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14 Oct 2016Business Consultancy adds new team and office space

Business Consultancy, Ascentant Limited are proud to announce that due to growth, they have moved to larger premises and recruited a number of new employees and associates, providing a full comprehensive outsourced business support service for SMES.   Ascentant assist start-ups with business and financial planning, formation, property and IT infrastructure ... (click to read more)

18 Sep 2016Small Business Big Difference

Businesses and shoppers are being urged to think local as four local businesses gets behind this year’s Burton Small Business Saturday campaign by organising a free-to-attend conference at the Pirelli Stadium. Small Business Saturday was launched in 2013 and encourages shoppers to make a special effort to buy from local, independent ... (click to read more)

02 Jun 2016New Office - Derby

Ascent Accounts are moving...  We are taking on our first office space in Laurie House, Derby.  http://www.ascent-accounts.co.uk/#!offices/hch6r ... (click to read more)

13 Apr 2016Visdata opens new engineering facility at Burton HQ

    A Burton-based software solutions provider has opened a new engineering facility to create an environment which better supports its clients and enhances future product development.   With the launch of the new facility, Visdata is responding to the changing nature of manufacturing and the arrival of newer, more advanced equipment to ... (click to read more)

05 Apr 2016Would you like a social media apprentice to help your business?

Struggling to find time to keep your company’s social media up to date?   Finding it hard to plan social media campaigns?   No time to track analytics and monitor your competition?   Don’t yet use Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter for your business?   A Social Media and Digital Marketing Apprentice might be the answer.   Benefits of taking ... (click to read more)

05 Feb 2016Working women are invited to lunch

Working women are being invited to a special networking lunch by the Burton branch of a group that was recently praised by Chancellor George Osborne. The Burton group of the WiRE (Women in Rural Enterprise) organisation meets on the last Wednesday evening of each month at the Brewhouse arts centre ... (click to read more)

22 Jan 2016Emma Jones MBE - Joint Enterprise Nation event

Our second visit from Emma Jone MBE of Enterprise Nation was well received. Photos from the event below.... ... (click to read more)

04 Jan 2016New website for web designer

After delivering lots of new websites over the last few years - at last we've managed to launch our own new website! Peter Bourne Communications provide web design, development and search engine optimisation to businesses across the Midlands. We specialise in membership-based websites but help all sorts of businesses, organisations ... (click to read more)

16 Nov 2015Only the beginning for multi-award winning Visdata

It’s been an exciting two years for expanding IT firm, Visdata, and with a number of awards under its belt and a growing team at its Burton-based head office, the company’s success is showing no signs of slowing down. Just twelve months ago, the business won the Burton Mail’s Most ... (click to read more)

07 Nov 2015St. Wystan's School and Nursery Open Morning

Our next Open Morning is on Saturday 7th November 2015, 10.30am to 12.30pm. Come and meet the fabulous staff and children. Enjoy a tour of the amazing classrooms and find out about the opportunities your child could experience. Everyone welcome, no appointment necessary! If you can't come to the ... (click to read more)

30 Sep 2015The art of storytelling

Our brains are hard-wired to respond to stories. That's why a story is more memorable than a string of facts. As a business or organisation, you can put yourself in the front of the minds of the people you want to reach and influence by telling them a story. That's where I ... (click to read more)

24 Sep 2015How Burton Business helps Reduce Stock

Watch this Video how a Burton based software business has helped a UK manufacturer drive down stocks and increase productivity.    ... (click to read more)

22 Sep 2015Are you preparing for Small Business Saturday 2015?

Four Local Businesses offer a FREE GUIDE to help boost sales! The UK will celebrate Small Business Saturday on 5th December and four Burton businesses are sharing their expertise for the second year running to help local companies put Burton firmly on the map as part of this popular national ... (click to read more)

18 Sep 2015Photos from September's meeting

Remembering the Golden Rule- “You have to Give Business to Get Business.” - September's club meeting was all about networking.... or at least giving our members and visitors the opportunity to pitch their business to the rest of the room. Here are some photos from the event. ... (click to read more)

11 Sep 2015Stock photos with a difference

Have you considered stock photos for your marketing publicity or web site? You probably have, as they are cheap and easy to access.  The downside is that they are also easily accessible to anyone else on the planet who has internet access.  Here's an idea - bespoke stock! Images that are ... (click to read more)

09 Sep 2015SmallBiz100 success for Elaine

A former newspaper journalist, celebrating five years of running her own freelance writing and consultancy company in Burton, has been named among the 100 small businesses to be celebrated by Small Business Saturday, the UK’s dedicated day for small businesses on December 5th. Elaine Pritchard set up Caittom Publishing Limited ... (click to read more)

14 Aug 2015August Social - Tower Brewery - Photos

Another fantastic Burton Business Club event was held in August. This is the traditional time for one of our socials - and this year was no different with a trip to the Tower Brewery. Food was provided by Datties Soulfood, the best Caribbean caterers in the region. Images below... (all ... (click to read more)

14 Aug 2015Leadership Course

Do you employ people? Do you want to know more about leadership? Do you want to improve business results? Do you want highly enthusiastic, committed and engaged people in your team? Do you want to know how to help people in your team  develop and be the best they can be? If so, then ... (click to read more)

04 Aug 2015GROWING BURTON BUSINESS TAPS INTO REGION’S EMERGING TALENT POOL TO SECURE FUTURE SUCCESS

  A specialist software solutions provider has taken on a trio of ‘exciting young business people’ to help develop its range of specialised products as it continues to plan for further growth Burton-based Visdata Ltd has recruited apprentice Tom Elton, and graduates Vimbai Mandere and Manisha Dey, a move which it ... (click to read more)

25 Jun 2015Let's Do Business

At Let’s Do Business you will be able to book a complimentary workshop on one of the following topics – Implementing an effective marketing strategy A marketing plan is an essential tool for any growing business.  It provides direction for marketing activities to support your overall business objectives.  Are you finding it ... (click to read more)

12 Jun 2015Building Relationships is Important for Suppliers and Customers

Working together to prosper in business Two thriving Midlands businesses are championing the case for keeping it local by continuing to work together to support each other’s growth. For the past 20 years, Aldridge-based JL Float Ltd has been working with neighbouring software solutions provider Visdata to continually enhance its workflow ... (click to read more)

10 Jun 201550% off Initial Cleaning to members

You only get one chance to make a first impression!   Springs - a premium, quality Cleaning Service to Commercial, Industrial and Retail clients in the Midlands. Based in Burton upon Trent, we have over 28 years experience in customer service with experienced staff qualified to IOSH Health & Safety Certification. Our professional, uniformed staff are trained in ... (click to read more)

21 May 2015Are you making the most from your solar investment

Benefits of Cleaning Better still, let Springs clean them! Concerned about the drop in energy generated by solar panels installed at its Mountain View headquarters, Google questioned whether solar panels should be cleaned or not. It analysed the huge amount of data it had collected about energy production – after rain, ... (click to read more)

21 May 2015Record Contract Win for Burton IT Firm

A Staffordshire-based business has won a six-figure contract with FTSE 250 Company, Certas Energy UK. Visdata Ltd, a Software and Data Capture company based in Burton-On-Trent, has been appointed to install a new warehouse management software in the recently opened lubricants stock handling division of Certas Energy UK, in Kettering ... (click to read more)

24 Apr 2015St. Wystan's School and Nursery Open Morning 10.30am - 12.30pm

St. Wystan's School and Nursery invite you to visit our fabulous School and Nursery. Come and meet the staff and pupils, enjoy one of our personalised tours - no appointment necessary - everyone welcome!   High Street, Repton, Derby, DE65 6GE Telephone 01283 703258 head@stwystans.org.uk www.stwystans.org.uk ... (click to read more)

24 Apr 2015Working Open Morning 13th May 09.15am - 11.15am

St. Wystan's School and Nursery would like to invite you to our fabulous Working Open Morning on Wednesday 13th May, 09.15am - 11.15am. Come and meet the staff and pupils - no appointment necessary - everyone welcome! High Street, Repton, Derby, DE65 6GE. Telephone 01283 703258 head@stwystans.org.uk www.stwystans.org.uk   ... (click to read more)

22 Apr 2015Grow Your Sales With Less Effort

Time: 9:30 to 12:30 Location: 2nd Floor, 81 Market Street, Ashby de la Zouch, LE65 1AH Cost: Complimentery entry for Business Owners MD's How do I register? Call Peter Jones on 0845 8400 101. Whats it all about? Times are tough, yet some businesses are enjoying their best ever year. So what separates those ... (click to read more)

07 Apr 2015Time Management Workshop

Wednesday, 20th May 2015 - "Managing Time" Are you………….. Struggling to find time to work on your business? Finding your days too long ? Missing deadlines? Not sure which job to do first? Come and learn about: · The challenges of managing time! · What makes us behave as we do when planning, organizing and getting things done. · What steals ... (click to read more)

07 Apr 2015Principles of Presenting Workshop

Thursday, 16th July 2015 - "Principles of Presenting" Do you want to plan and  prepare presentations that get your message across? Do you want to feel confident when presenting? Do you know how to gain and keep the attention of an audience?  Well help is here! Come and learn about: · What makes a great presentation · How ... (click to read more)

01 Apr 2015March - Sheila McMahon - photos

Our meetings are always well attended - with inspirational, entertaining and informing talks. Here are a selection of images from our March meeting: ... (click to read more)

30 Mar 2015Stress and its Association with Muscular Pain

The majority of people that I treat suffer from acute or chronic muscular pain. Most are unsure as to the cause of their pain and surprisingly they have been suffering with it for weeks, months, even years! It could be down to posture, a job with lots of repetitive ... (click to read more)

07 Mar 2015New responsive website improves Primary School communications

Whether you are a business, school or charity - a professionally designed website is essential in this digital era. A website needs to differentiate your organisation from others in your marketplace. Schools like any other organisation need to market themselves - appealing to a range of audiences. Making themselves attractive ... (click to read more)

01 Mar 2015February meeting - Steve Tallett

Another excellent Club meeting - this time member Steve Tallett from Crescent Motors: ... (click to read more)

25 Feb 2015Productivity Tips for Burton Manufacturers (white paper)

Identifying and analysing the critical success factors for manufacturing efficiency — for sustainable, on-time and in-full results.   Introduction Despite having been mined extensively for efficiency savings over previous decades, the manufacturing sector continues to face the same old challenge. Since competitors in a mature landscape use price as a tool for winning market share, and ... (click to read more)

20 Feb 2015Tired of accepting mediocrity from your BDM's?

ARE YOU TIRED OF ACCEPTING MEDIOCRITY FROM YOUR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT TEAM? Times are tough, yet some businesses are enjoying their best ever year. So what separates those that prosper from the many that struggle? And what can they teach your business about achieving your own sales breakthrough?     If you’re ... (click to read more)

20 Feb 2015New Website, New Offer - 50% OFF

With the release of the AVP website coming next week (Monday 23rd), we want to celebrate and help your business with a fantastic offer of 50% OFF our selected video marketing package. Take a look at this short trailer that gives you all the details about this unbeatable offer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYt0tn4EnKI Your business ... (click to read more)

09 Feb 2015Think Yourself To Success in Five Easy Steps

January's meeting of the Burton women's networking group WiRE was a lively evening with 28 working women attending its first meeting at its NEW venue, the Brewhouse Arts Centre in Burton town centre. Accountant Anna Goodwin talked about how and why she published her own book, 'Accountants Don't Bite', and spoke about ... (click to read more)

01 Feb 2015January - John Dabrowski - photos

Our meetings are always well attended - with inspirational, entertaining and informing talks. Here are a selection of images from our January meeting: ... (click to read more)

28 Jan 2015Time Management Course - 10th March 2015

Are you………….. Struggling to find time to work on your business? Finding your days too long and busy? Missing deadlines? Not sure which job to do first?   Come and learn about: The challenges of managing time! What makes us behave as we do when planning, organizing and getting things done. What steals your time Ways of planning, prioritising ... (click to read more)

23 Jan 2015Client Full of Praise for Visdata System

FRANK ALLART BOOSTS SHOPLFOOR EFFICIENCY WITH NEW DATA CAPTURE SOLUTION     A Birmingham-based manufacturing company has improved its processes, shortened its' lead times and boosted shop floor efficiency following an investment in a state-of-the-art data capture system. A reduction in manufacturing batch sizes led architectural ironmongery firm, Frank Allart Ltd, to reassess ... (click to read more)

07 Jan 2015Early Years Open Morning

"Visit our Nursery....." Saturday 7th February 2015 10.30am to 12.30pm We invite you to join us at our Early Years Open Morning.   You can have a personal tour of our fantastic setting and facilities for pupils aged 2 and a half to 5 years old.   You will have the opportunity to talk to our ... (click to read more)

05 Jan 2015Burton WiRE has a new home for 2015

It is 'new year - new start' for the Burton-on-Trent WiRE women's business networking group, which is moving to a new home AND a new monthly time slot. Starting this month, the group - run by Burton Business Club member Elaine Pritchard along with Alison Bradley and Lorraine Holden - ... (click to read more)

15 Dec 2014The more things change, the more they stay the same

It hardly needs to be said that technology has revolutionised manufacturing over the last 30 years, both in production and in decision-support. In that time, we’ve walked thousands of factory floors: improving our clients’ throughput, reducing their bottlenecks, and helping them grow. And yet we continue to see the same ... (click to read more)

01 Dec 2014London Trip - November 2014

Some images from our visit to the Small Business SHow and Houses of Parliament - where we met local MP Andrew Griffiths: ... (click to read more)

17 Nov 2014The Countdown to Small Business Saturday begins....

FOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES OFFER A FREE GUIDE AND SURGERY TO BOOST TRADE IN BURTON The UK will celebrate Small Business Saturday on 6th December and as the countdown begins the team behind Burton Small Business will share their expertise to help local companies put Burton on the map as part ... (click to read more)

13 Nov 2014Visdata Customers Happy with our Service

One of Visdata's major clients Regent Engineering have been happy to showcase and promote our services. They believe the software gives them a competitive edge over other manufacturers as they strive for excellence. Regent Engineering based in Walsall have always looked to utilise technology and streamline operations and we have been working ... (click to read more)

12 Nov 2014A Community Coming Together

  Last week we unlocked the gates at Pirelli and welcomed people to the 2014 YMCA Sleepout and again we were humbled by the generosity and support offered by local people. Today is #HousingDay and we want to tell you how your support and donations support those most vulnerable in ... (click to read more)

06 Nov 2014Burton Business Club lights up the business world with a sparkling November event

Burton Business Club has organised a major networking event that will help local businesses fire up their ambitions and rocket to new heights of success. The long-established club is bringing celebrated entrepreneur Emma Jones MBE to Burton to speak to an audience of up to 100 local businesses on Tuesday ... (click to read more)

04 Nov 2014Research & Development Tax Credits: It’s NOT just about Blue Sky Research

  Research & Development Tax Credits: This initiative enables companies of all sizes to claim back a proportion of their Corporation Tax, based on expenditure that can clearly be associated with Research and Development projects within the Business. Many companies struggle with the concept of this, having a clear view that ... (click to read more)

01 Nov 2014Club celebrates success in 2014 Burton Mail awards

Ian Page, Chairman of Burton Business Club, has congratulated two of its members - The Chartwell Practice and Visdata - for their success in the recent Burton Mail Business Awards. Ian said: "Their achievement - and that of our other members who entered the awards - is testament to the ... (click to read more)

31 Oct 2014Club members donate to Burton YMCA

At October's meeting Burton Business Club presented Burton YMCA with a cheque for £156.50. This was collected from members by way of the Eventbrite booking system we use for each meeting booking. Members are asked to give a voluntary donation to Burton YMCA as part of the process. This cheque ... (click to read more)

25 Oct 2014Top Rated Independent Financial Adviser 2014

Swadlincote based adviser, Mark Johnson has been recognised as a Top Rated Independent Financial Adviser 2014, this follows Mark receiving the Top Rated IFA Spring 2014 Award earlier this year. Mark’s Award was officially announced by VouchedFor in The Times on Saturday 25th October 2014  Being Top Rated signifies that Mark from Integritas Financial ... (click to read more)

23 Oct 2014Burton Mail Business Awards Win

Visdata in Barton Under Needwood have been voted Most Promising New Business at the Burton Mail Business Awards 2014. The judges felt that the innovative products and track record of delivering growth and competitive advantage to there clients made them stand out from their competitors. Visdata M.D. Matthew Benfield was pleased ... (click to read more)

14 Oct 2014Running a business? It's a lot like learning to run

Challenging yourself to learn something new, or different, is usually a good thing. I've sadly been unable to get to recent Burton Business Club meetings because Tuesday nights have seen me down at the Brewhouse Arts Centre in Burton, learning dance choreography and rehearsing my role as 'Miss Babs' in ... (click to read more)

14 Oct 2014We want to hear about Manufacturing Problems

Visdata pride themselves on delivering solutions to resolve every day manufacturing problems.  With a vast experience and a range of software/data capture products designed to help manufacturers, Visdata are calling out to all manufacturers to challenge them to deliver a solution that will heal the every day pains of manufacturing.   After successsfully helping hundreds ... (click to read more)

12 Oct 2014Burton theatre company gets a real lift from Acorn

Hapless cleaning lady 'Mrs Overall', a character created by comedienne Victoria Wood for her spoof TV soap opera Acorn Antiques, is heading for Burton's Brewhouse arts centre as Little Theatre Company stages Acorn Antiques The Musical! next month. You can look forward to seeing Mrs Overall - a role made ... (click to read more)

10 Oct 2014Are you prepared for Small Business Saturday?

Four Local Businesses launch a FREE GUIDE to help you get ready! The UK will celebrate Small Business Saturday on 6th December and four Burton businesses are sharing their expertise to help local companies put Burton on the map as part of this national event. The team has launched a new ... (click to read more)

08 Oct 2014St. Wystan's School and Nursery Open Morning

St. Wystan's School and Nursery, High Street, Repton DE65 6GE   would like to invite you to our Open Morning on Saturday 8th November, 10.30am to 12.30pm. Enjoy a tour round our school and see the excellent facilities available for ICT, Art, Music and PE in our wonderful classrooms. Our class sizes are a maximum of 18 ... (click to read more)

22 Sep 2014Looking for more fun and financial freedom in your business?

Are you a woman business owner looking to attract new clients, increase cashflow and build more fun, flexibility and financial freedom into your business? Burton's Women in Rural Enterprise networking group (WiRE), is delighted to announce that guest speaker at our October meeting will be business coach and mentor Victoria ... (click to read more)

19 Sep 2014Complimentary training session for 10 businesses!

Up until the end of October 2014 Skylark Training & Development Ltd is offering an initial complimentary session worth £300 for 10 businesses. This session will be designed to help identify specific learning and development needs within the team or business, as well as the opportunity to experience the ... (click to read more)

11 Sep 2014Manufacturers Offer Must See

0% INTEREST FREE SOFTWARE FOR MANUFACTURERS   Visdata are trying to corner the market on Software for Batch to Order manufacturers in the UK, with a perfect fit solution for this industry and already a large chunk of the market secured, Visdata are now reaaching out to remaining businesses and beleive their is ... (click to read more)

02 Sep 20145 Tips for Writing Email Subject Lines That Get Opened

Email subject lines are soooooo important!  A poor subject line can mean that your email never gets opened and never gets read. An email that never gets read can’t help you to make a sale, or build your brand with a potential customer, or tempt that new diner to ... (click to read more)

27 Aug 2014HALF PRICE Past Life Regression Hypnosis

During September I am offering Past Life Regressions in your own home at half price. This still includes the FREE DVD of the session and is valid if you are within 50 miles of Cannock, Staffordshire. Please contact me if you are further than 50 miles away from Cannock and I can work out ... (click to read more)

27 Aug 2014Networking at the Kandy Factory, Burton Market Hall

On Thursday 18th September, from 10.30am please pop in to the Kandy Factory, Burton Market Hall. We are asking all local networking groups, local businesses, sole traders, start ups and stallholders to join us to support the local traders and boost awareness of the newly refurbished Burton Market Hall. ... (click to read more)

27 Aug 2014Feel Fab! at the Octagon Centre

On Saturday 6th September, please pop along to the Octagon Shopping Centre in Burton On Trent from 10-4.00pm. It's our third visit to the Octagon centre this year. Lots of local additional stallholders (and many Burton Business Club members)selling their great products and services not found on the High ... (click to read more)

26 Aug 20146 Ways to Build a Profitable Relationship with Your Email List

Email marketing is the #1 way to build profitable relationships with your customers. By making email marketing your top marketing priority, you’ll be able to cash in on relationships that are infinitely more intimate than those cultivated on social media. After all, receiving a personal email in your inbox is a ... (click to read more)

24 Aug 2014Fun Quiz Night with Little Theatre Company

Fancy pitting your wits against the members of Burton's Little Theatre Company? The group - which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year - is hosting a quiz night with questions penned by Burton Business Club member (and LTC voluntary company secretary) Elaine Pritchard. There is still a chance for teams of ... (click to read more)

21 Aug 2014BIG Business Lunch + Mini Masterclass "3 Keys to Make Money via Social Media!"

The BIG Business Lunch + Mini Masterclass is back again in September and with a Mini Masterclass that is guaranteed to get your Business Growing! Join us on Thursday 11 September, 11.00am - 1.00pm in Derby! Not only will we have some great businesses networking and connecting and expanding their Business ... (click to read more)

21 Aug 2014Social Media Bootcamps!

Have you ever been to a workshop, listened, learned and noted points for action and then go away and nothing has changed in your Business because the phone rang, the emails pinged and you didnt get implementing a thing? Well, we know that feeling and we know it happens because ... (click to read more)

21 Aug 2014Walk a Mile in Their Shoes..

On average a homeless person walks 3-5 miles a day in search of food, shelter, water and assistance. The Sleepwalk is 5KM (so 3 and a bit mile) walk around Swadlincote and is in no way attempting to replicate life on the streets but is just a taste of ... (click to read more)

21 Aug 2014Celebrating 75 Years

This September East Staffordshire Citizens Advice Bureau is celebrating the 75th birthday of the Citizens Advice service with friends, family and colleagues at the home of Burton Albion, Pirelli Stadium. We will be hosting a free networking breakfast 8.30-10am on Friday 19th September with key note speeches from:  Andrew Griffiths MP, President ... (click to read more)

18 Aug 2014Women's networking group is back to business

After an enjoyable afternoon summer social at the Willow Tree Tearooms, at the marina in Willington, it's back to business in September for women's networking group Burton WiRE. The not-for-profit support group for working women returns to its usual venue - 107 Station Street, Burton-on-Trent - on Wednesday September 10 ... (click to read more)

31 Jul 2014Are you tired of accepting mediocrity from your sales team?

Times are tough, yet some businesses are enjoying their best ever year. So what separates those that prosper from the many that struggle? And what can they teach your business about achieving your own sales breakthrough? If you’re a business owner or MD who believes your company can do better, ... (click to read more)

30 Jul 2014Advanced Communication Skills Workshop

Are you frustrated with others NOT getting your message or seeing your point? Or Wondering why some people LOVE you instantly, and others do not? Are you maximising your conversations at EVERY networking event? are you tired of GUESSING how to connect with others quickly? If you could learn to better read ... (click to read more)

29 Jul 2014Can you cold call with confidence?

Can you cold call with confidence? Why Book This Course:                         Do you put off making that call? Do you follow up your mailshots? Would you prefer to do anything but pick up the phone?   This course will: Make you confident in promoting your business on the phone. Give you an understanding of the language needed to ... (click to read more)

16 Jul 2014Afternoon Tea Anyone?

We are holding a fundraising afternoon tea at Langans Tea Rooms on Sunday 31st August 3-5pm.  Tickets cost £15, which include a fabulous afternoon tea with homemade cakes and entertainment provided by the soulful singer Kate Copeland. The event is primarily aimed at ladies and we'd like to invite you and ... (click to read more)

09 Jul 2014"Coolest" Cloud Based ERP System Comes to Burton

Following a meeting with the former Vice President of Microsoft and now chief executive of a rapidly growing world wide ERP company, Visdata director Matt Benfield has comitted to rolling out and supporting the next generation of ERP systems here in the UK.  The Cloud based technologies allows businesses ... (click to read more)

30 Jun 2014Get business leads with Twitter!

Due to popular demand, I will be running a twitter strategy workshop on 30th June in Ashby de la Zouch. Normal price is £67 but for bookings by 30th May its only £40. You will learn: Profile review and improvement where needed How you use twitter now and how to improve that Strategy ... (click to read more)

24 Jun 2014Author Anouska to speak to Burton businesswomen

Staffordshire author Anouska Knight will be guest speaker at the July meeting of Burton businesswomen's networking group WiRE. Anouska's life changed forever when she entered - and won - a competition to write a 'Racy Read' on ITV's Lorraine show last year. That first novel, Since You've Been Gone, sold more than ... (click to read more)

24 Jun 2014Visdata at Lets Do Business Show Uttoxeter

We will be at the Lets Do Business Show in Uttoxeter on 26th June, it will be a chance to see our SmartTime www.smarttime.co.uk product range. The SmartTime product is a shop floor data capture product for easily recording critical business performance data and presenting it in the most appropriate ... (click to read more)

17 Jun 2014Care 4 a cuppa@107 Station Street

you are invited to join The donna Louise Children's Hospice and 107 Station Street for a morning of networking while supporting and raising money for your local children's Hospice. please Join us on Tuesday 17th june between 11am-1pm for a special networking event where you can network with local businesses, ... (click to read more)

17 Jun 2014St Wystan's School - Repton Open Gardens

St Wystan’s School and Nursery on the High Street in Repton is opening its gates for the first time for Repton Open Gardens.   Step behind the iron railings and come and see what the pupils of St Wystan’s School and Nursery enjoy every day!   There are 2 playgrounds for ... (click to read more)

12 Jun 2014Hypnosis for Lupus FREE Group

  FREE Group Hypnosis Session for Lupus If you suffer from Lupus yourself or know someone that does please let them know about this group session. We would also be interested in hosting more of these sessions if anyone would like to offer a venue in Burton? On Tuesday 17th June 2014 between ... (click to read more)

12 Jun 2014Branding 'Hat-trick' Offer

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12 Jun 2014Dragons’ Den Star Selects Burton’s FCM Associates as Small Sunday Business Winner

Theo Paphitis, the star of the BBC’s Dragons’ Den, has selected local freelance PR & communications agency FCM Associates to be one this week’s winners of Small Business Sunday on Twitter. Small Business Sunday is a Twitter campaign set up by the former Dragon and serial entrepreneur as a way ... (click to read more)

07 Jun 2014Grand Reopening of Market Hall, Burton On Trent

  Feeling Fab! at the Grand Reopening of the Market Hall, Burton upon Trent  on Saturday 21st June       Saturday 21st June will be a fabulous occasion for Burton upon Trent as Feel Fab Events! team up with the organisors of The Grand Reopening of the Market Hall, following its £1.5m refurbishment..   For ... (click to read more)

04 Jun 2014HR Protected Launch Event

Join Us For Scrumptious Treats And a Fantastic Mystery Competition... To celebrate moving into our new offices, and to say a big thank you to all our amazing supporters, we're holding a launch event on Thursday 19th June 9am-6pm, and we'd love to see you there!  There's no set time or agenda, ... (click to read more)

01 Jun 2014Up Pompeii - live on stage

The June production by Burton's Little Theatre Company is a riotous comedy set in ancient Rome - Up Pompeii. Written by Miles Treddinick, specially for the stage, it is based on the TV sitcom characters created by Talbot Rothwell & Sid Colin. Whether or not you remember the BBC show that was ... (click to read more)

30 May 2014Five Reasons To Employ A Website Developer

Many people will know someone who is 'good with computers' - and sometimes small businesses think that using a keen amateur to build their website is a good way to save money. But people who tinker with technology and build websites as a hobby may not be the best fit ... (click to read more)

28 May 2014How To Know If Your Website Is Working For Your Business

It surprises us here at Webb2b that some people are prepared to spend money having a business website designed, developed and hosted - but can't really tell you whether it's working for them or not. Why not? Did they have a plan and objectives in place before their website launched? We would ... (click to read more)

20 May 2014Marketing YOU as your brand

Burton's WiRE networking group for working women - run by business club members Elaine Pritchard and Lorraine Holden, along with Alison Bradley - enjoyed another lively meeting in May. Guest speaker was West Midlands MEP Nikki Sinclaire, whose constituency includes Burton.  She talked about her life and work in the ... (click to read more)

19 May 2014First Love Burton Jelly event voted a resounding success by local businesses

he first ‘Love Burton Jelly’ day, bringing businesses together at a central location to work alongside each other – has been voted a resounding success by freelancers and small businesses. Almost 60 people attended the event at Burton’s Holiday Inn Express where they could take advantage of free wi-fi to ... (click to read more)

19 May 2014 Generating more sales through your e-commerce website

If you are selling online, are you sure you are doing everything you can to maximise sales and profit? To keep visitors on your website – and turn them into customers who make a purchase – you need to make the online shopping experience as easy and enjoyable for them ... (click to read more)

19 May 2014Is Your Website Past Its Use-By Date?

A website has an average shelf-life of two to three years. In our fast-moving world, there will be major changes within this timeframe – and your business is likely to have changed too. It’s important to your brand and image that your public-facing website keeps pace with changes in ... (click to read more)

19 May 2014How To Protect Your Business Website From Hackers

Most small businesses will be aware of the damage that hackers and cybercriminals can cause. We have all read news stories about companies and organisations finding that their customer databases have been accessed by hackers. We may know of companies whose websites have been infected by viruses that can lead ... (click to read more)

29 Apr 2014LoveBurtonJelly will end isolation for freelancers and small businesses

If you run a small business, or work as a freelance or a sole trader, one of the toughest things can be the feeling of isolation. Help is now on hand for Burton business people in that situation with the launch of a special day once a month when ... (click to read more)

26 Apr 2014London Marathon update FINISHER

Thanks to all that supported me during the London Marathon it was an amazing day, the support from the crowd and comaraderie with my fellow runners was amazing, something i will keep with me for a long time to come, i have the medal and finishers T shirt for my ... (click to read more)

21 Apr 2014Burton MEP to speak to businesswomen's group

Burton women's networking group WiRE is offering you the chance to meet Nikki Sinclaire, our local Member of the European Parliament, ahead of the 2014 European elections. Nikki is one of seven MEPs who represent the West Midlands and her area includes Burton-on-Trent. Nikki was elected as a UKIP MEP five ... (click to read more)

17 Apr 2014St Wystan's School Open Mornings

  Take the opportunity to see how great a school we are by joining us at our next Open Morning. On Saturday 17th May 2014 between 10.30am and 12.30pm the school will be open for visitors, giving a chance to see some Music and PE sessions in action. You will also be able to ... (click to read more)

14 Apr 2014Miss Saigon heads to Burton

This Easter, the legendary musical Miss Saigon is coming to Burton. Little Theatre Company (LTC) is delighted that its youth group is performing the school edition of the musical set against the backdrop of the Vietnam war.  Company Secretary Elaine Pritchard said: "Like the Les Miserables (School Edition), which our youth ... (click to read more)

07 Apr 2014Business growth from new website

Within days of a new website going live - Automobilia-UK were receiving new enquiries for their unique products. Automobilia-UK buy, sell and supply vintage petrol pumps, globes, signs and general automobilia to a range of customers. Their customers come from far and wide - film and TV production companies, collectors, ... (click to read more)

31 Mar 2014Feel Fab! look Fabulous! Ladies night ( and bar for men)

A Fab! Ladies night out!    Pamper, shop, relax, chat Hilton House Hotel, 1 Mill Lane, Derby, Hilton, Derby DE65 5GP Thursday 3rd April 7pm -10pm Feel Fab! Look Fabulous Events! Have gathered together over 20 small local businesses whose joint goal is to make you Feel and Look Fabulous! Take time out to ... (click to read more)

31 Mar 2014Feel Fab! Look Fabulous! Not Just Networking Burton

I am delighted to invite you to our next  Not Just Networking Burton! meeting. Date:    Tuesday 1st April 2014 Time:   10:30am - 12:30pm Venue: 107 Station Street, Burton-on-Trent DE14 1BZ  ( FREE PARKING!) Price:   £10 incl. tea/coffee    Last month was a vibrant affair with 28 people sampling Monica's wonderful Caribbean cuisine and enjoying a throughly relaxing hypnosis session by Steve Woods. ... (click to read more)

29 Mar 2014Storytelling a top trend in website design

This year you might have heard more people using the word 'storytelling' when it comes to promoting small businesses online. Lots of marketing companies talk about 'storytelling' as a way of winning the hearts and minds of prospective customers through persuasive words and images in print and online. But  storytelling is ... (click to read more)

24 Mar 2014Creating your first business website - what you need to know

Launching your own business is one of the most exciting things you can do. There'll be a long list of things on your 'to do' list such as choosing a business name, writing a business plan, getting finance in place, finding premises, ordering business cards, designing a logo and lots ... (click to read more)

23 Mar 2014LoveBurton project grows – to help local businesses

New developments from the people who created the popular #LoveBurton hour on Twitter are aimed at helping the town’s business community become more profitable and successful. The Twitter hour – where Burton companies and organisations ‘tweet’ about what they do between 8-9pm every Thursday – has already been joined by ... (click to read more)

18 Mar 2014Cheryl Finch to be April's WiRE speaker

Burton Business Club member Cheryl Finch will be guest speaker at the April meeting of the town's Women In Rural Enterprise (WiRE) networking group. Cheryl (pictured left), who runs Vibrant life Aromatherapy, will be talking about the power of essential oils and how they can aid our health and wellbeing ... (click to read more)

15 Mar 2014Making sure your website meets legal requirements

All UK business websites have to comply with certain laws. Is your website legal? It is not JUST e-commerce websites that have to comply with legal requirements to ensure that consumers are protected. All websites have to meet certain obligations under the law. Here’s a checklist of the major points that you ... (click to read more)

15 Mar 2014When ‘free’ is good – and when it is not (Website)

We all love a bargain – and when you are offered something free it’s even better – isn’t it? Well, sometimes ‘yes’. But if you are a small business and you are offered something for nothing – be careful that there isn’t a catch. There are lots of free, or seemingly very ... (click to read more)

15 Mar 2014Local SEO for small business websites

A customer-friendly website – with accessible design, good branding, strong images and easy-to-understand words  – is one of the best investments a small business can make. But designing and building a website is only half the battle – equally important is making sure that potential customers can find it. The REALLY ... (click to read more)

13 Mar 2014**FINALIST** UK's Travel Agent Achievement Awards

  Hello to all my Burton Business Club friends - aside from my Marathon Efforts (unless youve been on the moon) you'd probably know that i'm taking part in the London Marathon this year,   http://www.justgiving.com/Julie-Hyde2 ot text JUEH47 to 70070, i have more good news to share with you, today i've ... (click to read more)

03 Mar 2014The Power of Attorney

I speak to a lot of people about Lasting Powers of Attorney and one response I often hear is that people think they are too young to put Powers of Attorney in place – there is a perception that Powers of Attorney are only for the very elderly, or ... (click to read more)

24 Feb 2014School Sports Success!

We are very proud of our success in sport at St Wystan's School. Recently our U11 Hockey Team won an Independent School Association (ISA) Midland Championship. Also, one of our girls became an ISA National Swimming Champion after representing the Midlands and the school as part of the freestyle relay ... (click to read more)

19 Feb 2014Business is Booming in Burton on Trent

Business in Burton on Trent is set to boom in 2014 – that’s the message contained in a new survey from the Burton and District Chamber of Commerce. Figures show that there is an upward trend in the region across all sectors of business and industry. It is forecast that many ... (click to read more)

18 Feb 2014Help to accomplish your mission

After tackling taxing tasks for ten years, Pam Beale, of Mission Accomplished, will share some of her top tips for getting organised at the March meeting of the Burton Women In Rural Enterprise (WiRE) network group.   Pam will talk about problem solving, being understanding and patient, getting down and dirty ... (click to read more)

17 Feb 2014Don’t become the next Nigella – Benefits of Mediation

Who hasn’t read anything in the press in recent months about Nigella Lawson and the circumstances surrounding her bitter and public divorce from Charles Saatchi?  For starters, Ms Lawson was reportedly made aware of the divorce through the publication of a statement by Mr Saatchi in a national tabloid. This ... (click to read more)

16 Feb 2014 Press Release – Valentine’s day ‘Love Burton Meetup’ shows business is booming

Picture by David Finch Photography Full Story can be seen here http://www.web-b2b.co.uk/latest-news/press-release-valentines-day-love-burton-meetup-shows-business-booming/ A host of Burton businesses met up on Valentine’s Day to share the love for their home town. A mixture of new start-ups, small businesses and established local entrepreneurs met in person at the town’s Holiday Inn Express after exchanging messages ... (click to read more)

13 Feb 2014Families in Business

Else Solicitors have expanded their legal support for family-owned businesses by becoming an Exclusive Partner of Families in Business (FiB) FiB, which is headquartered in the West Midlands, works exclusively with family businesses and professional advisers throughout the UK. Else Solicitors joins FiB’s growing national network of professional service firms, ... (click to read more)

12 Feb 2014Unique innovation in HR

HR Protected have created innovative new sector packs, which contain all the main HR documents required for a strong HR foundation. The packs were created after hearing business owners say time and again they're not sure what HR documents they should have in place, let alone know if they're ... (click to read more)

10 Feb 2014The nation's favourite play - to be staged in Burton

Audiences have the chance to see the play recently voted the nation's favourite in Burton-on-Trent next month. A poll, commissioned by the English Touring Theatre to mark its 21st anniversary, asked people to vote for their favourite English language play and The History Boys by Alan Bennett emerged as the ... (click to read more)

30 Jan 2014Free Auto Enrolment Seminar

Auto Enrolment Workplace Pensions Technical Seminar Co-hosted by Peninsula UK and Alexander Forbes Jackie Fancourt, Jay Financial will provide a comprehensive overview of the employer duties for auto-enrolment, the current workplace pension market and how to get further guidance.  Jackie is a reputable speaker having already delivered this presentation to hundreds ... (click to read more)

28 Jan 2014Burton Business Club attending Think Local for Burton

Burton Business Club are proud to be exhibiting at the Think Local 4 Business Show this Thursday (30th January). The show is at the Pirelli Stadium - more information can be found here.  Come along and learn all about Burton's premier business networking group - and meet plenty of local businesses. ... (click to read more)

22 Jan 2014WORLD FIRST- Marryoke Filmed & Edited At The Wedding!

Electra Films recently filmed, edited and showed a complete Marryoke on the day of the wedding for happy couple Fenella and David Forrester. Guests were amazed to see themselves onscreen straight after the First Dance! 'It was a total surprise to the guests but also to the couple as we hadn't ... (click to read more)

21 Jan 2014Travel Counsellor Julie is running the London Marathon April 2014

  I'm taking part in the London Marathon in April 2014 in support of Rainbows hospice for children and young people they offer fantastic help to familys in need of support i hope you will help me to help this well worthy charity continue their efforts to help familys with ... (click to read more)

11 Jan 2014Delivering a new website for the club

​Peter Bourne Communications are website design specialists in the Burton area and are proud to be involved in delivering the new website for Burton Business Club. The new website is built on strong foundations - both from the exisiting club website and from the expertise that Peter Bourne Communications have ... (click to read more)

09 Jan 2014Businesswomen invited to 'dare to dream'

Dare to Dream is the theme of the February meeting of Burton's Women In Rural Enterprise (WiRE) networking group. Meeting at 107 Station Street, on Wednesday February 12 from 7pm, the group will welcome empowerment coach Dawn Petherick as guest speaker for the night. Dawn - www.dawnpetherick.com - will be ... (click to read more)

02 Jan 2014More space for the homeless - thanks to sleep-out

The money raised by 100 people including Burton Business Club members - who gave up their beds for a night for the annual YMCA sleep-out - will increase the capacity for more homeless people to be sheltered at the YMCA's Reconnect Centre in James Street, Burton. Significant alterations will ... (click to read more)

02 Jan 2014Tweet Up and Meet Up

Every Thursday, Burton businesses, charities and public sector organisations are encouraged to tweet between 8-9pm including the hashtag #LoveBurton. It's a way of bringing people and businesses together to support and promote each other. When you take part in #LoveBurton hour, you are encouraged to follow the twitter accounts of ... (click to read more)

02 Jan 2014Best-ever Derek's Tree Appeal

Derek's Tree is an annual charitable appeal started by former Burton Business Club Chair Derek Liddle and now officially supported by the club and its members. The appeal collects Christmas gifts for disadvantaged youngsters who might otherwise not receive a present. Derek has thanked all those members who supported the 2013 ... (click to read more)

01 Jan 2014First Business MeetUp of 2014 Hears of #LoveBurton Success

  Full Story can be seen http://www.web-b2b.co.uk/latest-news/press-release-first-business-meetup-2014-hears-loveburton-success/ A weekly LoveBurton hour on social networking website Twitter is putting the town firmly on the UK map. Every Thursday, between 8pm and 9pm, local businesses and organisations are encouraged to include the hashtag #loveburton in their tweets. This helps them to connect with other local ... (click to read more)