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Hassan Iqbal, from Rochdale, is a young entrepreneur who has has worked with Unicef to support young people in developing countries in the latest chapter of his journey as a young entrepreneur.
Date Published 19/01/2019
Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland customers across the country are currently unable to make payments from their online accounts on Friday (18 January).
Date Published 18/01/2019
A free scheme to recycle plastic contact lenses - worn by 3.7 million UK residents - is being rolled out in opticians across the UK this week, including Boots Opticians in...
Date Published 17/01/2019
Transport for the North has announced Jeremy Bloom, a senior industry leader with 28 years of experience, as Strategy and Programme Director.
A new café has opened at the former Wells Bakery on Oldham Road in Welfield on Friday (11 January).
Swansway Motor Group, which owns Swansway Honda Rochdale on Queensway recently donated over £4,300 to Circus Starr, a unique social enterprise.
Date Published 16/01/2019
Five local eateries have been awarded the maximum five-stars for food hygiene in the most recent inspections in December.
The Rochdale branch of Marks and Spencer is not one of the latest stores the retailer has earmarked for closure.
Date Published 15/01/2019
Rochdale’s outdoor market will no longer trade on a Friday, due to 'low trader numbers'.
Sports apparel retailer JD Sports has enjoyed a robust sales growth, despite tough high street conditions.
A well-loved chippy owner from Kirkholt delivered and served free fish and chips to a local nursing home on 3 January.
Date Published 12/01/2019
An independent travel agency has opened its doors in Rochdale.
Date Published 11/01/2019
Ditching meat and dairy has never been easier, thanks to the first of two free vegan taster nights at Veggie Vixen, Littleborough’s first plant-based café, on Thursday (10...
Littleborough florist ‘The Flower and the Glory’ will be closing for business on Saturday (12 January).
Date Published 10/01/2019
GJD hits the ground running in 2019 with the appointment of Jason Hill as the company’s Commercial Director.
Local people in the borough of Rochdale are being urged to come forward with their business ideas as part of a new scheme aimed at inspiring future entrepreneurs.
The Baum has today (8 January) been taken over by new management.
Jon Hudson has left his post as general manager of the Flying Horse Hotel as he takes on a new role as landlord...
Date Published 08/01/2019
Leading discount retailer Home Bargains has introduced a weekly quiet hour to create a calmer environment for shoppers with autism.
Rochdale shoppers have helped raise more than £2,400 for Springhill Hospice and Manchester Children’s Hospital when visiting Santa and his Grotto at Rochdale Exchange Shopping...
In the wake of substantial growth, AST Hampsons Bury Office is relocating to bespoke offices at Waterfold Business Park, founded in 1852 AST Hampsons has offices in both Bury and...
Date Published 06/01/2019
A New Year and a new café comes to the Middleton Shopping Centre.
Café Salento, opens in the Centre on Monday (7 January). Inspired by their homeland Salento in Southern Italy,...
Date Published 04/01/2019
Mayor Mohammed Zaman cut the ribbon and declared a new travel agent officially open on Milkstone Road, Rochdale on Wednesday 2 January.
Date Published 03/01/2019
Business confidence in the North West bucked the UK trend, holding steady during December. The latest Business Barometer from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking found that, while...
Date Published 02/01/2019
Many UK businesses are risking penalties by failing to adhere to GDPR legislation. A survey of 1,002 UK workers in full or part-time employment has revealed that an incredible 64%...
Menswear retailer Greenwoods has closed its doors in Rochdale centre just weeks after a welcome return to the high street, as the company appears to have gone into liquidation.
Date Published 30/12/2018
From gender pay gap reporting to widespread claims of workplace sexual harassment, 2018 has been a busy year in employment law.
Buyout volumes in the Northern private equity market remained strong in 2018, despite a £6.6bn reduction in values following a record 2017 in which the region completed a number...
Date Published 29/12/2018
Family-owned Swansway Honda Rochdale has been off on Swansway Santa patrol donating gifts to Safenet Rochdale Women’s Refuge.
Date Published 24/12/2018
Fifteen local businesses answered the call to support the RBH Community Christmas Fund to provide festive extras for over 160 adults and children in the Rochdale area.
Date Published 21/12/2018
Spending on research and development (R&D) by UK businesses has stagnated since the EU referendum and needs a major boost to hit the Government’s target of 2.4% GDP by 2027,...
The annual stability check carried out by the Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) has brought good news for RBH, who have retained their positive ratings for governance and...
Date Published 19/12/2018
An exciting new partnership is helping to bring more rugby fun to the children of Rochdale as housebuilder Russell Homes is to sponsor Rochdale Hornets for the next two years.
More than 8 in 10 companies in Greater Manchester could be eligible for Research and Development (R&D) tax relief on new products and services but less than half of them have ever...
The Rochdale town centre, Milkstone and Deeplish neighbourhood policing teams have set up a mobile instant messaging group as part of their ongoing Shop Watch scheme for police...
Haulage and logistics company James Nuttall (Transport) Limited has opened a secure state-of-the-art storage facility in refurbished warehousing at its Rochdale headquarters.
Date Published 18/12/2018
A furniture store on Roch Valley Way has reopened for business.
Date Published 17/12/2018
Statistics for the 2018 harvest period revealed this week by leading rural insurer NFU Mutual, expose the extent of fire devastation caused by the hot summer and early harvest for...
GJD celebrated its 10th year of partnership with Traders Warehouse Security Distribution. This decade long partnership has delivered outstanding security solutions across the UK.
Euro Options, an IT company based in Littleborough, made a generous donation of ten new bikes to local cared for children in the borough.
Date Published 14/12/2018
Pay packets are worth over £100 a week less in some parts of the North West than in 2008, according to new analysis published by the TUC.
Leading car care manufacturer Tetrosyl has hit back at claims that its distribution centre in Castleton is being used to store dangerous chemicals.
The success of the Northern Powerhouse will depend on the skills of our workforces. An ageing workforce is creating a significant skills gap with “almost half of engineering...
Date Published 12/12/2018
M&Y Maintenance and Construction has donated £200 worth of winter essentials to homelessness charity, Petrus Community.
M&Y Maintenance and Construction, based in St Helens,...
Rochdale Training has recently celebrated the success of its apprentices at its 49th Awards celebration.
Date Published 07/12/2018
GJD’s longest serving staff member, Chris Moore, celebrated 30 years of service and was presented with a long-service award to recognise and celebrate his long service at GJD on...
More than 2,600 Tesco stores across the UK, including Rochdale, took part in the annual Tesco Food Collection from Thursday 29 November to Saturday 1 December, encouraging...
Date Published 06/12/2018
Elliott Absorbent Products Ltd in Littleborough have invested £1.25 million in a state-of-the-art factory and new sealed edge pad machine, building on their previous success of...
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has called for more transparency around preparations currently being drawn up as part of a Clean Air Plan in Greater Manchester. The plan,...
It was a busy weekend at Rochdale Exchange, when both Santa and the annual Small Business Saturday arrived at the centre and both proved very popular.
GJD is very pleased to announce it has been shortlisted as a UK OSPA 2019 finalist in the Outstanding Equipment Manufacturer category. Winners will be announced at an evening...
Date Published 03/12/2018
A Rochdale-based hairstylist has won an award for Best Hairstylist at the 2018 Oracle Awards.
Date Published 05/12/2018
A sales graduate working for Howarth Timber & Building Supplies has recently been named Rising Star of the Year at the 2018 British Excellence in Sales Management Awards (BESMA),...
Date Published 04/12/2018
Middleton celebrated Small Business Saturday by holding a Christmas Window Dressing Competition.
A successful launch party was held for Littleborough’s first plant-based café on Monday (3 December).
A Rochdale couple have successfully won an industrial tribunal against their employer for unfair dismissal.
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