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‘Calculated risks’ have paid off for SMS owner Kevin

‘Calculated risks’ have paid off for SMS owner Kevin

‘Calculated risks’ have paid off for SMS owner Kevin

19 January 2021

Amazing career of Southern Maintenance Solutions boss One of the first things Kevin Tarbox said to me when we caught up over a Zoom call late last year…


Tony has the art of great design and marketing

Tony has the art of great design and marketing

Tony has the art of great design and marketing

09 October 2020

‘I have changed my business model – it is about helping each business to grow’ Over recent years Tony Parsons has changed not just his work life, but…


Company aiming to put West Berkshire on the accessibility map

Company aiming to put West Berkshire on the accessibility map

Company aiming to put West Berkshire on the accessibility map

09 October 2020

Berkshire Stairlifts is championing change in the district Making the district a more accessible and compliant place to work and visit has become a bit…


Newbury-based AMS UK & Worldwide Couriers is celebrating 30 years in business

Newbury-based AMS UK & Worldwide Couriers is celebrating 30 years in business

Newbury-based AMS UK & Worldwide Couriers is celebrating 30 years in business

24 July 2020

Husband and wife team reveal the reasons why their delivery company has been so successful for three decades AMS UK & Worldwide Couriers was founded…


‘This is a critical time and we are here to help’

‘This is a critical time and we are here to help’

‘This is a critical time and we are here to help’

23 June 2020

Martin Hall of the Berkshire Business Growth Hub outlines assistance for firms during Covid pandemic Over the past two months calls to the Thames Valley…


How Charles is driving his business forward

How Charles is driving his business forward

How Charles is driving his business forward

28 April 2020

Director of Jones Robinson estate agents talks of his five-year plan for growth It was a desire to not have the hassle of a car that kept breaking down…


A window into the world of a successful business

A window into the world of a successful business

A window into the world of a successful business

28 April 2020

Couple explain how they have built a reputation around high-end products After the birth of his first daughter, Ben Canning realised that he wanted to…


How strong branding to help businesses grow is food and drink to Clare

How strong branding to help businesses grow is food and drink to Clare

How strong branding to help businesses grow is food and drink to Clare

10 February 2020

Creative force behind Strong & Together design agency talks about her work CLARE Sheffield always knew deep down that she would one day run her own business. After…


Tania’s gym business is working out just fine

Tania’s gym business is working out just fine

Tania’s gym business is working out just fine

12 November 2019

The manager of Lifestyle Fitness says ‘service comes above everything else’ Her mother’s chance glance at a holiday snap flipped all of Tania White’s…


Tap into knowledge of bathrooms

Tap into knowledge of bathrooms

Tap into knowledge of bathrooms

06 September 2019

Newbury Bathrooms’ enthusiastic pair talk about their plans for the business after working their way to the top From butchery to bathrooms, Mike Mitchell’s…


Ex-police officer Jo’s business is going swimmingly

Ex-police officer Jo’s business is going swimmingly

Ex-police officer Jo’s business is going swimmingly

23 May 2019

New owner of GR Swimming Schools on her rationale When Jo Lay retired from the police force after 18 years, she intended to spend more time with her children.…


Victoria’s putting businesses in picture with style

Victoria’s putting businesses in picture with style

Victoria’s putting businesses in picture with style

23 May 2019

Photographic flair to corporate work Victoria Tapper’s love of photography was ignited after she stole her sister’s camera as a schoolgirl. She…


Mark has big plans for the Herongate Club

Mark has big plans for the Herongate Club

Mark has big plans for the Herongate Club

05 February 2019

Director outlines vision for community-based, not-for-profit leisure facility 2018 was quite a busy year for one local man. And he has big plans for this…


‘Individual service we offer helps set us apart’

‘Individual service we offer helps set us apart’

‘Individual service we offer helps set us apart’

11 December 2018

Sue Hobbs of Mik’s Paints talks about the growth of her interiors business Inside a small, unassuming unit on Mill Lane, Newbury, is an Aladdin’s…


Back to be boss at auctioneers

Back to be boss at auctioneers

Back to be boss at auctioneers

18 October 2018

Dreweatts’ MD first started with company as a porter Nearly three decades after he first worked at Dreweatts as a porter, Jonathan Pratt has returned…


‘Newbury is just the kind of place we like’

‘Newbury is just the kind of place we like’

‘Newbury is just the kind of place we like’

18 October 2018

Hotel company boss explains why he sees a big future for The Chequers There's been a lot of change at one Newbury hotel recently – and it all started…


Matt’s passion to share a lifelong love of learning

Matt’s passion to share a lifelong love of learning

Matt’s passion to share a lifelong love of learning

26 September 2018

West Berkshire Training Consortium chief on his career Matt Garvey knew he wanted to work in education. But after a term teaching he also knew he didn’t…


Kamal brings a taste of Nepal to Newbury

Kamal brings a taste of Nepal to Newbury

Kamal brings a taste of Nepal to Newbury

21 August 2018

Former Gurkha tells how he opened successful town centre restaurant Serving in the Gurkhas first brought him to England more than 30 years ago and now…


‘There isn’t anything we can’t do in the wide world of travel'

‘There isn’t anything we can’t do in the wide world of travel'

‘There isn’t anything we can’t do in the wide world of travel'

19 July 2018

Triangle Travel manager explains why agency offers a unique service A career diversion into the world of beauty was not enough to lure one Newbury lady…


It’s the fast-growing company that brings people’s ideas to life

It’s the fast-growing company that brings people’s ideas to life

It’s the fast-growing company that brings people’s ideas to life

27 November 2015

Imagination and engineering combine to make Iterign such a success - Sarah Bosley interviews Alan Lawrence TUCKED away in a corner of a Newbury business…


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