AWARD-WINNING JEWELLER MAKES SPARKLING MOVE TO THE CAPTIAL

With more than a decade’s experience in the jewellery trade, Roseanna Croft Jewellery has had a dazzling career: from crafting beautiful pieces for royalty; creating stunning bespoke designs; and even reincarnating heirloom pieces, to give them a new lease of life. Now, the Derbyshire-based brand is preparing to reach new heights in the industry, as it’s set to step outside its jewellery box and make the move to London. Having discovered a passion for jewellery at the age of 18, founder Roseanna Croft has travelled the world making bespoke pieces for clients, working with brands across the globe, as well

CENTRICK MOVES IN TO COMMERCIAL PROPERTY SECTOR WITH ACQUISITION OF ANDREW GRANT COMMERCIAL

The region’s leading residential property expert, Centrick, is making a home for itself in the commercial property sector with its buyout of Andrew Grant Commercial. Creating a new branch of the business operating under the title Centrick Commercial, the team will oversee an extensive portfolio of property lettings and sales instructions, alongside numerous rent reviews, lease renewals, and Red Book Valuations. Following the introduction of the deal by Ben Ackrill at Strava Consulting, Centrick acquired Andrew Grant Commercial, a division bought out of the Andrew Grant LLP, which entered administration in June. The deal sees its full team move across to Centrick Commercial, including three chartered surveyors and commercial property consultant with a combined 120

OPULENT TRAVEL LOUNGE TAKES FLIGHT WITH NEW ONLINE BOUTIQUE STORE

After successfully navigating through the aftermath of both the Shropshire floods and the ongoing Covid-19 travel restrictions, Shrewsbury-based Opulent Travel Lounge has launched a brand-new online boutique for fashion, fitness and travel lovers.  Opulent Beach Club is the sister brand to the travel company, providing luxury fitness, beachwear and travel accessories to customers across the UK. Handpicked for excellence, the site stocks famed brands including South Beach, TLC Sport, Warriors of the Divine and Sun Bum. An expansion of sister company, Opulent Beach Club centres around its online site (www.opulentbeachclub.com) that delivers nationwide, but select products will also be available

NEW CHOICE FOR CBD USERS AS MIDLANDS-BASED COMPANY LAUNCHES ONLINE STORE

Harvested from organically grown hemp in the USA and operated here in the Midlands, CHOICE CBD is ready to take the UK by storm. The new online-based business launched last month in response to an increase in UK-based CBD users, with a reported six million adults thought to have now used CBD products. A new high-quality CBD oil that contains specialist terpene blends and only the finest ingredients, CHOICE offers customers six products tailored to suit different lifestyles and needs. Whether looking for stress relief, an alternative to pain management or something to boost the immune system, CHOICE’s six unique

IDENTITY MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS COMPANY KIS GLOBAL™ GMBH MAKES WORLDWIDE DEBUT

Uniting cutting-edge processes, a combined century of experience, and a presence in six continents, today KIS Global launches into the market, establishing itself as one of the largest players in the digital identity credential industry. Pioneering print technologies that are rooted in years of expertise, KIS Global is setting out on a mission to revolutionise the card personalisation and identity management solutions industry, supported by quality Japanese engineering and a knowledgeable team of industry experts. Headquartered in Germany, but with a base in both the UK and Japan already, KIS Global is intent on bringing security and efficiency to businesses

LESSONS AFTER LOCKDOWN: HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD’S WORRIES AROUND SCHOOL

In line with the Government guidelines, millions of pupils have started to return to class over the last couple of weeks. While teachers set to work on making classrooms socially distanced and parents try and prepared their children for their return, leading West Midlands mental health charity Living Well UK is warning of the wellbeing impacts of navigating a ‘new normal’ for kids, with signs of stress starting to show around Covid-19. Finding ways to educate children on mental health and wellbeing surrounding Covid-19 can be a challenge in itself, but Living Well UK is pushing the importance of an

CASTLE FINE ART REOPENS BIRMINGHAM FLAGSHIP GALLERY

The UK’s leading art retailer, Castle Fine Art, has announced the reopening of 30 of its galleries nationwide, including its flagship store at Birmingham’s Mailbox, from today (Monday 15 June).   As the nation welcomes the easing of lockdown, the doors to 30 galleries have reopened, with a series of measures put in place to keep customers, employees and artists safe amidst the “new normal”. Social distancing floor markers, dedicated sanitation points and limited customer numbers are some of the new in-store measures introduced. In addition to this, Castle Fine Art is offering private out of hours appointments, which can be

LOTTERY FUNDING BRINGS TO LIFE LIVING WELL UK’S VIRTUAL WELL-BEING PLATFORM

As we begin to transition into the ‘new normal’, the West Midlands’ leading mental health consortium Living Well UK is warning that it is essential that access to key tools and resources for overall well-being are made available. Recognising the growing need for flexible and accessible support structures and services, the charity is debuting its latest offering of well-being services in the form of a virtual well-being platform this week. The well-being platform – which has been made possible due to a £36,000 grant from the National Lottery Fund – is set to function as a ‘virtual well-being pop-up space’,

HEART OF ENGLAND OFFERS A HELPING HAND TO WOMEN’S AID CHARITIES

With many of us spending more – if not all – our time at home as a result of COVID-19, Women’s Aid has flagged the direct impact this has had on those experiencing domestic abuse. As calls to crisis centres experience a 25% spike since the start of lockdown, it seems that home is an unsafe space for many; in a bid to help, Women’s Aid charities from across the region have been making new provisions to ensure that they are able to help those who find themselves in this situation during these difficult times.  To help these efforts during

Case Study: EF MEDISPA

As a team that loves to look as good as it feels, EAST VILLAGE. can often be found fantasising about a much-needed spa-break and researching (read: buying) the latest tech-backed skin products. Big on a beauty brand that’s rooted in science as much as it is aesthetics, we were approached by the country’s leading therapy experts, EF MEDISPA, to help launch both its Birmingham and Bristol clinics. THE ASK. Having earned its name as the spa of the stars in London, EF MEDISPA was eager to bring the same award-winning beauty treatments it had become famous for to the Midlands and the South