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Belle Vue Manchester expands FlixBus partnership with new routes

Belle Vue Manchester is expanding its partnership with fast-growing coach network FlixBus to launch services to three new destinations. Stockport-based Belle Vue will run daily services between Manchester and York, Birmingham and Leicester.

HURST team advising Thermatic on acquisition strategy it looks to double in size

Building services group Thermatic is on the takeover trail to accelerate its expansion as it looks to double revenues to £50m within the next three years. The group operates across the UK and Ireland and has its headquarters in Salford.

Financial intermediary strengthens presence in North West with appointment of regional director

Asset finance specialist Paul Buxton has joined rapidly-expanding national financial intermediary MAF Finance Group (MAF) to lead its operation across the North West. With over...

Pareto Financial Planning adds IFA to growing team

Pareto Financial Planning, the award-winning Manchester based financial services business, today welcomed Jorge Jackson who joins the team as an Independent Financial Advisor, expert...

Salford Red Devils and Oldham Athletic sign up to Merchr’s print-on-demand merchandise platform

Print-on-demand merchandise platform Merchr has made two new signings in professional sports. Merchr has struck partnerships with Betfred Super League side Salford Red Devils and Oldham Athletic FC.

Howorth Air Technology expands operations to accommodate growing team

A clean air technology business has expanded its operations to accommodate a growing team. Howorth Air Technology has created a dedicated hub for its design engineers based at its pharmaceuticals industry facility at Raven Locks in Little Hulton.

Manchester-Based BuyAssociation Named As 26th Fastest-Growing Company In The North

BuyAssociation, a property investment company based in Manchester, has been named as the 26th fastest-growing company on the North of England’s 2023 Fast Growth 50 index.

Businesses facing ‘make or break’ seek crumbs of comfort in chancellor’s Autumn Statement

Business owners are facing a 'make or break' time as they seek crumbs of comfort in next week's Autumn Statement, says Steven Mason, an insolvency practitioner and senior manager at Inquesta.

Manchester Art Fair Unveils Its Biggest & Most Ambitious Line-Up to Date as It...

The countdown to Manchester Art Fair, one of the UK’s largest and most significant art fairs, is on as it prepares to return to...

Eleven Group Appoint Marketing Director to Lead Growth Efforts

Paul Dodd has been appointed as director of marketing and growth. Joining from Liverpool Tech Startup Accelerator The Venture Studio (previously NOVA), where he spent 5 years as Head of Marketing.

Level Workspace makes first hire

Level, the workspace advisory company based in Manchester, has appointed its first member of staff and a non-executive director. Sam Harris, 25, has joined as...

Funding Female Tech Founders

Video production agency Sound & Colour have recently released the second episode in their series 'Tech Flix' for their client Nash Squared. The episode focusses on funding female founders in the tech industry and the challenges they face.

Cheshire business owner undergoes snip for Prevent Breast Cancer

Phil Davis, the co-owner of DPC Clinic on Stockport Road in Cheadle, Cheshire, has undergone the snip to raise more than £1,200 for Prevent...

Study Reveals Industries With Smartest Employees Aren’t The Highest-Paid

A new 2023 employee study has revealed the industries with the cleverest workers aren’t those that pay the most. Corporate experience company Avva Experience used...

McGoff Construction Services expands

McGoff Construction Services is expanding and has appointed two new Directors to drive forward the self-delivery ethos of the Group. McGoff Construction Services, led by...

Bridge Law Solicitors launches in-house Notary Public practice

Greater Manchester based law firm, Bridge Law Solicitors has introduced a new Notary Public service which will be available at both the firm's head...

Elite Dynamics shortlisted for prestigious tech award for work with the holiday park industry

Elite Dynamics, a leading provider of IT business solutions to the holiday home, parks, resorts, and marinas industry, has, for the second successive year, been shortlisted as a finalist at one of the North's prestigious tech awards.

North West Businesses are Urged to Step Up Cyber Security in Wake of...

The North West Cyber Resilience Centre (NWCRC) is warning businesses to urgently step up protection in the wake of rising cyber crime figures. In particular, the police-backed not-for-profit organisation is cautioning against email compromise.

Digital Transformation waste bill expected to be $2 trillion by 2026

New research explains alarming waste levels in digital transformation and the hefty price global businesses are paying for neglecting people in the process

GMI leads the way in community safety with implementation of bleed kits across UK...

GMI Construction Group has become one of the first construction companies in the UK to implement bleed kits across select city centre projects. In partnership...

BBC Interior Design Masters winner Lynsey Ford set to design new Salford community for...

Housing provider Plumlife Homes have recently started works on a flagship development of 160 new affordable homes on Worrall Street in Salford. As part of this exciting new project, Lynsey Ford has agreed to step in with design support!

Housemates promises to fill student rooms 65% cheaper than any other platform

With demand far outstripping supply in university living quarters, founder and CEO of the instant booking student accommodation platform Lydia Jones explores how the...

Five gain promotion at HURST

Independent accounting and business advisory firm HURST has announced a raft of promotions in its business services team. Four of the five people promoted began their careers with the firm as trainees.

EDM bolsters workforce amid contract wins and expansion into new markets

A move into new markets and a series of contract wins have paved the way for a raft of new roles at Manchester-based EDM. The group has created 20 posts this year across its production, project planning, customer support and administrative teams.

Merchr ramps up capacity with new machinery

Print-on-demand merchandise platform Merchr has boosted its capacity after installing a raft of new custom-built machinery as part of a £250,000 investment. Merchr has taken delivery of five new machines at its production facility in Middleton.

Project Solar UK Research Reveals How We are Winterproofing our Homes

Project Solar UK (PSUK) is urging homeowners to take proactive steps to prepare for the colder months and to avoid finding themselves in ‘energy debt’ - the knock-on financial strain on households due to the rising energy costs of winter.

New Egerton care facility on track to open in November

Build is progressing well at New Care’s new state-of-the-art £13m care facility in Egerton which is due to open later this year and create...

Greater Manchester Creative Agency Announces Trio Of Client Wins

Bury-based creative agency, Think, has won three major new client wins who have all enlisted the team’s digital expertise. The Old Firestation Café and Bar,...

HURST announces move to new HQ at 3 Stockport Exchange

Independent accounting and business advisory firm HURST has agreed a deal to move its head office to a new flagship development in Stockport to accommodate its growing team. HURST is taking 11,000sq ft at 3 Stockport Exchange.

Cheadle Stingers renew sponsorship with Penny Dee

Cheadle Stingers, Cheadle Town Football Club’s successful women’s team, has renewed its shirt sponsorship with local businesswoman, author and podcaster Penny Dee. The owner of...
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How to choose the right financial adviser for you

If you’re struggling to determine the right financial decisions for your situation, whatever it may be, then you may want to consider the benefits...

Construction work gets under way on scheme to transform industrial estate

Construction work has begun to transform a vacant eight-acre brownfield site into over 200,000 sq ft of modern industrial and office units with the capacity to support around 700 jobs.

Bellway donates books to Bolton school

Following the devasting fire at SS Simon & Jude CE Primary School in Great Lever, Bolton, housebuilder Bellway has made a donation £250 to...

£100,000 interest free loan giveaway as Manchester’s Property investors network celebrate a successful first...

Manchester's property investors networking meeting is celebrating a year of wealth creation by offering a major giveaway at it's first anniversary event, to be...

Belle Vue Manchester joins elite Guild of British Coach Operators

Stockport-based Belle Vue Manchester has gained membership of an elite body of coach operators after passing an independent audit of its operations with flying colours.

One in five Brits has already begun their Christmas shopping: new research unveils how...

New research reveals when Brits are getting ready for the festive season, and consumer feelings towards early festive displays in-store

YurtBar expands Christmas party presence with new location in Manchester

YurtBar, the host of apres-ski-inspired festive event experiences, is expanding into Manchester this December. Originating in Leeds, YurtBar has gained popularity with its alpine-themed...

Back to the Future as McGoff Construction marks 50 year milestone

Principal contractor McGoff Construction Limited is celebrating its 50th year in business with the launch of a short book called ‘The Future is McGoff’. Established...
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How to make your agency stand out with data-driven PPC

In today’s digital era, there is an increased reliance on pay-per-click (PPC) activity to boost leads and sales within your marketing. This is why many...

Scanlans expert issues wake-up call over fire risk assessments in apartment blocks

Residents’ management companies are being urged to ensure fire risk assessments are carried out at their apartment blocks in a wake-up call as new regulations come into force.

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