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Meet Liz Partridge the fireman – she doesn’t like being called a firewoman

Liz works at Snowdon Mountain Railway stoking the fires on the vintage steam engines as they climb Wales’ highest peak. She is Snowdon Mountain Railway’s very first female stoker in its 122-year history.

Liz is 28 and originally from Walsall in the Midlands. She loves steam engines and previously volunteered at Bala Lake Railway, where she first learnt to fire the little Quarry Hunslet engine. As her confidence grew, she went on to volunteer at the Llangollen Railway, and eventually became a cleaner, the role where you learn how to fire a standard gauge engine.

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Suttons Tankers acquires waste and fuels specialist Bullard

Suttons Tankers has acquired the trade of Bullard Ltd, a UK transport company specialising in the chemical waste and fuels sector.

The deal sees the equipment, drivers and company’s customers, being managed by Suttons with the company’s founder Simon Bullard remaining in a key account management role.

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New client manager for Merseyside accountants

Merseyside firm Jon Davies Accountants (JDA) has grown its team with the appointment of a new client manager.

Claire Smith brings the benefit of her 23 years’ experience as a chartered accountant to JDA, working out of the firm’s recently-opened offices in South Liverpool.

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Home of the future powered by innovative North West firm ELe is unveiled

MP Rosie Cooper at the opening of Extreme Low Energy's new modular home

A low-energy, eco-friendly, home of the future has been unveiled by West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper at the headquarters of Extreme Low Energy (ELe) in Skelmersdale.

The firm, which recently won the Energy Institute Innovation Award for its ground-breaking low-energy technologies, has installed a replica modular home in the reception area of its new headquarters, fully equipped and powered by ELe systems, and built by sustainable building company Simply Modular Ltd.

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