Author: aardvark

Things I learned from trekking in Cambodia

Mark Smith completed this challenge in October.  I was lucky enough to grab some time over  breakfast to talk about the trek itself. Here are some of his most memorable moments and observations: 1.Team spirit really, really works! The hardest day was day 3 – a 16 mile walk with 1600 foot climb in 40 […]

Meet Simon Davies of Spectra group

Spectra group has just been awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation for its ‘Slingshot’ communications system. Spectra started when Simon moved into civilian life after 24 years in the army, where he worked in IT and communications in the Royal Signals. The business was initially set up as a one-man band, but now employs […]

A warm invitation to the Worcestershire Business Community Carol Service at All Saints

As the year draws to a close we’re delighted to welcome you to the 2019 Worcestershire Business Community Carol Service at All Saints, in the heart of Worcester city centre. Our friends at All Saints have kindly agreed to host what will be a fabulous event, so come and join us on Tuesday, 10th December […]

Meet Darren Burge of Tudor Building Supplies

You often hear MDs of successful companies say, “My door is always open”. For the team at Tudors Building Supplies, that is literally true because the office door is propped, permanently, open and a warm welcome awaits you when you say hello to Darren. In fact, when I visited the builders’ merchant on Burcott Road […]

Thanks to everyone at the Jeremy Houghton fundraiser at Webbs of Wychbold

Mark Smith would like to extend a huge thank you to everybody who braved the rain on Thursday evening to attend the Jeremy Houghton art exhibition at Webbs of Wychbold. Guests were welcomed into the fabulous exhibition of art in the marquee with delicious nibbles, wine and local Worcestershire Piston gins, all provided by Webbs. […]

Mark Smith trek progress

Cambodia  report – day 3 The group have finished Day 3! Svay Leu to Kulen Mountain – distance – approx. 24km; 7-8 hrs Kulen Mountain (487m), Cambodia’s sacred mountain. Deeply revered, the local people make pilgrimages to the pagodas and ruins on the mountain top.  The camp overnight is near the falls and the group […]

Thanks to everyone who attended the Mental Health Seminar at Malvern College

A big thank you to everyone who attended, especially our hosts, Malvern College and our speakers David Sculthorpe, from Mental Health UK, Rachel Roberts from Harrison Clarke Rickerbys, Sarah Angus from Malvern College  and Ian Smith of Bishop Fleming. Gerry Crow from St Mary Stephen’s Hospice was one of the attendees. He said  “Even though […]

Jeremy Houghton art exhibition supports Marks Mental Health Marathon

Mark Smith is delighted to announce that renowned local artist Jeremy Houghton will be exhibiting his latest works of art at Webbs of Wychbold on Thursday, 17th October and donating a percentage of his sales to the charity. “Jeremy and I were friends at school and have known each other for over 30 years” says […]

How can I serve? The Rev Dr Rich Johnson talks about modern ministry and mental health

The parish of All Saints at the heart of Worcester city is one of the oldest in the city.  It now uses two buildings. St Helen’s, a 15th century church building occupies a site used for worship since Roman times. You may have seen the scaffold wrap artwork on the High Street earlier this year, […]

Thank you to teams at the Big Quiz at Hereford Cathedral School

Mark Smith and the Lloyds bank team wish to say “Thank you” to everyone who had fun supporting the Big Quiz evening on Thursday, 12th September at Hereford Cathedral School in aid of Mental Health UK.  The night raised an amazing £4,200  for the charity which will be funding much needed support, advice and information […]