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Healthy Investment makes donation to Bury Hospice

Donation made on behalf of members who completed survey backing proposal to invest their funds in companies that contribute to environmental sustainability.

Creative Spark launch Trending Travel the first influencer travel company- in lockdown!

Strategic brand agency, Creative Spark have creatively collaborated with fellow Mancunian entrepreneurs to launch Trending Travel, the first social media influencer travel company. The Spark team worked remotely to create new business’ brand.

City of Manchester Distillery invests £900k to create ‘Alcohol Solutions’

The City of Manchester Distillery has created a new company and invested £900,000 in a drinks development and packing centre, as it expands its range of alcohol services.

Macclesfield-based Tidy Planet heads down under with world-renowned composters

Organic waste and Waste-to-Energy solutions expert Tidy Planet is shipping its first ever Rocket Composter unit to Australia, where it will help a not-for-profit...

Work begins on £5m Hindu Temple

Work has begun on the construction of a new £5m Hindu Temple in Oldham, whose design is a blend of modern and traditional features. Shree Swaminarayan Temple has appointed Salford Quays-based Recom Solutions as the main contractor.

HURST team on a high with new client win

Accounting and business advisory firm HURST has secured the British Mountaineering Council as a full-service client following a competitive tender. HURST will provide audit, tax and accounting services to the Manchester-based organisation.

IGF appoints Adam Bradbury as ABL Business Development Director to support growth in the...

Independent Growth Finance (IGF), a leading independent commercial finance provider, has appointed Adam Bradbury as ABL Business Development Director. Adam joins IGF after two years at BNP Paribas Commercial Finance, as Business Development Manager.

Pugh July auction sales confirm property market ‘mini boom’

The latest sales figures from Manchester-based auction house Pugh have confirmed a ‘mini boom’ in the housing market that has seen the asking price...

Land acquisition in Worsley for New Care

Award-winning development-led care home operator, New Care, has acquired land in Worsley for a new, purpose built, state-of-the-art care facility. The one acre site, which...

MCG launch new SAAS brand ‘Huler’, to disrupt the way we work, forever

MCG, whose group of companies include fast growing software and eLearning design business DBLX, is utilising its skills and expertise to offer a new...

Auto Marine Cables appoints new top team

Auto Marine Cables – the UK’s leading supplier of low voltage cables to the automotive and marine sectors - has made three senior appointments as part of its growth plans.

New starters join Healthy Investment during lockdown

Two new staff members inducted by Bury-based friendly society during coronavirus lockdown.

Access Continues to Grow Digital Services With Three Senior Level Appointments

Creative and digital transformation agency Access has made three new senior level appointments as the business continues to grow and expand its digital services.

Fourth Pride in the Job for Paul

Paul McKeever, site manager at Bellway’s Primrose Meadow development in Warrington, has received his fourth National House Building Council (NHBC) Pride in the Job award.

LOFT opens larger Manchester HQ to manage expansion and post COVID rules

Residential furnishings company LOFT has reopened its Manchester HQ with a complete refurbishment by Consensus Workspace. The 50-strong team will now roll out a phased...

Children’s Art Week connects young and old

Pre-school children aged three and four from Back to the Garden Childcare, located in Altrincham, celebrated Children’s Art Week by creating masterpieces and sharing...

Three new Partners at Altrincham law firm

One of the largest independent legal practices in the North West, Myerson Solicitors, has announced the promotion of three new Partners as it continues its expansion.

Duo promoted under Bromleys Solicitors’ career pathway

Law firm Bromleys has announced the latest moves under its career pathway initiative designed to nurture and promote talent from within its team. Kate Allsop and Martin Blaylock have been promoted to associate solicitor level at the Tameside firm.

Why retail business needs motion content more than ever

Motion content is everywhere. The need for content has exploded, from the digital billboards that line the streets to the mobile phone you hold in your hand. Long gone are the days when you’d get your visual fix from the TV alone.

Work begins on ‘The Bank’ luxury apartments in Stretford

Initial work has begun on a new development, set to restore a historic building to its former glory and bring luxury living space to...

Vernon Building Society’s annual Community Awards open for applications

Vernon Building Society's Community Awards are back, and applications can be made from 1st July to 14th August. Each year, the society donates a £10K pot to more than a dozen local not-for-profits and charities around the Stockport area.

Virtual Fitness Studio to Take on ‘Peloton’ the Mancunian Way

Two diehard Mancunians have pivoted during coronavirus, closed the doors to their gym for good and started a journey that involves delivering fitness in a completely new way and competing with a leading world fitness brand.

Duo create free Cov-ID track and trace system for pubs and salons

The entrepreneurs behind a new virtual business card have adapted their technology to create a free track and trace system for hair salons and independent pubs, cafés and restaurants in England which are preparing to reopen at the weekend

The Strong Agency Strides Out With ACAI Outdoorwear

Manchester communications consultancy, The Strong Agency, has been appointed as the national retained PR agency for premium women’s outdoorwear brand, ACAI. The leading outdoor clothing...
Director Rachel Davenport

Testing firm AlphaBiolabs invests £400,000 and adds 16 staff as child protection cases surge

A surge in drug and alcohol testing for child protection cases during lockdown has led AlphaBiolabs to recruit 16 staff and invest £400,000 in...
Think Design Wins National IT Company Brand Identity Brief

Think Design Wins National IT Company Brand Identity Brief

Think Design has won a competitive pitch to overhaul Venom IT’s brand identity to reflect its new business offering and focus. The original brief was...

HURST deal hints at bright future for Manchester’s office market

A recently agreed office deal with major accounting and business services firm HURST, seeing them take a co-working office space on the third floor of 125 Deansgate, is a sign of greater things to come for Manchester says Offices.co.uk

Scholarships boosts push for women to take on top sports roles

Manchester Metropolitan University’s renowned Masters of Sport Directorship (MSD) course is continuing to champion women’s progression to the top jobs in sport with the launch of a £9,000 women’s scholarship programme...

Property Claims Specialist Launches First Loss Assessing Board Game

Lancashire-based loss assessing and property insurance claims management company, Aspray Limited, is hoping its very own board game will become a game-changer, raising awareness of its valuable service for insured home and commercial property owners.

One Day Agency takes top prize in global awards

The Manchester-based digital marketing agency One Day Agency took one of the top prizes in the very first all-online Global Digital Excellence Awards held yesterday through a live stream.

Inquesta appoints marketing manager as COVID-19 creates impetus for further expansion

Forensic accounting and insolvency practice Inquesta has recruited a marketing manager as it gears up for its next phase of growth. Matthew Titcomb has relocated from London to Manchester to join Inquesta in a new role for the business.

Sponsors announced as new date set for Yorkshire sustainability conference

Yorkshire-headquartered green initiative In the Circle has announced that musicMagpie and Squire Patton Boggs will be among the headline sponsors for its physical and...

Health Assured launches mental wellbeing app with Thrive Therapeutic Software

The UK's leading health and wellbeing provider, Health Assured, has launched a mental wellbeing app for their clients through an exclusive partnership with Thrive...

Northern Hive PR rides a wave of new client wins

Northern Hive has enjoyed a number of new client wins including Hartpury University, Form Yoga Mats and Speedel.

Toronto-based Association Quantum appoints Northern Hive PR

Manchester’s Northern Hive has been appointed by Toronto-based Association Quantum to handle a communications and marketing brief that will drive awareness in the UK and North America.

Dual role for new recruit John Fawcett at law firm Bromleys

Law firm Bromleys has recruited associate solicitor John Fawcett to a senior role leading two departments.

Accountancy firm HURST agrees office deal at Spaces Deansgate

Accounting and business advisory firm HURST has agreed a three-year deal for a new Manchester city centre base at flexible workspace venue Spaces Deansgate.

New Care confirms manager for Bramhall Manor

New Care has appointed Sarah Lydon, from the Peak District, as registered manager at its latest care facility, Bramhall Manor on Hardy Drive in...

New-builds ‘leading regional housing market comeback’

The new-build housing market is helping to lead the Lancashire property sector back to pre-lockdown levels of activity, according to conveyancing specialist Adkirk Law.

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