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B-Compliant urges financial firms to b-come partners

Manchester-based B-Compliant has launched a new service to help small, independent financial firms meet their regulatory responsibilities.

CT1 and Wickes Seal a Deal to Stock Wonder-Product

CT1, the UK’s Number 1 sealant and adhesive, has secured a major new agreement with Wickes, which will see the nation’s favourite ‘Snag List Eliminator’ stocked nationwide at its 250+ stores, including all of those across Yorkshire and the North West

Growth prompts new senior roles at Kinaxia Logistics

Kinaxia Logistics has created three senior roles in its finance team in line with the group’s increased breadth and scale.

Walker Sime announces Director of People and Culture

Manchester construction consultancy Walker Sime has appointed Caroline Bacon as Director of People and Culture. Caroline, who has been with the company for 18 years...

North West health nutrition business announces 40% growth

Cheshire-based health and fitness nutrition business, The Protein Works, has seen turnover grow by 40% year on year with the pandemic driving the acceleration...

Alcedo appoints manager for new Lancaster office

Fast growing Alcedo Care Group has recruited Nicki Grain to manage its recently opened office on Morecambe Road in Lancaster. In her new role, Nicki...

Bellway receives Seal of Excellence at Heatherley Wood

The site manager at Bellway’s Heatherley Wood development at Alderley Park near Alderley Edge has received the Manchester region’s first National House Building Council (NHBC) Seal of Excellence award.

Frozen Food Retailers Choose Wavertree Retail Park

The Derwent Group has secured frozen food retailer Farm Foods at Wavertree Retail Park in Liverpool, as well as a lease extension from supermarket Iceland.

American Golf invests six-figure sum in Legends Tour

American Golf has invested a six-figure sum to become the official retail partner of the Legends Tour.

Online platform offering coaching and career guidance launched

Wigan-based Lauren Webb has launched a platform which combines expert career coaching with publishing pragmatic career advice. Yellow Eve, founded by Lauren, is a supportive...

North East comparison site Trufl, set to donate 100 computers to local schools to...

Comparison site Trufl, headquartered in Sunderland plans to donate 100 computers in the coming weeks to local schools in an effort to help make...

PAM Group completes double acquisition

Preventative healthcare specialist PAM Group has completed a double acquisition as it continues its buy-and-build strategy. The Warrington-based group has bought 66Fit and Physio Supplies for an undisclosed sum from Whiteley Healthcare.

Educate Group sets sights on exceeding £3m turnover target as part of major expansion

Educational support services expert Educate Group is aiming to achieve a £3m turnover as it prepares to significantly grow the business over the next...

Auction house Pugh launches technology platform to support estate agents

Property auctioneer Pugh, which has 11 offices across the UK, has unveiled bespoke new technology designed to support its nationwide partnership network of estate...

Manchester manufacturer expands into Italy with £6.1 million acquisition

The Vita Group, the UK’s leading providers of polyurethane foam, has underlined its commitment to further international expansion with the acquisition of Italian foam manufacturer I.M.P.E. S.p.A., a wholly owned subsidiary of Natuzzi based in Naples.

Bellway buys land in Bolton

Bellway is pleased to confirm that it has acquired land on Lostock Lane in Lostock, Bolton, with planning consent granted for a brand new...

Leaders need new skills, says Lancashire recruitment consultancy

The skills required of the business leaders of the future are changing rapidly, according to leading Lancashire recruitment consultancy Walmsley Wilkinson. With the onset of working from home, and an increasing need to understand the issues that g

Medicash appoints two new non-exec directors

Medicash, the UK’s oldest health cash plan provider, has appointed two new non-executive directors to its Board. As it celebrates its 150th anniversary, Medicash has...

Investment by Yorkshire-based YFM enables consumer insight business to scale-up

Fast-growing consumer insights business Vypr plans to strengthen its sales and marketing operations as it invests in its team and expands into new sectors...

Let’s see detail on leasehold reform, says expert

Plans unveiled to reform the leasehold housing system affecting thousands of homeowners have received a cautious welcome by legal expert Adkirk Law. Costs of extending...

Blister prevention pad sees North West entrepreneurs go from strength to strength

The North West entrepreneurs behind PelliTec®, the innovative blister prevention pad, are celebrating as the National Institute of Health Research has awarded the company...

Mark Thompson Transport expands with new offices and warehouse

A transport and logistics firm has embarked on its next stage of expansion after taking 110,000 sq ft of new office and warehouse space.

Central wins IT support contract with Clothes2Order

Online personalised workwear supplier, Clothes2Order, has appointed IT solutions provider, Central Networks and Technologies, to provide a managed ICT service and infrastructure support. The contract...

Sambro International secures new £13m funding package from Barclays Bank

Leading toy manufacturer and distributor Sambro International Ltd is assessing growth opportunities after securing a £13m funding package with Barclays Bank. The Manchester-based business, achieved...

Anwyl Partnerships reveal ambitious growth plans for 2021

Anwyl Partnerships, specialists in the provision of residential land and build developments, has revealed ambitious growth plans for the year ahead, with turnover expected to increase by a further 20%, coupled with the recruitment of 15 additional te

Trio of client wins for Philosophy PR

Cheshire-based boutique PR consultancy, Philosophy PR, has secured three new clients, despite the ongoing pandemic. The duo behind Philosophy PR, Gemma Carey and Victoria...

Leading Hotplate Manufacturer Fuels Growth Ambitions with Acquisition of Prominent Waffle System Company

Lancashire based company Sugden Ltd acquires intellectual property of Vanderpol Waffle Systems for undisclosed sum. Deal sees Sugden Ltd expand its range and capabilities exponentially. More jobs expected to be created at its Nelson headquarters.

Businesses in the north inspired to follow The Turquoise Brick Road

In his insightful new book, The Turquoise Brick Road, changemaker Rhys Marc Photis reveals how a theory created by US psychologist, Dr. Clare W. Graves, some 60 years ago can help create a viable way forward for modern society.

Hilton Smythe promotes from within as Natalie Murphy is appointed Group Finance Director

Hilton Smythe, the North West-based national business brokerage and services group, has announced the promotion of its Head of Finance, Natalie Murphy to the...

New coworking space arrives in Manchester’s Northern Quarter

There’s a new coworking space on the block in the Northern Quarter, introducing Flagship. COVID-safe and perfect for businesses, entrepreneurs and freelancers alike. As we’ve...

Northern Businesses Prove Importance of Charity Work Participation Amid COVID-19

Businesses across the North have been proving that charity work participation may be the “best marketing tool” companies could make use of in this...

Dept Kicks off 2021 with a Trio of New Clients

The Manchester arm of international agency Dept has started the new year by welcoming three new clients following competitive pitches. Fujitsu, Nikon and Atradius...

UK Firms braced for further cuts as lockdown pressure increases

UK mid-market organisations are braced for further cuts and restructuring as increased COVID-19 restrictions place pressure on funding, according to UK data from Grant...

Kinaxia Logistics staff bring festive cheer to youngsters with Mission Christmas

Staff at Kinaxia Logistics have brought festive cheer to hundreds of youngsters by supporting the Hits Radio Cash for Kids Mission Christmas Appeal. Kinaxia employees donated more than 600 toys and gifts and over £700 to the appeal.

Community challenges set for county’s young entrepreneurs

Lancashire students have been tasked with supporting communities most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic by completing a series of The Apprentice style challenges. Schools and...

Recom Solutions wins places on two major public sector frameworks

Recom Solutions has won places on two frameworks which offer soft facilities management and construction services to the NHS and the wider public sector.

Synergi boosts turnover to £4m after helping businesses switch to cloud

A focus on helping businesses use cloud technologies to fight economic conditions caused by COVID has seen tech experts Synergi achieve over 30% growth this year.

CrankWheel partners with Yell to guide SME sales teams through the COVID crisis

The Iceland-based company CrankWheel has teamed up with Yell to help the UK's SMEs continue selling through the coronavirus crisis. Having recently celebrated its 100th...

Salford’s Ten Locks announces first hires

Manchester’s Sinéad Lowe and Penelope McMylor join the premium spirits firm

Salford Distillery reports record sales this gin lovers shop local this pandemic Christmas

Salford Distillery SIS4ERS has reported record Black Friday and Christmas orders as gin fans shop independent this winter. During its 40% Black Friday and Cyber...

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