The latest issue of Shropshire Business Today hits the streets today.
Making Plans is the theme for our first issue of 2015 – something many businesses are busy doing in earnest right now as they step into what looks set to be a year of great change.
Rarely has there been a general election where the result is in such doubt, so it was fascinating to catch up with the Bank of England’s local agent on a whistle-stop visit to Telford, to canvass his thoughts on the state of the economy.
It’s all change at the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership too this year, as Shropshire businesswoman Gill Hamer has already been safely voted in as a new director. She shares her ambitious blueprint with us in an exclusive interview.
What else? Well, the Federation of Small Businesses is also busy ‘making plans’ under the stewardship of a new chairman, and Shropshire firms continue to make their mark overseas with some impressive export deals.
And we’ve got three pages of new appointments, showcasing executives who are starting the new year with a fresh employment challenge.
We have an eclectic list of themes in place for future editions, from branding and risk-taking to the importance of ‘keeping it local’ with your supply chain. If you’ve got a story to tell, or a view to share, please get in touch. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or through Twitter on @carljones1 or @shropsbiztoday.