GNL Handyman Services

Gary Lloyd is your local friendly handyman service provider, with no job too small. If you need help GNL can help you with the widest range of tasks, all the way from those awkward lightbulb changes, to refitting of entire kitchens.

Examples of GNL services (non-exhaustive list) includes:

  • Kitchen and bathroom refits
  • Picture hanging and flatscreen TV mounting
  • Face-plate changes on plug fittings
  • Bath reseatings
  • Tiling
  • Fitting/relacement of household and office desking
  • Refitting and rehanging of household doors
  • Carpentry such as boxing-in of electric meters
  • Minor water plumbing and electrics
  • Info

    Mobile: 07792 942565


    GNL Handyman services proudly provided support for the 2014 Balsall Common Festival.




    Sweet Memories open for business


    Sweets from Sweet Memories
    Sweets from Sweet Memories

    We may be a bit behind the times but we’ve only just realised Sweet Memories is re-open for business behind Westwood Hair and Beauty.

    As before, it sells all your traditional sweet shop favourites from chocolate limes and liquorice toffees, to ABC letters and strawberry sherbets. They also sell a wide range of ice creams and coffees and slushies. There is a small seating area outside. So if you are looking for a treat for yourself or the kids, are out and about in the village in need of caffeine or sugar, why not head in and see what they have to offer.

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    New Business Breakfast Club for Balsall Common

    Balsall Common’s Business Breakfast Club met for the first time this week, Claire Turner reports on how it went:

    The first meeting of the Balsall Common Business Breakfast Club was a great chance for local business owners and sole traders to meet up. Attendees shared information about their business, their local connections, and discussed the advantages and disadvantages of working for yourself. Hot local topics including flight paths and HS2 were also thoroughly dissected.

    Guest speaker, Richard Hales, Chair of Kenilworth Chamber of Trade told the group about the Chamber, and the benefits of joining. They organise a few key events a year, as well as having an informal meeting on the third Tuesday of each month. They aim to allow local businesses to support each other. Membership is just £40 per year. They are happy to have Balsall Common businesses join, their website is for more information.
    We also found out more about the British Legion and what it can offer local businesses in terms of events, room hire, and functions. They do great breakfasts too!

    The next meeting of the Balsall Common Business Breakfast Club will be on Friday 19 September at 7.30 at the British Legion on Station Road.  For more information please contact Jill Bowman or join our new LinkedIn Group

    Balsall Common Business Breakfast Club first meeting
    Balsall Common Business Breakfast Club first meeting


    Stress busting hypnotherapist offers free sessions in Balsall Common


    A better life could beckon for a lucky few at Balsall Common Pharmacy on Saturday 8th March as hypnotherapist Adam Cowming of Beautiful Life Hypnotherapy delivers a series of free taster sessions, available via in-store application.


    “These free 20 minute taster sessions are open to anyone with questions about hypnosis,” explains Adam, “there’s a lot of myths surrounding hypnosis so this offers an opportunity to come in and ask questions and for those who are comfortable with the idea, enjoy 10 minutes of hypnosis at the end.”


    Adam has a wide repertoire of skills but most regularly helps clients with:

  • Weight loss
  • Confidence
  • Anxiety, panic and stress
  • Depression and low moods
  • Fears and phobias

    According to Adam there is an anxiety and stress related epidemic in the UK at the moment, a view supported by colleagues in the industry, with related issues such as insomnia coming high on the list of areas in which they deal.


    “About 70% of my business is anxiety or stress-related at the moment and has been for sometime” says Adam.


    These sessions would be ideal for anyone who’s not sure about giving hypnosis a go. Typically the sessions involve 10 minutes question and answers, with a 10 minutes hypnosis sampler session at the end. There is no obligation to try hypnosis on the day, or to enter into any further arrangements.


    These free taster sessions will run from 12 until 4pm on Saturday 8th March. To claim your free session, all you need to do is drop by Balsall Common Pharmacy and book your 20 minute appointment. So get your name down while you still can.