Archive | December, 2013

More jobs at Longbridge

Posted on 05 December 2013 by editor

Longbridge the former home of the MG Rover group has confirmed today that it is set to create a further 350 jobs. Phase 1 of the project has already successfully been completed with the development of a new Bournville College, Sainsbury’s, Costa Coffee, Beefeater, Premier Inn, 35,000 sq ft of offices and the £2m Austin Park, a green area named after Lord Austin of Longbridge.  The centre also boasts free parking, with a new park and ride facility due to be open in 2014.

The 350 jobs is subject to planning approval for a new 150,000 sq ft 2-storey Marks & Spencers store. Work is set to start in 2014 summer and be completed by Christmas 2015.

Marks & Spencers regional manager Julie Ridley said it believed the planned store would “cater for the shoppers of south Birmingham and attract new customers from the M5 and M42 corridor”.

St Modwen acquired the 468-acre site after the MG Rover Group collapsed in 2005. Thus far over 3,500 jobs have been created on the site, just over half of the 6000 that MG Rover employed at its peak.


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Snow set to disrupt businesses in Birmingham this weekend

Posted on 03 December 2013 by editor

Up to 20cm of snow is forecast across England and Wales this weekend and is set to disrupt the retail sector and transport systems. Temperatures are due to drop by approx 8 degrees during the day, to around 2 degrees. Businesses are being told to prepare by ensuring that they have adequate salt, and where roads and access is required to ensure that it is cleared using a snow plough or alike.

The retail sector, which appears to have enjoyed a healthy November could be hit as shoppers avoid venturing out in the cold weather.

The forecast for Monday and Tuesday looks set to be mainly dry but rather cloudy, with light winds and the odd brighter spell. On Tuesday rain is expected to spread southwards across Scotland, moving across England and Wales on Wednesday.

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Sheldon DIY unveils new power tools website for small business day

Posted on 02 December 2013 by editor

Sheldon DIY have unveiled a new power tools and hand tools website in time for small business day on Sat 7th Dec 2013. Sheldon DIY have been serving the Birmingham public for over 20 years and has established itself as a major provider of some of the leading DIY brands including Black & Decker, Bahco, Bosch, Stanley and Draper. They also sell other leading brands such as Dewalt, Estwing, Draper and Irwin as well as heating and plumbing, decorating and electrical supplies.

The company which is conveniently located at 128 Garretts Green Lane, Sheldon, Birmingham, B26 2JN – online: 0121 403 3205, in-store: 0121 693 6757 is seeking to expand its online business in time for Christmas and capitalise on the ever growing trend to buy power tools and hand tools as xmas gifts.

Jay Birdi from Sheldon DIY said: “We are delighted to launch our brand new website and grow our business for another 20 years. We work hard with our suppliers to secure the lowest possible prices on Black & Decker Power Tools, Bosch Power Tools, Bahco Hand Tools, Stanley Hand Tools and Draper Hand Tools, so that we can pass the savings onto our customers. We stock most power tools including corded and cordless drills, cordless screwdrivers, circular saws, belt sanders, power files, angle grinders, jigsaws and routers. We also offer free delivery on all orders over £50.00 with guaranteed delivery within 3-5 days.”

Mr Birdi also stated “we are delighted to be launching our website in time for small business day on the Sat 7th Dec 2013. The new website will enables us to move into larger markets and offer our professional and customer orientated service to the whole of the UK, rather than just Birmingham. We’ve identified that now is a good time to expand and the website is an obvious move in todays competitive marketplace.  We are confident that the power tools and hand tools that we have in stock are competitively priced and offer great value to our customers. We are 100% focused on providing the best quality power tools and hand tools by some of the worlds leading DIY brands, at excellent prices.”

Stuart Smith, has been going to Sheldon DIY for over 10 years and gave Birmingham News Plus this comment “For me the reason Sheldon DIY have stood the test of time is because they really care about the customer and often go that extra mile. The power tools and hand tools are well priced, and they go out of their way to ensure that I am always 100% satisfied with my purchases. Now they are online, this means that I can access their shop 24 hours a day 365 days a year.”

Leading Power Tools supplier

Sheldon DIY are a leading online stockist of Black & Decker who are one of the world’s largest producer of power tools and accessories. The brand is well respected and trusted throughout the world; its network of manufacturing facilities is one of the most advanced and cost-efficient in the world.

They also stock Bosch Power Tools which are ideal for the professional, tradesman & DIY market. The Bosch professional range are high quality incorporating innovation and high level features, whilst the DIY range covers most aspects of the market including a 2-year warranty.

The best Hand Tools at the best prices

Sheldon DIY are proud to be a supplier of Bahco hand tools. Bahco design and manufacture hand tools for most demanding professionals. Bahco focus their design on innovation, performance and ergonomics. They’ve been designing tools for over 150 years and now provide some of the most advanced hand tools in the world.

Stanley are one of the worlds most popular DIY brands and are synonymous with the Stanley Knife, as well as FatMax spirit levels. Sheldon DIY have secured some great prices on these essential DIY tools.

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