Tenant case study: Lissom & Muster 

While we often say that we have a wide range of tenants at Adelphi Mill, sometimes it can still be surprising to see just how diverse they are. Lissom + Muster are the tenants we are featuring today, and they are a really interesting company who are sure to appeal to a lot of customers.

Who they are

There are four strands to the Lissom + Muster company. They have a design studio where they create clothing; their offices, where they market and handle the business side of sales; their warehouse, where they stock all of their designed clothing as well as items from other brands; and their showroom, where they display items for sale. The great news is that all four of these strands are inside Adelphi Mill, where they moved after deciding to amalgamate their services into a larger space.

They are both a design house and a curated shop selling items from other brands, all handpicked to mesh well with their design aesthetic. They focus on a contemporary style and like to ensure that everything they sell has the highest level of craftsmanship.

They like to use modernist principles when designing clothes, which means that each item is intended to be useful to as many types of people as possible as well as having a timeless style. They also believe strongly in quality materials and construction.

What they sell

They do make their own clothing, but they also stock some other labels as well. They have a wide range of choices on offer depending on when you visit, but some of the iconic labels that they usually have in stock include Mourne Textiles, John Smedley, Sunspel, Drake’s, and Alfred Sargent.

They also sell newer brands such as Cherchbi, Smyth & Gibson, and Alice Made This.

Their own label is made in the UK and Europe, after being designed in-house. They use well-established factories and workrooms to ensure high quality production.

How to buy

If you are interested in shopping Lissom + Muster, you can easily find them online at their website as well as visiting them in person. They like to take visitors by appointment, so make sure that you book ahead before you come down and see them. They will be able to discuss fittings and sales with you and even custom garments.

There are a wealth of great brands in Adelphi Mill. This is just one of the impressive examples that we love to share with you!

Tenant case study: Home To Sew

As well as selling products, many of our tenants offer great services that can help you in all kinds of ways. Home to Sew is unique in that it offers customers the chance to improve their skills in a very specific area: making soft furnishings to a professional standard. Here’s everything you need to know about this Adelphi Mill business.

Who they are

Home to Sew is run by Sarah, who previously had her own soft furnishings business with a focus on her own handmade items. She would measure, design, make, and fit the items. She started to run classes on curtain and blind making on the side, and these became so popular that she decided to refocus her business on teaching others how to make their own items.

Sarah has 10 years of experience in the soft furnishings business and knows how to make bespoke items for any home. She also has great contacts with suppliers and knows everything about working in the soft furnishings industry.

What they do

Sarah teaches a number of courses which allow you to explore new skills in the soft furnishings sector. These will help you to make your own bespoke products, saving money because you won’t have to buy them from a shop – and also giving you a great sense of pride in your home.

Courses are taught in very small groups so that everyone can get a lot of individual support, and the environment is relaxed so you can take in as much information as possible. After the course ends, you will also receive two weeks of follow-up support to make sure that you don’t forget or lose any of the skills that you have gained.

You can also opt for one-to-one tuition if you need specialised help, or if you feel that you require a guiding hand in particular.

The courses include roman blind making, curtain making, learning to use a sewing machine, making cushions, and starting your own business in the soft furnishings sector.

How to buy

Make sure that you book into a course in advance – Sarah does not run courses every single day and places are limited, so you will want to get in quick. You can do this via her website or call her up to discuss your requirements.

Making your own soft furnishings is a valuable skill. At Adelphi Mill you can learn all you need to get started on your own, with experience that will set you up for great things.

iDebtPlan – Tenants Case Study

Many of our tenants here at Adelphi Mill have diverse and interesting backgrounds, as well as representing a wide range of industries. iDebtPlan are the latest of our tenants that we are pleased to feature, with an offering that is certainly a great addition to our facility.

Who are they?

iDebtPlan is set up to be an impartial site helping people deal with their debts. Rather than being owned by a bank or a moneylender, who have a vested interest in your debts, they give advice from an outsider’s perspective and do not have any ties to the organisations that you owe.

They are an introductory agency who will connect you with a debt management team to ensure that you can regain control of your finances. While it may all sound like jargon, it’s easiest to think of them like this: they ask you what your debts are, look for the best way to deal with them, and then hand you over to someone who can help you do so professionally.

What do they do?

They help to give you advice and then can lead you in taking the next necessary steps as well. This may mean taking up an Individual Voluntary Arrangement, known as an IVA, or a Debt Management Plan – DMP. If you want to go ahead with either of these, the advisors will help you to manage your debt for a small fee.

This can be hugely beneficial, particularly if the plan they come up with helps you to save more money in interest and fees than it costs to set up! The plans are run by their debt management partners, who will take over your case when you are ready to go ahead.

The advice that you get in the first place is free, so there is no reason not to get in touch and see what they could do for you if you are struggling with debts.

Of course, as with any financial undertaking, everything is done at your own risk so it is advised to read everything over carefully and make sure that you understand the proposed plans.

So, there we have it – certainly an interesting tenant, and very different to most of the other businesses which are based within Adelphi Mill! If you want to get in touch with them, you can easily do so via their website.

 

Remembrance parade & Christmas lights switch on

Bollington Remembrance Parade

This year, there’s a chance to remember those who gave their lives for our country at the Bollington Remembrance Day Parade. It will be taking place on the 12th November, coinciding with events all around the UK.

The Memorial Service starts at 10.55am, and all are welcome to join. The Bollington Brass Band will be leading the parade from the Bollington Recreation Ground to the Memorial Gardens.

Adlington Road will be closed throughout the day to allow the parade to pass by. After the service, it will return along the same route, pausing for a salute first at the Civic Hall. There will also be rolling roadblocks in place along Palmerston Street while the parade passes through.

Remembrance Day Concert

The Bollington Brass Band will be busy again later in the day, when they play a concert starting from 7pm.

The Bollington Old Methodist Church will also play host to the Chapel-en-le-Frith Male Voice Choir, and Neil & Ben. Tickets are available in advance or on the door.

Christmas celebrations

With Christmas now just around the corner, it’s also time for celebrations to begin. The town Christmas lights will be switched on in a ceremony at Bollington Town Hall on the 26th November 2017.

The festivities will take place from 16:30 to 19:00 and offer plenty of opportunities for family fun. Father Christmas himself will be in attendance to hear the Christmas wishes of any children who come to meet him. Stalls, bouncy castles, and children’s rides will offer a family fun area outside of the hall.

The road will be closed to traffic as everyone enjoys the celebrations, which will include a licensed bar serving mulled wine for adults to sample. There are gifts and live entertainment to be laid on for everyone, so it promises to be a great night for the whole family.

If you’re looking to promote your business in the run up to Christmas why not look at purchasing roller banners and stand up banners produced by one of our tenants Rollerbannerscheap.co.uk

Fully Refurbished Offices at Canalside Location

When looking for a new home for your business, location and quality are of the utmost importance. That’s why you will want to know about the fully refurbished offices we have available at Adelphi Mill, in our canalside location in Bollington.

Huge refurbishment

The refurbishment of the Grade II listed Adelphi Mill has taken away nothing of the historic character of the exterior, which forms an impressive façade as you approach. With full facilities including a free car park, visitors and employees alike will enjoy entering the building and making their way to your business.

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Several million pounds were spent on bringing the interior of the building up to scratch for a modern office environment, ensuring that you will have access to all of the mod cons that you expect. Security services including CCTV monitoring mean that your office will always be safe – and you can get access to it at any time of day or night.

Should you require a snack or two, we have an on-site café for you and any visitors to enjoy. There’s even a gym on site as well as full toilet services and a luxury passenger lift. While we may be located inside an historic mill, there’s nothing old-fashioned about our premises.

Offices available

There are plenty of new office spaces available, whether you are looking for a single desk room or a larger warehouse space. These offices have great character and also provide a great level of comfort, with fixtures and fittings that give you everything you need in your office.

Looking out of your windows, you may take a look at the Macclesfield Canal. This canal was once a source of transportation for the mills, who had to ship their cotton far and wide as well as taking deliveries of their raw materials. It is still popular amongst those who enjoy rowing and sailing narrow boats, and provides a picturesque setting for your business base.

Once you get to know your fellow tenants, you may even find a few new business opportunities in the works. There’s a huge benefit to being amongst other offices in an area that is highly frequented by visitors and is attended by many employees and business owners daily.

With plenty of potential for business opportunities, a great location, and modern office spaces available, it’s clear why you should choose a canalside space for your next office.

Bollington walking festival

Bollington is once again hosting a Walking Festival which will allow both visitors and locals the chance to admire the scenery of the area.

The Festival is an annual event which allows people of all ages and energy levels to enjoy a walk in the fresh air of the countryside.

Walking Festival for 2017

The dates for the festival run from the 23rd September to 1st October 2017, with an opening ceremony on the first day. This will be taking place at the Town Hall at 9.45am, right ahead of the 8.5 mile Mayor’s Boundary Walk. This is a great chance to get stuck in and will be one of the popular choices for locals.

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There are also a number of other walks on offer. The longest of them is the 20-mile long “Out to the Edge”, which will give walkers a real challenge. There is also a 12 mile walk along ridges and valleys, a 3 hour Nordic Walking event in which participants will use walking poles, and a 4 mile Ramble Up The Ridge.

There’s a Lunchtime Café Crawl starting at Brassingtons, though this is now sold out – though get in touch with the organisers if you wish to be on the reserve list.

There are a full list of 46 walks available, so there is bound to be something on a date, time, and difficulty level that suits you. Many of them are selling out quickly, so if you want to take part you may wish to act sooner rather than later.

A great opportunity

Not only is the Walking Festival a chance to enjoy lots of guided walks around the heritage, wildlife, and fabulous scenery of Cheshire, but it’s also a chance to support local businesses. Walkers will be able to visit the town and go to some of the pubs and accommodation options along the way to sample their hospitality.

If you wish to support the festival organisers, you can pick up White Nancy Walking Badges for £1 each during the walks, so be sure to talk to your guide if this sounds good to you.

All of the information about the festival, the organisers, and where the walks will go can be found on the official Walking Festival website. This is a great place to keep up to date with information, not just for this year but also for future events.

Bollington BikeFest September

Bollington BikeFest is returning for the sixth year in a row, and will be setting off from Adelphi Mill once again.

This charity bike ride will bring around 300 riders to race across three different routes, cycling to raise money for some fantastic causes.

Riding for charity

The main beneficiary of the event is the East Cheshire Hospice. There are a number of other good causes which will also benefit from the proceeds, which will be raised from entry fees.

Setting off from Adelphi Mill on the 3rd September 2017, the cyclist will enjoy friendly competition, a chance to ride with a large group of others, and the knowledge that they are benefitting those in need.

The ride has been organised in association with British Cycling, Macclesfield and District Lions Club, Bollington Town Council, and Girl Guiding UK Cheshire Border. It is sponsored by The Cooperative, ITG Group, RollerBannersCheap.co.uk, and The Bollington Brewing Co.

How to enter

There are three different routes to consider if you want to take part in the ride. These are the Grimshaw Grueller, The Bolly Bash, and Twenty is Plenty.

The entry fee is £20 if you want to take part in the Grueller or the Bash, while Twenty is Plenty is available at a reduced price of £20. There was an early bird discount for previous registrants but the fee is now up to full price.

Registration for the Bash starts at 7.30am on the day, while registration for Twenty starts at 9am, so you will need to get yourself into position before it is time to set off.

If you need any extra information or you want to register, you can head to the official BikeFest website. You can also book your place by post if this is easier for you.

4 must go to events this summer in Bollington

With the summer in full swing, it’s time to get out and enjoy the sunshine while we have it. These are the top 4 events that you can’t miss in Bollington before the summer is over!

Bollington Beer Festival

This annual beer festival is back for the sixth time, promising a great day or night out for all. Held in the Bollington Arts Centre, it’s easy to access and showcases craft ales and ciders of the best quality from all around the area. Live music will be played and street food is on offer too, all coming together to create a fantastic atmosphere for everyone to enjoy.

It costs £7.50 per person per session, of which there are three during the festival. These are as follows:

  • Session 1: Friday 21st July – 6pm to 11pm
  • Session 2: Saturday 22nd July – 12 noon to 5pm
  • Session 3: Saturday 22nd July – 6pm to 11pm

Teggs Nose Butterfly Walk

This one is essential for families looking to occupy their little ones. A family wildlife walk is organised around the top of the Tegg’s Nose Country Park, during which you will hunt for the resident butterfly species. Your guide will teach the children more about them, and everyone will be on the lookout for the rare local Wall butterfly. If you want to attend, you must book in advance as spaces are limited. It costs £3 for adults, while children 16 or under go free. It’s recommended to wear clothing which is suitable for walking on nature trails as well as coping with whatever the weather may be like!

This year the Butterfly Walk will be taking place on the 5th August, between 11am and 1pm. Make sure to head to the website if you want to book.

Love Bollington Market

Found under the hashtag #LoveBollingtonMarket, this event is an exciting new food and artisan market in Bollington at Ovenhouse Farm. It takes place on the second Sunday in each month, so the upcoming summer dates are as follows:

  • August 13th
  • September 10th

The market runs from 11am to 3pm, so make sure you get down there to pick up a locally-made lunch. There are over 35 confirmed stalls, as well as pop-stores and events which appear from time to time.

Bollin Valley Walks – The Source

Feeling active? This strenuous walk will keep you fit! Taking place on the 3rd September between 11am and 2pm, it’s a 5 mile trek from Tegg’s Nose Country Park into Macclesfield Forest. You will explore the source and upper reaches of the River Bollin. Adults must pay £4 in advance, while children 16 or under go free – but booking is still essential. Children must be with an adult for the walk.

There are so many great events happening in the local area all summer long, and these are just a quick highlight of the things you can get up to. Take advantage of tickets while they are available!

HBC Group Tenant Study

One of our tenants who we are proud to introduce is the HBC Group, a collection of companies which has a range of experience to do with wind farms. They have a wealth of knowledge regarding wind farms across Europe, and work with them both topside and underwater.

Who are they?

The HBC Group covers several different companies. These include HBC Offshore Solutions, and Hyperbaric Consult. Both of these companies now hold their office space within Adelphi Mill. Their experience with wind farms is huge, and covers a vast area of Europe. They have worked in the UK, off the Netherlands, off and in Denmark, and in a number of other locations. You can see a handy map on their website which details their past and present projects so that you can see how far their work has spread.

They also have a fleet of four vessels which are specially equipped to help in their work. These are the HBC Achiever, HBC Supporter, HBC Performer, and HBC Tender.

What do they do?

They are involved at all levels of wind farm maintenance and management. Their offshore solutions include rigging, construction, cable testing, cable termination, confined space work, and generator management. Their hyperbaric work includes diving, subsea inspections, subsea construction, subsea installation, subsea maintenance, confined space diving, surveying, and ROV work.

They can support their clients topside during construction, prior to construction, and with operation and maintenance later on. They also carry out IMR, or Inspection, Maintenance, and Repair work. This helps to keep the wind farms in good condition after they have been built. Their services in this area include cleaning services during inspections, to ensure that the wind farm is sanitised on a regular basis.

What are they up to?

If you want to keep up with what they are working on at the moment, you can find plenty of details on their news page. This is also where they make announcements, so you can check back there regularly if you want to know what is going on.

One of their big achievements for 2017 is that they have been re-awarded the UK Subsea Inspection Campaign across DONG Energy’s wind farms. They are also currently aiding with the installation of array cables on the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm project.

How can I contact them?

If you are in need of their services, or even thinking about working with them, you can easily get in touch in a number of ways. One is to use their website to send a contact form, which will then get you a response via email. You can also call them directly if you have something to discuss.

Alternatively, you can pop in to visit them at Adelphi Mill. Their offices are inside our complex and are easy to get to, with a passenger lift available.

 

I Am Print new website launch and exhibition demonstration day

I Am Print, one of our tenants here at Adelphi Mill, have launched a brand new website.

The web makeover will coincide with an exhibition open day, allowing customers to see their exhibition range up close and personal. Visit website.

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New ordering capabilities

The I Am Print website relaunch will include a great new range of options to interact with the company. The biggest change is the chance to start ordering online with the company, something which was not previously available!

Everyone who visits their open days, which you can find out more about below, or registers their interest on the website will be entered into a prize draw. The grand prizes are £100 and £50 vouchers for Amazon.

I Am Print have been in business since 1990 and have seen a lot of changes and upgrades since that time. For over 23 years they have remained at the forefront of the latest developments in digital print. Their Macclesfield location means that they are perfectly situated to service plenty of local businesses, and they were the first digital print company to be founded in this area.

They can deliver their finished products both nationally and internationally, so don’t worry about ordering from further afield. You can visit them in person at Adelphi Mill if you want to discuss an order in more depth, or just speak to them online or over the phone.

August open day – FREE EVENT

There will be open days held all throughout August, giving customers the chance to see samples of the work that I Am Print have produced in the past. You will also be able to test out their roll up systems range, twist systems, and pop up displays to see whether they would work for your business.

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It’s a real chance to try before you buy. You can explore how all of their banners work before you make the purchase, and learn how to put them up and take them down in the quickest possible time. If you’re looking to use their printed advertising systems at a trade show or event, this will get you show-ready in no time.

They will also be displaying floor graphics, magnetic displays, flags, outdoor display systems, and even wallpaper, so it’s definitely worth a look.

Get in touch now to let them know what you are interested in seeing and if they haven’t already planned it out, it will be included in the open day on your recommendation.

If you would like to go down and see it, make sure to book now to avoid missing out.

I Am Print are not just about banner printing, so make sure that you check out their website to see more of what they can do. They are capable of producing stationary, business cards, posters, folders, flyers, and leaflets, amongst other specialist products. Give them a try next time you need something printed up – you will find unbeatable friendly service with a quick turnaround on all orders.

Brewery Print

I am Print have also launched their brand new eCommerce website to provide affordable print and products to the brewery trade. One of their most popular products is pump clips, starting at just 45p.

You can visit their website here: http://www.breweryprint.co.uk

Buy pump clips direct here: http://www.breweryprint.co.uk/products/pump-clips/