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Northern SMEs suffering far more aggressive cuts in bank overdrafts than London businesses

• 55% of Northern SMEs have seen overdrafts reduced or withdrawn in last two years • ‘Northern Powerhouse’ growing slower than London economy Northern small businesses are suffering much more aggressive cuts in their bank overdrafts than those based in London, according…

London Calling for SPD After Record Year

A conference and training provider based in Salford is targeting the London market as it seeks to accelerate growth following a record year. Salford Professional Development is rolling out a programme of events in the capital with a combination of training courses,…

Manchester’s young professionals raise £2,500 for youth charities.

Bruntwood’s annual Young Professionals Party returned to Black Dog Ballroom, on Thursday 29th October, to raise money for The Bruntwood Charity, which supports OnSide and The Factory Youth Zone. The 200 strong crowd of young professionals came out to show their support,…

Brabners advises Restore on latest acquisition

Commercial law firm Brabners has advised office services provider Restore plc on the acquisition of the records management business of Wincanton plc for a consideration of approximately £55.7 million. Restore is an AIM-listed company with North West facilities in Middleton, Manchester, Leigh…

Entrepreneurs ‘must rethink their exit strategy’

Entrepreneurs could be holding back the growth of their business and jeopardising their long-term financial security by retaining full ownership of their company until retirement, according to Enterprise Ventures. It wants to encourage more owner-managers to consider a two-stage exit process by…

Pannone Corporate boosts client base with new wins

Manchester law firm Pannone Corporate has continued to add to its growing client base. The firm has been appointed by DHL Express UK to act on litigation and debt recovery matters and the corporate recovery team has won a place on the…

Vp plc acquire Test & Measurement for £3.95m

    Vp plc, the equipment rental specialist, today announced the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Test & Measurement Hire Group Ltd (“Test & Measurement”) for a total consideration of £3.95m. Test & Measurement is engaged in the hire…

ARBUTHNOT LATHAM NORTH WEST STRENGTHENS TEAM

Following the recent round of appointments including that of Richard Moore, Jacqui Slack-Davidson and Andrew Waters, Arbuthnot Latham in the North West has announced today the appointment of Alastair Cobley as a Private Banker. Alastair joins Arbuthnot Latham from Investec and takes…

FireCask turns two on the 5th November!

FireCask turns two on the 5th November, the same day as Director, and future pro-manchester committee member Anna’s 30th birthday! 2015 has been a busy year for the agency starting with their move to the prestigious (and former pro.manchester home!) Manchester Club…

Exciting Transformation Works Begin at Salford City College

Salford City College is delighted to announce that a number of new and exciting changes to our estate have now begun, ready for our new students starting in September 2016. The changes will ensure that we update our facilities to provide students…