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Sue Bowden

Chamberlink Autumn 2021

Chamberlink Autumn 2021

The Autumn issue of our Chamberlink magazine is full of good things our members are doing during these challenging times – this is a digital only version but we hope to bring back the printed copy in the New Year, so if you’d like to be included please send all your news to Sue Bowden by Friday 17 December.

Our front cover story on page 15 features Avanti West Coast’s biggest-ever fleet upgrade which will transform all 56 of its’ iconic Pendolinos – take a look, it’s a really interesting read!


Could this be for you?

Could this be for you?

Business owners helping each other to drive growth with Peer Networks

Cheshire and Warrington Growth Hub are now recruiting for their latest Peer Networks groups due to start in November, with funded places allocated on a first come first served basis.

Peer Networks is government-backed, fully-funded opportunity that brings together business owners from a range of sectors and specialisms from Cheshire and Warrington.

The business owners drive each facilitated session, choosing topics important to them to focus on – this could be recruitment, EU transition, leadership or Net Zero. Group members then mentor each other to find solutions and positive outcomes to their individual challenges.

Helen Tonks, co-founder of Alsager firm Hydraulics Online took part in Peer Networks earlier this year.  Helen said: “Peer Networks was a great opportunity to connect with a group of diverse, but ultimately like-minded, local business owners and leaders, who I would never otherwise have crossed paths with so we could talk and share ideas in a really safe and supportive environment.”

“I found it hugely rewarding to be part of the process of helping somebody to have a lightbulb moment where they could finally see the proverbial wood for the trees and a way through a problem that had often, quite literally, been keeping them awake at night. Best of all, we have stayed in touch as a cohort and have continued to act as sounding boards for one another.”

Peer Networks offers businesses 18 hours of support working in these small virtual groups as well as an additional three and a half hours of one-on-one support. The programme is open to businesses with five employees or more who have a turnover above £100,000 and have been trading for over one year.

E-mail support@candwgrowthhub.co.uk to find out more or call programme lead Mark Shepherd on 07494 869282.

An exciting future for Thorneycroft Solicitors

An exciting future for Thorneycroft Solicitors

The Directors of Macclesfield based, Thorneycroft Solicitors, a part of TS Group Ltd, and Bankstone are jointly pleased to announce that Dickon Tysoe has now purchased the entire share capital of Bankstone.

The two businesses will continue to have a very close working relationship. Thorneycroft Solicitors and TS Group have had a close relationship with Bankstone since 2005, acquiring a controlling interest in 2013.

The intervening years have seen both businesses grow from strength to strength, however, the recently implemented Civil Liability Bill has focused all parties to review their respective objectives and as a consequence and for the parties` mutual benefit, TS Group has now sold their shareholding, which will allow the parties to work together in other ways.

Both parties are looking forward to an exciting future and continuing to offer their clients the best levels of client care and service.

You can learn more about Thorneycroft Solicitors or locate their nearest office by clicking here.

They did it! Thanks to everyone who made a pledge to help this exciting new venture

They did it! Thanks to everyone who made a pledge to help this exciting new venture

Charles Roe House is planning to open its doors again to reveal an exciting new fine dining restaurant and cocktail bar in the heart of Macclesfield’s emerging food district … and you could play a valuable part in making it happen!

Husband and wife team, Rick and Amy Armstrong,  have signed up to the Kickstarter crowd-funding scheme to offer a whole array of pledge rewards to help fund their exciting plans for The Copper Room.  Whatever you pledge can be used on meals at the restaurant, stays at their related Airbnb, cooking lessons, tickets to special events … and much more!

The Kickstarter scheme allows 30 days only for the financial target to be met, and it works on an “all or nothing” basis, and the clock is ticking now.  Find out more HERE about how you can have a stake in helping this exciting new venture in the heart of Macclesfield succeed, and help the town’s burgeoning reputation as an upcoming “foodie” destination grow.


Great start to 2021 for Thorneycroft Solicitors

Great start to 2021 for Thorneycroft Solicitors

Although the current pandemic has placed pressures on the business community throughout North Cheshire, it has been a successful and exciting beginning to 2021 for Macclesfield based law firm, Thorneycroft Solicitors.

Having had a presence in Macclesfield for over 3 decades, they have shown their commitment to the town and the wider community for many years, helping them with any legal needs, and they are delighted to announce that they have opened a second office in the heart of Macclesfield, further cementing their relationship with the town and its people.

The new office is located on King Edward Street in the centre of Macclesfield and will be the main base of operations for the firm’s Conveyancing, Private Client and Employment Law teams. However, clients will still be able to arrange appointments and have their legal needs met at both the main office and the new office.

Managing Director of Thorneycroft Solicitors, Rachel Stow said:  “Having been searching for a suitable location to establish a high street presence in Macclesfield for many years, we are delighted to be able to open a new location on King Edward Street.”

“Our main office will continue to be on Bridge Street, however, this new office will provide improved convenience for our clients, thanks to its town centre location and nearby facilities including parking.” The new offices will also feature improved accessibility that will benefit our clients who are less mobile or require the use of a wheelchair.”

“It is an exciting time for our business and we look forward to assisting our clients with their legal needs for many years to come.” Rachel added.

Thorneycroft Solicitors are also excited to announce the addition of Tina Timmins and Sarah Johnson to the Private Client team.

Sarah has joined the Family Law team in the role of Matrimonial Solicitor. With over 25 years experience, Sarah brings a wealth of experience to the role and the ability to handle a wide range of family law legal matters.

Tina has joined the firm as a Private Client Assistant, having worked for a number of reputable firms during her career including Blunts Solicitors, another Macclesfield based firm that has now closed. She is able to assist with all aspects of Probate, Lasting Powers of Attorney including Court of Protection work, and Will writing and has developed a specialism for working closely with elderly clients.

Both Sarah and Tina have already settled into their new roles and have hit the ground running.

It is an exciting time for the firm as they continue to grow and cement their status as one of the North West’s leading law firms.


You can learn more about Thorneycroft Solicitors or locate their nearest office by clicking here.