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Human Lending Library opens second branch in Manchester

The free service connecting charity and social enterprise leaders with successful entrepreneurs such as the founders of Carphone Warehouse, Pret-a-Manger and The White Company will operate from Manchester’s Central Library.

DTE Corporate Finance facilitates sale of 3BM Education to Strictly Education

DTE Corporate Finance acted as lead advisor to the shareholders of 3BM Ltd., an employee owned education support and professional building services, in the sale of its education support division to Strictly Education Ltd.

High fives at Bromleys as Hannah gains Law Society accreditation

Care team solicitor Hannah Kinder has become the latest member of Bromleys’ staff to be recognised for their expertise in child care law by gaining a prestigious accreditation.

Creative Spark ensure success for Junkyard Golf Club with digital strategy

Strategic branding company Creative Spark announced they have strengthened their client relationship with Junkyard Golf Club by accelerating the business’s growth via a concise digital strategy and website improvements.

Social enterprise celebrates 15 years of lending with £70m milestone

A social enterprise is celebrating 15 years of supporting businesses having reached a milestone lending figure of £70m. The Business Enterprise Fund (BEF), which has...

Urmston is all set for Small Business Saturday

With the town centre full of beautiful boutiques and independent shops, as well as small, privately-owned, independent bars, pubs, coffee shops and restaurants, Urmston...

Dept Strengthens its Sales Team Ahead of 2020 Growth Plans

International digital agency, Dept is strengthening its sales team with two senior hires. Client Development Director Paul Thomas and Engagement Manager James Shilton have joined with ambitions to grow the agency in 2020.

Squad unveils new position for leading property consultancy

The brand-building firm who specialise in position, Squad, today announced they are behind the new brand position and identity for GCW.

Dynamo works his magic as business comedy event raises £160,000 for Beechwood Cancer Care

Magician Dynamo wowed a sell-out audience of more than 500 people at an event which raised a bumper £160,000 for the Beechwood Cancer Care charity. Dynamo was the headline performer at the sixth annual [email protected]chester comedy lunch.

Sale of UK national garden pottery supplier to US firm facilitated by Manchester-based DTE...

Manchester-based DTE Corporate Finance acted as lead advisor to the shareholders of Vatre Group Limited on its sale to Griffon Corporation.

Award recognition for clinical lead nurse

Agency nursing provider Local Care Force is celebrating after its Senior Regional Lead Clinical Nurse, Amelia Greenwood, collected the ‘Frontline Leader’ Award at this...

Further hire for Coolair Equipment Ltd

DUKINFIELD-BASED air conditioning firm, Coolair Equipment Limited, has continued to expand its ranks, adding a new Junior Design and Projects Engineer to its install...

HMRC warning: Be aware of self assessment scams as the January deadline approaches

HMRC has issued a warning to be aware of fraudsters in the run up to the approaching 31 January self assessment deadline. The government organisation...

Siemens helps Hallé Orchestra go green

Siemens has created an integrated digital solution for the Hallé orchestra which will cut its costs by 35% through energy reduction.

Manchester fintech in UK high street first with The Co-operative Bank

The Co-operative Bank has launched a new Loans Marketplace in partnership with Manchester based fintech lending platform Freedom Finance.
Digital Salford launches Smart strategy

Digital Salford launches Smart strategy

Digital Salford, the collaboration of key stakeholders in the City of Salford, has published its ambitious new Digital Strategy setting out some clear intentions...
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Manchester to host first ever Digital City Festival

A new week-long festival celebrating the North’s booming digital sector is to take place in Manchester next year. Brought to life by publishing company Prolific...

Touching Lives Music create Greater Manchester wide campaign to raise awareness of The...

Creative branding agency Music today revealed their campaign to raise awareness of The Christie charity, which supports the North West cancer care, research and education centre The Christie, as well as its charity fundraising arm. Manchester’s inter

JPM takes assets under management to £160m with Hawkley Brook hire

Manchester-based property consultancy, JPM Real Estate (JPM), has been appointed by Quidnet REIT to manage Hawkley Brook Trading Estate, taking its total property assets...

Manchester Digital and Brother UK bring digital careers to Tameside’s young girls

Manchester Digital, the specialist trade body for innovative technology and digital businesses across Greater Manchester has joined forces with Brother UK to bring its Digital Her initiative to Tameside on the 11th December at Hyde Town Hall.

Tameside forecourt is H&S hero

A Tameside forecourt has become the first in Greater Manchester to be awarded a new gold standard site safety sticker. Bancroft Service Station, on Droylsden...

The problem with forced fun in the workplace

We've all been there before, your inbox chimes, and you open an enthusiastic email from a colleague announcing some "fun" activity to boost morale....

How to help an employee with an online shopping addiction

For some people, the rituals of shopping, the anticipation of the products and the endorphin hit of the transaction are more than just a...

Founder puts Oldham motorcycle dealership on market to retire and travel the world

£1m+ turnover Highbarn Motorcycles has an international reputation for service and after-sales care and enjoys repeat custom from bikers across Europe.

Creative Spark create the brand for the Lowry Hotel’s Lowry Lounge and Bar and River...

Strategic branding company Creative Spark have created the brand for the Lowry Hotel’s new Lowry Lounge and Bar and River Restaurant. 

Global piping stockholder achieves new international accreditation

Manchester-headquartered Special Piping Materials, the leading stockholder and supplier of pipes, fittings and flanges, has achieved a new international standard in occupational health, safety and security.

Former Army officer takes up senior role at In Professional Development

Ambitious leadership and managing training company In Professional Development has recruited a Sandhurst-trained former British Army officer to a new senior role. Alex Firmin has been appointed associate director of programmes.

North West law firm strengthens employment law offering with new team

North west commercial law firm Bermans has recently strengthened their employment law offering with a new expanded team, welcoming four new solicitors to the department throughout 2019 so far.

Cirrus strengthens global team with senior appointment

International leadership consultancy Cirrus has appointed Tom Holt as client director as part of the business growth team in London. Tom joins from FranklinCovey...

SafeTicketCompare.com Buys Review Website TicketReview.net

UK ticket comparison website SafeTicketCompare.com acquires TicketReview.net for immediate merger. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed but a potential revenue share and upfront fee were agreed.

Manchester-based care provider unveils new residential home following seven-figure loan from Unity Trust Bank

A seven-figure loan provided by Unity Trust Bank has led to opening of the Knoll Care Partnership's new purpose-built residential care home, Bowfell House,...

Simon Charles Auctioneers & Valuers to host an open day for local businesses

Simon Charles Auctioneers & Valuers, the Stockport-based auction house specialising in selling high-street and online retailers’ end of line stock, surplus stock and customers...

This high altitude brew is ‘the world’s most expensive beer’

The UK’s most expensive bottle of beer was launched this week, selling for £1000 per 330ml bottle. There’s more to the beer than its price...

Tibard continues to invest in British Manufacturing capabilities

Family-run uniform manufacturer and supplier Tibard Ltd have always maintained a manufacturing presence in Britain. But unlike so many others in the industry, they have fought to preserve and expand their UK production through their latest investment

McGoff Group partners with 4th Utility for Downtown

Leading property and development company The McGoff Group has partnered with new Manchester-based broadband provider the 4th Utility to provide cutting-edge wi-fi at Downtown, its aspirational 374-bed residential scheme on Woden Street.

Manchester’s Pareto boosts team with three new paraplanners

Pareto Financial Planning has strengthened its ranks with the appointment of paraplanners Caroline Singh-Bhaker, Chris Swaby and Lucas Jones.

Northern Monk Brewery Launches UK’s Highest Altitude Beer to Drive Funds For The North

Northern Monk brewery hiked the UK’s highest peak, Ben Nevis, to brew the beer at the The UK’s highest altitude beer was launched this...

DTE Corporate Finance facilitates sale of Titan Network Services to inTec Business Solutions

DTE Corporate Finance acted as lead advisor to the shareholders of Titan Network Services Ltd in its sale to inTec Business Solutions Limited.

Chorlton’s Rick Medcraft appointed at Downtown

Altrincham-based McGoff Group has appointed Rick Medcraft from Chorlton as operations manager for Downtown, its Manhattan-style residential development on Woden Street on the Manchester...

Pregnant Then Screwed to host employers event in Manchester

Pregnant Then Screwed, the Manchester-based pressure group that campaigns to end maternity discrimination, is to hold an employers event in Manchester on 5th December,...

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