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Manchester forecast to see UK’s strongest employment growth to 2021

Manchester is forecast to remain one of the UK’s strongest performing cities to 2021, with its annual employment growth top of the city league tables and GVA (gross value added) a very close second, a new report from EY has revealed. EY’s…

Apprenticeships at Salford City College and Marks & Spencer team up to provide opportunities to help local people shine

MediaCityUK and the surrounding Salford Quays is fortunate to house some of the biggest and best companies from across the UK, many with global reputations. None are better known than retail giant Marks and Spencer. Founded in 1884 in the North of…

Bruntwood customer expands in incredible fashion

New York subways, an indoor jungle and a space-themed floating boardroom are just some of the amazing sights to behold at Social Chain’s new office expansion. The social media gurus have also incorporated seven new creative studios at their HQ in Manchester,…

6 in 10 children in Greater Manchester do not meet recommended activity levels

• Only 1 in 5 are children are active enough outside of school • Only 40% of children in Greater Manchester do an average of more than 60 minutes of physical activity a day • Four Greater Manchester boroughs are above the…

TfGM Launch Flexible Working Survey

Transport for Greater Manchester is interested to find out how businesses and organisations across the region are working. This is just one of the ways we're involved in Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham's Congestion Deal, aimed at improving how we travel…

Bermans further develop their sport & entertainment offering

Simon Taylor, a leading sport and entertainment solicitor, has joined Bermans as a partner and head of their Sport & Entertainment team. Simon, who will be based in Bermans Manchester office, has more than 30 years’ experience and specialises in representing clients…

Finance 4 Business and Together provide half a million pound bridging loan in seven working HOURS

Broker Finance 4 Business (F4B) and specialist lender Together completed a £500,000 bridging loan in just seven working hours from enquiry to completion. [caption id="attachment_190388" align="alignnone" width="2250"] Together financial institution at Lake View, Lakeside, Cheadle in Stockport.Pictured Marc Goldberg[/caption] The super-fast finance…

GP Bullhound appoints Floris Backer van Ommeren as Executive Director

GP Bullhound today announced that Floris Backer has joined its advisory team as Executive Director. Based in London and Amsterdam, Floris will oversee the firm’s activities in Benelux. Previously, Floris was Head of Tech Media & Telecom at ABN AMRO in the Netherlands.…

Leading veterinary congress moves to Manchester Central in three-year deal

The British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA), organiser of the largest and longest running small animal congress in Europe, has announced that they will move the event to Manchester from 2021 as part of a three-year deal. The bid, which Manchester Central…

North West tattoo lovers warned that they could be breaking the law

Anyone who had a ‘Manchester Bee’ inked on their body and is thinking about adding to their ‘tat’ collection should make sure the design is not protected by copyright, warns leading intellectual property lawyer Susan Hall. Susan, partner at the Manchester office…