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HURST advises on multi-million pound family buyout at Farrat Isolevel

An engineering company has undergone a third generation family buyout in a multi-million pound deal. Chief executive Oliver Farrell, whose grandfather founded Farrat Isolevel, has acquired a majority stake in the Altrincham-based business.

Top insurance industry execs appointed as directors of Healthy Investment

NEST mastermind and former Esure executive take seats on board of historic provider of ethical investments.

Inquesta spearheads one-stop shop to help companies survive the Covid-19 pandemic

Insolvency practice Inquesta has joined forces with a range of specialist professionals to create a one-stop shop to enable struggling companies to survive the Covid-19 pandemic. The initiative is focused on intervening at an early stage.

Accounting firm HURST scores a winner with Classic Football Shirts

A vintage football shirts retailer has moved to new headquarters to accommodate its growth, with sales on track to rise by 25 per cent this year and staff numbers increasing.

Football: England Women’s physical performance manager Dawn Scott embarks on elite sporting director qualification

Dawn Scott, the sport scientist who played a major role in the US’s back-to-back Women’s World Cup wins and was appointed physical performance coach...

SMS specialist sends message of growth to Manchester

A leading mobile communications specialist, which counts some of Britain’s best known brands amongst its growing client base, is expanding its operations into the...

How self storage can help businesses amid the pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has drastically changed the way we we work. Businesses of all sizes may find that self storage offers a cost-effective and convenient way to keep things running smoothly over the coming months.

Three Manchester businesses are sharing their expertise in a series of webinars

Three professional services firms based in Manchester have come together to share their expertise by providing a series of webinars. The first free event will take place online on 22 October 2020 at 1.00 pm.

Architecture practice to turn derelict toilet block into a space that will tackle men’s...

Stockport based architecture practice Dash Architecture had plans approved by Stockport Council last week, which will see them transform an unused toilet block into a community hub to help fight loneliness.

Ten Locks backs local brands putting Greater Manchester on the map for spiced rum

New partners include The Salford Rum Company and Diablesse Rum

Boom in homeworking fuels expansion for Active Business Communications

Telecoms and IT services provider Active Business Communications is ramping up its expansion plans amid the boom in homeworking triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Youngsters go behind the scenes at MeadowSide to gain an insight into how their...

Schoolchildren explore their neighbourhood and gain inspiration on tour of MeadowSide development by FEC

 Central Networks and Technologies appoints sales director to build on growth

IT support provider and cloud solutions specialist Central Networks and Technologies (Central) has appointed Nicola Brown as sales director. The hire is intended to...

Peazi helps revolutionise hospitality sector in post-Covid world

Two Manchester-based entrepreneurs have launched a food and drink ordering app for the hospitality trade offering a complete in-venue solution, in a sector that...

Life’s a beach at new HQ for Continental Textiles

Fashion and accessories distributor Continental Textiles has moved to bigger and better headquarters to accommodate a growing team amid strong expansion for its leading beachwear and loungewear brands.

Taylor Wimpey and Bellway bring new homes to Droylsden

People in and around the Droylsden area will soon get the chance to buy a Taylor Wimpey or Bellway home, following news that the...

Cheshire chartered financial planners Clarion Wealth Planning is celebrating 35 years in business

Cheshire chartered financial planners Clarion Wealth Planning is celebrating 35 years in business. Alderley Edge-based Clarion, led by Ron Walker, a founder member of the...

Liverpool barre studio to offer free classes to employers to aid the wellness of...

An independent Liverpool fitness studio is set to launch a corporate wellness campaign on 1 October, aimed at helping employers support their employees’ mental and physical health.

The Importance of Budgeting and Forecasting in the Age of Coronavirus

Aaron Gilmore of TreyBridge Accountants explains why being able to effectively budget and forecast can mean the difference between a business surviving and thriving.

IF Agency gets adventurous with Surcare laundry re-brand

Sensitive laundry and cleaning brand, Surcare, has revolutionised its look and feel informed by a depth of understanding into the mindset of allergy sufferers in relation to cleaning products and detergents.

Rowlinson Becomes a Certified B Corporation

UK’s leading schoolwear manufacturer commits to become a force for good by becoming B Corp certified. Rowlinson Knitwear is the highest scoring Certified B Corp in the North of England and Scotland.

Family Firms Fashionable Collaboration – Williams Group and Private White VC

Manchester-based family businesses, Williams Group and Private White V.C., have come together to celebrate British luxury around the launch of two new Land Rovers.

IT service provider sees over 30% increase in revenues amid COVID-19

IT services provider, Central Networks and Technologies, has announced 30% revenue growth following contract renewals with housing association and manufacturer.

KORD.Media celebrates first birthday since launching at Bonded Warehouse

A Manchester audio post-production studio, KORD.Media, has celebrated its first birthday since it launched at Bonded Warehouse last year.

Sunny Thinking Designs New Website for buzz, Manchester’s NHS Health and Wellbeing Service

Altrincham-based creative marketing agency Sunny Thinking is behind the new website for buzz, Manchester’s NHS Health and Wellbeing Service.

NS&I rate cut makes the case for with-profits funds, says Healthy Investment

Negative real interest rates mean savers could increasingly see the purchasing power of their cash deposits eroded by inflation.

Littleborough-based Daniels Healthcare introduces new pharmaceutical waste container range made from 100% recycled plastic

Daniels Healthcare, the UK market leader for sharps and clinical waste containers, has launched its first waste container range made from 100% recycled material.

Fast-growing Recom Solutions creates new senior roles and moves to new HQ

A fast-growing construction project management specialist has created three senior roles and moved to new headquarters as it positions for its next phase of expansion.

Construction begins on retirement living apartments in Heaton Mersey

Work has begun on a new Adlington Retirement Living development in the North West. The new development, on Woodlands Road in Heaton Mersey, will offer...

Manchester-Based Nettl launches the Nettl Academy Scholarship

Manchester-based Nettl, who run web, sign and print studios in the UK, is offering 100 scholarships to support designers across Greater Manchester who are looking to transition from traditional design work to digital.

Urmston launches food and drink fringe festival

Coinciding with the forthcoming Manchester Food and Drink Festival, which takes place from 24 September until 5 October, Urmston’s superb selection of independent food...

LSH Auto UK announced as British Athletics Official Van & Car Supplier

LSH Auto UK has been named as the ‘Official Van & Car Supplier’ to British Athletics. The three-year partnership agreement will see LSH Auto UK...

New appointment as digital agency Fablr sees growth

To support their growing business, digital and web development agency Fablr are excited to announce the addition of talented digital product designer Aly Sébastien to the team.

It’s illegal – and you didn’t know it

As new laws are continually introduced, it’s amazing how many people are doing things that are simply illegal without knowing it, says a criminal...

Head of family law at Bromleys Solicitors is promoted

The head of the family law department at Bromleys Solicitors has been promoted. Keith Bull, who joined the Tameside practice in 2018, has become a senior associate.

Tech Experts Launch AI Product To Support SME Businesses As Online Sales Soar

With ecommerce sales in Europe up nearly 20% from pre-pandemic levels and customer behaviour continuing to move online, digital customer experience experts, Lokulus, has today announced the launch of Pulse.

New Salford drinks company named Ten Locks

A new Salford-based premium drinks company has announced its name to be Ten Locks, paying homage to the location of sister company, Kingsland Drinks,...

Stephen Hobson Appointed Director of Business at Datacentreplus

Datacentreplus is pleased to announce that Stephen Hobson has been appointed as Director of Business at Datacentreplus. Since joining the company back in 2017, Stephen...

Law firm Bromleys backs new awards honouring independent retailers

A business awards scheme is being launched to honour a town’s independent retailers. Organisers say the initiative will recognise the importance of the sector and the value that traders bring to Ashton-under-Lyne in Tameside.

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