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The North To Join in Raising Funds with Barbi for Britain

Fight hunger, donate to charity and Support & Salute, the NHS, Frontline & Supermarket Staff (the unsung heroes) National BBQ Week, one of the year’s...

University open days move online

Lancashire school students are continuing to take part in university visit days, despite campuses being in lockdown.

Altrincham nursery embraces Outdoor Classroom Day

Back to the Garden Childcare, located on Sinderland Road in Broadheath, is embracing and celebrating Outdoor Classroom Day today (Thursday 21st May). The children will...

Healthy Investment makes donation to Porch Boxes food bank

Bury-based Porch Boxes has seen demand double during lockdown.

Barry thanks team supporting him find dream job

An NHS worker has thanked the north west-based training provider which is helping him study for his dream job.

Preston Entrepreneurial Mum and Domestic Abuse Survivor to Host Global Fundraiser for Women’s Aid

An entrepreneurial mum of 3 from Preston who’s a domestic abuse survivor is on a mission to have ‘done her bit’ during Covid-19, through...

Cheshire-company delivers groundbreaking Electrosan sanitiser free of charge to care homes and a hospice...

Crewe-based Qualkem Brands has donated around £18,500 worth of its revolutionary non-alcohol based santiser spray to care homes and hospices in Cheshire and Staffordshire.

Mercia invests over £11m during lockdown and highlights regional strength

Mercia Asset Management, which is one of the most active investors in regional SMEs, has invested over £11m in the seven weeks since the lockdown began.

Top female banker joins Dow Schofield Watts board

One of the UK’s top female bankers has joined business advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts as Non-Executive Director.

Secret Barrister gives hush-hush interview to Women in the Law UK

Professional development organisation's podcast features award-winning legal blogger and author.

Network Space complete on Central 23 Industrial Scheme Liverpool

Leading commercial real estate developer Network Space has completed the industrial scheme Central 23 located on the northern fringe of Liverpool City Centre. Construction partners were Caddick Construction.

House buyers beware says expert

Buyers wishing to pursue their deals made before lockdown need to check the detail to make sure they can still go ahead out of the shutdown, warns regional law firm experts Napthens.

Duo launch virtual business card

Two entrepreneurs have used the lockdown period to create a virtual business card which replaces the need to carry traditional printed cards and works on Zoom and other technology platforms.

Wellbeing of staff is key, says Napthens

An expert in people management has issued advice to North West business owners to invest time in the wellbeing of their workforce as the coronavirus pandemic changes working patterns.
Almost half of the public would welcome tradespeople back into their homes, according to Ovenu poll

Almost half of the public would welcome tradespeople back into their homes, according to...

Almost half the public would be confident in inviting tradespeople back into their homes if measures are in place to reduce the risk of...

Peaks & Plains Housing Trust appoints new Chair

Peaks & Plains Housing Trust has appointed Jane McCall as its new Chair. Jane will succeed John Hudson from 1 May 2020. Jane brings with...

Business owners warned of return to work checks

North West business owners should check the safety of their work environment before thinking about reintroducing staff, according to a leading health and safety expert.

Another investment manager joins YFM in Manchester

YFM Equity Partners (YFM) is continuing to expand its team with the appointment of Laura Sisson as investment manager.

Online health check can boost businesses

A leading marketing specialist from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is offering an online health check for businesses during the coronavirus lockdown.

Mason Advisory recognised as one of the UK’s best workplaces

Mason Advisory, independent IT consultancy, has been recognised by Great Place to Work UK ®as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces 2020. Based at MediaCityUK...

Training grant gives learners online boost

A regional training specialist has been awarded a grant to provide more training courses online during the coronavirus lockdown.

Glaisyers Solicitors advises on £3 million residential development

Manchester solicitors advise developer on purchase of disused Colwyn Bay chapel.

North West tax consultancy promotes three to partner

Independent tax consultancy, Forbes Dawson, has promoted three of its team to partner as the business looks ahead to future growth. Michelle Hogan, Rebecca Bedford...

The high street may come out of COVID crisis stronger than ever, says business...

Hilton Smythe Group, a UK-based business sales and finance broker, suggests that the coronavirus crisis may not lead to the death of the high...

North West entrepreneur fast tracks green business launch

A North West entrepreneur has fast tracked the launch of a brand new business venture after discovering the lockdown has turned the nation green.

Oddsphere Give Unlimited Shipster software licences to PPE & medical Suppliers amid pandemic

Warehouses across the UK are racing to distribute personal protective equipment (PPE), medications and other goods to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. In recognition of this, Oddsphere are giving Shipster clients in these product sectors free additional

Pixelwave Creative supports NHS with PPE video support

Pixelwave Creative supports NHS frontline workers with video services during Covid-19 pandemic and offers free video production support to help local businesses with their communications.

Judge Rinder stars in latest Women in the Law UK podcast

"A hugely entertaining and engaging guest," says host Sally Penni.

Healthy Investment defers bonus declaration to maximise potential member returns

Friendly society wants to add higher bonus to members’ funds later this year.

Seven promotions at Glaisyers Solicitors

Four elevated to partner and three made senior associates at growing firm.

Careers support for schools expands online

An outreach programme, funded by the Office for Students, which has supported 16,000 young people in Lancashire to think about higher education, is expanding its offer to all secondary schools, sixth forms and colleges with their new online signposti

Business owners should plan for recovery now

North West business owners should start planning their recovery as soon as possible, according to a legal expert from regional law firm Napthens.

Helplines and technology ensure full Bromleys service during lockdown

Law firm Bromleys has set up dedicated helplines so home-working staff can continue to assist clients on issues such as family and divorce matters, debt, employment, wills and care proceedings during the coronavirus crisis.

Manchester’s Access recognised in the Parliamentary Review 2020

Manchester based creative and digital agency Access has been recognised as a leading business within the UK’s creative industry, featuring in this year’s Parliamentary Review.

Cushman & Wakefield staff boost Broughton House

Staff at the Manchester office of property services giant Cushman & Wakefield have chosen Broughton House Veteran Care Village as their local charity of the year for 2020.

Manchester’s Venditan Launch £1m Scheme to Help Online Retailers

£1 million available for 100 Independent retailers looking to revitalise their eCommerce website during the Global Pandemic

Businesses look to move online with Napthens support

North West businesses are learning to move their sales operations online, with the support of regional law firm Napthens.

Revolut and Adzooma partner to bring added benefits to business customers

Leading financial technology company, Revolut, the fastest-growing FinTech in Europe, today announced their partnership with international online advertising platform, Adzooma, to bring exclusive benefits...

Finance Bill proposals will damage businesses, R3 warns

 The North West chair of insolvency and restructuring trade body R3 is calling on the Government to scrap proposals to give HMRC priority for payment in insolvency cases.

All hands on deck to equip NHS Nightingale Hospital North West in under 48...

On Friday 17th April, the NHS Nightingale Hospital North West officially opened at the Manchester Central Convention Centre. Staff from Yorkshire Care Equipment, a...

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