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Community invited to have a say on heritage preservation at former Horwich Loco Works

Local residents have been invited to submit ideas for how Rivington Chase can honour the area’s locomotive history.

Hayes Connor Solicitors reports eight-fold increase in data breach claims

Data breach and cybersecurity specialist Hayes Connor Solicitors has reported an eight-fold increase in claims in the past 12 months.

Graduates offer small businesses a better route to innovation – but firms don’t know...

Research from Lancaster University Management School shows graduates offer companies an untapped resource that leads to innovation, yet firms are are unsure of how to recruit them.

Cybersecurity Firm Strengthens Premiership Rugby team Sale Sharks’ Defence

Premiership Rugby team Sale Sharks today signed a sponsorship deal with global cybersecurity firm, Secarma, for the upcoming 2019/20 season. The security specialists, with offices...

The Liverpool start-up factory bringing jobs and investment to the North Docks

Regeneration is underway in the North Docks area, tipped to be Liverpool’s new “Tech Quarter” with relocation of tech cofoundery Nova

Award Winning Manchester Creative Agency Strengthens Teams With Four New Appointments

Award winning creative agency, Access, has strengthened its team with four new hires following a string of new business wins and being awarded new projects from existing clients.

New Integrated ‘Grow’ Campaign for Knutsford’s 438 Marketing

Knutsford based integrated marketing agency 438 Marketing has been appointed by Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council to create a second suite of marketing materials for its highly successful new Grow initiative, developed by 438.

Matt Casey joins Armstrong as Chief Creative Officer

Matt Casey has been appointed as the new Chief Creative Officer at specialist agency Armstrong. His 27 year career has included long, successful spells at...

Electric leads the way says Manchester-based car leasing company

LeasingOptions has seen a 75 per cent increase in sales of electric cars year-on-year over the last 12 months and is predicting a minimum...

Three new directors join Warrington-headquartered Claremont

Nationwide interior design and fit-out business Claremont has announced the appointment of three new directors to the board.

Bury’s Mackenzie Financial Planning Achieve Prestigious Accreditation

"Good Enough" isn't an option, says Paul Jones

North West-based groundworks specialist secures contract at major new business development

North West-based groundworks specialist, M Downes Earthworks, has won the contract to build new storage areas for the UK’s largest salvage and dismantling company, SYNETIQ.

Manchester Agency Launches Ambitious Podcasting Division to Boost National Brands

An award-winning Manchester social media video production agency is launching a podcasting arm to the business as the online broadcasting medium surges in popularity. Fraggell...

Lancaster University software innovation cuts through hard-to-understand financial reports

A new app developed by Lancaster University cuts through hard-to-understand financial reports, to help investors and regulators.

“Employees shouldn’t be able to derail operations,” phishing expert warns

A cybersecurity specialist and penetration tester has cautioned businesses against relying on human instinct to defend against phishing attacks. Phishing is an attempt to obtain...

Hope & Ivy invites Media Agency Group to support their blossoming floral-inspired fashion brand

The contemporary British fashion brand, Hope & Ivy have engaged with Media Agency Group (mag) to capitalise on the agency’s specialist knowledge in order to help raise brand awareness and a drive behind their beautiful embroidered and printed signatu

Lil-Lets & Everton Ladies Football Club team up to bring period awareness onto the...

Lil-Lets is proud to be an official sponsor of Everton Ladies Football Club for the 2019/20 season. The partnership is an exciting development for...

Northern workers not put off by dated design and technology, research finds

The majority of Northerners would still want to work for a company with outdated design and technology but almost half of Londoners would not,...

New hire as demand for Coolair’s Aftersales Division heats up

Leanne will be based at Coolair Equipment’s national HQ, in Dukinfield, Manchester, but will work with the company’s other UK offices in the Midlands and Kent.

North West Construction firm looks to the future with apprenticeship boost

A North West based maintenance and construction firm is hoping to reverse the sector’s ageing workforce with a new intake of young talent.

Health Innovation Campus helping increase breast screening attendance using artificial intelligence

New technology to boost the number of patients attending vital breast screening appointments has been developed through a collaboration between the Health Innovation Campus,...

‘Poor boy, done good’ offers business insight for Cumbrian firms

The man behind one of the most successful food launches of recent times will pass on his expertise to Cumbrian businesses as part of Cumbria Growth Hub’s Cumbria Forum.

Unsuitable storage putting documents at risk of mould

Less than one in 10 people keep their important documents in a storage facility, while over half use unsuitable conditions that ‘could see files...

Bellway site manager wins Pride in the Job award

Bellway Homes’ senior site manager Gavin Flannery is the proud recipient of a National House Building Council (NHBC) Pride in the Job award.

UK employment outlook hits lowest level in more than a year

The outlook for employment in the UK has fallen for the third consecutive month following half a decade of near sustained growth, according to...

£12m Funding to Rollout Ultrafast Broadband Across North

More homes and businesses across the North of the UK will get connected to next generation ultrafast broadband sooner and cheaper than before thanks...

Cirrus bolsters team with top appointment

International leadership consultancy Cirrus has appointed Tim Jones as Head of Operations where he will lead the business’ global delivery team. Tim joins from...

Record quarter for Pareto Financial Planning

Pareto Financial Planning has enjoyed a bumper start to its latest financial year, with an influx of £50m of client money in the first quarter. Its performance in the three months to the end of June was Pareto’s strongest-ever quarter.

Five star success for Lancashire holiday park group

Family-run Lancashire holiday park company, Holgates, has become the first holiday park in Lancashire to be awarded a sought-after 5-star Platinum rating for its flagship Silverdale park.

Lancashire venue to host prestigious World Curling Federation event

The Flower Bowl Entertainment Centre is set to host the World Curling Federation’s Stepping Stones event this month.

North West health tech entrepreneurs win European funding

Two North West entrepreneurs are among winners of a European health tech funding competition. Xploro, a digital therapeutics platform developed in Manchester, and Triple...

Top law firm boosts Chester team with key appointments

Leading legal practice Aaron & Partners has strengthened two of its teams with the recruitment of two new solicitors to join its Chester office.

Merseyrail announces Summertime Stories writing competition for children

Merseyrail has announced its first ever Summertime Stories writing competition to encourage creativity among young budding JK Rowlings and Roald Dahls across the region.

Bromleys Solicitors’ Laura blazes a trail as solicitor for the elderly

Laura Stansfield, the head of law firm Bromleys’ Wills, Probate and Planning for the Future department, is blazing a trail after becoming a fully- accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly. She is the only Tameside-based member of SFE.

Big Brand Ideas enters collaboration with inScience Communications

Integrated marketing agency Big Brand Ideas has signed a collaboration agreement with inScience Communication to deliver digital solutions to its international client base. The collaboration...

New B2B Platform for Ombudsman Services

The UK’s largest independent multi-sector ombudsman, Ombudsman Services, has created a new partner platform to facilitate its communications with businesses operating in its four key sectors of energy, communications, heat and private parking.

Anwyl promotes Phil Dolan to regional managing director

Leading residential developer Anwyl Homes announces the promotion of Phil Dolan from Stockport to the role of managing director of its Cheshire and North Wales region.

UKFast-Inspired Startup Announces 20 New Jobs

A product launched by Manchester tech firm UKFast in 2017 has surpassed growth forecasts to become a standalone division, recruiting 20 new people to...

Lancaster University helps engineering and manufacturing firms boost productivity and reduce waste

Advanced engineering and manufacturing business leaders will look at how to bring the best out of their workforce in two special workshops as part of Lancaster University Management School’s EnginE programme.

Ambleside apartment is Lake District’s first property to be listed on Airbnb Plus

A property in Ambleside is the first home in the Lake District to be listed on Airbnb’s newly introduced luxury platform, Airbnb Plus. The apartment,...

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