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OARSOME! Agecroft rower completes 100km ‘Centurion Challenge’ to raise funds to get young people...

Agecroft Rowing Club member Robbie Macfarlane completed the #Rowforchange ‘Centurion Challenge’ on Sunday – rowing 100km in 10 hours. The Centurion Challenge saw Robbie, 40,...

Unique opportunity to learn more about professional development at a distance from top education...

Keen delegates at the Higher Education Institutional Research (HEIR) Conference will get the benefit of the perspective of top educators from In Professional Development next month.

Bigger, Better, Faster – Specscart Moves to a 4X Larger Store in the Walkden...

It is not often that you see an independent, University-born business grow and make a name for itself so rapidly. Specscart, a Manchester-based eyewear...

Recruitment consultant hires Fablr for new branding and website

Northern digital agency Fablr has won a new brief with recruitment agency Ernest Hunter Green to create a brand refresh and a new website design and build.

Rowan Executive Search on track for record year

An executive search company which works with ambitious north west business owners to secure top talent to drive their growth is on track for a record year as it plans to expand across the UK.
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SEND Education Trailblazers Nominated for National Diversity Awards

Stockport based Great Minds Together, who deliver wraparound services for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability(SEND), have been nominated for...

Sunny Thinking helps tackle homelessness in Greater Manchester

Altrincham-based creative agency Sunny Thinking is proud to support the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity by designing their new website.

Maverick Rum Owners to build Manchester’s tallest skyscraper ‘Decorrum Tower’

Maverick rum makers ‘Decorrum’ have bid to build Manchester’s ‘tallest building’ as leaked plans reveal a bottle-shaped tower could be the next landmark on...

Retrofit service to train 3,500 builders from Greater Manchester in green skills

A service that helps people in Greater Manchester to eco-refurbish their homes is planning to train 3,500 builders, joiners, electricians and plumbers in green...

Aldi and Coffee Drive-thru Form Part of Derwent’s Additional Vision for Wigan

The Derwent Group has submitted plans for a new Aldi store and a coffee drive-thru on land adjacent to Glasshouse Business Park in Wigan.

Greater-Manchester IT firm celebrates three decades of trading

Heywood-headquartered IT solutions firm Central is celebrating 30 years of trading this year, with a catalogue of activities – some of which are charity...

Swayble makes meeting spaces dynamic in multiple ways

A design duo has created innovative furniture that uses motion to calm, inspire and motivate.

85% of Child Trust Fund holders keep their money in ISAs after turning 18,...

On anniversary of first CTF holders turning 18, friendly society finds that large majority of its members have chosen to keep their money invested rather than spending it.

YFM expands with another portfolio director as it moves to new Manchester offices

YFM Equity Partners (YFM) in the North West is continuing to grow with the appointment of portfolio director Gavin Chadwick. Gavin joins the five-strong...

North West insolvency expert urges firms to make use of the final month of...

A North West insolvency expert is urging businesses to use the final month of the Government’s furlough scheme to plan for the future.

Fintech scholarship in hunt for British talent

Fintech company Seopa Ltd, parent company of financial comparison platform Quotezone, has announced the return of its highly sought-after scholarship programme for higher education students.

Women’s Assertiveness Coach & Author’s Mission to Get 1000 Women to ‘Woman Up’ for...

A mum of three teenage daughters from Cheshire, is excited to release her debut book, 'Woman Up - the 21st century women’s guide to...

Electric six CIPR award shortlists for Viva

Viva has been shortlisted for six awards, including Outstanding Small Public Relations Consultancy, at the upcoming CIPR Pride Awards North West.

Record Year For PerfumeDirect.com

Online fragrance retailer Perfume Direct has reported a record year, with total sales rising by a massive 220%.

SEVEN BRO7HERS has a ‘Eureka!’ moment with its new Oslo-inspired 7th Birthday IPA

Salford Brewery SEVEN BRO7HERS BREWING CO is launching a limited-edition ‘Kveik’ style IPA inspired by Oslo as part of its SEVENTH birthday celebrations. Joining Luke...

DMT Launches Academy to Help Young People Move Into Digital

Manchester marketing agency Digital Media Team has launched an Academy, helping young people move into the digital sector. The Academy will see apprentices join the agency across their range of core digital services.

Business Leaders Tackle the Climate Crisis at Stockport’s First Sustainability In Action Summit

Business leaders from across Stockport and South Manchester will gather in October to attend the region’s first One+All Sustainability In Action Summit, ahead of COP26 and at a critical time in the global mission to avert the climate emergency.

Ramsbottom retirement community launches new gardening club for homeowners

A new gardening club is proving popular with homeowners at a retirement community in Ramsbottom. The management team from The Cottons on Factory Street decided...

Agecroft RC to host oar-some fun day and ‘Centurion Challenge’ to get kids from...

Agecroft Rowing Club is hosting a ‘Centurion Challenge’ family day event to raise £30,000 to help get more local young people into the sport. The...

Manchester Rum Brand Decorrum appoints The Lowedown to manage its PR

Manchester rum brand Decorrum has appointed The Lowedown to manage its creative PR launch and always-on press office. The PR consultancy has been tasked to...

Vista Sees Turnover Increase by Over 30% With Further Growth Expected

Vista Insurance Brokers Ltd. has recorded a 32.7% increase in turnover up from £15.6M to £20.7M, for their annual reporting period to July 2021. Vista aim to increase turnover to around £50m within the next five years.

Viva’s seeing double digits with two new hires

Lancashire-based Viva PR has appointed two new members of staff with two very similar qualities – the same name and same birthday.

Beyond Corporate bolsters Dispute Resolution team with two new appointments

Beyond Group’s corporate business continues to grow with the appointment of Oisín Quinn as senior associate and Matthew O’Brien as legal executive within the Beyond Corporate litigation and dispute resolution team.

Senior appointments at Access alongside new degree apprentices

Access has made a director level appointment to ‘take its culture to another level’ and support its exponential growth.

Nationwide interior design business Claremont secures major partnership with abrdn

Nationwide interior design and fit-out business Claremont has secured a major partnership with global investment business abrdn (formerly known as Standard Life Aberdeen Plc).

New Director for Design Agency Absurd

Manchester headquartered strategic design agency Absurd has appointed highly experienced service design specialist Mark Webster as Design Director to support its continued growth and expanded team.

Top businesswoman inspiring companies to ‘build back better’

Award-winning businesswoman Jo Haigh has teamed up with leading education and training company In Professional Development to refocus the direction of organisations that have suffered during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Local MP visits construction site for Heaton Mersey retirement community

Navendu Mishra MP visited the construction site for The Woodlands, a brand-new retirement development, on Woodlands Road in Heaton Mersey. The MP donned a hard...

Alexander & Co Chartered Accountants and Tax Advisors expand with head office move

Manchester headquartered Alexander & Co Chartered Accountants and Tax Advisors is pleased to announce that it has relocated its head office from its longtime...

Venner Nutrition and Montessori Charity join forces to support families

Venner, a social enterprise that aims to tackle food poverty and improve health and well being in UK families, has partnered with the Montessori Group...

Inquesta recruits director to head new team

Forensic accounting and insolvency practice Inquesta has hired a specialist from national law firm Pinsent Masons to head a new team as it expands its range of services to corporate and individual clients.

B-Compliant celebrates double award achievement

Two key members of the team at Manchester-based B-Compliant are being recognised for the roles they play in promoting the work of women in the financial services industry.

One Day Agency launches RELX, the world’s leading independent e-cigarette brand, with an OOH...

The Manchester-based boutique advertising and marketing agency One Day Agency has been appointed in a competitive pitch to promote RELX Technology’s vaping products in the UK.

Beyond Group targets strategic growth as turnover hits £7.5 million

Manchester and Cheshire-based Beyond Group, which encompasses McAlister Family Law and Beyond Corporate, has announced a 20% increase in annual turnover to £7.5 million with multiple, Group-wide new recruits up to partner level, and key promotions.

Video agency What Media expands into virtual events following a post-pandemic shift to digital...

Manchester’s What Media has expanded its repertoire into content for virtual events as live streaming and video remains in high demand post pandemic. For the...

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