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Just Costs Solicitors appoints new Associate and Costs Advocate

Just Costs Solicitors has appointed commercial litigation specialist Alex Bagnall as an Associate and Costs Advocate. Alex, who is based at the firm’s Manchester head office, joins Just Costs from Lawlords where he was Head of Commercial Litigation Costs.  Before Lawlords, Alex spent…

New appointment for JLL planning team

The Manchester planning and development team at property consultant JLL has appointed Bernadette Woods as a Senior Planner. Bernadette joins the team from Indigo Planning and has over six years’ experience managing appraisals, development plan representations, applications and appeals for strategic residential,…

Manchester based IT cloud services company, IT Farm, celebrates 10 year anniversary in 2015

2015 promises to be a landmark year for local IT cloud services company, IT Farm. The company was founded in 2005 by former enterprise IT professionals James Huntington and Danny Walker with a remit to introduce corporate-grade IT processes, disciplines and methodologies…

North West corporates inject over £2bn overseas

North West corporates injected more than £2bn into overseas businesses in 2014 and the volume of deals increased by 15 per cent, according to research from Deloitte. The business advisory firm’s North West Cross Border Deals Radar revealed that there were 39…

Businesses face losing five years of refunds on business rates thanks to looming deadline for appeals of 1st April 2015

Businesses face losing out on five years of refunds on their business rates because of the Government’s controversial imposition of a looming deadline for appeals, warn real estate advisors Colliers International. Adam Burke, head of rating at the North West office of…

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…