Easter is a fantastic holiday to spend time in Plymouth, with the countryside on your doorstep, beaches galore just a stone's throw away and incredible attractions for all the family. From action-packed afternoons filled with sporty assault course to period homes steeped in history and places to visit your favourite animals, Plymouth truly has it all. If you’re looking for some organised entertainment and want a prearranged event, check out Plymouth Live's list to the very best places to visit for a quality yet affordable day out with the family this holiday. Super Tramp This Plymstock attraction boasts more than 20 trampolines, or you can try a slam dunk on the basketball court, test the Matrix with wall running, or work as a team with a game of dodgeball. The Airbag is also a great way to practise your moves in a safe environment. Enjoy a family bounce session at the fun park for just £10 per bouncer. This is made for children aged 3-12 years and their … [Read more...] about Incredible Easter deals for all the family at Plymouth’s top attractions
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Small businesses facing ‘life or death’ no-deal Brexit struggle BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Britain’s army of small firms is facing a “life or death” scenario as a no-deal Brexit looks set to usher in an era of higher tariffs, an avalanche of red tape and demands from overseas importers to cover extra costs. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/small-businesses-facing-life-or-death-nodeal-brexit-struggle-37830697.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article37830698.ece/573c1/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_81187299-f1ab-4c44-bb1b-473a5718bd25_1 Email Britain’s army of small firms is facing a “life or death” scenario as a no-deal Brexit looks set to usher in an era of higher tariffs, an avalanche of red tape and demands from overseas importers to cover extra costs. Speaking as the clock reads less than 1,000 hours to Brexit, Paul Hodges, who runs the company Ready For Brexit, warned that the scale of change will “inevitably … [Read more...] about Small businesses facing ‘life or death’ no-deal Brexit struggle
“Necessity is the mother of invention” says Helen Rankin, 45, and it couldn’t be truer when it came to the creation of her reusable wet wipe business, Cheeky Wipes. Helen has always suffered with eczema and when she had her first child, Archie who is now 14, she soon realised she couldn't use any of the disposable wet wipes she could find on the market as they aggravated her skin too much. The only thing that worked was cutting up old towels and using essential oils. Helen stored these in plastic pots so she could take them out and about and the idea for Cheeky Wipes was born. By the time she had her second child Felix, now 11, she started to think other people could benefit from the system she had created. When her third child Jennie, now 10, came along she had launched Cheeky Wipes. The company’s turnover doubled in 2018, from £690,000 in 2017 to £1.3million. The clever product she released When the firm launched, the main product was reusable … [Read more...] about Woman had amazing business idea while heavily pregnant
WITH today being Australia Day, businesses across the West Midlands are being urged to explore the export opportunities which the country has to offer. Ian Harrison, Head of Exports for the Midlands at the Department for International Trade (DIT), explains why firms should capitalise on export opportunities down under. Australia and the UK have a long-lasting relationship with regard to sport, politics, culture and trade. Businesses across the region are already soaring Aussie demand for British products. According to the latest HMRC statistics, goods exports from the West Midlands totalled £649million in the year to November 2018. Australia is the tenth largest market for the West Midlands. There are many features that make Australia a market worth investigating for both current exporters and West Midlands businesses considering global expansion for the first time. Just weeks ago our sister paper The Malvern Observer revealed how a jewellery maker from Malvern secured eight new … [Read more...] about With Australia Day today, DIT reminds West Midlands businesses it can help them export down under
A slowdown in customer spending on the high street has triggered similar cautiousness in the rag trade. Luxury retailer Harrods says it is increasing its spring/summer stock in order to protect more exposed areas of its business ahead of the March 29 deadline. Its strategy was confirmed on the Business of Fashion website, which pointed out how the UK fashion sector fears disruptions to key imports and losing access to international talent if the UK fails to reach a deal to soften the country's exit from the European Union. (At the time of Weekend going to print, which Brexit option the UK would choose remained unclear.) Meanwhile, this side of the Irish sea, designers, manufacturers and retailers are concentrating on dealing with new worries, such as getting their heads around what customs clearance means and the challenges around pricing, tariffs, sourcing production and fabrics that would come with a No Deal Brexit. And then there's the prospect of carnets coming back - those … [Read more...] about What will Brexit mean for the Irish fashion industry?