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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
Crimble Hall and its two restaurants, The Conservatory and The Peacock Room, has been bought by Crimble Properties Ltd as a going concern.
Date Published 05/04/2018
Mohammed Asif Din was struck off on 1 March, following a decision to prosecute before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.
Date Published 03/04/2018
Rochdale and Bury based Co-op Funeralcare embalmer, Rachel Carline, has been appointed as the Chairwoman for the North West division of The British Institute of Embalmers (BIE).
Date Published 29/03/2018
Greater Manchester’s GC Business Growth Hub, part of the Growth Company, has announced details of its latest business development initiative designed specifically for SMEs,...
North West business owners are fearful as the UK national minimum wage rises on 1 April.
A watershed moment in the CLA’s long-running campaign to end the digital discrimination against rural homes and businesses has been reached after a law enacting a legal obligation...
Date Published 28/03/2018
Mayor Ian Duckworth, accompanied by Mayoress Christine Duckworth, cut the ribbon at a new Rochdale food company on Tuesday (27 March).
Date Published 27/03/2018
Confidence among small North West firms has recovered against a backdrop of lower inflation, progress on Brexit talks and a positive Spring Statement, according to the latest...
Logistics specialist Walkers Transport has teamed up with Rochdale LGV Driver Training to deliver a new training programme for external drivers.
Farmers and landowners fed up with dealing with the aftermath of fly-tipping in the countryside are calling for a concerted campaign to educate householders not to use illegal...
Date Published 26/03/2018
Speculation has arisen regarding the future of the Claire’s store in Rochdale after the parent company in the US filed for bankruptcy protection.
Date Published 22/03/2018
Mantra Learning, Middleton and Stagecoach Manchester Middleton Depot have been given awards by Transport for Greater Manchester’s (TfGM’s) Travel Choices team for encouraging...
Fabdance opened its new premises in the former Co-op building on Rooley Moor Road on Friday (16 March).
A Middleton children’s day nursery located in the listed Edgar Wood building in Middleton will celebrate its 10th birthday on Saturday (24 March).
A number of Carpetright stores could close as the retailer has revealed plans which allow the closure of underperforming stores.
Working age poverty in the North West has barely fallen since 2010/11, despite regional unemployment falling significantly, a TUC analysis of new official poverty figures...
A new Rochdale food company has created a '170 calorie pizza' - to tackle obesity.
The pizza, named the 'Lo-Dough Ham and Mushroom Slimmer' is thought to be the lowest calorie...
Date Published 20/03/2018
Crimble Hall, which includes the glamorous Peacock Room, the Conservatory Restaurant & Grill and the Secret Garden, has been sold.
Miriam Unsworth, an Ellen Smith Tours driver, has been nominated as the 2018 Coach Driver of the year.
The SME National Business Awards have been launched.
Commenting on the agreement between the UK and EU for a transition phase, Alex Davies, Research Analyst at Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, said: “Businesses will, on the...
CLA President Tim Breitmeyer gave BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme a tour of his farm in Cambridgeshire last week, to explain the implications for British agriculture of a ‘hard...
A new 'Budgens at Shell' store, located at the Shell Eagle on Queensway, Rochdale, has opened.
Date Published 16/03/2018
A reward has been offered for information leading to conviction after a window was smashed at a popular Norden barber shop.
Date Published 15/03/2018
The Administrators of P W Greenhalgh & Co Limited, based in Newhey, have completed the sale of the business and certain assets to Redwood Group Holdings Limited.
A Rochdale company and contractor have been prosecuted after failing to prevent exposure of workers and others to asbestos whilst cleaning an asbestos cement roof.
Farm businesses and rural communities will face serious financial consequences if the Government presses ahead with severe cuts to farm payments post-Brexit, the CLA is set to...
April is a busy month for most businesses, with the start of a new financial year creating accounting and reporting requirements for many. Alongside this, key developments in...
The Nationwide Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (GBVS) will provide vouchers worth up to £3,000 for a small or medium sized business or £500 to residents to help with the costs of...
A Rochdale businesswoman has been nominated for her first award since opening her recycling plant last year.
Date Published 14/03/2018
The former post office building in Rochdale town centre is set to re-open this weekend as a café, restaurant and bar.
Dunnes Stores in Heywood is set to close on St Patrick’s Day (Saturday 17 March).
The Irish retail chain is understood to be lacking in business, and is believed to be pulling...
Lake Garage in Smithy Bridge is set to close after 65 years of business on Friday (16 March).
Date Published 13/03/2018
Chas Roy-Chowdhury, Head of Tax at ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), says the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Spring Statement was disappointing.
Local independent businesses set up shop at Rochdale Exchange Shopping Centre on Saturday, with everything from handmade jewellery and personalised gifts to children’s clothing...
Rural businesses and communities have been given a boost after the Government announced an extension to permitted development rights that allow farmers to increase the size of...
The extra £12M Rochdale council is spending to fix the roads should go to local firms, says Milnrow and Newhey Labour councillor Neil Butterworth.
Date Published 12/03/2018
Ofcom has announced a consultation into improving mobile coverage by seeking proposals for coverage obligations in the award of the 700 MHz spectrum band.
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