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C O N T E N T S Bristol Business Post Welcome to edition 8 of the BBP, the only magazine that showcases the best in business throughout the region. As ever we are talking with decision maker’s right across the business spectrum focusing on what sets their companies apart, allowing you the opportunity to really engage with their ethos, and helping you make the right choices for your supply chain.

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WHEN it comes to providing critical back-up to the Royal Navy - and those of some of the world’s leading nations, Babcock International rules the waves. More than 120 years of technical and engineering lie behind the global force that began in 1891 as the UK office of an American boiler manufacturer. Today, it has offices not only throughout Britain but spanning the world, managing a £12 billion order book and employing 27,000 skilled people.

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A major industrial support partner to the Royal Navy, Babcock also provides equipment and services to the US Navy and Coastguard, the Canadian Navy, the Australian Navy, the Spanish Navy and the Royal New Zealand Navy. In the UK, its role in supporting the Royal Navy is unique. The company is a strategic partner and key naval engineering and support provider, working closely with the Ministry of Defence and Royal Navy to improve efficiency, reduce infrastructure costs and increase the service availability of the submarine and surface ship fleets as well as ensuring its operational needs are met - not just today but in the future as well. Key activities include base porting, refitting, refuelling and decommissioning submarines; maintaining and refitting warships; building the next generation aircraft carriers; maintaining naval bases; and providing equipment support and training; while the company’s Integrated Technology business unit brings together engineering, design, systems integration and platform management capabilities.

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Babcock has a long-term partnering agreement with the Royal Navy’s training organisation, which delivers bespoke training solutions, facilities management and construction services as well as offering customers around the world unrivaled access to the Navy’s extensive training expertise and facilities. All three of this country’s Armed Forces critical communications services are supported by Babcock, making it their leading provider. Through the operation and maintenance of the Ministry of Defence’s high frequency and very low frequency defence communications facilities, Babcock ensures continued and improved communications in support of the frontline.

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Beagle Technology Group, formerly Beagle Aerospace is changing and adapting to meet the demands of their dynamic market place. They have had a remarkable year, and as their new Managing Director John Taylor put it, “The past 10 months has been a very exciting time for the Company: we have undergone a phase of major investment, expansion and restructuring, John Taylor resulting in the launch of the new Beagle Technology Group. Having been in the business for over 50 years, Beagle is building on its rich heritage and unique skills set, across a wide range of technologies, to innovate and win business in new markets.” Beagle is an Aerospace, Military and Civil components manufacturer, using Composite, Sheet Metal and Machined stock. They number BAE Systems, Rolls Royce, and many major airlines among their prestigious customers, and specialise in precision components that are lightweight but manufactured to have high strength. The company also deals in the repair of aircraft structures. Since the restructuring the company is now split into 6 divisions, Maintenance Repair & Overhaul, Aerospace, Defence, Composites, Treatments and Precision, operating as a fully integrated whole, providing a comprehensive range of products and services to meet the demands of the precision engineering sector. The major event of Beagle’s year was the launch, at The Paris Air Show in June of their new name and group structure. Additionally, the Beagle Technology Group was delighted to be showcasing its thrust reverser overhaul capability and several other aircraft components for the first time at the Paris Air Show. John Taylor when making his announcement said, “We anticipate considerable interest from our customers around the world, especially as today we announce the addition of 737 New Gen reverser capability."

Other news in this eventful year includes the award to Beagle Technology Group of a major contract in July to supply composite components for an MOD Light Protected Patrol Vehicle. As a result, the company is recruiting up to 25 operatives and two supervisors to fulfil the order. They appeared for the first time at Subcon 2011, the UK’s International Subcontract Manufacturing Show, held in this year in Birmingham, in June, where Beagle Aerospace showcased its unique range of skills and process capabilities. And in May this year Beagle showcased its thrust reverser overhaul capability and several other aircraft components for the first time at the Airline Purchasing & Maintenance Expo in London’s Olympia. Beagle Technology Group is certainly not standing still; they are looking forward to the next 50 years as a globally focused group, committed, proven and reliable, able to meet the demands of their customers for an integrated solution to their requirements.

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IF you’ve got a tank that needs transporting or a helicopter requiring hoisting, PDF Services Ltd is the company to do it. Moving the more unusual items - a submarine tailshaft for instance - is all in a day’s work for the Clevedon company that is renowned as a specialist hiab operator. A Ministry of Defence logistics provider and prime lifting contract holder it may be, but PDF Services offers a complete range of organic logistical services and is confident it can provide a cost-effective solution to any logistics requirement; large or small, complex or straightforward. Its forte is the supply and use of self-loading vehicles - known as hiabs - to satisfy all lifting and transportation needs. As member of ALLMI ( theAssociation of Lorry Loader Manufacturers and Importers), all of PDF’s drivers are fully qualified and experienced to operate its wide range of vehicles fitted with cranes, including the company’s 125 tonne/metre giant, one of the largest capacity hiabs in the UK. The added benefit of using these kinds of vehicles is that it saves you time and money by not having to organise a crane,” says PDF Services’ managing director Paul Freeman. “Our skilled drivers take care of everything for you.”

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The company has 98 vehicles and more than 200 trailers at its disposal as part of its outstanding and comprehensive haulage service that operates throughout the country and across international boundaries. If cranes are required, be it CPA contract lifts or project lifts, the company can help, with its experts able to make a free site visit and survey to gain a more detailed understanding of a customer’s requirement before producing a detailed report with full and accurate costs.


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SERVI C ES FINANCE SERVICES We are able to create innovative financial solutions that provide you with the equipment you need. USED TRUCKS We offer a wide range of used forklift trucks that provide a cost effective solution for many materials handling applications.

For those needing help with installations, PDF Services is confident that due to the efforts of its knowledgeable, experienced and qualified personnel, it will provide a bespoke and innovative installation service to exceed all expectations. If that includes providing storage and distribution with all kinds of haulage - abnormal, heavy or general -it can also help as it has secure indoor and outdoor facilities available at its two sites. These are its headquarters, on the Hither Green Industrial Estate and an operating centre at Westcott Venture Park near Bicester, but, as part of the Charles Gee Group, a provider of global supply chain solutions including shipping, freight forwarding and air freight, it has contacts with centres across the UK and offices at strategic locations worldwide.

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Alongside its biggest customer, the MOD, it provides services to BAE Systems, launching, lifting and transporting small boats while other clients include Sparrow Crane Hire and various freight forwarders and businesses in the South West. “Our ultimate goal is to ensure that all our customers, receive the service level they require and at the right price,” emphasises Paul. “We have decades of experience and our dedicated, knowledgeable staff will ensure that clients’ expectations are surpassed. That is our promise.”

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4214:OC Robotics 18/08/2011 10:25 Page 10

Bristol company OC Robotics is “reaching the unreachable” using their snake-arm® robots. Snake-arm robots are ideally suited to many industries and hazardous environments because they are slender and self-supporting and can be steered round obstacles and in confined spaces. The exceptional ability of snake-arm robots to manoeuvre into otherwise inaccessible spaces makes them valuable in a vast number of applications in high-value industrial markets.

The company has come a long way since the first prototype was built in 2001. A decade later, OC Robotics has delivered robots and provided consultancy and analysis for industries spanning, amongst others, nuclear, aerospace and security. Confined spaces are ubiquitous, in sectors ranging from storage to construction, and in hazardous environments such as under-water, radioactive enclosures, and toxic fluids. OC Robotics is the key.

OC Robotics develops snake-arm robots for confined and hazardous spaces and offers a complete range of robotic manipulators, from the Explorer™ range through to custom bespoke solutions. They also provide robotic end effectors and tooling, and a complete range of consultancy and problem analysis services. They provide innovative solutions to other problems that may not require a snake-arm robot, but benefit from another type of robotic solution, such as remotely operated vehicles (ROV). OC Robotics was formed in 1997. The vision of the founding directors, Rob Buckingham and Andrew Graham, was to see innovative robotic systems become a commercial reality.

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Aircraft manufacturers have been researching low cost, highly flexible automation for several years. However, tasks within rib bays and other low access areas found throughout aircraft structures have remained practically inaccessible to automation. Operating within a rib bay requires some of the capabilities of industrial robots, e.g. the ability to place tools precisely, but other capabilities must be added to operate within confined spaces. In particular it is necessary to have a robot arm that does not have prominent ‘elbow’ joints. Snake-arm robots, having continuous curvature along their length, are ideal for these applications. OC Robotics is working with aerospace partners, focused on aircraft assembly, to develop a comprehensive toolkit for low access assembly tasks.

OC Robotics, Unit 5, Abbey Wood Business Park, Emma-Chris Way, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7JU Telephone 01173144700 E-mail contactus@ocrobotics.com In April 2003, OC Robotics signed a contract with the UK MoD to build a snake-arm robot to be used on a remote vehicle. The arm had to be 2.5m long and able to carry a payload of 25kg. It also had to be capable of towing a car. OC Robotics has designed the system so that the arm, the cheapest part of the system, can be detached remotely allowing the robot to discard it if it gets trapped or wedged, and return to the operator so that a new arm can be attached. Arms can be quickly hotswapped if a different tool or arm size is required. OC Robotics snake-arms are axially strong because of the high loading ability of the wires running along their length and the robot was demonstrated towing a car. Snake-arm robots are ideal for use in the maintenance of nuclear reactors. In May 2010 OC Robotics completed the first deployment of a new snake-arm robot designed to conduct inspections within the Upper Feeder Cabinets of CANDU reactors. OC Robotics is IS0:9001 approved and won the Queens Award for Enterprise: Innovation in 2009. The company expects to continue its expansion while actively investigating new applications.

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Pollinger & Warren ENGINEERING LTD

PRECISION is the key word at Pollinger & Warren Engineering Ltd, right from the description of the company and its services, though to the attention paid to clients’ requirements. With a total staff roll of three, the phrase ‘small is beautiful’ really applies when it comes to the Bristol firm, which has been established since the 1970s.

Because of their strict hygiene policy they were not allowed to the open doors and windows in hot conditions because of the risk of insects and vermin entering the building.” When it comes to producing one-offs, bespoke parts and components, Pollinger & Warren is ready to help, manufacturing to a customer’s drawing sketch or sample - and on the occasion that it can’t do the job, it knows someone who can.

Over the decades it has dealt with the requirements of thousands of local businesses, always providing quality work with short lead times. General precision engineering is just one aspect of the broad range of engineering services provided by the company, based in Charlton Road, Kingswood. It also carries out toolmaking and CNC machining as well as offering the complete engineering service where fabricating, welding, heat treatments and surface treatments are required. This diversity of services is reflected in the variety of clients which go to make up its large customer base that includes such prestigious names as Rolls Royce, Toyota and Kliklok. “We have small medium and multi-national businesses, each of whom get the same attention to detail regardless of size and complexity,” says company MD Steve Pollinger. Civil engineering, plant and machinery, packaging, aerospace, automotive, medical and even body jewellery are just some of the sectors for which Pollinger & Warren has produced products. Yet despite the precise nature of their craft and the close attention to detail paid by the company’s skilled employees to all projects, flexibility is of crucial importance, too. “We pride ourselves in being very adaptable and do our best to assist with all enquiries,” explains Steve. “If a customer requires help with the design of a component or tool, we can help as we have experience of working with individual clients in developing their projects and prototypes. “For example, we worked with a local packaging company, manufacturing and fitting fly screens and doors, through out its converting area.

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“If you can’t source the part of the shelf, why not have it made,” suggests Steve. “We have experience of working with people who are into many different engineering fields such as model engineering, custom or classic car restoration, marine, boats etc. “Although not auto engineers, we have worked with car clubs machining engine blocks, cylinder heads, fly wheels and the like and have also manufactured many items for the marine and super yacht building industries.”

For further information about the services provided by Pollinger & Warren Engineering Ltd, visit www.pollingerandwarren.com To make an enquiry telephone 0117 9401 440 or email steve@pweng.co.uk


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The sun is shining on Bristol company Solar Plants, whose customers are making money while the sun shines, and Solar Plants are too! It sounds too good to be true, but there is no need to build a windmill or to live by a rushing waterfall, simply install Solar PV Panels on your roof, on a wall or in a garden or field, using the highest yielding ones available to suit your installation. The Solar PV Panels will then absorb the sun’s energy and produce solar electricity for which you will be paid handsomely!

same specification panels and inverters by 5%). The company is so confident that it provides the best quality and the best advice, that they actively encourage their customers to obtain 3 quotes before placing an order. By choosing Solar Plants you will not only benefit from free, zero carbon, renewable electricity, but also as all the systems installed by SolarPlants.org.uk are fully MCS certified, they qualify for the Government’s OFGEM Feed in Tariff Scheme for renewable energy. An average 4kWh solar array usually equates to around £45,000 of totally tax free income over 25 years (Inflation index linked to RPI) Their friendly staff will carry out a survey to advise you on the most appropriate panels for your situation.

Phone 0800 856 2200 for more information and to receive the best advice available for Solar PV Panel systems Solar Plants, Park House, 10 Park Street, Bristol BS1 5HX Phone: 0800 856 2200 Mobile: 07578 726 251 E-mail: info@solarplants.org.uk

The electricity Solar Panels produce is free to use but you are also paid for all the electricity produced. By signing up to the Government’s Renewable Energy Feed in Tariff Scheme you will start reaping considerable financial rewards. All of the electricity Solar Panels produce provides a tax free income for 25 years of at least 8% backed by the OFGEM Feed in Tariff scheme. Solar Plants are specialist installers of Solar PV Panels who offer the very best advice on this most important investment and an outstandingly high quality service from beginning to end. They research independent outdoor laboratory results to select the highest yielding Solar Panels and Inverters, and offer a 25 year warranty option for all parts and labour. An exciting innovation is the provision of on-line data and monthly yield results to ensure that their customers continue to obtain the highest yields possible Depending on the number of Solar Panels installed, the cost will vary between £5000 and £15000 for a typical house. Most homeowners can expect a tax free return well in excess of 8%. The Feed in Tariff is fixed for the next 25 years and is index linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI). Solar Plants guarantee the lowest price installation. (Until further notice they will discount any written quotation from a REAL scheme member for the

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Specialists in CCTV and Integrated Security Systems Astra was founded in 1991 and is co-owned and run by Paul Beet (Managing Director) and Steve Bird (Operations Director) who both have extensive experience in the security and CCTV industry. Paul came from a services background before moving into the security industry and has a wealth of experience, especially in CCTV. Steve’s experience is almost wholly within the security industry, and he is heavily involved in securing national security accreditations with “NSI” and “Safe Contractor” to continue the future success of the Company.

The company has a proven track record within the security industry, offering national coverage of installations, maintenance and support throughout the UK. Their services also include CCTV, VNPR, IP Networked Systems, Covert Systems, Vehicle Security, Access Control and Biometrics.

Over the years, Astra has developed a strong reputation for flawlessly handling multifaceted initiatives and developing custom-made solutions and services to fit each client's particular needs. They take pride in their reputation and live up to it in everything they do, from designing the initial project to being available to their customers after everything is installed. The long-term partnerships with their clients reflect the superior service they receive from Astra Communications, as well as the ingenuity fused into every system they design. They specialise in the commercial, retail and industrial sectors and as testament to their expertise count many major companies among their prestigious client portfolio, such as Lidl, Body Shop, Holland and Barrett, Goldsmiths, Anne Summers and the Co-Operative group. The company are very focussed in their drive to achieve complete customer satisfaction and are continually looking for new opportunities.

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Among the exciting technological developments in the sector which keep the Astra Communications customer one step ahead of the rest, is the introduction of HD CCTV. The greatly enhanced images produced from this system, used in many banks and building societies, make the identification of criminals much easier. The service can even be linked to your own television at home so that you can keep an eye on your business while relaxing in your own armchair. This innovative company are taking every advantage of the developments in their sector, as they move from strength to strength. Visit their web site for a comprehensive list of the services that they provide. www.astrasec.com

Astra Communications Limited, Northavon Business Centre, Dean Road, Yate, Bristol BS37 5NH Telephone: 0845 521 0580 Email: info@astrasec.com www.astrasec.com

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EMC Services (Wales) Ltd are well established electrical contractors who have been trading for 10 years. They have an extensive portfolio in the electrical field, offering services spanning domestic, industrial, commercial, maintenance, street lighting, portable testing, installation testing, emergency lighting and fire alarms. The firm also offer design and build services, contract management, project supervision and service contracts. They deal with a number of major contractors, notably Dawnus Construction Ltd, Swansea; and have also just been awarded a contract in Sierra Leone in West Africa. EMC are very proud to announce that they have gained planning permission for their new 2 storey, headquarters building at Heol Glasdwr in Parc Pensarn. The project will cost nearly ÂŁ650,000 and is supported by the Welsh Assembly Government, which means that they will be able to build the new building to the highest environmental standards, which will reflect the aims and aspirations of such a forward looking and rapidly developing company.

The move has been made possible by a grant from the Welsh Assembly Governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Single Investment Fund, which is helping to both safeguard jobs, and hopefully, create new jobs. The move will make EMC even more efficient, and help to reinforce their professional image. The new headquarters building occupies a high profile site on what is rapidly becoming an important new development area in Carmarthen, with good transport links, and easy access to the motorway network. This is a very significant move for EMC in its 10th year of business, and everyone at Bristol Business Post wishes them every success.

EMC Services (Wales) Ltd, Ty Newydd Stables, Llanarthne, Carmarthen SA32 8JG Telephone 0845 220496 E-mail neil@emc-services.co.uk

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4274:Lighting Services 18/08/2011 11:00 Page 17

Lighting the way to the future, Lighting Services are at the cutting edge of lighting technology and services. Efficient and effective use of lighting is a major element in modern design, allied with the current need for economic, energy efficient and eco-friendly applications. Lighting Services provide a centre of excellence in the UK lighting industry, in their commitment to supplying and understanding the latest technology and their focus on the most advanced solutions in the market. They work very closely with the world’s leading manufacturers such as Phillips, Osram, Ge, Tridonic, Illuma, Zumtobel, and see it as “part of the job” to provide essential links between supplier and customer.

The University of West England owes it’s innovate lighting to Lighting Services design department, Lighting Services have installed completely new and sustainable, intelligent LED lighting solutions in a range of areas, including Reception, Café, corridors, classrooms, lecture theatres and design studios. Intelligent lighting control gives the facility to not simply programme switching on and off times; special sensors detect occupancy levels, therefore not coming on if the room is empty. The sensors also detect the levels of natural light in a room and adjust the brightness accordingly, even varying the light levels across different parts of one area. Among their many other major clients needing cost effective state of the art lighting as part of their corporate personae they include John Lewis, Bristol Airport, Air Bus and many others. The company are expanding the range of services they offer by branching out into online services for their commercial customers, with an on line shop and a brand new web-site in partnership with Illuma Lighting, www.shoplightingdirect.co.uk.

Lighting Services 3, Avon Valley Business Park, Chapel Way, St Annes, Bristol BS4 4EU Telephone 01179720030 E-mail sales@lightingservices.com The energy, and therefore cost, savings that can be made by the installation of LED lighting is often substantial, and is especially useful in light sensitive situations. The National Trust comes to Lighting Services, as the country’s leading specialist on energy efficient lighting for historically sensitive environments, for help with many of its projects. The Trust has to be very aware of costs, and of energy usage, while protecting the delicate materials in its care, and is committed to reducing its carbon footprint. Sometimes, as at Quarry Bank Mill, the solutions were fairly straightforward, the replacement of 500 existing halogen downlights with 3W and 7W LED lamps, with no need to replace the existing fittings has led to a massive annual energy saving, even after the cost of the replacement bulbs, of nearly £8000. Lighting Services brought their same balance of a modern and efficient lighting solution to another historic context, when they were entrusted with the new display lighting at the Brighton Toy Museum under the arches of Brighton Railway Station. With the use of new retrofit LED lamp solutions they were able to give them some of the most stunning display lighting seen in a museum - whilst making enormous energy and maintenance savings. Although these prestigious projects are all to do with conservation in every sense, clever use of lighting solutions is equally applicable in new situations, Lighting Services lighting design department produces dramatic, efficient, practical and simple lighting solutions, for some of the country’s most well known organisations and businesses keeping them up to date on sustainable and efficient lighting solutions.

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vehicle industry. Many Major Insurance Companies, Truck and Trailer Manufacturers, Fleet Management Companies as well as Paint Manufactures have all been happy to endorse and approve their services ensuring customer warranty protection. “Time is money,” a mantra that is taken very seriously by Ross Gordon Commercial Bodyworks Ltd, the commercial accident repair specialists, who have built their reputation both on the quality of their work and on their fast turn around times. They are well aware that the cost of vehicle hire in order to keep a business running is sometimes more than the repair costs, so their aim is to keep the customer’s vehicle for as short a period as possible. Ross Gordon Ltd is the South West’s leading commercial accident repair specialist with over twenty years experience with truck body repairs, based in Avonmouth, Bristol, covering much of the surrounding area, including Gloucestershire, Swindon, Somerset and South Wales. Since 1991 when Ross Gordon began, their business was diverse – from small body repairs up to building and maintaining show trailers, including specialist exhibition units for Formula 1 teams. The company has now grown into a one stop shop for all aspects of commercial vehicle bodyworks and running repairs.

Facilities include: • 30,000 sq ft workshops • 11 x 6m(height) workshop bays • 3 Junair spray booths • Josam iPress Chassis Jig • Car-O-Liner Ross Gordon carry out all kinds of commercial bodywork, from minor repairs to a complete rebuild/new build for any type of vehicle including high specification, hospitality and speciality trailers. As part of the company’s continuing expansion they now have an in house Vehicle Graphics service facility, able to deliver re-branding, new signage, complete decals or repairs with a quick turnaround and professional fitting service, to any commercial vehicle. The high standard of finish and excellent service means that Ross Gordon is proud to number several household names among their clientele such as Warburtons, British Bakeries, Asda, and Wincanton. This company is growing and expanding due to its policy of great service, so for all your commercial vehicle repairs give Ross Gordon Commercial Bodyworks Ltd a call on 0117 9827313 or visit their website www.rossgordon.co.uk to find out more.

Ross Gordon Commercial Bodyworks Ltd, Worthy Rd, Chittening Industrial Estate, Avonmouth, Bristol BS11 0YB

Giles Insurance Brokers Ltd would like to congratulate Ross Gordon Engineering Ltd on 20 years in business. Ross Gordon was taken over in 2001 by Paul Nightingale and has continued to expand under his leadership, building a brand new state of the art facility at the Chittening Industrial Estate at the Port of Bristol in Avonmouth in 2007. The new premises feature a custom built 30,000sq foot workshop with 11 bays and 3 state of the art spray booths. The premises have been fitted with everything required to service their expanding customer portfolio. The new facilities have advanced their reputation and forged stronger relationships with their customers as well as gaining approval from many of the major companies involved in the commercial

Don’t cut corners on your cover We’ll find you the right policy at a great price Today’s economy means cutting costs wherever you can. But with all the risks you face, the last thing you should cut is your level of insurance. Fortunately, because we specialise in the motor trade industry, we can find the right policy for you at a competitive price. So call us if you are a vehicle repairer, sell new or used vehicles or are involved in any other motor trade activity. We are recommended by various trade associations as well as many satisfied customers in the South West.

Contact us today for a free, no-obligation quote. Tel 02920 772961 Email paul.warren@gilesinsurance.co.uk Giles Insurance Brokers Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. The Financial Services Authority does not regulate all forms of the products and services we provide. CC1542/V10611

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4524:Landscape Services 18/08/2011 11:08 Page 19

TWO Somerset companies are reaping the benefits of joining forces. Both established and well-respected businesses singly, Landscape Services (SW) Ltd and Mike Taylor Machinery Ltd teamed up to share premises and staff earlier this year. The landmark move was marked with a high-profile opening ceremony performed by MP, Dr Liam Fox earlier this year, at their new premises on the Southfield Road Trading Estate, in Nailsea. Already the list of public and private sector clients is lengthy for both. For Landscape Services it includes English Churches Housing, Avon Fire and Rescue, Nailsea Town Council, Balfour Beatty, Interserve and Brunel Care, while Mike Taylor Machinery is proud to handle work for the University of Bristol, Bristol City FC, Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, The Bishops Palace,Wells, and Tickenham Golf Centre, among others.

The gang outside the Unit. Back row left to right, Martin Lomax, Pete Weston, Will Stops, Mike Taylor. Front row, Ben Neades and Andy Smith.

The titular head of Mike Taylor Machinery, which provides Landscape Services with all of its machinery back-up, brings more than 40 years’ engineering experience to his company, including being one of the original ‘Atco Men’ a mower service engineer, starting in 1974. Today his company really bowls ‘em over in the sporting world as it has become the “go to” place for cricket pitch roller renovations, supplying them to clubs in Cornwall, London, the North East and Cambridgeshire. However, that’s just a small part of the firm’s extensive services, which also incorporate servicing and repairs to all horticultural equipment, large commercial works on tractors etc and supplies of new and used machinery.

Left to right, Will Stops, Mike Taylor, Liam Fox, workshop foreman Andy Smith, apprentice Ben Neades.

However, for each, the innovation has meant changes to business operations in terms of opening hours and sectors served - and both are enjoying the results, with new customers and commercial opportunities opening up. Will Stops of Landscape Services and Mike Taylor have known each other for many years and an obvious synergy existed between their firms so the resulting move was a real marriage of convenience. Landscape Services, founded by Will and his wife Esme in 1992, provides comprehensive grounds maintenance and landscape services, including grass cutting, weed control, hedge trimming, litter collection, tree surgery, planting and turfing to clients across Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloucester, South Wales and the Forest of Dean.

“The new premises have now allowed us to expand into the domestic market,” adds Mike. “We now have a modern facility with a large workshop,wash-down area and trade counter and the domestic work balances well with the seasonal commercial work which was concentrated in the winter. “We now are open on Saturdays and we are looking at developing the retail side of things for next year with plans for a new showroom that will open in spring 2012.”

For further information about both companies, visit www.landscapeservicessw.co.uk and www.miketaylormachinery.co.uk. Landscape Services can be contacted on 01275 859 525 and Mike Taylor Machinery on 01275 852970.

In many instances, the service is bespoke, with the client deciding what is done, when and how, but the company does design site specific services for the maintenance of individual sites or customers, taking into account equipment required, timing of visits, ie out of hours or weekends, and, crucially, budget. “People are finding things hard and so we try to work with customers to ensure that they are receiving the most cost effective-service possible but maintaining high standards and reliability,” explains Will. “We are always gaining new customers but we try to grow organically ensuring that growth is sustainable and our focus is on retaining customers.”

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Bideford College, Devon Architect: NPS Ltd Photographer: Girts Gailans Undertaking a building project, no matter upon what scale can be a daunting prospect, so ensuring that you engage a RIBA chartered architect means that you are making one of the best possible investments in your scheme. You will be working with someone who has had seven years of architectural training â&#x20AC;&#x201C; no other building professional is trained to such a level of expertise â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and you will have an expert on board to help you realise your vision and add value to your project through good design and sound construction. Selecting the right architect is one of the most significant decisions anyone with a building project can make and the Royal Institute of British Architects can be relied upon to guide that choice. The RIBA was established in 1834 and received its Royal Charter five years later. In common with many trades and professions of the early Victorian period, the profession recognised that collaborative working between practitioners was beneficial in terms of raising and maintaining standards, generating business, and speaking with a collective voice on issues of mutual interest.

Architectural Sandcastles Competition, which promises great fun for all the family. See the RIBA website for more details of this event. With its headquarters at 66 Portland Place, London, the RIBA has 12 offices nationwide, giving it a strong presence at local and regional level. RIBA South West contains 8 active branches covering Bristol & Bath, Cornwall, Dorset, Exeter, Gloucestershire, Plymouth, Somerset, and Wiltshire. These branches enable local activity and engagement with local groups, local councils and MPs, and run events and activities designed to show the value of good architecture in construction. RIBA South West, Unit 4.8, Paintworks, Bath Road, Bristol, BS4 3EH Telephone: 0844 8002767 Contact Jon Watkins E-mail riba.southwest@inst.riba.org

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4280:Attic Life 18/08/2011 11:27 Page 21

Congratulations are due to a Somerset company, Attic Life, who have been selected as South West Regional Winner for the 10th Master Builder of the Year Awards. Attic life won the award in the Medium Renovation Projects category for their outstanding work in converting an attic last year in Oakhill, Somerset. Federation of Master Builders Director General, Richard Diment commented, “This is the title that every builder aspires to. Past winners, be they regional or national, have all seen significant benefits in entering and the awards categories are designed to match the type of work that most small and medium sized building firms undertake.”

Attic Life brings that extra something special to all the loft conversions they design and build. With over 20 year’s experience they offer a professional, personalised service complete with in-house architectural services to obtain building regulation and planning approvals. Each job is project managed, from inception to completion, and carries the reassurance of a 10 year guarantee, and a fixed price quotation. Directors Lee Froud and Neil Herd and their team will discuss your ideas in detail and bring their expertise to bear on any particular issues raised by your project. They ensure a friendly and professional approach from the initial enquiry through to the completion of your newly converted loft, and guarantee minimum disruption during the building work, allowing you to continue with your day to day lives.

Attic Life co-founder Neil Herd stated, “Naturally we are thrilled and honoured to win this award for the South West Region from the Federation of Master Builders. The large attic conversion in Oakhill was a challenge but we are very proud of the result, which we believe showcases the best of our work. Careful design, expert project management, an immaculate finish and complete customer satisfaction is central to the way we work, and it is extremely gratifying to have our achievements recognised at such a high level.”

From period construction to the modern truss rafters, they will apply the same attitudes and values. Competitive prices, careful, precise design and customer satisfaction is crucial. Almost all lofts can be converted providing adequate headroom is available. A loft conversion, which has been professionally designed and built, will offer you a complete new living space and has been proven to add value to your home” Attic Life Ltd are a multi Award winning loft conversion company, based in Holcombe, Somerset, which was founded in 2003 by Neil Herd and Lee Froud. The company quickly became the region’s leading experts in delivering high quality loft conversions in Somerset, Wiltshire and the South West.

Attic Life, Unit 5, Charmborough Farm Business Park, Charlton Road, Holcombe, Radstock BA3 5EX Telephone: 01761 239156 Website: www.AtticLife.co.uk

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4475:Abacus 18/08/2011 11:35 Page 22

DENNIS Goodland is the man who has the key when it comes to the question of installing quality garage doors. He’s the owner of Abacus Garage Doors, which, for the last 15 years, has been supplying, fitting and repairing top notch doors to homes and businesses throughout Bristol, Gloucester, Bath and Cheltenham.

In the event of repairs being required. Abacus, which carries a comprehensive range of spares, can come to the rescue on all makes and models of doors and electrical operators and has gained an excellent reputation for speed and efficiency. “Upon arrival, our engineers can provide a detailed inspection and the information on the work that needs to be carried out,” says Dennis. “Most can be undertaken on the same day and we strive to provide the best possible service.” No job is too small for the Abacus team who pride themselves not only on their fast delivery of service but reliability, too. All of the fitters are fully trained by the door manufacturers to ensure familiarity with the latest technology and customers who call in to to view examples of some of the most popular ranges in full working order at the showroom on the Backfield Farm Business Park, in Bristol, will receive a warm welcome. While garage doors, as it’s name suggests, are the main focus of the business, Abacus is also able to supply and install some of the highest quality awnings available in the UK.

No matter what the colour, what the style, what the material, Abacus Doors will have the door you’re looking for - and in the rare occurrence that it doesn’t, a free, no-obligation site visit can help one of the company’s skilled personnel to tailor a door to fit the look of your home.

“They combine design, technical innovation and quality at a price that represents superior value,” says Dennis. We will install our awnings for domestic and commercial properties, including schools, shops, restaurants and homes and also supply window canopies, parasols and windwalls to add to a property and make use of the outdoor space in a way that suits individual needs and budgets.” Whether equipped with wireless sun and wind controls or LED lighting or manually or electrically operated, all awnings are installed by the Abacus’s highly experienced employees who have received full training to ensure everything complies with all the British standads.

Roller doors, GRP doors, sectional, steel, timber, side hinged, Plasticol and remote control - all come under the Abacus remit and in using only the leading door manufacturers, such as Novoferm, Garador, Henderson and Cardale, Abacus is proud to supply products which have been designed with quality in mind. “Our doors are built to last,” says Dennis. “Most come with a 10-year warranty but if you look after your garage doors, it may last you up to a full 40 years.”

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To find out more about the kinds of garage doors and awnings available from Abacus, and its repairs service, visit its comprehensive website at www.abacusdoors.co.uk.

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4245:Knob Connection 18/08/2011 11:38 Page 23

THE KNOB CONNECTION

The Knob Connection is a treasure trove of ironmongery. They have been established in their two retail shops in the town centres of Bath, at 22, Broad Street, BA1 5LN, since 1995, and in Guildford, at 13, Tunsgate, GU1 3QT, since 2001 respectively. They are able to offer over 50 years of experience in the field of ironmongery, whatever your requirements they will be able to supply it. A wide range of their products is always on view in their shops and you are urged to visit; as Maurice Cousin the owner and founder of Knob Connection says “There is no substitute for seeing and touching the materials.” The friendly knowledgeable staff will always be on hand to give help and advice. Most of the lever handles, door knobs, letter box flaps, escutcheons, hinges, fingerplates, locks and latches, bolts and window fittings they supply come in a range of finishes, from sleek modern chrome, through Florentine bronze to antique black iron. Whatever architectural style or effect you are trying to achieve The Knob Connection is sure to have the appropriate pieces.

They carry a huge range, of ironmongery at all price levels, and are just as ready to supply an individual item to a private customer, as a bulk order to one of their many trade customers who rely on them for their unrivalled range and depth of stock. Before you start your next building or renovation project a visit to the Knob Connection will fill you with ideas for achieving your dream look. At The Knob Connection no order is too large or too small and they pride themselves on giving personal service and advice to customers. Visit them on their web site at www.knobconnection.com to view some of their extensive range, or telephone on 01225 465311 or 01483 565122 to actually speak to a real person!

The Knob Connection, 22, Broad Street, Bath, BA1 5LN Telephone: 01225 465311 E-mail: sales@knobconnection.com

Wandsworth is the oldest independent UK manufacturer of electrical accessories. Our ranges include the flat plate Classic and recently launched Penthouse ranges along with Decorative edge plates.

Byron would like to take this opportunity to congratulate “The Knob Connection,” on their 50th Birthday! Rebecca Mander, Byron MD, speaks on behalf of all the Byron team: “It is a remarkable achievement for any company to sustain business for 50 years, and I’m sure this is down to the excellent service and quality products The Knob Connection offer their customers. Well Done!” For more information on Byron’s products, please visit our website. www.chbyron.com

Byron’s is the largest manufacturer of door chimes in the United Kingdom. We also supply electrical accessories, door bells, door chimes, home automation and lighting products. Tel: 01527 55 77 00 Fax: 01527 55 77 01 Email: sales@chbyron.com

Tel: 01483 713400 Fax: 01483 740384 Email: info@wandsworthgroup.com Web: www.wandsworthgroup.com

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4327:Jane Bick 18/08/2011 11:42 Page 24

JANE BICK INTERIORS Interior design partnership Jane Bick Interiors are looking for a challenge, they would love to design and furnish the interiors for a castle, or perhaps another classic car. The last one, a Riley was a family affair with their brother’s company, [LJ & JL Whitcher, car finishers] doing the bodywork, while they did the hood, interior upholstery and carpets. Jane laughed as she said that the task was “Stressful but very rewarding”. Formerly known as “Jane Bick Seamstress” Jane Bick Interiors is now a husband and wife partnership, Andrew and Jane Witcher, each offering over 25 years experience in upholstery, soft furnishings and interior design, enabling them to produce work of a very high standard. Andrew covers all aspects of upholstery, from classic cars and boat interiors, to antique and new bespoke upholstered furniture, all using traditional methods. Jane can help with all your interior design problems, as well as providing quality handmade curtains, pelmets, cushions and blinds. Their large fabric library also incorporates lighting, wallpaper, paint, rugs, tassels and trimmings galore. Although much of the company’s work is undertaken for private clients their client portfolio is divided almost equally between the private and commercial sector. The bespoke service they offer is very highly valued, particularly for their sympathetic approach to period properties, and has led to their client base stretching far and wide. They currently have a large client base in both the South West and Surrey, with a few far flung clients in the Lakes and a couple in Austria! They travel a lot!

Jane Bick Interiors are currently looking for larger premises in which to display their exceptional range of fabrics and accessories, but their customers can be assured that the same attention to detail and high standard of finish will remain constant whatever project this company undertakes. Jane and Andrew insist that “all our clients are special”, although they do have the odd footballer, millionaire and hotel, the last boutique type – hotel being Jesmonds of Highworth, each client will receive the same thoughtful care and consideration. Jane and Andrew take real pride in bringing a client’s project to completion and seeing the look of pleased delight when the dream is realised.

Jane Bick Interiors 223, Stroud Road, Gloucester GL1 5JU Telephone: 01452 504022 E-mail: jane.bick@btconnect.com

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4287:Tons Of Tiles 18/08/2011 11:43 Page 25

The place to go for tiles in the South West, Tons of Tiles Limited is a vibrant family run business based in Plymouth, Devon. They stock an extensive range of tiles, which they import from Spain and Italy. When you visit, you will be spoilt for choice with their selection to suit every design. They stock all types of ceramic tiles, porcelain, natural stone and glass tiles, and carry a wide range of accessories, grouts and under floor heating.

The company are expanding and opened in a new site in July last year, they also increased their storage and stock handling capacity by the opening of a second warehouse in December last year.

The company welcomes both retail and trade enquiries and offers a next day nationwide delivery service. Tons of Tiles comprehensive web site has led them to become one of the UK’s No 1 on-line tile supplier, with a site that shows the tiles in detail, and offers a sample tile service, so that you can check an individual tile in your own home, before going on to complete your full order. Tons of Tiles specialise in crackle glaze retro metro tiles with many of the colours being exclusive to them. They also stock a huge range of floor tiles, in porcelain, natural stone, and slate. The new “Look of Wood” tiles are absolutely “on trend” and are proving a great hit with customers. Whatever look you are trying to create Victorian, Retro, Bevelled, Plain, warm or cool, they will have the perfect choice. Take a look at the lovely Marchmont Laura Ashley Collection that features a feathered scroll design in a soft french blue and white, and the beautiful large X-Plane tiles from Villeroy and Boch.

They attribute their success to the levels of service offered to their customers, their friendly, knowledgeable staff, and the fact that they are able to keep their prices down by keeping their overheads low, avoiding swanky showrooms and just giving their customers what they want, the widest choice of quality tiles at the most competitive prices. We hope you enjoy your visit!

Tons of Tiles, Unit 4, 47, Sisna Park Road, Estover, Plymouth, Devon PL6 7AE Telephone: 0845 2014888

Gardner distribution and storage specialists for the uk H.T. Gardner Distribution Unit 3, Engineering Resource Centre, Bell Close, Newnham Industrial Estate, Plympton, Plymouth PL7 4JH

Telephone: 01752 283111 Fax: 01752 283123 Email: enquiries@gardnerdistribution.com

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NO matter whether the customer’s a busy builder or a householder who takes pride in his or her garden, all their requirements are taken care of by Building Supplies Patchway. The established timber and builders’ merchant is stocked with every kind of available product - its range of fencing types and other garden products alone are the envy of many of the larger garden centres. But Building Supplies is more than just a source of wood, building aggregates and landscaping - one of its most recent ventures, Just Reclamation, was added to the company portfolio last year and specialises in architectural reclamation and salvage.

and the domestic gardener or builder also receives the same high-quality service and consideration as the professionals. And there’s always plenty of advice on hand for the less knowledgeable from the very helpful and friendly, expert staff of eight, who also play a part in operating the firm’s daily deliveries service throughout the city and surrounding areas six days a week. The company can also arrange for carriers to undertake deliveries which are required to go even further afield. Visitors to the site looking for building aggregates can find them available bulk bagged, midi-bagged or loose, along with large stocks of treated planed timber and decking, sheet materials, ironmongery, rainwater and underground drainage. There’s plenty of bricks and blocks, too, and customers who are looking for something specific can take advantage of the free brick matching service.

Congratulations to Builders Supplies (Patchway) on their continued success from Grange Fencing

New Range of Stunning Metal Gates and Railings Grange Fencing is the largest manufacturer of fence panels in the UK. With a turnover of £30m Grange Fencing supplies almost 3,000 miles of fencing per year. We have recently launched a new range of stylish and innovative designed metal gates and railings to sell alongside our existing timber range.

There’s further help for dedicated green-fingered folk through Just Gardens, a division of the group. The family run company has been trading from the same site in Station Road, Patchway - as its name suggests - for the last 18 years and draws trade and retail customers from throughout Bristol and the surrounding area to its bustling premises. It has supplied to South Gloucestershire Council, Merlin Housing Society, Bristol Parkway Station and many educational establishments, such as Colston School and Bristol University,

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Within Building Suppliesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; extensive hard landscaping centre are stocked several ranges of paving and walling, including natural stone and pre-cast concrete in a range of styles and colours. Here it is also possible to find more than 30 different decorative aggregates and pebbles/boulders available either bagged or loose. If your quest is for sands and ballasts, binding gravel, play sand, spar, bark mulch and top soils or Highland cobbles, Alpine grit or Cotswold chippings, Building Supplies will have it - and much more. Those seeking something specific are drawn to the treasure trove of possibilities that is the designated site Just Reclamation. It has already proved an enormous success with architects, builders, landscapers and private individuals who are hunting for



   

      

   

    

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Complementing Building Supplies is Just Gardens, which offers a large range of landscaping services, including full build design plans with recommendations for materials or planting plans for clients, to complete design and build packages. Other services include simple lawn care and cutting contracts, full maintenance programmes, tree care including shaping and lopping, border maintenance and year-round lawn care, timber buildings and fence repair, paving and driveway cleaning. inspiration for beautiful gardens....

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ROBERT FLEMING Masonry and Conservation Limited Robert Fleming is a specialist stone mason with a strong interest in conservation and historic buildings. Robert has been a stone mason for nearly 30 years and has gained a wealth of experience in all aspects of Stone Masonry. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Stone Conservation. In July 2005 he and his wife started Robert Fleming Masonry and Conservation Ltd., which remains a small company only using skilled and trusted sub-contractors when certain specialist skills are required or extra labour is needed.

The design incorporated several different window surrounds and niches which could be used in a Gazebo, follies or to create a screen between two areas of garden. They also displayed a selection of obelisks and a ball finial which make attractive features for patios, walls or flower beds. Robert has a good relationship with local conservation officers, and English Heritage, and as a result they were called in to help with the preservation of some medieval ruins, the purpose and history of which were unknown. The consolidation of this particular ruin was very successful and made some of the hidden archaeology more obvious. The site is still active and a full survey is to be carried out by English Heritage. As well as working to preserve the built heritage of England the Company also carry out works such as new builds for private clients and Local Authorities. At present they are working on a Palladian Style new build in South Gloucestershire and constructing new extensions to a Georgian fronted Rectory near Cheltenham.

Robert Fleming Masonry and Conservation 65 Pickwick Road, Corsham, Wiltshire SN13 9BS Telephone: 07970 446294 E-mail: robfleming.stone@hotmail.com

From their workshop in Castle Combe they are able to supply masonry units such as window and door surrounds, copings, cornices, chimney stacks and all other architectural stone detailing from any architectural period. The majority of stones in which they work are the Bath Stones, Limpley Stoke or Hartham Park but they are able to work in many other types of stone. In order to promote the use of architectural natural stone in the garden they decided to take a Trade stand at the Malvern Show in 2007. They were delighted to be awarded a Silver Gilt Medal for their display.

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prize winning pasties from padstow The Chough Bakery have tradition all wrapped up, in the form of their multi-award winning Cornish Pasties. All the pasties are freshly made on the premises using all local ingredients with no artificial colours, flavouring or preservatives, and filled and crimped by hand, with love, attention and pride. As one of the founder members of The Cornish Pasty Association they take the responsibility of supplying the most authentic Cornish Pasties possible very much to heart, and believe that you will not taste a better Cornish Pasty in Cornwall, and therefore the world!

producing the best and most original home cooked fare possible. Elaine is so proud of their pasties that she provides a recipe on their web-site www.thechoughbakery.co.uk and will happily advise personal visitors to the shop on their baking problems. She suggests practicing your pastry crimping technique round a potato! The company offer a complete range of bakery products, besides their award- winning Cornish Pasties and a range of authentic and speciality breads, delicious confectionary and cakes, which they send out specially wrapped and packed for despatch on the day of baking, throughout most of the UK. For a true taste of Cornwall order the traditional cream tea, plenty for 8 people, or a box of 12 pasties, either one variety, or a selection of your own choosing; no need to eat them all at once, unless you want to, they freeze perfectly. The traditional steak pasty is still the most popular, but the exclusive to Chough steak and Cornish Blue cheese, or lamb and mint are extremely good too.

The Chough Bakery is a small family run, craft bakery based on the Quayside in Padstow, Cornwall, who have been trading for nearly 30 years. The bakery is owned and run by the Ead family, and was founded by Rob and Elaine who have been joined by son Greg and daughter Luisa. Elaine says that she believes â&#x20AC;&#x153;that in England the general public are turning their backs on mass produced tasteless fare, and are again looking for good wholesome food, and regional fare is at the top of the list.â&#x20AC;? The team at the Chough Bakery passionately believe in

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The Chough Bakery has been winning awards for its pasties for many years; this includes the coveted Golden Pasty award in 2000 and the Master Bakers Association South West Champion (Pasties) for various years since 1995, last year they were especially successful in The Western Bakery awards.

and 2006, an investment in the company’s future expansion of £250,000. The pasties are still made at the Quayside shop but all the other products are made at the production units using state of the art bakery equipment.

The company’s success means that they needed to expand into a large production and office facility consisting of 4 industrial units, plus office and storage in two phases in 2005

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Although most of their business is through the two shops, they do have a number of prestigious trade clients, Paul Ainsworth of Number 6 is a regular client, plus they have supplied Rick Stein in the past. Lots of food critics and writers have sampled the pasties and written about them in many articles. They are also currently featuring on the Daybreak programme in their competition to win a Camper Van.

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Dashers Ltd

Suppliers of cooked and frozen uncooked handmade Cornish pasties Dashers Ltd proudly announce the launch of their new web-site at www.dasherspasties.com. The web site makes ordering from their delicious range of pies and pasties, whether frozen uncooked, or cooked, pasties and pastry products, just the click of a mouse away, and is the next stage in the company’s expansion of the wholesale side of their business. Dashers offer free delivery to local pubs, clubs and food outlets. They also have a popular retail shop in the town centre of Torpoint in Cornwall for supply to the general public.

Their pasties and pastry products are all hand-made using the traditional Cornish recipe combined with their own special blend of seasoning and their own shortcrust pastry, and when they say “hand made” they really mean it, every pastry circle and every crimp is done by hand at Dashers, even mixing the meat and vegetables together and placing the mixture on to the pastry, is all done by hand, and on their own premises. The work is all done by local employees, and over the years they have developed their own distinctive brand with the emphasis being on first class quality and flavour.

Dashers are based in Torpoint and manufacture high quality Cornish Pasties and pastry products which they supply across the Plymouth, Torpoint and Rame Peninsula area. They use the finest quality Cornish meat and vegetables in their steak pasties. Rather than cutting corners and using the inferior cuts of meat found in many so called Cornish pasties, they only use the highest quality Cornish skirt steak, sourced in and around the Truro area and sent to a local butcher for preparation. Dashers choose only the leanest meat and have it delivered fresh every day. All the vegetables they use are grown and prepared within ten miles of Torpoint.

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They offer a good range of pies and pasties, Traditional Steak Cornish Pasties, available in large, medium, small and cocktail sizes, Cheese and Leek Pasties, in medium, small and cocktail sizes, Cheese and Bacon Pasties, only in small and cocktail sizes, various pies and patties and good old sausage rolls. Dashers Ltd is very proud to introduce their new Chicken Curry pasty, available in a healthy medium size. They are starting to fly out the door so grab one quick, they’re “handsome!!”

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Don’t be shy, try a pie! Those hunks and hunkettes at Chunk of Devon are celebrating, Chunk of Devon have scooped a top award at The British Pie Awards 2011. At the awards that were held at Melton Mowbray at the start of June, the pie maker from Ottery St Mary was awarded Champion Cold Cutting Pie for their Pork Pie with Creedy Carver Chicken and Denhay Ham, and a Silver Award for their famous Steak Pasty. Chunk are the only pie maker in the country to win two top slots in separate categories at these prestigious awards having previously won Britain’s Best Pasty in 2009. Chunk are the most successful pie maker in the UK having won Great Taste awards for their Pork Pies, Steak Pasties, and their Pork and Scrumpy Pasties, which are just “to die for.”

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Chunk are especially proud of their pork pies which are made with local fresh ingredients, a proper hot water pastry and just the right amount of jelly, they are truly delicious. Chunk is not allowed to call their steak and vegetable pasties “Cornish Pasties” because they are not made in Cornwall! Since inception in 2006 Chunk has spent 4 years developing their range and getting the hunks and hunkettes ready to grow the business. They only use local free range meat, poultry and vegetables, and their pies and pasties are prepared using traditional cooking methods. They even make all their own stocks, gravies and pastry, creating flavours that have been lost from modern, commercially, mass produced foods. At Chunk they believe that consumers still want “proper food” and despite the recession are willing to pay that little bit more for it, relishing simple, tasty natural food from Devon. Customers are initially attracted by the funky packaging and branding but once they have tasted these premium quality products they return for them again and again; your sales figures will speak for themselves.

If you would like to sample any of their products, or if you are a wholesaler looking for a great new range for your September brochure, give the hunks and hunkettes at Chunk a call. Look out for “Events at Chunk” their travelling trade stand which appears at lots of shows, festivals and trade fairs, during July, August and September, when you can try the products for yourself. Chunk is still expanding on the present site. Constant investment has been taking place, and they are currently expanding into new office space, while continuing the refurbishment of the busy bakery. Follow them on Facebook-Chunk of Devon page, telephone on 01404 814401, contact us at hunks@takeachunk.com or visit our website at www.takeachunk.com

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Award winning artisan bakery, Great Taste Awards 2010, Taste of The West 2010 Great Taste Gold 3* award winners 2011 and have reached the finals in the Baking Industry Awards 2011. Bread-making at The Thoughtful Bread Company is a labour of love. Their bread is made from the most seasonal, and locally sourced or foraged ingredients, fresh each and every day.

offer a range of seasonal breads, including, Wild Garlic, Nettle and Chive, Potato and Rosemary using mashed potatoes in the mix, or Cheddar Gorge Vintage made with genuine Vintage Cheddar from the only proper cheese maker still working in Cheddar. They are also have plans to develop an exciting range of gluten-free breads to sit alongside their existing offerings which include yeast free, wheat free and dairy-free, as well as vegan options.

Founded just two years ago by Duncan Glendinning, who has a passion for â&#x20AC;&#x153;realâ&#x20AC;? food, made by traditional methods, in the most ecologically friendly way possible, the company has grown organically from a two man operation, in a 400 square foot space on the farm, to six people working in a purpose built bakery of 1200 square feet, based on the popular Farringtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Farm Shop land.

Their relentless drive for quality and products of real pedigree have attracted some lucrative customers through the restaurants and cafes they supply up to Michelin level and have scooped numerous awards since they first opened shop in recognition of the quality of the products and the environmental and ethical stance they adhere to, day in day out.

At The Thoughtful Bread Company they believe that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just their bread that will put a smile on your face; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the people, the ethics and their environmentally-friendly approach to business that they adhere to each and every day.

Visit their quirky â&#x20AC;&#x153;flagship storeâ&#x20AC;?, a wooden hut in Green Park Station in Bath, part of the Farmers Market open Tuesdays through to Saturdays, or the farm shop at Farrington Farm Shop at their base at Farrington Gurney.

Bread, the natural way Free from improvers and additives, with extended proving times, and made using only the freshest of ingredients, all sourced within a 40-mile radius from quality local producers, home grown or foraged by themselves their bread is a healthier, tastier alternative. They source most of their flours, which are made from British wheat, wherever possible, from Shipton Mill in South Gloucestershire. Many of their recipes also use rye, or spelt, a very old and more digestible variety of wheat. Their Spelt, Walnut and Raisin loaf is just one of the special breads on offer. At The Thoughtful Bread Company they depend on the seasons to yield a variety of locally-grown produce and a bounty of foraged goods from the wild larder. This is why their breads will vary throughout the year in tune with nature - the way it should be. More variety is introduced from their â&#x20AC;&#x153;barter shopâ&#x20AC;? in Bath, where people trade their surplus fresh produce for bread; last Christmasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mince pies used barter apples for the mincemeat filling!

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The Butts Farm was purchased in 1990 by Gary Wallace and Judy Hancox/Wallace with the purpose of opening the farm to the public and promoting rare breeds of British livestock. Opened to the public in 1991, it is family run and provides a real hands-on farm experience with many activities for young and old to participate in. You can cuddle bunnies, milk goats, bottle feed lambs and kids, feed chickens and collect the eggs, ride a pony, even groom a donkey. The farm also offers the opportunity for schools and colleges to bring their classes for educational visits to the farm to learn how the meat gets from “Farm to Plate”. Judy's ability to produce high quality livestock and her broad knowledge of food and cooking combined with Gary's expertise as a Master Butcher, their enthusiasm and good public and media relations, made it a natural and logical progression to build a farm shop at The Butts Farm. The award winning Farm Shop (also a Rick Stein Food Hero) is dedicated to promoting the exceptional benefits of Rare Breed meat, home-cured bacon, superb sausages and local vegetables, eggs and home produce. All their stock is raised traditionally in a natural stress-free environment which produces meat of outstanding quality and flavour. Although the Farm deals mostly with the public, with the Shop it’s both the public and the catering trade as they supply many local and London-based restaurants. Gary also runs one day basic butchery courses. Since taking over the farm, Judy has expanded her existing flock of Rare Breed sheep, goats and poultry with the addition of cattle and pigs and her Gloucestershire Old Spot pig herd is one of very few in the UK that carry the new EU TSG accreditation. In 1999 Judy and Gary started the very popular Cotswold Gourmet Mail Order Meats catering for the large number of people throughout the country interested in Rare Breed and traditional meat. In the winter Judy has time to attend local farmers markets where again the quality of the meat, poultry and eggs produced at The Butts Farm has been proven by its popularity.

The Butts Farm has not only become an extremely popular and informative tourist attraction but also a source of high quality breeding stock. The highlight of the Rare Breed Survival Trust’s year is the annual Show and Sale. Stock from the Butts Farm has never failed to gain at least one Best of Breed award in the last 6 years.

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Award winning Churston Traditional Farm Shop is building on its success by extending their popular café to give both indoor and outdoor seating. There are 4 chefs who relish preparing their own recipes and traditional favourites from the wonderful fresh produce available at Churston. While parents, or grandparents, relax with a fresh cup of coffee and a piece of home made cake, there is an outside play area, with towers and climbing frames for the children. Churston Traditional Farm Shop, which was opened in Oct 2007, by Richard and Caroline Haddock, is a new breed of farm shop, with traditional values and a wide range of local produce. Products range from high quality beef butchered

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There are 4 butchers on site each bringing their own skills & high standards as demanded by Richard & Caroline. All their beef is their own bred Aberdeen Angus. All their traditional sausages, prime beef burgers and lean mince are made at the shop to ensure the quality of the ingredients and their origin. Their delicious pasties, pies and cakes are made fresh on-site daily, resist them if you can! Local fish & crab can be ordered in shop. The crab is cooked and prepared on-site and is available as both whole crab, and as crab meat. They make fantastic fish cakes, using only the best fillets of fresh fish, and are able to source by pre-order, specimen fish direct from the trawlers and prepare it ready for your special occasion. All their seasonal fruit and vegetables come directly from local growers, cutting down on food miles and supporting the local economy. A new development this year has been the opening of a new garden centre, to complement the shop; providing even more employment in the local area. The garden centre has been very well received and is rapidly establishing a good local reputation. Why not pop into the shop sometime when you are passing, or visit their web site www.Churstontraditionalfarmshop.org.uk to see what is in season, you will be surprised by the choice.

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DUNSTAPLE Farm ice cream is really hot stuff - and that’s not just because it’s produced curry and chilli flavours. The extraordinary varieties were special one-off batches, created at the request of a customer for a special occasion and, some would say, an acquired taste. But the client loved them - and that’s a far more familiar scenario for this company whose delicious award-winning ices are the cream of the West Country crop, winning awards at some of the region’s biggest shows, such as the Bath and West and Devon County. “You’d eat it and because it was cold think it was alright and then,, about two minutes later you’d get a sudden kick of chilli,” remembers Dunstaple Farm’s Jo James of the sp-icy dish.

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But she and husband Tom love getting suggestions for unusual varieties to add to their staggering collection of 40 different flavours - with their own two children often providing a rich source of inspiration. Chunky Ginger, Irish Chocolate Cream, White Chocolate Avalanche, Lemon Merringue, Butterscotch Crunch, Black and Blue are just some of the tastes being savoured by ice cream gourmets. Others proving impossible to lick in the competition stakes include Raspberry Pavolova, Clotted Cream Vanilla, Black and Blue Crumble, Strawberry and Double Choc - all of which have garnered the plaudits of competition judges - and prestigious awards.

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Proof indeed that Tom and Jo’s recipe for their ice creams is also one for success: fresh whole milk from his brother’s cows, produced on the family-run farm in Holsworthy, clotted and double cream from local dairies and only using ingredients, including flavourings and colours, all of the highest quality and natural. Well apart from the Bubble Gum flavour. ‘Out of all the different flavours we do that’s the only one - we have not been able to find a natural blue colouring,” sighs Jo. “We are still looking and are really keen to find it.” Awards, sought-after tastes, an ever-increasing customer base and an enviable reputation as one of the best ice cream makers in the region - it’s all a far cry from when Tom and Jo bought an existing small ice cream dairy back in October 1999. “It was on a farm where Tom used to work, but he was doing long hours for someone else and thought it would be nice to work for himself,” she remembers. “We had two small children but he didn’t get to see them very often so we bought the business, moved it to our farm and have been making ice cream ever since.” They started out with 17 customers and zero experience of making ice cream but through a process of trial and error, willingness to try different things and natural progression, built it into the successful award-winning company it is today. “We didn’t go into it just to win awards,” adds Jo. “We just reached a point when we thought ‘we’ve got certain standards here now’ and entered a competition to just see how we’d get on. But winning prizes is quite exciting!”

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Now with a client base of about 280, Dunstaple Farm delivers its ice cream throughout the South West to catering and retail outlets in various sized tubs and containers.

vagaries of the British weather. The last two summers have not been noted for their barbecue natures.

Not only has it extended its range to sorbets, it also acts as a distributor for Okemoor quality foods, Tarka water and West Country Meringues.

“Ice cream is very weather dependent,” Jo acknowledges. “If the sun shines people can’t get enough of it, if the rain comes down it goes quiet - but there’s always somebody somewhere who eats ice cream, whatever the weather.”

Last year, as a sign of its continuous success, it installed a new freezer room and expanded the factory to boost the storage space, yet business still continues to boom, despite the

So Tom and Jo continue to do what they do best producing luxurious confectionary that is the ice cream of choice for thousands.



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They keep an active presence at trade shows and word-ofmouth recommendations are proving a powerful source of new custom but the company’s reputation is also spreading due to its location in such a popular tourist destination “People holiday here and when they get home, email us to ask where they can buy our ice cream,” says Jo. So hopes for the future include expanding the distribution area to other parts of the country - and there’s always a new taste to test; although Apple Crumble won’t be making it through.

“It tasted delicious but the apple flavouring is quite delicate and a lot was needed to make it work so it was just too expensive to produce,” rues Jo. “It was a shame because it was really quite lovely but Tom is always experimenting and customers often ask us if we’ve tried making something so we’ll have a go - and if it’s economical to do so then we’ll take it on board.” For further information about Dunstaple Farm Dairy Ice Cream and its products, plus a list of where to buy, visit www.dunstaple.co.uk.

To make an enquiry call 01409 261106 or email dunstaple.icecream@gmail.com

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Voted â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;most loved business in Exeterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in 2010, based on customer testimonials, and third most loved cafĂŠ in the UK this year, Exeter is lucky to have Nimmo's cafe conveniently located in the Guildhall Shopping Centre handy for a tasty breakfast, morning coffee and cake, yummy lunch or afternoon tea (whilst reading a newspaper provided for customers). Nimmoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is clean and friendly and provides delicious food and drinks at affordable prices, together with a takeaway service.

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Nimmo's is a coffee lover's paradise. They serve delicious, generous sized coffees - and their cappuccinos and lattes only cost £1.95!

At Nimmo’s they care greatly about providing the best possible service, in a clean, friendly environment, serving fresh food and the best coffee at reasonable prices. Nimmo’s is a regular meeting place for people from all walks of life; students, special needs citizens with their carers, office personnel and young mums with babies and toddlers chatting to pensioners over a cuppa. Indeed, most weekday mornings become almost a family gathering! This child friendly environment has led to Nimmo’s being a member of the Child Safe Zone scheme in the Exeter Guildhall. Nimmo’s also provide tasty offerings for outside catering, on any day of the week, covering business meetings, office parties, private parties, weddings, christenings and funerals. For more information ring Lorraine on 01392 412777. Customer satisfaction is Nimmo’s goal.

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All Nimmo’s food is freshly prepared daily and they have lots of special meal deals; such as soup and sandwich, jacket potato and drink, coffee and cake, a special kid’s meal deal, etc. Although they advocate healthy options and strive to include special dietary requirements, their cakes and cream teas or their award-winning, locally sourced ice-creams made with clotted cream, are a really special treat after a hard day’s shopping!

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The theme at The RockFish Grill is simple and mouth-watering – grilled fish and steaks cooked over a charcoal fire to give them a unique, delicious Mediterranean flavour. As well as simple grilled fish and steaks, expect to find dishes like South Devon crab, dressed to order, a plate of mixed fried seafood, roast ray wing with anchovy and capers, and bream cooked in paper with roasted garlic and thyme. As well as the daily-changing menu which includes local meats, the restaurant offers a list of tempting specials, feasting menus for parties and groups, and a great choice of carefully selected wines to complement. Plus a menu available up to 7pm which offers an incredible value 2 courses for just £12.50 or 3 courses for £15.00.

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The Seafood Market is packed with the finest seafood from the South Coast markets, our skilled fishmonger and chef will prepare it exactly to your requirements. Mitch Tonks has 3 other places in Dartmouth in Devon â&#x20AC;&#x201C; RockFish Seafood & Chips restaurant and also a separate takeaway which is doing a very busy trade already with over 150 people a day. And the much lauded Seahorse restaurant, called the Ivy by the Sea by the Independent newspaper. Mitch has written 4 seafood cookery books and is currently writing his 5th due

for publication early 2012. He has developed and launched the first ever dedicated seafood app (full version for ÂŁ2.99 or a free taster version) available from the itunes store or from his website at www.mitchtonks.co.uk. An avid twitterer you an follow Mitch at www.twitter.com/mitchtonks and the restaurant at www.twitter.com/rockfishgrill.

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GOODFELLOWS DESPITE being set just a step from the famous Gothic Wells Cathedral, at the centre of the landlocked historic city, Goodfellows is creating a stir in gastronomic circles - for its seafood.

in some of the greatest kitchens in Europe, has already achieved two red AA rosettes and placed on three occasions in The Times’ Top 10 Restaurants, while Goodfellows scored highly in the Good Food Guide, was Somerset Restaurant of the Year in 2006 and won Best Restaurant in this year’s inaugural Taste of Somerset Awards.

It’s not just the fresh fish, caught off the Devon and Cornwall coasts, that are bringing foodies flocking - they’re also coming to taste the exquisite treats served up in the downstairs patisserie or to tuck in to a little bit of Europe found in the Sadler Street Café.

The Sadler Street Café is where is a little bit of Europe come to Wells, with the Europeans’ passion for good food, beverages and patisserie complemented by flexible hours and a relaxed, informal atmosphere.

The two-storey operation - connected by a spiral staircase - is run by former Charlton house Michelin-starred chef Adam Fellows and his wife Martine. No matter what time of day, Goodfellows can provide the appropriate dining experience to satisfy every appetite. You can look in for tea and chocolate truffles or a fruit tart at the patisserie, where Martine presides and pastry chef Catherine, creates magic; linger over a bouillabaisse in the café, or make an occasion of lunch or dinner at Goodfellows Seafood Restaurant – the main event.

The style of food is classic French country cooking, with strong flavours; here is where you might find smoked salmon with homemade rye bread to start, and follow that with Cassoulet Touloussain – duck confit with haricot beans, Toulouse sausage and pancetta – or perhaps warm goat’s cheese tart with Niçoise vegetables will take your fancy. Being open in the evenings, its simple meat and gamedominated menu provides a superb contrast to Goodfellows and with the newly-redesigned patisserie being part of the café, there’s a huge choice of sweets. Here too are a wealth of goodies, available to eat in or take out, including savoury snacks: éclairs, fruit bavarois, chocolate tarts and truffles, and cakes which are made to order, as well as an extensive range of wholemeal, spelt and rye breads croissant and Danish pastries. If you are looking for some fresh and outstanding food, Goodfellows is the place to go.

Upstairs, gourmets will find quiet and private dining, while downstairs is bursting with an exciting theatrical ambience, where the focus is on a central open kitchen where Adam and his team display and amaze with their talents. All the dishes in the seafood restaurant are cooked to order to original recipes with a modern European template. Textures are light and the flavours intense, with everything designed to complement the natural taste of wonderful local fish and seafood.

At 5 Sadler Street, Goodfellows is open Tuesdays, noon-2pm; Wednesdays-Saturdays, noon-2pm and 6.30pm-9.30pm (last orders); The patisserie and café opening times: Mondays and Tuesdays, 8.30am-5pm; Wednesdays to Saturdays, 8.30am5pm, 6pm-10pm.

Booking is on 01749 673 866 or online at www.goodfellowswells.co.uk

Patrons can choose from a constantly changing market menu or a six-course tasting menu, showcasing the most popular dishes of the moment. Whatever you choose you know you’ll be on to a winner - Adam, who learned from an apprenticeship The Fine Food Company is an established wholesale supplier of high quality speciality food for Chefs

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The Mill Tea & Dining Room Splendid, authentic English food

There is a hidden jewel in the picturesque town of Lyme Regis, and those lovers of good food in the know, make regular visits to the award winning, quirky family run restaurant hidden away in the back corner of a courtyard under some stairs. The location in the oldest recorded part of Lyme Regis, in a listed mill building on the bank of the river Lym is beautiful and historically interesting, but what makes this small restaurant worth searching out is the splendid authentic English food prepared from scratch using only the best local produce by Anthony Mc Namara the chef. The area around Lyme Regis had been developing a reputation for good food, but there was a lack of really good restaurants serving excellent food in an upmarket setting. The restaurant is owned and run by Eleanor Bursey who has 12 years experience in the catering industry, her mother Ailsa and the well renowned chef, Anthony Mc Namara, who has 18 years experience working for many famous names as a private chef and in some of the best known and most prestigious restaurants in the country, this is his first independent venture. When Eleanor met Anthony they decided to open their own restaurant, and in September 2009 The Mill Tea and Dining Room was born.

ingredients. You will find toast and dripping on the menu and such traditional dishes as lamb faggots and potted rabbit. Eleanor is always in the restaurant, to ensure that the service is always consistent, and Anthony is always in the kitchen to ensure that the food, likewise, is always consistent. They carry an interesting range of both fine French wines and some local ones which perfectly compliment the local ingredients of Anthonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dishes. Eleanor, Anthony and Ailsa have worked hard to build the restaurantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reputation. As the entrance is almost completely hidden, it was important to impress the locals in order to build regular custom, rather than relying on the tourist trade, for the word to spread. The high standards they maintain have seen their reputation grow and clients book some time ahead to ensure a table for a special occasion Anthony and Eleanorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard work and commitment to high standards really paid off this year when they were awarded The Good Food Guide Restaurant of the Year in the South-West 2011, they are absolutely thrilled, and would like to thank everyone who voted for them. The restaurant is open for morning tea, coffee and elevenses, proper lunches or something lighter, afternoon tea with real tea served in proper china tea cups, and their splendid dinners. Also open on Sundays, their Sunday lunches are considered the best in the area.

For booking telephone 01297 445 575 or visit their web page at www.teaanddiningroom.com

Nigel Newman, ACA AIMS The welcoming ambience and individual character of the The Mill is created by the close personal involvement of the owners. There are just 8 tables, creating an intimate feel, entirely owner operated, every detail is overseen to ensure that standards are maintained. They are committed to using traditional cooking techniques including braising smoking and preserving and to reviving forgotten English recipes, from locally sourced fresh

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The Falmouth Beach Hotel, part of the Best Western Consortium of independently owned hotels. The Falmouth Beach Hotel is the perfect place for your Cornish holiday overlooking a generous sweep of beach and an enormous bay. Whatever type of holiday you are considering, a last minute break, a romantic weekend, or a family beach holiday, they have something for everyone and offer unrivalled personal service, whether you choose self catering or the full hotel service. The Falmouth Beach Hotel was formed by the redevelopment and consolidation of three smaller hotels, by the Evans family, who took over the first hotel, the St. Michaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in 1976.

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The family still own and run the hotel, and have carried out an imaginative reconstruction, achieving a very special family run hotel, with 120 comfortable and well appointed bedrooms. Each room is individually decorated and en-suite, with tea and coffee making facilities, direct dial telephone, free WiFi internet connection, hair dryer, digital television and trouser-press. DVD players are available with a wide range of family films, and safes, or safe bag facilities. If you'd like your room to feature any small surprises, just contact the reservations department and they can arrange a champagne package for the one you love, maybe, a personalised birthday cake, or perhaps just a bottle of wine ready and waiting for when you at check in. Expect only the best in the Restaurant, where an expert chef and his experienced team prepare predominantly local food; a superb setting for an intimate dinner party or a large function, the room can accommodate up to 220 diners in comfort. For a more relaxed venue The Feathers Bar offers informality, a lovely terrace and a great place for a group to spend time in relaxed surroundings.


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One of the special features of this lovely hotel is the Beach Club, a beautifully designed facility, whether your perfect workout is an hour in a state-of-the-art gym or a leisurely dip, the Beach Club, its fitness suite and spa facilities is designed and equipped for the widest possible range of interests and abilities. Whether you're looking for intimacy and peace, or activity and entertainment, The Best Western Falmouth Beach Hotel has both the scale to accommodate your needs, and the expertise and experience to offer a personal service to all.

The Best Western Falmouth Beach Hotel, Gyllyngvase Beach, Seafront, Falmouth TR11 4NA Telephone: 01326 310500 E-mail:info@falmouthbeachhotel.co.uk

Addinalls (Electrical Contractors) has been established for over 35 years. Addinalls Ltd incorporated their sister company Addinalls Plumbing and Heating Ltd to expand the range of services offered by the group. Addinalls has acknowledged the development of renewable energy solutions and are now actively promoting Photo-Voltaic (PV), Solar Thermal and Air source heat pumps. Addinalls are MCS Accredited, NiCEiC Approved contractors and GasSafe registered engineers.

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The historic Pipers Inn situated on the A39 between Street and Ashcott has been extending warm hospitality for over 400 years. The Inn is a landmark for many travellers to Mid-Somerset, and was recently named by the distillers of Famous Grouse whiskey as one of the most famous pubs in England. Although it is no longer a staging post for young couples eloping to Gretna Green, and their anxious parents in search of them, it still offers a friendly welcome to all comers. The Pipers Inn now comprises two buildings of contrasting architectural styles. A former inn on this site called The Castle appears to have been rebuilt, possibly in the late 17th century. Pipers Inn is recorded in 1723 and there are a number of romantic and prosaic reasons given for the name. Whatever the truth, an inn has stood on this site for over 400 years. About 200 years ago an imposing house was added to the side of the existing building to form the present day frontage. No attempt was made to match the architectural styling or roof lines of the original building and hence the rather odd appearance of the building today. The Pipers Inn is situated within easy reach of many local attractions, what better way to round off a day visiting Wookey Hole Caves, or one of the nearby RSPB Nature Reserves, Shapwick Heath or Ham wall RSPB Reserve to see the evening roosting of several million starlings, than to settle down in the cosy bar of The Pipers Inn with a pre dinner drink while choosing from the extensive dinner menu. Or perhaps you would prefer to call in for a delicious lunch or bar snack to recruit your strength before an afternoon’s shopping at Clark’s Village in Street, or site seeing in Glastonbury or the Cathedral City of Wells. Comfortable Bed and Breakfast accommodation is available for those making a longer stay in the area.

Telephone: 01326 378242 Email: admin@addinalls.co.uk Addinalls Limited, Unit 5a - Parkengue, Kernick Industrial Estate, Penryn - Cornwall, TR10 9EP

All food is freshly prepared, and the management and chefs refuse to compromise on offering good wholesome home cooked meals. The chefs are proud to offer a modern and varied menu, ranging from traditional favourites to interesting offerings with a global flavour. The Pipers Inn prides itself on offering good value for money, and is so particular about cleanliness that it has been awarded 5 stars for hygiene by Sedgemoor District Council. The Inn is open 7 days a week for food, with the new Sunday Carvery offering traditional roasts, a vegetarian option, and home made desserts, proving very popular. Wednesdays is Steak Night, The Piper’s steaks are flame grilled and served with a choice of delicious home made sauces. The Inn holds regular themed dining evenings and is well able to cater for parties and larger functions. Coaches and tour parties are welcome by prior arrangement. Families will be made warmly welcome, and on fine days there is an outdoor play area for the children to enjoy, set in the large gardens. The Pipers Inn has extensive car parking to accommodate the traveller of to-day, as most visitors, sadly no longer arrive by stage coach.

The Pipers Inn, 70, Bath Road, Ashcott, Somerset TA7 9QL Telephone: 01458 210030 E-mail: food@pipers-inn.com

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The Ferryboat Inn’s “farm to plate” philosophy means they want little or nothing to come between guests and the produce they serve - well, maybe except one of the best views in the South West while they wait to dine. Situated on the waterfront of Helford Passage, in Cornwall, means this 300 year-old hostelry is perfectly placed for beachside alfresco dining on sunny days and warm evenings while those on the south-facing terrace can drink in the stunning river panorama. On chilly winter nights the recently updated interior of The Ferryboat Inn, with its slate floor, wooden beams and open fireplace, is the cosiest place to be and where many love to make themselves at home in the main bar, either in front of the flickering flames or relaxing with papers on the comfy sofas. But patrons don’t just come to enjoy one of Cornwall’s most breathtaking locations - Frenchman’s Creek, the inspiration for Daphne Du Maurier’s famous novel is near - they come to feast from the inn’s menu of simply served, locally sourced seafood specialities and home-made pub classics. The inn is owned by Wright Brothers, which not only operates two successful oyster houses in London, provides oyster and seafood bars at events around the country, and runs a highly

successful wholesale division supplying many of London’s finest restaurants and hotel with high-quality British and French oysters, it cultivates and harvests more than five million native and pacific oysters a year at the Duchy of Cornwall Oyster Farm, part of the private estate of the Prince of Wales and one of the largest oyster farms in the UK. Situated not far from the Ferryboat, here is where it sells wet fish and other great Cornish seafood landed daily by the local fishing communities and delivers to all its outlets, including the inn’s kitchen, which is run by Ben Lightfoot, formerly of The Sticky Prawn on Flushing Quay.

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He and his team of chefs now provide diners with a little bit of culinary theatre, shucking oysters and preparing seafood at the oyster bar, formerly the servery. For anyone wanting something a little more intimate, there’s a cosy dining room tucked behind the main bar. With dishes on the menu such as Fowey mussels, with garlic, white wine and parsley, deep fried rock oysters, cottage pie with pea and mint salad, Cornish strawberries, meringue and clotted cream, tasty sandwiches and a daily specials board, it’s no wonder people love to dine here. Perfect for every occasion, The Ferryboat Inn and its stunning and secluded beachfront setting make it a unique location for weddings, parties and private events.

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Everyone at the Ferryboat goes all out to ensure things run smoothly and, as part of the package, can arrange river trips, fishing trips, live music, fireworks and special menus. The Ferryboat Inn is open Monday to Thursday 11am to 10pm (kitchen 12pm to 2.30pm & 6pm to 8.30pm) Friday & Saturday 11am to 11pm (kitchen 12pm to 2.30pm & 6pm to 9pm) Sunday 11pm to 10pm (kitchen 12pm to 3pm & 6pm to 8.30pm) For full details, visit www.thewrightbrothers.co.uk, where it is also possible for parties of up to 10 to book online.

For larger groups or to book parties and events, telephone 01326 250625 or email manager@ferryboatinnhelford.com

Local & Licenced Wholesale & Catering Butchers Proud to supply Cornish meats from Cornish farms Tel: (01326) 377081 Fax: (01326) 377828 Email: sales@rjtrevarthen.co.uk Web: www.rjtrevarthen.com Roskrow Abattoir, Roskrow, Penryn, Cornwall TR10 9AP

The Richmond Public House and Kitchen The Richmond Public House and Kitchen on Gordon Road, Clifton, is entering an exciting new period in its life, having recently (February 2011) been taken over by the owner of the Picture House on Whiteladies Road. The Richmond will join a group of very successful sites, as part of the Vintage group of public houses which besides the Picture House East Restaurant also include Tiki Bar, The King’s Arms and Kingsdown Wine Vaults. At last, The Richmond looks likely to fulfil its potential as a lively neighbourhood pub, offering good food in a welcoming ambience, with a list of fun promotions and exciting events. The pub has been refurbished generating a classic pub feeling with open fires and period fittings, in keeping with its original character. The new and highly professional management team know from experience what it takes to make a venue successful, so the future for The Richmond is looking bright. They have a very reasonably priced and tempting British menu on offer, they say “We boast the Roast with the Moast”; all dishes are freshly cooked and the new head chef will be introducing some great dishes of his own so look out for the new menus. There is a split style bar so if you prefer you can have a relaxed dining experience, or simply “chow down” in the bar. Alongside the usual range of drinks that you would expect from your “local”, there is an excellent wine list and a good choice of well-kept real ales. Early eaters (between 4 -7pm) will find special deals, and the pub regularly has exceptional promotions on food and wines.

Among some of the events at the pub organised in association with Lionsdrinkbellinis, are wine and cheese nights, ice-cream tasting, world potato night, a vintage tea party, a sausage festival, and for the calorie-carefree a Winter Pudding night! The Richmond runs regular quiz nights, open mic comedy nights, and live music evenings. You will also find traditional pub games, pool, darts and board games. For a really good time day or evening, bring the family, Bailey joked that “we allow dogs as long as they are calm and well behaved, and children until 9pm so long as they are on a leash – yes, in that order!”

The Richmond is available for private hire for events and functions, ring Bailey or Emma on 01179 237542 / www.therichmondclifton.co.uk for more information, or just to find out what’s new.

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The Coldstreamer Inn Visit the quiet village of Gulval, tucked away in the countryside near Penzanze to search out The Coldstreamer, for award winning food and comfortable modern accommodation in the relaxed setting of a traditional village pub.

available locally the key to his ethos, from fresh fish landed at Newlyn, meat from a local butcher and vegetables sourced from farms nearby, especially from Higher Trenowin Farm less than two miles away, Tom produces consistently delicious food with a local flavour. The AA award of three stars for the inn’s guest accommodation is testimony to the high standards of service and hospitality. The recognition follows fantastic feedback from the many guests who have enjoyed the comforts of the three contemporary rooms. The snug beds, crisp linen, flat screen televisions and en-suite facilities, not to mention the superb location for exploring West Cornwall, has earned rave feedback. Enjoy a traditional full English breakfast or go for the delicious Gulval smoked fish breakfast. So for special food in a traditional setting, be it lunch or dinner, just a few drinks in the friendly bar, or for a base from which to explore West Cornwall, you won’t do better than to sample the warm hospitality of The Coldstreamer.

The Coldstreamer, Gulval, Penzance TR18 3BB The Coldstreamer was taken over by brothers Tom and Harry Penhaul, and Richard Tubb last year and already has a string of prestigious awards. The inn was included in the Michelin Red Guide in January this year and the Michelin Eating Out in Pubs Guide in September 2010, which is held in particularly high esteem by chefs and owners. But the award that has thrilled the trio is the award of a coveted AA Rosette for their restaurant and three stars for their accommodation. The AA Rosette Awards are one of the UK’s most influential benchmarks of culinary quality while the AA star rating system is the most widely acknowledged standard for hotels, guest houses and bed and breakfast accommodation. The team is delighted with this recognition from such a prestigious authority. The location is perfect for exploring Western Cornwall, within easy reach of St Michaels Mount, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Lands End, the Minack Theatre and St Ives, popular with artists, and Watergate Bay, popular with surfers, West Cornwall has plenty of pretty villages, hidden beaches and stunning walks, every turn in the road brings something new and interesting to explore. If you are planning a trip to the Scilly Isles, Gulval is just two minutes drive away from British International Helicopters, or a short drive to the ferry. The fresh bright restaurant has wooden floors, pine tables & warm light walls to set it apart from the bar. The layout offers the opportunity to relax in comfort and enjoy good food, wine and company. The top quality food is freshly prepared by Tom Penhaul from locally sourced ingredients. Tom is a very experienced chef and is excited by this first independent venture, he makes the use of the stunning fresh ingredients

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Cornish fishing company Ocean fish are swimming against the tide, and expanding into new larger processing facilities. Construction is under way for their new 2750 square metre factory extension, due to be completed in December 2011. Ocean fish are wholesalers and boat owners supplying all fish indigenous to West Country waters to supermarkets and wholesalers throughout Europe. Ocean fish are proud to hold the MSC chain of custody accreditations for Cornish Mackerel and Sardine fisheries.

The company was founded in 1989 by the Lakeman family, who come from a fishing background in Mevagissey which stretches back several generations. The dire straits of the Cornish fishing industry and the demise of the Mevagissey fisherman’s co-operative motivated them to launch a company which would provide a market for the catches of local fishermen in Mevagissey, and generate employment in the area. From these aspirational but modest beginning Ocean fish has now grown to be a major player in the South West fishing industry, turning over in excess of £16m. Their rapid growth having led to them to outgrow their current premises of 1300 square metres, the decision was made to expand at the existing site which is located only 200 metres from the main A30 trunk road as this favourable location makes onward distribution throughout the UK very easy. As part of the growth in the market, Ocean fish have become a substantial employer in the town with 70 staff, all trained to the exceptionally high standard this company demands. The factory operates to the globally recognized “British Retail Consortium” grade A standard.

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Telephone: (028) 4484 1098 Fax: (028) 4484 1896 Station Lane, Downpatrick Road, Ardglass, Co. Down

Ocean Fish prides itself on its efficiency of order processing and its ability to meet its customers many and varied requirements; and attributes its success to the commitment of its staff to meet customer’s expectations and to the freshness and quality of the fish it supplies. The company is looking forward to a continued period of growth, Colin Langley says “We feel the market is very buoyant at the moment and public awareness of the health benefits of a fish diet is increasing.” As part of capitalizing on the increased public consumption of fish, Ocean fish have purchased a 30 acre lake in Mid Cornwall with a view to rearing farmed trout. The company is to be congratulated on recognizing and seizing opportunities against the background of general decline in the British fishing industry.

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Keith Cheesewright Caravans Ltd Keith Cheesewright Ltd is the professional and friendly face of caravan and mobile home purchase and transportation. With over 35 years of success in the industry, they are the place to go to. When Keith Cheesewright started up his own company, he was building on the experience gained from helping his father in the transportation of caravans and mobile homes. Arthur Cheesewright, Keith’s father, bought a jeep to move a mobile café on to Mawgam Porth near Newquay in 1952; this developed into a full time business during the summer months, and led to him starting Trewhiddle Holiday Estate, St Austell. The family, including Keith and Pat, his mother, all worked together to develop a thriving business from a run down manor surrounded by empty fields. In 1973 Keith decided to start up his own business from scratch, buying, selling and transporting mobile homes, and static caravans, with a small bank loan and the total support of his mother, Pat. The company which started from these modest beginnings has grown into a huge concern within the caravan world in Cornwall. The company have widest choice of 10 and 12 feet wide caravans for sale in the South West. At Keith Cheesewright Caravans they sell static caravans and used mobile homes from Cornwall and around the West Country. They stock new caravans and mobile homes from companies such as Cosalt, Willerby, ABI, and Atlas, among others. The company’s transportation side now operates throughout the UK and parts of Europe, using their extensive experience of over 35 years, to ensure the smoothest and most reliable service possible. Keith Cheesewright has on-site workshop facilities and a strong team who will ensure that all repairs and preparation work is completed, before transportation. A thorough check of all parts of the chassis, jacklegs and A-frames will be carried out in order to ensure the safety and

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integrity of the structure. The caravan will then be delivered for export or the home market by Keith Cheesewright Ltd’s own specialised transporters, so as to eliminate any problems that might otherwise arise in transport. They have vast experience and specialised equipment for placing caravans of all sizes in some of the trickiest locations, and are specialise in abnormal wide loads. They are fully trained & registered with the local authorities to do the job without the need for third party involvement, so keeping the time and the cost down. Whatever your requirements, a holiday home or even temporary accommodation during building work, Keith Cheesewright Ltd will have the expertise needed to provide and transport the right mobile home or caravan for you to its new location throughout most of Europe and the UK. Keith Cheesewright himself still maintains an extremely “hands-on” approach, bringing a no-nonsense approach to problem solving and scheduling, driving the specialist vehicles and the basic day to day manual work. It is this personal involvement of the owner in all aspects of the business that makes Keith Cheesewright Ltd so special.

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Holiday Letting Made Simple HLS Solutions are proud to have developed a feature packed software program designed for the Holiday Letting industry. From marketing and managing your property availability to keeping track of the money, the software can help your business become more productive, efficient and profitable, this software package for holiday lettings helps owners and holiday letting agents manage all aspects of their holiday rental business. Tourism in the UK is a multi-billion pound industry with over 400 million nights taken every year and the self-catering rental market is a huge part of this! Nevertheless, there are very few solutions available to holiday letting agents and private owners, HLS Solutions was established in 2010 to provide holiday letting agents with a software package that meets all of their business requirements. The software will deal with everything from the initial marketing, all the way through to the management and accounts; it can even provide a live property availability feed to your website.

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Icetrak Limited is pleased to be the text messaging provider of choice for HLS Solutions and wishes them every success with the release of their new and exciting holiday lettings software.

For the best in business sms and fax messaging talk to Icetrak on 0845 456 0562, visit www.icetrak.com or email info@icetrak.net

HLS can help with website and design services to maximise the impact of your holiday properties. They are currently forming ties with professionals to provide a regular newsletter that contains details of useful practices, any changes in legislation, tax and accounting as well as other pertinent information about the self-catering and the holiday rental industry. HLS Solutions is managed by Ian Woolley, who has many years experience in the property sector, and during the last 10 years ran the training and support teams for the market leading lettings software supplier. The rest of his team are made up of experienced, qualified staff that understand the holiday letting and property sector and are passionate about providing excellent levels of customer service, and a full after sales training and support programme. They are an open and friendly company, who can be contacted at any time to arrange a demonstration of the software or purely for an informal chat to see what they can offer. Telephone 0845 388 8635, or email info@hls-solutions.com Although they mainly deal with trade, with a lot of interest from holiday letting agents, this is starting to change with more interest from the public and home users, as the software is released more widely. The software is as suitable for personal holiday letting businesses, where somebody may have a couple of converted barns, lodges or cottages they own as well as for large holiday letting businesses with several hundred properties. HLS actively encourage feedback and suggestions from their customer base, and are aiming to become the number one supplier to the holiday letting industry through their innovative, easy to use software, backed up by excellent levels of customer service.

HLS Solutions Ltd. Elmhurst, Treswithian Downs, Camborne Cornwall, TR14 0PU Contact: Ian Woolley Managing Director Phone number: 0845 388 8635 E-mail:info@hls-solutions.com

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The TMS Group, property management specialists, is celebrating 12 years of exceptional growth. When the TMS Group was formed in 1999 by its three Director / Founders, David Rayment, Nigel Scholey and Claire Labdon, following a management buy-out of a previous business, and began trading in Torquay with 34 blocks of flats, they could not have imagined how quickly the business would grow to its present size, managing in excess of 310 blocks and residential estates and serving over 6,800 property owners. The Head

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Office is located in newly refurbished open plan offices in Preston, Paignton, while the business in London and the South East is managed from their offices in central London. Over the years they have developed a first class professional Property Management team led by Property Director Jonathan Holmes, and have been able to draw upon their considerable knowledge and experience to deliver a complete range of property management services to their clients. The Property Management Team, comprising Property Managers, Assistant Property Managers and Administrators, is backed by skilled and experienced Accounts Department personnel under the direction of Vikki Axford Accounts Manager. The company is a long standing Corporate member of ARMA (Association of Residential Property Management). TMS deals mainly with Resident Management Companies, private freeholders and developers. Over the years they have developed considerable experience and expertise in the management and maintenance of a variety of developments, from small conversions of a few units, through an entire spectrum of builds to multi-use developments incorporating residential and commercial properties, mixed used housing estates with blocks of apartments, through to fully staffed and manned developments with leisure facilities. Their portfolio comprises new builds, refurbishments, conversions, a variety of listed buildings, and includes maintaining water treatment plants, sewage treatment plants, woodlands, and so the list goes on.


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The main factor that sets TMS apart from the rest and has been a major component in their success is their hands on approach. Their teams of Property Managers, who are locally based in order to facilitate quick response times, understand the localities in which they work, and they are able to easily liaise with clients, contractors and residents, carry out regular on-site inspections and identify maintenance and repair issues as they arise. This service ensures that the properties are maintained to a high standard, minimising costs and the potential for more major works going forward, inspections are an essential service and highly valued by the clients, and provides a Property Manager presence at the development for the reassurance of owners and residents alike. The Property Managers are all either qualified or studying for qualifications with IRPM (Institute of Residential Property Management) Jonathan Holmes

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A real enthusiast for his craft, Philip is always happy to advise you on all aspects of your embroidery requirements.

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Unicorn embroidery can also supply garments to embroider your personalized artwork/logo for clubs, corporate image, leisurewear and workwear. We care how your embroidery looks, and we go the extra mile to keep our customers satisfied. Having over twenty eight years experience in the embroidery industry we have undertaken many unusual projects. From large back embroideries for a wedding couple on Italian pure - silk kimono dressing gowns, to a customized Hidem binding tape for the restoration of a vintage Triumph car. Unicorn embroidery specializes in unusual jobs that other embroidery companies may not even consider. From one off badges, wall hangings, altar clothes, horse blankets, clothing labels to embroidered coats of arms. “If you have something unusual let us help.” Over the years we have supplied window dressing items for Harrods, provided digitizing for the costumiers Angels & Berman (now Angels) in such films as Stephen Spielberg’s

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Goatacre Manor Care Centre Goatacre Manor ensures a continuous programme of activities, entertainment and excursions organised for groups or tailored to individual needs. Goatacre Manor Care Centre welcomes family and friends to participate in activities with the residents. There are also in-house hairdressing, beauty and chiropody facilities. The highly trained and experienced team of nursing and support professionals provide pro-active personal care in the client’s own personal space around the clock, all year round. Goatacre Manor’s dedicated staff have decades of experience behind them to cover all physical and religious needs. There is a full time physiotherapist, and an occupational therapy full practice kitchen. Goatacre Manor maintains established links to other external health professionals.

Goatacre Manor Care Centre is a long established and well respected nursing and residential home in the North Wiltshire countryside close to Calne, offering respite, convalescence, intermediate and high-dependency care. This comprehensively equipped private nursing home is registered under the terms of the Care Standards Act 2000 with the Care Quality Commission and is a member of the Registered Nursing Home Association. Goatacre Manor Care Centre is owned and run by Mr and Mrs O’Dea and has provided quality care to the elderly for over 25 years. Accommodation is offered in cottage style comfort in a rural location with scenic views from modern, comfortable companion or single occupancy rooms in a lovingly preserved historic building set within well landscaped grounds. The extensive and well stocked gardens, with their picturesque views over the Wiltshire countryside, are designed for residents to enjoy. Most of the 48 rooms are en-suite and all have nurse call-bells, telephones and flat screen televisions. There are large comfortable lounges where residents can sit and exchange reminiscences, watch films, DVDs and videos on 55” cinema style televisions with surround sound or enjoy activities encouraged by our activities team. Residents also have access to an in-house wi-fi system with bespoke adjustable terminals to enable them to maintain contact with family and friends all over the world.

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performance to match she is astonishingly spacious within. Her agile handling, quick acceleration and fast transition to planing speeds mean she performs like a sport cruiser yet her expansive light-filled saloon and three well proportioned, beautifully detailed en-suite cabins suggest a vessel of a much larger scale. The main deck features an aft seating area with low level furniture, separate dining forward and a well equipped galley to starboard ensuring a highly sociable layout. Appearing at a UK show for the first time is the new Princess V72, a truly spectacular sports yacht and perhaps one of the most exciting V Class models the company has produced to date. From her elegantly poised profile to the beautifully detailed and uniquely designed interior, she brings a new style to the V Class range that is contemporary and dynamic. There will be a total 14 Princess craft on display at the show this September at two new locations both on land and on the marina. Princess will also be operating the Platinum Ticket boats once again this year.

One of two World Premiers at the show for the company, the new 98 Motor Yacht will also provide a showcase for the brand’s interior design expertise and, through its unique ownership, its close relationship with some of the World’s most luxurious fashion houses and fellow LVMH brands. The first 98 has been styled in conjunction with Fendi Casa and includes a wealth of furniture, fabrics, detailing and floor coverings from the Italian design house throughout her spacious interior. This sleek and elegant yacht is designed for long range cruising, accommodating up to 10 guests in refined and elegant luxury with a choice of 4 or 5 staterooms. From the vast flybridge to the walk-through foredeck seating area, her exterior spaces have been designed with entertaining in mind and the large submersible bathing platform, jet-ski transom garage and tender stowage on the flybridge make water sports a real pleasure.

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our customer service and the quality of our treatments. “They are all VIPS to us. We really do care and actively encourage communication between our therapists and customers to enabling us to learn their individual needs and provide a more personal service.”

Whether it’s just for a half-hour ‘system topup’ or a luxurious major pampering session, Beauty Box is where you can revitalise, relax, and enjoy some real TLC for body and mind through the extensive range of beauty treatments.

Completing the top-to-toe beauty package are the manicures and pedicures while blushing brides can choose the bridal make-up service, which includes that all-important trial run, either in their own home or at the salons.

Some of the experiences available are unique Beauty Box is one of the first salons in the city to offer the increasingly popular ‘fish pedicure’ using live Garra Rufa fish - and clients travel from as far as Swindon, Cardiff, Newport, the Forrest of Dean and Bath to luxuriate under the ministrations of its expert team. Such is its popularity that, six months ago, owner Julia Vickers opened a second salon, thus making the extensive range of beauty therapy and professional treatments available to an even wider clientele of men and women - and at unbeatable prices. “Whether you are simply looking for a deep relaxing massage to relieve your stress, an exhilarating facial to leave your skin wonderfully nourished or some essential plucking and preening, Beauty Box beauty salons are the only places to be,” she says.

For further information on the complete range of treatments and personal grooming services available - which also includes a variety of pamper packages - and details of latest offers, visit www.beautyboxbristol.co.uk.

To make an appointment, visit either salon, where you will receive a warm welcome, or telephone 0117 9507080 (Westbury on Trym) or 0117 3297005 (Clifton Down).

“We offer a nice selection of treatments, including OPI manicure and pedicure, Dermalogica facials, Biosculpture gel nails, waxing, IPL hair removal and skin rejuvenation and microdermabrasion. A particular personal grooming service we offer is intimate waxing for ladies and gentlemen. This is is an advanced technique that requires additional training and experience. Eyebrow and facial threading, a traditional depilation technique from India and the Middle East are two more of our specialist services” Visitors to both salons, in Westbury on Trym high street and a larger building at Clifton Down Shopping Centre, are always assured of a warm and friendly welcome from the therapists who are all fully qualified to provide a professional and personalised service that is designed to meet every individual need. “We want your visit to be enjoyable and memorable,” states Julia. “All our clients are extremely important to us and we pride ourselves on

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Spiezia Organics, the original award-winning 100% organic skin care company based in Cornwall will launch a 100% Organic Cuticle Oil in September. The Cuticle Oil will be the 36th addition to the ever-growing range, complementing the existing Spa and Body products. This luxurious and rich oil for nails is a carefully formulated blend of extra virgin olive oil, calendula, and lavender which took several months to create. The ingredients were specifically selected to promote strong, healthy nails and cuticles: • Extra virgin olive oil, full of essential fatty acids that deeply hydrate the nails and nail beds while moisturising the skin. • Soothing organic Calendula and lavender to heal any little cuts or sores in and around the nails, and Sweet orange, keeping the nails clean with its antiseptic and anti-bacterial qualities. • Comfrey, renowned for it’s healing properties to calm sores and fight infection and St. John’s Wort, which has highly effective astringent and analgesic properties to ease any tissue damage on the hands and feet. Amanda Barlow, Managing Director of Spiezia said “Throughout 2010 and 2011, Spiezia Organics has grown its position within the Spa market and has achieved positioning in a number of prestigious spas throughout the UK and Ireland with further plans to supply its full range of 100% organic skin care internationally. “The launch of Spiezia’s 100% Organic Cuticle Oil will further the expansion of our already impressive treatment menu to include specially designed manicure and pedicure treatments.” Spiezia already have 17 Spiezia signature treatments developed by Spiezia’s Spa team using the hand-made product range with now over 100 spas across the UK utilising Spiezia in their treatments. Spiezia Organics, was founded by Dr Mariano Spiezia in 1999 but after Amanda invested in the company in 2002 it grew from a cottage industry to an internationally recognised brand – winning awards and praise for spreading the word about the benefits of 100% organic, chemical free skin care as well as for its ethical approach to business.

well deserving of the Soil Association accreditation across 100% of the range - the first organic skin care range to do so. Its green approach continues right through to the packaging, which has already won design awards. All the bottles and jars are made from recycled glass, all the cardboard sleeves are recycled and all the lids are recyclable aluminium. “All the Spiezia Organics products are made with great care and passion, using where possible the highest quality, 100% certified organic food grade ingredients,” says Amanda. “These products, made from herbs, flowers and oils, will detoxify and then safely and naturally balance, moisturise and revitalise the skin. “Choose to use these products and you will care for yourself, your health and the environment the way nature intended.”

Spiezia’s 100% Organic Cuticle Oil will be launched at the Soil Association Food Festival in Bristol on 3rd September and will be available to purchase from September at www.spieziaorganics.com, RRP £20.50, 30ml.

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Her designs, offering a whole new way to wear jewellery, are already proving a hit, not just with professional women who require a smart wardrobe on a daily basis, but with male buyers too, delighted at having found the perfect gift for their partners. Now about to mark its first year in business with orders already coming from as far as Moscow and New York and Rachel in discussions to team up with a popular shirt manufacturer, the prospects for Lady in Links are looking as bright and sparkly as some of its stunning products.

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women - professional businesswomen need stylish accessories that are practical and appropriate for the office.” Supported by Women Do Business, a service for Devon women who own a business or who are interested in starting a company, and Business Link, she underwent training on website design, social media and marketing before launching Lady in Links last July. The collection includes a number of designs unique to Lady in Links, covering different styles, materials - crystals, sterling silver, freshwater pearls and marcasite - and price bands, while the silver items are British-made. “I believe women are always looking for something new and exciting to wear,” says Rachel, who collected a Women Do Business Personal Development Award at a gala dinner last May. She uses only the finest materials and craftsmanship to design the pieces, and with prices ranging from £20 to mid £100s several pieces coming with matching earrings, it means customers can own stylish, quality jewellery at an affordable price. Combined with Lady in Links’s fast delivery, plush gift boxes, high attention to detail, and personal customer service, it’s no wonder demand for Rachel’s designs is hotter than ever. “I hope to design and introduce a collection of stylish women’s cuffed shirts to compliment the cufflinks as I am always being asked about shirts and I’m in discussions with a company to potentially partner with this” says Rachel. “I have also recently been incredibly fortunate to receive the support of a business mentor, and we are working on my Christmas campaign - which is very exciting!”

To see and order from Rachel’s collection, go to www.ladies-cufflinks.com. You can also follow on Facebook and Twitter. To make an enquiry telephone 0845 6048 162 or email thecufflinklady@ladyinlinks.com

Rachel’s designs offer a fresh take on the idea of lady cufflinks type those words into Google and you’ll pretty much get a list of designs featuring ladies AS cufflinks, all aimed at the male market. "I always wondered why it was only men who were allowed to wear cufflinks,” muses the 25 year-old whose love of cufflinks stems from her late father who founded a men's cufflink company in the 1980s. “With my background and ambition to design jewellery and run my own business, I decided to create a cufflink collection for

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It ’s Cool to be an Old Bag In 2005 Sally Hurst was sitting on a beach in Devon, with her 5 children, surrounded by carrier bags, a scenario many mothers will recognise! She decided that what was needed was a strong, practical, fun beach bag, so she went home and designed one!

The Old Bag Company, The Old Bag Store, South Hams Business Park, Churchstow, Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 3QH Telephone: 01548 853444

With so many bag companies out there Sally wanted to be different, it was important that her products shouldn’t be just well designed they needed to be well made and affordable. Sally also wanted a name to emphasis the individuality of the company that would really stand out, so when her husband Nick came up with the name “The Old Bag Company”, it seemed ideal; the ranges are named after Sally’s four girls, son Will awaits the launch of a bag for the guys. Each bag has a label inside with a message from them giving the bags a unique personality. All the bags are made of canvas, light weight, waterproof inside and machine washable. They have lots of pockets inside and out,( designed by a woman, for a woman,) making them very organised practical Old Bags. Since the first range of beach bags Sally has designed a range of every day bags, leather handbags, baby-changing bags and accessories, to include hand made purses, beach towels and mugs. Sally’s bags have won awards and so has the company, Sally has been awarded Business Woman of The Year 2011 by The Women Do Business Programme, a fantastic accolade to the success of her business. Sally’s main route to market is through independent retailers of which she has over 400 countrywide, and includes The Eden Project, Fenwicks, RNLI, Condor Ferries, Lakeland, P&O Caribbean Cruise Ships, and Cunard Cruise Ships. Their web-site www.theoldbagcompany.com is rapidly becoming their major market place, with a thriving on-line brand and its own fan club with the slogan, “It’s Cool to be an Old Bag.”

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www.CHASEBARS.co.uk Chase Bars is a family run business which was started in the 1970s specialising in mobile bars. They provide bars for weddings, funerals, parties, barn dances, country shows, point to points, race days, in fact, you name it, and they’ll be there!

lager, real ales, spirits, liqueurs, Alco pops, wines, mixers, fruit juice, and soft drinks (special requests not a problem). For that special occasion, e.g. weddings, a full wine, sparkling wine and champagne list is available. They always bring plenty, so there’s no fear that your guests will go thirsty.

Mark and Wendy Hancock who own and run Chase Bars are a husband and wife team. They, and their lovely friendly team of staff, most of whom have worked for them for many years, and are always smart and professional, take great care to make sure that everything is just right for every event and function that they attend, from ensuring that the ale is served perfectly at the big shows, to matching the colours of the bar flowers to the colour scheme of a wedding. They provide the bars at many shows and events in the South such as Sherborne Castle Country Fair and Dorset County Show in addition to many point to point and motorbike racing events. The main part of their business is weddings, they will come to your hall, marquee or other venue, and set up a full bar, serving a full range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, including draft

The Largest Independent Wholesaler on the South Coast of England Tel: 01202 684111 Email: sales@comaxuk.com Web: www.comaxuk.com

Chase Bars work closely with a number of local marquee hire and catering companies so if you wish they can organise everything, as well as the bar, to ensure that the big day goes off smoothly with the minimum of fuss for the bride and groom. They can provide the equipment or run a complete bar service for any function or special occasion. You will find that their prices are very competitive. Their bar prices fall somewhere between social club and pub prices, and they are able to arrange a Liquor Licence.

Telephone Mark or Wendy on 01725 517264, to discuss your requirements and for a competitive quote. Their website is www.chasebars.co.uk.

Brewing finest ale Our five draught ales win awards. Beer drinkers love them. They love the distinctive tastes and delicious character. The refreshing, thirst-quenching qualities of Palmers’ traditional ales. The original Old Brewery at Bridport in Dorset is where we still work to traditional methods, with the finest ingredients. These methods have built our reputation over the past 200 years. Today, we skilfully add new technologies, to create five quality ales for the 21st century.

“Best wishes with your plans for the future from all of us at Chris Charlton Ltd”

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The West Somerset Railway is a twenty mile stretch of heritage railway, heading from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard, making it the longest standard gauge heritage railway The railway, a true country branch line of the old Great Western Railway is full of fascination whether you are looking for a nostalgic ride back in time through lovely countryside or to study the railway and industrial heritage which the line preserves. The historic steam locomotives, coaches and wagons, and the buildings of ten unique stations linked by a twenty mile scenic journey will repay hours of exploration. The surrounding countryside is as varied as it is beautiful. The gently rolling Quantock hills and distant Exmoor, unspoilt villages and farms nestling in leafy lanes, the cliffs and coast of the Bristol Channel with views of distant South-Wales, confident Church Towers, Dunster's imposing Castle and Minehead's seaside charm are all waiting to be discovered.

Passengers in wheelchairs can be accommodated on the trains. Please let the railway know as space is limited, in order to book your seats in advance on 01643 700384. There is a buffet car on most of the trains selling a variety of light refreshments, many of which are locally produced.

Among the events taking place over the spring and summer months there are Mystery Tours, where you leave the train to travel on a classic blue coach, Murder Mystery Evenings, which include a light supper with a glass of wine; a Day Out with Thomas, Cheese and Cider specials, Cream and Steam, a Traction Engine Day, and many others.

Visit the web site for more details www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk or telephone 01643 704996 There are toilets on each train. Disabled persons accessible toilets are available at Bishops Lydeard, Crowcombe Heathfield, Stogumber, Watchet and Minehead stations.

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Aerosaurus Balloons Aerosaurus Balloons Ltd is flying high over the South West of England providing champagne hot air balloon rides over some of the most beautiful scenery in England. Flying from a selection of hand picked sites in Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Cornwall and Wiltshire all flights are for an hour and include champagne. The whole experience lasts 3 – 4 hours, from the initial excitement of watching the balloon being inflated to touch down. Aerosaurus Balloons is the largest West Country Hot Air Balloon flight operator, and with 23 years experience in this industry you are in the safe hands of the owners, the Street family, Aurthur, Rosemary and Charlie, two of whom are fully qualified Commercial Balloon Pilots. Over the years the company has flown over 70,000 passengers of all ages and types. A flight in a hot air balloon consistently rates among the top ten things people have always wanted to do, and Aerosaurus Balloons has a wide range of gift suggestions to fulfil the dreams of your friends and family, including an in-flight photo as a memento. From an exclusive two person flight in one of their smaller balloons, lovely for a marriage proposal, or for the bride and groom to “go away” after their wedding reception, to one of the larger balloons to carry a family party, or group of friends, Aerosaurus Balloons can cater for any occasion. Corporate hospitality is an important part of their business; a hot air balloon flight is a wonderful way to entertain clients, reward employees and add a real “Wow” factor to any campaign. With multiple balloons of varying sizes, they can provide exclusive tailored flights, team building experiences and mass balloon launches for up to 100 of your guests at one time. You can even have your name on the balloon!

Although the major part of the business is their regular scheduled dawn and dusk flights, popular with locals and visitors, Aerosaurus Balloons is regularly called upon for film work, both for the crews, flying cameramen and for photo shoots. Their membership of Balloons Over Britain means that they can offer customers the opportunity to fly in areas outside the South West, all over the UK. Recently Aerosaurus Balloons organised the Tiverton Balloon Festival, which was visited by over 12,000 people, during the two days. More than 50 balloons took to the skies on the evening of Friday the 20th and morning of the 21st and there was also an evening hot air balloon “Night Glow” where 14 balloons gave a display choreographed to music. Further events were planned for the Sunday but unfortunately, gale force winds in the area caused these to be cancelled. Despite this disappointment, the event was very successful and raised over £10,000 for the nominated charities, BBC Radio Devon Air Ambulance Appeal and Exeter Leukaemia Fund. Aerosaurus Balloons is also involved in the annual West Country Balloon Fiesta in Devon, and has recently won a bid for the Balloon Event Management of Northern Ireland’s biggest ever ballooning festival to be held in August this year just outside Belfast.

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banshee events SOMETIMES it’s just the cupcake served up during the break that makes a difference - but Banshee Events knows it’s the small details that make a big impact.

With the Banshee Events flair for creativity and attention to the tiniest detail, every event is memorable, even for those with tight budgets.

The company’s eye for detail and boundless creativity ensures customers return again and again, be it for a team building event, a corporate day, product launch or a private gathering. They know Banshee Events will organise something special.

“The small details make an event special,” says Amanda. “For example, if it’s a team-building event it might be prizes at the end of the day or cupcakes at break time. All these little things make a big difference to the people that are taking part.”

Owners Tony and Amanda Quinn bring a combined 30 years’ event planning to everything they do and every one of their project reflects that wealth of expertise. We can help to make any event go without a hitch, to budget and with style and finesse,” says Amanda.

“When budgets are cut they are the first to go and one of the talents we’ve developed is devising ways of making people still feel they’re part of a special day while saving money. We’ve put a lot of effort into providing this kind of service.”

“We don’t do “boxes on the shelf-type packages, that’s not how we work at all. “We work with customers to find out exactly what their objectives are and deliver exactly what they’re requesting, rather than fit them in to a selection of supplied packages. “That’s what keeps people coming back. About 80% of our business is repeat business because customers know we can come up with something different for the next time based on what we already know about them, what their internal culture’s like, their budget and how they like to do business.” Tony and Amanda launched Banshee Events in 2005 and the company’s success has seen it become a force to be reckoned with on the events planning scene. Based at Winterbourne Stoke, near Salisbury, and with two members of staff and an army of trusted freelancers, Banshee Events is responsible for a wealth of functions taking place across the country, from Birmingham to Cornwall. Most recently it completed a project with London communications agency, Imagination, to devise and deliver a series of roadshows around the country for Mazda UK, while other clients include Waitrose, Barclays, the Crown Prosecution Service, Business Link and many other SMEs and private individuals. “We offer a personal, hands-on ideas and production service, providing full end-to-end management of an event or we can produce individual elements while working closely with other providers or in-house teams to ensure a seamless match,” says Amanda.

Networking events, conferences, exhibitions, award ceremonies, private and corporate parties, product launches, team building, hospitality, international events, incentives, public events, charity events, strategy days plus a wedding or few Banshee Events makes them all unique. “We do event management because we love it and believe this shows through in the final event,” says Amanda. “Let us take the strain, so you can sit back and be a guest at your own event.”

Visit www.bansheeevents.com, telephone 01980 621254 or email amanda@bansheeevents.com

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The friendly, approachable face of PR, Debbie Manners, has won her first award. The award, from Women Do Business, is for “Best Growing Business, 2011” for her company ND Media. Debbie worked for the BBC for 15 years, including Radio 4, working as a Senior Producer in the main Radio Newsroom in London, and subsequently as a freelance reporter for programmes including Farming Today and Woman’s Hour. She has experience at all levels of BBC Radio journalism, Debbie has also worked in BBC regional television and for a wide range of magazines and publications. She started her own business by working freelance, offering PR to small companies, in the form of press releases, newsletters, editorials, leaflets, and flyers. Her goal was to offer affordable, accessible and jargon free PR to the type of small North Devon business that might be tentative about employing a large PR company. As the business grew, Debbie realised that it was time to give her business a name and in 2008 N D Media (short for North Devon Media) came of age. N D Media is proud of its reputation for honesty and integrity, if Debbie feels that the client’s idea won’t work, she will say so, and tactfully suggest an alternative. She will then encourage her clients to look at their business in a different way and to think about what they are doing that could be newsworthy, and how they could use that to promote their business. As a result N D Media has a very high success rate of getting press releases published by newspapers – about 80%. Debbie is especially proud that almost all her PR clients have stayed with her from the start of their association, and continue to use her services. Her client base is as varied as her approach; she deals with a wide range of small local businesses, many of whom have come to her via personal recommendation, including providers of holiday accommodation, retailers, complementary health, interiors, gardens, estate agents, etc. ( ! $*# (, !! +$#

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4216:Taunton CC 19/08/2011 12:14 Page 73

Centre wins gold in Green Award In April 2011The Taunton Conference Centre based at Somerset College, Taunton, won the coveted Gold Green Tourism Award – the top level in the national scheme to promote sustainability and green issues within tourism. It was awarded by the Green Tourism Business Scheme, validated by the tourism body Visit Britain and assessed against rigorous criteria ranging from energy and water efficiency to waste management and more. “We are thrilled, especially as the gold award is very difficult to achieve and we won it first time,” said Conference Manager Sam McIntyre. “We have worked hard to ensure we’re sustainable by analysing all processes from recycling policies to the food we use, from using renewable energy and reducing our carbon emissions to sourcing local food and supporting the local economy.” The Taunton Conference Centre includes two venues, the main Conference Centre and the unique Genesis Centre. This is a renewable energy training centre for the South West, a light and spacious environment that also demonstrates sustainable construction such as cob, straw and earth materials. The Centre offers up to seven flexible meeting rooms to hire for meetings, exhibitions and banquets in a sustainably aware environment. The venues cater for numbers from 10 to 200, and include everything from a conference hall to small meeting rooms, locally sourced catering and state of the art technology.

held at Somerset College in Taunton. KEG aims to help businesses in the South West develop knowledge and expertise in sustainable construction and green technology and is funded by the South West European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and South West Regional Development Agency. The networking event was the first since the project was launched, to help companies interested in the green economy forge links with complementary members across the region. The facilities at the Taunton Conference Centre are suitable for any organisation which runs any type of event, from training to product launches. The Centre offers a professional service while retaining its own unique character, through the excellent personal service it provides. Conference facilities which carry such evident green credentials are becoming increasing relevant to major companies such as Clarks International and Nissan who have both held events at the Centre. The Taunton Conference Centre is launching its new website in 2011, in order to engage effectively with the corporate market.

Taunton Conference Centre Contact Name Sam McIntyre E-mail sam.mcintyre@somerset.ac.uk Phone: 01823 252 934 Mobile: 07515 462 280

The Conference and Enterprise Centre, as it was then known, opened for business in July 2003. Its aim was to provide the College and the local community with a valuable resource in the promotion of enterprise skills, link Higher Education students with local companies for work experience and research projects, and provides a venue to hold large group lectures, events and exhibitions. The Taunton Conference Centre has gone from being a College facility that has a large room in it that would be good for conferences to a conference centre in its own right that offers some of the best facilities in the South West. The Centre was the ideal venue for a meeting on May 19th when a group of West Country companies gathered at the Centre for the first network meeting of businesses involved in the £750,000 Knowledge Exchange at Genesis (KEG) project,

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With preparations almost complete for this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s South Wilts Business EXPO, the event is set to be the most memorable yet. Event organisers TWA have pulled out all the stops in their management of the EXPO to ensure that it celebrates the Chamberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s centenary in style, offering exhibitors and visitors with a unique networking opportunity to expand their businessâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; horizons. The theme of this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event is â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Grow your businessâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and visitors will have the opportunity to attend a number of inspirational talks and interactive workshops led by a specially selected group of experts from a range of different fields.

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