The future of an award-winning Stockport pub has been thrown into doubt after plans to knock it down and build a new store were submitted. The Railway - in Portwood - faces demolition under the new proposals, which would also force Carpetright to find new premises in the town. The hostelry - on the corner of Avenue Street and Great Portwood Street - was named CAMRA's pub of the year in 2007 and has picked up a host of other accolades. But in a blow to regulars, it has been earmarked for clearance in proposals lodged by developer Morbaine Ltd. The firm plans to build a two-storey retail unit at the site, which sits opposite The Peel Centre on the fringes of the town centre. The development - which is expected to create more than 30 jobs - would also boast 28 parking spaces, including two new disabled bays. Morbaine says it will not be able to confirm which company will use the building until planning permission is granted. A design and access statement accompanying the application says … [Read more...] about Award-winning pub at risk as new store plans unveiled
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Award-winning Northern Ireland seafood restaurant to close BelfastTelegraph.co.uk An award-winning Co Down seafood restaurant is set to close its doors for the final time at the end of the year. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/food-drink-hospitality/awardwinning-northern-ireland-seafood-restaurant-to-close-38202975.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article38202973.ece/5f256/AUTOCROP/h342/quays.jpg Email An award-winning Co Down seafood restaurant is set to close its doors for the final time at the end of the year. The Quays in Portavogie will be closing on December 31 after the owners decided not to renew their lease. The restaurant opened its doors in January 1998 and is currently run by Head Chef Aaron Hanna and Janine Ennis. Mr Hanna has worked at the restaurant from the very start and took over the running in 2014. They also run the King Street Kitchen in Bangor. In a statement Mr Hanna and Janine Ennis said it had been an "incredible journey" … [Read more...] about Award-winning Northern Ireland seafood restaurant to close
PUBLISHED: 19:00 17 April 2019 Daniel Wilkins Lance Vernon and Shirley Hunt of Poppy's Paws with their Exmouth Business Award. Ref exe 15 19TI 2197. Picture: Terry ife Archant Poppy’s Paws won the Exmouth Business Award for the best new business Winning a business award just six months gave Poppy's Paws encouragement they were going in the right direction.The Rolle Street pet shop was recognised as the best new firm of 2018 at the Exmouth Business Awards.Lance Vernon, who runs Poppy's Paws, says winning last year has helped them become a 'one-stop shop' for pet products.He said: “To win this award meant a great deal as we had only been open for six months upon winning, so this award gave us huge encouragement going forward.“Winning this award gave us a huge boost with a significant growth on sales.“From day one we have strived to make this a one stop shop where we can cater for all your animals needs along with free nutritional … [Read more...] about Business award win six months after launch gave Poppy’s Paws encouragement
PUBLISHED: 12:00 03 April 2019 Daniel Wilkins Mark and Karen Loftin of Summer and Lola with their Exmouth Business award. Ref exe 13 19TI 1202. Picture: Terry Ife Archant Mark and Karen Loftin, of Summer and Lola, won the Exmouth Business Award for best hair and/or beauty provider 2018 Being shortlisted for an Exmouth Business Award was a surprise for Mark Loftin, let alone winning it.Summer and Lola hairdressers, based in High Street, won the award for best hair and/or beauty provider last year.The business is run by husband and wife team Mark and Karen Loftin.Mark says the recognition from winning the award last year has boosted business.He said: “It was amazing to win the awards. We didn’t really expect to be shortlisted as there are so many great businesses in Exmouth.“We work very hard at what we do. We look to offer the best services, using the best products. “We listen to our clients so we can deliver what people are asking … [Read more...] about Summer and Lola owners ‘living the dream’ after 2018 award win
PUBLISHED: 12:04 20 March 2019 | UPDATED: 12:04 20 March 2019 Daniel Wilkins Brett Marriott won last year's New Business of the Year category. Ref exe 13 18TI 0170. Picture: Terry Ife Archant Brett Marriott has been reflecting on his Exmouth Business Award win 12 months on Last year’s business awards win was confirmation that Brett Marriott was on the ‘right track’.Brett, owner of outdoor cleaning business Extra Hands, said winning the category for young entrepreneur of the year at the Exmouth Business Awards was down to willingness to continue to learn.Brett Marriott, 30, started the business in 2015, initially offering a pressure-washing service. His drive and enthusiasm has since seen the business go from strength to strength - and gaining new qualifications has allowed him to vastly expand his offering.So, what did it mean to Brett to win this award?He said: “It was a confirmation that we are on the right track with our service … [Read more...] about Business award win put Extra Hands on the ‘right track’.