Abakhan opens in Altrincham

Leading fabric, yarn and crafting retailer Abakhan is set to open its latest UK store in Altrincham, near Manchester this month (June).   The two-storey shop will include a range of crochet yarns and accessories, alongside dressmaking, soft furnishing and quilting fabrics, including the end of line and remnants that the store has become famous for stocking.   Upstairs there ... [More]

Meridian Drilling

When involved in mining exploration projects in the UK, Claire used her extensive experience to plan and guide our public relations in what could have been sensitive situations. She worked with the client company for authorisations and to ensure positive coverage of the projects across a range of media. With our projects abroad, Claire also helped inform our community programme to ensure the ... [More]

Meridian Drilling completes landmark Allana Potash project

UK and Dubai headquartered Meridian Drilling is looking forward to fresh challenges after concluding its four-year involvement with the Allana Potash project in Ethiopia. The project saw Meridian Drilling complete 25,000 metres of drilling; operating two Atlas Copco CS14 wireline drilling rigs for 24 hours a day in the harsh and remote Danakil Depression. Starting in 2009, the contract was ... [More]

So what’s so scary about a pumpkin?

If you have a glowing, orange orb shining out from your gatepost this week, it’s more likely to give you a cosy feeling of nostalgia than a shrill of terror. So where did the idea of a pumpkin being the scariest of all vegetable originate? Accord decided to investigate…   It seems the pumpkin or Jack-o-lantern originates from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, which was ... [More]

North Wales launch of UK’s first Crowdfunding Options app

A unique app to help business owners source funding has been launched in North Wales by Williams Denton and The Corporate Finance Network  (CFN). The Crowdfunding Options app, which is the first of its type, is designed to help business owners determine which crowdfunding websites may be most suitable for them. Developed by The CFN, the app was launched at the Conwy Business Centre this week ... [More]

Welsh ale crowned champion mild at the Great British Beer Festival

A North Wales ale has been named the best Mild in the UK, at this year's Champion Beer of Britain competition in London. Great Orme Brewery's Welsh Black scooped the prestigious award earlier this month. It came just weeks after the Glan Conwy based brewery's Celtica won two gold stars for its Celtic ale in this year’s Guild of Fine Foods Great Taste Awards. The brewery beat off stiff ... [More]

‘Oscar’ winning ales

FOR the second year running a North Wales brewery has won a prestigious UK-wide award. The Great Orme Brewery is now the proud owner of two gold stars awarded for its Celtic ale in this year’s Guild of Fine Foods Great Taste Awards. The awards is the acknowledged benchmark for specialty food and drink, described as the ‘Oscars’ of the food world and the ‘epicurean equivalent of the Booker ... [More]

Kestrel and Lidget Compton cement a new deal

The familiar concrete garage is getting a fresh new look thanks to the combined efforts of a PVC-U and PVC-UE building products manufacturer Kestrel and concrete building manufacturer Lidget Compton. This May will see a new style of wall finish – the DFE270 (Double - Feather Edged Cladding), giving Lidget Compton’s concrete buildings even more kerb appeal. The cladding, produced by Kestrel, ... [More]

Taking a global mining approach

Having a good reputation for working well in mining sites stands you in good stead. Jeremy Moore discusses running an international business and how having the right equipment can help make projects work better. As a drilling company headquartered in Bath, it at first seems incongruous that Meridian Drilling counts work in one of the remotest areas on the planet – the Danakil Depression in ... [More]