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Sleeping rough with CEO Sleepout

JD, Director of Connections Recruitment swaps the briefcase for the sleeping bag. Where are you reading this from right now? The comfort of your sofa, your bed or at your desk work? If you are, then you are lucky. An astounding amount…

Powerhouse 2050

In September the Northern Powerhouse Partnership launched their report Powerhouse 2050: A routemap to productivity. This makes recommendations to local government, business, universities and wider stakeholders - to make a change for the North and calls for Government support where needed. The…

Stockport production company makes great leaps with support from Business Growth Hub

A Stockport-based video production company has expanded its workforce and taken on two new clients thanks to advisory support from Business Growth Hub, part of The Growth Company. BellyFlop TV was set up in 2008 and specialises in corporate videos and photography,…

Discount retail chain gets thrifty with print

At a fraction of their previous costs, 23 Quality Save stores have increased functionality and savings with innovative solutions from technology provider Midshire®. Initially wanting a trial at 3 sites, Quality Save commissioned the company to install HP M477 FDW multifunction printers…

BIG Partnership serves up PR for Alston Bar & Beef Manchester

Alston Bar & Beef is opening its second UK restaurant in Manchester this autumn and has appointed BIG Partnership to handle PR for the high-profile launch. After BIG delivered a successful launch campaign for the original restaurant in Glasgow, Glendola Leisure approached…

UK business output growth falls to 21-month low

- Manufacturing and services sector output growth below the long-term trend - - Sluggish business output growth indicates possible economic slowdown in Q4 - - BDO Optimism Index reveals firms anticipate a pickup in activity in early 2018 - UK business output…

Growth Hub Support Helps Neon Create Workforce Efficiences and Cut Lead Times

A Bolton-based design firm have reorganised their workforce and improved its lead times following support from Business Growth Hub, part of The Growth Company. Neon Creations was set up in 2005 by husband and wife team Tony and Catherine Spink after Tony…

lllegal immigration and the government’s “hostile environment”

The hostile environment has been an explicit feature of the UK government’s immigration strategy since measures were first introduced under the Immigration Act 2014, during Prime Minister Theresa May’s tenure as Home Secretary.  The basic premise is that, through a number of…

New cross-authority group launches to unite regulatory excellence expertise across Greater Manchester

Business Growth Hub today (Wednesday 1 November) partnered with Greater Manchester’s local authorities, Fire and Rescue Service, and the Federation of Small Businesses, to launch the Greater Manchester Regulatory Centre of Excellence (GMRCE) The GMRCE is a Primary Authority offering that will…

Midshire Shows Tree-Mendous Support for Francise House

Office technology provider Midshire® has been getting festive for local children’s charity Francis House, by building a Christmas tree entirely from office photocopier paper. Constructed using over 300 intricately layered reams of A4 and A3 office paper, the 6.ft 4 ‘tree’ equates…