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Teenager Named as Vertu Motors’ Apprentice of the Year

Vertu Motors has named 17-year-old Susannah Kendall, service advisor apprentice at Farnell Land Rover Nelson, as the winner of its annual ‘Apprentice of the...

Recruitment specialist Nano Search & Selection to move into UK energy storage sector

Nano Search & Selection, a specialist recruitment company, is preparing to expand into its home UK market to support the developing green economy. Since launching...

Don’t miss 14th August deadline to enter Vernon’s Community Awards

The local building society is offering a share of a £10,000 pot to Stockport not-for-profit groups

Analysis by AlphaBiolabs shows drug use on the rise among UK workers

More than one in four UK workers have tested positive for drugs in the past three months, an analysis of samples by testing firm AlphaBiolabs from across a range of industries has shown.

Survey Findings Measure Covid-19 Impact on Mums in Business

This month a Cheshire-based award-winning Business Coach, Mentor, Author and founder of women in business network Mpower – Nicola Huelin - has reached out...

England Cricket’s Mo Bobat graduates from Manchester Met sport directorship course

England Cricket’s performance director Mo Bobat features among a line-up of well-known sporting names graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University’s Master of Sport Directorship (MSD)...

Uniform design new Mitre Delta Max EFL football 

 Brand Design Agency, Uniform reveal the Mitre Delta Max - the new season 2020/21 football for the English Football League. The ball's new design will be unveiled today on the plinth at Wembley.

Seabird poo problem obliterated by offshore scarecrow

An innovative scarecrow system designed to prevent the costly issue of seabird droppings on offshore wind farms has proved overwhelmingly successful in a year-long trial with Galloper Wind Farm.

Bolton business expert calls for more support for small businesses in wake of WH...

Gareth Smyth, CEO of Bolton-based Hilton Smythe group, is calling on the government to offer more support to the ‘local’ high street following the...

Mercedes-Benz of Stockport celebrates outstanding first year

LSH Auto UK, part of LSH International, one of the largest dealer groups for Mercedes-Benz cars worldwide, is celebrating an outstanding first year of...

Construction safety firm upgrades inspection and asset management system

Specialist software consultancy CoreRFID is delivering an upgraded asset management and inspection system for G&M Safety Netting.

Kingsland Drinks partners with The Hidden Sea on ocean clean up initiative

Iriam-Based Kingsland Drinks partners with The Hidden Sea on global campaign to remove one billion plastic bottles from the ocean

Training leader helps mum Katie start dream nursing course

A local mum has been accepted to university to pursue her dream career, following support from a leading Barrow training provider. Katie Denning, from Hawcoat...

Jake Welsh Appointed to Executive Creative Director at Dept

Jake Welsh is Dept's new Executive Creative Director responsible for driving the agency’s creative excellence.

Will the Government’s new Building Safety Bill mean a new fire door approach for...

Last week, the Government published a draft of their ‘Building Safety Bill’. The Housing Secretary described the bill as the “biggest improvements to building...
Top Lakes chef to open new venue with focus on ‘foraged’ local food

Top Lakes chef to open new venue with focus on ‘foraged’ local food

A Michelin star-level chef has taken over a historic Lakes venue in a move that will see a significant investment in the site and new jobs created.

Manchester CEO in line for Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

The CEO of Manchester-based supplement brand Yumi Nutrition, Sebastien Vanderlinden, has been shortlisted for the Young Entrepreneur of the Year category in the Regional Finals of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

Landlord’s new web platform aims to build trust in lettings sector

A new web platform launched by an Oldham landlord aims to build trust within the property rental sector by allowing both landlords and tenants to achieve ‘5-star status’.

J B Cole Partners with Marketing and PR consultancy Toast

Transformational digital technology agency J B Cole has appointed Julia Mitchell (of Toast PR) as its new marketing partner.

Firms warned to beware complacency as company failures reach lowest level in a decade

Businesses have been warned not be ‘lulled into a false sense of security’ after new government figures show that company insolvencies in the second quarter reached their lowest level since 2010.

3ecruit considers opening German-speaking office as part of European expansion plans

Tech recruitment company 3ecruit is considering opening a second office to support its expanding European operations. The company – the world’s only 3D technologies recruitment...

North West business lender supports content creation and production business through lockdown

Reparo Finance, the Oldham-based business lender, has helped CC VFX, designers of moving-media experiences, films, ads and online content, to weather the lockdown. The...

Emma joins law firm Napthens in Liverpool

Regional law firm Napthens has strengthened its offer in employment law in Liverpool with the appointment of Emma Corrie as an associate legal executive. With...

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.

Retirement living communities are vital to the future of social care

A new report argues that retirement communities should be considered a major part of the solution on how care is delivered in England. The Associated...

Northcoders to stage free webinars for companies wanting to upskill their employees via digital...

Northcoders to help businesses understand how they can upskill their employees via digital apprenticeships.

Proteus Creates A Blockbuster Façade on Eltham Cinema

A new state-of-the-art entertainment complex in Eltham, described as a landmark for the area, has become the epitome of a high street regeneration project, thanks in part to Skelmersdale's Proteus Facades.

Preston Mum Named as Finalist for the Great British Entrepreneur Award

An entrepreneurial mum of three from Preston has been shortlisted as a finalist amongst Britain’s finest business people for the North West Entrepreneurial Spirit...

Widd Signs creates stunning signage for Primark’s multi-million-euro flagship Barcelona store

Leeds-headquartered Widd Signs has completed another unique and unquestionably stunning project for retail giant Primark at its new multi-million-euro flagship Barcelona store, which sits...

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...

Tell us your lockdown stories, says career group

Young people across Lancashire are being challenged to use their experiences of lockdown to spark a career in creative writing. Future U, which works to...

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.

First residents at Bellway’s Earlsfield Park

Sarah and Lee Humphreys are delighted with their forever home at Bellway’s Earlsfield Park development in Huyton and have spent the recent lockdown getting to know their new neighbours and the stunning woodland on their doorstep.

Work begins on 152 new homes in Preston

Work has commenced on a development of new homes on the former Ingol Golf Club site, off Sheraton Park in Preston.

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.

Swinton site manager wins first Pride in the Job award

A site manager working at Bellway’s The Brackens development off Campbell Road in Swinton has received a prestigious National House Building Council (NHBC) Pride...

SC21 aerospace recognition for Preston’s TGM

World class manufacturing performance helps North West company secure £1.5m of aerospace and defence contracts

Business demand for managed IT sees Synergi’s new service off to a flying start

Businesses looking to control costs and improve efficiency post-lockdown have seen the new managed IT service launched by cloud and digital experts Synergi get off to a flying start, with a clutch of contracts and an accelerated recruitment drive.

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...

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