VARDAGS REVEALED AS BRITAIN’S FASTEST GROWING LAW FIRM BY SUNDAY TIMES

14th December 2015

Leading family law firm Vardags which recently opened offices in Manchester, has seen its impressive growth recognised after being named as the only law firm to make the prestigious Sunday Times’ Fast Track 100 growth list.

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Tunafish get onboard for Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity

11th December 2015

Tunafish get onboard for Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity

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Christmas comes early for NK Theatre Arts, with new signage from Midshire

3rd December 2015

Christmas comes early for NK Theatre Arts, with brand new signage throughout the Forum Theatre Romiley, courtesy of headline sponsor Midshire.

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Salford Students Reach National Final of BASE Business Competition

3rd December 2015

Earlier this month a team of business-savvy AAT Accounting students from Salford City College’s FutureSkills beat off competition from seven other local teams to win the North Manchester heat of the National Business and Accounting competition, BASE. The competition was run by the Manchester branch of the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales.

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Top Creatives To Come Together For Manchester’s Epoganza

3rd December 2015

Experts on hand to help graphic professionals make money in the creative sector in 2016

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Anna Swaps Real Business for Monkey Business

3rd December 2015

Animal-loving accountant Anna Godwin swapped real business for monkey business when she spent a month volunteering at a wildlife sanctuary in Borneo.

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Eden Motor Group Announce Acquisition of Wokingham Motors

1st December 2015

Eden Motor Group are pleased to announce the acquisition of Wokingham Motors Limited for an undisclosed sum, in a deal managed by UHY Hacker Young’s Automotive Partner, David Kendrick who represented Wokingham Motors Limited.

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No laughing matter: JMW’s £20k fundraiser ensures charity’s North West project fully funded for a year

30th November 2015

Leading Manchester law firm JMW Solicitors LLP have raised just over £20,000 for the Child Brain Injury Trust, fully funding its work in the North West for a year.

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ENER-G wins top energy industry award for export

30th November 2015

Salford-based green energy specialist ENER-G has won a prestigious industry award for its achievements at a leading American university.

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Apprentices Can Be Key To Tackling Skill Shortage

27th November 2015

A new business survey has revealed that almost a third of small businesses feel that their workforce doesn’t have the skills that their business needs. And over half don’t believe that they will be able to find suitable recruits to address the problem. But only one in 20 of the SMEs planning to take on new staff will look for an apprentice.

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Buy to let landlords to be squeezed further

26th November 2015

  The Government plans to make it less attractive for...

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Midshire sponsors Stockport County Community Foundation’s Schools Coaching Programme

26th November 2015

Midshire is delighted to strengthen its partnership with Stockport County’s Community Foundation.

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Formidable legal recruiter joins Jepson Holt’s Manchester office

24th November 2015

Legal recruiting and consulting boutique Jepson Holt welcomes Catherine Boyle, who is joining to establish and lead Catherine Boyle@Jepson Holt.

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Last mile distribution may be better off grounded, says report

24th November 2015

A new report entitled European Retail & Logistics Insights – From Sheds to Shelves, by real estate advisors Colliers International has said that the future of drone deliveries may be at risk because of soaring property costs and calls from the European Commission for tighter regulation.

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Visualsoft Celebrates Triple Shortlist

24th November 2015

Teesside based digital agency shortlisted for three awards at The Employee Engagement Awards 2015.

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Pannone Corporate joins forces with magneticNorth

24th November 2015

Manchester law firm Pannone Corporate has appointed magneticNorth (www.thisismn.com) as its branding partner.

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Brown Shipley Triumphs at HURST Football Tournament

24th November 2015

A team from private banking and wealth management firm Brown Shipley took the top honours at HURST’s annual charity five-a-side football tournament.

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Five things Colliers International would like to see addressed in The Chancellor’s 2015 Autumn Statement

23rd November 2015

In anticipation of George Osborne’s Autumn Statement on Wednesday 25th November, representatives from a cross section of business lines at Colliers International have identified five key points that they would like to see addressed by the Chancellor in his speech next week.

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Weightmans’ Pre-Budget Predictions

23rd November 2015

In George Osborne’s utopia, UK Plc’s accounts would be in the black by 2019/20 by making £12bn worth of social security savings. But it is now clear that he won’t be able to save the full £4.4bn on tax credit changes alone. It is a safe bet that he will look to raise taxes and over the past few year the wealthy have been in his sights.

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Autumn Statement 2015: IHT and pension tax relief under scrutiny along with a further increase in HMRC’s powers

23rd November 2015

“Cuts in reliefs in respect of inheritance tax (IHT), pension contributions and interest on business borrowings could feature high on the Chancellor’s shortlist,” says Lee Blackshaw, head of private client tax services at the Manchester office at Smith & Williamson. He considers the options facing George Osborne in light of the government’s gaping coffers.

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A neo workspace for Bruntwood

23rd November 2015

Bruntwood, the family-owned commercial property company, has revealed plans for...

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Deloitte strengthening Manchester’s ties with Japan

23rd November 2015

Deloitte held its Japanese business dinner at the Etihad Stadium last night as the business advisory firm continues to strengthen international trade links with Japan.

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Equilibrium scoops ‘Excellence in Customer Service’ award

23rd November 2015

Cheshire-based wealth management expert Equilibrium Asset Management has won the ‘Excellence in Customer Service’ award at the North East Cheshire Business awards.

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ENER-G is named ‘Company of the Year’ by energy industry peers

23rd November 2015

Salford-based ENER-G Combined Power Ltd has been named 'Company of the Year' by its peers in the sustainable energy industry.

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Equilibrium expands its marketing team

20th November 2015

Equilibrium Asset Management has appointed two new recruits to its...

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Healthcare is an opportunity the North can’t afford to miss

20th November 2015

Mark Wyatt, Investment Director at Enterprise Ventures, says the region has expertise to build on but will need to set its sights high to take advantage of the boom industry of the 21st century

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Buy-to-let and Investments: seminar explores both options to help you better prepare for retirement

20th November 2015

It’s only intuitive to think about buy-to-let properties as a way of investing for retirement, but you should also understand the importance of a diversifying for your future.

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Place North West announces 2016 events plan

19th November 2015

Place North West is pleased to announce its 2016 events plan. With at least 24 events planned for 2016, this forward plan marks the first time the regional online publisher has committed to so many events.

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Survey reflects new spirit of optimism in the North – R3

19th November 2015

Levels of distress amongst Northern businesses have fallen to below the national average, while an above average number are showing signs of growth, according to new research by insolvency trade body R3.

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Positive Strengthen Sales Team

19th November 2015

Manchester based invoice finance provider, Positive Cashflow Finance (“Positive”) has appointed Phil Taylor as a Business Development Manager covering Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire.

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Mills & Reeve sports team wins prestigious football award for second year

19th November 2015

The sports team at law firm Mills & Reeve took home the Professional Services to Football Award at last night’s Northwest Football Awards.

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Twin Sisters Pursue Dream Jobs with Salford City College Apprenticeships

19th November 2015

A pair of identical twins from Little Hulton have begun building their careers straight after high school, by enrolling on an Apprenticeship with Salford City College. Sixteen-year-old sisters Shannon and Holly Purcell decided to leave the classroom and begin working towards Level 2 qualifications in Childcare and Hospitality.

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Jet-set for success: JMW’s holiday team expands

19th November 2015

Leading Manchester law firm JMW Solicitors has appointed another lawyer...

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Impact Consulting Psychologists: Winners in the North West Excellence in Supply Awards

18th November 2015

Impact Consulting Psychologists are delighted to have been recognised in the NHS in the North West Excellence in Supply Awards category of Non Clinical Innovation by NHS North West Procurement.

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pro-manchester and the Bank of England bring open forum to the City

17th November 2015

During November the Bank of England initiated a debate on...

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Talk Talk Founder Neil McArthur announced as the latest speaker atThe Great Manchester Business Conference 2016

17th November 2015

Launched at the beginning of November, the Manchester Tech Trust aims to match investors drawn to Manchester with the city's tech start-ups, in a bid to provide the missing link in the region's science and technology growth.

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MIPIM and Place agree partnership

13th November 2015

Place North West has agreed a media partnership with the global property convention MIPIM held in Cannes, France during March each year.

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United Living to celebrate housing day and community impact week with activities across the UK

13th November 2015

United Living Group, a leading provider of refurbished and new build living solutions, is planning to demonstrate the breadth of its national community development programme during this year’s national #HousingDay as part of Community Impact Week.

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Full line-up announced for Manimation 2015

12th November 2015

MIDAS and the Children’s Media Conference have announced the full line-up for Manimation 2015, Manchester’s animation conference, which takes place at HOME on Thursday 19 November.

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JLT Specialty appoints Tom Ware into Manchester team

12th November 2015

JLT Specialty (JLT), one of the UK's leading insurance brokers, has hired Tom Ware into the national disease claims team, based in its Manchester office.

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THE SKILLS COMPANY WINS TOP WORK EXPERIENCE AWARD

12th November 2015

Manchester based training organisation The Skills Company has been awarded the highest quality standard for its range of work experience placements and traineeships, which benefit more than 1,000 young people a year.

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Bags of Success for Beechfield Brands

11th November 2015

Fashion accessories firm Beechfield Brands is investing £150,000 as it aims to grow revenues to £25m over the next two years

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London Calling for SPD After Record Year

9th November 2015

A conference and training provider based in Salford is targeting...

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Vernacare Marketing Director joins group board of UK India Business Council

5th November 2015

Emma Sheldon, Group Marketing Director for Bolton-based medical products company Vernacare, has been appointed to the group board of the UK India Business Council (UKIBC).

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Ten steps to solve lack of ‘girl power’ in science, technology and engineering

26th October 2015

Ten steps to solve the lack of 'girl power' in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) professions will be under discussion at the WISE Business: Women in STEM event at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) Business School on Tuesday 24 November (4-7pm).

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Double Business Award Wins for Midshire MD

26th October 2015

Office technology sales and service provider Midshire, is delighted to announce a double award win for Managing Director of Midshire Business Systems Northern Ltd, Julian Stafford, winning two business awards in the space of 6 days, following unprecedented growth for the Stockport based company.

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Award winning Leavitt Walmsley Associates expands North West Presence with office in Warrington

26th October 2015

Leavitt Walmsley Associates (LWA) is expanding in every respect with a new office at Birchwood Park in Warrington, and further growth in their team following the recruitment of two new employees.

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Hedgehog Security to offer Cyber Essentials Plus package to pro-manchester members

23rd October 2015

Hedgehog Security today announced its new partnership with pro-manchester and its SME Club, a networking club that provides small to medium sized businesses with the tools and information needed to accelerate growth and achieve goals.

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Air Ambulance Appeal Given Massive Boost

23rd October 2015

Cumberland News’ SkyCall appeal has been given a massive boost thanks to Direct Rail Services, The Railway Magazine and Virgin Trains. The three joined forces in the August to run a special train from the Chester to Bournemouth with all proceeds destined for charity.

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Zeal Creative turns £10,000 loan into big brand business

23rd October 2015

Marketing agency Zeal Creative is set to hit £1.7m turnover...

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Trafford Council and accountants and business advisors Beever and Struthers stage second key event to advise businesses in Trafford Park

23rd October 2015

A key event to alert businesses in Trafford, Greater Manchester about how to access, claim and benefit from Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credits is being staged by accountants and business advisors Beever and Struthers and Trafford Council.

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Changing perceptions is key to the future of the social housing sector

23rd October 2015

Gill Payne, Director of Policy and External Affairs at the National Housing Federation (NHF), spoke candidly about the challenges faced by the housing sector and how changing perceptions of housing associations is key to the future of the sector.

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Cyber Risk Breakfast Session

22nd October 2015

Only 2% of businesses are prepared for a potential cyber attack? Is yours one of them?

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MMU Employer Liason Team Shortlisted for National Award

22nd October 2015

Manchester Metropolitan University’s (MMU) Employer Liaison Team have been shortlisted for an Award for Excellence in Employer Engagement by the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS). The annual awards celebrate efforts within careers advisory services in the UK and beyond.

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Search Consultancy supports DIY SOS veteran special

22nd October 2015

Manchester recruitment consultancy, Search Consultancy, supplied has supplied up to ten construction tradespeople who provided labour over a two week period to the BBC One two-part programme 'DIY SOS: The Big Build Veterans’ Special’.

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Greater Manchester announces speakers for Manimation 2015

20th October 2015

MIDAS, Greater Manchester’s inward investment agency, and The Children’s Media Conference, the UK’s premier organisation for the children’s content industries, are once again teaming up to present Manimation 2015.

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The next generation of coworking has launched in Manchester this week.

20th October 2015

WorkPlace has opened its doors offering a new culture of first-class business facilities in the heart of the city centre. Taking the coworking sector to the next level it is combining both the business world and hospitality world to offer a unique working environment.

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NorthEdge acquires majority stake in Arthouse following exit by Total Capital Partners

20th October 2015

NorthEdge Capital, the private equity firm focused on investing in businesses in the North of England, has completed the secondary management buyout of home decoration supplier Arthouse.

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USA expansion for Salford green energy technology firm

19th October 2015

ENER-G Rudox, the American subsidiary of Salford-based green power specialist ENER-G Cogen International (ECI), has invested $8 million in a new headquarters and facility in New Jersey, USA.

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Virgin Trains named Best UK Domestic Train Service at Business Traveller Awards 2015

19th October 2015

Virgin Trains has been voted the Best UK Domestic Train...

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US dominates inbound deals as total hits £1.4bn

16th October 2015

Demand from US investors for North West companies continues to grow, according to research from Deloitte.

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Altrincham HQ Wins Small Business Of The Year at the Altrincham and Sale Chamber of Commerce Awards

16th October 2015

Altrincham HQ has been crowned Small Business Of The Year at the Altrincham and Sale Chamber Awards 2015

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Altium advises Alkane Energy on £80.7m public to private transaction

16th October 2015

Altium has advised AIM-listed independent power generator Alkane Energy on its £80.7m sale to infrastructure investment firm Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Partners (BBIP).

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FPE Global secures further investment

16th October 2015

Specialist engineering firm FPE Global has secured additional funding from private equity firm NorthEdge Capital. The significant cash injection will help fund the relocation of the business, upgrade the manufacturing capability of the Group and expand its service offering.

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Company Shop to create 50 New Jobs in Greater Manchester

15th October 2015

Company Shop, the award-winning redistributor of surplus food, has announced plans to create 50 new jobs through opening a brand new 8,000 square foot store in Middleton, Greater Manchester. The Middleton Store, which is located in the Stakehill Industrial Estate, will open mid-November 2015.

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Cost of UK debt lowest for eight years

15th October 2015

SME’s should take advantage of the buoyant debt market says Deloitte

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Third leg of Football in the City tournament announced

13th October 2015

The third leg of the corporate five-a-side football tournament Football in the City will take place at Manchester’s Goals Soccer Centre on Friday 16th October.

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Artist Michael J Browne Painting at GUSTO Manchester Unveiled…

5th October 2015

…When Gusto Restaurant & Bar opened in the city centre on Deansgate in December (2014), they commissioned renowned local artist Michael J Browne, to complete a huge, intricate, Renaissance style painting of Manchester.

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VYPR Validation Technologies receives £55,000 venture capital funding

24th September 2015

VYPR Validation Technologies Ltd has received a £55,000 venture capital investment from The North West Fund for Digital & Creative. The company will use the funding to further develop and market its mobile market research platform.

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Record breaking 20th year for the Soccerex Global Convention

21st September 2015

Soccerex are delighted to confirm that, in their 20th year, the Soccerex Global Convention 2015 saw increased levels of attendance and record levels of rights holder participation in what has been widely acclaimed as one of the best Soccerex events of recent times.

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Pochin’s Secure New £9.5m Castlefield Development

15th September 2015

Pochin’s Ltd, the construction and property development specialist, has secured...

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Inspired Energy PLC’s Janet Thornton shortlisted for the 2015 North West Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

14th September 2015

The inspiring Janet Thornton, Managing Director of Inspired Energy PLC...

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UK & Ireland Freestyle Championships to headline Soccerex Football Festival in Manchester

5th August 2015

The Freestyle Football Federation has chosen the Soccerex Football Festival in Manchester as the host of the 2015 UK & Irish Freestyle Football Championships, taking place over the weekend of 5-6 September

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