Best of luck to Balsall Common business women

It is a big week for local business women, as several Balsall Common residents are in the running for awards at the second Ladies First Business Awards.

The ceremony takes place at Nailcote Hall this Thursday, 18 October, and follows an incredibly successful event last year. 

In the running for awards are Sally Morris of Positive Fitness in both the Achieves in Business and the Inspirational Woman categories. Jade Finnerty of Beautiful Nails is shortlisted in the Successful Career from Home. 

Two of the four nominees in the Excellence in Science and Technology Awards are Balsall Common based, Emma Carter from Bytesize Tuition and Claire Turner of Wow! Signal Communications, who also writes for and helps to manage the social media accounts.  

Sue Cressman from Nailcote Hall is one of the five women shortlisted in the Venue Award/Venue Host category. She is also nominated in the Achieves for Charity category along with Judy Ledger of Balsall Common based charity Baby Lifeline.

You can see the full list of nominees at

The awards are organised by the Ladies First Network – a membership organisation for both women running their own businesses and for women working within a business across Coventry and Warwickshire.  Both Tracey and Julie who run the network are Balsall Common residents. You can find out more about the organisation on their website. 

It’s fantastic to see Balsall Common residents so strongly represented – good luck to all the finalists.  We’ll let you know how they get on, look out for tweets on the night from @balsallcom or an update on here following the award ceremony.

Balsall Common Comedy Club – 2018 Christmas Special

Balsall Common Comedy Club returns for a Christmas Party Special at the Berkswell and District Royal British Legion on Friday 7th December 2018.

Event Organiser Harvey Hawkins

These Stand Up Club Nights – organised on a Quarterly basis by Balsall Common’s resident stand-up comedian Harvey Hawkins – has gone from strength to strength since its launch in 2016 attracting some of the top comics operating on the UK circuit.

December’s event has attracted Rob Rouse, a well-known face from TV and Luke Toulson who has appeared on Rusell Howard’s Good News and performed Sell Out Shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Balsall Common Christmas Comedy Night

Christmas Comedy Party Special – Friday 7th December 2018

Venue: Berkswell and District Royal British Legion, 316 Station Road, Balsall Common CV7 7EF.
Doors: 7:30 pm for 8:00 pm start
Tickets: £10
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Annual Balsall Common Bonfire and Fireworks Display

The Balsall Common Lions will be hosting their Annual Charity Bonfire and Fireworks event at The Lant in Balsall Common on Saturday 3rd November 2018.

Regular event compére Carl Hemming from Ginger Estate Agents returns once again to get proceedings underway and keep visitors informed.

The Balsall Common Lions Club is grateful to regular event sponsors Alan Heath and Sons Bathrooms and Jamieson Christie Wealth Management, as well as supporting organisations FastAid and the 53rd Berkswell Scouts.

Running Order

6:00 pm – Gates Open
6:30 pm – Guy Competition
7:00 pm – Bonfire Lighting
7:30 pm – Firework Display


The Lant, Meeting House Lane, Balsall Common CV7 7GE

Advanced Ticket Prices

Family:  £16.00 (Not available on the gate)
Adult:  £6.00
Child Advance Ticket – £3.00 (£3 on the gate)

Gate Prices

Adult: £7.00
Child: £3.00

Tickets Outlets

Oakes Farm Shop
Balsall Common Pharmacy
Michael’s Drinks World
A1 Motor Store

Telephone: 0845 833 8565

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Doggy Day Care Role available at Local Firm

Balsall Common’s Mogz and Dogz are on the lookout for suitable candidates for a Doggy Daycare Assistant role working closely with owner Mark Young and another existing member of staff.

Mark Young is a former Police dog handler, with a wealth of experience in dog handling and pet care.   Consequently, it is no surprise that Mogz and Dogz enjoys a fine reputation in the area, so this is a great opportunity for anyone that loves canines and other cuddly creatures.

Duties will include ensuring the well-being of pets whilst in the care of the business.

Doggy Day Care Assistant

Working outside for the vast majority of your working day the candidate Should be an outdoors type person, happy in all weathers and be entirely reliable.

Some flexibility in working hours is required although generally these will be 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

A Company pension scheme is provided.

For further details, pay and further job description please contact Mark via email only:


Ballroom Dancing for Beginners

Amy Price is already well-known for her ‘Get Fit! Have Fun!’ philosophy at her regular dance and fitness classes in Balsall Common.  The dance and fitness teacher is also experienced in the field of ballroom dancing and is excited to share her skills and knowledge with newbies.

Join Amy for a special 6-week introductory course that’s ideal for beginners at Balsall Common Village Hall on Wednesday evenings.

Course gets underway on Wednesday 7th November 2018, refer to Amy’s poster for full details:

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