EMR fined over worker's death + MORE

CHESHIRE East Council leader Michael Jones took an unusual swipe at the outspoken UKIP councillor Brian Silvester on Christmas Eve.He sent a long and angry email to more than 50 media contacts which a…

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EMR fined over worker's death

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WARRINGTON-based recycling firm European Metal Recycling has been fined £150,000 for safety failings after a worker was killed when part of a 33-tonne metal barge he was dismantling collapsed on top o…

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Enegi assets hit by tumbling oil price + MORE

THE recent sharp fall in the global oil price has forced Manchester-based Enegi Oil to write down the value of its Canadian assets by £1.5m.The Brent crude oil price has fallen by more than 46% since …

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IT has been another dramatic year for the North West legal market with international takeovers, new entrants to the market, high profile near-collapses and the emergence of the ‘boutique’ …

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BATHROOM accessories and tile manufacturer Norcros is to sell off part of its property portfolio in a deal worth £6.5m.Wilmslow-based Norcros, which owns the Triton showers and Johnson Tiles brands, s…

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2014 was the year that big-ticket public market deals returned to favour in the City, and this saw a clutch of well-known North West companies storm through the IPO window.It was also notable for the …

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THE North will be “at the centre of a food revolution” next year, according to research from accountancy group BDO.According to its Restaurants & Bars Report, Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds will be t…

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Manchester reports another strong month + MORE

AND so, The Apprentice is over for another year. This year’s final offered an intriguing battle between a unique product in the hosiery market and an innovative and personable online marketing c…

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Losses widen at Rovers

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BLACKBURN Rovers saw losses rise to more than £40m last year, while Wigan Athletic made a small profit.Blackburn’s accounts, which cover last season, have been handed to shareholders but not yet file…

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MANCHESTER private equity firm Phoenix Equity Partners has added a Midlands travel company to its portfolioFollowing the deal, Burton on Trent-based Riviera, a provider of overseas tour holidays and r…

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MANCHESTER Airport had another strong month in November as passenger numbers rose 5.7% to 1.38 million.The airport, which is number three in the UK in terms of passenger volumes behind Heathrow and Ga…

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PROPERTY services group Styles & Wood has been appointed to manage and deliver a cash machines and branch improvement programme for a major high street bank.The projects, with an un-named lender, will…

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MAG submits plans for 260,000 sq ft distribution base + MORE

MAG Property has submitted plans with the Birmingham developer Stoford for a 260,000 sq ft logistics unit at Airport City in Manchester.MAG said Stoford was working on behalf of an international inves…

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US investor buys into Brookson

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US private equity firm the Riverside Company has taken a stake in the Warrington accountancy firm Brookson.Brookson, which has its headquarters in Warrington and a satellite office at MediaCityUK, pro…

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NORTHERN companies going public made up a quarter of the funds raised on the London stock markets in 2014.According to IPO EYE research by accountancy group EY, the North recorded 15 flotations with a…

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THE redevelopment of Manchester University’s Owens Park campus in Fallowfield is being backed by an Abu Dhabi-based investment company.The Mubadala Development Company has agreed to contribute an und…

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EDUCATION technology provider Promethean World has warned that full-year sales and earnings will fall below expectations.The Blackburn group, which specialises in interactive white boards for schools,…

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£300m refinance for Bruntwood + MORE

£300m refinance for Bruntwood

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MANCHESTER landlord Bruntwood has secured a £300m facility with a syndicate of banks, extending an existing arrangement.It has agreed a new five-year deal with the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Barcla…

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THE Bewley’s Hotel at Manchester Airport has changed hands as part of a wider £358m deal.Ireland’s largest hotel operator Dalata has agreed a deal to buy nine hotels, with a total of 2,500 rooms, ru…

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Investment dents profits at KPMG

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INVESTMENT in people, new ventures and new offices has seen profits dip 9% at Big Four accountant and business advisory firm KPMG.The firm said UK revenues in the year to the end of September had rise…

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Howzat! Lancashire awarded 2019 Test

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ASHES cricket will return to the region in 2019 after Lancashire County Cricket Club was awarded one of the Test matches against Australia.The club’s Emirates Old Trafford venue will also host five I…

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Findel sells six-acre Accrington site

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FINDEL, the North West home shopping and education business, has sold a six-acre site in Accrington to housebuilder Persimmon.The company has been marketing the Hambledon Mill site for several years a…

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Cammel Laird completes major MoD job + MORE

TURKISH Airlines is expanding its operations from Manchester, moving to a triple daily service from June 2015.The carrier says the expansion follows greater demand for international travel and growth …

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Cammel Laird completes major MoD job

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THE Cammell Laird shipyard has completed a £49.5m refit of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Fort Victoria.The business, based at Birkenhead Docks, said it was the biggest job it had undertaken since si…

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THE House of Fraser department store in Birkenhead has been sold for £5m.A company called Carstone has completed the transaction, which represents an initial yield of 11%, with an unnamed overseas inv…

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Optionis buys tax specialist

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NORTH West business services and accounting firm Optionis, which specialises in acting for freelancers and contractors, has made a strategic acquisition.The Warrington-based company has snapped up Bri…

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AN access road is to be built linking the Lancashire Enterprise Zone, north of Preston to the A59.The road, part of a £11.5m investment in public infrastructure by Lancashire County Council, will also…

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Firm fined after worker suffered horrific burns in Salford blast + MORE

Assure Law completes another deal

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LEGAL consultant Assure Law has acquired a majority stake in HighStreetLawyer.com, the network of small law firms, in an undisclosed deal.Earlier this year Manchester-based Assure rescued Linder Myers…

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AN oil and environmental services company has been fined £25,000 after two workers were badly burned in a tanker explosion in Salford.One of the victims suffered life-changing injuries that left him i…

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CO-OPERATIVE Travel Management, the corporate travel business, has relocated from Altrincham into Manchester city centre.It has given up space at tabley Court, Altrincham in favour of a 10-year lease …

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LIVERPOOL’s Arena and Convention Centre has reported a 25% increase in annual profits after growing revenues to record levels after welcoming more than 80,000 visitors to more than 100 events.The ven…

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Rovers hit with transfer embargo

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BLACKBURN Rovers have been hit with a January transfer embargo for failing to adhere to Financial Fair Play rules.The Championship club has been singled out along with with Nottingham Forest and Leeds…

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The Apprentice Epiosode 10 – A recipe for double disaster + MORE

THIS week marked the end of the team tasks, and true to his name, Lord Sugar gave the seven remaining candidates a sweet challenge. Tasked to design and manufacture their own luxury desserts, the team…

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MANCHESTER Airport has invested £3.5m in upgrading the security areas in terminal 1, a move that will create around 200 jobs.Opened this week, the investment has been made to improve the facilities an…

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MIDAS, the inward investment agency for Greater Manchester, says it is on track to beat its best ever year for job creation, after securing 48 projects which created more than 2,000 jobs in the first …

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SOUTH Manchester suburbs such as Hale and Bowdon and well-heeled Cheshire locations Prestbury. Wilmslow and Knutsford, dominate a list of the North West’s most expensive roads.Not one of the top 50 i…

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Boss of equipment hire group to leave

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HEWDEN, the Anglo-Scottish construction equipment rental company is looking for a new chief executive.The private equity-based company has revealed that current chief executive Kevin Parkes will stand…

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DLA confirms St Peter's Square move + MORE

LIVERPOOL Cruise Terminal is predicting a record year in 2015 with 54 ships carrying 80,000 passengers.This would be an increase from 50 vessels this year which brought in 57,844 passengers adding an …

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FRED Done’s finance director Barry Nightingale is leaving to join travel group Monarch in a similar role.Luton-based Monarch Group has just undergone a major restructuring, with 700 redundancies, and…

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Top 10 PR tips: How to get your client in the press
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Bdaily works with PR agencies across the country to source and promote regional SME business news. We’ve compiled some handy tips for agencies looking to build brand awareness for their clients and gain coverage in the media:
1. Research potential publishers
Be sure to research any publishers you are contacting with press content before getting in touch; a targeted approach is proven to be more effective when reaching journalists…

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Illicit fuel depot shut down

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TWO suspected diesel laundering plants, said to be capable of producing nearly 120,000 litres of fuel a day, have been raided by police.Laundered fuel is discounted red or green diesel which has been …

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DLA confirms St Peter's Square move

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LAW firm DLA Piper has confirmed its widely anticipated move to a new office block in St Peter’s Square, Manchester.The firm has agreed a 15-year lease on 45,000 sq ft at the 280,000 sq ft One St Pet…

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£42m fund to boost life sciences + MORE

United promises more money on players

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MANCHESTER United expects a “higher level of net player capital expenditures” according to a share prospectus it has issued for the sale of shares by one of the Glazer family.Edward Glazer, son of for…

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LAW firm Harrison Drury is advising Blackpool-based concert promoters Cuffe and Taylor on its deal to bring Neil Diamond to the town next year.The American singer, behind hits such as Sweet Caroline a…

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98% back Riley's Daisy deal

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MATTHEW Riley’s near £500m take-private of the Lancashire telecoms business Daisy has virtually completed.The offer has been deemed “unconditional to acceptances” after being supported by nearly 98% …

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Toffees ramp up US profile

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EVERTON FC has launched a dedicated website for US fans.It is being organised by Global Football America which already runs the US Everton supporters’ network.The site, evertonusa.net, will offer mat…

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£42m fund to boost life sciences

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A £42m life sciences investment fund will launch next year to support companies in Manchester and Cheshire.The idea was first mooted at the handover of AstraZeneca’s research base at Alderley Park to…

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