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Value of fraud in the North West rocketed 235.5% in 2017 to £115.7m, up from £34.5m in 2016

The value of fraud in the North West more than tripled in 2017 as the region was ranked the third most defrauded region in the UK by value, according to new research published by accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP. BDO’s…

Another strong year for Lake District hospitality sector predicted by real estate advisors Colliers International

Sales in the Lake District hospitality sector will continue to defy national trends – with more rooms, visitors and high-profile deals forecast for 2018, according to real estate advisors Colliers International. The specialist hotels team at Colliers predicts that the Lakes will…

Spin For SmartWorks – Pedal For A Purpose

With International Women's Day around the corner, we're challenging you to sign up for Spin for Smart Works 2018. This is pedalling with a purpose, celebrating and empowering women, whilst enjoying competitive fun with great prizes to be won. Spin 2018 starts…

RLB announces senior management appointment in Manchester

Leading independent construction, property and management consultant, Rider Levett Bucknall UK (RLB UK) has appointed industry expert and previous Deloitte Real Estate Director, David Litherland as a Partner. David will jointly head up RLB Manchester’s growing cost management team with existing Partner,…

Degree Apprenticeships: how to ‘grow your own’ talent

Manchester Metropolitan University is inviting North West employers to find out how they can 'grow their own' talent via funded degree apprenticeships. A free lunchtime seminar (12-2pm) at Manchester Met's business school on Tuesday 30 January will explore the opportunities to access…

Squire Patton Boggs Moves to No. 1 Spinningfields in Manchester

This week, global law firm Squire Patton Boggs has moved into new premises at No. 1 Spinningfields in Manchester. The firm, with a proud history of over 25 years in the North West, now occupies 27,500 square foot of office space over…

The year of personal leadership

At the beginning of each year, do you set goals and achieve them, or watch big ideas fall by the wayside? In our first blog of the new year, Aidan Kearney explores how to take a fresh look at your aspirations for 2018 New Year, new…

Ageing better?

By 2024 more than one in four of us will be over 60. Our longer lives are one of society’s greatest achievements, representing a huge opportunity. But changes are needed so more people can enjoy good health, are socially and professionally connected…

Altrincham Grammar School for Girls takes top spot in Together’s enterprise competition

Two pupils from Altrincham Grammar School for Girls have scooped the winning prize in an enterprise competition run by specialist finance provider Together, walking away with £2500 for their school and an iPad each. Shu Fei Chen and Zara Akhtar are studying…

No.1 growth plan for Browne Jacobson

Browne Jacobson is targeting an ambitious growth plan as it relocates its Manchester office to No.1 Spinningfields. The top 50 UK law firm moved its Manchester team of 48 lawyers, HR professionals and support staff from its former base at 3 Piccadilly…