Cheshire Media

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The Port Grocery appoints serial entrepreneur Gordon Vickers as its patron

17th April 2019

Community food club The Port Grocery has appointed serial entrepreneur Gordon Vickers as its patron – after a year of rapid growth. The groundbreaking project collects and diverts four tonnes of food – from the likes of Asda, Sainsbury’s and Nandos – from landfill every week. The food is then passed on in the community… Read more »

Mike Cowin, CEO of Touch Biometrix fingerprint sensors

Touch Biometrix secures £2 million funding from Deepbridge Capital

16th April 2019

Touch Biometrix, the disruptive fingerprint technology company, has received a £2million investment from Deepbridge Capital. The Series A funding through the Chester based Deepbridge Technology Growth Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) fund follows initial seed funding of £150,000 last year. Touch Biometrix is developing a new class of fingerprint sensors for application to consumer electronics such… Read more »

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Residents rate Chester care home among best in North West

15th April 2019

New Care’s Grosvenor Manor care home centre on Heath Lane in Chester has been rated among the best in the North West and included in the annual Top 20 Care Homes in the North West of England report by The award is based solely on reviews of the care home written by residents and… Read more »

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Cheshire is the nation’s 2nd safest place to open a business new fire survey reveals

12th April 2019

Over 5,000 fires were attended in offices, warehouses and factories across England and Wales over the past 3 years Bedfordshire is the nation’s most dangerous spot with the highest chance of a workplace fire at 0.65% West Sussex found to be the safest region in England and Wales with only 0.04% of its businesses requiring… Read more »

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Focus-Trust CEO raises over £2900 for Diabetes UK after completing Manchester Marathon

12th April 2019

Helen Rowland, CEO of Focus-Trust, a multi-academy trust with schools based in Greater Manchester, Cheshire and West Yorkshire, has successfully completed the Manchester Marathon and, in doing so, has raised over £2900 for Diabetes UK. Helen completed the 26.2 mile course in the respectable time of 5:25:39 and, as her very first marathon, was delighted… Read more »

High Sheriff Award winners

The High Sheriff’s Awards for Enterprise – winners announced

10th April 2019

More than 300 guests gathered at Chester Racecourse to celebrate the crème de la crème of the region’s business community at the prestigious annual High Sheriff’s Awards for Enterprise. Hosted by the High Sheriff of Cheshire, Alexis Redmond MBE, and the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Chester, Professor Tim Wheeler, the guest speakers during the evening were Roger… Read more »

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Runcorn SOG Group praised as regeneration specialists

9th April 2019

Turnaround of ailing industrial facilities has created “real jobs and real community health”, says ex-minister The team behind the regeneration of two major industrial facilities – in East London and Cheshire – have been praised for their bravery and belief in creating “real jobs, real wages and real community health” for thousands of people. Speaking… Read more »

Philip Young of countrywide ground maintenance receiving award

Cheshire’s Countrywide Grounds Maintenance wins European Business Award

9th April 2019

Philip Young of Countrywide Ground Maintenance Cheshire is celebrating his recent accolade of being named Franchisee of the Year 2019 by Neighbourly, the world’s largest franchisor of home service brands focused on repairing, maintaining and enhancing homes and properties. Philip was presented the award at Neighbourly’s European annual Reunion held in Manchester on Friday 29th… Read more »

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New UK report reveals Macclesfield’s growing affluence

8th April 2019

A new nationwide survey reveals Macclesfield is firmly on the rise when it comes to being entrepreneurial and growing affluence. The town secured top 10 places in league tables showing the ‘most entrepreneurial’ places and ‘growing affluence’ in the UK 2019 Vitality Index of Britain’s largest towns and cities outside London. Macclesfield is ranked second… Read more »

South Cheshire Chamber appoints new chair

8th April 2019

A marketing guru who also ran her own business has taken over as Chair of the South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce. Dr Diane Wright, a long-serving member of the Chamber Board, aims to develop the organisation’s role as an ‘asset integral to the success of local business’ and deliver on its pledge to help promote… Read more »