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Pendleton science teacher is recognised as ‘teaching hero’ at university awards

Christopher Holgate, Curriculum Leader for Science and Engineering at Pendleton Sixth Form College, has been awarded a ‘Certificate of Distinction’ as part of the ‘Teacher Hero Awards, 2017-18’ presented by Aberystwyth University. Chris was nominated by former student, Abbijade Reid, who now…

Greater Manchester businesses up for the challenge in 2018

Fifth annual report from Business Growth Hub reveals businesses are cautiously optimistic - but highlights challenges around skills and access to finance The fifth Greater Manchester Business Survey has revealed that a majority of local firms are cautiously optimistic about the 12…

GVA REPORTS THAT HOTELS SECTOR STANDS FIRM IN BREXIT WINDS, WITH SIGNIFICANT GROWTH IN THE MANCHESTER MARKET

Against a backdrop of Brexit uncertainty that has subdued the growth of other commercial sectors, the hotels sector has continued to grow both in London and the regions, and has become an increasingly popular choice with investors. With Manchester fast becoming the…

Shoosmiths Manchester advises on £13m office to residential conversion deal

Leading national law firm, Shoosmiths, in Manchester has advised developer, Select Developments and Investment Group, on a £13m office to residential conversion deal. The deal concerns the 72,975 sq ft office space, Aspect in Bracknell, which is now being lined up for…

Buddy Loans hit it off with CandidSky

Guarantor loans provider, Buddy Loans, has joined up with CandidSky to increase their online presence with a cross-channel marketing campaign. Buddy Loans has chosen Manchester digital agency, CandidSky, to lead a cross-channel marketing campaign to unite paid media, content, organic search, design…

BLUNKETT, BRADY AND BENTLEY LINED UP FOR NEW EXECUTIVE INSIGHT VENTURE

A programme designed to help entrepreneurs drive growth in their companies is being launched by accounting and business advisory firm HURST. Labour Party grandee Lord David Blunkett and Greater Manchester MP Sir Graham Brady, the influential chairman of the 1922 committee of…

Manchester based Make Events hire three new team members on the back of record growth

Make Events have recently employed three new staff members within the Cheshire office, following their most successful year to date, taking the total permanent head count to 11. Founder and managing director, Holly Moore, has announced that the year-end figures will be…

Ward Hadaway team rises to the Great Legal Bake challenge

Amateur bakers across Ward Hadaway law firm have battled it out in this year's Great Legal Bake to raise some dough for the Access to Justice Foundation. Events across all three of Ward Hadaway's offices in Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester were organised…

JMW SETS UP SPECIALIST CRYPTOCURRENCY TEAM

Law firm JMW has set up a specialist team to advise individuals and businesses facing investigation or prosecution over their use of cryptocurrencies. The team is part of Manchester-based JMW’s business crime department and is headed by partner Mike Rainford. He said…

Manchester Central welcomes new Director of Hospitality

Manchester Central, the north of England’s leading conference and events venue, has appointed Alex Robertson to its newly created role of Director of Hospitality. Alex joins the business with an impressive track record, having spent almost 30 years delivering hospitality experiences across…