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Tel: 01684 565524 www.jonqualityhair.com 19 Victoria Park Road, Malvern WR14 2JU
During September we are pleased to offer double Portico Loyalty Points on all hairdressingColour promotion end of October/early November, 1/3 off all colour
Its probably a combination of these andmore Whatever you are looking for in yourperfect salon, the team at Jons are confidentthey can make your hairdressing experienceas good as it can be.
Over three decades, Marc has worked todevelop a highly skilled team of professionalsat Jons providing a top quality hairdressingservice in Malvern Link ranging from classiccuts to contemporary colouring and styling.
The salon is open for 60 hours weekly toaccommodate busy lives and a wide range ofquality hair care products are available.
Dedication to training is second to none, witha weekly training school held at the salon,where the emphasis is on both technicalskills and developing client relationships.
Marc takes great pride in providing anprofessional, yet friendly atmosphere fromthe moment you walk in the door!
Why not call or pop in to see us for a freeconsultation or advice and we can make anappointment to suit you.
Definition of a great Hairdressing Salon...
Welcome to the Taste of IndiaOver the years Indian food has diversified,reflecting on the consumers desire to try newand innovating dishes. At Taste of India, we havecreated a menu to suit all palates.We believe in moving with the times whilemaintaining our rich history, keeping in touchwith our roots whilst being creative in our food,taking the food experience to new heights.Combining authentic food and the very best inEastern hospitality, we invite you to visit TheTaste of India.
3 COURSE MEALTO TAKEAWAY
PAPADOMS, ONION BHAJIANY TRADITIONAL or BALTI DISH
(EXCLUDES KING PRAWN, DUCK OR FISH)
RICE OR NAN 7.95COLLECTION ONLY. CANNOT BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH
ANY OTHER OFFERS. NO FURTHER DISCOUNT
FREE DELIVERY SERVICEWITHIN 7 MILE RADIUS, MINIMUM ORDER 15
10% DISCOUNT ON TAKEAWAYCOLLECTION ORDERS OVER 10
FREE BOTTLE OF WINEOn every table 4 or more. Bookings only
Limited offer until 1st September
OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEKSun to Thurs: 5.30pm 11.00pm
Fri to Sat: 5.30pm midnightClosed Mondays (except Bank Holidays)
TEL: 01684 591 190 MOB: 07946 531 9867 High Street, Upton upon Severn, WR8 0HQ
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John Heywood, (English playwrightand poet, 1497-1580) said, Romewas not built in a day.
Depending on the date you read this, The Porticowill be about 120 days old, and, for us, it seemshighly relevant to look back to see just howmuch we have built in that short time.
Our Mission Statement set out that we wished,on behalf of family and independentbusinesses, to bring increased commercialawareness to everyones door, throughout theMalvern Hills District (and in addition thismonth, including Severn Stoke and Kempsey).
To deliver this message, The Portico hasformulated a marketing package thatincorporates a magazine, on-line internetpresence, social media and loyalty card schemethat brings information about businesses,products and services under one banner.
Since our launch, we have already been joinedby over 100 businesses, each with a dedicatedweb-page on the www.theportico.co.uk/malvernwebsite. More are joining each month.
Our website has been visited thousands oftimes, and webpage visits are now in the tensof thousands.
This, our 5th magazine, means that we haveprinted and distributed 175,000 magazinesthroughout the Malvern Hills District. Noother single issue covers our area with suchnumbers, so frequently
Many of our clients are, through us, learningto link to facebook and twitter and invitingtestimonials.
The Portico has issued most of thebusinesses with their own unique QR code
The Portico is over half-way to achieving itstarget of 3000/3500 loyalty card customersby Christmas. Achieving that target wouldrepresent nearly 10% of households in theMalvern Hills District.
There are now over eighty locations to collect loyalty card points, with this numbergrowing monthly
However, what has impressed The Portico teammost of all has been the strong message backfrom local shoppers Thank you Portico forbringing news and details of our businesscommunity, and yes, we really do want tosupport our local shops. Happily, we can reportthat you are doing so in your thousands!
Happy reading, Happy local shopping.
The PorticoAdvertising: Wendy GoodmanTel: 01684 [email protected]
Social Media: Hannah GaylerTel: 01684 [email protected]
Design/Production: Matt JarvisTel: 01684 [email protected]
Enquiries: Nigel PearceTel: 01684 [email protected]
Chairman: David [email protected]
Editorial contributions to The Portico arewelcomed, and the Editor reserves the rightto alter or abridge text prior to publication.The views expressed in The Portico are notnecessarily those of the publishers.
EDITORIAL AND ADVERTISEMENT OFFICETel: 01684 567404The Portico ProjectTroyte House, Enigma Commercial CentreSandys Road, Malvern WR14 1JJ
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As a supplierworking within theHospitality and Leisure
Industry, China Boy was hithard with several key clients cancellingcontracts. Jag and Neeta foundthemselves faced with two choices, eithergive up and lose their life savings, orembark on a programme of becomingmore proactive in finding new business,and cutting their costs.
As well as cold calling and emailing togradually build their client base up again,two years ago they decided to reducetheir overheads by moving to moreappropriately sized premises based atMitre Farm in Corse Lawn. As part of areview of their costs, the Dhanaks alsofound that by investing in technology, theycould not only improve their service, butin the longer term, reduce labour costs
Enter King William (no, not thatWilliam!) a massive presence in theChina Boy Warehouse, this amazingmachine has the capacity to clean and dry1500 pieces of crockery or glassware inone fell swoop. Imagine the washing upequivalent of wi-fi it all happens as if by
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King William has done awaywith the need for literallyhundreds of man-hours wipingand polishing which has had ahuge impact on labour costs,productivity and quality.However, the company is notwithout the human touch - inaddition to Jag and Neeta whoboth work full time, they retaina small team of dedicated staff
who cheerfully meet amazingly fastturnaround times (with the help of HisHighness of course).
Jag and Neeta have turned their businessaround. It hasnt been easy but they haveworked very hard over the years, creatinga loyal client base. They cover a largegeographic area i
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