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Burnley FC in the Community appoints new head of business partnerships

The community arm of Burnley FC has appointed Ben Bottomley to head its partnership operation, working with businesses to fund its work in and...

David Lammy and Maxine Peake feature on Women in the Law UK podcasts

Shadow Lord Chancellor and acclaimed actor share their opinions and experiences with Women in the Law UK's founder, Sally Penni MBE.

Dept announces Manchester growth and recruitment push

Dept Agency is welcoming several new clients, including Co-Op Live, RIBA, Harwoods and Asana. To fuel continued growth, the agency is recruiting 30 digital specialists to join its UK team.

The Flava People team up with Guinness to launch three new stir-in sauces

The Flava People has teamed up with drinks company Diageo to launch a range of Guinness flavoured recipe mixes. Launching this month, the new stir-in...

Manchester Bedding Firm Shortlisted for Prestigious National Award

Manchester Bedding Firm Shortlisted for Prestigious National Award.

Abel & Cole Launches New App To Boost Customer Retention

Organic grocery business Abel & Cole has launched a new consumer app to enhance its overall customer experience.

YFM builds team with investment director promotion

Private equity house YFM Equity Partners (YFM), which has offices in London, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester, is continuing to Invest in its team with...

North-West Insolvency Practitioner Provides Advice On Accelerated Payment Notices

HM Treasury outlay during the Covid-19 pandemic has reached historic proportions, and no doubt HMRC will seek to maximise recovery post-pandemic using all the...

One Day secures I Saw It First and leads paid media during Love Island...

The Manchester-based boutique advertising and marketing agency has secured I Saw It First’s account for another term and will support the brand’s digital media during ITV’s Love Island sponsorship.

“I’ve never written a line of code in my tech career”

Amelia Bampton, 38, Regional Director of Codurance UK North, is on a mission to break down stereotypical entry barriers to tech after the pandemic caused many to consider a career change

Open for business – awards that honour town centre retailers

Entries are now open for a business awards scheme that will honour a town’s independent retailers. With non-essential stores now open again, the awards will put retailers in the centre of Ashton-under-Lyne in Tameside in the spotlight.

Docutech lands £7million retail contract

Docutech Office Solutions, the Manchester-based document management system provider, has secured a £7million, three-year contract to supply a cost-saving digital infrastructure to a UK leading retailer.

Lancashire childcare entrepreneur expands into Greater Manchester

Founder of Teddy Towers in Leyland has acquired a Whitefield childcare business in a deal arranged by Bury-based Abacus Day Nursery Sales.

Creative Spark appoint Former Simply Be SEO Manager Alex Browne.

Creative Spark, today announced they have appointed Alex Browne as their new Digital Strategist and Senior Account Manager. This significant hire strengthens Creative Spark’s offer for clients such as Junkyard Golf and Saint Gobain, as Alex has a wea

Investor Confidence in the thriving UK staycation market Lifestyle Homes Group secures £100m lending...

25th May 2021: Manchester headquartered Lifestyle Homes Group has secured a £100million lending facility and acquired five holiday parks across England (Exclusive Luxury Lodges...

Creamline delivers support for Manchester producers with Best of Local business boost

Trafford-based dairy and grocery home delivery service, Creamline, is set to extend a supportive hand to local companies affected by the pandemic, with the launch of its Best of Local Business Booster scheme.

PlayStation VR pioneer leads unique training academy for the next generation of real-time developers...

The co-founder of the PlayStation VR project is spearheading the training programme at the first Unity Centre of Excellence in the UK at innovation hub HOST, the Home of Skills & Technology at MediaCityUK.

World Product Day 2021 – 10 essentials of digital product development

As a forerunner to a product approach, Code Computerlove, which was established in 1999, made the shift to become a digital product studio in 2016 and has led the way in product thinking ever since.

MediaCityUK’s Mason Advisory shortlisted in 2021 Management Consultancies Association Awards

Mason Advisory, independent digital and technology transformation consultancy, has been announced as a finalist in three categories at the prestigious Management Consultancies Association (MCA)...

Manchester’s Business Networking Returns as Curry Club Kicks Off

The Curry Club, an established networking service, is helping business professionals in Manchester get reconnected as it hosts its first in-person event since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Getting Ready For The ‘Great British Switch Off’

The Great British Switch Off, also known as the copper stop-sell, is set to impact all UK businesses within the first half of this decade.

Bellway releases Totleys at Heatherley Wood

Bellway has released three of its eagerly awaited three storey Totley house types at Heatherley Wood, with a starting price of £670,000. Complementing the detached...

£2.8m restoration scheme for derelict former Greater Manchester hospital unveiled

Plans have been unveiled for a £2.8m scheme to breathe new life into a derelict former hospital in Greater Manchester. The old Stretford Memorial Hospital in Trafford closed in 2015 and the site has lain empty since then.

Tameside business helps firms with flexible working compliance

Tameside-based Docutech Office Solutions, the leading provider of secure electronic management systems - has just launched Docuflo to help UK businesses keep flexible workers compliant.

Card payment services firm chooses Manchester for UK growth push

Manchester’s proven credentials as one of the UK’s great economic and cultural hubs has attracted UTP Merchant Services, one of the largest providers of credit card machines and online payment gateways in the UK.

Beyond Corporate Real Estate team continues strong growth during lockdown with client wins and...

Beyond Group’s specialist corporate practice Beyond Corporate continues to expand in response to rising demand for real estate and construction expertise, with four significant new client wins.

Plans submitted for apartment scheme in Old Trafford

Plans have been submitted by Victor (Old Trafford) Ltd, a joint venture between MC Construction and The McGoff Group, for an exciting new residential development on brownfield land to the east of Warwick Road South in Old Trafford.

Pete Ewbank leaves international infrastructure consultancy for Allcott Commercial Manchester

Pete Ewbank is joining Allcott Commercial to head up our Greater Manchester commercial surveying offering.

A new feel good gift store give young people life chances too

A new online shop based selling handmade, feel-good gifts is helping vulnerable young people to enjoy an independent lifestyle. Set up by Greater Manchester charity...

Manchester’s What Media expands its team with two new hires as the business grows...

What Media has expanded its Manchester team with two new hires to tackle client wins and business growth. Jordan Porrino, formerly Social Chain, will join...

Dan’s the man for Manchester design agency

A North Manchester based design agency has bolstered its team to eight employees just in time to celebrate its fourth year in business.

Adlington Management Services appoints General Manager for Romiley development

The management arm of Adlington Retirement Living has appointed a new general manager to its development in Romiley. Aron Sloly, who was previously a duty...

YFM promotes new partner

Private equity house YFM Equity Partners (YFM), which has offices in Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and London, has promoted David Wrench to equity partner as...

Access Achieves Highest Accreditation Standard for Continuous Professional Development

Going for the Gold CPD Accreditation in a year of lockdowns has given the agency a huge step up and has cemented the agency’s firm belief that learning and wellbeing lies at the heart of business growth.

Glaisyers Solicitors buys Top 200 firm Laytons LLP

Manchester firm takes a controlling stake in City of London-based Laytons.

MC Construction completes £1.5m project at Master Builders Solutions UK

A £1.5m revamp of the headquarters of Master Builders Solutions UK to accommodate an expanding workforce has been completed. Salford-based MC Construction was the main contractor for the project.

Run by Credit Unions for Credit Union Members – Up to £5,000 can be...

In partnership with 14 credit unions across Britain, South Manchester Credit Union have announced the takeover of Government’s credit union PrizeSaver Scheme. Members of South Manchester can win up to £5,000 a month.

White City Retail Park to Welcome The Gym Group

Affordable nationwide gym brand The Gym Group has signed a 10 year lease at White City Retail Park.

CW Studio designs a landscape masterplan for a new Bolton town centre scheme

Manchester-based CW Studio has designed the landscape scheme for a £25m residential-led 2.7 acre development in Bolton town centre for Placefirst. Planning permission was unanimously granted in March for the Central Street development.

Glaisyers Solicitors makes seven new appointments

New starters bolster the Manchester-headquartered firm's growing litigation, property and costs teams.

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