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Virgin Trains partners with Mental Health Foundation to highlight the importance of mental health

Virgin Trains on the West Coast has joined forces with Mental Health Foundation (MHF) to increase awareness of mental health and wellbeing amongst its customers and 3,400 West Coast employees. The partnership, announced today, will see the West Coast Mainline operator focus…

Leading UK and European patent attorneys Appleyard Lees announces the appointment of Richard Bray and Robert Cumming as partners from 1 April 2016 as part of the firm’s continued expansion

Richard Bray is a patent attorney who specialises in physics, consumer electronics and engineering, working with a wide range of clients from high-growth start-ups to some of the world’s largest global corporations and several leading UK universities, and is a familiar face…

HIGH-FLYING HURST LAUNCHES FLEET OF STOCKTAKING DRONES

Accountancy firm HURST is introducing a fleet of drones to help its auditors undertake stocktaking missions for clients. The initiative is the brainchild of partner Simon Brownbill, and HURST will begin test flights today (April 1). Simon, HURST’s director of practice development,…

Beech Holdings Accelerates to Win Local Press Industry’s LBA Award

Manchester based property developer Beech Holdings has today been crowned the overall winner of the 2016 Local Business Accelerators scheme, battling against local businesses nationwide to win the grand prize of free local newspaper advertising and mentoring from Dragons’ Den star Deborah…

Putting northwest businesses in the spotlight – that’s the Big Idea

UHY Hacker Young team up with Fast Forward Growth to give local businesses a boost Due to popular demand, Manchester based accountants, UHY Hacker Young have extended the deadline for their Big Idea initiative, which supports ambitious North West organisations and individuals…

An Evening with Information Commissioner Christopher Graham

In the latest edition of ‘An Evening with…’ Gordon Burns will be speaking to the UK’s Information Commissioner, Christopher Graham. The event will take place at 6pm on Thursday 19 May at the University of Bolton. Christopher Graham will give attendees an…

VISUALSOFT REPORTS ON SOCIAL SUCCESS

Award winning digital agency Visualsoft has announced the expansion of its in-house social media team, following on from a period of increased growth and statistics showing the growing importance of social media marketing in modern day business. The significant rise in the…

PwC Deal Announcement – MPM Products Limited sold to ECI Partners

The pet lovers behind a cat and dog food recipe that’s also fit for humans have sold a majority stake of their business to private equity firm ECI. PwC Corporate Finance acted as lead advisor to the shareholders of MPM Products Limited,…

Google selects Return On Digital for ‘mini MBA’ style course

The programme was set up by Google to help ambitious agencies achieve growth and hit their full potential. Manchester agency Return On Digital has been chosen by Google to be part of its Google Partner Elevator, a highly coveted programme for high-growth…

Manchester Metropolitan University launches fund for small businesses

Manchester Metropolitan University has launched a small business fund to open up access to university expertise. The initiative, which is provided via the Social Enterprise Investment Fund, aims to encourage small and medium-sized businesses to work with Manchester Met on specific business…