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Northern Grant Applications Open for ‘Weston Charity Awards 2022’

Applications for the Weston Charity Awards 2022 are officially open thanks to a partnership between The Garfield Weston Foundation and charity partner, Pilotlight. The awards offer a package of leadership support and mentoring worth over £22,000.

Williams MINI Creates Exciting Fusion with Lu Ban’s Chef Dave

Two of Liverpool’s high-profile businesses bring together iconic design and inventive cuisine in unique partnership

Kinaxia Logistics appoints leading industry figure to its board

Kinaxia Logistics has appointed leading industry figure Neil Ashworth to its board to support the development and roll-out of its digitalisation strategy.

Ramsbottom retirement community welcomes author of ‘Air Born’

Homeowners at a retirement community in Ramsbottom welcomed a local author last week, to share the fascinating true story of two Second World War...

UK energy industry grapples with ageing workforce and the shift to renewables

An ageing workforce represents the greatest challenge to the energy industry in the UK according to new research from leading global energy recruitment specialists Oil and Gas Jobsearch and Brunel.

Stockport Credit Union Records Busiest Month Ever Resulting in Local Investment

Stockport Credit Union (SCU) has recorded the busiest month its ever had, helping more people than ever before on the run up to Christmas.

Wrights’ move to support food redistribution initiative

A local manufacturer is donating a selection of its premium foods to North West charities through its partnership with FareShare Greater Manchester. Wrights Food Group,...

Northwest school is now paying is no fuel bills this winter – thanks to...

As the government seeks to reduce emissions from schools, North Wales-based, Niche Renewables, has just completed its first project at a Chorley school saving it £10,000 a year. It’s the first of its kind in the whole country.

MC Construction celebrates double triumph at industry awards

Salford-based MC Construction is celebrating a double triumph at an industry awards ceremony. The family-owned business, won the SME of the Year and the People Development accolades at the 15th annual North West Regional Construction Awards.

New Northern Quarter Inspired Spirits Brand Launches Across Greater Manchester

N/Q LONDON DRY GIN, the first spirit product from the newly formed Northern Quarter Liquor Company, launches across Manchester this week. The gin, comprised...

European Leading Orthodontic Launching in Manchester As Part of UK Expansion

Impress, the leading European chain of orthodontic clinics, has announced the opening of a flagship clinic in Manchester as part of its UK expansion. Located...

6 Ways You Need to Shift Your Mindset if You Want Your Business to...

What makes one entrepreneur super-successful, while others always seem to struggle? It’s not their background or qualification that makes the difference, but their mindset....

Streetwize Accessories motors to record revenues in milestone year

A supplier of car, leisure and garden accessories is motoring towards record annual revenues as it celebrates its 35th anniversary. The Ace Supply Company, which trades as Streetwize Accessories, has seen double-digit sales growth.

Employee Dissatisfaction Voted Biggest Business Impact of Slow or Unreliable Internet

The loss of connectivity within a business can be damaging in many ways, but a recent survey has shown that it’s the impact it has on employees that is the biggest issue when a business’ internet connectivity is slow, unreliable or goes down.

Winter Means Dangerous Driving For A Third of Motorists Says MotorConnect UK

Millions of motorists in the UK believe that they are more at risk of minor accidents and collisions in the winter months because, to their own admission, their driving gets worse in dark and wintery conditions – according to a survey by MotorConnect

Sales Soar at UK’s largest solar panel company

Cop26, together with gas and electricity price hikes, have seen the UK’s largest retailer and installer of solar panels have its busiest year ever as it closes out a decade in business.

Can You Afford To Lose Customers This Christmas?

As shoppers take advantage of black Friday deals, digital customer experience expert and CEO of Lokulus, Alister Harris, talks about what can brands can do to give the best online customer experience yet.

Altrincham-based R&D specialists is calling all local business to understand tax incentive in just...

Local business Research and Development Specialists Ltd (RDS) is calling all Altrincham limited businesses to attend its informative evening in which it will help de-jargon the complexities of the HMRC’s R&D tax incentive.

Founder of Cinders Barbecues is Ready to Hang Up His Boots

One of the UK outdoor catering market’s most influential business figures is ready to ride his classic motorbike off into the sunset, with his 72nd birthday in November 2021 being the push he needs to focus more on gear changes than grills.

Belle Vue superstar Pat Douglas crowned UK’s top coach driver

A Stockport transport company’s superstar has been named as the UK’s top coach driver. Pat Douglas, 52, who works at Belle Vue Manchester, was crowned at the UK Bus and Coach Awards 2021.

Bedworld Joins JunctionNine Retail Park in Warrington

National mattress and bedroom furniture retailer Bedworld is the latest brand to join JunctionNINE Retail Park in Warrington.

New Care opens fantastic new care facility in Worsley

New Care, one of the UK’s fastest growing care home developers, has opened the doors to a ‘new generation’ care home in Worsley, worth...

Africa expansion beckons for engineering company Statiflo

Engineering company Statiflo is spreading its wings across Africa with a new partnership that will expand its market presence into 18 more countries.

Manchester-Based Shipster Wins Prestigious UK eCommerce Silver Award

Shipping platform Shipster has won silver for the UK eCommerce Software of the Year after having been shortlisted for 4 awards this awards this season.

Bell Lamb & Joynson Solicitors Wins Prestigious Law Firm Award

Bell Lamb & Joynson Solicitors received regional acclaim at the Liverpool Law Society’s 2021 Legal Awards, picking up the highly coveted Law Firm Award...

YMCA Together Raise Awareness of Crucial Services at 175th Birthday Celebration

North West charity YMCA Together celebrated its 175-year milestone with a gala dinner at Liverpool’s Titanic Hotel. The event saw more than 120 people representing...

Ecogee’s Baltic View Project Makes Major National Trade Awards Shortlist

One of Liverpool’s first construction sites to resume once Covid restrictions eased, Baltic View, has been short listed for a national award. The impressive residential...

Leading Power Generation Specialists Pleavin Power Record Busiest Quarter To Date In Business’ Four-Year...

One of the UK’s leading power generation services Pleavin Power, which is based in the heart of Bromborough, has recorded its busiest quarter to...

Online shopping narrows the ‘used car buying gender gap’ – attracting more female car...

The digitalisation of the used car sector has brought many benefits – but according to new research an overriding factor is that it has made the process of buying a used car feel more inclusive.

Head of family law at Bromleys recognised for his expertise

The head of family law at Bromleys Solicitors has been recognised for his expertise with a prestigious accreditation from the Law Society. Keith Bull has gained advanced accreditation in family law after undergoing a rigorous assessment procedure.

Leading Creative Agency Celebrates Industry Success While Going from Strength to Strength

The team at Bury-based Think is celebrating after scooping three top industry awards and being named as the best digital agency in the country...

New wellbeing app launched to support the stressed

A former-sales director is shaking up the industry with a new wellbeing app which will shift attitudes, improve work culture and revolutionise sales training. Warrington-based...

Pizza Oven Business Celebrates Rebrand

A Preston business is celebrating a rebrand with a valuable Black Friday offer that will allow foodies and lovers of outdoor living to upgrade to something more plush than a barbecue or throwaway pizza oven.

Cheshire businesses eligible for 40% funding for Microsoft Office and Autodesk CAD training

Local businesses can now access vital finance to upskill employees in digital and tech

SocialNorth Launches to Connect the Digital Community in the North

SocialNorth, a new hybrid marketing meet-up and conference event, is set to be launching across five cities in the North of England in 2022.

Two North Wales Holiday Parks Revealed As Finalists In Top Industry Award Ceremony

Two of the most popular and sought-after holiday parks in North Wales have been nominated and reached the finals in a prestigious industry award...

Double coup for PAM Group

Preventative healthcare company PAM Group is strengthening its management team with two senior recruits to help drive further growth. Brandon Collins and Stefan Jagielski will join PAM in early 2022 from Health Assured.

Voluntary company closures double in a year

The number of business insolvencies fell by 3% in October compared to the previous month but rose by 64% compared to the same month last year, according to official figures released today.

Contract research firm set to double in size following £700k investment

Gentronix – the UK-based contract research organisation (CRO) that is a leader in the field of genetic toxicology – has raised £700,000 in a funding round led by existing investor Mercia to support its continued growth.

UK Employers Warned That Thousands More Workers Will Plunge into Poverty Without the Real...

B Corp schoolwear supplier, One+All, gives a stark warning during Living Wage Week 2021

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