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Three new directors join Warrington-headquartered Claremont

Nationwide interior design and fit-out business Claremont has announced the appointment of three new directors to the board.

Bury’s Mackenzie Financial Planning Achieve Prestigious Accreditation

"Good Enough" isn't an option, says Paul Jones

Manchester Agency Launches Ambitious Podcasting Division to Boost National Brands

An award-winning Manchester social media video production agency is launching a podcasting arm to the business as the online broadcasting medium surges in popularity. Fraggell...

Invaluable festival marketing insights shared by Manchester agency

Digital design agency Project Simply today revealed the results from their research into festivals across the globe. ‘The Festival Insights Report 2019’ offers the shared opinion of 145 festival organisers.

WSP appointed as Highways England Network Studies Technical Partner

Highways England (HE) has appointed engineering and professional services consultancy, WSP, to provide technical services to its Network Planning Division (NPD) to help deliver a Network Study Programme, in a contract worth almost £1m.

New hire as demand for Coolair’s Aftersales Division heats up

Leanne will be based at Coolair Equipment’s national HQ, in Dukinfield, Manchester, but will work with the company’s other UK offices in the Midlands and Kent.

Bellway site manager wins Pride in the Job award

Bellway Homes’ senior site manager Gavin Flannery is the proud recipient of a National House Building Council (NHBC) Pride in the Job award.

UK employment outlook hits lowest level in more than a year

The outlook for employment in the UK has fallen for the third consecutive month following half a decade of near sustained growth, according to...

Cirrus bolsters team with top appointment

International leadership consultancy Cirrus has appointed Tim Jones as Head of Operations where he will lead the business’ global delivery team. Tim joins from...

Record quarter for Pareto Financial Planning

Pareto Financial Planning has enjoyed a bumper start to its latest financial year, with an influx of £50m of client money in the first quarter. Its performance in the three months to the end of June was Pareto’s strongest-ever quarter.

North West health tech entrepreneurs win European funding

Two North West entrepreneurs are among winners of a European health tech funding competition. Xploro, a digital therapeutics platform developed in Manchester, and Triple...

Bromleys Solicitors’ Laura blazes a trail as solicitor for the elderly

Laura Stansfield, the head of law firm Bromleys’ Wills, Probate and Planning for the Future department, is blazing a trail after becoming a fully- accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly. She is the only Tameside-based member of SFE.

Big Brand Ideas enters collaboration with inScience Communications

Integrated marketing agency Big Brand Ideas has signed a collaboration agreement with inScience Communication to deliver digital solutions to its international client base. The collaboration...

New B2B Platform for Ombudsman Services

The UK’s largest independent multi-sector ombudsman, Ombudsman Services, has created a new partner platform to facilitate its communications with businesses operating in its four key sectors of energy, communications, heat and private parking.

Anwyl promotes Phil Dolan to regional managing director

Leading residential developer Anwyl Homes announces the promotion of Phil Dolan from Stockport to the role of managing director of its Cheshire and North Wales region.

The Heatons Funeralcare introduces Memory Boxes

Co-op Funeralcare in Heaton Chapel has introduced a ‘Memory Box’ to the local community. Memory Boxes are a new initiative aimed to trigger long-term memory recognition for those living with dementia.

UKFast-Inspired Startup Announces 20 New Jobs

A product launched by Manchester tech firm UKFast in 2017 has surpassed growth forecasts to become a standalone division, recruiting 20 new people to...

Manchester agency unveil responsive new website for Freshwalks

Manchester-based eCommerce and marketplace agency, Digitl have created and launched an exciting new website for Freshwalks. Freshwalks was established in 2014 by Studio North founder Michael Di Paola and aims to bring the North West business communit

Stockport Masterchef finalist launches The Careless Collection

David Crichton’s range of indulgent, luxury chocolates is now available to buy following Masterchef appearance

Creamline helps Manchester schools make the move to glass – as green crusade steps...

Creamline has hit another major milestone in its ambitious ‘Glass is Greener’ campaign, launching a school glass bottle scheme that will see thousands of children across Greater Manchester move back to reusable glass milk bottles.

Macclesfield-based Tidy Planet Energy brings cutting-edge solid waste boiler monitoring system to RWM 2019

Visitors attending the renowned RWM exhibition (11-12 September) will have the opportunity to learn about Tidy Planet’s turnkey Waste-to-Energy (WtE) plants, which feature pioneering...

Bellway announces new homes for Wigan’s Mosley Common

Groundworks have commenced on an exciting new residential development in Mosley Common.

SPINR enlisted by South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue to help those most vulnerable

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue (SYFR) will use SPINR’s technology to help prioritise vulnerable citizens most in need of fire risk assessments

Manchester restaurant group Tattu set to open fourth restaurant in Edinburgh

Founded in Manchester, contemporary Chinese restaurant group, Tattu, has revealed a preview of its stunning Edinburgh interior

Manchester’s Slowest and Fastest House Sale Markets Revealed

Latest data shows that it’s taking an average of 17 weeks for properties to sell across the Manchester (M) postcodes. Expect to wait in the region of 20 and 22 weeks if you’re selling in the M8 and M40 postcodes.

Robert Scott appoints contractor to build new school for children with autism

Family-owned cleaning manufacturer, Robert Scott, has appointed Oldham-based Medlock FRB Limited to build a new school on land next to its head office in Greenfield, Oldham.

Havas Lynx Group steals the show at the Creative Floor Awards

Manchester’s fastest growing communications agency has added a further eight awards to its growing trophy cabinet after an impressive evening at the Creative Floor Awards.

“Genuine deals, not an ego boost for sales”, urge eCommerce experts ahead of peak...

Remaining honest with customers over price and focussing on user experience are the keys to maximising sales during busy festive periods, online retail specialists...

Manchester mortgage broker SPF Private Clients arranges ground-breaking funding for Prestbury Estates

Mortgage broker SPF Private Clients (SPF) has arranged ground-breaking development funding on four luxury hi-spec apartments in Bowden, an affluent and desirable part of...

Telcom launches pioneering portal for new Wholesale division

Telcom today unveiled its new partner business, Telcom Wholesale. Designed to enable its ever growing partner base and leverage cost effective data and voice connectivity.

Butcher & Barlow shortlisted in prestigious Law Society Awards

Butcher & Barlow, a leading North West law firm, has been shortlisted for the Law Society’s prestigious Excellence Awards 2019, the highest accolade for law firms in England and Wales.

Oldham business finance firm launches training academy

“The most important qualities for us is that the people we hire have a strong work ethic, are self-motivated and ambitious. Previous sales experience is required, but finance sales experience is not essential.”

Manchester Digital Agency I-COM Pledges Majority Stake to Employee Ownership Trust

Digital marketing agency I-COM is delighted to announce it has become an employee-owned business. The Employee Ownership Trust has been established as part of the agency's 15-anniversary.

First cycle scheme as part of Greater Manchester Mayor’s Bee Network project complete along...

The first scheme as part of a region-wide effort to revolutionise travel on bike and foot has been completed in Wigan Borough.

Greater Manchester organisations take on community project in Budapest

Employees and customers from organisations across Greater Manchester have travelled to Hungary to assist on a construction project aimed at improving community wellbeing. As part...

Focus on rehabilitation for seriously injured clients sees growth at Manchester law firm

An award-winning law firm in Manchester continues to grow with the appointment of senior legal experts in the field of serious and complex personal injury. Horwich Cohen Coghlan (HCC) Solicitors says a focus on support and rehabilitation is key.

The Buzz Rooms in the running for national award

A boutique viewing facility at Salford Quays is in the running for a national accolade. Sarah Butler founded The Buzz Rooms in 2017 as a venue for hosting focus groups to test new products and services for global brands and businesses.

Tech Manchester’s 6 Ways to Address Imbalance in Tech Investment

Tech Manchester's Executive Director Patricia Keating takes a look at the challenges for female founders seeking investment, and outlines 6 ways the problem may...

Bridge Insurance Brokers appoints new director to launch freelance business

John Garrard has joined Bridge Insurance Brokers Ltd to launch its new business, aimed at the freelance and contract professional community. Bridge’s ipro is being headed up...

CBRE Appointed To Market 60 Spring Gardens Manchester

CBRE Appointed As Sole Agents On Grade II Listed Property

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