What’s new? Local business highlights.

August 11, 2017 10:59 am

Here’s a news round-up of some of the movers and shakers across Ashfield and Mansfield.  Our businesses are growing, investing and becoming more resilient.  Of course, we would love to shout about your firm’s success too.  So, if you have something to share, please contact us.  Equally we’d like to spread this news as far as possible.  So please feel free to share our news or let others know that they can easily subscribe to our newsletters.

Fidler & Pepper

Fidler & Pepper hope to home in on a new top award.  The award-winning law firm has been short-listed for yet another top accolade  in the East Midlands Regional Conveyancer category of the Law Firm Services (LFS) Awards.  Up against three other firms in this category, the winner will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony evening in Birmingham on 20 September.  The LFS Conference will take place during the day with keynote speaker Justin Urquhart-Stewart, talking about how Brexit will affect the housing market.

Managing Partner Mark Slade said: “This is great news for the firm, as we really focus on conveyancing as one of two main areas of expertise.  We work hard on training and development, always with a focus on doing a great job and delivering a fantastic service for our customers.”

A spokesperson for the LFS Awards said that there will be one winner, and one highly commended firm in the category.  Furthermore, this year’s awards had seen the “largest volume of award applicants to date, so this is a fantastic achievement.”

Richard Mathias is Sales Director at Law Firm Services Ltd.  He commented that the conveyancing awards, sponsored by Groundsure, were “widely recognised as being the most coveted in the industry.”  Moreover, 2017 has seen a 50 per cent increase in the number of applications.

Richard added: “The judges spent many hours reviewing the submissions taking into account every aspect of assessment and ensuring the process was rigorous and fair.”

Fidler & Pepper, with offices in both Ashfield and Mansfield, has won a number of awards in the past for its conveyancing services, apprentices and customer service.

To find out more, visit Fidler & Pepper’s website.


New Stags Sponsorship

Hall-Fast recently announced a new sponsorship deal with Mansfield Town FC for the upcoming 2017/18 season.  This new deal sees the Mansfield-based industrial supplies firm sponsor home matches against local rivals Notts County, Chesterfield and Lincoln City along with Coventry City.  Not to mention the final home game, of what hopefully will be a promotion-winning season, against Crawley Town.

Hall-Fast owner Malcolm Hall commented: “We are really pleased to get behind the stags again in what is undoubtedly going to be an exciting season.  There is definitely a buzz around the town since Steve Evans joined the club.  As a result, I am really looking forward to taking my two lads along to the games.’’

Hall-Fast will be running competitions to give fans the opportunity to win tickets in hospitality throughout the season.  And there will also be branding behind the goal and in the family stand area.

Based on Anglia Way in Mansfield, Hall-Fast supplies a standard range of 200,000 items to a growing customer base of 22,500 companies in 92 overseas markets.  In addition, they recently opened a Home, Trade & D.I.Y Essentials store stocking 1,400 essential items for both the trade and general public.

To find out more, visit Hall-Fast’s website or contact them on (01623) 645645.

Rugby Recognition

The firm has also recently been announced as finalists in the National Crabbies Rugby Awards in the Club Sponsor of the Year category.  Hall-Fast has sponsored Nottingham Rugby’s Community Department for the past seven years.  They have been funding a North Nottinghamshire Community Partnership which has seen a wide-ranging rugby programme to thousands of youngsters in local primary and secondary schools.

Fountaindale SEN School has also benefited from this partnership over the last four years with physical activity and movement skills sessions for their students.  These have been delivered by coaches from Nottingham Rugby’s Community Department.

Hall-Fast also recently committed to a new ten year sponsorship deal with Paviors Rugby Club, a club that has embraced the award-winning Little Ruggers programme.  This programme aims to bring 2-5 year old boys and girls into the game.  In fact, this has proven to be a huge success with 40 youngsters joining in each week.

Malcolm Hall commented: “It’s fantastic that our successful partnerships with both Nottingham and Paviors Rugby have been recognised nationally.  I am really very proud that thousands of youngsters have benefited through our sponsorship’’

Little Ruggers has introduced new families to rugby whilst also bringing ex-players back into the game.  Furthermore, parents and guardians enjoy playing with their children in a fun, safe and friendly environment.

Steve Smith is Nottingham Rugby’s General Manager.  Steve commented: “Hall-Fast has helped us to play a huge part in supporting the club to enhance local children’s lives.  And inspire them to participate and adopt of the values of rugby football union, through the delivery of high quality rugby development programmes across schools and clubs in the Mansfield and surrounding areas.”

The winner will be announced at a prestigious event at Twickenham Stadium on Wednesday 30 August.

Mansfield Manor Hotel

Mansfield’s premier hotel and wedding venue has once more received a top accolade from Tripadvisor.  The hotel, on the edge of the beautiful Carr Bank Park, has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence.  Tripadvisor, of course, is a website where guests can both rate their stay and offer feedback.

Tripadvisor’s Certificate of Excellence honours hospitality businesses that consistently deliver  great service.  This designation is given to establishments that have consistently achieved great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year.

Diane Doran, from the hotel, said: “We are proud to announce that, for the second year running, we have been awarded the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence.  We pride ourselves on really listening to guest feedback, whatever it might be, to give our customers the best possible experience.

“As a result, we have had some wonderful feedback.  We would therefore like to say thank you to those people who have taken the time to write a review.  In addition, we are very proud of the team we have here, so thank you to our staff too.”

A recent message on the site said: “We had our wedding here.  Can’t recommend the hotel highly enough.  The staff were absolutely fabulous, they go above and beyond to make sure everything runs smoothly.  Everything was done to amazing high standards.  They truly made our wedding magical, I can’t thank you all enough.”

To find out more, visit Mansfield Manor Hotel’s website or follow the hotel on Facebook.

R.E.A.L. Education

R.E.A.L. Education have progressed to Education and Business Partnership finalists 2017.   This follows hot on the heels from their recent success in winning the Mansfield and Ashfield 2020 Community Award.  They are therefore delighted to announce the news that they have also been chosen as finalists in the East Midlands Chamber Business Awards 2017 in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

At the President’s Summer Celebration all the finalists in the categories were announced to a packed audience of local businesses from all over the East Midlands.  As a result, R.E.A.L. were chosen twice for the Education and Business Partnership Award.   The winners will be announced at the awards dinners in early September.

To find out more, visit R.E.A.L. Education’s website.

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