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A number of businesses across Rochdale were left without internet access on Tuesday (28 February) after a civil engineering contractor cut through a core Zen fibre bundle on Richard Street.
Date Published 01/03/2017
A new report underlines the important role UK-based financial and related professional services play in underpinning prosperity in the North West.
Date Published 28/02/2017
North West manufacturers are urging the Chancellor to maintain his focus on driving up productivity and pressing ahead with infrastructure investment in the forthcoming Budget to...
Date Published 27/02/2017
Simon Danczuk, Rochdale’s MP, is backing small businesses on Rochdale’s high streets.
He recently visited Cakes n’ Shakes, a new business on Dale Street, Milnrow, specialising...
Date Published 23/02/2017
Landowners could help reduce the risk of flooding in Littleborough and Rochdale by installing natural flood management measures like tree planting, water features, dams and walls.
Date Published 21/02/2017
Rochdale-based video production company Pixelwave Creative has helped produce a series of educational videos dedicated to helping public sector professionals across the UK better...
Groundwork, a local environmental charity which works within communities facing the greatest challenges, is pleased to announce that Groundwork BBOR has retained Silver level of...
Shops in the Middleton town centre conservation area have been given a facelift.
The businesses around Middleton Gardens and Fountain Street, many of which are in 19th century...
Date Published 20/02/2017
A group of formerly unemployed people from Rochdale are enrolled on a new jobs scheme, which will see them fit smart meters in people’s properties.
Date Published 18/02/2017
The Chancellor has an opportunity at the Spring Budget to reshape the future of the business rates system in England in order to prevent the catastrophic consequences for UK...
Date Published 17/02/2017
The latest Pay Bulletin data from EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, shows that average settlements have gone up, while pay freezes have gone down.
Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is holding a competition for emerging contemporary artists.
Kapil Ranavaya, who runs the Lake Supermarket on Smithy Bridge Road, is concerned about the impact two recent planning applications to open both a Spar and a Co-op will have on...
Date Published 16/02/2017
East and West Healthcare, based in the Hyson Green area of Nottingham, has purchased The Mews – a 50 room care home in Rochdale.
The shops across the Borough of Rochdale will see a collective reduction in their rateable values - used to calculate business rates bills - of £2.87million, representing a fall...
Date Published 15/02/2017
Leading business organisations, the North West Business Leadership Team, the Institute of Directors and the CBI, have come together to agree what good looks like in the world of...
The gender gap in the North’s digital technology sector is continuing to widen, with workforces split 72:28 male to female, compared with a 60:40 split last year, according to the...
Date Published 14/02/2017
Rochdale Online's web development team - RO Web Solutions - has launched a new website for the Well-i-Hole Farm Caravan and Camping site in Greenfield, Saddleworth.
Andrew Longbottom, 54, of Wardle, who tried to blame a ‘man in the pub’ for his illegal cigarette hoard, has been ordered to repay £115,000 or face another 10 months in jail.
Date Published 10/02/2017
Stephen John Greenall, the director of Optima Energy Solutions, which engaged in cold call marketing, has been disqualified for seven years for failing to keep adequate accounting...
Staff from Rochdale-based internet service provider, Zen, will brave the potentially icy temperatures of a February night to raise money for homelessness charity Petrus Community.
Date Published 09/02/2017
Vehicle Concepts, based in the Heywood plans to create new jobs after moving to bigger premises with support from Yorkshire Bank.
Following the release this week of the government white paper on housing and the recent consultation on the Greater Manchester Strategic Framework ahead of May’s mayoral election...
Date Published 08/02/2017
Residential and urban regeneration specialist Sigma Capital has marked the next step in its PRS portfolio, through the launch of a new PRS brand, Simple Life.
Simple Life will...
Boulting Environmental Services (BES) officially opened its new office at Sandbrook Park, Rochdale on 6 February. Previously the business was based at Greenside Way, Middleton.
Date Published 07/02/2017
The Mayor and Mayoress attended the fifth anniversary celebrations at The Rainbow Well-being Centre on Saturday 28 January.
Date Published 06/02/2017
Dr Tony Bannan, 52, received the OBE from HRH The Prince of Wales at an investiture at Buckingham Palace on Friday 27 January.
Date Published 05/02/2017
The leader of the Council, Councillor Richard Farnell, recently met several apprentices at Rochdale Training after 17 apprentices and 11 employers received apprenticeship grants...
GJD has signed an agreement to acquire from Embsec AB, a Swedish R&D house, all of their internet protocol (IP) and laser technology plus all related intellectual property rights.
Oxenwood Real Estate, the UK real estate investor, has acquired Transpennine 200 in Heywood from Curzon Advisers for £8.2 million.
Date Published 03/02/2017
Rochdale Hornets have taken a tour of local businesses within the town, featuring a special guest, as they showed off their League 1 Trophy during a two day event on Wednesday 1...
Date Published 02/02/2017
Michael Stewart is realising a lifelong dream of running his own pub and restaurant taking over the Norden Arms.
After several months of negotiations with the Landlord, he...
Date Published 01/02/2017
New figures show that more new companies over 2,000 new businesses were registered in Rochdale in 2016.
In Greater Manchester, the City of Manchester formed the most new...
Date Published 31/01/2017
Proofings Coated Fabrics Ltd in Littleborough is worried that a spate of vandalism, break ins and theft at their premises could cause a major hazard to the local environment.
Date Published 27/01/2017
Alex Davies, Research Analyst at Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, says the Supreme Court’s ruling that Parliament and not ministers must approve the decision for the UK to...
Date Published 24/01/2017
The Government has published its response to the Efra Select Committee's Future flood prevention report.
Labour’s Candidate for Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham, has responded to the Prime Minister’s Industrial Strategy announcement saying there is a gap between the rhetoric...
Date Published 23/01/2017
Commenting on the Government’s new Industrial Strategy, launched by the Prime Minister today, John Williams, Head of ACCA UK said: "Government intervention to address faltering...
Rural businesses must play a full part in the delivery of the Government’s new Industrial Strategy to ensure the promise of opportunity and growth spread evenly across the country...
Rural business leaders have called on MPs to back a new seasonal workers scheme which allows migrant workers access to vital jobs across the rural economy.
Date Published 21/01/2017
Springhill Hospice was presented with a cheque for £80,000 by Morson Group at a luncheon event on Thursday (19 January).
Joining Springhill Hospice were representatives of the...
Date Published 20/01/2017
Emma King, who runs Lola Ashleigh florists on Oldham Road, is appealing for help after her business was broken into again during the early hours of Tuesday morning, 17 January.
Heywood will benefit from over 100 new jobs after Kleeneze signed a £1.2m funding agreement with Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) to open a new warehouse, fulfilment,...
The Bird at Birtle has been given a low food hygiene rating following a Food Standards Agency inspection in December, but owner Andrew Nutter insists this was purely down to...
Family owned and run Swansway Motor Group, which has a Honda Dealership on Queensway, has been shortlisted for five awards at the motor industry AM Awards.
Love My Cleaner, a new family run business offering home cleaning services, has won a year of free accountancy from TBD Chartered Accountants.
Date Published 19/01/2017
TMST Shoes and Accessories is the latest business to take advantage of Rochdale’s unique business rates discount to open up on Yorkshire Street.
MW Roofing (NW) Ltd, a roofing contractor, has been fined after putting the lives of two employees at risk whilst working at height without protection against falls.
Date Published 17/01/2017
Walkers Transport in Rochdale, part of Palletways, Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network, has received a runner up Volume Growth Sales Award from...
Commenting on Theresa May’s speech today, Terry Scuoler, CEO of EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, said: “The Government must now work tirelessly to deliver a comprehensive new...
The CLA has reacted after the Prime Minister set out three key positions on UK Brexit policy on Tuesday (17 January).
The latest Global Economic Conditions Survey from ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and the IMA (the Institute of Management Accountants) suggests that...
Throughout 2016 an extra six hundred and sixty children and their carers attended a Circus Starr performance thanks to Swansway Motor Group.
Date Published 13/01/2017
The South Pennines Leader programme has a budget of £1,286,000 available to help support a range of business enterprises in the South Pennines area. Applications are now being...
Supply of new affordable homes across the countryside has remained static as local authorities continue to ignore the potential of Rural Exception Sites, says the CLA.
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