Rita Lewis and Gordon Vickers serial entrepreneur

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 »

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 »

sog regeneration specialists

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 »

Mornflake ambassador sponsors of nantwich food festival

Cheshire food festival has all the recipe for success with major sponsor

8th April 2019

Breakfast giant Mornflake will help  create a stir at one country’s biggest celebrations of all things food. The Crewe firm is the main sponsor of Nantwich Food Festival taking place August 30 to September 1 when more than 40,000 visitors are expected. Mornflake’s huge Food Court on the Bowling Green car-park will be filled with… Read more »

new energy plant

Tata Chemicals Europe Agrees £480m for Development of Lostock Sustainable Energy Plant

30th March 2019

Tata Chemicals Europe (TCE) is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with a joint venture formed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and FCC Environment Group for the funding, ownership, construction and operation of the new energy from waste plant (EFW) at TCE’s Lostock manufacturing site in Northwich, Cheshire, while at the same time… Read more »

Carl Pratt Director of Octave Design services

New Business Octave Design Services incredible journey

28th March 2019

Following heart transplant drama of his infant son and birth of twin girls, Carl Pratt’s new business venture at The Heath is going from strength to strength Mechanical Building Services Design Engineer Carl Pratt launched his business Octave Design Services last year and has seen the venture swiftly grow. Carl, 34, had previously worked in… Read more »

Kathryn Hipkins and Lee Williams at new laboratory

Hosokawa Micron opens new state-of-the-art laboratory at Sci-Tech Daresbury

25th March 2019

International process technology company Hosokawa Micron Ltd has launched a new state-of-the-art Technical Innovation Centre and laboratory at leading science and innovation campus Sci-Tech Daresbury. Hosokawa Micron is a specialist in development, manufacture and installation of machines for powder and particle processing. The company has relocated its Hosokawa Technical Innovation Centre to a new laboratory… Read more »

ice cream farm new flavours

The ice cream farm launches new flavours

20th March 2019

The Ice Cream Farm, based just outside Chester, is launching its spring/summer menu with a range of new flavours, as well as the return of some old favourites and you can get 10% off for a limited time! With over 50 flavours of ice cream, no flavour is off limits at The World’s Largest Ice… Read more »

digital skills partnership

Local Digital Skills Partnership announced for Cheshire and Warrington

15th March 2019

Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has been chosen by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) as one of three new Local Digital Skills Partnerships, alongside the South East and Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEPs. The Digital Skills Partnerships are part of an ongoing strategy by government to ensure the… Read more »