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From The Savoy to Bagel Bar

THE new Bagel Bar has launched in what was formally Bella's Ice Cream and Sweet shop, on Lord Street, Southport, opposite Sainsbury's, Harrison Brown, who is from Southport, is a young chef and entrepreneur, who holds an interesting back story from The Savoy Hotel to working with Southport's own Marcus Wearing. Harrison moved from Southport to London, aged 19, in 2012 where he began his culinary training working at the prestigious 5 star Savoy Hotel. It was here he learnt all the basics and classical French cookery techniques, working alongside Head chef, Gerry Rae in:- 'Simpsons in the Strand' 1 of the Savoy's 3 restaurants which originated as a private chess club in 1828. It still to this day has the carvers wheeling the roast beef & lamb table side to carve for the guests. It is a true taste of London elegance. It was here the young Chef found his passion for cooking. At this London landmark, Harrison worked his way up through the ranks and gained the title of Chef de Partie. Harrison exclaims:- "The Savoy was like School, it was better than any Collage would have ever taught me on French classical cookery"

If you don't know already, The Savoy appeared as a miniseries, on ITV, in late 2020, is famous for having lavish, extravagant rooms, world class service and top French fine dining cuisine. The Savoy is steeped in history being built and operated by Caesar Ritz with his Chef partner Escoffier. Throughout the years the Savoy has hosted a wide range of celebrities, royalty, along with distinguished guests, within its ball rooms and restaurants. Some of the most notable people included:- Winston Churchill, Marylyn Monroe and even the Queen Mother. Infact the Queen Mother even having her own side entrance to avoid the crowds!

Moving forward a few years, he became Head Chef at a City Cruises, a floating restaurant on the River Thames, creating dishes such as:- foie gras, lobster and beef wellington for his diners. Unfortunately for London, but luckily for Southport, as with many others, he was forced to moved back to his hometown, Southport after the restaurant closed down, due to the Covid lockdowns.

Now Harrison offers a private catering service and is now running this new Bagel Bar, 7 days a week, offering:- a fillet steak bagel, along with hot cheese sauce, a home cured salmon gravlax bagel, among many others, and a freshly made soup of the day. It is not as extravagant as the fine dining dinners, but he has put all his heart and soul into the business and more importantly, the bagel ingredients.

Its worth adding, he also offers freshly ground artisan coffee and a range of pasta pots, drinks and other snacks. Please do check out the Bagel Bar, and support this new business, you won't be disappointed.

Northwest Construction Employment Specialists Nominated For Rising Star Award!

CONSTRUCTION Employment Specialists, AMB Technical are celebrating being nominated as Rising Star finalists, breaking company records and continuing to work and support local communities. On 21 October 2021, AMB Technical are to be special guests at the prestigious Total Awards ceremony at the Manchester Marriot, where they have been nominated for 1 of the nights most highly sought awards, the Rising Star Award. This award celebrates exceptional growth, ambition, and resilience; all traits that Martyn and the guys have had to show in abundance since they 1st started trading in 2018.

Martyn Holme, Managing Director is excited to be nominated and to be in the final list of construction companies selected:- "We're absolutely over the moon to have been nominated for the 'Rising Star award. Like all businesses, the last year has been a challenge. However, we are so proud, of the team and what we have achieved and the challenges we have had to overcome. To be able to say that our company has increased turnover by 228% from 2018 to 2021, increased staff by 600%, with forecasted plans to hit ₤4.6 million turnover by the end of this year; a huge achievement especially for a company that has been trading for just over 3 years."

AMB Technical's client base over the Pandemic has been involved in projects such as:- building Hospitals, Schools and Colleges, running essential power stations, and maintaining UK's Road and Highways infrastructure. A network of over 150 associates on site which is constantly growing as the company takes their next steps of growth and development within the construction industry.

AMB Technical are always keen to give back to the community that they live and work within, supporting boxers to achieve lifetime dreams, funding and supporting local football teams and giving children from poorer backgrounds life saving skills such as learning to swim. Their dedication is to pave a future that will not only shape and develop their team, but also help and grow the communities around them.

The Total Awards are often recognized as the UK's leading Award Ceremony celebrating 'Excellence within the Construction Industry.' The UK's leading contractors, engineers and support functions will all be present on the night, including 8 awards for the likes of rising star, sustainability, and collaborative working. The awards are being held at the 5* Manchester Marriot Albert and Victoria Hotel, with the results being announced in October 2021.

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