Companies honoured at Chamber Business Awards 2018

29th November 2018

SOUTH Cheshire Chamber of Commerce honoured its best in business at a sell-out awards ceremony at Crewe Hall. The Chamber’s 22nd annual awards paid tribute to local companies whose growth strategies have proved a huge success while focusing on staff welfare, team-building and corporate social responsibility. Business stars in ten categories stepped into the limelight… Read more »

Chief executive Mark Livesey

Marketing Cheshire announces new Chief Executive

26th November 2018

Marketing Cheshire’s new chief executive has been named as Mark Livesey, the current deputy chief executive at the Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). Mr Livesey succeeds the out-going Katrina Michel and will combine both the LEP and Marketing Cheshire roles with immediate effect, following a decision by both organisations’ boards to merge. His… Read more »

Alderley Science Park Northern Powerhouse

£400,000 capital for YProtech from the Northern Powerhouse investment fund

21st November 2018

Corporate finance house Acceleris Capital has completed a £400,000 round of fundraising for YProtech Ltd, consisting of £250,000 equity finance and further £150,000 of debt, provided by NPIF – FW Capital Debt Finance, a product fund managed by FW Capital and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. YPT is a specialist High Value Chemistry… Read more »

Peter cook Halton Chamber of commerce

Halton Chamber of Commerce chairman Peter Cook retires

16th November 2018

Leading Cheshire business entrepreneur Dr Peter Cook steps down as chairman of Halton Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise this December, it was announced today, after eight years at the helm of Halton’s business community. Dr Cook, 77, will continue to serve on the Chamber board but at the AGM on Tuesday 11 December, he will… Read more »

Cheshire and Warrington LEP team Manufacturing sector

£20m ‘Made Smarter’ Programme Launched To Boost Manufacturing Sector Across Cheshire and Warrington

15th November 2018

Local SMEs to be offered support and grants to accelerate business growth Adoption of new industrial digital technologies to increase local productivity by 25% and grow the North West’s GVA by £115m A new £20 million initiative, designed to embed advanced digital technology across the North West’s manufacturing sector to boost productivity, was officially launched… Read more »

Macclesfield town centre

Work begins on new strategic regeneration vision for Macclesfield

13th November 2018

Cheshire East Council has appointed leading consultants to help develop a new vision, strategy and ‘route map’ to deliver jobs and economic growth in Macclesfield town centre. The aim is to provide developers and investors with the confidence and certainty needed to bring forward investment. Property experts Cushman and Wakefield will lead the team, with… Read more »


Cheshire and Warrington preparing to send ‘biggest and best’ delegation yet to MIPIM 2019

7th November 2018

Cheshire and Warrington will showcase its unique investment potential on a global stage when the region returns to the world’s largest property and investment event, MIPIM, next spring. At a MIPIM 2019 launch event hosted by Knights 1759 in Wilmslow, Victoria Merton, Director of Corporate Affairs at The Peel Group and the chair of the… Read more »


Two men who defeated all odds host event to enable veterans to thrive

1st November 2018

Anthony Wright and Joe O’Connor are sharing their insights from near death experiences to enable veterans to realise their true entrepreneurial potential at a special summit in Runcorn on 30th November. Anthony’s remarkable journey to overcome multiple brain tumours resonated with Joe, who recovered from breaking his neck while on selection for UK’s Special Forces… Read more »

Harvey homes team

Father and son launch new luxury home building business harvey homes

1st November 2018

Former Hillcrest Homes MD on board First development supported by Together Westshield appointed as main contractor Calder Peel appointed as architect A Chartered Surveyor who for many years led Sainsbury’s store development programme in the North West and Northern England & Wales has launched a luxury home building business in partnership with his son and… Read more »

Cheshire and Warrington

Sir Howard Bernstein backs Cheshire & Warrington steering group partnership

25th October 2018

The former chief executive of Manchester City Council, Sir Howard Bernstein, has backed a new private sector-led steering group established to drive forward economic growth in Cheshire and Warrington. Sir Howard Bernstein advised that it’s crucial for the new Cheshire and Warrington steering group to foster a business-led partnership, where both civic and political leaders… Read more »