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TJ Hughes pays damages to Fred Perry for selling fake polo shirts

Lewis’ Home Retail Limited t/a TJ Hughes has had to pay damages to iconic English fashion brand Fred Perry after the North West based retailer was caught selling fake polo shirts on its website and via its retail stores. Counterfeit polo shirts…

Former Salford City College Apprentice becomes the youngest ever Salford councillor

Laura Edwards, who has just completed her Education and Learning Apprenticeship with Salford City College and Gaddum, has been elected as Labour Councillor for Walkden South, making her the youngest ever Salford Councillor, at just 19 years of age. Laura announced after…

Ward Hadaway announces big promotions round with eight solicitors becoming associates and two new partners

Ward Hadaway has announced the promotion of 10 lawyers within its team to reward the great talent within the business. Steven Roper has been promoted to partner in the Commercial team and Richard Greensit becomes a partner in the Healthcare team. In…

Manchester-based Browne Jacobson achieves 26 per cent growth as firm posts record £73m

Browne Jacobson’s Manchester office has seen a buoyant 12 months delivering 26 per cent growth after the firm posted £73m for 2017/18, an increase of 9.2 per cent in work done on the previous year. Over the last five years the firm…

THRIVING NORTH WEST SMES PROMPT FURTHER GROWTH AT TAX CONSULTANT

A growing volume of work for the North West’s small business community has led to further expansion at one of the region’s leading tax consultancies. Enterprise Tax Consultants (ETC) has described how it has recruited another senior advisor to help meet the…

BEEVER AND STRUTHERS PLAYS KEY ROLE IN £250M BOND ISSUE TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR 700 NEW HOMES A YEAR UNTIL 2024

Accountants and business advisors Beever and Struthers provided key financial advice on a major bond issue that raised £250m (£100m retained) to provide 700 new homes a year over the next six years, including 600 affordable units a year. The Manchester-based firm…

Sale of Grange Hotel, Grange over Sands by Colliers International is further evidence of rising international interest in acquiring UK hotels thanks to devaluation of the pound

Grange Hotel, one of the Cumbria’s foremost country house hotels, has been sold from a headline asking price of £4.5m, by the specialist hotels team at real estate advisors Colliers International. Acting on behalf of private owners Hugh and Jenni Rushton, Colliers…

Manchester School of Architecture Announces Final Degree Show

Join Manchester School of Architecture at their final degree show, showcasing the best work from their students this coming June. Information: THU 07/ JUNE 2018 JOBS FAIR Geoffrey Manton Building MMU Rosamond Street West, Manchester M15 6LL 1.30pm - 4pm INDUSTRY PREVIEW…

Return Lands Partnership with Online Fashion Retailer BodyBranded

Fashion retailer BodyBranded has chosen award-winning Manchester digital agency Return to take charge of its organic performance. Specialising in high-fashion underwear, socks and loungewear, BodyBranded offers customers a comprehensive collection of designer products, from household names including Reebok, Ben Sherman and The…

COMPANY VOLUNTARY ARRANGEMENTS (CVAS) UNLIKELY TO SAVE STRUGGLING RETAILERS FROM ADMINISTRATION, ACCORDING TO RETAIL SECTOR RESEARCH BY COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL

Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs) are unlikely to save struggling retailers and other businesses from administration, according to sector leading research by real estate advisors Colliers International. Facing the need to shut sites and reduce rents to keep trading, businesses primarily in retail…