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Living an eco-friendly life ‘off the grid’

Jon Stanford, the boss of Shropshire-based Apostle Coffee tells us about the company's eco credentials and green values

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Five causes of a dysfunctional team

We catch up with Roy Amyes, who has worked closely with Oswestry-based Aico on a number of teambuilding initiatives
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Shattering apprenticeship myths

Think you know what an apprenticeship is all about? Lord Rogers of Telford College says you'll be surprised by how things have evolved

Meg Hawkins – ‘It’s All About Visibility’

The owner of Meg Hawkins Art explains the balancing act between having a high profile shop front, and an online presence too
Graham Guest

Graham Guest

The principal and chief executive of Telford College, who started his career journey as an apprentice, sets out his education vision
Joe lockley

Joe Lockley

The founder of Bright Star Boxing in Shifnal explains how his company is using sport to connect with personal development and learning
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Hollie Whittles

A Telford business owner and champion of small businesses, Hollie discusses some of the issues that matter in her day-to-day business life
Rachel Laver

Rachel Laver

Rachel Laver of Marches LEP talks about her love of regeneration, and wanting to make a difference to local communities
Chris Gough and Vernon Hogg

Chris Gough & Vernon Hogg

You're never too old to be an entrepreneur - and that's why Shropshire's new Silverpreneurs programme is off to such a great start

Mike Barton

Mike talks about opening a new Q Commercial Finance office in Shrewsbury and the importance of having a presence in the town
Steve Baxter Forbes Baxter Associates

Steve Baxter

To understand any business trying to sell to another you have to know about what they want from you and their own business priorities

Mat O’Crowley, Tanki

When launching his Atcham-based toilet paper business, it wasn’t only Mat's experience that came in handy, but his contacts too

Chris Jones, Reclaim Tax UK

Chris explains how he is helping companies to secure significant research and development tax credits across many different sectors
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Steve Owen, Pave Aways

Steve Owen of Pave Aways shares his own secret to business success, including knowing your strength and weaknesses