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Survey Reveals Levy’s Not Taking Off in Schools

A survey conducted by a leading provider of training and apprenticeships to schools across the UK has revealed a worrying response to the introduction of the Government’s new Apprenticeship Levy among schools. Under the new funding arrangements, any business with a pay…

Davis Blank Furniss Adds to Family Team with New Appointment

Law firm Davis Blank Furniss has appointed Matthew Handley as an assistant solicitor in its Family team. Matthew will be based at the firm’s headquarters in Manchester but will also handle cases out of its Glossop office. His new role will see…

Manchester’s Crowne Plaza and Staybridge Suites ‘double-decker’ hotel kick starts new era of co-branded hotels in the UK

Manchester’s dual-branded Crowne Plaza/Staybridge Suites hotel will help to redefine the way hotel groups provide UK hospitality. The era of the co-branded hotel in Britain is gathering pace, according to industry experts, just months ahead of the opening of the ‘double-decker’ hotel…

Four Recruitment Expands with Three New Consultants

Finance and HR specialist recruitment company – Four Recruitment, continues its expansion with the recruitment of three new consultants based at its Bolton headquarters, at the Middlebrook retail park in the town. Kirsty Battersby, Joe Johnson and Amy Braithwaite joins the award-winning…

Manchester Metropolitan University and Asda launch new retail-focused degree apprenticeship

Manchester Metropolitan University and Asda have launched a Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship in Retail. Asda have been a long-term supporter of apprenticeships, with programmes to help young people take the first steps in their careers. Now they are offering colleagues the chance to…

S&P Global upgrades Together to BB

Leading specialist lender, Together, is pleased to announce that S&P Global (‘S&P’) has upgraded the Group’s credit rating from ‘B+’ to 'BB-'; outlook stable, reflecting the progress Together has made over the last 12 months. S&P has also upgraded Together’s intermediate holding…

pro-manchester Chair selects Smartworks as her Charity of the Year

Jane Forbes, Chair of pro-manchester and Partner at PwC, has selected Smartworks Greater Manchester as her Charity of the Year. Over the course of her term in office, pro-manchester will raise funds and awareness for the charity through a range of events…

New chair of pro-manchester PA committee appointed

Hannah Gough Business Support assistant manager at KPMG – has been appointed as the new chair of the pro-manchester PA committee. Established this year the PA committee organises and implements a programme of activity and initiatives designed to help support and develop…

POTENTIAL BUSINESS RATE CHANGE JUST “REARRANGING DECKCHAIRS ON THE TITANIC”

A measure designed to help firms grappling with business rate increases that is set to be announced in Wednesday’s budget is simply “rearranging deckchairs on the Titanic”, according to the head of retail at commercial law firm Brabners. It is expected that…

Don’t miss the XYZ Works and Social concept launch!

XYZ Works & Social invites you to attend a special welcome and unveiling of our concept for this next generation events and workspace, as well as our plans for Tech accelerator The Vault and 7th floor Members Club & Bar, on November…