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Kevin Hollinrake MP joins Rosebridge in a bid to supercharge Owner Managed Businesses at...

One of the North’s leading chartered financial planning businesses, Rosebridge, has brought together North West business leaders and global expert economists this month at...

GMI secures £27m Leeds City College construction contract

GMI Construction Group Ltd has secured a £27m contract to expand Leeds City College’s new Mabgate campus. The campus is already home to the college’s...

New Care opens £13m Egerton Manor in Bolton

The Mayor of Bolton, Cllr Mohammed Ayub, along with the Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Cllr Linda Thomas, have officially opened a...

Winning-over Midlife Women … it’s more than just talking about the menopause say experts

The majority of consumers that Forbes calls ‘super consumers’ feel invisible to brands, says a new report that has been released on the back of exclusive research.

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.

New development in Deeside for Ashberry Homes

Housebuilder Ashberry Homes has purchased 13.9 hectares of land in Deeside for a new residential development. The site, which was formerly owned by Corus Steelworks...

Research shows 75% of businesses are missing out on funding that could help drive...

Survey shows UK firms not aware of digital skills funding

Alcedo appoints recruiters in Lancaster and South Lakes

Independently-owned and family run Alcedo Care Group has appointed a trio of recruitment managers to support its expansion across Lancaster and South Lakeland. Following the...

Adlington Retirement Living Moves Forward With Expansion

North West headquartered Adlington Retirement Living has received planning approval from Exeter City Council for a new retirement community in the South West. The integrated...

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...

B-engineering Group powers up towards £10m turnover goal

A building services group is powering up to achieve record turnover of more than £10m this year as it looks to expand into new areas of the UK. B-engineering Group, based in Warrington, had revenues of £8.5m in the 12 months to September 30.

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.

Williams Showcases the First BMW i5 with Recharge in Nature Project Installation at Manchester...

Partnership between North West longest serving BMW Retailer and National Park to be Showcased with Peak District Artists

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.

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.

‘The Art Of Hospitality’ – Leading Local Figures To Host Collaborative Event In Liverpool

21st Century Hospitality, Gender Diversity... and The Life of a Chef, are all subjects to be explored in the city next week, as Merseyside...

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...

Ashberry Homes supports Ashville FC

Housebuilder Ashberry Homes has shown its support to Ashville FC by sponsoring one of the football team’s recent home games. With Ashville FC’s home ground...

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...

New owners give new lease of life to one of Cumbria’s most historic hotels

A stunning historic Cumbrian manor house, Moresby Hall which is popular with locals and tourists alike has been given a new lease of life...

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

Alcedo Care opens Ulverston office

Fast-growing, independently-owned and family run home care provider Alcedo Care has further expanded in Cumbria with the opening of a new office on Morecambe...

HURST team clear beach of 1,000 pieces of litter

A beach clean-up by staff at accounting and business advisory firm HURST saw them collect almost 1,000 pieces of litter in just 90 minutes. The group picked up 64kgs of discarded waste during their mission at West Kirby on Wirral.

New PAM Group division primed for rapid growth

A new specialist division of occupational health and corporate health services provider PAM Group is primed for rapid growth after a flying start. Warrington-headquartered PAM has an ambitious expansion strategy for the new division.

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!

Leef Acquires Lettings Business as Part of Growth Drive

Warrington-based The Leef Property Group has acquired the lettings arm of Hockley Developments, one of the largest supported living and residential development companies based in the East Midlands.

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.

Bellway helps restore iconic clockface in Litherland

St Philip’s Church on Orrell Road in Litherland has received a timely donation from housebuilder Bellway in its campaign to restore its iconic clockfaces. With...

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.

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