Ardenton Capital boosts team with senior hire

Northern-based private equity investor, Ardenton Capital, has made a key appointment to the UK team with the appointment of Allan Dunn as Head of Strategic Development. Allan joins Directors Mike Bradbury and Iain Marlow and will be responsible for working closely with the management teams of Ardenton’s UK investments. He will help drive quality and performance, boost operational efficiency and overcome any obstacles to long-term sustainable growth. Allan will also be responsible for building out Ardenton’s strategic and operational teams in the UK.

Apprentices set to raise the bar for legal profession

The North East’s leading independent law firm for businesses, Muckle LLP, has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting the region’s young talent by welcoming three...

Cowgill Holloway joins forces with Department for International Trade

Cowgill Holloway and the Department for International Trade will come together on Wednesday 18th October to host a new International Trade Event – Successfully trading overseas in today’s international landscape - at Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry.

Taylor&Emmet hails Dronfield’s first divorce doyen

Sheffield's Taylor&Emmet LLP is introducing Dronfield residents to the first family law specialist to be based permanently in the North East Derbyshire town.

Pregnancy Discrimination Needs To Be Stamped Out Says Leading Employment Lawyer

Leeds law firm Ison Harrison is calling for an extension on the time window for raising a tribunal for women facing maternity discrimination in the workplace, allowing them greater access to justice.

PrivilegeHR brings pragmatic HR solutions to North West

A duo of HR professionals with more than 50 years’ combined experience have successfully launched a new business venture in the form of PrivilegeHR
It’s fever pitch at Accelerate Places Manchester

It’s fever pitch at Accelerate Places Manchester

Entrepreneurs to pitch for £30k prize to boost their business

CascadeGo will take the pain out of HR for visitors to The Business Show

Helping organisations maximise their employees’ potential is CascadeGo’s focus for The Business Show 2017, as they prepare for the Olympia London event on 16-17...

Liverpool estate agent welcomes ‘Airbnb’ regulation

A host of new rules for home-sharing platforms such as Airbnb were proposed at a recent Liverpool city council meeting (20 September) with the issue now going forward to a committee. The motion called on the Mayor of Liverpool to write to the Secretary of State for Communities and chief executive of Airbnb to cap an entire home’s listings to 90 days per year. Helen Griffin-Booth, director at sales, lettings and investment agency Bluerow Homes welcomes the proposed regulations. She says: “While home-sharing platforms such as Airbnb contribute towards the city’s thriving visitor economy, we also need to ensure home-sharing grows responsibly and sustainably in Liverpool. Of course the tourist sector is an important aspect to Liverpool’s growth but this should not be at the expense of local residents. “An automated 90 day limit would help ensure that short-term listings are regulated properly and that they are not having a detrimental effect on neighbourhoods.” Earlier this year, Airbnb announced that it will ban hosts in London from renting out entire homes for more than 90 days a year without official consent. Hosts are required to apply for change-of-use planning permission for more than 90 days, but outside London planning authorities have to reply on the ‘material change of use’ rule. Helen adds: “The rise of ‘party let’ properties in and around the city centre mean many of these homes are no longer available on the longer-term rental market, making it harder for local residents to find homes to rent long-term. There is also the negative impact ‘party lets’ are having on local communities, such as noise and anti-social behaviour. “It is important we regulate short-term letting sites and find the right balance between supporting the city’s tourism offering and the private rented sector, which is an important addition to the city’s affordable housing supply.”

£4m upgrade of university hall of residence is completed

A £4m refurbishment of a flagship student hall of residence at the University of Manchester has been completed. The two-year scheme to upgrade Houldsworth Hall was handled by construction project management company Recom Solutions, which is based at Salford Quays. MC Construction, based in Salford, was the main contractor for the project, which was undertaken during the summer holidays in 2016 and this year.