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JUICE ACADEMY APPRENTICES TO TAKE TO SMARTER BUSINESS TECH LIVE STAGE TO DEBATE WHETHER ‘SOCIAL MEDIA IS OUT OF CONTROL’

Current and former apprentices from the award-winning digital marketing apprenticeship programme, The Juice Academy, will take to the stage at the Smarter Business Tech LIVE expo next week to take part in what promises to be a lively debate about social media.…

Now Healthcare Group appoints new Head of Communications

MediaCityUK-based Now Healthcare Group has appointed Lisa Wood as its Head of Communications. The Group launched in 2014 and is predicting it will be supporting more than 20 million people across the world by the end of this year. Wood, who has…

GreaterSport wins Best Sporting Initiative at The Manchester Awards!

We are delighted to announce that GreaterSport have won the Best Sporting Initiative award at the Manchester Awards! GreaterSport is a Greater Manchester charity aiming to change lives through physical activity and sport. The Manchester Awards celebrate the achievements of the Manchester…

SMARTER BUSINESS TECH LIVE 2017

One week until doors open for largest business technology event ever to take place in the North! Just one week until the doors open to the brand new Smarter Business Tech LIVE 2017 expo, taking place in heart of Manchester on Wednesday…

Sleeping rough with CEO Sleepout

JD, Director of Connections Recruitment swaps the briefcase for the sleeping bag. Where are you reading this from right now? The comfort of your sofa, your bed or at your desk work? If you are, then you are lucky. An astounding amount…

Powerhouse 2050

In September the Northern Powerhouse Partnership launched their report Powerhouse 2050: A routemap to productivity. This makes recommendations to local government, business, universities and wider stakeholders - to make a change for the North and calls for Government support where needed. The…

Stockport production company makes great leaps with support from Business Growth Hub

A Stockport-based video production company has expanded its workforce and taken on two new clients thanks to advisory support from Business Growth Hub, part of The Growth Company. BellyFlop TV was set up in 2008 and specialises in corporate videos and photography,…

Discount retail chain gets thrifty with print

At a fraction of their previous costs, 23 Quality Save stores have increased functionality and savings with innovative solutions from technology provider Midshire®. Initially wanting a trial at 3 sites, Quality Save commissioned the company to install HP M477 FDW multifunction printers…

BIG Partnership serves up PR for Alston Bar & Beef Manchester

Alston Bar & Beef is opening its second UK restaurant in Manchester this autumn and has appointed BIG Partnership to handle PR for the high-profile launch. After BIG delivered a successful launch campaign for the original restaurant in Glasgow, Glendola Leisure approached…

UK business output growth falls to 21-month low

- Manufacturing and services sector output growth below the long-term trend - - Sluggish business output growth indicates possible economic slowdown in Q4 - - BDO Optimism Index reveals firms anticipate a pickup in activity in early 2018 - UK business output…