Latest News from Strictly Worcestershire 2017


DRP – creative communications agency
drp is one of the longest established, trusted and uniquely integrated communication and production specialists, famous for making anything possible as we connect people, build brands and help grow organisations worldwide.
We are recognised for creating highly engaging internal, external and experiential communications, producing award winning live events and exhibitions, compelling film and video, intuitive digital solutions and visually striking design-led print.
Our facilities in the Midlands, the North & London include 4.2 acres of production facilities, 8 fully equipped edit suites, 2 state-of-the-art studios, digital innovation labs, a dedicated print facility, 3d projection cinema, construction centre and contemporary design suite.
We work with a diverse range of leading companies and brands from the automotive, retail, public, transport, telecoms and financial sectors to name to just a few.
From the very beginning of any project, we make one simple promise to our clients; “anything’s possible” It’s a promise which ensures that our work engages, inspires and excites your audience no matter their sensibility, size or seniority.

a1 recruitment solutions - Joint main sponsor
Founded by experienced recruitment professional Pamela Easen, a1 recruitment solutions creates value for clients and actively supports candidates to achieve their career aspirations.
Operating nationwide, the independently owned company currently specialises in the following sectors: recruiter to recruiter, education and IT roles including information management and administration.
Offering a comprehensive service to meet flexible, short term and permanent staffing needs, a1r can provide tailor-made solutions to enable clients to manage their resources more efficiently. Our flexible approach also means we can accommodate changes along the way.

Bolero Venues
An independent, family business based in Worcester, Bolero Venues were created from a passion to offer great coffee, premium drinks, high quality food and excellent service in a relaxed atmosphere. Attention to detail and customer service is at the heart of all we do. Bolero Bar's General Manager, Mahmut Guler took Strictly 2016 by storm and along with his fantastic dance partner Jenny Gage were crowned the audience choice winners. Proud sponsors for 2017 see us return to this great event.
Bolero Bar & Kitchen and No 35 Wine Bar - 34-35 Foregate Street
Caffe Bolero - 2-4 St Nicholas Street

CGM - Media marketing and communications partner
Chris Green Media is Strictly Worcestershire’s communications partner with responsibility for all media output including PR and social media.
Led by award-winning broadcaster Chris Green, we have our own Soul Business ethos to inspire business people and organisations to communicate better by connecting more meaningfully with their audience(s).

Our all round communications services include:
  • Media and communications training
  • Media relations
  • Creative design, photography and video
  • Consultancy
  • Event PR
  • Publishing

Our clients include UK-wide organisations, leading brands and local businesses.

Table sponsor – Ormerod Rutter Chartered Accountants
For over 30 years, Ormerod Rutter have offered the specialist hands-on support that clients need to handle all of their tax, business and financial affairs. Our family firm personality is at the heart of how we do business. We are committed to supporting businesses across the region and being involved in the local community too.

Embrace - Lingerie Boutique

Embrace is an exclusive lingerie boutique in Reindeer Court, Worcester. It supplies mainstream lingerie but also offers a specialist service to women affected by cancer.
Embrace Offers:

  • Mastectomy Lingerie and Breast Forms
  • NHS and Private Wigs
  • Scarves, bandanas and soft hats
  • Pocketed sports bras
  • Skincare developed for women going through chemotherapy
  • Swimwear and accessories
Their mainstream brands include premium ranges such as PrimaDonna, Marie Jo, Rosa Faia, Huit, Elomi, Chantelle, Wacoal and they cater for cup sizes from AAA to KK and back sizes from 30 to 50. They also offer sports bras, bridal lingerie and teenage bras.

Nexus Creative - Marketting Agency

Nexus Creative is a results driven marketing agency based in Worcester which packs a real punch.
Our integrated marketing service offers brand development, graphic design, website design, on-line developments, digital marketing, search engine optimisation and media management.
From the start of a project we will listen to your objectives and provide solutions which best suit your company and deliver return on investment.
We embrace the word 'challenge'. We like to be challenged and we like to challenge our clients in return. Our clients believe in us and what we achieve for them.

Source - Design and Print

We’re a creative design and print company and work with a wide range of businesses throughout Worcestershire, and across the UK.
At Foregate Street Worcester we offer a full design service and work with clients to develop logos, corporate branding, packaging, wall graphics & new brochures.
We utilise the latest technology to print: - Posters, Signs, Brochures Letterheads and Business cards.

Whites Hairdessing

Whites Hairdressing has built an enviable reputation for quality and service. Our approach to hairdressing is relaxed, professional and creative. Our team have a wealth of experience in all aspects of hairdressing, enabling them to give their clients the best. We are proud to be supporting Strictly Worcestershire for the second year running.

Family Fostercare

Family Fostercare is an independent foster care agency which has its base in Worcestershire with offices in various parts of the country. We pride ourselves on creating a small family feel to our model of care within which we offer excellent support to our foster carers. Persons interested in fostering are invited to contact us: Tel: 01905 676890.

SB Print Ltd

SB Print Ltd is a Design, Print, Display and Promotional Products company that has been helping local Worcs businesses, educational establishments and charities for nearly 50 years. Whether its business cards or corporate brochures, exhibition display stands or promotional gifts the team at SB Print are ready to help you.

Encore Communications

Encore Communications brings together teams of senior PR, marketing and creative professionals, offering a full range of marketing communications services. Working with clients from listed companies to micro-businesses, we use a variety of techniques to ensure organisations communicate effectively with the people that matter to them; helping them build reputations, drive new business enquiries, nurture organisational culture and develop rewarding business relationships.

Cecily's Beauty Salon

We are delighted to be supporting Strictly Worcestershire for a second year and very excited to be working with the dancers on their stage makeup! At Cecily's our professional team of highly qualified therapists offer a wide range of beauty treatments in a friendly, calm and relaxing atmosphere. From regular treatments to those fabulous pamper occasions or group parties, Cecily's cares for you from head to toe! Call us on 01684 893886 or see our website

FT Images

With over 15 years experience, FT Images is your one stop shop for all your commercial photography needs. From head shots to products, events & property, we cover the lot!

All About Me – tanning sponsor

All About Me is Worcester’s premier beauty salon, conveniently situated within Worcester's premier hair salon, Avant Garde, at St Martin's Quarter and Warndon Villages.
We offer a complete pampering experience to make you look and feel fabulous because actually, it really is All About You.
Offering the incredible Environ products and range of facials, we aim to make you feel your best. Whether you want your nails to look gorgeous with Bio Sculpture Gel's superb range of colours, a mood-lifting Sienna X spray tan or a relaxing massage, we are here to put a spring in your step. In addition, we offer highly defined brows, a full range of waxing including intimate, and much more.

Handelsbanken, Worcester

Handelsbanken’s decentralised approach has made it one of the UK’s fastest growing banks, with over 200 branches now open across the country including Worcester, Hereford, Bromsgrove and Stourbridge. Each Handelsbanken branch makes all of the decisions for its individual and corporate banking customer's autonomously and without the reliance on central processing departments or call centres. Handelsbanken always take a holistic view of a client’s circumstances, which allows its staff to develop long-term relationships built on traditional values, but with all of the services you would expect from any other financial institution.

Wonderful Worcestershire Women

The Wonderful Worcestershire Women Awards is spear-headed by Sarah Mayo-Evans, Director at Peach Recruitment and Julia Williams.

After the success of the 2016 Wonderful Worcestershire Women Awards, which recognised and awarded a wide range of inspirational women, Sarah and Julia have since organised a Dining & Fashion Show and continued to organise regular WWW networking events and raising money for local charities until they start organising for the 2018 Wonderful Worcestershire Women Awards! - @WorcWomenAwards

Listers Audi Worcester

Listers Audi Worcester is your local retailer for new and used car sales, servicing, parts and small business support.

Delivering exceptional customer service and satisfaction is at the heart of everything we do, and it’s because of this we’re proud to be operating one of the best centres in the country, as measured by Audi UK themselves.

Find us on the A44 at 157 Bromyard Road, WR2 5EA or call us on 01905 421000 to book an appointment.

We are proud to support Strictly Worcestershire 2017, and to contribute towards the purchase a new robotic surgical system for Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. We would like to wish all competitors the very best of luck!

Anja Potze Fine Jewellery

Anja Potze is the Dutch powerhouse behind Anja Potze Fine Jewellery, an award-winning independent jewellers based on historic Friar Street in the heart of beautiful Worcester.

Anja moved to the UK from her native Netherlands when she was just 21 after perfecting her craft at Amsterdam's respected Vak School of Edelsmeden. At first she worked for a small number of high end jewellers, including five years with London based Asprey & Garrard Group, where her customers included the late Baroness Thatcher amongst other notable names.

In 1994, Anja struck out alone and founded Anja Potze Fine Jewellery, specialising in jewellery made from certified diamonds and the finest Tahitian, South Sea and cultured pearls, which she buys from reputable suppliers all around the world. She also employs an in-house jewellery designer, Laura Golborne, who can remodel old jewellery and design new pieces to your exact specification.

In 2013 Anja Potze Fine Jewellery moved to a new larger shop just six doors down from the original shop on Friar street. This enabled her to create a more relaxing shopping experience for her clients and to expand with new lines of jewellery.

Worcester Jeweller Plans a Sparkling 21st


Betavivo is a crispy oat heart cereal specifically produced for lowering cholesterol and blood sugar. A daily portion of Betavivo crispy oat heart cereal is scientifically proven to lower cholesterol. In order to have the same effect on cholesterol, you would have to eat at least three big bowls of porridge every day. The beta-glucan in Betavivo also contributes to reducing the rise in blood sugar after the meal. Not only is Betavivo good for lowering cholesterol and blood sugar, it can also be seen as a healthy part of your breakfast, each serving contains only 77 kcal as well as 20% protein and 25% fibre.

Andrew Grant

Welcome to the area’s property professionals. Passionate specialists, we ensure all your property needs are met. From getting you the highest possible price to delivering a ‘can do’ personal service and national exposure. We understand people, we know property. You’re in safe hands.


Titania develop security auditing software that helps organisations and governments all around the world keep their critical information and systems secure.
Our award-winning security and compliance tools help harden systems and produce expert level reports on network security at a fraction of the time and cost of manual testing, helping our customers in over 80 countries stay secure in the face of cyber threats.
As British Chamber of Commerce SME of the year 2014, we are also passionate about SME development, which is why we provide our risk assessment tool to SMEs for free, to help them achieve cyber essentials and get started on their cyber security journey.

Snap-Away Photo Booths

Snap-Away Photo Booths is based in Stourbridge, West Midlands and works in partnership with David Hardwick Photography. Snap-Away Photo Booths has been running since February 2017 and David Hardwick Photography has been in the photography trade for 20 years. We have noticed that people love to get a photo booth for their wedding receptions so the decision was made to offer the new service to customers and operate as a separate entity. Using the business model that has kept the wedding photography business going was the obvious way to work. Now customers can have happy memories to take away.

World Class Worcestershire

World Class Worcestershire celebrates Worcestershire and shares the county’s successes and raises the profile of the county that we love. We have recently launched the Black Pear Tree Award, which will celebrate the work of community/business champions throughout the county. If you know of someone who works tirelessly to help improve Worcestershire then drop us a line. We’d also like to hear your business and community stories. | Twitter: @worldclassworcs | Instagram: @worldclassworcs

AMCO Services

AMCO offer hassle-free and easy logistical solutions for your world - UK/European road freight, time critical and dedicated transport worldwide, air freight, sea freight, international services, warehousing or logistics consultancy. Our highly experienced team specialise in many sectors including the automotive, aerospace, defence and FMCG markets. AMCO have developed sophisticated and robust systems in order to satisfy our clients’ demands and to deliver a full, integrated range of services to the highest standards possible. The company has established a proven reputation for adding value to clients’ businesses, whilst remaining highly competitive in the international logistics arena.

Strictly Worcestershire 2017 - Sponsorship Packages

Bar Sponsor [Gallery & main hall] £400
• Exclusive right to put up banners / leaflets near the bar in the main hall and gallery
• Thank you and company mention by host at the event
• Thank you messages on SW4 social media pages with link to your website
• Complimentary quarter-page advert (can be upgraded at a preferential discount rate of £50 for a half-page ad or £75 for a full-page ad)