Business Expo Visitors Win Minster Micro Halloween Treats

It was all things Halloween as delighted ladies from the MFG solicitors’ team drew three of the many winning tickets in Minster Micro’s Halloween competition at the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce business expo at Malvern’s Three Counties Showground on Thursday 8th October.

MFG Team of Winners

MFG Team of Winners


Exhibiting with a host of other local businesses from across the two-counties, visitors to Minster Micro’s stand lined up to take turns and see if they had won a sour-tricky treat or a winning ticket for a bewitching Halloween beer, and get their hands on one of their distinctive, orange must-have Minster bags.



Minster’s Head of Marketing, Maria Burdett said: “We decided to run a competition and launch our new eco-friendly cotton bags at the show. Our bright orange bags went down a storm, especially with the recent carrier bag charges brought in this month. We spoke with lots of different businesses across many sectors and industries, so it really helped to break the ice by running our fun Halloween competition giveaway.”

“Well done and congratulations to all our Halloween-treat winners and thank you to every new Minster bag owner who took the time to visit us on our stand.”

Minster @ Made In The Midlands Expo!

With over 1,200 tickets sold and over 125 exhibitors, it’s safe to say that this years’ Made in the Midlands exhibition was one of the most successful for everyone involved.

Minster had a really great day exhibiting as a Gold member for MIM’s 2015 expo and met some fantastic, local and like-minded companies to discuss business with. We found it an excellent opportunity to network with many different businesses and also catch up on the latest trends and news within the manufacturing industry.

As around 60% of our customers are in the manufacturing sector, it was an excellent platform for us to showcase our products and discuss with other exhibitors the challenges that we have helped our clients in the same sector overcome.

At this exhibition we decided to do something a little different for our competition and decided to give-away a money tree. We felt that a money plant would be more fitting at this exhibition than any other as it’s a symbol of both growth and prosperity – something that the manufacturing industry is enjoying in this climate. The draw was made by one of the Made in the Midlands team, Sophie Whittingham.  The lucky business card that was picked out belonged to one of the lovely ladies from the Paycare stand. She was overjoyed to have won and we are confident it has gone to a really great home.


Apart from the fantastic networking opportunity and competition fun, Minster also managed to catch up with some great companies we have met at previous events as well as some of our own customers. Our director, Susan Marlow, also had chance to have a chat with local UKIP MEP James Carver .

MIM Event

Alongside all this, Minster also took the opportunity to talk with many of the local universities and training consultancies about our current recruitment drive and our concerns over the skills gap facing businesses in the Midlands.

All in all the Made in the Midlands exhibition was a fantastic event that we are proud to say we were a part of. We would like to congratulate the MIM team on their efforts in organising a fantastic day. We hope you all had a really successful exhibition as much as we did. Already looking forward to MIM Expo 2016…!

Made In The Midlands 2015 Exhibition

As you may be aware, exhibition season is well underway and Minster have been taking the opportunity to attend and exhibit at as many as possible in order to meet local, well-established companies.Minster Team At Exhibition

In less than a week (Thursday 14th May 2015) we will be exhibiting at the Made in the Midlands exhibition where we are a Gold Partner. Whilst you have to be a member of Made in the Midlands to exhibit, other companies can register to attend the event.

The 2015 exhibition is set to be MIMs (Made In The Midlands) biggest and best yet with a brand new location hosting over 150 of our members exhibiting and an expected 1,000 visitors.

The Made in the Midlands Exhibition is a full day event which brings together the very best of Midlands manufacturing & engineering services from across a wide variety of sectors, including Aerospace, Automotive, Rail, Marine, Medical and Oil & Gas.

MIMs annual exhibition provides the ideal platform for networking with a view to doing more business and meeting like-minded companies from across the Midlands region.

The day will also include a series of seminars hosted by our partners on a host of topics which affect Midlands manufacturers.

Again, we are very excited to be exhibiting at this event and would love to see you there!

If you are interested in attending the Made in the Midlands exhibition in Wolverhampton next week (Thursday 14th May), then please register for your tickets at:

*Tickets are available at no cost to Manufacturers and members of Made in the Midlands, please see the Made In The Midlands website for further details.

Happy Easter – Our Spring Newsletter Is Out!

The latest edition (Issue 7) of the Minster Focus newsletter has been released!

Minster's Susan Marlow with Vince Cable & Lorely Burt

Minster’s Susan Marlow with Vince Cable & Lorely Burt

Highlights Include: Minster have been out and about. Catch up on what happened when Minster went to Westminster and our latest exhibition and networking event news.


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Fantastic Networking At Minster with Made In The Midlands

As part of our membership with Made in the Midlands, we were given the opportunity to host the first breakfast networking event of 2015.

Made In The Midlands Breakfast Event

The event was held at our offices in Kidderminster and 15 manufacturing companies joined us. All were given the chance to do a 60 second pitch, giving them the opportunity to introduce themselves, the company they are representing and what they are hoping to get out of both Made in the Midlands and the meeting itself.

60 Second Pitches

This key networking event was the perfect occasion for both new and old members to come together, discuss the industry as well as give advice and support in regards to any issues that they can relate to.

As it was our first event with Made in the Midlands, we were keen to find out how the attendees found the morning. We found that all of the anonymous responses from our survey were positive, with people commenting on the great location with relaxed atmosphere. One individual response came with an added comment:

‘The Minster team came across as a lovely, warm group of people ‘.

We were very proud to host this successful event and are keen to plan others this year. Watch this space!


Opera 3 Event – Get Started!

As you may be aware, the end is in sight for Opera II with Pegasus advising that they intend to make an ‘end of life’ announcement within the next 24 months.

With this in mind, Minster have organised an Opera 3 event to go through details of how you can save money by upgrading early as well as the benefits your business will gain.

As well as Opera II customers looking to upgrade, this event is also suitable for those who are looking for an overview on Opera 3 as well as those who currently use it and would like to hear about future developments.

This complimentary event will include a run through of the added features of Opera 3 from both the Minster Team and Pegasus’s Product Specialists Steve Power and Sue Flavell.

For further information or the agenda please contact

H&W Chamber Of Commerce Expo

After the success from the last Chamber expo we attended, we have decided to exhibit there again at the October Business Exhibition.

Held at the spacious Three Counties Showground, there is an expected number of 800 visitors attending (and counting!). We feel this is a great opportunity to meet new people, introduce ourselves to local companies across the region as well as showcase our expanding portfolio of offerings, including SAP Business One, Pegasus Opera 3 and our VOIP telephony product from 3CX.

As this event is held in the month of Halloween, we will also be playing trick or treat so come and say hi (or should we say ‘boo!) at our stand!

Whether you are a current customer or are looking at seeing what Minster and other local companies have to offer, we would love to see you there!

Please note, as this event isn’t held at the Minster offices, there is no need to register your attendance with us. For more information on the exhibition, please contact us.