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30 Years of Fresh Thinking! Chester marketing agency celebrates with anniversary re-brand.

One of Chester’s longest established marketing agencies is marking its 30th year in business with a new name, new branding and a new website.

Napthens’ Southport law team continues growth

Regional law firm Napthens has continued to expand its service in Southport with the appointment of highly experienced family lawyer, Sally Abrams.

MediaCityUK’s Mason Advisory shortlisted in 2020 Management Consultancies Association Awards

Mason Advisory, independent IT consultancy, has been announced as a finalist in two categories at the prestigious Management Consultancies Association (MCA) Awards 2020.

2019 Success for Bolton-based Parcel2Go

2019 was a record year for Bolton-based parcel comparison website Parcel2Go, in-creasing their authority as the number one website for finding couriers in the...

Glaisyers Solicitors in the running for two top professional awards

Glaisyers has been shortlisted for both the Manchester Legal Awards and the North West Business Masters.

HURST recruits tax partner from forecourts operator EG Group

Accounting and business advisory firm HURST has recruited a tax partner who has joined the practice from forecourts operator EG Group. Adrian Young was the group head of tax at Blackburn-based EG Group.

Anwyl breaks ground in Abergele

Housebuilder Anwyl Homes has officially started build on a new residential development on Llanfair Road in Abergele. The site, which is circa nine acres in...

Shireen overcomes language barrier to secure work

A teenager who moved to Cumbria from war-torn Syria has secured herself permanent work, with support from a regional training provider.

PelliTec® Shortlisted for Prestigious Health Sector Award

Tectores, a team of North West entrepreneurs who designed and launched PelliTec®, a revolutionary Blister Prevention Pad, has been shortlisted in the Medilink North...

Growth continues for Napthens’ Corporate team

The award-winning Corporate team at regional law firm Napthens has expanded its ranks with the appointment of senior associate solicitor Jo Cooper.

Thrive wins Click Dealer branding brief following six-way pitch

Thrive has been appointed by Click Dealer, the Stoke-on-Trent based automotive software provider, to carry out a thorough brand refresh. The digital and creative...

North West retailers ‘amongst most resilient in UK’

Pressure on North West retailers has eased once again over the past quarter, making the region’s retail sector amongst the most resilient in the UK, according to new research by the insolvency and restructuring trade body R3.

Anwyl submits planning application for site in Barton

Anwyl Homes Lancashire has submitted a reserved matters planning application to Wyre Borough Council for a new residential development in Barton near Preston.

Coolair Equipment Reveal New Look For 40th Year

Coolair Equipment Finance Director Helen Sharratt, said: “The new fleet is the highest-spec available to ensure maximum driver comfort and safety and we are very excited about the new look. It’s a great way to kick start our 40th anniversary."

Clothes2order recruits new sales director to help drive growth plans

Ambitious Clothes2order has recruited a sales director to help shape the next phase of its expansion as it looks to double in size. Mark Thomas has more than 35 years’ experience in the workwear and uniforms industry.

North West trio team up for Kingspan Augmented reality experience!

trio of northwest based tech marketers teamed up to bring a disruptive experience to the construction industry’s exhibition environment with an augmented reality experience this month.

Manchester’s More Media Sales Announce City A.M. Partnership

More Media Sales, who sell who sell Display advertising as well as Social and Programmatic, already exclusively represent The Evening Standard, Stylist and Time Out outside of the capital.

Work begins on flagship luxury apartments in Preston City Centre

Initial work begins this month (Jan 2020) on a new development, set to bring much-needed city centre living space to Preston. The new Bishopgate Gardens...

Unanimous approval for Handforth development

Anwyl Homes is pleased to announce that planning consent has been granted for its proposed residential development in Handforth, Cheshire. The planning application for 224...

Warden Construction site visit inspires Preston’s College students

Students from Preston’s College have been given a ‘construction taster’ by attending a site visit at Little Hulton Health Centre, hosted by main contractor...

North West business numbers rise by 11,000 as start-up boom continues

The number of businesses in the North West rose by nearly 11,000 during 2019, which could indicate that the startup boom is continuing, according to research by insolvency and restructuring trade body R3.

R3 urges rethink on plan to make directors pay company tax debts

Plans to make directors of failed companies personally liable for their business’s tax debts could penalise genuine entrepreneurs, a North West insolvency expert has warned.

GBA Announces Two-Year Partnership Deal with Saracens

Leading Lancashire transport logistics specialist GBA Services has announced a two-year partnership deal with domestic and European rugby champions, Saracens.

Gas Tag spreads cheer with festive fundraising

A national technology company has raised over £600 for a children’s charity based on Merseyside. Staff at Gas Tag, which is headquartered in Liverpool, have...

Senior promotion marks further growth for leading North West accountancy firm

A North West-based national accountancy and business advisory firm has bolstered its leadership team with a senior promotion.

Two-thirds of self-employed people struggle financially ahead of tax deadline

More than 70% of self-employed people are forced into debt each year ahead of the January 31st HMRC self-assessment deadline. A recent survey by self-assessment...

Evolution Money Partner With Fareshare To Provide 1,745 Meals To Those In Need Across...

Manchester founded, Evolution Money, has partnered with local hunger and food waste charity, FareShare Greater Manchester, to provide meals to those in need across the city.

Carden Park remains on top of its game

Cheshire Country Estate Carden Park has continued to prosper in 2019 with confident investment helping drive demand from business and leisure guests and is...

Northumberland Celebrates 70 Years of National Parks

This week marked the 70th anniversary of the ground-breaking National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act being passed by Parliament which led to the creation of National Parks and Areas of Outstanding National Beauty in England and Wales.

New hires and client wins round off ‘incredible year’ for Lancaster design agency

Lancaster-based creative agency Hotfoot Design is rounding off “an incredible year” with a host of client wins and two new team members. The agency has recently announced a clutch of new clients from across Lancashire and Cumbria which span sect

Bury based Construction Site Equipment Specialist Garic expands in Scotland

Garic expands its specialist construction welfare operations in Scotland with the appointment of Jim Connolly.

Napthens’ Employment team expands

The Employment & HR team at regional law firm Napthens has expanded with the appointment of two new recruits.

Successful Year Rounded Off with Trio of New Appointments for Access

Staff numbers are continuing to swell at Old Trafford based creative and digital transformation agency Access as it adds three new members to its multi-disciplined team on the back of new business wins and additional briefs from long standing clients

Thrive celebrates year of growth with five new hires

Thrive has bolstered its creative, digital and client services teams with five new hires. The digital and creative agency based in Congleton, Cheshire, has...

Shoosmiths’ planning and environment team targets growth with new partner hire

The planning and environment team at Shoosmiths has been given a further boost with the appointment of David Mathias, a lawyer with extensive planning,...

Cube3 adds Barburrito to their menu of hospitality clients

Manchester-based brand, web and digital marketing agency, Cube3, has signed a 12-month retainer with the UK’s first burrito bar, Barburrito. Established in 2005, Barburrito has...

Hayes Connor shortlisted for two Eclipse Proclaim Modern Law Awards for second year running

Data breach and cybersecurity specialist Hayes Connor Solicitors has been shortlisted by the Eclipse Proclaim Modern Law Awards for the Boutique Law Firm of the Year and Marketing and Communications Strategy categories for the second year running.

Purple Riot ends 2019 with a trio of high profile hospitality, leisure and lifestyle...

Manchester-based integrated agency Purple Riot, is celebrating a trio of account wins in the hospitality, lifestyle and leisure sectors, and a win at the...

AlphaBiolabs appointed to carry out random drug testing on cabbies

AlphaBiolabs has been appointed to conduct random drug testing on taxi and private hire drivers in Liverpool after a new policy was approved by councillors. Testing is due to begin before Christmas and continue on a monthly basis.

Homes England awards £6m to Peel L&P for new waterside residential quarter

Building work has begun on three major residential sites at Wirral Waters, which are set to breathe new life into 500 acres of former dockland and transform it into an internationally recognisable destination.

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