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Don’t forget safety of home workers, says expert

Employers should not forget best practice when it comes to working from home for health and safety reasons of their employees during the current crisis, says a leading health and safety specialist.

Home working could be start of gender parity in construction sector

The effects of Covid-19 could change the makeup of the construction workforce forever, according to a leading academic.

Happy tackles poverty, equality and climate change with new client win

Happy Creative is helping Support the Goals to raise awareness of the SDG goals, build the brand and drive more rating through a mix of online and offline activity.

North West Caravan Company At Forefront Of Latest Trend For British Holidaymakers

A surge in the number of British caravan holidays taking place has given rise to this year’s National Camping & Caravanning Week theme: ‘New To Camping’.

The Rise Of The Staycation: Independent Report Predicts Another Profitable Year For The Caravan...

The UKCCA 2019 Economic Benefits Report for campsites and holiday parks has found that the industry generates £9.3bn in visitor spending as the UK touring caravan market continues to grow.

Adzooma opens up free access to their full platform in a bid to help...

Digital and technology platform provider, Adzooma, today announced they will be providing free access to their platform in a bid to assist businesses who...

Government Update on MOTs During Coronavirus

The Government has announced a temporary six-month extension to any vehicles due to renew its current MOT after 30th March 2020. Motorists that were due...

Bongo’s Bingo founders win legal case with Napthens support

The founders behind Bongo’s Bingo have won a landmark legal case, following support from regional law firm Napthens.

Forgetting to Invoice Losing Micro Businesses £875million – £1.7billion Annually

* Many small businesses lose customers because they can only take cash payments * Amaiz offers customers mobile card readers with no monthly costs as hygienic alternative to handling cash * Businesses can invoice from app while still with customers

New video service helps SMEs plan in uncertain times

The North West operation of BoardroomAdvisors.co.uk has launched a free service to help SMEs and scale-ups affected by the Coronavirus crisis.

Uniform collaborate with innocent to launch Shots.

Brand Design Agency Uniform have revealed they are part of the collaborative team who developed Shots, the latest juice product range from innocent drinks. Uniform worked alongside their client innocent to create the product identity and packaging.

Flood-hit families benefit from flooring company’s donation

A company has donated free flooring to help families returning to their homes after they were damaged by flooding in 2019.

HURST sets up taskforce to steer companies through coronavirus crisis

Accounting and business advisory firm HURST has set up a taskforce spearheaded by three partners to help clients battle through the coronavirus crisis.

Google searches for face masks soar to over a million and there’s a panic...

Adzooma investigate the shift in consumer searches amidst Covid-19 - what people really want to know and what they’re actually purchasing. With the spread of...

Fine dining for Bellway buyers

Simon and Fallan Isherwood were treated to a delicious fine dining experience in their own home, courtesy of award-winning housebuilder Bellway. The couple entered...

North West tech firm offers free recruitment for businesses and candidates

Tech start up, Caroo, is extending its offer of free recruitment to businesses across the North-West and Yorkshire in a bid to support them...
Lancashire Enterprise Partnership Welcomes Support from Government for Businesses

Lancashire Enterprise Partnership Welcomes Support from Government for Businesses

The Chair of the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, Steve Fogg, has welcomed the measures introduced by Government amid fears that many of the county's businesses...

PHX Training partners with JTL to introduce new fast track course to help young...

Regional training provider, PHX Training, has joined forces with the leading national training provider for electrical and heating & plumbing apprenticeships, JTL, to introduce traineeships designed to help young adults in Cumbria get their first tas

New North West operation offers SMEs ‘grey hairs’ in the boardroom

A company which helps SMEs to scale up rapidly by giving them access to experienced part-time directors is expanding into the North West.

Yorkshire-based commercial finance consultancy sets up COVID-19 finance advice line

A national helpline has been set up in West Yorkshire to help businesses survive the Coronavirus crisis. Commercial Finance Consultancy ABL Business has set up the advice line to provide information on the Government’s CBILS (Coronavirus Business

Harrogate-based Rooster’s scoops six awards at prestigious beer competition & teams with Leeds brewery...

Harrogate-based Rooster’s Brewing Co was one of the big winners at the highly prestigious SIBA Independent Beer Awards, scooping six gongs for its critically acclaimed beers.

DSW Angels hits milestone with 1,000 applications for funding

DSW Angels, the business angel network, is celebrating a milestone after receiving its 1,000th application for funding within two years of its launch.

Luckless Maisie has a secure future, thanks to Ovenu Warrington

The owners of oven valeting firm Ovenu Warrington are providing a loving home for ageing greyhound Maisie, after she was unable to face the...

Salford wins national funding to drive growth of social enterprises across Greater Manchester

Salford – a hot spot for social enterprise activity – has been selected for a programme to encourage business to buy local with organisations...

Accountancy firm HURST kicks off mental fitness initiative

Accounting and business advisory firm HURST is teaming up with a charity founded by former rugby league players to kick off a mental fitness initiative for its staff.

Now is the time to consult a pensions specialist

With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis escalating and the FTSE 100 experiencing its worst day of trading in 30 years, Hilltop Finance is encouraging the general public, or anyone with a personal pension, to seek professional advice.

Equity Release Supermarket mark 2020 with boosted growth and key new hire

Equity release rising star, Ellis Hansborough, is to join Equity Release Supermarket as an equity release adviser this month. Equity Release Supermarket (ERS), one of...

Two Manchester Businesses Work Together To Launch National TV Ad

LeasingOptions is making its debut on screen with its first national TV advertising campaign featuring its new LO:bot character.

“A pragmatic, if disappointing, compromise” – Blacks boss reacts to Entrepreneurs Relief cut

Reform saves the lion's share of the cost to the Treasury while leaving something on the table for vendors of smaller businesses.

Anwyl Partnerships secure £25million construction project

Anwyl Partnerships, specialists in the provision of residential land and build developments, has been awarded its largest construction contract to date, a £25million affordable housing and extra care development in Wirral, Merseyside.

Doubling of Junior ISA limit welcomed by Healthy Investment chief exec

“JISAs can no longer be ignored” says Healthy Investment boss as Chancellor raises annual subscription limit from £4,368 to £9,000.

New Head of Residential Property joins Glaisyers Solicitors

Tom Simpson will lead a fast-growing team of seven.

RFID technology helps manufacturer to roll out the carpet

A carpet manufacturer whose products are used on the ocean liner Queen Mary 2 is replacing the RFID tags which help control production at its Northern Ireland headquarters.

More Media Sales expand team as they sign Northern Deal with influencer platform Takumi

More Media Sales, have boosted their team to handle a new brief from leading influencer platform Takumi. The Manchester-based agency have agreed a deal to...

Bellway picks up land in Prestwich

Bellway is pleased to announce that it has acquired just over 11 acres of land on George Street in Prestwich for a brand new...

British backpack brand to supply Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN in 2020 Formula One Championship

Two brothers from the North West, who created and built a backpack brand trusted by athletes around the world, have now become official suppliers...

Boiler Plan to create 40 extra jobs as part of ambitious growth plan

Innovative home heating expert Boiler Plan is to create 40 new jobs over the next 12 months as part of its long-term strategy to...

CMS urges Business Secretary to provide assurances over future of gas boilers

Commercial Maintenance Services (CMS) UK Ltd is calling upon Business Secretary Alok Sharma to provide assurances that any government deadline for the decarbonisation of...

Kelly and Carla take on new roles at PHX Training

Regional training provider PHX Training has strengthened its support to help adults find a job, following a management team restructure. Kelly McGraffin takes up the...

Northern Quarter expansion for family-run furnishings specialist

LOFT, which has historically specialised in landlords and property managers, is targeting city centre residents with its new Northern Quarter furniture showroom.

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