October 2015

Ashwood link up with Mickleover Sports under 16’s football team



Ashwood are pleased to sponsor Mickleover Sports under 16’s football club. Based just outside Derby City, the team is managed by Ashwood’s warehouse manager Paul Proudler. Not only does Paul manage the team, but he enjoys watching his son (Luke, who did his Work Experience with Ashwood this summer) play in the forward line as Striker.

The Team are currently sitting 6th in the league table. Luke certainly knows how to score a goal, he has scored 4 goals in 6 appearances for Mickleover this year, and scoring 16 goals in 13 games during the 2014-15 season, making him the 2nd top goal scorer in the league. Below is a link to Mickleover Sports U16’s website for  more information on the team:
http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/mickleoversports/teams/147272


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August 2015

Ashwood's new sales team


Ashwood have recently recruited two new members to our sales team, Siobhan and Paula. You may have already spoken to them in our Sales office. We have asked them to introduce themselves to you by conducting a  blog on their personal lifes and interests.
So firstly we would like to introduce Siobhan;




My name is Siobhan Hill and I have been working with the company now for 5 months. I live on Canvey Island with my 2 sons Declan, William and also with my dog (a cross Pug-French bull dog) who goes by the name  of Juke. Declan is 13 and William is 11 and both attend the local high school. I was born in Forest gate in East London on September 17th, on the eve of my mothers birthday, an eternal birthday gift for her.

As you may tell from my Gaelic  name Siobhan, I’m of Irish decent, both my mother and father are from county Wicklow in the republic of Ireland. I spent 15 years of my child hood in the picturesque town of Perthshire in Scotland where I attended school and college. I also spent my childhood summer  months in New York where
my Dad has lived for the last 30 years and where I like to excel in my favourite past time shopping.

Apart from spending vast amount of money on shoes and handbags, my other hobby and love in life is flowers. I’m a self taught florist who has been adorning weddings and funerals with my floral creations for close to 20 years. If I was to describe myself in character, I would say I’m confident, bubbly and slightly loud. I have a love of music and love to go to festivals and concerts with my boys.

And secondly we would like to introduce Paula;

Hi my name is Paula Syrett and I was born in  London Borough of Walthamstow. Over the years have lived in Burnham on Crouch, Colchester, Epping, East London and now Canvey Island. I met my Husband Joe in East London and after our boys were born we decided to move to Canvey Island for a more relaxed and quiet life.
We have 12 year old  twin boys. My husband Joe, loves his R1 Motor bike and he somehow managed to persuade me to do a complete custom paint job . 

I love to sketch and draw and also like to grow my own veg. My choice in music ranges from classical to Led Zeplin. My Husband and I like to do our own home improvements and have just completed our outdoor BBQ and party area, of which between us we did all the building and finishing. I am the new girl at Ashwoods as i started in July 2015, although i havent be here long, i enjoy working at Ashwood and especially the people i work with.

We hope both Paula and Siobhan enjoying working with Ashwood in bringing a great service to our loyal customers. 



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May 2015

The Clatterbridge beside the seaside walk 2015

Ashwood supports for the 2nd year running

Clatterbridge Flags



The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity - Beside the Seaside Walk went underway on 10th May 2015. This is an annual event to raise funds to support cancer patients and their families. The route headed along the promenade, onto the beach, past Antony Gormley’s world famous “Another Place” collection of iron men, before returning to the Marina Park.

Clatterbridge-Walk

After the walk is the highlight of the day, the sandcastle building! This is where we at Ashwood were able to help. Providing enough ice cream sticks for around 1250 participants to have a flag with their own personal message to their loved ones. They could then grab a bucket and spade and add a sandcastle, with their personalised message, to the Field of Wishes.

Clatterbridge-Sandcastle

Afterwards the participants could enjoy a picnic, some family fun and, of course, an obligatory ice cream.

The day was a huge success with lots of money raised for vital research and support services changing thousands of lives across the region. These sorts of events are so important for fundraising and supporting people affected by cancer. We at Ashwood are very proud to have contributed to a great day.

Clatterbridge Attendees



 
 
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April 2014 

The versatile lolly sticks helps fight cancer

Ashwood has recently donated 1,000 lolly sticks to be used for an event in aid of Clatterbridge Cancer Charity.  Their annual ‘Beside the Seaside Walk’ saw an amazing 800 walkers participating in a 5 or 8 kilometer course which starts at Crosby Marina in Liverpool. The walk heads down the promenade and onto the beach, past Antony Gormley’s world famous “Another Place” collection of iron men.
 


At the end of the walk, participants are given the chance to build a sandcastle, in the special ‘Field of Wishes’ area. Little white flags were provided so messages of hope could be added to the sandcastles. Many people decided to dedicate their sandcastle to a loved one, in memory, or in support of their battle with cancer. The lolly sticks that we donated were used to attach the flags onto, and we were more than happy to provide them to help support such a good cause.

The money raised by this event will help to fund vital research, equipment and support services. This allows Clatterbridge cancer patients to get the best possible care and support that they require, changing thousands of lives across the region.














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March 2014

Ashwood Flies the Flag for the UK

Ashwood is proud to have been invited to supply the British High Commission in Kampala, Uganda, Africa, with our popular "Union Jack" ice cream tubs. The High Commission, keen to support British business, served ice cream produced locally in Jinja, Uganda, close to the source of the River Nile, where Zoe Helbrow and her partner Richard Jones have a herd of 35 Jersey cows and are producing delicious ice cream in challenging conditions.



 

For more information contact Ashwood : www.ashwood.biz  email sales@ashwood.biz

Or Kiira Dairy : on Facebook Kiira Jersey Dairy, email kiirajerseydairy@gmail.com  


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April 2012

Ashwood introduce products to their "Snack time" range 
Burger trays, chip trays and popcorn boxes

Versatile paper boxes and trays, suitable for a wide range of snack foods, sweets and pastries.
Click image to go to the web page


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December 2011
We are pleased to see Connor, our Business Apprentice, receiving his certificate awarded for the completion of the NVQ Level 2 in Business & Administration presented by local former Derby County football star, Roger Davies.  Many of you will have spoken to Connor when calling our Sales Department and hope you join us in wishing him continued success in his further studies.


At the November 2011 Ice Cream Expo in Harrogate, Ashwood were proud to receive a Certificate to commemorate their

SIXTY YEARS MEMBERSHIP OF THE ICE CREAM ALLIANCE.

All the staff at Ashwood would like to express their thanks to the Committee
for giving us this award.






EASTER BUSINESS QUESTIONAIRE

We would like to thank all who participated in our "Easter weather survey".
Here is what we found out
 Of 71 replies,  you told us :

The weather didn't really affect sales 11%
Business over Easter was steady but not good 9%
The weather definately caused a drop in sales 38%
The weather seriously reduced the Easter trade 42%

Thanks for your feedback
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