A NEW online portal to help Shropshire companies share the secrets of their success – and learn from the best – is being launched this week.

SBLTV Knowledge is a free-to-access interactive archive of videos, podcasts, blogs and top tips for local businesses.

It has been created by the award-winning media team behind Shropshire Business Live TV – Shrewsbury-based multimedia and events company Yarrington, Shropshire Business magazine, and online news and entertainment service Shropshire Live.

The aim is to put businesses directly in touch with each other to exchange advice, or ask questions, as well as building up a jargon-busting library of business support information.

Video and audio masterclasses will give companies chance to share best practice, and the ‘talking points’ section looks at some of the biggest current issues facing the business community today.


SBLTV Knowledge has been funded by Shropshire Council’s Economic Recovery Programme, working in association with The Marches Growth Hub Shropshire, and was set up to meet local economic need following the Covid-19 pandemic and deliver Shropshire-wide business outcomes.

Carl Jones, editor of Shropshire Business and one of the SBLTV presenters, said: “We hope this will be a useful addition to the range of services already on offer from business support agencies across Shropshire.

“This is not about competition, but collaboration. We are creating a bespoke, dynamic and editorially independent information sharing portal which can signpost help, advice, partnership working and networking opportunities.

“We want to showcase people’s views on issues such as work-life balance, create a forum for discussion where no-one is judged, and help companies to connect with local suppliers – keeping the ‘Shropshire pound’ here in the county.”

Chris Pritchard, editor of Shropshire Live and another of SBLTV’s presenters, added: “Our monthly SBLTV show will continue to offer a blend of entertainment and information.

“SBLTV Knowledge will complement this by providing a regularly updated portal for information and impartial tips – delivered by Shropshire businesses, for Shropshire businesses.”

The free service will include first-hand stories from a wide range of successful Shropshire business people in a ‘Things I’ve Learned’ collection.

There will also be a series of ‘How to…’ guides, plus a ’60 seconds with’ section where business owners give a snapshot of their philosophies and future plans.

The service will also share useful business support information from other organisations and agencies, and signpost other places where help is on offer.