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January 31 is cash crunch day for law firms

The few months up to 31 January are a critical time for many law firms in the North West, as they typically face invoices for quarterly rent, VAT and tax deadlines, as well as professional indemnity costs, at a time when income…

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Growth of O2 Centre of Excellence Partner Active Business prompts new appointment

A North West-based technology company has strengthened its team with the appointment of a Sales and Marketing director. Award winning Active Business based in Stockport has appointed Georgie Gardiner who will focus on delivering sustainable growth within the Telecoms and IT marketplace.…

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Local businesses target Tesco

Food and drink businesses in Bolton could soon see their products on the shelves of a major supermarket following the launch of a series of seminars with Business Growth Hub and Bolton Council. The three free seminars are being launched for small…

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Highly successful property triathlon goes north

JLL and The Peel Group have announced a brand new triathlon event which will take place this year on Friday 24 July at MediaCityUK, Salford Quays. The JLL Property Triathlon North, a jointly sponsored event between JLL and Peel, is expected to…

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Work permit prosecution highlights work of enforcement team

This week’s prosecution of Spice Catering Ltd for work permit breaches highlighted the important work of the Department of Economic Development’s team of Inspectors. Mr Mohammed Hoque, a director of Spice Catering Ltd, pleaded guilty to employing people without work permits and…

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The taxman targets solicitors

There are fewer than two months for solicitors to review their affairs following a new HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Solicitors’ campaign being launched. The campaign will offer solicitors, who have not declared all of their income, whether through tax evasion or…

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Help with HR headaches for small businesses

Smaller businesses, which often face a disproportionate level of upheaval if they must defend an employment tribunal, are being given a helping hand by a leading employment law firm. Stephensons Solicitors LLP is responding to the employment law challenges that many small…

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Registration open for Isle of Man Festival of Choirs 2015

The Isle of Man Festival of Choirs is proud to host its fourth Festival of Choirs, which will take place from Friday 16th until Sunday 18th October 2015. From its inception in 2010 the Festival has quickly established itself and is now…

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JLL appointed to £3m Total Fitness redevelopment project

The Manchester-based building consultancy team at property consultant JLL has been appointed to deliver a £3 million redevelopment contract for Total Fitness Health Clubs Ltd. The contract will see JLL project manage the refurbishment of four of the leisure chain’s health clubs…

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Opportunities for the high street estate agent, revealed by Smith & Williamson

The online agency model will eventually do away with high street estate agents, according to nearly half (47%) of respondents in Smith & Williamson’s 12th Annual Property Survey. Smith & Williamson, the accountancy and investment management group, with offices in Manchester, received…