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 »

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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 »


Local business raises tens of thousands of pounds for hospice patients

6th February 2018

A local business is celebrating after raising tens of thousands of pounds for St Ann’s Hospice. Stockport Homes has raised a massive £33,329.41 for the hospice during its two year Charity of the Year partnership, taking part in numerous initiatives including treks, dress down days, raffles, bake sales, a pub quiz, participation in a Dragon… Read more »

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Warrington ranks highly in 2018 City Healthcheck

5th February 2018

Warrington Town Hall The Centre for Cities has published its Cities Outlook report; their annual ‘Healthcheck’ on the UK’s 63 cities. Warrington is classed as a city in the report due to the size of its population currently standing at 207,000. This year’s report focusses on the impact that artificial intelligence, automation and other technological… Read more »

Sci-Tech Daresbury enjoys another year of strong growth

2nd February 2018

Sci-Tech Daresbury Aerial 2017 Following record-breaking 2016 another 30 companies locate to award-winning campus Sci-Tech Daresbury has marked another year of significant growth, having welcomed 30 new companies to the world class campus during 2017. It means that the campus is now home to 132 companies, with a strong pipeline of new enquiries already being… Read more »

Cheshire manufacturers offered help to prepare for Brexit

1st February 2018

Local manufacturers are invited to a free Cheshire East Council-backed event to help them plan and prepare for Brexit. The workshop, entitled ‘Preparing your manufacturing business for Brexit’ will be held on Thursday 22 February, from 8am to11.30am, at Sandbach business Delta Balustrades, which makes and installs balustrades and handrail systems. This event is organised… Read more »


31st January 2018

Rigional Director Mike Blackburn Regional business leader Mike Blackburn OBE has been announced as the new Institute of Directors’ (IoD) North West regional Chair. Taking up the role following the end of Mike Perls’ three-year tenure, Blackburn will work with business leaders throughout the area, and with the IoD’s sub-committees in Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cumbria,… Read more »

Christine Gaskell, Chair of Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership

New figures show Cheshire is 20% more productive than the rest of the UK

30th January 2018

Christine Gaskell Official figures just published by the Office for National Statistics show that Cheshire and Warrington produces 20% more per head than the UK average, confirming the area’s position as the North’s economic powerhouse. The figures show that economic output grew by 6% between 2015 and 2016 to just under £30 billion per annum,… Read more »