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Lokulus appoints six new hires and gains a Best Companies accreditation.  

Northwest technology firm Lokulus has kicked off 2021 by increasing their team by over 10% in the first quarter and by gaining a “Very Good” rating on the company’s first Best Companies Staff survey as it continues its ambitious growth plan. 

Deals agreed as Infex’s superbug program heads for clinic

Alderley Park-based Infex Therapeutics has taken another step forward in progressing MET-X, its new treatment to tackle super bugs that patients around the world...

Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Lancashire Digital Skills Partnership to offer 24 fully funded...

Northcoders teams up with Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the Lancashire Digital Skills Partnership on scholarships initiative.

Ainscough welcomes first ever crane operator apprentices

Ainscough Crane Hire has reiterated its commitment to supporting the next generation of crane professionals by welcoming the debut intake of its first ever...

Lucion Services accelerates growth with acquisition of Delta-Simons

Lucion Services, the leading environmental services group backed by Palatine Private Equity, today announces the acquisition of multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy Delta-Simons Environmental Consultants Ltd. The...

Everton in the Community unveils new-look website to support new regular-giving campaign

Everton in the Community – the official charity of Everton Football Club – has unveiled a brand new regular-giving campaign that gives people the...

NeedleSmart PRO Receives FDA Approval

The award-winning NeedleSmart PRO needle destruction device has achieved FDA approval as a Class II medical device. Merseyside's NeedleSmart Ltd is the first UK company to achieve FDA 510(k) approval (Class II for Sharps Needle Destruction Device).

Liverpool Arts Festival ‘Writing on the Wall’ Celebrates 21 Years

Writing on the Wall has secured a line-up of high profile guests to mark the key anniversary

Solid foundations in place for major housing scheme

Construction work at Halton Court, a 119-unit residential scheme in Runcorn being delivered by Anwyl Partnerships, is making solid progress with the main drainage infrastructure and central spine road now in place, paving the way for further progress

LSH Auto sponsors Taekwondo triple World Champion

LSH Auto has been announced as the official car sponsor for Olympic athlete Bianca Walkden. The partnership agreement will see Taekwondo triple World Champion Bianca...

Pioneering North West Charity, Pure Innovations, look forward to a future helping more people...

Leading Greater Manchester charity Pure Innovations looks to bolster its reputation in the North West after a key appointment of full-service marketing agency, Home...

£5m Hindu Temple scheme reaches milestone

The construction of a new £5m Hindu Temple in Oldham has reached a milestone with the completion of its foundations and steel frame and the start of external brickwork.

Alcedo Care Group appoints Registered Manager for Blackpool office

Fast growing Alcedo Care Group has recruited Katie Sainsbury from St Anne’s as the new Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered manager for its Blackpool...

Trio of Bury food and drink businesses change hands in “vote of confidence in...

Trio of sandwich bars change hands during latest lockdown as economy gears up to reopen.

Law firm Bromleys chooses The Trussell Trust as its charity of the year

Staff at Bromleys Solicitors have chosen The Trussell Trust as their charity of the year for 2021. The law firm plans a range of fundraising activities during the year.

Bellway adds to outdoor area at Wistaston Academy

Award-winning housebuilder Bellway has partnered up with Wistaston Academy to help enhance the school’s reception outdoor area. Part of a wider project to adapt its...

Keller Lenkner UK continues growth with investment fraud group launch

Keller Lenkner UK has appointed fraud specialist Mark Kenkre, who joins from Trowers & Hamlins, to lead its investment fraud and mis-selling group.

The Vita Group aims for 50% of products to have sustainable alternatives by 2030

The Vita Group, Europe’s leading flexible foam solutions provider, has launched a bold new sustainability strategy laying down the group’s aspirations and objectives across...

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.

True North completes rebrand for building trade supplier TIMCO

Manchester-based design and brand agency True North was hired to develop and extend the portfolio of sub-brands owned by TIMCO, as part of its nationwide expansion and growth strategy.

Soap Media wins the title of UK’s number one agency for client satisfaction

Soap Media has been recognised by The Drum as the number one agency in the Uk for client satisfaction.

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,

New challenge set for Lancashire’s young writers

A competition to find the next generation of Lancashire’s talented young writers has returned for the second year. The Future Writers project has been launched...

Bellway makes it five-in-a-row as HBF Five Star status is retained

Bellway North West is celebrating after the company retained its five-star status with the Home Builders Federation (HBF) for the fifth successive year. Bellway was...

Liverpool ONE welcomes spring in with Easter egg hunt

Easter has arrived at Liverpool ONE with seven giant eggs taking pride of place in Paradise Place. The eggs, a fun “Where’s Wally” style puzzle,...

Yorkshire Design Agency’s New Role To Help Startup Businesses

Branding and website design agency Breaking Free Design has become a patron of the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce to support new and emerging businesses.

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. 

Chester care home blossoms with new gardening club

A group of green-fingered residents at a Chester care centre have formed a new gardening club, with the aim of further enhancing the home’s...

New pre-pack rules ‘miss the mark’, says R3 North West

New legislation on pre-pack administrations which has been approved by Parliament today may have ‘missed the mark’, according to a leading North West insolvency practitioner.

Building friendships and communities before starting university – the critical role of digital connectivity

In response to the current lockdown restrictions, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) has taken a digital first approach to supporting applicants that will be starting university in September using applicant connection platform CampusConnect.

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.

£15m care facility to create 100 jobs

With build progressing well at New Care’s latest £15m care facility on Walkden Road in Worsley, the development-led care home operator can confirm that...

Professional Indemnity Insurance – What Is It?

Professional indemnity insurance (PII) is a type of business insurance that protects professionals against getting sued for giving poor or negligent advice or service to their clients. Read this article to learn more about costs and limits of cover.

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!

Scanlans chairman prepares to hand over the reins

The chairman of property management and surveying practice Scanlans is handing over the reins as he embarks on a new career as a mediator. Ian Stanistreet, 61, has been a partner at Scanlans for 31 years and its chairman since 2016.

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.

Collabco reaches the Nordics with new Danish institution partnership

The partnership hopes to be a showcase for providing a seamless student experience on mobile devices

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.

New homes attract buyers to Macclesfield

After just one visit to Bellway’s King’s Quarter development in the vibrant market town of Macclesfield, in Cheshire, Dawn Blyth and Matt Bishop were...

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