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1 in 5 Brits will start their Christmas shopping in the January sales

● New survey reveals shoppers will be hitting the January sales in preparation for Christmas 2016 ● Clothing, jewellery and electrical items are 2016's hot ticket items ● Over 20% of Brits say they’re sceptical when it comes to the value for…

Social Enterprise, Women on Boards, to hold event with PwC encouraging more women to take up senior roles across the region

Social Enterprise, Women on Boards, to hold event with PwC encouraging more women to take up senior roles across the region PwC, in partnership with Women on Boards UK, is hosting a number of events in Leeds and Manchester this coming February.…

New partner hire boosts Brabners’ housing & regeneration team

Commercial law firm Brabners has expanded its housing & regeneration team with the appointment of Peter Barlow as Partner. A skilled property lawyer, Peter will be spearheading the housing and regeneration team in Manchester. He was previously a senior equity partner at…

Colliers further strengthens Building Surveying and Project Management team in the North

Colliers International has hired John Brannigan as an associate director to join its growing Building Surveying and Project Management team. John joins Colliers from Bilfinger GVA where he spent 11 years as a chartered surveyor, specialising in project management, contract administration, project…

Building resilience – how employers can help to tackle stress through progressive workplace practices

This event features three leading national experts in this field: Dr Paul Litchfield, Chief Medical Officer at BT plc, Oliver Heath, TV presenter and industry expert in the field of sustainable architecture and biophilic design and Sir Cary Cooper, Professor of Organizational…

Enterprise Ventures companies AIM high with £86m raised in 2015

Businesses backed by the SME investor Enterprise Ventures raised over £86m on AIM in 2015 - demonstrating the quality of its maturing, early stage portfolio which started with equity or loan investment from Enterprise Ventures. Enterprise Ventures now has eight listed companies…

From bootstraps to buyout and protecting your dream on the journey between.

When starting out in business we all know that every penny counts and legal advice can often be a cost your business just can’t afford. However, making sure your new venture has the right foundations doesn’t have to be complicated or costly…

The Workplace Challenge goes live: Get Fit in 2016!

GreaterSport are delighted to announce that the Workplace Challenge is back live for 2016. Get your workplace involved now! GreaterSport are here to help people get fit and to get Greater Manchester moving. The 2016 Workplace Challenge is a great way to…

Wilson Gunn present to East Midlands Packaging Society

This month, Wilson Gunn Senior Associate, Ben Appleton, will present to the East Midlands Packaging Society and the Nottingham and Derby Branch of the International Clay Technology Association, advising on Intellectual Property protection. Ben spent a number of years as in-house counsel…

How will the ‘cocktail’ of economic risks affect the North West?

Chris Robertson, partner and head of plc activity at Deloitte in the North West, said: “While the Chancellor’s ‘cocktail of economic risks’ comments and the slow-down in China appear alarming on the surface, businesses should approach this rationally. The principal drivers of…