Cheshire East unveils dedicated service to boost local businesses

26th January 2018

(From right: Skills and Growth Company chairman Cllr George Hayes; Andy Hustwit, Access2Finance manager; Charlie Graybrook, of Frank Olsen Furniture; Sue Barnard, British Business Bank; Andrew Nichols, of Business Finance Solutions; Jeremy Thompson, of Maven Capital Partners; and John Willis, business engagement and inward investment manager of the Skills and Growth Company) Cheshire East Council’s… Read more »

Woodford Garden Village celebrates its 50th resident

25th January 2018

Woodford Garden Village residents John and Loreto Wildman enjoy one of Redrow’s summer events REDROW is celebrating a milestone at its pioneering Woodford Garden Village with the completion of its 50th home. It marks another achievement at the development which has already welcomed many new residents to its ever growing community. Among them are John… Read more »

Cheshire East Council announces key road junctions to benefit from major improvement schemes

23rd January 2018

Cheshire East Council is to carry out major highway improvements at two key locations in Handforth Cheshire East Highways will upgrade traffic signals, provide new crossing facilities, carry out resurfacing work and create a new roundabout – with all the work taking place over an 11-week period, beginning 29 January. The work will be carried… Read more »

IoD publishes list of business predictions for 2018

22nd January 2018

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has published a list of 14 business and economic predictions for 2018. In its publication, the IoD predicts that 2018 will be a year of ‘great change&squo; for UK companies. The business group’s predictions cover a range of key issues, such as taxation, Europe and trade, employment and the UK… Read more »

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Manchester Airport celebrates a bumper year

16th January 2018

2017 in numbers for Manchester Airport 27,791, 274 – annual passengers (calendar year) 203,631 – aircraft movements 123,576 – tonnes of freight passed through Manchester Airport in 2017 6 – new destinations 4 – major travel awards won 4 – new airlines 1 – £1bn transformation commenced Manchester Airport is celebrating a record breaking 2017… Read more »

Consumers to benefit from ban on credit and debit card surcharges

15th January 2018

Consumers are set to potentially benefit from a ban on credit and debit card surcharges, which will take effect from 13 January. From this date, UK businesses will no longer be permitted to charge consumers extra for paying by credit or debit card for goods or services online, or in a small shop. In July… Read more »

Top Business Leaders Called to Step Forward for 2018 Director of the Year Awards

8th January 2018

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has launched its annual search for inspiring and pioneering business leaders from all corners of the North West region to enter into the 2018 North West Director of the Year Awards. The awards recognise and celebrate the region’s outstanding business community, celebrating entrants from across the North West including Manchester,… Read more »

New Business Improvement District for Chester

2nd January 2018

The West Chester Commercial BID which began in September 2017 will see five years of sustained investment totalling nearly £500,000. This new BID is being managed by Groundwork’s which is heavily involved in other BIDs throughout the region, which are supporting a range of commercial, industrial and town centre locations to deliver sustained improvements for… Read more »


18th December 2017

In a new report, the government has proposed to extend its pensions automatic enrolment scheme to include younger workers. Under auto-enrolment, employers in the UK are required to automatically enrol all eligible members of staff into a workplace pension scheme, and pay a minimum contribution into the fund. Employees do, however, have the right to… Read more »


Businesses unaware of making tax digital requirements

14th December 2017

A survey carried out by market research organisation Ipsos Mori on behalf of HMRC has suggested that a significant number of UK small businesses are ‘unaware’ of the forthcoming Making Tax Digital (MTD) requirements. From 1 April 2019, MTD for VAT is set to come into effect for businesses with a turnover above the VAT… Read more »