The team at the official opening of the new MKM Chester branch into Chester

20 new Jobs into Chester thanks to MKM building supplies

6th March 2018

MKM Building Supplies has officially opened its new branch in Chester. The move brings 20 jobs into Chester. MKM Chester is the builders’ merchant’s 52nd branch, as well as its sixth in the North West. The new branch contains the MKM brand’s renowned product portfolio, including building supplies, timber, plumbing, heating and more. As with several… Read more »

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IoD Announces Cheshire Finalists in its Prestigious Director of the Year Awards

5th March 2018

The Institute of Directors (IoD) in the North West has announced its 2018 Director of the Year shortlist following a record number of entries this year. Over 100 directors applied or were nominated, representing the very best in leadership from our outstanding North West regional businesses and as a celebration of their success and achievement… Read more »

A new ‘industrial revolution’ declared at art and technology collaboration event at Macclesfield Town Hall

28th February 2018

“We are currently living through an industrial revolution” – that was the declaration of Siemens’ learning and development head speaking at an exhilarating digital and art showcase at Macclesfield Town Hall. Dave Thomas, based at technology giant Siemens’ Congleton site, was among an array of influential industry experts at ‘CONVERGENCE’, a digital arts event developed… Read more »

Martina Collins, Sales & Marketing Director for Countryside with Chris Farrow, chairman of the Ellesmere Port Development Board

Building so much more than homes in Ellesmere Port

27th February 2018

Martina Collins, Sales & Marketing Director for Countryside with Chris Farrow, chairman of the Ellesmere Port Development Board New homes, boost to healthcare and thousands of jobs sustained With more than 2,000 new homes planned in Ellesmere Port, the wider economic benefits that house building brings to communities are being highlighted. The Ellesmere Port Development… Read more »

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Pioneering Fairerpower Energy Scheme Looks For New Supplier Partners

26th February 2018

The Fairerpower energy scheme was established by Cheshire East Council and is now looking for new partners to tender for its existing and additional energy market sectors. Since 2014, Fairerpower has sought to reduce fuel poverty by offering competitive prices with high levels of customer care. It has attracted nearly 9,000 customers to date and… Read more »

Chester granted Purple Flag status

Chester granted prestigious Purple Flag status at national awards ceremony

19th February 2018

(From left to right) Nick Bailey, Assistant Chief Constable at Cheshire Police; Dr Sean Dunkin, Director of Student Futures at the University of Chester; Councillor Louise Gittins, cabinet member for communities and wellbeing at Cheshire West and Chester Council; Frank Marnell, chairman of Chester Pubwatch; and Carl Critchlow, BID Manager at CH1ChesterBID. Year-long campaign led… Read more »

Richard Bamber, Managing Partner at Anthony’s Travel receiving the Responsible Halton Business Award 2017

Halton’s 10th Anniversary Business Awards Launched

13th February 2018

Richard Bamber, Managing Partner at Anthony’s Travel receiving the Responsible Business Award 2017 from David Parr, Chief Executive Halton Borough Council. Halton’s businesses will be able to shout about their successes and be recognised for their achievements again in this year’s Halton Business Awards. Halton Chamber of Commerce is again hosting the Awards which are… Read more »

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BCC comments on Bank of England ‘Super Thursday’

9th February 2018

Bank of England Commenting on the Bank of England inflation report and interest rate decision published on ‘Super Thursday’, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The Bank of England’s latest forecasts point to a mild improvement in the central bank’s outlook for the UK economy, with upgrades to… Read more »

Julie Gelder new VP of operations at Bright & Beautiful

Bright & Beautiful appoints VP Operations to join expanding team

8th February 2018

Julie Gelder, the new VP Operations for Bright & Beautiful Bright & Beautiful domestic housekeeping services, part of the Dwyer Group, has appointed Julie Gelder as VP Operations to take the business into 2018, which it plans to make its most ambitious growth year to date. Launched in 2007, Bright & Beautiful now has 55… Read more »

new buildings at Sci-Tech Daresbury

Green light for latest Sci-Tech Daresbury expansion

7th February 2018

One of the UK’s leading science and innovation campuses, Sci-Tech Daresbury, has received planning permission from Halton Borough Council for its next phase of development. The development, called Project Violet, will see the construction of two buildings providing 12,000 sq ft each and one building providing 18,000 sq ft. The buildings will be three storeys… Read more »