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Smith & Williamson celebrates second anniversary

Smith & Williamson, the accountancy, investment management and tax group, celebrated the second anniversary of its Manchester office in Spinningfields at a drinks reception for clients and colleagues. The event, which took place at the Museum of Science and Industry last night,…

UHY Hacker Young winners in Wealth & Finance 2015 Business Awards

UHY Hacker Young are delighted to be announced as winners in the Best for Corporate Recovery – UK category in the Wealth & Finance 2015 Business Awards. These awards have been set up to bring together some truly special firms working within…

JLT Specialty appoints Tom Ware into Manchester team

JLT Specialty (JLT), one of the UK's leading insurance brokers, has hired Tom Ware into the national disease claims team, based in its Manchester office. New recruit Ware, joins the Manchester team as a claim broker in the specialist department that was…

Vardags Courts North At Ship Canal House

Bilfinger GVA’s Manchester Agency team has secured a letting at Ardstone Capital’s iconic Ship Canal House, in Manchester City Centre, to Vardags. The divorce and family solicitors, which acts for and against royalty, sports and media celebrities, billionaires and artists in many…

Bags of Success for Beechfield Brands

Fashion accessories firm Beechfield Brands is investing £150,000 as it aims to grow revenues to £25m over the next two years. Beechfield is taking 25,000 sq ft of additional warehouse space and is upgrading its management software systems to improve efficiency and…

Buy-to-let tax changes to hit landlords

Thousands of local landlords are facing a cut in tax relief on loans, potentially forcing them to make substantial changes to their businesses. Landlords who own residential property are to face cuts in tax relief on finance costs, including mortgage interest, with…

Search helps Manchester employers get up to speed on legal changes

A legal seminar is set to take place in Manchester on Tuesday 10th November to prepare business leaders for employment law changes. Organised by recruiter Search Consultancy, the session will equip decision-makers with “need to know” information on legislative changes, allowing them…

Northern SMEs suffering far more aggressive cuts in bank overdrafts than London businesses

• 55% of Northern SMEs have seen overdrafts reduced or withdrawn in last two years • ‘Northern Powerhouse’ growing slower than London economy Northern small businesses are suffering much more aggressive cuts in their bank overdrafts than those based in London, according…

London Calling for SPD After Record Year

A conference and training provider based in Salford is targeting the London market as it seeks to accelerate growth following a record year. Salford Professional Development is rolling out a programme of events in the capital with a combination of training courses,…

Manchester’s young professionals raise £2,500 for youth charities.

Bruntwood’s annual Young Professionals Party returned to Black Dog Ballroom, on Thursday 29th October, to raise money for The Bruntwood Charity, which supports OnSide and The Factory Youth Zone. The 200 strong crowd of young professionals came out to show their support,…