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Herefordshire cider firm hosts prestigious finance event

(l-r) Henry Weston and Celia AdamsAn award-winning Herefordshire cider manufacturer has hosted a high-profile business event at its factory near Ledbury.

Westons Cider in Much Marcle was chosen by the West Midlands society of the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales (ICAEW) as the venue for a business forum which debated a variety of accountancy-related topics and showcased the growth of firms across the county.

The event, chaired by the ICAEW’s West Midlands President, Celia Adams, and ICAEW Deputy President, Andrew Ratcliffe, saw almost 50 business leaders attending from across Herefordshire and Worcestershire who were also given a tour of the Westons facility.

Celia Adams said: “It was fantastic to bring so many of our members together from across Herefordshire.

“It was an opportunity to discuss the current market, any issues, and how we can help local members of the society more in the future. It was great to see so many local business people attending and we were thrilled to stage the event at the Westons factory.

“It really is an inspiring, successful business which has helped put the global spotlight on Herefordshire.”

Henry Weston, Director at Westons added: “We were delighted to host the event. It brought many new people into this corner of Herefordshire so it was also a great opportunity for us to tell our story, how we are developing and what our plans are for the future.”

After 12 months in the role of President, Mrs Adams, a Chartered Accountant who lives near  Tenbury Wells, will step down from her role as President of the West Midlands society in May. At the same time, Mr Ratcliffe will take over as institute’s overall President.

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