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Jobs boost at flooring company

A flooring wholesale has created 50 new jobs with plans for more as demand for its products increase.

Women in the Law UK to hold full-day annual conference online in November

Online conference will include sessions on building professional networks, confidence and overcoming imposter syndrome.

Divorce rates soar following Covid

Families across the North West are feeling the effect of Covid-19 on their home environment, as North West law firm Napthens reports a large...

Housebuilder helps Wilmslow Town FC

Wilmslow Town FC has secured a new sponsor, with the Under 15s Panthers receiving new tracksuits for travelling to and from matches, as well...

DSW Angels rebrands to DSW Ventures

DSW Angels, the venture capital investment business of the Dow Schofield Watts group, has changed its trading brand to DSW Ventures (dsw.vc) to reflect the increasing scale and reach of the business at a time of a massive increase in market activity.

Wood Specialist Logs Nominations in Warming Winter Gesture

A wood fuel specialist has created a warming winter gesture, to deliver welcome heat to one deserving home.

Keller Lenkner UK boosts data breach expertise with senior hire

Keller Lenker UK, which has offices in London and Liverpool, has hired Matthew Evans to its data breach team. Joining the firm from Shipley IP Ltd in Merseyside, Matthew brings extensive data breach and commercial expertise to the practice.

CoreRFID’s global growth gathers pace with Australian client win

Asset management software firm CoreRFID is installing its new IDXpert Net solution for heavy lifting firm SpanSet Australia.

Adlington Retirement Living receives gold standard approval from national body

Adlington Retirement Living has been appointed as a full member of The Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO), the main body representing the Retirement Community...

HURST advises on multi-million pound family buyout at Farrat Isolevel

An engineering company has undergone a third generation family buyout in a multi-million pound deal. Chief executive Oliver Farrell, whose grandfather founded Farrat Isolevel, has acquired a majority stake in the Altrincham-based business.

Top insurance industry execs appointed as directors of Healthy Investment

NEST mastermind and former Esure executive take seats on board of historic provider of ethical investments.

Yumi Nutrition founder named Young Entrepreneur of the Year

The founder of leading chewable supplement brand Yumi Nutrition, Sebastien Vanderlinden, has been named Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the north west at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

Tax expert joins property and mining business

A former senior HMRC tax expert has joined the board of property and gold mining business, The 79th Group. Andy Cole, who was awarded a...

With upskilling now on many business’ agendas – Northcoders launches Language DevAccelerator apprenticeship programme

Following months of consistent growth and a rising number of firms across the North enrolling their employees on its respected DevAccelerator programme, Manchester and...

Bellway starts work on new homes in Poynton

Leading housebuilder Bellway has commenced work on an exciting development of 148 high quality new build homes off Dickens Lane in Poynton, Cheshire. Remediation and...

Inquesta spearheads one-stop shop to help companies survive the Covid-19 pandemic

Insolvency practice Inquesta has joined forces with a range of specialist professionals to create a one-stop shop to enable struggling companies to survive the Covid-19 pandemic. The initiative is focused on intervening at an early stage.

Uniform delivers campaign for the Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership

Brand design agency, Uniform reveals the strategy and creative for a campaign commissioned by Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership (VRP), which hopes to prompt people in Sefton to think about who might be at risk of being exploited by drug gangs

Anwyl’s Ian Palmer wins NHBC Regional Award

A site manager for Flintshire-based Anwyl Homes is celebrating after winning a Regional Award in the Medium Builder category at the recent virtual National...

How self storage can help businesses amid the pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has drastically changed the way we we work. Businesses of all sizes may find that self storage offers a cost-effective and convenient way to keep things running smoothly over the coming months.

Anwyl Partnerships remains buoyant as new measures are enforced

Specialists in the provision of residential land and build developments, Anwyl Partnerships, has reaffirmed its commitment to keeping all sites and offices open in the face of new Government Covid-19 measures, as it is set to handover a flagship Extr

Global software company acquires digital marketing agency with plans for nationwide growth

Digital marketing agency ATTAIN is celebrating coming of age with nationwide growth plans following an acquisition by global software company ICX4. The Wigan-based agency, which...

Leadership consultancy grows team to support business growth

Cirrus, the award-winning leadership, talent and engagement consultancy, has made a total of 12 new hires across the UK and APAC regions to support...

Three Manchester businesses are sharing their expertise in a series of webinars

Three professional services firms based in Manchester have come together to share their expertise by providing a series of webinars. The first free event will take place online on 22 October 2020 at 1.00 pm.

Keller Lenkner UK appointed as data breach advisor to Communication Workers Union

Data breach and cybercrime specialist law firm, Keller Lenkner UK, has been appointed to deliver data breach claims support to nearly 200,000 members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU).

Architecture practice to turn derelict toilet block into a space that will tackle men’s...

Stockport based architecture practice Dash Architecture had plans approved by Stockport Council last week, which will see them transform an unused toilet block into a community hub to help fight loneliness.

Top ten strengthen Napthens conveyancing team

Regional law firm Napthens has grown its conveyancing teams across the region with 10 new starters, following a resurgence in the housing market. The firm...

Ten Locks backs local brands putting Greater Manchester on the map for spiced rum

New partners include The Salford Rum Company and Diablesse Rum

The Venmore Group Appoints Mark Russell as New Chief Executive Officer

The North West’s largest group of independent estate agents, The Venmore Group, has appointed current Head of Estate Agency for Venmores, Mark Russell as new Chief Executive Officer.

Work begins on retirement living apartments in Lytham St Annes

Building work has begun on new retirement living apartments in Lytham St Annes. The new development, on Wharf Street, will offer an innovative approach to...

Boom in homeworking fuels expansion for Active Business Communications

Telecoms and IT services provider Active Business Communications is ramping up its expansion plans amid the boom in homeworking triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Broadheath nursery inspired by British sculptor and The Whitworth

With a desire to continually enhance its children’s learning experience through play, Altrincham-based Back to the Garden Childcare has been inspired by art in...

R3 welcomes new rules on pre-packs

New laws which require stricter scrutiny of pre-pack administrations have been welcomed by the North West branch of R3, the trade body for the insolvency and restructuring profession.

Boss who battled Coronavirus raises £200k from NPIF to launch new products

A boss who overcame Coronavirus and went on to successfully steer his office supplies business through the lockdown has secured a £200,000 NPIF loan to support his growth plans.

A new luxury hybrid estate agency launching in Cheshire marks a new era for...

The launch of a high-end hybrid estate agency will mark a new era in residential property sales in Hale, Cheshire. Hale Homes will be headed...

Youngsters go behind the scenes at MeadowSide to gain an insight into how their...

Schoolchildren explore their neighbourhood and gain inspiration on tour of MeadowSide development by FEC

 Central Networks and Technologies appoints sales director to build on growth

IT support provider and cloud solutions specialist Central Networks and Technologies (Central) has appointed Nicola Brown as sales director. The hire is intended to...

Brothers send a big thank-you to training specialist

Two brothers from Preston have started work and university after support from a local training provider. Mati-Ur and Atiq-Ur Rehman have both successfully completed training...

Property boss buys gold mine

A successful UK property business is diversifying into gold mining as uncertainty over economic and political stability drives up the price of one of...

Peazi helps revolutionise hospitality sector in post-Covid world

Two Manchester-based entrepreneurs have launched a food and drink ordering app for the hospitality trade offering a complete in-venue solution, in a sector that...

Mason Advisory named one of the UK’s Best Places to Work in Technology

Mason Advisory, independent IT consultancy, has been featured in the Great Place to Work In Technology 2020 report announced this morning. Based at MediaCityUK in...

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