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Hiring intentions at record high; business output also increases

North West firms’ hiring intentions reach record levels - BDO’s Output Index rises above long-term growth trend The North West is in a strong position as new data published today shows hiring intentions at record levels and business output at its highest…

TINY TABLES FOR LITTLE ANGELS

Local managed print service provider Midshire® is thrilled to announce it is the official technology partner of Birmingham-based charity Libby Mae’s Little Angels. Founded by Charlotte and Richard Sharratt in 2013 after the loss of their beloved new born Libby Mae, the…

Accelerate Places welcomes Fintech PR + content specialists SkyParlour to its Manchester hub

SkyParlour has signed a 2-year deal with Manchester co-working hub Accelerate Places Enticed by the prospect of joining Manchester’s thriving Northern Powerhouse, SkyParlour chose Accelerate Places as its new home, due to the like-minded tech and creative community housed within the co-working…

HALL BROWN CELEBRATES STAFF ‘EXCELLENCE’ WITH FIVE-FOLD PROMOTIONS

One of the country’s fastest-growing family law firms has recognised the contribution played by staff in its meteoric rise with a series of promotions. Hall Brown Family Law has elevated three of its employees to the position of Senior Associate, while two…

Pop goes the Fundraising

Office technology sales and service provider Midshire is set to generate heaps of corny cash flow for Stockport-based NK Theatre Arts by donating a brand-new popcorn machine. Just in time for their 30th anniversary year, the sweet ‘n’ salty snacks will be…

Shoosmiths advises software company on $20m Silicon Valley fundraise

The corporate team at national law firm Shoosmiths has advised Matillion, a fast-growing provider of disruptive cloud-based integration software, in a Series B fundraise of $20m. The company, based in Altrincham, south Manchester and New York City, has brought on board two…

Experts and consumers unite to launch energy efficiency hub

Electricity North West launches the Big Energy Conversation – an online resource aimed at helping people across Britain save money by implementing green practices Following Andy Burnham’s Green Summit on Wednesday 21st March, Electricity North West, the region’s network operator, is launching…

Together appoints new North West regional development director

Specialist lender Together has expanded its professional sector team by appointing Mel Fourie as its new regional development director. Mel, who has nearly two decades of experience in financial services, joins from SME lending platform RateSetter, where she was strategic partnership manager,…

Pendleton’s Performing Arts Department welcomes back two familiar faces

Pendleton Sixth Form College’s Performing Arts Department welcomes back Neil G Bennett as the new Head of ‘The Centre of Excellence for Performing Arts’, and college alumni Joseph Meighan who has been appointed Associate Theatre Director. The department is nationally acclaimed for…

SIBLINGS: MITIGATING INHERITANCE TAX BILLS

Calls by siblings for changes to the law to help them avoid potentially crippling inheritance tax bills continue fall on deaf ears, says private client consultant Carol Cummins from Clarke Willmott LLP. Carol says people who live together in long-term, financially inter-dependent…