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Marian Davison was recently selected as the lucky winner of a Your Home competition to receive £1,500 worth of Trend bathroom products, which she says has given the smallest room in her house the biggest ‘wow-factor’.

Trend Interiors is the hugely successful brand for stylish, on-trend, quality kitchens and bathrooms, which Marian says is exactly what her old fashioned bathroom needed.

“I decided to install the fittings in our downstairs bathroom,” says Marian. “The décor was really dated, with some of the fittings dating back to 1974, so it really was in dire need of a make-over!”

The prize package included vanity unit, basin, tap and waste, illuminated mirror, WC unit with worktop, and two glass shelves. Marian says her new Trend fittings have completely transformed her bathroom.

“All the fittings are now installed, and it really does look lovely,” says Marian. “I love the Trend aesthetic; it’s very modern and fresh, which is exactly what we needed for our 1970’s bathroom!”

Fruit grower and distributor BanaBay will make its first appearance at Asia Fruit Logistica this September to advance the brand within the substantial Chinese market, having already secured several new contracts in the region.

BanaBay’s new Chinese contracts are part of an impressive growth curve for the brand, whose Managing Director Mark O’Sullivan estimates BanaBay is on target to ship up to 100 containers of bananas a week globally by the end of the year.

BanaBay currently supplies 16 containers of Ecuadorian bananas a week into China and is building a reputation for its products’ superior taste, premium quality and reliability of supply.

According to BanaBay’s Business Development Manager for China, Yuchi Li, BanaBay is proving an attractive alternative to bananas traditionally sourced from the Philippines.

“China is an important part of the future development of BanaBay, so we have focused on building strong relationships with our customers in this massive potential marketplace.  We have been keen to demonstrate that BanaBay is highly flexible and able to respond to companies’ specific needs.  For example, in China there is preference for bananas to be supplied as full hands, which we can specify at plantation level with the option of packaging the fruit in variety of box weights.  As well as the standard 13.5kg, we can also deliver 18.5kg and 19kg, depending on requirements,” he explains.

“In addition, the Ecuadorian climate is more stable and not as subject to severe weather events as other parts of the world, so we can maintain supply and quality throughout the year.”

In just two weeks the Warwick Words Festival begins, and flying in to lead a children’s workshop is Time Travelling Toby author Graham Jones.

Mr Jones, who celebrated World Book Day at local bookshop Kenilworth Books, is promoting the first book in his Time Travelling Toby series by hosting an interactive workshop at the festival – complete with build-your-own aeroplane competition!

The book follows the adventures of Toby and his brothers as they travel through time and help RAF pilots to triumph in the Battle of Britain. The book is designed to provoke an interest in national history whilst also giving kids a fun and interesting story to spark their imagination.

The book has been a great hit with kids, critics, parents and teachers, and is the perfect way to get your kids involved in the Warwick Words festival.

Mr Jones will be accompanied by WW2 RAF veteran Tim Wellings who will be taking questions throughout the workshop and relating anecdotes of his years in the RAF.

“Tim and I are so excited to be a part of the festival,” says Mr Jones. “We have lots of great activities planned for the workshop and can’t wait to meet some budding time travellers!”

Graham will be holding his workshop on the 7th of June at 2pm in Northgate Chapel


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