Monday, 25 January 2016

Derbyshire farm shop Croots lines up offers to celebrate Breakfast Week 2016

Croots farm shop in Derbyshire
Derbyshire farm shop Croots is marking Breakfast Week with a series of special offers and promotions.
The farm shop, at Farnah House Farm, Wirksworth Road, Duffield, regularly supports the annual national event, which aims to raise awareness of the benefits of eating a healthy breakfast and demonstrate the wealth of wonderful breakfast produce available around the country.
This year Breakfast Week runs from 24th to 30th January and the award-winning Croots Farm Shop has lined up a string of deals and offers to mark the occasion.
“We’re big supporters of breakfast here at Croots – in the shop and in our Shires Eatery, where our breakfasts are very popular, especially at weekends,” said Steve Croot, who runs the farm shop.
“Breakfast Week is a regular event on our calendar and provides the opportunity for us to encourage our customers to try new breakfast items or to get some of their usual breakfast ingredients in a special deal.”
From Monday 25th January until Sunday 31st January, Croots is offering a buy one, get one free on a Croots Breakfast at Croots Shires Eatery, with breakfast available until 2.30pm Monday to Saturday and until noon on Sundays. The offer is only available with a voucher, available from Croots Facebook page or website. Offer does not include drinks. 
During the week, Croots is also offering two 500g packs of its award-winning Croots Muesli for £5, two 1L litre cartons of fruit juice for £2, two 500g Croots Porridge packs for £2, two packs of four Derbyshire Oatcakes for £2.75 and three packs of bacon and sausage for £10. Offers available from Monday 25th January to Sunday 31st January 2016.
Croots Farm Shop is open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm (Shires Eatery until 4.30pm) and from 10am to 4pm on Sundays. Croots runs Fresh Fish Thursdays between 9am and 1pm on Thursdays.
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Friday, 22 January 2016

New appointment at contractor J Tomlinson

Expanding contractor J Tomlinson has appointed Antony Newton as special projects leader.
An experienced commercial manager and quantity surveyor, Antony has been appointed to support J Tomlinson’s commercial activity initially in two departments - Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, and Facilities Management.
His position is a newly created post and he joins the Nottingham-based company as it experiences unprecedented growth.
“J Tomlinson is a company with an excellent reputation, working across the East Midlands, West Midlands and Yorkshire, and I am very pleased to be a part of an ambitious team that is taking the business forward,” said Antony.
“I have good knowledge of the sectors and services that J Tomlinson works in and I hope to be building on this in my new role.”
Antony, who has worked in the industry for 24 years, has held positions at a number of key organisations including Keepmoat, Bullock Construction (now United Living) and Willmott Dixon.
J Tomlinson, with its headquarters at Beeston near Nottingham, offers services in construction, refurbishment, repairs and maintenance, mechanical and electrical engineering, and facilities management, and works across a range of sectors including social housing, emergency services, health and care, education, retail and commercial property.
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Wednesday, 13 January 2016

New venue, new format for Shire Horse Society National Show 2016

Picture by James Bedford
The world’s largest gathering of Shire horses returns for 2016 with a new venue and a new format.
The Shire Horse Society’s National Show 2016 will be run over three days, instead of two, and will be staged at Staffordshire County Showground from 18th to 20th March.
Expected to attract around 200 horses from across Europe and visitors from around the globe, the show has moved its ridden classes to the Friday afternoon due to the growing popularity of this section of the event.
The Friday classes will feature dressage and concours d’elegance to highlight the grace and elegance of the gentle giants of the horse world. These will be the opening classes of the show, which is the flagship event of the year for the Shire Horse Society - the only charity dedicated to the protection, promotion and improvement of the Shire horse.
The show is also moving to a new home this year – Bingley Hall in the centre of Staffordshire County Showground - to cater for increasing visitor numbers to the show, who are keen to support the iconic breed which a few decades ago was in danger of dying out.
Shire Horse Society secretary David Ralley-Davies said: “Our National Show has been steadily gaining in popularity again recently and we wanted to ensure that everyone who wants to go gets the chance to attend, hence the decision to move to a bigger and more central venue for 2016.
“Bingley Hall will also provide additional facilities for exhibitors and their horses, such as indoor stabling for the majority of horses being shown. We are looking forward to welcoming many new visitors, as well as our loyal followers and our members, to the showground.”
The Shire Horse Society, which is based at Rockingham Castle on the Leicestershire/Northamptonshire border, has signed a five-year deal to stage its National Show at Bingley Hall – starting in 2016.
The show, which has been held at a limited number of venues in England over its long history, is believed to be one of the oldest, almost continuous, horse shows in the world, having been held for the first time at the Royal Agricultural Hall in Islington, London, in 1880, when the charity was named the English Cart Horse Society.
The first qualifier of 2016 for the Horse of the Year Show, the event features three days of competition and classes, with horses shown in-hand, ridden and in harness. It will also include stalls and exhibitor stands for the public to browse.
Tickets are now on sale via the Shire Horse Society’s website Follow the charity on Facebook or Twitter - and @saveourshires
The event takes place from noon to 6pm on Friday 18th March, from 8am to 6pm on Saturday 19th March and from 8am to 4pm on Sunday 20th March 2016.
Tickets cost £4 in advance and £5 on the gate for Friday 18th March. Tickets in advance are £8 for adults and £6 for under 12s and seniors, and £12 for adults and £10 for under 12s and seniors on the gate, on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th March.

Entry is free for Shire Horse Society members.
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Monday, 4 January 2016

Croots Farm Shop brings festive cheer to Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre

Customers and staff at Derbyshire farm shop Croots have brought some festive cheer to the farm shop’s adopted charity.
A series of fundraising efforts including a Christmas hamper draw, the sales of magic reindeer food and a competition to find the best dressed Christmas tree resulted in £323 being collected for Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre over the festive period.
The charity, which has been the farm shop’s adopted charity for a number of years, provides disadvantaged Derbyshire children with holidays in Skegness. In 2016, it celebrates its 125th birthday.
Steve Croot, who runs Croots Farm Shop based at Farnah House Farm, Wirksworth Road, near Duffield, with wife Kay, said: “We’re delighted to have raised a lovely sum for Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre so that we can present the charity with a great Christmas gift.
“I’d like to thank our customers and staff for once again taking part in our fundraising efforts which allow us to raise money for such a good cause.”
For more information about Croots Farm Shop, visit Find Croots on Twitter @crootsfarm_shop or on Facebook
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