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Mike Emmerich to leave New Economy to start new business

One of the driving forces behind Greater Manchester’s devolution deal is starting another company that will help other cities follow in Manchester’s footsteps. Mike Emmerich will leave New Economy at the end of the month following an 8-year stint as chief executive.…

Business Growth Hub cooks up ‘Recipe for Success’

Greater Manchester’s Business Growth Hub has successfully delivered a growth programme that has helped to get five local food and drink businesses onto the shelves of Tesco supermarkets. The Hub’s ‘Recipe for Success’ event consisted of a series of free seminars to…

Beever and Struthers: Spring Budget Statement 2015

George Osborne has presented his sixth Budget and we have summarised the most significant changes and outlined the likely impact on the average tax payer. Budgets probably don’t win or lose elections on their own – but in an election year, the…

Skills for Business Awards confirms Justin Moorhouse as this year’s host

Following its hugely successful inaugural event in 2014, this year, home-grown Mancunian comedian, Justin Moorhouse, will be presenting The Skills for Business Awards on Wednesday 1st July at The Point, Lancashire Cricket Club. The awards are a celebration of the growth and…

Budget: Manchester devolution will allow business districts to continue to thrive

Mark Burgess, managing director of Capital Properties, comments: “The move to give Greater Manchester 100 per cent of additional growth in business rates will provide a boost to the city as it looks to cement its place as the UK’s second city…

Budget 2015: Reactions from Smith and Williamson

Individuals: winners look to be lower to middle income earners Winners look to be lower to middle income earners. The prospect of raises in the income tax threshold,  increase in the marriage allowance, upping of the 40% tax threshold not to mention…

The Search is on to find Manchester’s next leaders

Youngsters from across Manchester faced a den of dragons on Friday 6 and Friday 13 March as they pitched business ideas to a panel of North West leaders. Held at recruitment specialist, Search Consultancy’s Manchester city centre offices, ten groups of 12…

Colliers International comment on Budget

RATING Adam Burke, Director of Rating at the North West office of real estate advisors Colliers International in Manchester, said: ”There was nothing in the Budget for struggling high streets paying business rates on historically high rateable values.  A fiscally neutral business…

KMP work with Aberdeen Airport to build CMS and mobile responsive technology

We’ve partnered with Aberdeen International Airport to create a new responsive website that works across mobile, tablet and desktop, based on the Umbraco CMS. Aberdeen engaged us to port over their existing site onto a more modern platform that would allow faster, more…

Manchester office market leading among regional cities

Manchester’s office market led the way among the ‘Big Six’ regional cities in 2014 according to new research from property consultant JLL. A total of 28 deals above 10,000 sq ft were completed in Manchester last year - more than Birmingham, Bristol,…