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With the new business rates due to
affect 600,000 small businesses.Will it
affect your business’ bottom line?
Yes, but it’s manageable:
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A THANK YOU
FROM JOE DAVIES
Joe Davies would like to
thank all its customers for
their fantastic efforts in
selling the Equilibrium
Poppy jewellery. For each
piece sold, 50 pence of the
price is donated to charity.
Last year as a result of their customers’ hard work, Joe Davies raised
a total of £21,462.50, which has been split evenly between these
two fantastic forces related charities: Scotty’s Little Soldiers and
Soldiers Off The Street.The result is outstanding and will make a real
difference to the lives of a lot of people.
The Poppy Collection is still available and will continue to raise
money for each piece sold. Take a moment to learn about the below
charities, which were both delighted by the support:
SCOTTY’S LITTLE SOLDIERS
This is a charity dedicated to helping bereaved British forces
children by way of Christmas parties, counselling, holidays, etc.
The charity is very small and therefore our donation will make
a massive difference to them. For further information visitscottyslittlesoldiers.co.uk
SOLDIERS OFF THE STREET
This is a small charity dedicated to helping homeless ex-forces
personnel find accommodation and receive counselling where
necessary.They are based all over the country and again a very
worthy cause. For further information, visitsoldiersoffthestreet.com
BIANCA ELGAR WINS TWO AWARDS
Fashion Designer, Bianca Elgar, has won two coveted A’ Design
awards at the International Fashion and Travel Accessoies Design
Competition with her versatile, innovative and stunning ‘Three-Sided
Skinny’ silk scarf design and her Ava Tunic Dress.
Bianca Elgar was delighted to win the Coveted Silver A’ Design
award for her three-sided skinny scarf and the Bronze award for the
Ava tunic dress. Judged by a panel of international referees, Bianca
Elgar was chosen as winner amidst a great deal of high quality,
international competition from more than 100 top fashion designers.
“The idea for the designs came when I needed to pack light for
travel, I had a lot to bring with me and that
left me having to keep my own clothes to
a minimum,” says Bianca. Inspired by the
opportunity of creating a variety of looks
with just a few items, as well as showing off
scarf prints in a new way, Bianca started her
own UK-based fashion brand once back in
The scarves are lightweight, easy-to-
style and a wonderful start for those who
wish to experiment with different ways of
wearing a touch of colour and print with
their outfits. Investments pieces, they’re
made with the highest quality silk and
can be seen as wearable pieces of art.
To view the designer’s full range,
Solesmith is named in the
Top 100 UK StartupsStartups.co.uk
and AXA Business Insurance has announced
its annual list of the UK’s 100 most promising new
businesses, the Startups 100. It is industry-renowned for
uncovering businesses that will go on to become major
brands, and even household names. It boasts alumni
companies including Propercorn, Purplebricks, LendInvest,
Deliveroo, onefinestay, and many more.
This year, in its first year of entering,solesmith.co.uk
announced as part of this prestigious list. Lauren Dorling,
aged 27, Solesmith’s founder and Managing Director
is literally jumping for joy at being included in such a
Solesmith is one of only 21 companies based outside of
London and one of only 27 companies with a female leader.
Solesmith is looking to use its inclusion in this national
list to help with its continued growth, investing in new
machinery and tools.
To see Solesmith’s full range, visitsolesmith.co.uk