Alice was interviewed on the BBC Radio Bristol drivetime show yesterday, hosted by Geoff Twentyman. The interview was about the problems that small to medium sized businesses face when they consider recruiting an apprentice. Here at Ironart we had to do a lot of research into each of the local colleges, what course they offer, what apprenticeship packages they offered, and what their expectations were from us as a business before we could even start to think about who we would take on.
Radstock College have joined forces with Bath college to try and make the process simpler, thereby encouraging more businesses and opening up more opportunities for apprentices in BANES. It’s a great initiative and we’re right behind them.
You can listen again by clicking on the image below or following this link. Go to 1. 24.25 if you don’t want to trawl your way through the whole show!
For more information on apprenticeships, please contact Becca Thurston at Norton Radstock College – email@example.com
We’re delighted to be featured in Folio Magazine this month. Folio focus on Ironart’s wrought iron garden furniture range which can be purchased directly from us via the Ironart website. If you are looking for garden braziers, benches, chairs and tables for your patio or garden this summer, don’t forget to take a look at our collection. Every piece is handmade here in our workshops in Larkhall, Bath and galvanized to ensure a lifetime of enjoyment. We finish all our items in a choice of paint colours, please see our BUYERS GUIDE for more details. Enjoy the summer!
Alan Titchmarsh and his team did a feature on a fantasy garden and suggested arches, planting and sculpture to help viewers ‘get the look’. Our magical Asymmetric Flower Arch was featured, priced at £4,250. The clip is short, but we’re really pleased that they used it. Let us know if you spotted it!
We’re featured on the garden pages of the July 2011 issue of Country Living Magazine. This time the Contributing Gardening Editor Stephanie Donaldson has focussed on Martin’s skillful cast iron bench restoration work here at Ironart. Unfortunately they didn’t use one of our pictures, but the write-up is a real coup for us, and we’re really grateful to Stephanie for including it.
Period Homes & Interiors magazine wrote a piece of editorial in their April issue entitled: ‘Ten of the Best Metal Garden Chairs’ – and we were really chuffed to see that they had included a picture of our beautiful Lansdown chair. The classic and timeless Lansdown Chair costs £425 and is available in a range of heritage-inspired colours. For more info go to www.ironart.co.uk
It seemed like the end of an era when the Ironart Gazebo (or Pergola – depending on who you speak to!) was disassembled and taken off the Bathwick Hill roundabout last week. It’s been in situ for two years. So many people have commented to Andy and the team that they liked it, and it certainly added drama to the elegant backdrop of Georgian houses and St Mary’s Church.
The Bath Chronicle wrote a some editorial about the gazebo coming down, and we were delighted to learn that the American Museum will be exhibiting on the roundabout to publicise forthcoming exhibitions. Happily we were contacted by a member of the public almost immediately after the article was published who wanted to buy the Bathwick Hill gazebo for their private garden just outside Bath. We want to say a HUGE thank you to the BANES Parks & Green Spaces department for doing such a beautiful job of enhancing the gazebo with beautiful planting throughout the seasons, and to everyone who gave us positive feedback – we’re glad you enjoyed it!