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The Castle at Edgehill, Gin Festival, Pinnock Gin
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The Castle hosts first Gin Festival celebrating local distillers

LOCAL producers will be celebrated at the first Gin Festival hosted by The Castle at Edgehill in Oxfordshire, on July 2nd. The brand new event, which brings together gin brands from across the county, will include plenty of G&Ts to sample as well as live music and food in the gardens, which overlook the historic… Keep Reading

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Final chance to enter second Coventry & Warwickshire Foodie Awards

TIME is running out to enter The Coventry & Warwickshire Foodie Awards, which returns to celebrate the best of the region’s food and drink scene – with the backing of two celebrity Michelin Star chefs. The Awards, in partnership with Visit Coventry and Visit Warwickshire, will culminate in a ceremony at The Box at Fargo… Keep Reading

Ladies First Network professional Development Awards 2022, Tracey McAtamney, St Maur
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Evening celebrates business success

INSPIRATIONAL achievers from Warwickshire were among those celebrated at the fourth Ladies First Network Business Awards. More than 300 people assembled at Coombe Abbey on Thursday (March 24th) for the glittering awards ceremony, hosted by BBC radio presenter Sandra Godley. Winners were revealed across 30 categories ranging from Rising Stars, Young Achievers and Excellence Education… Keep Reading

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Amateur sailor prepares for Atlantic adventure after two-year delay

A Leamington woman is preparing for the adventure of a lifetime as a crew member on the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race – two years after she was originally due to set sail. Marie O’Riley will join a 20-strong crew for the final ‘Atlantic Homecoming’ leg from Bermuda on June 19th, via New… Keep Reading

Bramble Dining, fine dining chef, Alexander McQueen
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The sky’s the limit for Leamington chef following Alexander McQueen scoop

A Leamington chef who walked away from commercial kitchens to launch his private dining business in lockdown, is celebrating his latest collaboration – with an international luxury clothing brand. Bramble Dining was approached by Alexander McQueen fashion house to create a bespoke range of canapes and cocktails for the official launch of their much-anticipated ‘London… Keep Reading

Leamington Business Awards, Jonthan Smith,Matt Western MP, Talk Business UK
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Leamington Business Awards – winners celebrated

CELEBRATING success was the theme of the seventh Leamington Business Awards which returned to a live event for the first time in three years. Eleven winners were finally unveiled on Friday after being chosen from more than 180 nominations. The ceremony, hosted by DJ – and Leamingtonian – Kirsty Leahy, took place at 1 Mill… Keep Reading

The Red Lion, Hellidon, fundraising, mental health awareness
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Swapping roles in memory of young man who took his own life

Staff at a pub swapped roles for a special night of fundraising in memory of a Warwickshire regular who took his own life on New Year’s Day. The Turning Tables dining experience last week raised nearly £1,000 and marks the first in a series of charity events organised by The Red Lion in Hellidon, in… Keep Reading

Leamington Business Awards 2022, Jonathan Smith
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Leamington Business Awards – finalists announced

The finalists of The Leamington Business Awards have been chosen from more than 180 entries. The decisions follow scores of nominations for the preliminary phase of the new Leamington Business Awards which recognised COVID Business Resilience, Business Pivoting and Lockdown Heroes of 2020/21. Established in 2014 by Jonathan Smith, of Talk Business UK, the LBAs… Keep Reading

Ladies Network Business Awards 2022, Tracey McAtamney
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Finalists announced for return of live business awards

INSPIRATIONAL achievers from Warwickshire are among the finalists named in the fourth Ladies First Network Business Awards, being held next month. Entrants from 25 categories have been selected from more than 270 nominations by a panel of 18 judges from across the UK at a special event in Coventry on Monday. The winners will be… Keep Reading

Napton Cidery, crowdfunding, expansion
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New cidery crowdfunding will enable £250k expansion

A quarter-of-a -million-pound expansion plans have been unveiled by the owners of a family-run Warwickshire cidery who are launching their second crowdfunding campaign within a year. Jolyon and Charlotte Olivier are growing their award-winning Napton Cidery to help fulfil major new contracts as well as fund an extension to the production facilities and taproom. The… Keep Reading

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