Welcome to Poynton Town Council's Business Page
Poynton Town Council is a strong supporter of all local business and is keen to encourage new businesses into the area.
Poynton Town Council took the initiative to create the local business group, Poynton In Business, in 2013, and has been working in close partnership with it since then.
The Town Council and Poynton In Business share the same vision for Poynton’s economic wellbeing, namely to promote trade between local businesses, encourage local residents to “shop local,” promote the visitor economy, and advertise Poynton as a great place to do business.
The Poynton In Business Directory is a quick guide to businesses in the village and is the most comprehensive guide available to find what you need in Poynton. The Directory is available at: www.poyntoninbusiness.co.uk
Poynton Business Facts
- Poynton is home to over 200 businesses, ranging from small independent retailers and service providers to national supermarket chains.
- Our primary shopping areas run from Queensway through Fountain Place, up Park Lane to School Lane and can be walked in a leisurely 20 minutes.
- The shopping route will take you past more than 80 retailers, including jewellers, cafés, clothes shops, hairdressers and everything between.
- Poynton isn’t just about retail. There are professional services, quality tradesmen and industrial businesses too.
Poynton Community Centre
Speaker: Tim Shercliff from Enterprising Macclesfield, which supports start-ups and existing businesses through providing coaching and access to advice and funding. Enterprising Macclesfield are looking at extending this support to Poynton businesses.
More details can be found on the Poynton in Business website website.
Davenport Golf Club - 5.30pm
The September PIB meeting will be kindly hosted by Davenport Golf Club where the speakers will be from Manners Pimblett Solicitors based on London Road North in Poynton.
The Manners Pimblett presentations will include:
- Will Writing – Pit falls / Common mistakes.
- LPA’S – Powers of Attorney / Help with Administration of estates.
- Family Law – Financial Settlements, Pre-nuptial arrangements, Children Arrangements.
Manners Pimblett is bringing along 3 experienced solicitors, Clare Parrott, Alison Cameron and Linda Salah to talk about their different areas of expertise and answer any questions. Visit Manners Pimblett Solicitors website for more information.
All Poynton businesses are invited to attend.
NOTE: Meetings are FREE to members but guests can attend one meeting free of charge and subsequent meetings at a charge of £10 per meeting.
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St George's Church Hall Upper Room - 5.30pm
During the July meeting the exciting plan for PIB to have its first ever business exhibition in the village was discussed and several good ideas and suggestions came out of it.
Chris Gibbons, Query Management, presented interesting and very useful information regarding her experiences as both exhibitor and speaker at the Stockport EXPO.
The event, anticipated to take place in April 2017, will give PIB members and Poynton based organisations the chance to exhibit their services.
Poynton In Business June Meeting - Plenty In Store At Waitrose!
June's Poynton In Business meeting had a strong retail theme, as local businesses were up early to be greeted by the Partner Coordination Manager, and her colleagues at Waitrose. Following the usual, initial networking Waitrose staff were on hand to answer any questions about the retailer. Subjects included the operational side of the store, marketing and the history of the business. Waitrose then made a presentation, which included an explanation of the store's active and important role in the Poynton community. At the end of the meeting we discovered how well the store functions, with a tour behind the scenes.
During the meeting Rob Pimblett took time to inform us of the exciting plan for PIB to have its first ever business exhibition in the village. With a provisional date of April 2017, the day will give local businesses and all Poynton based organisations the chance to exhibit their services.
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PIB Social - Wed 11th May
A ROUNDERS CHALLENGE MATCH
at Poynton Sports Club, London Road North, SK12 1AG
Instead of the normal networking, speakers and updates, PIB members had a great evening on the rounder's pitch.
Nolan James Jedi took on and beat Manners Pimblett Panthers convincingly in an evening of sporting fun as grown adults, with help from several of their more talented offspring, recreated skills of their earlier years. What next cricket, hockey ..... ?
Due to a double booking at the Sports Club the game was moved to Lower Park School, where our Umpire and teacher at the school Jackie Gallagher kindly arranged for us to use their rounders' pitch at very short notice.
Details of the next meeting will appear in the not too distant future.
Poynton in Business Meeting - Wed 13th April - 7.30am at Poynton Youth & Community Centre
April's Poynton In Business meeting took place at the Community Centre on Park Lane in Poynton. The meeting was hosted by John Albutt from PZVI Architects Ltd.
As PIB is about to complete its third successful year, a 'review of the year and plans for the future' discussion took place amongst members and visitors, alongside the usual networking opportunities.
Poynton in Business Meeting - Wed 9th March 2016 - 5.30pm
Kindly hosted by: RBS - 7-9 Fountain Place, Poynton SK12 1QX
Guest Speaker: Paul Moores - Proactive Investigations
PIB meetings are open to all Poynton-based businesses and anyone interested in becoming a Poynton business.
Free to PIB members and 1st time guests pay a £10 fee. More information about membership can be found on the PIB website Register Your Business page.
c/o Suite 1, Armcon Business Park, London Road South, Poynton, Cheshire. SK12 1LQ
Poynton in Business Meeting - Wed 10th Feb 2016 - 7.30am
Kindly hosted by: Nolan James, Chartered Accountants, Armcon Business Park, Poynton
On the agenda were - Auto Enrolment, Pensions and Let's Loop Poynton.
Aaron Sutherland Accounts senior at Nolan James Chartered Accountants gave an interesting insight into Auto Enrolment and explained how an employer needs to take steps to make sure eligible staff are enrolled onto a workplace pension and even if the business already pays staff contributions into a scheme they need to check if it is compliant for automatic enrolment.
Peter Evans of Peak Financial continued the pension theme focusing on the individual, with a range of pension options and how they can be more beneficial and tax efficient than other investments.
Walter Thomas, from Poynton Rotary Club, talked about their community initiative ‘Let's Loop Poynton’, which is helping people who have hearing loss and explained how local businesses can improve their services or environment for hearing aid wearers.
Finally the members thanked Richard Holland who has left Poynton for pastures new. Richard is a founder of PIB and without his drive it wouldn’t have become the excellent business group it is now.
Poynton in Business Meeting - Wed 13th Jan 2016
Kindly hosted by: Tom Yam Thai Restaurant,
Fountain Place, Poynton
Food for thought at local business meeting
Local business group, Poynton In Business, kicked off the New Year with a meeting at the Tom Yam Thai Restaurant in Fountain Place recently. The group, which aims to promote trade between Poynton businesses and also enhancing the village’s reputation as a great place to visit and do business, is hoping to strengthen ties with the local community in 2016.
John Albutt of PZVI Architects highlighted how the business group had developed strong links with local churches, Poynton High School and the Poynton Community Centre over the past 12 months. The meeting then received a presentation from Chris Allatt of Pulse Tax & Business Consultancy floating the idea of a Poynton showcase of local businesses and organisations to raise awareness of what is available in the village.
To round off the evening, attendees were treated to a sample of Thai Tapas by the Tom Yam, a new range that is due to become available shortly.
The next Poynton In Business meeting will be at Nolan James Chartered Accountants in the Armcon Business Centre on Wednesday 12th February 2016 at 7.30am. More information on PIB is available at www.poyntoninbusiness.co.uk
NB: Meeting schedule and speakers for 2016 can been viewed here (PDF). Please note that some details may change nearer the meeting dates.
c/o Suite 1, Armcon Business Park, London Road South, Poynton, Cheshire. SK12 1LQ
2015 Poynton Town Council Poynton Achievements in Customer Excellence (PACE) Awards winners
Businesses from across Poynton gathered recently at the Davenport Golf Club for a gala event to announce the winners of the Poynton Town Council Poynton Achievements in Customer Excellence (PACE) Awards.
Macclesfield MP, David Rutley and Poynton Mayor Cllr Mrs Rebecca Horsman-Johnson attended the Dinner and presented the awards.
The category winners receiving awards were:
- Tom Yam Thai Restaurant (Retail & Eateries)
- Serisabelle Holistic and Beauty Therapy (Service Providers)
- Primary Websites (Business-to-Business)
- Paul Tavernor Gallery (Open Category)
The prestigious Poynton Business of the Year 2015 Award went to Serisabelle Holistic and Beauty Therapy and the 2015 Poynton Employee of the Year award was presented to Sue Watkins from the brain injury charity, Headway.
The Town Council would like to thank all residents who voted in the awards and congratulates all the winners.
|Macclesfield MP, David Rutley and Poynton Mayor Cllr Mrs Rebecca Horsman-Johnson with Retail & Eateries Category Award winner, Tom Yam Thai Restaurant.|
|Macclesfield MP, David Rutley and Poynton Mayor Cllr Mrs Rebecca Horsman-Johnson with Business-to-Business Category Award winner, Mike Gallagher of Primary Websites.|
|Macclesfield MP, David Rutley and Poynton Mayor Cllr Mrs Rebecca Horsman-Johnson with Open Category Award winner, Paul and Samantha Tavernor of Paul Tavernor Gallery.|
|Macclesfield MP, David Rutley and Poynton Mayor Cllr Mrs Rebecca Horsman-Johnson with 2015 Poynton Business of the Year Winners, Serisabelle Holistic and Beauty Therapy.|
|Macclesfield MP, David Rutley and Poynton Mayor Cllr Mrs Rebecca Horsman-Johnson with 2015 Poynton Employee of the Year Winner, Sue Watkins from Headway brain injury charity.|
The last PIB meeting of the year was kindly hosted by St. George’s Church on Fountain Place. Alan Rashleigh of Alan Rashleigh & Associates presented the new membership fee structure and highlighted that for PIB to move forward, more revenue was essential. The new calendar of meetings for 2016 would be made available shortly.
Rev. Rob McLaren of St. George’s gave a fascinating presentation on the challenges of running a modern, community-centred church and outlined the many groups and events that St. George’s hosts.
Richard Holland from Poynton Town Council floated the idea of a Business Café aimed at new and smaller businesses as a means of networking and working out of the office for a few hours.
More information is at www.poyntoninbusiness.co.uk
Poynton in Business Meeting - Wed 14th Oct 2015
Royal Bank of Scotland at 7-9 Fountain Place, Poynton. SK12 1QX
The Royal Bank of Scotland in Fountain Place kindly hosted the October PIB meeting. Rob Pimblett of Manners Pimblett Solicitors provided PIB updates with a discussion on how PIB can widen its appeal and grow to the next level in 2016. Richard Holland from Poynton Town Council highlighted the PIB Dinner and PACE Awards Ceremony on Friday 20th November and sought support for a PIB help service for new businesses.
Andrea Dalton, RBS Branch Manager, and other RBS staff presented on the wide range of services RBS offer to businesses of all sizes.
Karen Nolan and Ruth James of Nolan James Chartered Accountants gave a presentation on some of the major tax changes for business and individuals announced in the July budget.
Poynton in Business Meeting - Wed 9th Sept at 7.30am - at Poynton High School
Poynton High School hosted PIB for the September meeting at their fantastic 6th Form Centre. Chris Gibbons from Query Management gave a PIB update announcing the launch of the 2015 PACE Business Awards and also the date of the PIB Annual Dinner as Friday 20th November 2015.
Poynton High Headmaster, David Waugh, welcomed the group and there were a number of fascinating presentations. Lee Bemowski (LBemowski@phs.cheshire.sch.uk) presented on the Career Ready programme which offers advice and assistance on varied student career paths.
It was great to hear from two High School students who shared their experiences of how the High School and the business community had helped their career decisions, improved their confidence and enhanced their prospects. Lorna Webb (firstname.lastname@example.org) from the Careers Dept. then spoke about ways that businesses can get involved in work placements, apprenticeships, mentoring etc.
More information on any of the above is available from the contacts shown or via Cath Roper at the High School at CRoper@phs.cheshire.sch.uk
Poynton in Business 'Meeting' - Wed 12th Aug 2015 - The Boar's Head, Higher Poynton
August’s meeting was more of a 'social', when apart from a PIB update, drinks, snacks and a chat John Albutt guided members on a short walk.
The flyer of the agenda is still available here.
Representatives from the school will be presenting on Careers Academies, apprenticeships and work experience.
Poynton in Business Meeting - Wed 8th July 2015
at Poynton Youth & Community Centre
Neighbourhood Plan business findings | Let’s Loop Poynton initiative | PIB Steering Group updates | Networking
- Barrie Hawker gave an overview of the business findings from the Neighbourhood Plan
- Walter Thomas from 'Let’s Loop Poynton' presented background details on a scheme to help hearing aid users
You can still download a FLYER of the agenda here.
The monthly meetings are open to all Poynton-based businesses and anyone interested in becoming or setting up a Poynton business.
Free to PIB members, £5 guest fee. Refreshments provided.
Poynton in Business Meeting - Wed 10th June 2015
Kindly hosted by Davenport Golf Club, Middlewood Rd, Poynton. SK12 1TS
PIB returned to Davenport Golf Club in June and thanks go to Richard Tonge and the team for their hospitality. John Albutt (PZVI Architects) asked for volunteers for the PIB stand at the Poynton Show and floated an idea for a Best of Poynton Showcase for local businesses. Richard Holland (Poynton Town Council) gave an overview of the results from the PIB survey.
Geoff King, from Poynton Community Centre, highlighted the safety issues surrounding the Centre’s recent closure and the role the whole community can take in saving this important local hub.
Sgt Pete Brazendale from Cheshire Constabulary gave an interesting presentation on site security and answered questions on a wide range of Policing issues.
Poynton in Business Meeting - Wed 13th May 2015
Kindly hosted by The Anson Engine Museum
The May meeting took PIB back to the Anson Engine Museum where Geoff and Margaret made us most welcome. Peter Evans of Peak Financial gave a Steering Group update including asking for ideas and volunteers for the Poynton Show and asking members to complete the PIB survey due to be distributed shortly. He also reported the sad news that two local businessmen, Keith Maddocks and Trevor Blueman, had passed away recently.
Mike Gallagher of Primary Websites gave a fascinating presentation on the power of social media as a marketing tool and provided some useful tips.
Margaret Hacking then gave an overview of local tourism group, Cheshire’s Peak District, and the potential it has to drive more visitors to the area.
Poynton in Business Meeting - Wed 8th April 2015
April’s meeting was kindly hosted by the Cask Tavern on Park Lane and in recognition of PIB’s 2nd anniversary, John Albutt (PZVI Architects) supplied a delicious PIB cake. John also asked the meeting for future agenda items and for content for the next newsletter.
The meeting was informed that membership now topped 50 businesses and that the group would again be at the Poynton Show in August. A request was made for support for Poynton Sports Club either through sponsorship or simply patronage.
Geoff King, Les Renshaw and Mike Gallagher explained how www.poyntonlive.uk, @LiveinPoynton and https://www.facebook.com/poyntonlive will bring more customers into local clubs, pubs, cafés and restaurants, by promoting live music in the village.
Poynton in Business Breakfast - Friday 13th March
Guest Speaker - David Rutley, MP for Macclesfield
Despite the weather, nearly 30 attendees came to March’s meeting at Poynton Civic Hall. Delicious baked goods were supplied by Bramhall Bakery on Queensway.
Fitting tributes were paid to Cllr Phil Hoyland, who sadly passed away this week. Alan Rashleigh (Alan Rashleigh & Associates) asked the group for Newsletter content, announced an upcoming Members Survey and invited comments on Poynton’s Christmas lights.
Local MP, David Rutley, addressed the group on a range of topics including apprenticeships, the importance of local infrastructure, like the Poynton Relief Road and the Neighbourhood Plan.
David invited questions, and the availability of industrial space, office space for start-ups and promoting local creativity were all discussed. David highlighted Poynton’s outdoor activities, community spirit, heritage and culture as all make it unique.
Commercial property available
Poynton Town Council is working with local commercial agents and landlords to maintain a database of commercial premises available in Poynton. Find out more here.