Curtain Call Article December 18/January 19

Thriving Family Business Looking Forward to a Great 2019!

Keith Walker, Managing Director of Curtain Call in Coventry, has been manufacturing and retailing soft furnishings in Coventry and Warwickshire for 34 years, and with Keith’s son, Harry, as Sales Director, Barry Gittins, Keith’s brother-in-law, as their Fitting Manager, and Lorraine Fowler as the Office Manager, Curtain Call really is a family run business with a reputation for attention to detail and fantastic customer service. […]

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Awards Article December 18/January 19

Ladies First Business and Inspirational Women Awards 2018

Lynne Heard, Managing Director of Your Call Magazine, was the proud winner of […]

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Ladies First Business Awards April/May 18

Ladies First Professional Development & Lifestyle Management

Ladies First Professional Development is a membership organisation designed to help women and their businesses reach their true potential.  This is done in a practical way that adds value for any woman either running her own business or wanting to advance her career. […]

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Curtain Call February/March 18

Customer Service Is Key For Thriving Family Business

Keith Walker, Managing Director of Curtain Call in Coventry, has been manufacturing and retailing soft furnishings in Coventry and Warwickshire for 33 years, and with Keith’s son, Harry, as Sales Director, Barry Gittins, Keith’s Brother-in-Law, as their Fitting Manager, and Lorraine Fowler as the Office Manager, Curtain Call really is a family run business with a reputation for attention to detail and fantastic customer service. […]

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Award Article December 17/January 18

Award Win For Your Call

Lynne Heard, Owner of Your Call Magazine, is the Proud Winner of Ladies First ‘Inspirational Woman’ Award 2017.

On 19th October Lynne Heard was presented with the ‘Inspirational Woman’ award, at the Ladies First Business Awards for the Warwickshire and West Midlands area, hosted by BBC presenter Trish Adudu, at Nailcote Hall Hotel. […]

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Earth Spirit Crystals Article August/September 16

Bigger New Premises For Local Family Run Business!

Earth Spirit Crystals is a family run business that first opened it’s doors in Weddington in 2013. Annemarie Cowley is a Bowen Practitioner, Reiki Master Teacher, Crystal Healer and Holistic Practitioner and she has worked in the industry for the past 20 years. […]

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Citizens Advice Bureau Column April/May 16

Protecting Yourself and your Business from Identity Fraud

Identity fraud – someone stealing personal information about you and pretending to be you for financial or other gain – is one of the fastest growing crimes in the UK. Fraudsters use any source of information to take control of your life; whether online or offline. Businesses as well as individuals are equally vulnerable to this behaviour and lives can be destroyed by it. So how does it work? […]

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Money Matters October/November 15

Your Questions Answered by TaxAssist Accountants

Summer Budget: Dividend tax reforms and small companies

Question:

My wife and I are run our own company. We take a small salary and the rest of our money out as dividends. We’ve been hearing rumblings about some changes that were in the Summer Budget regarding how dividends are taxed. Will they affect us? […]

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Double Digits for Your Call Magazine

It all started ten years ago in July 2005 when the first ‘Your Call Magazine’ was launched independently in Coventry by Lynne Heard.

Lynne’s children were aged two and five when she left her corporate career, decided she wanted to be her own boss, serve the community, and be there for her children. There were no similar magazines in the local area, so Lynne pursued her dream and after much hard work, the first magazine was launched and delivered to the Coventry West area to just 2,000 homes initially, with a view to bringing back a sense of community to the local area, something which can often be lost these days, in this busy world that we live in. […]

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The Marketing Clinic Feb/Mar 15

Why You Should Love Local Advertising by Dee Blick It was the advertising legend David Ogilvy who said, “When I write an advertisement, I don’t want you to tell me that you find it creative. I want you to find it so interesting that you buy the product.” If you’re advertising in a local publication like this your aim should be to increase sales. If you build an abundance of goodwill too that’s wonderful, but don’t lose sight of the fact that sales and plenty of them are the lifeblood of your business.    I’ve spent many years in advertising and can tell you from experience that local publications provide a powerful, cost effective channel through which to engage a local audience. You can attract many new customers for a modest outlay. If, despite your very best efforts, your advert fails to work there isn’t such a big dent in your budget to remind you. […]

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