Worksop auction house quenches European thirst for whisky

Worksop auction house quenches European thirst for whisky

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An online auction house based in Worksop is raising a glass to specialist spirits being shipped thousands of miles across Europe, with whisky lovers in Croatia, Italy and France flocking to snap up their top tipple.

Doing it the Whisky Way (L-R) Dale Smith, Claire Gregory, Darren Chapman and Ryan Vahey

Since launching six months ago, The Whisky Way has securely sent bottles of popular distilled alcoholic beverages to collectors across the continent.


The company is part of a hotbed of pioneering businesses based at Worksop Turbine, which provides fully serviced offices and workshops, virtual business services, shared offices, hot desks, meeting and conference rooms.
Joint owners Ryan Vahey, Darren Chapman and Dale Smith, manage monthly sales of whisky and collectable items at no cost to the seller.

Whisky specialist Ryan puts the demand down to the tipple’s investment appeal. He said: “The market has grown quicker than anything else, with special editions, limited production and discontinued lines able to fetch double their original retail value.

“Limited edition whisky can fetch a premium and we’re attracting buyers from all over the UK as well as Europe, who have no option but to turn to auction sites to make a purchase of vintage products as many distilleries back in the 1970s and1980s were unable to offer international shipping to keep costs down.

“They often feature popular flavours or unique attractive glass, ceramic or stone bottles. Some whiskies from distilleries that have closed down may fetch a very good price in the market as it is out of production.”

Since launching the business, the online firm now has more than 100 sales under their belt, with a top price sale of £295 achieved for a bottle of Macallan Archival Series Folio 2.

Seven-day auctions take place on the company’s website from 6pm on the last Sunday of the month.

Ryan added: “The mystery and allure of the spirit is unparalleled. And so, when it comes to whisky, the options are, literally, limitless.

“The value of whisky largely depends on what a buyer is willing to pay, however, if required, we are able to provide a good and reasonable estimate based on what value it has commanded at recent sales.

“Our move to Worksop Turbine has helped us to concentrate on scaling-up the business. The forward- thinking support team has provided us with a terrific platform to launch our sales. The reception area alone has been a tremendous help and we are looking forward to our future at the Worksop Turbine.”

Managed by Oxford Innovation on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council, Worksop Turbine provides serviced office space solutions for growing and start-up businesses. As well as this, tenants can take advantage
of on-site business growth coaching services and training workshops.

A short distance from Worksop town centre, close to the A1, M1 and Sheffield, it is a modern and thriving Innovation Centre, designed around the needs of its tenants and their customers.

Claire Gregory, Centre Manager at Worksop Turbine said: “We pride ourselves on providing the flexibility, space and support to niche businesses like The Whisky Way to prosper and grow. We welcome all new businesses to join our community and look forward to providing a bright future enabling start-ups to reach their full potential and growth aspirations.” 

There are currently a range of private and shared offices available at the Centre. Contact the team on 01909 512100 or visit the Worksop Turbine website: www.worksop-turbine.co.uk for more information.

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Worksop Turbine Smashes Target

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Worksop Turbine smashes 12 month revenue target after renovations

Thursday, June 28, 2018

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Business is booming at an Innovation Centre in Worksop which has successfully delivered more than 130 per cent of the expected income from improvements carried out as part of a £270,000 investment 12 months ago.

An upgrade of the conference room at Worksop Turbine to provide seating for up to 70 people has successfully raised £26,000 for Nottinghamshire County Council, smashing the initial £20,000 predicted earnings.

Changes to the existing facility included creating the option to split the conference room in two, offering dynamic options for businesses wanting to stage small or large events or workshops.

The facelift funded by the County Council also included the construction of a café, which has succeeded in helping to further encourage collaboration between entrepreneurs as well as creating jobs for four people.

Claire Gregory, Centre Manager at Worksop Turbine Innovation Centre, said: “This time last year there was a special buzz as work was carried out as part of the £270,000 commitment to local business by the County Council.

“Since then, life at the centre continues to go from strength to strength with revenue generated as a direct result of the improvements which have been made.

“For the first time in two years users of the centre were treated to a café, now a year on it employs four members of staff and has sold approximately 5,000 bacon sandwiches.”

Statistics collated by the centre show the café is used by more than 85 per cent of the 39 internal businesses as well as providing a welcome pit stop for the local community. It also provides a take-out service and catering for external businesses using the conference centre.

Claire added: “We’re very proud of what we do at Worksop Turbine to support local business and provide a stepping stone to success. It’s been a fantastic first year with the new facilities.”

A new 742 sq ft office, created as part of improvements made at the Centre in Coach Crescent, Shireoaks, has celebrated 100 per cent occupancy since the reconfiguration. The initial tenant flew the nest making way for an existing business to spread their wings.

More than 240 people are employed by the 63 occupant businesses at the Turbine, including 43 new jobs created over the last 12 months.

The centre offers a range of workspace, from shared desk space within The Nest, a newly branded incubator space, virtual offices and private office space from £325 plus VAT per month. The centre also provides on-site business growth coaching services and training workshops for resident businesses.

For more information, call on 01909 512 100 or visit www.worksop-turbine.co.uk.

The Nottinghamshire Innovation Centres

Managed by Oxford Innovation on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council, the Nottinghamshire Innovation Centres are provide a business base to over 175 growing businesses. Each Centre provides fully serviced offices and workshops, a virtual office facility, hot desk area, meeting and conference rooms. Customers benefit from flexible letting agreements, 24/7 secure access, free parking and a package of business support and coaching customised to the needs and growth aims of each business. The fully inclusive licence fee includes all utility costs plus a dedicated superfast internet connection.

Worksop Turbine

Opened in 2005, Worksop Turbine has 54 self-contained offices and 4 workshops ranging from 160 sq ft to 1,500 sq ft, a café, customer break out area and a fully staffed reception. The Centre is located just off the A57 on the outskirts of Worksop. www.worksop-turbine.co.uk

 

Creative Company paves the way

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Creative design company paves the way to success in Worksop Turbine move

A forward-thinking creative design company has described new beginnings at the Worksop Turbine Innovation Centre as “the best move made at the perfect time”.

Managed by Oxford Innovation, on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council, Worksop Turbine is one of three locations which make up the Nottinghamshire Innovation Centres group.

Together they provide a base of space and support to more than 175 innovative and growing businesses.

Tom Haslam, Creative Director of OLO Design, launched his business in 2016, from a purpose-built garage at his Mum’s house in Kiveton Park, Sheffield.

He said: “After graduating from Bournemouth University with a product design degree, I began a job for a construction and engineering company in Sheffield. I loved the graphic design element of my degree and felt I was limited in this role.”

“I made the decision to launch the business in 2015 and moved from my mum’s garage to a virtual office in Sheffield before finding Worksop Turbine.”

In the sixth months since joining the Innovation Centre, Tom has gone from strength to strength, and already doubled his annual gross turnover.

He said: “It was the best move made at the perfect time. I now have a professional space to work from – my creative den.

“The support here cannot be faulted, from the networking opportunities to the one-on-one support discussing and setting growth targets. It’s all a recipe for success and I am looking forward to growing my business with the Worksop Turbine.”

Claire Gregory, Centre Manager at Worksop Turbine said: “We pride ourselves on providing the flexibility, space and support to help businesses like OLO Design to prosper and grow. We welcome any new businesses to join our community, which provides the foundations for businesses to reach their full potential and growth aspirations.”

Offering bespoke creative design services including; logo design, branding, graphic design, web design and illustration services, OLO Design prides itself on creating solutions tailored to the individual needs of their clients. From small start-ups to much larger organisations, OLO Design has a range of solutions to suit many business needs.

Tom is part of a hotbed of pioneering businesses and entrepreneurs based at Worksop Turbine. As well as a wide selection of fully serviced offices, the centre also provides workshops, virtual business services, shared offices, hot desks, meeting and conference rooms.

Customers can also take advantage of in-house business support and coaching services, from our experienced Innovation Director.

There are currently a small number of offices in a range of sizes available at the Centre. For more information or to arrange a tour please contact the team on 01909 512100 or visit the website http://www.worksop-turbine.co.uk

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The Nottinghamshire Innovation Centres

Managed by Oxford Innovation on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council, the Nottinghamshire Innovation Centre’s provide a business base to over 175 growing businesses. Each Centre provides fully serviced offices and workshops, a virtual office facility, hot desk area, meeting and conference rooms. Customers benefit from flexible letting agreements, 24/7 secure access, free parking and a package of business support and coaching customised to the needs and growth aims of each business. The fully inclusive licence fee includes all utility costs plus a dedicated superfast internet connection.

  • Mansfield iCentre: Opened in 2001, Mansfield iCentre has 36 self-contained offices and 5 workshop units ranging from 144 sq ft to 1,200 sq ft, a café, customer break out rooms, fully staffed reception, and a children’s nursery. The Centre is located in Oakham Business Park a short distance from Mansfield town centre. www.mansfield-icentre.co.uk
  • Newark Beacon: Opened in 2007, Newark Beacon has 29 self-contained offices and 4 workshops ranging from 220 sq ft to 1,100 sq ft, a café, customer break out rooms and fully staffed reception The Centre is located a short distance from Newark town centre close to the A1 and Northgate railway station. www.newark-beacon.co.uk
  • Worksop Turbine: Opened in 2005, Worksop Turbine has 54 self-contained offices and 4 workshops ranging from 160 sq ft to 1,500 sq ft, a café, customer break out area and a fully staffed reception. The Centre is located just off the A57 on the outskirts of Worksop. www.worksop-turbine.co.uk

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Digital marketing experts delighted to gain place in prestigious awards final

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

 

Digital marketing experts delighted to gain place in prestigious awards final

 

A company specialising in digital marketing has spoken of their delight at being named among the finalists in a prestigious county awards final.

Marketing Labs, based at the Worksop Turbine Innovation Centre, has been picked from more than 180 entries to be named as one of three finalists in the Start Up Business of the Year category at the Nottingham Post Business Awards 2018.

Managed by Oxford Innovation on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council, Worksop Turbine Innovation Centre provides serviced office space solutions for growing and start-up businesses. As well as this, tenants can take advantage of on-site business growth coaching services and training workshops.

Since launching the business single handedly from a base at the Shireoaks Triangle Business Park 20 months ago, Matt Janaway, Marketing Labs Managing Director, has not only expanded his office space but also his team has grown to 12. Current projections indicate a gross revenue growth from £400,000 in year one to £900,000 by the end of year two.

Matt said: “Being nominated for this award is a good example of why the Worksop Turbine is so good. In just 20 months we have moved to our third office and grown to a team of 12 as well as being on target to double our gross revenue. We are now in a position that we are having to turn prospective clients away as we can’t take on any more work.

“Everything from the café, to reception team and business support provides start-up businesses, like us, with an excellent launch pad. We are delighted to have reached the final and hope that the judges have been impressed with our huge growth which has been achieved in a unique way without any marketing or advertising effort. Our success is purely on the back of word of mouth recommendations and our reputation within the digital marketing industry.”

Marketing Labs provide expert digital marketing advice and SEO strategy to around 100 clients covering a wide spectrum of industries from local window cleaners to multinational companies turning over £200 million a year. Each client has grown and benefited from their digital skills. In particular, one client achieved 913 per cent traffic growth in 12 months.

Matt added: “We offer SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and digital marketing services. SEO is a fine art and it’s our bread and butter. With very few people understanding it – that’s where we come in. We offer cost-effective white-hat SEO, without cutting corners, to ensure the best online business growth possible for our clients.”

Claire Gregory, Worksop Turbine Centre Manager, said: “We really do value companies like Marketing Labs within our centres, not only to nurture and support their growth but to witness them develop and grow into successful companies. We wish them the very best of luck for the final.”

Winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony taking place at De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre on May 29.

L R Marketing Labs Richard Bloomfield Matt Janaway and Mike McManus

Oxford Innovation

Oxford Innovation is a leading operator of business and innovation centres that provide office and laboratory space to companies throughout the UK. The company also provides innovation services to entrepreneurs, including business planning advice, coaching and mentoring. Oxford Innovation also manages three highly successful investment networks that link investors with entrepreneurs seeking funding from £20,000 to £2million.

For more information: www.oxin-centres.co.uk

The Nottinghamshire Innovation Centres

  • Mansfield iCentre: Opened in 2001, Mansfield iCentre has 36 self-contained offices and 5 workshop units ranging from 144 sq ft to 1,200 sq ft, a café, customer break out rooms, fully staffed reception, and a children’s nursery. The Centre is located in Oakham Business Park a short distance from Mansfield town centre. www.mansfield-icentre.co.uk
  • Newark Beacon: Opened in 2007, Newark Beacon has 29 self-contained offices and 4 workshops ranging from 220 sq ft to 1,100 sq ft, a café, customer break out rooms and fully staffed reception The Centre is located a short distance from Newark town centre close to the A1 and Northgate railway station. www.newark-beacon.co.uk
  • Worksop Turbine: Opened in 2005, Worksop Turbine has 54 self-contained offices and 4 workshops ranging from 160 sq ft to 1,500 sq ft, a café, customer break out area and games rooms, and a fully staffed reception. The Centre is located just off the A57 on the outskirts of Worksop. www.worksop-turbine.co.uk

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Worksop Turbine's Marketing Labs in the final of Nottinghamshire Post Start-up Business Award

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Our Very own Marketing Labs have been nominated for The Nottighamshire post's start-up Business of the year award!

Matt Janaway and his team have succesfully secured a place in the final three ahead of the final on Tuesday 29th May. 

With over 180 applicant's in their catagory, to have reached the top three is an incredible acheivement. Huge Congratulations to you all from all of us here at The Turbine, we wish you the best of luck in the final.

Marketing Labs are one of the leaders in North Nottinghamshire for offering SEO (search engine optimisation) and Digital Marketing services. SEO is a fine art and it's our bread and butter here at Marketing Labs, with very few people understanding it - that's where we come in. We offer cost-effective white-hat SEO, without cutting corners, to ensure the best online business growth possible for your site.

As well as SEO, we also provide a number of other online digital marketing services to help with the overall digital marketing strategy for businesses. These include:

  • Google AdWords & Bing Ads management
  • Social Media Management
  • Local SEO
  • Google Algorithm Penalty Recovery
  • Email Marketing
  • Amazon and other eCommerce platform management
  • Content Marketing

Finally, as well as all of this, we also offer first-class web design and development services, ensuring that SEO is at the forefront of the project from start to finish - an area often neglected with new website design.

Our services have been incredibly well received. So much so, that we are even being recommended by the Chamber of Commerce East Midlands. Currently, we are working closely with a number businesses who have come through the Chamber of Commerce East Midlands Digital Grant process.

When CEO, Matt Janaway, moved away from an in-house Head of Digital role, he originally set out to move his "bit-on-the-side" freelance work, into a fully working digital marketing agency. His initial goal was to get the business up and running and to just get the company to a steady level, where it was making enough to cover his time and expenses. The business has now been going for a year and a half and has absolutely smashed Matt's original goal. Not only his personal goal but also goals for all clients. Every single client has grown and benefited from using Marketing Labs, including one client in particular that grew by 913% in 12 months.

We are now in a position where we have outgrown 2 offices within The Turbine in 18 months and are currently expanding within the Centre once again due to our rapid team expansion. Due to the success of our original handful of clients, we have never had to sell our services, we now have new clients continually knocking down the door, asking for Marketing Labs help!

No strangers to fame a chunk of the team at Marketing Labs were originally the eCommerce and Digital Marketing team that helped The Workplace Depot win the "Retail Business of the Year" category in the Nottingham Post Business Awards 2015. Lets hope its your award this time team!

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For more information or details for the awards follow the link below.

http://nottinghampostbusinessawards.co.uk

 

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