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Accountants and business advisors Beever and Struthers appointed by kitchen, bedroom and bathroom manufacturer J & J Ormerod PLC

Leading kitchen, bedroom and bathroom manufacturer J & J Ormerod (JJO) plc has appointed accountants and business advisors Beever and Struthers to provide audit and company tax advice and services. J & J Ormerod was founded in 1876 and has grown into…

Secure Trust Bank reads the signs

Secure Trust Bank Commercial Finance has provided start-up business, MBM Display and Digital Limited, with a £50,000 invoice discounting line to support the acquisition of Tell Tale Signs. The Lancashire-based company manufactures signs and offers advertising solutions to local businesses in the…

Former students sign Oldham College’s first Social Media Apprentice

The 9th - 13th March is National Apprenticeship Week, former Oldham College students Luke Greaves, Danny Mills and Mike Lane, who set up successful creative design agency, Northplanet, signed up Oldham College's first social media apprentice. Elliot Collymore is the first social…

The Cosy Club to launch at Manchester’s new dining quarter

The Cosy Club, which offers informal casual dining, drinking and lounging, is to open its first restaurant in Manchester, at the historic Corn Exchange. Loungers, operators of Cosy Club, is investing £850k to create a quirky, eccentric and playful space, that will…

Shen Yun at The Lowry

The spectacular Chinese classic dance by the world renowned Shen Yun from New York comes to the Lowry on 31 March. Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you through 5,000 years of…

Minister highlights support for improving skills and reducing unemployment

The Minister for Economic Development Laurence Skelly MHK today highlighted the support that his Department provides to improve skills and reduce unemployment. Minister Skelly said: ‘We are committed to job creation, job security and developing a highly skilled workforce for the Isle…

HURST appoints new Marketing Manager

Accountants and business advisers HURST has recruited Claire Briars as marketing manager. Claire, aged 37, who lives in Warrington, has a post-graduate diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a degree in retail marketing. Before joining HURST, she worked at BT…

North West SMEs need to consider alternative finance to grow

Innovative SMEs in the region must be open to alternative sources of finance if they are to grow their businesses and help drive the economic recovery, according to finance experts. Recent statistics show that SMEs are finding it significantly more difficult than…

Business Growth Hub brings Animation Toolkit to life

Animation Toolkit, a global supplier of animation products which counts Disney and Dreamworks among its client base, has teamed up with Greater Manchester’s Business Growth Hub to enhance its portfolio and boost its performance. The Manchester-based business has created a successful range…

12 years at the top for Mills & Reeve

Leading national law firm Mills & Reeve has made The Sunday Times’ prestigious 100 Best Companies to Work For list for a record twelfth year running. The firm, which employs almost 890 people across its six offices, has been named as one…