This September marks a very special occasion for one of our Bramhall businesses: Fledglings Preschool and Nursery is celebrating a key anniversary, 25 years after first setting up to care for our village’s youngsters in 1993. I Love Bramhall met up with owner Julie Longbottom to discuss the exciting news and find out just how Fledglings has stood the test of time.
If you’ve ever passed the striking building on the corner of Dairyground Road, you’d be forgiven for mistaking it for a stately home. In fact, the building with the large windows and lush gardens is home to residential home Sunrise of Bramhall; I Love Bramhall spoke to John Harrison from the community relations team to find out how Sunrise provides the very best in later life care.
If you’re looking to progress towards a fit and healthy lifestyle, it can be tricky to know where to begin. That’s why Sophie at Sophie Pavey Fitness is dedicated to making working out as approachable and effective as possible. In fact, Sophie regularly puts our Wendy Green through her paces – I Love Bramhall couldn’t resist meeting up with Sophie to find out more.
Though the Great British summer is treating us well this year, it’s hard not to dream of exotic sunsets and sandy beaches. However, booking a holiday often entails hours in front of a laptop or leafing through travel brochures to ensure everything is sorted… or does it? I Love Bramhall met up with Patrick Hart, head of sales at travel agency Hidden Retreats, to find out how they help take the hassle out of travel.
Based in the heart of Bramhall village for decades, Vernon Building Society is the first port of call for many residents looking for savings accounts or mortgages. I Love Bramhall met up with customer service manager Neil Heppenstall to find out more about the building society that was founded in Stockport almost 100 years ago and continues to flourish in the present day.
Back in January, I Love Bramhall brought you the news of a newly founded local group called MENtell, whose members provide free support for men struggling to cope with mental health. The group, currently running out of Hazel Grove High School, have helped over 50 local men since their formation and are now looking to set up their second group.
When it comes to doing business, the longevity of a company is often testament to its success – solicitors Butcher & Barlow has a 130-year history and has been local to Bramhall for more than a decade.