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Apprenticeships Not In Short Supply In Greater Manchester

According to a new report published by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) on behalf of the Local Government Association (LGA), the apprenticeship system is struggling to cope with demand as figures suggest there were around 11 applicants for every vacancy. …

County’s Community Foundation Present Signed Shirt to Official Kit Sponsor

The North West’s leading office technology sales and service provider welcomed Stockport County Community Foundation to their Bredbury office for an end of season review. Midshire Northern has now been Stockport County Community Foundation’s official kit sponsor a whole season and in…

Innovative Beard Cap Is Created For The Bearded Nation

Virgin Trains has launched an innovative swim cap for bearded men – the Beard Cap - which will be trialled with customers competing at the Great North Swim, Lake Windermere, June 12 – 14, 2015. The unique Lycra prototype extends down to…

Event: ‘Emergence and Innovation in Strategic Management’ at Manchester Business School

This inaugural lecture, which is part of MBS’ 50th anniversary celebrations, will present an alternative synthesis to the view of strategy that dominates the field today.  The lecture will address the concept of entrepreneurial intentionality – strategy as direction taking and will…

Accountants And Business Advisors Beever And Struthers Appointed By Labware Ltd

Specialist laboratory informatics provider Labware Ltd has appointed accountants and business advisors Beever and Struthers to provide audit, accounts, payroll and taxation services. Labware Ltd, based in Altrincham, Greater Manchester, is the UK division and regional headquarters for Europe, Middle East and…

Virgin Trains Champions Local Suppliers in New First Class Menu

Virgin Trains has unveiled a new menu for First Class which features regionally sourced food from suppliers and producers on its West Coast route. Available Monday to Friday on all services on the route, the new menu reflects the company's commitment to…

Football in the City – Round 2

Football in the City : Uniting businesses through five-a-side  We’re delighted to announce our 2nd corporate five-a-side tournament of 2015. Our aim is to unite the business community in a quarterly competitive football tournament which will enable a team of football loving employees…

Exclusive This Morning tour and Lunch with the Queen of Eastenders up for grabs at Harewood Associates Charity Auction

Have you ever wanted to grace through the studio for This Morning and meet the charming Irish man that is Eamonn Holmes? Sit on that famous couch? Eat lunch with the Queen of Eastenders or get your hands on some signed football…

Business Growth Hub launches Let’s Do This campaign

Business Growth Hub has launched its ‘Let’s Do This’ campaign, which aims to bring expertise, skills and advice to SMEs across Greater Manchester. The campaign will help to raise awareness about the extensive support offered by the Hub across the 10 local…

Smith & Williamson appoints new National Head of Sport

Smith & Williamson, the accountancy and investment management group, continues to grow and expand its North West service offering, with the appointment of Roy Baldwin as National Head of Sport. Roy has many years’ experience in the firm’s established sports team.  He…