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Leading Economist Backs Regional Empowerment

Kaletsky argues HS3 to be built before HS2 At Colliers International’s post-election economic forecast, Anatole Kaletsky - famed economist and former business and finance reporter for The Economist, The Financial Times, The Times and Reuters - argued the cause for empowering Britain’s…

Business failures at lowest level since 2007

Insolvencies down to pre-crisis levels, says R3 The number of business insolvencies has fallen for the fourth quarter in a row and is now at its lowest level since 2007, according to figures released today by the government’s Insolvency Service. They show…

Harewood Associates Launches Thistleton Estate

North West property investment company Harewood Associates has launched Thistleton Estate. They are inviting potential investors to buy shares in this latest development offering returns of over 14 per cent. Thistleton Estate sits amongst 200 acres of idyllic countryside in the hamlet…

Focus Insolvency Group opens new regional office in central Manchester

Insolvency and corporate recovery specialists Focus Insolvency Group are delighted to announce the expansion of their existing operations across the UK with the opening of their latest regional office in Manchester. The newest office has been open in the city centre since…

HURST Strengthens Business Services Team

Accountancy firm HURST has strengthened its business services team with the appointment of John Glover as a senior manager. John, 36, has joined HURST from BDO in Manchester. He qualified as a chartered accountant in 2002 and worked at Chantrey Vellacott in…

What next for employment law? Brabners looks at the key trends in the political manifestos

In just over one week the polls will open for voting in what is expected to be one of the hardest fought and hardest to call elections of recent decades. Despite the huge uncertainty on the outcome there are some surprisingly common…

Warrington next for significant economic growth

Property consultant highlights Warrington’s strength for potential expansion Property consultant JLL has today released a national report on the next wave of growth centres for office demand, highlighting Warrington among those set for potential expansion. The third in JLL’s ‘The New Geography…

pro-manchester members exclusive offer for ‘Tax Efficient Investing for Professional Advisers’ event

An extended half day seminar, 16th June at the Bruntwood Tower, Manchester Piccadilly The last few years have been hard on high net worth clients. Reduced lifetime pension allowances, HMRC clawbacks of personal allowances, withdrawals of traditional trust arrangements and a general tightening…

Smith & Williamson bolsters its Manchester tax team

Smith & Williamson, the accountancy and investment management group, has strengthened its Manchester office with the appointment of Karl Rosedale as Director in its private client tax services team. As well as building on the already established sports team, Karl will be…

Corn Exchange identified as top restaurant location in Manchester in research by Colliers International

Refurbished Grade Two Listed building attracts food and beverage sector leading rents of £50 per sq ft Corn Exchange Manchester, the Grade Two Listed building being relaunched as a one of the UK’s leading dining facilities this year, has emerged as the…