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Can ProHelp professional members support your Community group or Charity in 2018?

Latest news from McEwan Wallace…

ProHelp Wirral, a project which provides free advice from Wirral professionals to local charities and community groups, is urging Wirral not for profit organisations to take advantage of the scheme for 2018. The project has saved local charities £20,419.85 since it began in 2012.

McEwan Wallace is one of the founding members of ProHelp Wirral, which has developed a network of professional firms who are prepared to offer their services pro bono to community organisations. Advice is available from solicitors, accountants, architects, PR and marketing consultants and management consultants.  Wirral firms participating in the project include McEwan Wallace, Ainsley Gommon Architects, Paddock Johnson Partnership, Percy Hughes & and Cunliffes. The project has 16 professional members in total.

Administrated by Community Action Wirral, ProHelp Wirral was created to help smaller, local, not for profit organisations gain a specific piece of valuable advice at a critical time that they would otherwise be unable to afford.  This advice enables charities to grow, and become more sustainable and established organisations, allowing them to support the wider community.

Zel Rodgers, project administrator said: “We successfully supported eight organisations in 2017, ranging from small community groups to large charities.  Some organisations were just at the beginning of a large project to benefit the community and others just needed help to clarify ongoing issues”

One of the organisations said: “We really cannot thank Gareth enough for the work that he did in securing the lease for the Trust. We were in a Catch 22 situation – without ownership of the building it was difficult to raise any money but without money we could not pay a solicitor to work on getting the building! The fact that Gareth was willing to do all the lease work at no cost, other than registration fees, has been a godsend. The work was more prolonged than originally envisaged but Gareth stuck with us and got us a successful conclusion. He was also very understanding of our situation and explained all the technical aspects so that we could make informed decisions.  We now have a lease and a building and can get on with what we were set up to do.

For further information on the programme and to apply, please contact Zel Rodgers by email at zel.rodgers@communityactionwirral.org.uk

Liverpool Organic Brewery raises a glass to a bright future

Latest news from Hillyer McKeown….

 Great news for a well loved local business facing closure as a result of financial pressures.

Hillyer McKeown worked with Begbies Traynor, business recovery advisers, to maintain the integrity of the business pending a sale.

As a result of the work of the advisors involved, the Liverpool Organic Brewery will continue to operate in Liverpool. Based in Bootle, the brewery launched in 2008 and has been hailed as one of the pioneering breweries in the North producing craft ales including favourites such as Liverpool Pale Ale and 24 Carat Gold.

Jason Greenhalgh, partner at Begbies Traynor, was quoted in the news: “I am delighted we have achieved a sale which will hopefully see the brewery and the various products continue to be produced in Liverpool for many years to come.”

Mark Hensby, the founder of Liverpool Organic Brewery, was also stated: “I am delighted a sale has been secured by Begbies Traynor and that the Liverpool Organic Brewery brand will continue in Liverpool.”

Jeff Arundell, chairman of Circus Group, the new owners of the brewery also commented:

“We are delighted that we have successfully completed the purchase of Liverpool Organic Brewery Ltd from Begbies Traynor within the budgets and timescales originally envisaged. May we congratulate their partners, officers, consultants and legal representatives for their user-friendly approach and for expertly steering the transaction to a successful conclusion.”

He added: “We are delighted with this deal and we are happy to play a role in continuing to stimulate the craft beer revolution in Liverpool.”


See www.liverpoolorganicbrewery.com

If you would like legal advice for your business, please email enquiries@law.uk.com or call 01244 318131.



B&M Waste and Astrum Clean-up with Recycling Success

Astrum Commercial Cleaning Services, who provide a full range of cleaning, facilities and security services across the East and West Midlands, have teamed up with B&M Waste Services to provide a reliable and cost effective waste and recycling solution at a number of their client’s sites in Birmingham.

Astrum wanted to work with a waste management partner that focused on environmental sustainability, and Carbon Neutral B&M were more than happy to help. Before putting forward a strategy, the family-run waste company provided an in depth waste audit at all of the sites to ensure the solution was practical for each location.

The 21 sites that B&M were asked to provide waste services at include eight on the Birmingham Business Park as well as Astrum’s head office at Diddington Farm.

It was determined that the most efficient solution was to segregate two waste streams – general waste and mixed recycling. New bins were provided at each location, with approximately 40 in total, and as the Business Park is the busiest site they receive daily collections Monday to Friday.

Astrum and its clients now benefit from a Carbon Neutral waste management service with zero waste sent to landfill.

Marianne Barber, Customer Services Manager at Astrum, said “Sustainable waste management has become increasingly important to our business and we are delighted to have been able to bring these environmental benefits to our customers. The service provided by B&M has been reliable and any additional requests have also been dealt with quickly and efficiently.”

Since the partnership began in September 2017, Astrum has saved over 10,000kg of carbon emissions through landfill diversion, the equivalent of nine trees and over 3,000 car miles.

Doug Bozeman, Commercial Sales Manager at B&M, said “Once we opened our depot in Birmingham last year, Astrum were keen to work together and look at ways in which they could improve their environmental performance. And I’m happy to say that the partnership became an instant success.”

B&M Waste Services At Home Launches Across Liverpool, Wirral and Chester

Continuing their growth and further consolidating their commitment to high quality customer service, waste management company, B&M Waste, have recently launched B&M Waste Services At Home – a residential waste collection service across the Liverpool, Wirral and Chester region.

Identifying a need for a more reliable solution for residential waste collection, the Wirral-based organisation has developed B&M Waste Services At Home. The online service will allow customers to arrange a convenient date for collection of their residential waste, pay securely and then simply put their bins out as they would normally.

David Curtis, Director at B&M Waste, explains; “Residents are becoming increasingly frustrated by infrequent bin collections from our councils. We’re always striving to improve our offering and we work hard to listen to our community. Naturally then, B&M Waste Services At Home was an obvious choice. We’re excited to deliver this new service and hope to expand it in the future.”

Residential customers may also be pleased to know that, as a Carbon Neutral organisation, B&M Waste Services aims for zero waste to landfill – so their rubbish is being managed sustainably.

Visit www.bagnallandmorris.com/home to find out more and order your bin collection today!


46 homes sold in less than a year at Lovell’s popular development in Birkenhead

The latest from club sponsors Lovell as buyers home in on Victoria Place!

46 homes sold in less than a year at Lovell’s popular development in Birkenhead. High demand at Lovell’s Victoria Place means there is only one home currently available to buy as the first phase of development comes to an end. The popular development in Birkenhead has proved a real hit with purchasers, with 46 homes sold at the development in less than 12 months.

The government’s Help to Buy:Equity Loan scheme has proved particularly popular with 28 of the 46 purchasers taking advantage of the initiative. By using Help to Buy, customers own 100% of their home, but only need to pay a 5% deposit and secure a 75% mortgage, with an equity loan from the government covering the remaining 20%, which is interest free for five years.

The current property available is the perfect starter 2-bedroom semi-detached Hampton, priced at £111,500 (or £89,200 if using Help to Buy), which features a great sized kitchen, downstairs WC, spacious living/dining area, two double bedrooms and a stylish bathroom. The property also benefits from an energy efficient boiler and appliances, meaning ongoing energy costs will be cheaper than those associated with an older home.

Prospective purchasers interested in the Hampton or phase two of Victoria Place, which will be released soon,  are being encouraged to register their interest quickly to secure a new home at the development in 2018.

For those interested in seeing the style and spec of these homes up close, Victoria Place boasts a show arena,  open Thursday – Monday from 10am to 5pm, which includes a three-bedroom Berkley show home, two two-bedroom properties and a four-bedroom Swanford marketing suite.

Clare Noakes, regional sales director for Lovell North West said: “Demand at Victoria Place has been exceptionally high among young professionals, downsizers and families, who are moving into area which has a strong community spirit.

“The mix of two, three and four-bedroom homes has meant that there is something for everyone and the development’s location has also been a major selling point, offering excellent commuter links to Liverpool and the Birkenhead Tunnel. And following the recent abolishment of stamp duty for first time buyers, we would definitely encourage potential purchasers to get in touch quickly regarding the Hampton or to register their interest in phase two.”

Located in an established residential area near Prenton, Victoria Place has a fantastic selection of local shops, primary schools and secondary schools, all within walking distance. Nearby is a superb range of leisure facilities including a Vue cinema, Europa swimming pool and The Pyramids Shopping Centre.

For more information contact the Victoria Place marketing suite on 0151 515 6308.

Hillyer McKeown teams are rising to the challenge for Countess Charity

The latest news from our sponsors Hillyer McKeown…

Within a week of the Countess charity approaching Hillyer McKeown about supporting the challenge, three brave teams had enthusiastically stepped forward to take part on 24th March 2018. The teams are committed to raising the £1500 target (£500 each team). The fundraising event is based on the Wipeout as shown on TV and involves physical and mental challenges.

Elspeth from the Countess commented, “Huge thank you in advance to all those that support us, and we’ll do our best to get photos and videos to you all.”

When asked why he’s taking part Craig, from the accounts department at Hillyer McKeown shared his story:

“Having worked in Chester for over three years, I think it’s important on a personal and business level to support your local community. We work in Chester, have clients here and want the area to thrive. I feel supporting the Countess charity is especially important; it is our local hospital for both myself and our staff so we feel the challenge is a fun way to help.

The charity wants to make trips to the hospital feel as comfortable as possible, and give patients the care and attention they need. Our team taking the challenge also feel it’s a great local cause – one of the group goes regularly so feels quite strongly about supporting the hospital that has looked after them and their family. There are other examples of how hard the charity works to benefit the community, and I am proud to be part of that.”

Ellie, another team member commented, “I’m looking forward to the Segway Ice Bucket Challenge – I have never tried it before so no doubt I will end up falling over!

Can you donate?

If you would like to donate what you can, please visit the Hillyer McKeown Countess challenge donation page.

Tranmere Rovers and B&M Waste score with recycling

Tranmere Rovers hit the back of the net by diverting 100% of their waste from landfill with fellow Wirral-based shirt sponsor B&M Waste Services.

Working with businesses across Wirral and Liverpool, B&M Waste Services offer recycling-led waste collection services and are this month delighted to say a big ‘congratulations’ to Tranmere Rovers.

David Curtis, Director at B&M Waste Services said “It’s a great working partnership we have with Tranmere Rovers, who’s commitment to sustainability and reducing their environmental impact is highly commendable. It’s testament not only to them but our own team including our drivers and David Carter, who account manages Tranmere on behalf of B&M Waste.”

Across the Prenton Park site, training ground and the Riverhill Hotel separate containers and collections have been introduced for glass, food, paper and card and general waste recycling, none of which is sent to landfill. It is instead recycled or processed as refuse derived fuel where energy is recovered at a combined heat and power station. This is both better for the environment and the club’s green credentials, as well as being in line with the Club’s sustainability agenda. Additional responsive services are arranged as and when required depending on additional events, match days and higher footfall for certain dates increasing waste collection requirements.

Carl Kruger, the Operations Manager from Tranmere Rovers commented “Our front of shirt sponsors, B&M Waste are highly responsive and have always fulfilled both our regular service and additional requirements when we’ve hosted larger events such as the concerts in 2017. Whatever we throw at them they deliver and it’s a pleasure to reciprocate work by using local companies to fulfil our waste management needs”

B&M Waste Services iconic yellow waste collection vehicles can be seen across the Wirral region, as well as their logo being on the front of the Tranmere Football shirt.


JobHoller celebrate 2018 award nominations and offer TRFC commercial partners a free product licence to help you recruit directly!

Our back of shirt sponsors JobHoller are leading the way in helping companies recruit directly with fantastic results and awards to prove it. They received the prestigious Newcomer of the Year Award for 2017 at the OnRec Awards and are current finalists for 2018 for The Creative Online Marketing Award and The Technical Innovation Award – to be announced in March.  To help celebrate their success so far, they are giving you the opportunity to try their marketing and recruitment tools for free!

If you’ve been recruiting in the last couple of years, you may have noticed that getting strong candidates for your roles in the North West and Merseyside is getting harder all the time. It appears that there just aren’t as many people looking for work anymore and those that do apply as not always quite right.  This is why JobHoller came to market and why they may be able to help.

JobHoller are experts in Employer Branding. So much so that they are country partners for World Employer Branding Day in Prague later this year alongside companies like Google, Microsoft, Adidas and more.  To understand more about what your employer brand is and how it helps attract, engage and retain your employees, then check out this blog that helps explain everything.

In simple terms, JobHoller combines marketing, recruitment and technology into an amazing candidate attraction solution that has already helped many companies find their perfect person. There’s so much you can do to get ahead of your competitors when it comes to recruiting.

To show you how JobHoller could work for you, they are offering a free Recruiting + Marketing license for 1 month to any TRFC Commercial clients who sign up in February 2018. The license gives you access to the very best recruiting and marketing tools to allow you to attract talent directly.

The license allows you to create a mobile friendly careers portal, separate from your main website and complete with company information, live jobs, company perks and lots more. You can also integrate your social media streams so that potential candidates can see what life is like at your company.

As part of the license, you can benefit from substantial discounts on job postings on Monster, Jobsite, Total Jobs and all the other top-rated job boards. You can post to multiple job boards from just £195 + VAT through JobHoller!

All applications are controlled through your license, which means you can keep all your CV’s in a portal, score them accordingly and even send out standard communication specific to your company process. The whole system adapts to your way of working rather than the other way around so can slot into your current processes seamlessly.

To find out more about JobHoller, go to jobholler.com and see what other exciting tools you can use to recruit the very best.

A New Year Thank You from B&M

Our front of shirt sponsor B&M Waste Services’, who offer recycling-led waste collection services across Leeds and the West Yorkshire region are this month delighted to say a big ‘thank you’ to their loyal customers.

Paul Hoddy, Area Sales Manager at B&M Waste Services said “We’re always thrilled to report good news, and given that we work with many customers in the education sector, thought the New Year is a great opportunity to thank our loyal customers who’ve seen increased recycling and reduced costs since transferring their waste management service to us. In particular Swinnow Primary, who’s recycling efforts are exemplary and have been a delight to work with as they’ve introduced recycling across the school”

Mobasher Mir, Swinnow Primary School in Leeds said “We have been working with B&M for the past three years now, from the beginning starting with the sales advisors to the customer support team everyone at B&M is friendly and always give excellent support and advice. I have worked with a few different waste collection companies and B&M is far by the best!”

The iconic yellow waste collection vehicles can be seen across the West Yorkshire region, where they offer Carbon-Neutral recycling and waste management to businesses, with zero waste to landfill as their target.

Sponsors B&M Waste are supporting the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund

Read all about what Front of Shirt Sponsors B&M have been doing with the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund and the ‘big yellow truck’

B&M Waste Services’ nominated charity Children’s Heart Surgery Fund are thrilled with B&M Waste Services who have started to promote the charity on the side of their Leeds-based bin collection vehicle.

Children’s Heart Surgery Fund supports children and adults born with congenital heart defects across Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire and promoting the charity on the side of B&M Waste’s iconic big yellow trucks further assists spreading awareness of the valuable work the charity facilitate.

Commercial General Manager for B&M Waste Services, Amber Greenhalgh commented “Raising the profile of our nominated charity through utilising the billboard which is our ‘big yellow trucks’ is a great way to assist them in raising awareness. They work to support children and the families of those born with congenital heart disease, and are highly deserving of our support.”

The iconic yellow waste collection vehicles can be seen across the West Yorkshire region, where they offer Carbon-Neutral recycling and waste management to businesses, with zero waste to landfill as their goal.

Sharon Coyle, CEO of Children’s Heart Surgery Fund said “It’s great to have the support of such an ethical company, they really have gone all out to assist us in the work that we do, including the recent promotion of the charity free of charge on their Leeds vehicle!”

Amber continued “Children’s Heart Surgery Fund provides an invaluable assistance to very poorly children who are undergoing major surgery. The support for both children and their families is incredibly valuable and we are truly proud to support them.”