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Y O U R L O C A L L U X U R Y L I F E S T Y L E M A G A Z I N E

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Welcome to J’AIME

As we head into the summer months, there’s plenty to

enjoy around the Midlands whether you’re a foodie

fanatic of a style maven, an arts buff or part of the

green-fingered brigade. And in this eclectic issue, we

hope there’s a little something for everyone.

Foodies rejoice, because there’s a new hotspot in town,

and we chat to chef and street food king Lee DeSanges

about following his passion to open a bakery in his

hometown of Sutton Coldfield. We’ve also got an

evening with MasterChef: The Professionals finalist Liam

Rogers covered - he’s certainly one to watch out for.

If your garden needs a little TLC, then get yourself over

to the BBC Gardeners’ World Live show at the NEC this

month to get some advice from the experts and stock up

on all of those gardening essentials. We’ve got two pairs

of tickets to the show - which will also gain you entry to

the BBC Good Food Show Summer at the same time -

up for grabs so get entering for your chance to win. If

your dad is a gardening buff then tickets could make a

great Father’s Day gift - if not, our gift guide should give

you some ideas too.

If classic cars are your thing, then one of the biggest

shows in the country is right here in Lichfield, and we’ve

caught up with the organisers of Cars in the Park as they

prepare to celebrate their 25th anniversary next month.

With all of your usual favourites including sweet summer

decor tips, fabulous fashion and beauty advice, property

picks and more, we wish you a fantastic start to the

summer.

If you enjoy what you read in this issue, then why not

help us to spread the word? As well as being delivered

directly to homes in selected postcodes across the

area, you can pick J’AIME up free of charge in major

supermarkets around the Midlands, as well as read the

whole thing - and plenty more! - online at

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InsideJ’aime this month...

6 Styled to Sparkle - Sutton Coldfield mum

Sarah Wan Min Kee on her passion for

children’s decor

10 Baked In Brick - Street food king to open a

new Sutton Coldfield bakehouse

14 Property - Property of the month

16 Competition - Win tickets to BBC Gardeners’

World Live and Good Food Show Summer at

the NEC

18 Father’s Day - Gifts galore for top dads

20 Interiors - A tranquil combination

22 Interiors - Celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee

24 Cars in the Park - Celebrating 25 years of a

leading classic car show

26 Food and drink - Reviewing MasterChef’s Liam

Rogers at Sauce Supper Club

28 Sutton Art Trail - A celebration of art returns

for its sixth year

32 What’s On - Events around the Midlands this

month

34 Wealth Matters - The world of finance with

Jean Lamb

36 Health Matters - Dr David Eccleston examines

health topics each month

38 Fashion - Juicy couture for summer

40 Beauty - Skincare tips for teens

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Decor delights are child’s play

ALTHOUGH OFFICIALLY FOUNDED IN 2016, THE FOLLOWING SIX YEARS HAVE CHANGED

A LOT FOR SUTTON COLDFIELD-BASED KIDS DECOR BUSINESS STYLED TO SPARKLE, AS

OWNER SARAH WAN MIN KEE EXPLAINS TO KATY EDGINGTON

No baby’s nursery, child’s bedroom or playroom

is complete these days without some beautifully

designed bunting - and that’s exactly what Sarah

Wan Min Kee, founder of Styled to Sparkle, aims to

provide.

Always confident that she wanted a career in buying,

Sarah - who lives in Sutton Coldfield with husband

Anthony and daughter Arla - studied fashion retail at

university in Manchester. With no desire at all to be

a womenswear buyer, she embraced a love of kids’

style and even completed a dissertation on children’s

fashion. With a clear goal in sight, her first role was

as a trainee buyer in childrenswear for Next.

“I got promoted quite quickly and was a buyer there

for 10 years,” she explains. “A lot of people would

probably agree that there are good and bad things

about working in the corporate world. I learned

a lot, but it was very tough at times. I met some

amazing people and I travelled the world, but it isn’t

glamorous!”

In 2016 - keen to follow her passion for kids’

products and kids’ styling, but be more hands on with

creating beautiful things - Sarah left Next to set up

her own business. Styled to Sparkle actually started

life as a children’s party design and planning service.

But it turned out to be very up and down, losing

momentum when she welcomed her daughter Arla at

the end of 2018 and, of course, when Covid-19 hit

at the start of 2020.

“The first bunting I ever made was for a little boy’s

birthday party, to go across the front of a cake table,”

Sarah says. “Because of the party planning, I had

set up a little Etsy shop where I sold personalised

bunting, but I’d never really invested a lot of time

in it. I thought initially that my bunting was being

bought for parties, but actually people were buying it

for nurseries.”

What had started out as a sideline turned into

Sarah’s focus when Covid-19 struck and her Etsy

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sales grew rapidly. However, it wasn’t until

January 2021 that she made the decision

to stop offering her party planning services,

rebrand, and set up a new website.

Her online shop showcases the simple,

traditional decoration that she’s given her

own modern and stylish look. The current

bestseller is pastel rainbow bunting which

includes eight different coloured felt flags

per metre. Sarah hopes it is more accessible

to more people, from an ease of use and

affordability point of view.

Holly Tucker MBE, co-founder of awardwinning

online marketplace Not on the

High Street, has been a big inspiration

as an advocate of small, female-led

businesses. Sarah works with a professional

photographer on her product photography.

They often feature products from other small

businesses, who she tries to tag in social

media posts to make it easier to shop all of

them.

Evidently, the impact of the pandemic was a

mixed bag for Sarah and her young family.

Although she lost income through not being

able to run her party planning business, she

still feels very lucky.

“My daughter is three now, so we didn’t

have the challenge of homeschooling,” says Sarah.

“My husband Anthony was only furloughed for a

short period, then he was working from home. It was

SARAH’S PRETTY BUNTING HAS

BEEN A HIT WITH PARENTS

STYLED TO SPARKLE FOUNDER SARAH

AND DAUGHTER ARLA

challenging having a toddler who’d just decided to

walk at home full-time, but she went back to nursery

two days a week in July 2020. Lockdown was a

horrible scenario, but we were so grateful to have

that time with her.”

And despite having completely changed

the direction of her business, Sarah

insists she would never go back to party

planning: “It’s the commitment of time on

the weekends,” she explains. “Although I

still work long hours, I can be a bit more

flexible about when those hours are.”

As many small independent retailers do,

Sarah finds that certain times of year,

like Christmas, are busier than others

- and she plans for that accordingly.

Even so, the inconsistency of sales is one

of the toughest parts of running her

own business. The challenge is to stay

motivated during those quieter months,

like January, especially when it comes to

admin, accounts, marketing and all the

other aspects of the job that have very

little to do with making beautiful things.

“While I love pushing the brand forward

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and seeing the direction it could go,

it’s all the elements that go on behind

the scenes to make that happen that

are challenging. I’d love to sit sewing

all day! But I have to plan my time

really carefully. You’ve got to stay

motivated and use your time wisely to

grow your business in other ways.”

Day-to-day, the most enjoyable

part of running Styled to Sparkle

for Sarah is the ability to use her

creativity. And although she’s not in

a physical shop, she appreciates the

direct interaction with customers

over social media and email that she

missed out on during her years as a

corporate buyer.

Looking ahead, Sarah is laser-focused

on keeping her product offering

straightforward and high-quality, with

plans to expand her product range

only as far as hooks to help hang your

bunting. But that doesn’t mean she’s

not busy looking to the future of the business.

“I’m designing new collections and trying to establish

Styled to Sparkle’s reputation as a kids’ brand,” she

says. “I’m also doing more in-person markets and

growing the wholesale business across the UK as well

as internationally. I love to create the product and

will always design the collections, but to grow the

business I will need to hire somebody to help with

production this year. It will be hard for me to hand

SARAH HAS LONG HAD A PASSION FOR

KIDS’ PRODUCTS AND NURSERY STYLING

that over!”

So, what advice does Sarah have for others who

might be thinking about ditching the day job and

setting up on their own?

“I think you’ve got to have a clear idea of what

you want to achieve, and that goal has to be your

own,” she says. “It’s really easy to get distracted by

what other people are doing - that might be other

businesses, how many followers or likes they’ve got -

but it doesn’t really show a true picture. Even

well-meaning advice from relatives or friends

can be distracting. We all have days of selfdoubt

and you need to be able to refer back

to the goals you’ve set so that you know which

direction you’re going in.”

Sarah’s also a strong advocate of regularly

taking stock of your successes and

achievements, however big or small.

“Joining Not on the High Street last year was

a highlight for me. I really pushed myself to

apply for that, maybe when I hadn’t been as

confident previously. Even if it’s something

small, I think it’s really important to stay

motivated by looking at how far you’ve

come.”

For more details on Sarah’s designs,

visit www.styledtosparkle-kidshome.

co.uk where you can use the offer code

JAIME15 to claim a 15% discount.

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SATURDAY 23 JULY 2022

PLUS

RUSSELL WATSON THE OVERTONES

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Music from the Movies

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Tamworth Castle Grounds, Holloway, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 7NA

Tickets may be subject to booking fee. Promoter has the right to change the line-up.

Check out what’s coming up in for this June at the newly

refurbished Tamworth Assembly Rooms Theatre.

A Right Royal Knees

Up!

Thursday 2 June

The Best of Queen

Friday 3 June

The Queen’s Knickers

Saturday 4 June

Step Inside the 60s

Friday 10 June

The D-Day Darlings

Sunday 12 June

Great British Seaside

Show 13, 14, 28 & 29 June

Box Office: 01827 709618 www.tamworthassemblyrooms.co.uk

Corporation Street, Tamworth, Staffordshire. B79 7DN

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F E AT U R E

Baked to perfection

LEE DESANGES, AWARD-WINNING CHEF AND OWNER OF BAKED IN BRICK, IS OPENING HIS FIRST

BAKEHOUSE IN HIS HOMETOWN OF SUTTON COLDFIELD. KATY EDGINGTON FINDS OUT MORE

LEE AND THE TEAM QUICKLY

BECAME LEADERS IN THE STREET

FOOD SCENE

A former ironmongers shop in Sutton Coldfield

has undergone a major transformation this spring.

The building will be given a new lease of life by

Bakehouse, a brand new three-floor bakery, café and

eatery from the Baked in Brick team, which is set to

open by early June.

Having grown up in Wylde Green, Lee DeSanges,

award-winning chef and owner of Baked in Brick,

has chosen his hometown of Sutton Coldfield for

the location of his third premises. The opening of

Bakehouse by Baked in Brick follows the success

of Lee’s Custard Factory restaurant and Erdington

bakery outlet. He’s excited to return to this familiar

area to open the very first Bakehouse by Baked in

Brick.

“I’ve always wanted to open a place in Sutton

Coldfield,” Lee says. “It is where I’m from, so

I’ve got lots of family and friends nearby, and the

business is quite well known in Sutton Coldfield

because everybody recognises it’s run by somebody

from the area. There’s a lot of buzz.

“It’s also quite fortunate that the premises is in

front of a primary school, to the left of a secondary

school, with lots of residential housing around it, and

the actual town centre only a stone’s throw away.

“I love baking bread, and I really geek out on

things like sourdough. So to move into that in a

shop is really cool. I just think there’s something so

wholesome about a bakery - selling bread and cakes

and croissants - it’s really nice.”

The Baked in Brick story starts back in 2015, when

classically trained chef Lee converted a classic Mini

into an unlikely street food business. He installed

a hand-built pizza oven on the back and a BBQ

under the bonnet in a novel way to apply his love of

cooking over fire.

Baked in Brick was an overnight success, achieving

recognition in 2016 as ‘Best Street Food Trader’ at

the British Street Food Awards with a menu that

included pizzas and chicken tikka wraps. In 2017,

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Lee travelled to Berlin in his newly converted

VW LT28 to compete in the European

Street Food Awards. There he won ‘Best

Main Course’ for his beef shin ragu and wild

mushroom calzone with Colston Bassett blue

stilton dip - plus the top accolade of ‘Best

Street Food in Europe’.

Then, in 2019, Lee made the transition from

street food, events and festivals into bricks and

mortar. He opened his first Baked in Brick

restaurant within the iconic Custard Factory

in Digbeth.

“Setting up a restaurant is very different to

operating a street food business, from hiring

front of house staff and chefs to running the

business in a more streamlined way,” he notes.

“In street food it’s very much a case of you

turning up, selling your street food, paying

your pitch fee and going home.

“If you don’t sell very much, you don’t have

all the overheads like electricity bills, rates and

everything else that comes with a restaurant.

Third venue in, we’ve got a much more

structured business. We’re ready and really

excited to open the next venue.”

Lee explains that although he’s always been

keen to have a bakery, the seeds of the Baked

in Brick Bakehouse concept came about because of

the pandemic. During lockdown he was doing street

food popups in car parks just to keep the business

going. With burger buns practically impossible to get

hold of elsewhere, he was baking all of his own buns

- and requests to buy them were flooding in.

“We had all the bakery equipment at our industrial

unit in Erdington where we do the wholesale baking,

BAKED IN BRICK WAS FOUNDED

BY CHEF AND FOODIE LEE

DESANGES

BAKEHOUSE WILL OFFER AN

ARRAY OF SWEET TREATS TOO

so we’d open up the shutters on a Saturday, post

about it on social media, and people from the local

community would come along to buy their bread and

cakes,” Lee explains. “We got such a good response

to that, that’s why we decided to go for it and open a

shop.”

All of Bakehouse’s bread and cakes will be made offsite

at Baked in Brick’s wholesale bakery, which is just

five minutes away. One of

Lee’s personal favourites

is their double chocolate

brownie - cooked for just

the right length of time to

stay perfectly gooey.

The on-site kitchen will be

where the brunch, lunch

and evening menus are

prepared. It sits on the

ground floor of the threefloor

venue, where the

team will sell baked goods

and there are 12 covers as

well as customer toilets.

On the first floor, you

will find two good-sized

lounge rooms with plenty

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of comfortable seating,

while the second floor space

will be available to hire for

hosting business meetings,

interviews or launches.

Bakehouse by Baked in

Brick also has a drinks

licence, so the venue will be

open on Thursday, Friday

and Saturday evenings.

The staple food offerings

will consist of things like

charcuterie and cheese

boards, and Lee also plans

to have some cicchetti

available. Originating in

Venice, these are popular

Italian bar snacks or small

plates, similar to tapas, that

will be pre-made on the

counter ready for you to

pick a selection.

You can expect occasional

pop-ups as well, from paella nights, burger nights

and pizza nights, to three-course meals for special

BREAD IS A REAL

PASSION FOR LEE

BAKED IN BRICK STARTED LIFE

AS A STREET FOOD TRADER IN A

CONVERTED MINI

dates like Valentine’s Day. The plan is to keep the

evening offering interesting by constantly changing

and evolving.

So, what’s next for the Baked in Brick

brand? Can we expect more Bakehouses

around the West Midlands?

“I would love to open more Bakehouses

because I think people love good bread,

good food and good coffee,” says Lee. “If

the right site came up, I’d open another

Baked in Brick pizzeria street food

restaurant. I’m lucky in the sense that we

get offered a lot of different opportunities.

It’s finding the balance of making sure we

don’t overdo it, but that we do take up the

right opportunities.”

Meanwhile at Bakehouse, where you’ll be

able to pick up staples like butter and milk

alongside your bread, cakes and patisserie,

Lee is hoping locals will embrace his

vision: “I see it as a friendly, independent,

neighbourhood bakery and coffee shop,

and I’m hoping that’s how the community

will see it too.”

Bakehouse by Baked in Brick will be

open Monday to Wednesday from 8am-

4pm, Thursday to Saturday from 8am to

10:30pm, and Sundays from 9am to 4pm.

To see menus and subscribe to stay up to

date, visit www.bakedinbrick.co.uk

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P R O P E RTY

Property of the Month

EACH MONTH WE SHOWCASE ONE OF THE MOST LUXURIOUS PROPERTIES ON THE MARKET

IN THE MIDLANDS. THIS MONTH’S SELECTION IS A TRADITIONAL FARMHOUSE, LOCATED IN AN

IDYLLIC SEMI-RURAL LOCATION WITH OUTSTANDING VIEWS, OFFERING IMMENSE POTENTIAL

FOR MODERNISATION OR COMPLETE REDEVELOPMENT

Birch Farm, Stonnall Road, Walsall: Offers in excess of £795,000

On the market with Aston Knowles: 0121 362 7878

THE AGENT SAYS: Birch Farm is a traditional

farmhouse situated on Stonnall Road, between Mill Green

and Aldridge. This idyllic location means the property

benefits from extensive grounds with panoramic rural

views of local greenbelt.

There are various outbuildings within the site that offer

potential for re-development either to the farmhouse itself

or for a possible new build opportunity, subject to the usual

planning consents.

Alternatively, there is the potential to simply modernise the

existing farmhouse into a beautiful family home.

The main farmhouse is a two-storey detached building

with a pitched tiled roof and brick elevations. Approached

via an electric gated entrance the farmhouse has its

main entrance to the side elevation which leads into the

reception hall via a traditional oak front door.

Featuring traditional farm style kitchen, two reception

rooms, three bedrooms, the master with double en-suite

and bedroom two also with en-suite.

The proposed designs for redevelopment take advantage

of the outbuildings to the rear of the property by adding

a contemporary L-shaped kitchen/diner with stunning

bi-folding doors and skylights, flooding the space with

natural light, overlooking the greenbelt on one side, and

the courtyard on the other. The staircase in the main

farmhouse will be moved to create a snug with log burner

as well as a main living room featuring large windows

overlooking the garden.

Upstairs will comprise of a master suite with en-suite,

double bedroom with dressing room and en-suite, as well

as a third double bedroom also with en-suite.

W E L O V E : T H E S C O P E F O R C R E A T ING A DR E AM H O M E

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CO M P E T I T I O N

It’s showtime!

BBC GARDENERS’ WORLD LIVE AND BBC GOOD FOOD SHOW SUMMER RETURN TO

THE NEC THIS MONTH - AND YOU COULD WIN TICKETS TO THE SUNDAY SHOW

Over four fabulous days, from Thursday, June 16

to Sunday, June 19, BBC Gardeners’ World Live

and BBC Good Food Show Summer will return to

Birmingham’s NEC for the first full-scale show since

2019, packed with the latest garden ideas, plants,

products and trends, alongside inspirational tips,

advice and a whole host of famous faces.

Sunday’s show boasts a jam-packed schedule across

both BBC Gardeners’ World Live and BBC Good

Food Show Summer with green-fingered royalty

Frances Tophill, Adam Frost and Arit Anderson

live on the BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Stage

offering unique gardening trends with a heap of

seasonal ideas and easy-to-follow top tips to get your

garden ready this summer.

BBC Good Food Show Summer will return alongside

BBC Gardeners’ World Live with a star-studded

line-up of the nation’s favourite chefs, including

Nadiya Hussain, John Torode, John Whaite and Lisa

Faulkner on the Let’s Talk Good Food Stage and

Joe Hurd and Samuel Goldsmith in the brand-new

Italian Kitchen, plus many more across the weekend.

For more information and to book tickets to BBC

Gardeners’ World Live and BBC Good Food Show

Summer, please visit

www.bbcgardenersworldlive.com or

www.bbcgoodfoodshow.com

TOM KERRIDGE IS A GOOD

FOOD SHOW FAVOURITE

Competition!

For your chance to win two tickets to the Sunday of BBC Gardeners’ World Live and

BBC Good Food Show Summer at the NEC, simply answer the following question:

Name one of the experts appearing at the shows.

Send your answer, along with your name and contact details via email to

competitions@jaimemagazine.com with the subject BBC Gardeners’ World Live

and Good Food Show Summer Competition by midday on Wednesday, June 15.

Terms and conditions: The prize is valid for two people to attend BBC Gardeners’ World Live and BBC Good Food Show Summer on Sunday,

June 19, 2022. Travel and accommodation expenses are not included, and the winner will be required to make their own travel arrangements

to and from NEC Birmingham, North Ave, Marston Green, Birmingham, B40 1NT.

The winners will be picked at random and notified via email on Wednesday, June 15. Contact information will be supplied to a third party who

will send your winning tickets electronically via email. There are two prizes available, so there will be two winners, each winning two entry

tickets. Prize cannot be swapped for cash, transferred or sold on. Not all experts appear on all days. The promoter of this competition is

J’AIME Magazine. For more details visit www.jaimemagazine.com

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F E AT U R E

25 years of Cars in the Park

ROTARY CARS IN THE PARK CELEBRATES 25 YEARS THIS JULY WITH A FUN-

PACKED WEEKEND FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY - AND IT’S ALL FOR CHARITY

Every year in Lichfield, Rotary Cars in

the Park attracts around 2,000 classic

and modified cars and in excess of

20,000 visitors to admire them. And

every year, every penny raised (after

expenses) goes to charity, with the

money generated by this perennially

popular event distributed between local,

national and international good causes.

As always, the show will take place

in the heart of Lichfield city amidst

Beacon Park’s 100 acres of formal

gardens and open spaces. After moving

to September last year due to the

Covid-19 pandemic, Cars in the Park

will return to the first weekend of July.

2022 will be a particularly special year

as it marks the event’s 25th anniversary.

Lichfield St Chad Rotary Club’s Andrew Maw has

been chairman of Cars in the Park since 2017. He

explains how the event has expanded over the last

two and a half decades, from a modest display of

a few cars to a calendar staple with a well-earned

national reputation.

“It started in 1997. A member of the [Lichfield St

Chad Rotary] Club called Ian Hodgson was a dealer

MORE THAN 2,000 CARS

WILL BE ON DISPLAY

CARS IN THE PARK IS ONE OF THE

LARGEST CLASSIC CAR SHOWS IN

THE COUNTRY

principal for a garage in Burntwood. It was his idea

to try a classic car show, and it started with no more

than 10 cars in Beacon Park.

“It’s grown from there to become one of the largest

classic car shows in the country - certainly in the

West Midlands. There’s an event called the Bromley

Pageant of Motoring that features more than 3,000

vehicles, but for the last seven or eight years we’ve

had upwards of 2,000 cars attending which is very

good. We fill the park every year.”

To make the 25th anniversary weekend

extra special there will be judging to

choose the best cars at the show, and

each entrant will be presented with

a certificate and a window sticker to

commemorate the event.

As well as the many fantastic classic

and modified cars on display, both

from car clubs and single entries, there

will be plenty of food and drink, trade

and other stalls spread throughout the

park. After what has been a difficult

two years for the motor trade, the show

will also have an array of main dealers

in attendance to showcase the latest

models from many different marques.

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In the arena in the middle of the

park, a selection of car clubs will

be invited to display their cars

and talk about them to the public.

Visitors can also expect a thrilling

BMX display by a local group on

Sunday, July 3, a feature of the

show which has proven extremely

popular over the last couple of

years.

There’s also plenty to keep

younger visitors entertained

besides, of course, the play areas

in Beacon Park, says Andrew:

“Cars in the Park provides a great

day out for families - it’s not just

for bearded classic car enthusiasts!

There will be children’s

entertainment - inflatable slides,

roundabouts, football games - and lots of other

things for them to have a look at and do.”

Children will also love seeing and exploring the

helicopter on the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity

(MAAC) stand. MAAC will once again be the main

charity represented at the event, with their own

impressive stand to demonstrate their invaluable

work.

The sheer scale of the event, not to mention its

location in the heart of the city, makes it a great feat

of organisation. Each year around 90 volunteers

are needed to run the show, while the year-round

preparation efforts involve between 20 and 30 people

on a regular basis. As soon as the show is over, work

starts to arrange the next one.

Andrew and the team who volunteer to organise and

CLASSIC CARS AND CAR

ETHUSIASTS WILL BE FLOCKING

TO THE 25TH CARS IN THE PARK

NEXT MONTH

staff the event only ask that visitors give as generously

as they can, as main the objective of Cars in the Park

is to raise money for charitable causes. To park onsite,

there’s a small charge of £5 per car, no matter

how many people are in it. There is no entry charge

for members of the public who arrive on foot, but

donations are very much welcomed. You will see

volunteers around the park with collecting buckets,

but they will also have card readers for those of us

who don’t carry cash.

Once all the funds raised are in, Lichfield St Chad

Rotary Club will meet with The Stan Bowley Trust -

co-organisers of this year’s event - to decide how the

money will be divided.

“A large proportion will probably go to Ukraine

and Ukrainian refugees,” says Andrew of this year’s

causes. “We do support local charities, particularly

We love Lichfield, Lichfield Police

Cadets and the women’s refuge.

This year The Stan Bowley Trust

will be deciding with us how monies

are divided, and of course some of

the proceeds will go to them.”

Rotary Cars in the Park 2022 will be

held on Saturday, July 2 and Sunday,

July 3. Gates will open from 7.00am

and the show will close each day at

4.00pm. Entrants will not usually be

admitted after 11.00am as the park

will be full to capacity, so if you’re

planning to enter a vehicle book in

advance and arrive early if you can.

For more information visit

www.carsinthepark.com


F O O D & D R I N K

Master of his craft

HE IMPRESSED THE JUDGES AND CRITICS ON MASTERCHEF: THE PROFESSIONALS, AND

NOW LIAM ROGERS HAS WOWED THE DISCERNING DINERS OF LICHFIELD AT A SPECIAL

EVENING WITH SAUCE SUPPER CLUB, AS AMY NORBURY DISCOVERED

As a finalist on the toughest cookery

competition on TV - MasterChef: The

Professionals - Liam Rogers showed he was

serious about food. Although he was just

pipped to the post by Brummie chef Dan Lee,

Liam - the youngest of the three finalists at

just 24 at the time of filming - wowed judges

Marcus Wareing, Monica Galetti and Gregg

Wallace, as well as the critics and a whole

host of top chefs and restaurateurs on his

incredible journey.

Liam’s ascent, though, should come as

no surprise. After all, Michelin-starred

restaurants are in his blood. The talented chef

started out as a youngster in his father’s restaurant

kitchen before moving to Scotland at the age of 18

to work at the country’s most prestigious eatery; the

two-Michelin-starred Restaurant Andrew Farlie at

Gleneagles.

After four years north of the border, Liam moved to

Nottingham as senior chef de partie at Restaurant

Sat Bains - that’s another two Michelin stars right

there - which is where he was working when he

decided to throw his hat into the MasterChef ring in

2021.

And it is that star power which saw diners in their

droves - including Team J’AIME - flock to Liam’s

recent pop-up evening with Sauce Supper Club in

Lichfield at their Thyme Kitchen headquarters.

An evening with Sauce Supper Club is always a topnotch

affair, and Liam proved to be no exception.

From the moment we stepped through the door,

the convivial atmosphere, exemplary service and

delicious food made it an evening to remember.

After being shown to our seats, we got our first look

at the menu. What immediately stood out was the

lack of meat, with just the main course out of five

being meat-based. When he later popped over to our

table to say ‘hi’, Liam explained that he wanted to

showcase the very best in seasonal produce, and let

those amazing spring veggies speak for themselves.

Good on him.

As a gluten-intolerant diner, my guest was certainly

well looked after, with Liam tweaking each course to

ensure her dishes were gluten-free but just as tasty.

And that showed from the off, as she was wowed by

Liam’s gluten-free bread, which was nibbled on as

we perused the wine list. My own sourdough and

Marmite butter was certainly moreish too; I’m not

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a fan of Marmite usually, but this butter was just

sublime.

The first course proper was a celebration of that

springtime hero; asparagus. Here, served with chive

and black garlic emulsions and liberally sprinkled

with sourdough crumb - gluten-free for my guest

- it was dressed to its best yet still star of the show.

Perfectly tender and exuding that wonderful

freshness of British asparagus in season, it was a

stellar start.

And the seasonal stars kept coming, with Jersey

Royals taking centre stage for the next course.

Barbecued to perfection and accompanied by a

beautifully light whipped creme fraiche, confit leeks,

leek puree and a dusting of ash - in keeping with the

barbecue theme - it was a well-balanced dish, with

lovely hints of sweetness coming from those glorious

little potatoes and the leeks two ways, contrasted by a

welcome tang from the creme fraiche.

Onto the main course, and it was time for a little

something for all the meat lovers. The beautifully

pink roasted loin of lamb was mouth-wateringly

tender, accompanied by a punchy lamb jus and a

delicately sweet wild garlic puree - another seasonal

triumph.

But the standout on the plate took me rather by

surprise. I’m by no means a fan of offal, but the offal

choux farce - a little offal meatball wrapped in a

cabbage leaf - was packed with flavour, a real bite of

deliciousness which quite frankly stole the show.

The pre-dessert showed off Liam’s playful side -

something which didn’t always come across in the

MasterChef kitchen - with his Jammy Roger. A play

on his name, it was a fancy riff on a British teatime

treat, the humble biscuit elevated to new heights with

a rich, buttery pastry and sweet yet tart rhubarb and

custard filling.

It set the scene for the grand finale, and when

three of the four elements of dessert are listed as

artichoke, miso and sourdough, you know you’re in

for something a little different. A complex marriage

of flavours and textures with purees of artichoke,

miso and blackberry accompanied by slivers of

toasted sourdough, it was a thought-provoking

and accomplished dessert which showcased Liam’s

culinary chops and ambitious style.

As busy as he was in the kitchen, with a packed

restaurant of eager diners, Liam made sure to do

the rounds among the guests, chatting away and

answering questions with the ease

of a man who wasn’t in the middle

of a demanding service.

Following his MasterChef stint,

Liam travelled to Dubai to

compete in the World Young Chef

Young Waiter competition, placing

an impressive third in the chef

category. And his ambitions don’t

stop there.

With starry dreams of his own,

dining in a Liam Rogers-owned

restaurant could easily be on the

cards in the future. But wherever

the next step in his journey takes

him, he’s certainly one to watch.

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W H AT ’ S O N

On the trail for art

ART LOVERS ARE PREPARING FOR THEIR FIX OF SUTTON COLDFIELD’S FINEST, AS

THE SUTTON COLDFIELD ART TRAIL RETURNS TO THE ROYAL TOWN THIS MONTH

Over the weekend of

June 11 and 12, art

aficionados can enjoy

a series of exhibitions

and demonstrations by

local artists as the Sutton

Coldfield Art Trail returns

for its sixth year.

The Sutton Coldfield

Art Trail was started by

local painter, sculptor and

ceramicist Petra Röhr-

Rouendaal alongside

a small group of local

artists in 2016. The event

is now well established

as a regular fixture in the

summer calendar, interrupted by the pandemic for

only one year, when an online exhibition was held

instead.

Artists working across a range of media take part in a

number of locations around the town, including the

very public Gracechurch Centre, the Sailing Club

beside Powells Pool, The Duke Pub and several of

CERAMICIST HELEN HAYWOOD-WILLIS

ARTISTS TIM GRIFFITHS, KATHRYN SAWBRIDGE, PETRA RÖHR-

ROUENDAAL, UNA SMITH AND JAMES WARE WILL ALL BE TAKING PART

the artists’ own homes or studios.

Much of the artwork on display will be for sale,

but the main objective of the event is to enhance

awareness of the range and quality of work

produced by artists in the local area and to enhance

communication between the participating artists

and the public. Artists are present throughout to

demonstrate their

skills and to discuss

their work and

working methods,

while information on

local opportunities

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is available at each

centre.

The Trail aims to

represent the best

of art in the Sutton

Coldfield area - many

of the participating

artists work

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A LOWRY-ESQUE VIEW OF

SUTTON COLDFIELD BY GEOFF

STUBINS

- and to provide something to interest everyone.

This year the Trail includes 28 artists who will be

showing their creativity in many forms, including

painting, ceramics, sculpture, illustration, collage,

photo-collage, jewellery and textile art. Several of the

venues include activities for

children, including the chance

to have a go at sketching a

lifesize model of a giraffe.

Art Trail president Rachel

David said: “Visitors in past

years have commented on

how much they have enjoyed

the relaxed atmosphere with

the opportunity to discuss the

work on show with the artists

who have made it.”

The Trail produces a leaflet,

which includes a map with

numbered venues and

examples of work by each

artist. Anyone who visits all

the venues, and has their

brochure stamped at each one,

is eligible to enter a draw for a

small prize. Over the years, an

increasing number of people

have completed the whole

trail on foot, bicycle, by car or

public transport.

A PIECE BY DEBI LANE

In addition to the brochure,

each artist has a gallery

page on the Art Trail

website where the whole

brochure is also available

to download. There is also

an Instagram account @

suttoncoldfieldarttrail2022

where examples of

artists’ work are regularly

uploaded in the weeks prior

to the event.

The Art Trail is supported

by Royal Sutton Coldfield

Town Council, the

Gracechurch Centre

and the Sutton Coldfield

Society of Artists, but the

hard work is done by the

artists themselves. The

event will run from 10am

to 4pm each day and is

completely free. Most venues provide tea, coffee,

juice and cakes free of charge, although donations

are much appreciated. For more information visit

www.suttoncoldfieldartrail.wordpress.com

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VERY FITTINGLY, THERE’S SOME GREAT BRITISH ENTERTAINMENT ON OFFER AROUND

THE WEST MIDLANDS THIS MONTH, AS WE CELEBRATE THE QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBILEE

WHAT: THE QUEEN’S KNICKERS

WHERE: TAMWORTH ASSEMBLY ROOMS

WHEN: JUNE 4

The Queen’s Knickers is a bouncy and colourful musical, based on the classic children’s

book that has been a bestseller for over 25 years. Catch it at Tamworth Assembly Rooms

as part of the towns’ Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The Queen has lots of important events to attend, but disaster has struck the palace.

Her Majesty’s knickers have been nicked - call the royal guard! Meanwhile, a little girl is

wondering what knickers Her Majesty will choose to wear on a school visit... Will they be

her ‘at home’ knickers - adorned with corgis - or her ‘garden party’ knickers, or perhaps

her woolly Balmoral ones?

You’ll find this regal children’s musical is full of songs and silliness - not to mention a

corgi or two! TaleGate Theatre Productions, producers of ‘Father Christmas Needs A

Wee!’ and ‘The Giant’s Loo Roll’ stop off in Tamworth for two performances over the

bank holiday weekend.

Tickets are £12.50 or £13.50 and shows start at 11am and 2pm. For more information

visit www.tamworthassemblyrooms.co.uk

WHAT: DIVERSITY - CONNECTED 2022

WHERE: THE ALEXANDRA, BIRMINGHAM

WHEN: JUNE 13 AND 14

Diversity took the nation by storm when they won the third series of Britain’s Got

Talent in 2009. So far, they’ve sold out nine UK and Irish tours and performed countless

times on TV and live. The group celebrated their incredible achievements and ten year

anniversary with a sell out, critically acclaimed 48 show tour in 2019, Born Ready.

This year they’re back, and the new tour is set to be even bigger. To take them into the

next decade of Diversity, troupe leader and choreographer Ashley Banjo has created a

new show, Connected, which centres around the world of social media, the internet, and

the digital era we’re living in, but more importantly how this connects us all.

Ashley returned as a judge on Dancing on Ice earlier this year. He is also host and

creative in The Real Full Monty and The Real Full Monty: Ladies Night, raising

awareness of prostate and breast cancer respectively. Tickets for the Connected tour,

landing in Birmingham on June 13 and 14, are available from £33.90. To book visit

www.atgtickets.com/birmingham

WHAT: BRIGHOUSE AND RASTRICK BAND

WHERE: LICHFIELD GARRICK

WHEN: JUNE 19

The Brighouse and Rastrick Band was formed more than 125 years ago through public

donations given by the townsfolk of the adjacent villages of Brighouse and Rastrick that

face each other across the River Calder in West Yorkshire, England.

To this day, the band is still supported through public subscriptions alongside its own

fundraising efforts. Its amateur members - who practise at their purpose-built hall

and music library called West Ridings at Brighouse High School - traditionally pride

themselves on being financially independent.

The band - regarded by many as the best and most consistent public subscription band

in the world - has a formidable reputation for highly entertaining concerts with both

the general public and brass band connoisseurs. Indeed, they’re past winners of the

Yorkshire Brass Band Championship and the National Brass Band Championships of

Great Britain.

Tickets to see the Brighouse and Rastrick Band at the Lichfield Garrick this June are

£20. For more details, go to www.lichfieldgarrick.com

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WHAT: BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET - ON YOUR MARKS

WHERE: BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME

WHEN: JUNE 23 TO 25

All eyes will be on Birmingham this summer as it welcomes the

Commonwealth Games. To mark the moment, Birmingham Royal Ballet’s

Director Carlos Acosta is bringing together three thrilling works for a

triple bill. Presented as part of Birmingham International Dance Festival

2022, On Your Marks is set to celebrate the expressive energy and gravitydefying

athleticism of the company’s world-class dancers.

Jorge Crecis created the dazzling 12 for Acosta Danza, Acosta’s company.

Dancers from BRB and Acosta Danza will be teaming up for the first time

to premiere a new version of this ‘dance-sport’ dive into the power of

teamwork, retitled 24.

There’ll be a new work inspired by the Games from brilliant young

Brazilian choreographer Juliano Nunes, whose recent pieces include

commissions for NDT2 and Marie-Agnès Gillot. And to close, a dynamic,

ecstatic ode to the power of nature and the glory of movement: Will

Tuckett’s Lazuli Sky, set to John Adams’s irresistible Shaker Loops and

premiered by BRB to great acclaim in 2020.

Tickets start from £16. For more information visit

www.birminghamhippodrome.com

WHAT: HOUSEWIVES ON HOLIDAY

WHERE: LICHFIELD GARRICK

WHEN: JUNE 24 AND 25

From the writers and producers of Hormonal Housewives and Girls Just

Wanna Have Fun, it’s time to get away from it all and join the cast and

crew for Housewives on Holiday at the Lichfield Garrick this month.

What’s better than letting your hair down with the girls? Letting your hair

down with the girls on holiday, of course! Holidays, like women, come in

all shapes and sizes. From wild partying to wild swimming, from Club 18-

30 to Club 80-130, join the ladies as they romp through a tapas of holiday

heaven, holiday hell, and most of all holiday hilarity.

From the Costa del Sol to the Costa del Clacton, there’s no sucking in your

belly on this beach - you’ll be among friends here. So, grab your passport

and bikini, slap on the Fun Factor 50 and let it all hang out with the

housewives on holiday!

Tickets are priced from £24.50. For more details go to

www.lichfieldgarrick.com

WHAT: THE GREAT BRITISH SEASIDE MATINEE SHOW AND

LUNCH

WHERE: TAMWORTH ASSEMBLY ROOMS

WHEN: VARIOUS DATES, INCLUDING JUNE 28 AND 29

Producers of The D-Day Darlings, Revival Live UK, will present their

brand new summer variety extravaganza in Tamworth this June.

Based on the classic end of pier variety show, spend the afternoon on a

nostalgic trip down memory lane. The show will take you back to the good

old days when summer meant family trips to the seaside, donkey rides, fish

and chips, Punch and Judy, fairground rides, and striped deck chairs.

Expect singing, dancing and comedy, as well as a musical tribute to Mr

George Formby and Friends. Plus, the show features a feast of toe-tapping

music to get you singing along and in the mood for summer with songs

like ‘Oh I do like to be beside the seaside’, ‘Summertime blues’, ‘Itsy bitsy

teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini’, ‘In the summertime’, ‘Little stick of

Blackpool rock’, ‘We’re all going on a summer holiday’ and many more.

Priced at £23.50, tickets include lunch at 12 noon and the matinee show,

which starts at 1.30pm. To book, visit

www.tamworthartsandevents.co.uk

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F I N A N C E

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A MONTHLY REVIEW OF THE WORLD OF FINANCE FROM

LICHFIELD FINANCIAL ADVISER JEAN LAMB DipPFS

Pension Planning? It’s an outdated concept

When I first started providing financial advice some

30 years ago, we used the term “pension planning”

when referring to retirement. And indeed in those

days that is essentially what it was. The pensioners of

today were still in the workplace, they largely knew

what to expect when it came to retirement and it was

all about their pension.

They knew what their State Pension age would be

and that they would almost certainly retire when

they reached that point. Many also knew they could

bank on a guaranteed income from this and from an

employer’s Final Salary (or Defined Benefit) scheme

and could predict pretty accurately what it was going

to be. In other words, there was plenty of certainty

and not much in the way of actions to take or

decisions to be made along the way.

Put simply - that has now changed and will continue

to evolve.

Fundamental Changes

Increases in the State Pension age (particularly

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between 2026 and 2028.

The past decade has also seen radical changes to

pension policy. The 2015 ‘pension freedom’ legislation

being the most obvious example; allowing savers to

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far greater choice, flexibility and control as to how

they use their funds.

However, as I often tell my pension clients, choice

brings with it layers of complexity.

We have seen the demise of Final Salary (Defined

Benefit) pensions and the corresponding rise in

Defined Contribution schemes which shift much

of the investment risk and responsibility from the

employer to individuals.

The Modern Way

Previous generations enjoyed plenty of certainty,

but not much control. Conversely, for the retirement

savers of today, there’s not much certainty and very

little in the way of guarantees. But what they do have

is a much bigger say in how and when they retire,

right from the beginning of the savings journey

through into later life.

Seize the Day

The variable nature of what you may end up with

decades down the line makes it absolutely essential for

current and future generations to take ownership of

their journey to retirement at an early stage.

Individuals have more decisions to make along the

way and no longer can you rely upon the “one size fits

all” pension plan. Pensions will remain a cornerstone

of retirement planning. However, other forms of

investment also have a big role to play; not least to

assist in tax planning your retirement income at the

other end of the journey.

All of this makes sound financial advice vital to

keeping up with ever-changing legislation, managing

risk, and making sure that your plans are suitable, and

appropriate and helping to keep them on track. It can

be a challenging and lonely journey dealing with the

complexity of modern pensions on your own.

So, find yourself a good financial adviser who will

make that journey with you and help you take control

of your future to give you the best possible chance of

achieving the retirement you want.

The value of an investment with St. James’s Place will

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selected and may fall as well as rise. You may get back

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Jean Lamb Wealth Consultancy is an Appointed Representative of and represents only St. James’s Place Wealth Management Plc (which is

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Health Matters

DR DAVID ECCLESTON, FROM THE OAKLEY PARTNERSHIP

IN FOUR OAKS, DISCUSSES ALL THINGS HEALTH EACH MONTH.

THIS MONTH HE TAKES A LOOK AT THE PROS AND CONS OF

HEALTH SCREENING

There has been some robust discussion in the media

recently regarding the value of health screening by

detailed analysis of an individual’s blood sample.

For many years, so-called ‘Executive Health Screens’

have been popular with high profile company and

self-employed professionals, who are keen to ensure

that early signs of disease can be spotted before

symptoms appear. Examples include cholesterol

profiling, diabetes screening and liver and kidney

function tests, as well as screening for prostate and

other cancers.

The argument against such testing is usually that

such screening can uncover minor abnormalities that

have no real significance, but may cause significant

anxiety in the ‘worried well’ (a kinder and less

judgmental term than ‘hypochondria’). As a result,

the individual concerned finds themselves in a

vicious circle of further worry, and may, as a result,

actually begin to believe that they have symptoms of

serious disease.

However, the counterargument is that if such testing

is performed only after a full medical history is taken

from the patient, then the results can be put into

context. For example, a moderately raised cholesterol

level in a non-smoking, physically fit patient with a

healthy body weight, normal blood pressure, and

no family history of heart disease has much less

significance than the same cholesterol level in an

overweight, hypertensive, diabetic smoker with a

family history of heart attacks. The latter is much

more likely to benefit from intervention with dietary

changes, exercise and health management advice,

and potentially with prescribed medication.

I have seen significant advances in the degree of

detail that can be obtained from such testing during

the course of my career as a GP. Whereas 20 years

or more ago, the total level of cholesterol was

considered the benchmark, we now talk of so-called

‘good’ (HDL) and ‘bad’ (LDL) cholesterol, and ‘lipid

fractions’, and it is the ratio of total cholesterol to

good cholesterol that more accurately predicts an

individual’s cardiac risk. Taking action early on, if

needed, can add years to the life of a patient.

Cancer screening carries similar controversy. For

example, a raised PSA (prostate specific antigen) level

in a male patient can be a warning sign of prostate

cancer. However, as a man ages, the prostate enlarges

benignly, and the PSA can also rise as a result. It is

thus important that interpretation of such a result is

performed by a medical professional, who can advise

if further testing may be necessary.

When a patient undergoes a health screen, which

includes blood tests, urinalysis, blood pressure and

height and weight measurement, we arrange a follow

up visit with a doctor a week or so later. The results

are explained in detail, and presented in a bound

booklet for the patient to take away for reference.

All results are presented clearly, colour coded in

green for normal, amber for observation, and red for

discussion and possible action. Tests can be repeated

six or 12 months later, in order to ascertain the

progress of lifestyle and health changes.

The Oakley Partnership is a private GP practice

located in Four Oaks, and was founded in 2014.

The practice provides a full range of private

GP services for adults and children. We pride

ourselves on our friendly and experienced GPs,

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and the additional services that we provide that

are not available on the NHS. Visit our website

for more details on the services we provide.

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YOUR WARDROBE INTO SUMMER, SAYS AMY NORBURY

FIRMLY out of the pandemic-induced fashion

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FROM SPOTS AND BLOCKED PORES TO EXCESS OIL AND BLACKHEADS, TEENAGERS SEEM TO FACE A NEVER-

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Growing up, I literally tried every cream and wash

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WILLOWBEE® MASK & CLEANSE:

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a natural and organic alternative to aspirin. Because

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ideal for a whole host of skincare woes, including

breakouts, removing impurities from pores and

eliminating blackheads.

SO WHAT CAN YOU DO TO TACKLE

BREAK-OUTS?

• You are what you eat ... opt for good fats and

essential fatty acids such as fish, nuts and seeds, and

plant oils.

• Introduce a daily cleansing regime. Face wipes on

their own are not enough, so combine them with a

twice a day cleanser to properly remove blockages

from your pores.

• Ensuring your skin has the correct balance is

essential: too much acid and it gets oily and spotty;

too much alkaline and you’ll get dry patches.

Choose products that balance PH levels.

• One of the issues with oily skin is it can lack

moisture so keeping it hydrated is vital to maintain

a healthy, glowing complexion. But just because you

have oily skin doesn’t mean you should steer clear

of oil-based products.

• Acne scarring is problematic because the skin

becomes weak and new spots can easily form.

Using a gentle exfoliator can help ease the

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BUSINESS

Moving forward

with a fresh look

EXPANSION, INVESTMENT AND A REBRAND SIGNAL A FRESH NEW LOOK

FOR TOP WEST MIDLANDS AND WARWICKSHIRE LAW FIRM DAVISONS

West Midlands and Warwickshire based

law firm, Davisons Solicitors, is excited

to announce a package of expansion and

investment with the aim of consolidating its

position as the number one property lawyers

in the West Midlands and Warwickshire, while

continuing to grow its non-property related

services.

At the core of this expansion is the rebrand

of ‘QualitySolicitors Davisons’ to ‘Davisons

Law’. This is a move which the firm sees as

creating a “fresh, modern look, that dispels

the view of law firms as old-fashioned and

stuck in their ways,” said director Darryl

Wilkes.

Davisons has also expanded the space at five of its

existing offices while opening a new office in Stafford in

2021. In the latter half of 2022, Davisons plans to open

in three new locations, with newly acquired offices in

Leamington Spa, Lichfield and London, bringing the

network to 12 offices.

Managing director Gary Davison said: “When I founded

Davisons, the company philosophy was simple: strive to

offer the best service we can for our clients.

“I would like to think, 35 years later, that philosophy still

holds true and underpins how we have expanded and

grown. Our long term strategy has always been rooted in

building strong relationships with local communities and

we have achieved remarkable success in sticking with this

philosophy.

“The Stamp Duty holiday showed us that our

commitment is valued by our clients. When other firms

were turning new business away, we were able to help

new and existing clients and maintain relationships with

estate agents, developers, other lawyers and clients alike.

“The rebrand has given us an opportunity to refocus

and really think about how we continue to build and

reinforce our relationships in the key personal and

business communities we serve. Our strapline ‘Moving

you forward’ takes prominence on our logo and

marketing material because we want to hold that true.

“We want to be known as a firm that is helpful and

responsive in all our client and business relationships.”

Director Darryl Wilkes added: “The launch of Davisons

Law, the expansion of our offices, continued investment

in our staff and a new case management system are all

part of our strategy to modernise the way we work and

continue to grow the firm.

“We look to hire the right people to do the best possible

job for our clients. We want Davisons Law to be known

to clients and solicitors alike for its commitment to client

care and professionalism.”

Since March 2020 the firm has continued to grow

its team and now employs more than 350 people. As

a testament to the hard work of its team the business

managed to increase turnover by more than 90% in the

most recent financial year.

Davisons Law is an Alternative Business Structure (ABS)

which means although it is regulated by the Solicitors

Regulation Authority (SRA) it has the ability to allow

investment in its business structure from investors outside

the legal sphere. This decision was taken in order to

remove some of the limitations to growth and expansion

faced by more traditional firms and further demonstrates

commitment to evolving as a modern law firm.

The new Davisons Law website will go live in the coming

weeks, with local launch events planned throughout the

remainder of the year.

THE STUNNING

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