Railway’s business boost

Worcestershire law firm mfg Solicitors has given its seal of approval to the Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust.

As newly enrolled gold members of the Railway’s Corporate Partnership Club, the firm, which also has offices in Ludlow and Telford, opened up a host of business experience and entertainment opportunities at the prestigious heritage railway.

Mfg chair Maynard Burton said, “The much-loved heritage railway is a massive part of the Wyre Forest’s history and attracts thousands of visitors every year. Being corporate partners allows us and our staff to play a part in the railway’s future so it can be enjoyed for generations to come.”

The Trust’s Development Board chair John Leftwich said, “It’s a pleasure to have the support of such a prominent firm as mfg. They’re going to become regular visitors to the beautiful Severn Valley, taking advantage of their own chartered train with the use of a luxury heritage saloon carriage, and even experience the thrill of riding on the footplate beside the crew firing the engine. They’ll also enjoy behind-the-scenes tours to see SVR’s restoration experts at work, and complimentary travel and dining tickets as staff incentives.

The Trust is looking to expand the membership of its Corporate Partnership Club in a bid to secure further funding for restoration projects. If you’d like to find out more, call 01562 757919. SVR recently hit its £2.5m share target, with a flurry of investments coming in the last weeks of the bid period, meaning it’s punching well above its weight in financial terms.

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