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DTE expands Tax Consultancy team with appointment of new tax consultant

To meet increasing demand for specialist tax compliance and advisory services, DTE Business Advisers has strengthened its Tax Consultancy team with the appointment of Victoria Frost as a tax consultant from October 2019.

GCHQ accelerator launches with The Landing to improve digital citizen safety

GCHQ partners with The Landing and UP Ventures on game-changing accelerator - improving citizen safety in a digitally connected world

Manchester based accountants Alexander & Co announced as Government Northern Powerhouse Partner

Synergy between the two organisations will help even more businesses in the region prosper and grow

Australia and New Zealand launch for HR software firm, BrightHR

The UK's most popular HR software and support service, BrightHR, has just launched in Australia and New Zealand. Establishing in the ANZ market as a...

Gas Tag chief welcomes growing emphasis on the importance of data following latest social...

UK Tech firm, Gas Tag, has responded to the seventh annual Sector Risk Profile after it was published by the Regulator of Social Housing...

Expanding Cheshire Gift and Homewares Brand Sets Up Shop in Bolton’s Market Place

Gift + Home, a well-established brand on the high streets of Hale and Altrincham, has decided to bring its luxury range of contemporary gifts and home décor items to Market Place.

Lancaster University helps manufacturing SMEs recruit and keep top talent

Lancashire’s small and medium-sized manufacturing and engineering businesses will learn how to better maximise their recruitment strategies and keep talented employees in their companies...

Stagecoach Driving Mental Health Awareness Across the Region

Stagecoach Merseyside, Cheshire and South Lancashire (MCSL) has welcomed a new cohort of twenty mental health and wellbeing champions after becoming the first Stagecoach...

Q2Q IT expands customer offering through Vapour Cloud partnership

Lancaster-based IT support specialist, Q2Q, has bolstered its customer offering by appointing voice, video, networks and infrastructure expert, Vapour Cloud as its cloud-based solutions...

Accountancy group champions trainee programme with seven new recruits

Leading SME specialist, Champion Accountants, has expanded its team by welcoming seven new recruits onto its group-wide accountancy trainee programme. The accountancy group, which has...

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital forms digital health partnership with Liverpool company

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has partnered with Nova, a startup cofoundery based in Liverpool that specialises in cofounding digital health businesses....

Agricultural Magazine Scoops Business Award

Altrincham based agricultural supplier directory The Farmart, has been announced as winner of the Rural Business Awards (North) in the Best Rural Digital, Communications/Media...

Demand for North West running equipment sprints ahead

• Hyde based Ronhill Sports sees global demand for its running equipment soar • Company employs 25 staff at its Hyde site and has grown exports from 5% to 25% of its business since 2009 • Manchester Half Marathon takes place on Sunday

Stockport’s Giant Frogs Auction. Here is how to join and get your hands on...

The 18 (of originally 22) giant sculptures from Stockport’s Giant Leap Frog Art Trail are now being auctioned off. The auction, conducted by Simon Charles...

Think Design shortlisted in four categories in the “Talk of Manchester” Awards 2019

Think have been nominated for– Best Brand Agency, Best Full-Service Agency, Best Digital Agency and Best Search Engine Visibility (SEO & SEM). Managing Director, Paul Grogan has also been shortlisted for Entrepreneur of the Year.

Lancashire firms benefitted from Brexit planning and international trade advice

The International Trade Club (ITC) welcomed a number of organisations across Lancashire to its Breakfast Meeting for advice on final preparations for the UK’s...

Richard Vickers takes the helm at Search Group

Manchester-based recruitment business the Search Group has this week welcomed new CEO Richard Vickers.

Rise in North West businesses claiming for R&D tax relief

New R&D tax claim statistics show rise in Northwest company claims

A recipe for success for Cumbria’s Ginger Bakers

Ginger Bakers continues to support Maggie's Centres by contributing and selling to Recipes to Remember and by donating the profits from the sale of Chocolate Nancy, (the bake featured in the cookbook) to the charity.

Tom & Dick’s brings textiles back to Manchester’s Mayfield

Textiles has returned to Manchester’s historic Mayfield site for the first time in over a century. Once the epicentre of Manchester’s ‘Cottonopolis’ era, the Mayfield...

Europe’s largest truck wash prepares to open new £2.3m Cheshire site

Lymm Truckwash – the largest and oldest truck wash in Europe – will open its new purpose-built Cheshire site on Monday 14th October, 100 metres from its previous location. The family-owned and managed business has invested £2.3 million in its move.

Women of Cumbria to receive health and wellbeing boost with Coalfields cash

Thanks to almost £10,000 in funding from the Coalfields Community Investment Programme, delivered by the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, Together We CIC will launch a...

‘Super’ day out for Bolton Lads and Girls

40 youngsters from local charity Bolton Lads and Girls Club will enjoy a thrilling night of sporting entertainment at the Theatre of Dreams, Old Trafford, on Saturday 12 October as they watch the Super League Grand Final, thanks to leading Manchester

DFS to invest in employees’ wellbeing with the Woosah Kit, the UK’s first Mindful...

This World Mental Health Day, DFS is tackling mental health in the workplace head on by providing each of its 150 locations with The...

Kendal Nutricare named ‘National Winner’ in Prestigious European Competition

Kendal Nutricare has been named ‘National Winner’ in the 2019 European Business Awards, one of the world’s premier business competitions.

Hallidays announce new Managing Director

Hallidays, Stockport announce the promotion of Paul Whitney to Managing Director (MD). Nigel Bennett, the current MD will take on the role of Chairman.

Sales Bond land in the the North West

Sales Bond take up residence in the North West following NPIF funding and recruitment drive.

Savvy.co.uk secures £20 million investment to supercharge current growth

Stockport and Wilmslow based fintech company Savvy.co.uk is to create 25 jobs after securing a £20 million investment.

Glaisyers Solicitors shortlisted for influential business award

Glaisyers Solicitors has been shortlisted for two categories in this year's Talk of Manchester Business Awards. Nominations have now gone forward to a public vote that will decide the eventual winners, and which closes on 21 October.

Frozen poultry supplier is celebrating its 30th Anniversary

Wrexham-based frozen poultry supplier is celebrating its 30th Anniversary, with a range of activities to mark the celebration and look forward to launching exciting new product innovation to continue to support it's customers over the coming years.

Advantage Insurance raised over £3,000 at their annual charity golf day

On 5th September, the team at Advantage Insurance’s Warrington head office took over the golf course at the Marriott Hotel in Worsley, Greater Manchester,...

Energy Assets invests in people for future success

Energy Assets has announced a major investment in its apprenticeship programme – and plans for a graduate intake - to help meet its future...

Fletchers Solicitors embraces digital transformation with new senior appointment

Fletchers Solicitors, which has offices in Southport and Manchester, has appointed a director of digital and disruption to lead a major digital transformation of...

Edge Testing targets 100 graduates for software testing careers

North West students are turning to software testing as digital sector career path One of the UK’s fastest-growing and largest independent software testing companies, Edge...

Launch of Aaron & Partners Flintshire HR Lunch Club hailed a success

Local businesses in Flintshire received free advice on how to deal with mental health in the workplace at a workshop organised by an employment law solicitor from leading law firm Aaron & Partners

Podiatrists Step Towards Success with New Aesthetic Foot Care Offering

Blackburn-based podiatry practice, Pear Tree Podiatry, has invested in a brand refresh following increased demand from customers in search of cosmetic treatments for their feet.

Lancaster University driving growth in North West SMEs by tackling productivity puzzle

Lancaster University is helping North West businesses solve their productivity puzzle through a programme proven to drive growth. Productivity through People (PtP) is designed to...

Top UK economist to deliver Lancaster University public lecture

One of the UK’s most prominent and respected economists is heading to Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) to deliver one of the highlight public...

A Proteus Façade Fit for a King

A combination of Skelmersdale based Proteus Facades’ solid and perforated brass, zinc and aluminium cladding panels have helped to create a striking finish on the redevelopment of 24 King William Street, a new mixed-use office scheme in London.

Grant Thornton picks Influential for North of England and Scotland brief

Influential has been selected to deliver an integrated communications campaign for business advisory firm Grant Thornton UK LLP across the North of England and...

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