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Royal Ascot  ::  Fashion Guide   Ahead of Royal Ascot, one of Britain’s most iconic summer racing events, Ascot Racecourse has this week unveiled its Royal Ascot Millinery Collective and Style Guide as a window display at Ticket Office East. The space showcases the 2015 Royal Ascot Style Guide which highlights how to dress appropriately for the Royal Meeting.


ROYAL ASCOT and millinery go hand-in-hand and to celebrate this synergy, the window features individual pieces from some of the UK’s most iconic and world renowned hat designers, including Stephen Jones, William Chambers, Rachel Trevor Morgan, Piers Atkinson and Noel Stewart to name but a few. Displayed on a number of plinths in different heights and shapes, are some of this year’s most unique and stunning headwear pieces.


The unveiling of the window display consisted of a fashion photo shoot with four Dress Code assistants, dressed in Hobbs for the occasion, wearing hats by local milliner Ilda De Vico.




Read more: Royal Ascot | Millinery & Style Guide Display

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Carpenters Lunch :: Sebastians Action Trust

Pictured: Franck Jourdan and the La Cloche Team with Organiser - Annie Hoddle & the Sebastian's Action Trust Team

Sebastian's Action Trust held a superb fundraising lunch at  La Cloche at the Carpenters  in Sunninghill, on May 6th.  Guests enjoyed Prosecco and a delicious three-course French meal, a champagne game of Heads n Tails and a raffle. Organiser, Annie Hoddle reminded everyone that there are exciting forthcoming events to enjoy, including the May 31st Crown & Tiara Walk   . Trust founder and CEO and multiple award winner, Jane Gates OBE,  gave a brief update on the  Trust's activities. As well as the  Bluebells respite house - a unique facility where families can holiday with their sick children, there is now a drop in family outreach centre in Slough , with a similar facility planned for Bagshot.

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Read more: Sebastian's Action Trust | Superb Fundraising Lunch at La Cloche

Peoples Choice Design competition Ascot Business Park has been commended in the People’s Choice Awarda newly introduced category in the RBWM's  Design Awards.  Upton House School in Windsor won by a whisker.

The best of building design was celebrated on Thursday January 20th in the Royal Borough’s 2010 Design Awards, held in Maidenhead Town Hall’s Desborough Suite.

Winners in five categories – new build, renovations or extensions, sustainable design, historic environment/conservation and designed open space and the public realm – received plaques from Cllr Alison Knight, Cabinet Member for Planning and Development. A new award went to the People’s Choice winner, which was selected through public votes.

Upton House School, Windsor – this new category attracted more than 300 votes with Upton House’s new purpose-designed nursery school building receiving the most.

Ascot Business Park, (left)  which has transformed the area to the south of Ascot Railway Station, received a commendation for coming a close second.
Royal Borough residents were  invited to vote for their favourite new local building rom a shortlist of four – Click on 'Read More' below to see photos of the other three shortlisted buildings.

Read more: Ascot Business Park Design Award

Pictured: Richard Payton, Branch Manager Ascot and Suzi Bowyer, Account Manager Support.

Handelsbanken which was recently rated the second strongest bank in the world by Bloomberg, has taken 1605 sq ft of space in the second largest building on the Park – 2 Queen’s Square - to create a new branch in Ascot.
Founded in 1871, Handelsbanken has over 700 branches in 22 countries of which 122 are in the UK. It is a full-service bank but what sets it apart from other high street banks is its decentralised way of working where the local customer takes priority rather than individual products. Last year Handelsbanken gained, for the third year running, the highest level of customer satisfaction amongst British Bank customers according to an independent survey.
Comments Richard Payton, Branch Manager of Ascot, “for us, the branch is the bank. We seek to nurture long term relationships with our customers which has resulted in our growing success, “ He continues, “Ascot Business Park gives us the right mix of convenience and quality that we have been searching for to open our new Ascot branch”.
“Adding such a high-profile tenant to our growing list of successful occupiers is a great privilege and accolade for us”, comments Vanessa Durham, Ascot Business Park’s Marketing Manager. “It endorses our own strength in providing a magnificent backdrop for our tenants, reflecting their own on-going success across the board”.
For further information on Handelsbanken, visit
www.handelsbanken.co.uk/ascot or call Richard on 07788 428391
For further information on Ascot Business Park, visit www.ascotbusinesspark.com

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Already well established on Ascot Business Park, award-winning furniture solutions company, Fully Furnished, welcomes the relocation of their designer brand off-spring, Callister Russell, into their new premises just next door.  Having had a phenomenally successful 2012 to date, Callister-Russell has now moved into their own studio, E9, which they have purchased freehold.  Creating and designing inspirational lifestyle interiors for ultra -luxury commercial and residential clients, Callister-Russell has already been awarded a Highly Commended accolade in the category of Residential Property Interior in 2011 for one of their projects.  This move will allow them to expand and recruit to accommodate the new business already in the pipeline for 2012 and 2013.

Read more: Lifestyle Interior Design Company | Callister Russell | Now at Ascot Business Park


Ascot Business Park are pleased to announce the arrival of FES FM Ltd to the Park who have taken 2,533 sq ft in 3 Queen’s Square.   Comments Marketing Manager, Vanessa Durham, “We are delighted to welcome FES FM to Ascot Business Park to join our growing list of prestigious occupiers. For further information regarding Ascot Business Park, visit www.ascotbusinesspark.com

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Highly successful marketing agency, BEcause, has signed up to taking the lease on the last studio left on Ascot Business Park.  Influential in the world of “experiential” marketing, ie live promotional marketing through road shows, events and social campaigns, BEcause has already won multiple commendations for its performance in the world of branding and marketing.

“Our intelligent account teams and charismatic brand ambassadors, all with boundless energy, enthusiasm and expertise, get our clients’ products and services talked about and recognised in the market place,” says Sharon Richey, BEcause’s talented founder who has also earned the accolade of Business Woman of the Year in 2009.   She continues, “we just loved the edgy feel of the studios which will provide the ideal backdrop for inspiration and creativity, both areas in which we excel.  The convenient location right next to Ascot Station also tipped the scales for us.”

“BEcause fits in perfectly with the other enterprising and creative occupiers in the studio block, and indeed throughout the park,” comments Vanessa Durham, Ascot Business Park’s Marketing Manager. “And the park’s perfect and convenient location always wins the day”.

For further information regarding BEcause, visit www.becausexm.com

For further information regarding Ascot Business Park, visit www.ascotbusinesspark.com



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Vikings invade Papplewick!: Monday 25th February at Papplewick School in Ascot looked a little different from usual, with hordes of young Vikings invading the premises!

The Viking Day started with a fashion show to show off the boys’ costumes.  They played a board game about Viking explorers and their adventures, and decoded a secret message written in Rune writing to find some treasure in the school grounds.  Finally they designed and decorated a Viking long ship.

“The day really brought the Vikings alive at Papplewick,” said headmaster Tom Bunbury.  

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