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GM Mayor opens academy to help tackle region’s skills shortage

Greater Manchester’s Mayor Andy Burnham has underlined his commitment to improving opportunities for young people in the region as he opened a new engineering academy in Salford. At the launch of Academy at Thermatic on Monday 15th October, Mayor Burnham said that…

TDC shines bright with Mummy’s Star to support unique cancer charity

Tosca Debt Capital (TDC) has partnered with North West-based charity, Mummy’s Star, to raise awareness and funds for women and their families affected by cancer during pregnancy and those diagnosed within 12 months of giving birth.  Mummy’s Star is the only charity…

A guide to short-term finance

What are bridging loans and what are they used for? The market for bridging loans has soared over the past few years, breaking the £3billion barrier for the first time in 2017. Initially used as a way to mend a broken link in…

FIRST EVER COMPENSATION FOR MAN MISINFORMED ABOUT A&E WAITING TIMES

A landmark Supreme Court ruling that compensation should be paid for an injury caused by a receptionist giving misleading information at A&E need not cause alarm throughout the NHS about increased levels of responsibility, according to a specialist medical negligence lawyer Chris…

Ward Hadaway urges SMEs to take advantage of international trade opportunities

Ward Hadaway is urging North East businesses to take full advantage of international trade opportunities with the Department for International Trade (DIT). The Top 100 law firm has been working closely with the Department for International Trade (DIT) North East for the…

NEW PROGRAMME TO HELP OFFICERS BUILD BOARDROOM CAREERS AFTER THE MILITARY

A programme to help departing military officers develop their boardroom skills as they build new careers in civilian life will be launched in Manchester next month. OnBoarding Officers aims to improve and hone their skills to help them become effective non-executive directors…

GM digital and tech firms Amplify scale-up ambitions

Leaders at fourteen businesses from across Greater Manchester are set to fly to a European capital of creativity later this month. Amplify is a new nine-month growth programme for businesses in Greater Manchester in the digital, creative and technology sectors. Part of…

Help people who are sleeping rough in Greater Manchester

Nobody should be sleeping outside, especially not in winter. Plans are currently underway to provide a bed every night plus appropriate support for everyone sleeping outside in Greater Manchester this winter. It's a considerable task involving a great many organisations, charities, the…

Special offers from Manchester Central

Manchester Central is an award-winning and iconic venue in the heart of the city. The venue’s experienced team of professionals lead the industry and deliver some of the world’s leading events. Its adaptable facilities, including the divisible Cobden Rooms and the 10,000m2…

Salford University to become a ‘living lab’ for green infrastructure

The University of Salford will host a ‘living laboratory’ for urban green infrastructure such as green rooves, walls and gardens. Scientists and built environment experts will use €2million of EU funding to create a ‘shop window’ for green technologies which are on…