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Shoppers are being encouraged to bring their own containers for meat and fish at Morrisons as the retailer announced a number of measures to reduce plastic pollution on Wednesday (24 May).
Date Published 24/05/2018
The CLA published the first paper of its kind detailing a new mechanism for how a post-Brexit public goods scheme should work for farming and rural businesses as well as...
Tesco is to remove ‘best before’ consumption guidance dates off nearly 70 fruit and vegetable lines in its latest move to help reduce food waste.
Thanks to the technologies of Rochdale-based Holroyd Precision, a major industrial group in Northern China will soon embark on the production of its own range of air ends, helical...
Date Published 23/05/2018
'Concerted action' is to be taken to tackle ammonia from farming by “requiring farmers to invest in the infrastructure and equipment that will reduce emissions”.
Date Published 22/05/2018
Rochdale M&S is to remain open, despite the retailer’s announcement on Tuesday (22 May) that an additional 14 stores will close.
159,000 employees in the North West regularly worked from home last year, according to new analysis published by the TUC today (Friday) to mark National Work from Home Day.
Date Published 18/05/2018
Logistics firm Canute has been sold to Almtone for just £1, according to reports.
Date Published 17/05/2018
A demolition company has been fined after a worker suffered multiple injuries when he was struck by a concrete spandrel panel.
A new Internal sales executive has been appointed by GJD.
More than 20 jobs are at stake after Tetrosyl terminated a five-year contract with Canute distribution earlier this month.
Date Published 16/05/2018
A café on Drake Street will cease trading at the end of May, after more than 10 years of business.
Littleborough-based Alpine Fire Engineers has received an investment boost from private equity fund Core Capital Partners.
Date Published 15/05/2018
PMD Business Finance has appointed Rochdale man, Tom Brown, to its board of directors.
Mr Brown, who is head of direct finance at the firm, joined PMD just over three years ago...
Date Published 14/05/2018
American Express is opening of a new dedicated small business services hub for Greater Manchester and the North-West
With the forthcoming marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Middleton Shopping Centre, invited its retailers to make ‘A Hat Fit for a Royal Wedding'.
Date Published 11/05/2018
Rochdale Training are holding a Welding competition, titled The Weld Cup in memory of Dave Simpson.
Government planning policy is holding back the rural economy because it still fails to adequately reflect that the countryside holds a wealth of opportunity alongside farming.
Walkers Transport has appointed two apprentices at its depot. Sophie Bleakley, 19 from Rochdale and Erica Burns, 20 from Littleborough join Walkers Transport from Rochdale...
Date Published 10/05/2018
A Rochdale businesswoman has been named Entrepreneur of the Year at the English Women’s Awards 2018 after launching a business from her spare bedroom.
A group of hardy staff from Zen Internet - including founder and CEO Richard Tang - will pedal a three-wheel rickshaw from Newcastle to the company’s Rochdale headquarters in May...
Date Published 08/05/2018
European Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development Phil Hogan has accepted UK requests to relax the three-crop rule.
The deal underpinning Rochdale town centre’s new shopping and leisure development, Rochdale Riverside, has been shortlisted for property deal of the year for the North West...
Date Published 03/05/2018
Rochdale’s thriving business scene and regeneration projects are in the running for two top regional awards.
MID Communications’ Middleton business centre, is dumping two employees in the middle of nowhere this Friday 4 May, dressed as their favourite superheroes in order to raise money...
UK service providers signalled a modest rebound in business activity growth following the snow disruptions seen during March.
The CLA has called on Ofcom to present a stronger challenge to mobile network operators on improving 4g coverage in the countryside.
More than £100m has been invested in businesses across Greater Manchester by the Greater Manchester Investment Fund.
Date Published 02/05/2018
Greater Manchester is bearing the brunt of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) branch closures, with around 30 in the area on the list.
EU Fire & Security, the UK’s largest independent fire alarm distributor, has been sold for an undisclosed sum to Newbury Investments, a privately-owned trade buyer.
Date Published 01/05/2018
Environmental concerns are constantly in the news and Engaging Safety Limited took the decision earlier this year to expand their portfolio and are now licenced to deliver the new...
The CLA is the latest industry body to back a UK-wide exemption from the three-crop rule for the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) 2018.
Discount retailer Poundworld is the latest store affected by the high street crisis, with owners considering a rescue deal.
Date Published 27/04/2018
Member states including the UK have voted in favour of a wider ban on the use of neonicotinoids across the EU.
Steve Milnes has been appointed to the Board of Directors of BE Wedge Holdings Ltd, the holding company for Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd and other leading galvanizing businesses...
Date Published 26/04/2018
Rural landowners have welcomed a new government policy to increase the building of more affordable homes in the countryside.
The Rochdale Carpetright store is to remain open following a national rescue deal, which sees the closure of underperforming stores.
Date Published 23/04/2018
While backing the Government’s ambition for a new policy that supports both profitable food production and environmental work, the CLA cautions against a poorly devised transition...
The H Samuel store in Rochdale, Exchange Shopping Centre will be closing on 12 May 2018.
Date Published 20/04/2018
Tariq Hussain, aged 34 of Livesy Street, Rochdale, was fined £600 and ordered to pay £1,999 compensation at Manchester Crown Court, having pleaded guilty to three charges of ...
Almost half of north west tech and digital businesses have had to increase wages above typical levels in order to remain competitive, according to research from independent trade...
The CLA has called on the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) to open its doors immediately to avoid delays in the lead up to the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) 2018 application window...
The North West’s listed companies have witnessed a significant overall decline in their market capitalisations since the turn of the year, with total values falling eight per cent...
Date Published 19/04/2018
Rural businesses still face barriers to housing and economic development in the countryside despite the Government’s attempt to make the planning system more streamlined and...
The Co-op has joined forces with the Quality Food Awards to search for the Small Producer of the Year, 2018.
As many as 88% of business and HR leaders in the UK are working towards improving employee wellbeing, with initiatives no longer seen as a ‘nice to have’, but as an essential...
Date Published 17/04/2018
A new film production organisation was launched at KYP.
Kashmiri Productions UK is a non-profit organisation that will be based at KYP in Rochdale.
Date Published 16/04/2018
Pub operator JD Wetherspoon has closed its Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts for its individual pubs and head office.
Lancashire Farm Dairies has become the first UK yogurt producer to use free range milk in all of its yogurt products, a move that will benefit cows and farmers.
Kingsway Business Park could be home to one of four major logistics hubs which will help deliver Heathrow’s third runway.
Date Published 14/04/2018
Kleeneze Limited, which employs 71 people at its warehouse in Heywood has ceased to trade (Thursday 12 April), and all positions are at risk.
Date Published 12/04/2018
Rochdale-based Precision Technologies Group (PTG) has been named a 2018 Northern Powerhouse Export Champion by the Department for International Trade (DIT).
Date Published 11/04/2018
The Casey Group have been revealed as the employer with the biggest gender pay gap in Rochdale.
The company, which undertakes building construction and refurbishment across the...
EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, has launched the 10th annual Future Manufacturing Awards, designed to find our local unsung manufacturing heroes and outstanding apprentices.
New information shows that mobile network operators are failing to submit planning applications for new mobile phone masts to resolve the coverage in some of the worst served...
Date Published 09/04/2018
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