Shropshire Star HQ tour for chamber group

Star Employment Services team join Shropshire Star HQ tour for chamber group

 The Shropshire Star welcomed 20 leading business representatives to its offices in Ketley this week as part of the Shropshire Chamber of Commerce event.

The group met on Wednesday October 12 where they were able to work together to learn from each other and develop leadership skills.

Members heard from MNA Print MD Graeme Clifford, who spoke about how the MNA has changed its business model due to changes within the industry.

He spoke about how the MNA has launched new businesses, which have been built upon its strong brands and long heritage.

Members then heard from Lucy Cashmore, operations director of Star Employment Services who spoke about the importance of delivering the trust and integrity associated with the Express & Star.

MNA Digital MD Andy Hill then wrapped things up by speaking about being able to offer affordable and measurable services to all businesses within the region whatever their size and budget.

He also spoke about the challenge of innovating in such a fast paced environment and the importance of not being afraid of failure.

The group were then given a tour of the editorial department by editor Martin Wright followed by a tour of the press rooms by operations manager Danny Saxon, where the Sandwell Chronicle was being printed.

The event was arranged by Peter Guy, who is the Chamber’s President as well as the Star’s advertising manager.

Richard Sheehan, the chamber’s chief executive, said: “It was clear from the presentations from our host that there is a continued focus on digital, which is responding to the needs of the market and real world where all businesses are having to go.

“The patron members also got together to provide an update on their circumstances. We never cease to be astounded by the level of positivity, success, growth and indeed recruitment activity that is going on within this group.”