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Projection mapping and augmented reality brings past and future to life at St James’

The past, present and future of one of Manchester’s most iconic buildings has been brought to life by leading regional property partner, Bruntwood as it unveiled a major refurbishment of its St James' office workspace on Oxford Road. Bruntwood is harnessing projection…

Serial Entrepreneur and Business Commentator Priya Lakhani OBE to Host Venturefest North West 2018

Former Altrincham Grammar School student returns to the region. Priya Lakhani OBE, the founder of national food brand Masala Masala and regular BBC News and BBC World Service contributor, has been announced as the host of Venturefest North West 2018. The entrepreneur…

Fitness Chain Gets Midshire Performance Boost

Local managed print service provider Midshire® has completely modernised the print capabilities of existing customer Life Leisure with the latest innovative solutions. Taking place over one weekend in April 2018, the registered charity has seen its twelve Stockport leisure centres fitted with…

Davis Blank Furniss acts for Jones Metcalf Limited in acquisition of JRS Traction

Law firm Davis Blank Furniss has acted for Burnley-based Jones Metcalf Limited, part of EFS Global, on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of North Lincolnshire-based JRS Traction Limited. JRS Traction provides high level haulage and logistics services. The value…

CTI create partnership with Diners club

CTI, the UK’s leading travel partnership company, have announced an agreement to partner with Travel Payments Specialist Diners Club UK, further expanding their list of current partners and strengthening their business travel payment solutions portfolio. Diners club joins a range of credit…

VisionEvents Manchester invest £250k in new tech

VisionEvents Manchester (VE-M), the event production company, has invested almost £250,000 in new technology as part of continued expansion plans. VE-M has purchased a range of new technology, including one of the largest video walls available in the UK. The new 30-metre…

New property leasing strategy proposed by Colliers International to target North West retail troubles

A radical approach to property leasing is being proposed to help shopping environments in the North West of England and throughout the UK. The five-point plan from leading property consultancy Colliers International is aimed at creating viable trading space for retailers and…

Greater Manchester & Birmingham Growth Hubs join forces with Be the Business to Help Spearhead National SME Mentoring Programme

Andy Burnham praises Greater Manchester’s ‘culture of collaboration’ A national scheme to encourage business mentoring has been hailed a great success by national business leaders, local business owners and policy makers following a pilot scheme in Greater Manchester and Birmingham. GC Business…

UNIVERSITY STUDENT WINS FULL MASTERS BURSARY IN MIDDLEWOOD LOCKS DESIGN COMPETITION

Developers of the £1bn mixed use scheme Middlewood Locks Manchester have awarded a full Masters Bursary worth £7,560 to University of Salford student Claudia Alonso.   The Visual Arts graduate who is currently a University of Salford Art Collection Graduate Scholar won a…

Manchester Central’s ‘Unsung Hero’ crowned at AEO Awards

Manchester Central’s very own Duncan Leavitt has been crowned 'Unsung Hero' at the industry leading Association of Event Organisers (AEO) Awards. Duncan, Technical Services Project Manager, has been working at the venue since 1998 and has played an integral role in helping…