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for business on Sundays. At present, many of the town’s shops are closed on Sunday, which local shoppers are keen to see change. Council deputy leader Robert Pritchard said:

Chamber backs Sunday trading T

amworth councillors have enlisted the Chamber’s support in a bid to persuade local shopkeepers to open

“We hope the Chamber can help local businesses support the town centre and try and help Sunday be a full trading day. Trading on Sunday can only be good for Tamworth, its economy and local job prospects.” Now Lichfield and Tamworth Chamber has got behind the campaign to persuade the shopkeepers to open up on Sundays. Marilyn Castree, divisional director of the Chamber, said: “Tamworth is really putting itself on the map and is becoming a flagship town. “Tourism is a huge part of the UK economy

and Tamworth, as part of the fabulous county of Staffordshire, has more than its fair share of offerings. “The Chamber would encourage retailers to open their doors for Sunday shopping as there is real opportunity to do business and for Tamworth to add to its status of working towards being a town of choice.”

Open for business: Tamworth Borough Council leader Danny Cook and Marilyn Castree Ansons rises in legal rankings

Cannock and Lichfield law firm Ansons has improved its rankings in this year’s ‘Legal 500’ directory. The Legal 500 is an independent directory of the country’s top

ranking law firms. Ansons was noted for providing “professional, diligent and value-

‘Recognition by The Legal 500 directory is important’

for-money services” to owner managed businesses. The Ansons team was also commended for its “commercial awareness” and “being proactive”. In total, the firm has been recommended in 10 areas spanning its commercial and private client services. Ansons senior partner Simon James said: “It is very pleasing to be recognised as being one of the

top law firms within the West Midlands and Staffordshire. “Recognition by The Legal 500 directory is important as researchers speak to thousands of law firm

clients every year to compile the directory, and the recommendations are based largely on what they say.” Ansons Solicitors was formed in June 2004 and employs more than 50 people.

Count on Adams Moore

Tamworth-based accountancy firm Adams Moore has joined a new scheme launched by the professional body that represents the interests of accountants in England and Wales. The scheme is the ‘Business Advisory Service’, launched by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) to put businesses in touch with companies who need professional advice. Adams Moore partner Neil Lancaster said:

“We’re committed to local economic growth and feel that in joining the ICAEW this demonstrates our commitment further.”


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