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Buyer leaves Visit England and London life to acquire Rickerby Grange hotel at Keswick in Lake District National Park

Property sold from asking price of £830,000 by real estate advisors Colliers International Philip Nettleton has left life in London and a senior role at national tourism agency Visit England to acquire Rickerby Grange hotel near Keswick in a deal brokered by…

pro-manchester launches new quarterly magazine

Whilst the hard work has been going on behind the scenes to make our new website a success, we have also been finalising plans to launch a new quarterly magazine in May. This 64-page special edition will appear in February, May, August…

Nominations open for 2018 UK Private Business Awards – local firms urged to enter.

Nominations are now open for the 2018 UK Private Business Awards (PBAs), which celebrate the best of UK private businesses and their contribution to communities and the UK economy. Now in their eighth year, the UK Private Business Awards recognise the achievements…

Together presents cheque to Manchester Mind and announces its charities for 2018

Cheadle-based financial services group Together has presented Manchester Mind with a cheque for over £5.5k following its recent fundraising campaign to support the local charity. The funds were raised with a series of events including two golf days, colleague dress down days…

GM Bee Ball to raise funds for victims of Manchester attack

Four detectives who worked on the night of the tragic events in Manchester on 22nd May 2017 are coming together to raise funds for We Love Manchester, the charity funding those injured or affected by the Manchester attack. On 23rd March, they…

High Sheriff extends a personal invitation to celebrate Chinese New Year at a unique event

Join celebrity TV Chef and founder of Randall & Aubin Ed Baines and exclusive champagne house Moet Hennessy as they invite you to a very special gourmet dinner event, Salon Privée. Starting the evening with a flute of Randall & Aubin's finest…

ROLAND DRANSFIELD LANDS PRESTIGIOUS 20 STORIES ACCOUNT WIN

ROLAND Dransfield has been appointed by D&D London to handle PR for the launch of its flagship Manchester restaurant, 20 Stories. The Manchester-based agency, which only launched its consumer division in July last year, fought off intense competition from three other established…

The future of the automotive retail dealer

In recent weeks there has been a real stir regarding the outlook for automotive retailing and the future of dealer networks. This on the back of regular press headlines regarding diesel vehicles, electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles has certainly created some significant…

Skinny Tan partners with Return for paid search

Skinny Tan, the celebrity endorsed fake tan start-up that raised £60,000 on Dragons' Den, has chosen Manchester digital marketing agency Return to take charge of its paid search efforts. Originally from Essex, Louise Ferguson and Kate Cotton founded the brand in 2012.…

Appetite remains strong for cross-border M&A – Deloitte

Investments by North West companies in overseas assets remained stable last year, with 32 transactions completed in the last 12 months, according to Deloitte, compared to 33 in 2016. The business advisory firm’s latest Cross Border Deals Radar, conducted in partnership with…