This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
Burton & District Burton & District Chamber Patrons

Contact: Chris Plant T: 0845 603 6650

Global peace party

raises funds for camp Three Burton businesses have raised £1,500 for a Peace Camp in The West Bank. Monica Douglas-Clark, of Jones and Clark,

Industrial Supplies and Specialist Sourcing, John Mills, of Tower Brewery and Monica Dunbar from Datties Soul Foods organised a ‘global peace party’ to raise the cash. The event was held at The Tower Brewery.

John Mills said: "It was a really great night. I am glad that we are able to support such meaningful work through The Tower Brewery. Hopefully, we can make this an annual event to support projects in different parts of the world where there is conflict." The purpose of the ‘global peace party’ was to

Going up: Russell Jeans (left) and Chamber chief executive Paul Faulkner (right) with Ben and Fleur Robinson

Burton Albion brings a boost to the region

These are exciting times at Burton Albion as the club gears up for its first-ever season in the Championship. Only 14 years after waving goodbye to away

days at Lancaster, Vauxhall Motors and Droylsden in the Northern Premier League, fans can start planning journeys to Villa Park, Elland Road, St James’s Park and the iPro Stadium next season. The club celebrated

back-to-back promotions with an open top bus tour around the town but as soon as the champagne corks had been popped Burton Albion started planning for next season. Chairman Ben Robinson said: “We have looked

Matchday prices for next season have been

announced, with adult terrace admission for just £20 – offering one of the best value football days out in the Championship. There will be high demand for executive boxes,

‘We are looking forward to welcoming so many famous clubs here next season’

hospitality and sponsorship packages. Burton Albion commercial director Fleur Robinson says there is no doubt that promotion has generated a surge of interest in the club. She said: “Playing in

the Championship is a big

boost not only for the fans but also for us as a business and for the town, which will see a tremendous knock-on economic benefit. “We already have a very active off-field business

at what we have to do before the first game kicks off, which is primarily the press box and the upgrade of the floodlights – which from a practical point of view needs be done this summer. “As far as capacity is concerned, we know we

will have problems accommodating visiting fans, so we will have to look at how we can accommodate more visiting supporters in the away end in the long-term. “As far as home fans are concerned, I’m sure

with all these big clubs coming here we will be sold out for those games. “We are looking forward to welcoming so

many famous clubs here next season and our fans will be excited about us playing the likes of Aston Villa, Newcastle United, Nottingham Forest and Derby County. “There will be a great atmosphere and packed

houses here next season but we will still ensure that the Pirelli Stadium is a welcoming, family- friendly environment.”

in conference and banqueting which will also benefit greatly from the enhanced profile of Championship football. Our facilities are in demand throughout the year with new bookings being taken all the while.” In the community, the club is also making an

ever-greater impact. The club’s community trust was voted the best in the Midlands at the Football League Awards and also has ambitious future plans. New for next season at the Pirelli Stadium will be

an artificial pitch that will be used by the community trust and outside organisations. Russell Jeans, Chamber membership and business

services director, said apart from raising the town’s profile, Burton Albion had proved to be successful at bonding the community together. He said: “The work Burton Albion has done

through its community trust programme has been excellent. The club has always punched above its weight in terms of its community involvement programme.”

Expanding the team

at Else Solicitors Two trainees have started at Else Solicitors in Burton, following in the successful footsteps of another who has just qualified. Laura Butchart works in the four-strong

commercial property team, while Daniel Woodall has joined the seven-strong dispute resolution team. Twenty-eight-year-old Laura, from Burton,

is a triple degree holder. Before deciding to study law she worked in marketing for Premiership winning Leicester City Football Club and as part of her law course she did work experience with Else. Daniel, 24, of Burbage, Leicestershire, worked

as a paralegal with firms in the Midlands and London and had a brief stint as a specialist land adviser for the National Farmers Union. They follow Gemma Gallimore, who two

years ago started at the firm as a trainee and has just qualified.

July/August 2016 CHAMBERLINK 29

raise money for a bursary to bring together Israeli, Palestinian and international participants in the desert to create common ground for discussions, shared experience, non-violent communication training and trauma healing sessions.

New starters: Daniel (left) and Laura (right) with partner Andrew Hickman

Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64