Celebrating the Business Women of Balsall Common

Balsall Common’s businesswomen will be incredibly well represented this Thursday 19 October as Nailcote Hall hosts the Ladies First Business Awards.

We’ve got a strong showing from our local business community with a number of residents in the running for an award on the evening:

Emily Mulholland, a successful Fitness Instructor makes the shortlist in two categories – Career From Home Award and the New Business Award. Career Mums’ Sally Dhillon and Nishi Mehta are also in the running for two categories – Business Woman of the Year and the Achieves in Business section.

Jess Lloyd-Riley joins the Career Mums on the shortlist for the Achieves in Business category, Judy Ledger of Baby Lifeline, Carly Southern for her work with Coventry Open Christmas and Amy Jackson co-founder of the Lily Mae Foundation are finalists in the Achieves for Charity award and Emma Carter and Angela Jones are hoping for success in the Excellence in Science & Technology and Career from Home categories respectively.

Jill Bowman who runs a training company and is also a funeral celebrant is a finalist in the Inspirational Women category.

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. 

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.

 

Not sure too many of the nominees will make the 7.15am start for the October Balsall Breakfast Club on Friday morning. For anyone that does want to come along, the Club is open to all local businesses and businesses serving the area.  You can find out more and sign up for the meeting via their website.

Macmillan Coffee morning is a huge success

Are you ready?! The recent Macmillan Coffee morning held in Balsall Common  raised a staggering ……

            ??? £3,217.90  ???

Organiser Amy Fox said: “To all the businesses and people that donated prizes and essentials, baked cakes, sold raffle tickets, attended the event and helped advertise the event I cannot thank you enough. A simple coffee morning has raised so much money and awareness for a charity very close to me.

“There are some amazing businesses that have helped with this total. Prova PR, epyx Ltd and Accenture New Zealand all kindly held coffee mornings to help with my total. Ian Coles has spent all summer fundraising and presented me with £500 towards the total! 

“As you all know my coffee morning was in memory of a close family friend, Geoff Wain. I hope we’ve made him proud ?

“Same time and place next year, see you there! ?”

Jumble Sale – 14 October

The Heart of England WI are holding a Jumble Sale on Saturday 14 October at St Peter’s Hall, Holly Lane, Balsall Common CV7 7EA.  Doors open at 2pm.

If you have any jumble, it can be delivered from 10.30am onwards.

Sorry NO pillows, duvets, cushions, furniture or LARGE bric-a-brac.

For more information ring 01676 533675 or 01676 534824.

Public meeting could help acquire £2.5m community funding

Representatives from Berkswell Parish Council and the Berkswell Society are urging members of the community from Berkswell and Balsall Common to attend the final public meeting relating to the local Neighborhood Plan.

Feedback from the meeting could help acquire much-needed funding, as much as £2.5m, which could be used to provide vital infrastructure capable of serving a community that’s set to continue growing thanks to new housing developments which are expected to hit the area.

Residents and local business owners are invited to spare 15 minutes of their time at the final drop-in session in the Jordan Room at St John’s Church in Berkswell anytime between 9:30 am and 12 noon:

Jubilee Community Centre set for Open Day

Following a management restructuring process at the beginning of the year, refurbishment work on the Jubilee community centre is now complete and details of an Open Event on Saturday 7th October have now been announced.

The new team of Trustees have been busy developing a long-term plan for the centre and now residents have been invited to attend the centre from 1.30 to 4.00pm to see what the new team has been doing.

The Jubilee will be officially ‘re-launched’ at 2.00pm by the Chairs of the two Parish Councils – Councillor Mark Tattum and Councillor Andrew Burrows.

The Jubilee Centre has also been selected as one of the nominated charities for October at Waitrose Kenilworth. The Trustees hope that members of the community will tell family and friends to put their green tokens in the Jubilee box!!

The Jubilee is a designated community space and as part of a renewed effort to provide a secure future for these purposes now enjoys sponsorship from local businesses for the first time.  Local sponsors include: Ginger Property – The Estate Agent and Property Consultancy; Acclaimed Mortgage Consultancy and Tuscany Pizza.

Jubilee Open Event – Saturday 7th October 2017

Venue: The Jubilee, Station Road (behind HSBC Bank), Balsall Common
Time: 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Official Opening: 2:00pm