The recent ‘LRB Trophies Cup’ played by junior & senior members of the York Union of Golf Clubs, features in the York Press Newspaper article below, please click on (or right click) the link below for further details. http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/sport/11883802.Golf__York_Union_stars_gather_in_pre_season_camp/
LRB Trophies business partner, Steve Butler will be meeting with Dr Liu Chih-Kung – the UK’s Taiwanese Ambassador on Thursday 9th April. The Ambassador wants to visit Selby town centre after the Asian pop star and actor Jay Chou, (idolised by millions) got married in Selby Abbey earlier in the year. LRB Trophies have also been commissioned to supply and engrave various gifts to the Taiwanese Delegate guests. More news to follow after the visit.
Review & feedback from Goole Town Tigers 15 year Anniversary Trophy Presentation:
"The Trophies were great, thank you. Exactly what we wanted. 
We know where to come now for all our future trophies. 
The presentation went really well". - Louise Gibbon, GTT Junior Section Manager.

"LRB Trophies supplied Goole Town Tigers JFC with over 280 trophies for our junior 
Trophy presentation day in April. Very professional customer service with 
high quality trophies delivered direct to our event. I can highly recommend 
Steve & his team, thank you". - Tracey Baxter, GTT Club Secretary. 

In the run up to Christmas I wrote about the ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Cyber Monday’ madness that happened across the UK. These two days had been borrowed from America and became big news stories in themselves. These were the two big days when Christmas shoppers pushed and shoved their way to purchase items, just because they had been reduced. Now that peak trading has returned to normal, retailers are wondering if they should have bothered discounting their profit margins by so much. One of the High street big names, John Lewis, said it was it’s biggest trading week on record, with sales up 22% on last year. However it has affected the bigger picture. They are now thinking if it was worth concentrating all their trade and promotion in those few days. That week put their back line operations under so much pressure, that it affected other areas of the business. Staff had to be relocated to help with the mountain of work, but left there normal work stations empty. Other big name retailers and couriers became so snowed under with Deliveries to stores, businesses and homes that all the hard work had gone to waste. Customers took to social media to complain about having to wait for something delayed, forgetting that the price was discounted. Sadly some people didn’t have items in time to give as presents on Christmas day. In the five weeks leading up to the 27th December, total like-for-like sales for the John Lewis chain rose 4.8% to £777million. Online purchases went up by 19%. John Lewis also plans to increase its store numbers from 42 they currently have to another 20 stores. They are looking at increasing it’s retail sections in the Birmingham, Leeds and Oxford area.
Selby’s new Leisure Centre was opened by Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington on the 21st March. £7 million has been spent re building the site and future work on a separate building could still go ahead in the future, We are delighted to have been commissioned to create the actual commemorative plaque. I’ve recently been emailing the District Council executives and Sport England to design the layout and wording involved. At the time of writing this column, it is being manufactured to their specifications. Look out for it later this month when it hopefully features in the Selby Times opening event photos. Rebecca has won two Olympic gold medals and gave lessons to members of Selby Tiger Sharks on the day. Having worked with the Tiger Sharks for the last three years, it will be great news for them to be relocated back in Selby itself. Having to fund hire costs and travelling to various other pools has slowed down their funding. The reopening of the leisure centre will create new jobs, and secure the jobs currently held at the Profiles gym. This is much needed good news for the area after the recent sad Westmill Foods and Yorkshire Fresh Fruit redundancies. Last weeks Selby Times front page also gave us job opportunities in the future with a possible three new business being created. Personally speaking, the access road needs to enter / exit onto the roundabout its self as the area is congested at times. We will wait to see the outcome of the planning process.