWN BUSINESS?
“Don’t listen to the people who tell you you’re mad. I believe that if you know you’ve got an idea for something that people want, you are passionate about it and willing to work hard, then you can make it a success.”
Realise your professional ambitions IS 2020 THE YEAR YOU ARE GOI NG TO CHANGE YOUR PRO F ESSIONAL LIFE? WE SAY ‘THINK BIG’ BUT SET REALISTIC GOALS AS BEING OVERLY AMBITIOUS FROM THE OFF CAN BE OVERWHELMING. Setting small but achievable goals that contribute to your bigger ambition is the more reliable route to satisfaction and long term success. This rule applies to your processes as well, so give yourself specific actions rather than huge goals. For example, don’t think ‘I want to run my own business by Spring’, instead set weekly or monthly targets such as completing your market research, buying a domain name, or writing a business plan. If you know you are held back by poor results from your school days, why not sign up with Kingsway, Foregate Street, and revisit those qualifications.
Pitman Training, New Street, also
Alternatively, try First Personnel on
provides training for professional skills
Sansome Street, or Step by Step
like typing and bookkeeping, and Heart
Recruitment, St Nicholas Street.
of Worcestershire College, can help with academic or vocational qualifications.
If you’re thinking about a big change, why not see what degrees the
If you’re already on the right
University of Worcester can offer
track professionally, you might
you, or if you want to set up your
just need to step up your game
own business, visit The Hive (more
a little to see big gains.
information on page 26)
For example, you probably already use LinkedIn, but are you using it? Try commenting on a few more posts, this could help build your network and potentially bring you to the attention of new employers or clients. If it’s an apprenticeship you’re looking for, then LMPQ, Queen Street, should be your first call. If you just want a career change, why not visit one of Worcester’s recruitment firms. Foregate Street is a good place to start as it boasts Headturner and WorkForce Recruitment and Staffing.
FI NALLY, WRI T E DOWN YOU R GOALS . RESE ARCH SHOWS WE ARE 42 % MORE LI KELY TO ACH I EVE OU R GOALS I F WE WRI T E T H EM DOWN .
The Kiln is Worcester's first coworking
Startups within the space will
space based right in the city centre
benefit from the support offered
on Copenhagen Street. It's the
by sponsors and other members,
ideal place for startups that need a
offering drop in clinics and
flexible, affordable place to kick off
workshops almost daily covering
their business. The space is home
a variety of topics such as IP Law,
to a friendly motivated community
Bookkeeping and Business Support.
of freelancers, small business owners and remote workers. Every member gets a hotdesk, excellent
Kiln member and photographer James Greenoff explained ‘I love the Kiln’s central location, coffee and
THE KILN meeting spaces. The community rooms and event spaces, and an WiFi, free coffee, access to meeting
opportunity to work and collaborate with like minded people. Regular meetups and seminars are held within The Kiln, focussing on subjects such as Social Media, Founding a company, and various inspirational talks.
is growing quickly and it’s a great place to spend time, attend events and to work alongside others. Find out more or book a trial day on our website thekiln.co or call 01905 675179
Be Your Own Boss ANJA POTZE IS THE NAMESAKE FOUNDER OF ANJA POTZE FINE JEWELLERY IN FRIAR STREET, WHO RECENTLY CELEBRATED 25 YEARS IN BUSINESS, A REAL MILESTONE FOR THIS INDEPENDENT JEWELLERY RETAILER, WHO MARKED THE OCCASION IN STYLE WITH CUSTOMERS AND FRIENDS AT THE MUSEUM OF ROYAL WORCESTER.… Anja moved to the UK from her
Over the last 25 years there have
Anja is also a member of the
native Netherlands when she was
of course been highs and lows,
Worcestershire Ambassadors and
just 21 after perfecting her craft
and a few stand out moments
an active Worcester BID Director.
at Amsterdam's respected Vak
which Anja remembers with pride,
She enthusiastically supports
School of Edelsmeden. At first
such as receiving the ‘Heart of
The Haven, Worcester Hospital's
she worked for a small number
Gold’ award in the national Small
Breast Cancer Unit and regularly
of reputable luxury jewellers,
Business Awards, for her ongoing
holds and supports fund-raising
including five years with London
commitment and generosity to
events for this worthwhile cause.
based Asprey & Garrard Group,
the community of Worcester
In 2016 Anja became a Patron
where her customers included
and Worcestershire causes.
of CG5, a Worcestershire non-
the late Baroness Thatcher amongst other notable names.
Anja herself takes great pride in being one of Worcester's
profit making organisation whose aim is to help as many young people or disabled participants as
In 1994, Anja struck out alone and
independent traders and has
founded Anja Potze Fine Jewellery
immersed herself in all things
(starting with a small cabinet of
Worcester, and finds this is
jewellery in a ladies clothing shop!)
crucial in a small City, where
Anja’s top tip for small business
specialising in jewellery made
recommendations and word-
owners is to Think Big; there are so
from certified ethical diamonds
of-mouth make up a large
many resources available to extend
and the finest Tahitian, South
proportion of business.
your opportunity beyond your bricks
Sea and cultured pearls, which she now buys from reputable suppliers all around the world.
She is a proud sponsor of Worcester Warriors, and Worcestershire County Cricket Club.
possible reach their full potential through inclusion in sport.
and mortar shop, including website sales, social media marketing, shopping events, networking and more. Use these resources to grab as many opportunities as possible.
“I started the business with a small cabinet in a ladies clothing boutique, and now here I am in my own shop! I’m very proud of the last 25 years, and I look forward to many, many more.” 25
The Hive Guide to Good Business 1. Join the library, obviously!
2. Do your research
Joining the library is free and membership gives you free access to books, e-resources and databases. You can also use library computers PC or bring in your own device and use the free WiFi. Make sure you sign up to the business newsletter and follow The Hive on social media to get information about free courses, events and workshops organised at The Hive to support business start-up and development.
4. Use our free courses and workshops
5. Write your business plan
3. S peak to a member of staff
Tell the team that
From social media
helps you to identify
you're thinking about
workshops to drop
starting up and they
in advice clinics and
can signpost you to our
partners, tell you about
â€“ there is a lot going
the business support
on at The Hive. Our
available and can refer
partners deliver great
you to Worcestershire
Business Central to
content to help you
make sure you get
grow the knowledge
on a free Start-up
and confidence you
Masterclass. This is
need. Tip: If you want
a two day course led
to improve your digital
by an experienced
skills (such as digital
Blue Orchid Business
marketing or online
user experience), we
can enrol you on free
need to know from
online courses thanks
what it means to be
to our partnership
Adviser) is available at The Hive and is a free and easy to use database that gives you vital details about any potential business. For example, if you're thinking of opening up your own VA business, type in 'Virtual Assistant' and you'll get verified information, such as required skills and qualifications, market trends, legal information, necessary equipment, costs, data protection facts, key sources of work and much more. Tip: You can download all the information you need in pdf format and revisit it later.
understanding startup costs and raising finance, to branding and promoting your business and merging your ideas into a business plan.
Your business plan your goals and how you plan to achieve them, giving you a clear framework to build your business. Use your research from COBRA,and make use of other resources in the library. The Hive is open from 8:30-22:00 every day.
Most people have dreamt about becoming their own boss at one point or another. Worcester Hive has put together a step by step guide explaining they can help you achieve this professional goal.
6. Consider grants available
7. Protect your brand and your ideas
8. Find a mentor 9. Get out and about One of the fantastic
10. Use our space
programmes run by
One of the most
A change of scenery
Come and talk
might go a long way to
thinking that it's too
you will have to do
helping you organise
early for that, but
if you're setting up
your thoughts and get
are based at The Hive
actually you need
your own business
things done. You can
every Friday and find
to plan ahead. Not
is getting yourself
find quiet corners or
out how much money
sure what this means
out there, talking to
busy areas at The Hive,
you could get to help
or what intellectual
people who could be
as well as comfy seats,
your business. Tip:
property you have? You
your peers, partners,
computers, WiFi and
Think B2B. If you will be
can book a personal
or even possible
a great cafĂŠ. Tip: The
trading more than 70
appointment with a
clients. Friendly library
Business Centre on
% business to business,
trained member of
staff can help make
level 2 is the perfect
there is a lot of support
staff at The Hive to talk
introductions for you.
place to do some work
and grants available for
about your intellectual
you in Worcestershire.
property and how to protect it. We will go through it step by step and will help you fill out any forms you may need to.
Council is WINN. They believe that great things happen when people get together. They are developing a free community of inspirational individuals and brilliant businesses to help the region grow and become recognised nationally as a hub of innovative ideas and projects. So, whether you want to connect, find a mentor, collaborate, co-ordinate or just be inspired, WINN should be on your radar.
as you have a collection of business books and the COBRA database computer nearby. We also have a range of rooms equipped with the latest technology which you can hire for presentations or meetings.
Since 2012, The British Library has partnered with the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), a partnership that has given birth to a network of Business and IP Centres (BIPCs) across the UK. The Hive and Worcestershire libraries are working towards becoming a member of the BIPC network later this year and we already have a great range of resources and support in place. We have written this step by step guide for you in the hope that we can answer some of those questions and be there for you in the exciting journey that is starting your own business.
making the Sun Shine
John and Irene Hays saved more than 2300 jobs when they stepped in and took over the entire retail portfolio of Thomas Cook at the end of last year. By January 2020, Hays Travel will have reopened 470
Julie said, “After being with Thomas Cook for 17 years,
former Thomas Cook stores on high streets across
I along with the rest of the team were devastated. The
the country, making a total of 660 Hays Travel and
thought of not being able to do what we love with our
over 5000 employees working around the UK.
own team was heart-breaking, so we are thrilled to
One of the first to re-open was the branch on Worcester High Street. Branch manager Julie Kyriacou, has been
“We are all very excited to be open and trading ready
working in the travel industry for 25 years. She and
for the busiest time of our year. We are delighted
two other members of her team lost their jobs with
to be welcoming back our customers, old new.”
Thomas Cook when the company went into compulsory liquidation. Now Julie, Gemma, Debbie and Andrew are delighted to be back doing the job that they love.
have opened the Worcester High Street branch.
John said: “We are really humbled
Irene Hays, joint owner and chair
company, Hays Travel, had humble
at the fantastic response there has
of Hays Travel said: “Thomas Cook
beginnings. John Hays, joint owner
been from our wonderful staff,
was a much-loved brand and a
and managing director, started
our customers, suppliers, friends
pillar of the UK and the global travel
the business from the back of his
and many complete strangers who
industry. We will build on the good
mother’s children’s wear store
believe in what we’re doing.
things Thomas Cook had – not least
in County Durham in 1980.
“There’s a huge will to see our
its people – and that will put us in even better stead for the future.
Today, the company has reached
high street shops thrive and we’re
sales of more than £1bn, is one
determined that we will be doing our
“We all share a passion for the travel
of the Sunday Times Best 100
bit for the travel industry with the
industry and we will continue together
Companies to Work For, and is the
help of everyone in the now extended
to build on our own reputation for
Investors in People UK’s Best Large
Hays family. We’d like to thank
first class service and being a great
Company for Apprenticeships.
everyone who has helped make this
place to work and develop a career.”
happen - we know the hard work is just beginning for our brilliant teams.”
The benefits of management information Every limited company must file a set
tailored to the business, therefore it is
Another advantage of management
of accounts with Companies House
important to identify the essential data
accounting is its capacity to present
following the end of each financial
that management needs to review as
the financial picture clearly to funders
year. This is statutory requirement,
part of the decision making process.
and potential investors. If information
and is seen by some as a necessary evil, however far from being just a box ticking exercise, a set of accounts can provide you with valuable information about your company and its performance, allowing you to make better decisions and plan for the future. Whilst your bookkeeping records tell a numerical story about how your business earns and spends money, comprehensive management accounts present this information in ways that
Benefits of accurate management information can include:
• Effective cash management.
will show the overall profitability of
• Identify areas where the company may be incurring regular or unusually high spend. • Providing information on trends. • Identifying key customers by
decisions about company operations.
customers are actually the most
management information prepared and presented periodically (e.g.
to generate growth, but also the likelihood of paying back the sums you
turnover and understanding which
of summarised accounting and
the ability not only to use capital
• Real time decision making.
will be useful for making strategic
Management accounts are a set
is clear and current, it will show
borrow. A profit-and-loss statement your business model. A balance sheet will show how well the business has invested the capital available to it. A cash-flow statement will demonstrate how a business manages its cash and will support important analysis such as Return on Investment and debt servicing capability.
profitable. This could be used to
The better a business understands
target selling efforts, thus increasing
it’s finances, the more effectively
turnover and profitability.
management will make informed
• Highlighting the payment terms from
decisions about the business.
weekly, monthly or quarterly) which
both customers and suppliers to
If you have any questions or
can be used proactively as a tool to
improve cash flow. This is a key area
would like advice on management
support and inform key decisions
as poor cash flow can really hinder
information for your business,
making practices. When it comes to the
a business from growing and also
please contact Julian Carroll at
information they include, there’s no
result in unnecessary finance costs.
one-size-fits-all approach. To be most effective, the information should be
Meet the Stylist S T E P H A N I E C H I NG AT DAV ID JO N H A IR DR ESSING
Former model turned hairdresser
“I love all aspects of hairdressing,” she
Even the most damage locks can be
Stephanie Ching likes to make her
said.“My buzz is to make people look
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clients feel good about themselves.
and feel better about themselves.”
product is essential for anyone with
She knows that if people look good, then they feel great. After retiring from modelling, Stephanie started her own modelling agency. One of her main jobs was spotting talent and developing their look. Blessed with a natural eye and honed by years in the industry, Stephanie can see everyone’s natural beauty and knows how to help people maximise their potential. And ‘making people feel fantastic’, she says, is the most rewarding part of her job as a stylist at David Jon Hairdressing, Reindeer Court.
“Right now, the trend is for big hair
parched or chemically treated hair.
with lots of movement. I always lift the
“It’s bloody marvellous,” said
roots when I’m drying hair to create
Stephanie, who always uses this saviour
volume. If your hair is very straight,
product every time she does a colour.
spray volume products straight onto the roots to help with the volumising.” So what are her go-to products? ‘Revlon Number One’ treatment is a must-have as it conditions, protects, detangles and adds volume. For those with fine hair she recommends ‘Bedhead Queen for a Day’ to help you fake
Stephanie has a March special offer: Full head foils including cut and finish and Olaplex treatment (£60) or full head colour, including cut and finish and Olaplex treatment (£50). To book an appointment ring David Jon Hairdressing, Reindeer Court 01905 613 200
a more fulsome mane.
Get the green light
Flat batteries are the
Check your car’s tyre
To help avoid smearing,
Check all your exterior
Always carry an
biggest cause of winter
pressures (including the
clean the wiping edges
lights are working and
emergency kit in your
breakdowns so don’t
spare wheel) at least
of wiper blades with a
keep them clean. If any
car which includes jump
wait for your battery to
once a week and before
tissue dipped in neat
bulbs aren’t working,
leads, torch, shovel and
fail, replace it in good
you set off on any long
screen wash additive
they’re usually pretty
de-icer. You might also
time. And you make
journey. Also check the
and you can stop them
want some bottled water
things easier for the
tread depth – 1.6mm
freezing to the screen
replace or you can
battery by not switching
is the legal minimum
by propping them up
usually pay a small fee
food in case you get
on headlights, blowers or
but for good grip on
on slices cut from a cork
to have this done at a
stuck. Some extra warm
heated rear window until
wet roads, it’s best to
when you park for the
garage or service centre.
clothing and blankets are
the engine is running.
replace tyres once the
night. Regularly check
tread depth is 2.0mm.
the condition of your blades and replace
them if necessary.
worth adding as well.
Visit Halfords, ETB, The Car Refurb Centre found on The Butts
PE TROL HEADS U NITE ! Bikers believe in freedom. Bikers
Ducati, which was opened by special
Skellerns sits at the heart of the city
believe in fun. Whether youâ€™re buying
guest Carl Fogarty last year, offers
and have been selling motorbikes in
your first bike or are looking for your
new and used sales, as well as service,
Worcester for over forty-five years.
dream wheels, Worcester boasts
repair, parts and accessories. Now a proud part of the Completely
two specialist motorcycle shops. Ducati Worcester is the newest dealership
Motoring Group, Skellerns was originally
Thereâ€™s new arrivals, Ducati, which
in the Ducati Manchester family, which
based on Friar Street before they
can be found on Castle Street, and
already includes DMC Moto Preston, DMC
moved to the Sidbury in 1986.
the longstanding Skellerns, which
Ducati Stoke, and Ducati Manchester. They have built up a fantastic customer
can be found on the Sidbury. Both Ducati and Skellerns boast
base over the years, as well as some
friendly and knowledgeable staff
great friendships along the way.
and highly trained technicians.
S PR I NG TR E ATS AT THE MU S E U M O F ROYAL WORC ESTER Discover some Spring inspiration at the Museum of Royal Worcester, Severn Street, this New Year, with colourful displays and fascinating stories of Worcester’s rich porcelain heritage.
With hands-on interactive activities
Learn about the meanings and
and family explorer backpacks, a
history of the exquisite flower and
free audio guide with entry, and free
fruit painting on Worcester china and
entry for under-16s, the Museum
enjoy a traditional afternoon tea on
makes a great day out for all ages.
Royal Worcester china for £19.95 per person, including Museum entrance.
Adults can also book a special grown-up treat with friends or their
Families can get creative at the
valentine on Saturday 15th February
February half-term workshop ‘Decorate
at the ‘Language of Flowers’ talk
a mug with transfers’ on Thursday
and afternoon tea experience.
20th February. Visitors choose from a range of Spring motifs to collage a unique design onto a mug, which will
be fired for collection later. £8 per
You can also visit the Museum shop
person including Museum entrance.
to find a unique and high quality gift from their range of vintage Royal
Make Mother’s Day 2020 memorable
Worcester china or Hannah Dale’s
by bringing your mum to the Museum
charming new Royal Worcester
for a day out on Mothers’ Day weekend,
Wrendale designs for Portmeirion.
22nd – 23rd of March. Mums get in free with at least one fee paying adult. GoodRoots next door at Royal Porcelain Works will have a special Mother’s Day menu and are inviting mums to enjoy a cup of tea on them (Sunday 23rd only).
There is so much to see and do in Worcester but here is a small selection of great events coming up...
Museum of RoyaL Worcester
DECORATE A MUG WITH TRANSFERS FAMILY CREATIVE WORKSHOP
‘FIFTY SHADES OF CLAY’ TALK BY JOHN SANDON
‘LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS’ TALK AND AFTERNOON TEA PACKAGE
Thursday 20th February 10.30am12noon and 2-3.30pm Create a unique mug with printed transfers choosing from a range of Spring motifs and collaging these into your design which will be fired on to collect later. £8pp, includes Museum entry, book online, optional additional postage & packing charges.
Thursday 27th February 7 for 7.30pm John Sandon retired in 2019 as Bonham’s International Director of European Ceramics and Glass. In this talk he reflects on fifty pieces of Worcester porcelain he has encountered in his long career and relates experiences and anecdotes associated with them. This event is presented by the Friends of the Museum of Royal Worcester, £8pp, £5 for Friends, includes tea and coffee on Royal Worcester Porcelain and the galleries will be open, book online.
Saturday 15th February 12 noon – 2.30pm Learn about the symbolism and folklore behind the beautiful fruits and flowers painted on Worcester porcelain and then enjoy traditional afternoon tea on Royal Worcester china. £19.95pp, includes Museum entry, book online.
‘THE DOCTOR ORDERED CLAY’ FILM SCREENING OF DIGITALLY REMASTERED ORIGINAL Thursday 26th March 7 for 7.30pm in Henry Sandon Hall In 1951 the Worcester Porcelain Company commissioned John Stuart to make a film about their ceramic manufacturing process from the mining of the raw materials to the decoration of the final product. In 2020 The Friends of the Museum of Royal Worcester have sponsored a high-resolution digital remastering of the original production material. Join us for the premiere screening in the Hall at Royal Porcelain Works with an introduction by Martin Stewart, the filmmaker’s son. £8pp, £5 for Friends, includes tea and coffee, book online.
The Arches ATMOSPHERE Saturday 25th April, City Centre Atmosphere is a one-day festival in April with a strong focus on the environment and the world we live in. It is designed to spark discussion about all things eco through a mix of discussions, talks and live performances either inspired by the environment or with a clear message about the environmental and natural world.
LIVING KNOWLEDGE NETWORK EVENTS
Friday, 06 March These talks take place at the British Library in London and are streamed live at The Hive. Each event is FREE to attend but booking is essential.
The Hive is full of sustainable design features and we have developed a self-guided Sustainability Trail so that you can discover them. Borrow a trail map and supporting notes from the pod in the children's library and find out more about The Hive's sustainable features. There are stickers on the windows/walls at each numbered point around the building. The trail starts in the café on Level 1. SPOKEN WORD EVENTS Tuesday, 03 March All of the spoken word events are FREE to attend but booking is essential. Doors open at 7pm, events start at 7:30pm. Poetry Reading with Luke Kennard and Isabel Galleymore Tuesday 3rd March 2020, 7pm Tricksy, acerbic and laugh-out-loud funny, Cain, is the dazzling new collection from Next Generation Poet Luke Kennard. Isabel Galleymore’s debut collection, Significant Other, is a vividly detailed poetic chronicle of some of the world’s most fascinating species.
FEMINIST PERSPECTIVES ON ISLAMIC SACRED TEXTS Friday 6th March 2020, 7-8.30pm Feminist engagement with Islamic sacred texts is rich and diverse. But how do feminist scholars make space for multiple visions of gender equality in Islam? And how does their work filter into communities and mainstream religious spaces? Renowned academics Amina Wadud, Ziba Mir-Hosseini and Suhraiya Jivraj come together to discuss for International Women’s Day. Chaired by the Inclusive Mosque Initiative. In partnership with Maslaha and the Inclusive Mosque Initiative.
BRITISH SCIENCE WEEK Science for Teachers: Continuing Professional Development by the Royal Institution Monday 9th March 2020, 4.30-5.30pm Using examples from their ExpeRimental video series, the RI will demonstrate how teachers can bring the ideas of Play, Look and Ask into their classroom. Focusing on presentation tips, investigation of ideas and interactive demonstrations, this session aims to get any teacher not just confident, but excited about bringing science to life in the classroom. Suitable for primary school teachers. Adults £3
Library STEM Laboratory Revealing Fingerprints Tuesday 10th March 2020, 4.15-5.15pm Bring science to life in our Library STEM Laboratory. Learn how every person’s fingerprints are different and how they can be used to identify people, in particular those who have left fingerprints behind at a crime scene. FREE but booking is essential. Bringing Science to Life - Family Show Tuesday 10th March 2020, 5.30-6.45pm This fun and energetic family show from the Ri is a fantastic opportunity to engage in science education. Get ready to be amazed with surprising experiments, shocking science facts and some big demonstrations combined with versions that families can do at home to encourage learning outside school. Specifically designed with a broad audience in mind this show is an ideal introduction to science for all the family. Adults £4 | Children £3.50
THE BATTLE OF WORCESTER SOCIETY PRESENTS A WINTER SEASON OF HISTORY TALKS Wed, 18 March 2020 ‘Battle of the Baltic’, 7.15 pm A vivid account of the Royal Navy’s battle to secure the freedom of the Baltic states and save the region from Bolshevik terror and German hegemony. One hundred years ago, British sailors died to protect Baltic independence from Russian invasion, a threat they still face. Then, as now, politicians cavilled, but the navy’s intervention saved the cause of liberty. Steve Dunn: a local author who has published at least four history books and another is due out at the end of January 2020. His books include The Coward? and The Scapegoat. Steve has a special interest in the British Navy of the early 20th century and World War One. He has seven published works to his credit with another two commissioned for 2020 and 2021. When not writing Steve plays tennis and cooks. He lives in Worcestershire and South West France. Tickets to all events are £3 students, £5 member and £7 guests (or non members) can be purchased on the door on the night or from the Tourist Information Centre or from Christine on 01905 358640.
LIVING KNOWLEDGE NETWORK EVENTS
SPOKEN WORD EVENTS
Fri, 20 March These talks take place at the British Library in London and are streamed live at The Hive. Each event is FREE to attend but booking is essential. Simon Armitage: The Laureate’s Library Tour Friday 20rh March 2020, 7.30-9pm This year the UK Poet Laureate embarks on his A-Z Libraries Tour. Using the alphabet as a guide, each spring for the next decade Simon Armitage will give readings across the UK. It’s a journey that will celebrate the library as one of the great and necessary institutions of human civilisation. In the first week of his ten-year adventure, join us for this headline reading at the British Library.
Tue, 07 April All of the spoken word events are FREE to attend but booking is essential. Doors open at 7pm, events start at 7:30pm. Poetry Reading with Helen Ivory and Martin Figura Tuesday 7th April 2020, 7pm Helen Ivory is a poet and visual artist. She has won an Eric Gregory Award and her fourth Bloodaxe Books collection, the semi-autobiographical Waiting for Bluebeard was short-listed for the East Anglian Book Awards (2014). She received an Arts Council of England Award to work on her fifth collection for Bloodaxe The Anatomical Venus, which centres on women and otherness and was published in May 2019. Martin Figura’s most recent collections Dr Zeeman’s Catastrophe Machine (Cinnamon Press) and pamphlet Shed (Gatehouse Press) were both published in 2016. The spoken-word show of Dr Zeeman began touring in 2016. He was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award and won the Best Spoken Word Show Saboteur Award for his previous show Whistle. A new edition of Whistle was published by Cinnamon Press in 2018.
ONLINE COURSE Grow Your Career Tuesday 31st March 2020, 1-2pm Learn about how digital is changing the world of work and how you can successfully grow your career in the digital age. Join us for this FREE online Accenture course available via futurelearn.com. Make a start at The Hive with library staff on hand to guide and support you and then finish the course at home. FREE but booking is essential. Free drink provided.
ROYAL PORCELAIN WORKS MOTHER’S DAY POTTERY PAINTING 14th-15th March 9am-11am, 11am-1pm, 2pm-4pm We have a range of different ceramics to paint including some Mother’s Day themed pieces. So whether it is a love heart for mum or a mug for granny we have something for everyone. Prices range from £7-£30 (pay on the day). Booking essential to reserve a place HERITAGE, PRIVATE AND PUBLIC IN TOMORROW’S WORLD 25th March 6:30pm-7:30pm In this launch lecture for Arts Worcestershire we look into the challenge of our heritage - the art collections, buildings and historic sites that shape our national and local identity and add inestimable value to our economic, social and cultural life. £15 Adults. Booking essential THE DOCTOR ORDERED CLAY FILM AND TALK 26th March 7pm-9:30pm In 2020 The Friends of the Museum of Royal Worcester have sponsored a high-resolution digital remastering of the original production material. Join us for the premiere screening with an introduction by Martin Stewart, the filmmaker’s son. £8 Adults, £5 Friends of MoRW. Booking essential.
2020 saw the most popular resolution to be more environmentally friendly. Worcester residents should find achieving sustainability easier th...
Published on Feb 10, 2020
2020 saw the most popular resolution to be more environmentally friendly. Worcester residents should find achieving sustainability easier th...