New Mayor of Cheshire east

New Mayor of Cheshire East Council elected

24th May 2019

Councillor Barry Burkhill has been elected as Mayor of Cheshire East. He was sworn in at the annual mayor-making ceremony on Wednesday 22 May. His deputy, elected by members, is Councillor Steven Edgar, who represents Haslington, near Crewe. Cllr Burkhill has represented Handforth for 38 years and for 28 years was a member of Macclesfield… Read more »

The Ice Cream Farm

The Ice Cream Farm partners with GoBubble social media network for under 13’s

21st May 2019

The Ice Cream Farm, home to the ‘World’s Largest Ice Cream Shop’ has teamed up with GoBubble, in a bid to keep kids safe online and promote kindness on social media. The Ice Cream Farm family attraction, based just outside Chester, is one of the first businesses to be invited to join GoBubble. Developed by… Read more »

Digital skills partnership for Cheshire and Warrington Launched

17th May 2019

Senior representatives from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport joined headline speaker Maggie Philbin OBE at the launch of the Cheshire and Warrington Digital Skills Partnership – a government led initiative aiming to increase the digital capability of individuals and organisations – delivered locally by Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The… Read more »

Sci-Tech Daresbury Joint Venture

Sci-Tech Daresbury becomes Armed Forces-friendly campus

15th May 2019

The partners in the Sci-Tech Daresbury joint venture have signed an Armed Forces Covenant demonstrating their commitment to helping veterans find new work and skills following the end of their service. It means that Liverpool City Region’s world-leading science and innovation campus will now support the employment of all veterans in securing roles that match… Read more »

campervan conversion

Campervan conversion company accelerates to success

8th May 2019

Campervan Conversion experts Dave and Claire Barlow may just be the most driven couple in Runcorn and business is really accelerating – so much so that they are looking to take on two new apprentices. Husband and wife team Dave and Claire Barlow run DC Conversions and DC Campervan Sales and have just moved to… Read more »

Queens Awards

Nine Queen’s Awards for Enterprise go to Cheshire Companies

24th April 2019

Cheshire companies are showing their international trading prowess with 8 companies receiving Queen’s for Enterprise in the international trade category. Her Majesty The Queen has today (23 April 2019) named 201 businesses as among the best in the country in the prestigious Queen’s Awards for Enterprise to celebrate Her Majesty’s 93rd birthday. The winners include… Read more »

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 »