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Why not join the Herefordshire cider tour on Friday 6th July

Herefordshire Cider Tour On Friday 6th July is a one off Herefordshire Cider Tour by minibus taking in Westons Cider, the Crown Inn @ Woolhope and Once Upon a Tree/Dragon Orchard. We still have availability, so if you think you  would fancy taking part in the tour  please click on the link for more details……. http://visitherefordshire.co.uk/whats-on/6170/herefordshire-cider-tour/

H Weston Cider is winner of the National Chamber of Commerce Awards for Excellence in People Development

H WESTON LEDBURY CIDER MAKER WINS TOP UK BUSINESS AWARD
A Ledbury cider maker has beaten off competition from some of Britain’s best businesses to win a leading UK industry award.
Family-owned H Weston and Sons Ltd picked up the British Chambers of Commerce’s prestigious national Award for Excellence in People Development, sponsored by Composite Legal Expenses.
Cider and Perry maker Westons was praised by judges for its introduction of the Westons Academy and its recognition for the need to ‘grow its own’ people to ensure staff have the necessary skills to lead the business into the future.
John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “Westons stood out from the rest of the field in this category for its belief that to achieve its objectives for growth, it needs to invest in and develop its own staff.
“That’s a shrewd decision and the company has visibly demonstrated the impact that nurturing a workforce can have on the bottom line through its Academy, which is a clear asset to the business.”
Since the introduction of the Academy three years ago, each department has Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) linked to the business’ objectives, which are tracked on a sometimes daily basis.
Through the Academy, the firm’s 180-strong workforce can benefit from one-to-one coaching, skills training, management training and the ability to train for national qualifications.
And it is working. Feedback from staff has shown that 98 per cent agree/agree strongly that they are proud to work there, 88 per cent say they have opportunities to develop and 98 per cent say they can openly communicate with their boss.

Graham Biggs President of Herefordshire and Worchester Chamber of Commerce said ” Fantastic news that H Westons our own Herefordshire Cider company has just won the National  British Chambers of Commerce Awards for Excellence in People Development. This is fantastic for everyone associated with Westons Cider and great news for Herefordshire and the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce.  Well done Helen and all the team.”
 
Helen and Roger Wynn owners of Wilton Court send many congratulations to Helen and all the team at Westons for this suberb achievement.

Helen Thomas Managing Director H Westons

Festivals and Events in Herefordshire

In 2011 Herefordshire will be celebrating the Year of the Orchard with a range of events that will be featured on the cider route,  web site www.ciderroute.co.uk

There’s always something happening in Herefordshire, whatever time of year you decide to visit- food, literary, music and walking festivals, medieval re-enactments, art and crafts, farming and countryside events. Here’s a sample of what’s on.

For details of where to stay or dine during your visit please visit our website www.wiltoncourthotel.com