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Reward agency achieves B Corporation certification

Reward, Manchester’s Sustainable Brand & Marketing Agency, today announced that it has become a Certified B Corporation, as part of a global initiative to...

Leading holiday park software provider to take solutions global

Elite Dynamics, a leading provider of software solutions to the holiday park industry, has partnered with renowned business software consultancy, SIGA Solutions, to help facilitate the expansion of its award-winning solutions to a worldwide audience.

Digital City Festival returning in April 2021 as a truly digital experience

Following the enormous success of the in-person Digital City Festival 2020, the celebration of digital returns in a form that suits the digital professionals...

Manchester city centre Georgian townhouse with permission for hotel redevelopment up for auction

A historic three-storey building off St Peter’s Square in Manchester city centre is due to go under the hammer at the next Pugh property...

Shipster Sets Sail for the Digital City Awards 2021

The annual Digital City Awards are approaching, and ever-growing business Shipster are one of two companies shortlisted for the System Integrators award. In the wake of uncharted territory, handling the Brexit transition on top of a global pandemic,

Drinks brand VIN CROWD announces collaboration with Manchester e-tailer

Kingsland Drinks has announced its Vin Crowd brand will be teaming up with online clothing e-tailer Nasty Gal this year for an on-pack takeover. Launching...

The Cookware Company partners with Dept to launch e-commerce

The Cookwear Company launches e-commerce for its brand portfolio with Dept agency. Today the first webshop has been launched for the GreenPan brand. 

Manchester Car Leasing Firm Launches Wellbeing Initiative for Staff

Leasing Options, the UK’s leading car leasing company, has launched an employee wellbeing initiative as part of its ongoing commitment to its employees.

Expansion for tech platform Zappify

The entrepreneurs behind the Zappify virtual business card and a contactless track and trace system for retail and hospitality venues have added to their suite of products and recruited a key member to the team.

“Road Runner” rugby league player Rob Burrow launches charity beer with SEVEN BRO7HERS

SEVEN BRO7HERS BREWING CO has teamed up with rugby league legend Rob Burrow to launch a limited-edition charity lager to raise money for the...

Ex-army duo combats rising PPE costs with new venture

Two best friends from Manchester and Southampton have supplied Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to over 250 businesses after launching Nightingale PPE in March 2020. Nightingale...

Access Launches Madagascar Charity Challenge for WaterAid

The team at Manchester digital agency Access are going the extra mile for their client WaterAid with an epic charity challenge that will see them cover 5,777 miles - the distance from Manchester to Madagascar - by foot, bike and rowing machine!

American Golf to open £650k high-tech ‘superstore’ in Trafford

Warrington-headquartered, American Golf, will open the UK’s most high tech golf store at Trafford Golf Centre, Trafford, when non-essential retail re-opens to the public on April 12th.

DMT Director Shortlisted For Digital Leader Award Following Incredible 12 Months

Ben Young, Director of Manchester agency Digital Media Team, has been shortlisted for the Digital Leader of the Year Award. The nomination caps off an incredible 12 months for the ad agency, which has more than doubled in size since 2020 began.

Account and Legal’s Manchester Accountant Stuart Hurst Named Xero’s Most Valuable Professional

At Xero’s UK and Ireland Awards ceremony, Accounts and Legal’s Stuart Hurst was recognised for outstanding achievements during 2020 and the worst of the effects of the pandemic. He bagged the prestigious Xero Most Valuable Professional 2021 title dur

Macclesfield-based Tidy Planet expands food waste technology into Italy and Egypt

Macclesfield-headquartered Tidy Planet has expanded its operations into Italy, appointing environmental solutions firm Ecologia Soluzione Ambiente (ESA), as the exclusive Italian partner of its...

Digital agency Fablr creates a website and branding for Ecus

Digital agency Fablr have launched a new brand and website for environmental consultancy Ecus. This sweeping rebrand and web development project positions Ecus as a major player in the environmental consultancy industry.

Hat trick of new clients for First Internet

Manchester digital marketing agency First Internet is celebrating three new client wins, having been appointed by APH Solutions, Bridge Insurance Brokers Ltd and S&B...

Global Client Win for Manchester Agency Absurd

Manchester headquartered strategic design agency Absurd has gained another global client following its appointment as digital partner to Prosper Ex PTY LTD, a start-up organisation based in Queensland, Australia.

CW Studio designs a landscape masterplan for a new way of living

Manchester-based CW Studio has designed a landscape masterplan for a sustainable residential and commercial development, set in the Cheshire countryside.

Rowlinson Knitwear Becomes a Certified CarbonNeutral® Business

Certified B Corporation (B Corp) Rowlinson Knitwear has achieved CarbonNeutral® company certification.

Dept announces four new digital hires in Manchester

International Digital Agency, Dept strengthens UK team with four new hires based in Manchester.

New digital broker launch puts customers in control

Manchester’s Wrapper will plug the personal lines e-trading gap with a sophisticated digital-only approach.

B-Compliant expands consultancy team

Manchester-based B-Compliant is strengthening its team of financial specialists with the appointment of two compliance consultants with more than 50 years’ combined experience.

Vromo partners with Square to offer increased functionality for efficient food delivery

Restaurant Delivery management software company VROMO has announced that it will be integrating with Square’s point-of-sale and payment-processing platform to offer increased functionality for restaurants that manage their own food delivery process.

It gives us time to see through home deals, says Adkirk Law, welcoming Stamp...

Measures to extend the stamp duty holiday for property transactions have been welcomed by North West conveyancing firm Adkirk Law. Linda Kirk, director of conveyancing...

“Maximise ISA investments now to beat future Capital Gains Tax rises” says Healthy Investment

Although today's Budget did not hike Capital Gains Tax, there could be an increase on the horizon. Peter Green of Healthy Investment recommends maximising the use of ISAs to help mitigate any future CGT rises.

Cartime wins top industry award for second year running

Cartime, which has showrooms in both Bury and Rochdale, has been announced as Car Supermarket of the Year in the Motor Trader Independent Dealer Awards for the second consecutive year.

Salford Distillery raise £600 for ‘So Let’s Talk’ as the hospitality sector gears to...

Salford’s SIS4ERS DISTILLERY have raised more than £600 for So Let’s Talk through the sales of its limited edition ‘Home at Ten’ gin. Launched in...

Built for Athletes Continue Partnership with the Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN Formula One Team

Built for Athletes and the Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN Formula One team are set to continue their successful partnership for the 2021 world championship.

Manchester agency launches out-of-the-box solution to help brands move into commerce

The e-commerce solution launched by Dept agency is designed to help brands develop an effective and efficient commerce site.

Creative Spark, launch Peep, the new silk bedding brand

Creative brand agency, Creative Spark have revealed that they are the team behind the successful launch of Peep, a new range of 100% mulberry silk bedding. The silk pillows and eye masks offer health benefits ranging from a better night’s sleep right

A Budget like no other, for an economy that will never be the same

North West business leaders are calling on The Chancellor to focus on a green recovery and deliver against promises to level-up the UK economy in The Budget, which takes place on March 3.

Reason Digital appoints former BBC UX Specialist as Design Director

Reason Digital - an innovative social enterprise and digital agency which works with leading charitable and not-for-profit organisations to combat society’s biggest issues - has hired Jane Murison, former BBC UX Specialist to be Design Director.

Harbour Freight drives away with national award

Harbour International Freight has shifted into top gear after picking up a coveted national award from logistics giant Pall-Ex. The firm presented Harbour, from Manchester,...

Solar Energy Company Reveals Survey Details & Launches Free Downloadable Home Improvement Guide

Stockport solar energy company reveals survey details around home energy habits and creates free downloadable home improvement guide explaining benefits of solar panels.

Aberla Group announces new chairman

North-West based energy and utility infrastructure specialist, Aberla Group, has announced the appointment of Ben Whawell, the former chief financial officer of Stobart Group, as non-executive chairman with effect from January 2021.

New joint MD and senior level promotions at Manchester’s Code Computerlove

Manchester-based digital product studio Code Computerlove has announced Rob Jones as joint Managing Director, alongside other senior level promotions.

VOODOO defies lockdown gloom to record 400% increase in business sign ups

A Yorkshire-based mobile messaging specialist recorded its single largest year of growth during 2020 after seeing a 400% rise in sign-ups for its SMS...

Stockport Homes Group launch new innovative marketing arm which will focus on social impact

SHG's new service area will help local authorities, housing associations and private companies in the built environment - speak to their customers in a new way.

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