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THRIVING NORTH WEST SMES PROMPT FURTHER GROWTH AT TAX CONSULTANT

A growing volume of work for the North West’s small business community has led to further expansion at one of the region’s leading tax consultancies. Enterprise Tax Consultants (ETC) has described how it has recruited another senior advisor to help meet the…

BEEVER AND STRUTHERS PLAYS KEY ROLE IN £250M BOND ISSUE TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR 700 NEW HOMES A YEAR UNTIL 2024

Accountants and business advisors Beever and Struthers provided key financial advice on a major bond issue that raised £250m (£100m retained) to provide 700 new homes a year over the next six years, including 600 affordable units a year. The Manchester-based firm…

Sale of Grange Hotel, Grange over Sands by Colliers International is further evidence of rising international interest in acquiring UK hotels thanks to devaluation of the pound

Grange Hotel, one of the Cumbria’s foremost country house hotels, has been sold from a headline asking price of £4.5m, by the specialist hotels team at real estate advisors Colliers International. Acting on behalf of private owners Hugh and Jenni Rushton, Colliers…

Manchester School of Architecture Announces Final Degree Show

Join Manchester School of Architecture at their final degree show, showcasing the best work from their students this coming June. Information: THU 07/ JUNE 2018 JOBS FAIR Geoffrey Manton Building MMU Rosamond Street West, Manchester M15 6LL 1.30pm - 4pm INDUSTRY PREVIEW…

Return Lands Partnership with Online Fashion Retailer BodyBranded

Fashion retailer BodyBranded has chosen award-winning Manchester digital agency Return to take charge of its organic performance. Specialising in high-fashion underwear, socks and loungewear, BodyBranded offers customers a comprehensive collection of designer products, from household names including Reebok, Ben Sherman and The…

COMPANY VOLUNTARY ARRANGEMENTS (CVAS) UNLIKELY TO SAVE STRUGGLING RETAILERS FROM ADMINISTRATION, ACCORDING TO RETAIL SECTOR RESEARCH BY COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL

Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs) are unlikely to save struggling retailers and other businesses from administration, according to sector leading research by real estate advisors Colliers International. Facing the need to shut sites and reduce rents to keep trading, businesses primarily in retail…

Squire Patton Boggs Advises International Entertainment Corporation on Acquisition of Wigan Athletic Football Club

Squire Patton Boggs is advising on the acquisition by International Entertainment Corporation of Wigan Athletic Football Club from the Whelan family. The transaction is subject to approval from the English Football League and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Founded in 1932, Wigan…

Grenfell Tower tragedy and cyberattacks behind rise in rankings of risk cited by Top 100 PRPs in the UK

Health and safety and IT security are increasingly major issues for social housing providers following the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy and rising tide of cyberattacks, according to the latest Annual Review of Social Housing by accountants and business advisors Beever and Struthers.…

Together delivers another quarter of strong growth and record lending

Together, one of the UK’s leading specialist lenders, has announced strong growth and record levels of lending in its quarterly results to 31 March 2018, as the group’s loan book reached a new high of £2.78bnt. Building on over four decades of…

Fieldfisher’s new Corporate team complete multi million pound deal

Newly arrived Head of Corporate David Bowcock has completed three deals for Fieldfisher’s new Corporate team. Bowcock has followed an 18th acquisition for AIM listed critical maintenance services group Marlowe plc with two additional deals for other clients. A North West based…