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Globe trotting top hotelier Adrian Ellis appointed General Manager of the Lowry Hotel

Adrian Ellis, a hotel executive with 24 years’ experience of managing luxury international properties in the UK, Europe and Asia, has been appointed General Manager of the Five Star, The Lowry Hotel, Manchester. Mr Ellis, aged 51, is returning to Manchester for…

MoneySuperMarket appoints Oakwood

MoneySuperMarket has turned to Manchester-based professional services provider, Oakwood Corporate Services, to handle the corporate company secretarial and compliance requirements for all of its group subsidiaries. Across each of the business entities, Oakwood will be providing outsourced company secretarial services as well as…

ERDINGER Alkoholfrei chooses ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon as first UK marathon

The organisers of the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon have announced their partnership with ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, who has chosen the race as its first marathon event in the UK as part of its expanding sponsorship program. The ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon takes place…

HP chooses Midshire as Gold Partner

Moving into 2015, market-leading, independent office technology sales and service provider Midshire has established yet another exciting partnership with a world-leading technology brand. Midshire has become one of only nine select businesses in the UK&I, to train as HP Designjet Production Specialists.…

Manchester house prices to surge

Property consultant JLL says that property prices in Manchester are expected to rise five per cent in 2015 and 26 per cent over the next four years. The research, announced at JLL’s Residential Predictions breakfast seminar on January 22, shows that prices…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…