There’s a beer for that, says Robinsons + MORE

ROBINSONS Brewery has partnered with There’s A Beer For That to bring the first ‘Beer Club Live’ event to its Visitors Centre in Stockport.The event, to take place next Wednesday 13 …

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ONE of Liverpool’s Three Graces is celebrating a very special birthday this weekend. Saturday 2 July marks the centenary of the Cunard Building, and there are plans in place to make sure it is a…

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Comedy course for beginners

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THE Liverpool BID Company has joined forces with the Liverpool Comedy Festival to give a dozen city centre workers the experience of a lifetime.Led by comedian and festival director Sam Avery the &lsq…

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YVES was classically trained by chef Alain Ducasse, combining French gourmet cooking with seasonal Yorkshire produce. He set up in Yorkshire, launching the French Chef at Home to deliver authentic Fre…

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ALTHOUGH often described as one of Britain’s best-loved painters, it is 15 years since Stanley Spencer has had an exhibition of the depth and magnitude of Of Angels And Dirt.During that time the…

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Trinity Mirror pledges action to mitigate Brexit effect + MORE

DJI Holdings, the Knutsford company which promotes and distributes Chinese sports and welfare lottery products, has announced a placing to raise £29m on the same day it reported a widening of losses t…

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AGRICULTURAL bioscience firm Plant Impact has launched a new products for soybean yield enhancement in Latin America.The AIM-listed Preston company has announced the introduction of the products Forta…

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NEWSPAPER group Trinity Mirror has warned it will “take the necessary mitigating actions” to support profits, citing increased uncertainty arising from the outcome of the UK’s referendum on EU member…

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PALATINE Private Equity managing partner Gary Tipper has been crowned the ultimate “deals king” after being voted Rainmaker of the Year at a glitzy awards ceremony last night.Before hundre…

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UNIONS are seeking assurances on the jobs of their members in depots including Manchester after Carlsberg revealed it plans to transfer its logistics operations to DHL Tradeteam during 2017 and 2018 s…

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Tameside planners approve retail and apartments for empty mill + MORE

SAINSBURY’S is to open a new store at Stockport Exchange, following a deal to lease the first commercial unit at the scheme to the retail giant. The new 4,000sq ft Sainsbury’s Local store …

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MANCHESTER City Council’s Executive has approved funding of £5.3m from its capital budget to refurbish One Central Park, in Manchester’s Central Park business park, creating a new hub for …

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MKM Building Supplies has brought a winding up petition against a Macclesfield  interiors firm. Macclesfield-based Edgewood B&I, part of the Edgewood Interiors group of Priory Lane, has reportedly not…

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TAMESIDE Council’s planning committee has unanimously approved a mixed-use scheme that will see the redevelopment of Britannia Mill in Mossley.Regeneration consultancy Nexus Planning secured pla…

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CBRE will market developer Ballymore’s landmark Piccadilly Central scheme in Manchester.Planning permission for what will be the city’s tallest building – a 60-storey residential tower &nd…

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People on the move: Boohoo; HOW Planning; Carole Nash & more + MORE

BOOHOO, one of the UK’s largest online fashion retailers, has announced non-executive director Mark Newton-Jones is to step down from July 31.Listed Manchester company Boohoo.com has begun searc…

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ECOMMERCE investors have thrown their line in at Fishing Republic, raising £3.75m to support the growth of the firm. {Related=733498}The fishing tackle retailer has raised the funds through a placemen…

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FOUR floors of a building above a Manchester city centre Pret A Manger have been transformed into 27 apartments – which are all fully let. Owners of 25 Cross Street, Beech Holdings, turned the 7…

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CHANCELLOR George Osborne has outlined three challenges the UK economy faces after last week’s referendum result.Speaking before trading on the markets opens this morning, he said there will be “an a…

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REVOLUTION Bars Group  is in discussions to buy four bars in Edinburgh for around £16m.The Ashton-under-Lyne company operates 62 premium bars across the UK, under two brands – Revolution and Revolució…

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Buildings among RIBA elite + MORE

MANCHESTER biotech company Epistem Holdings has raised £6.5m through a share placing, to broaden the portfolio of its Genedrive tests, developed to fight infectious diseases such as TB across the glob…

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CHESTER-based energy technology company Flowgroup says its growth in customer fuel accounts from 100,000 to 214,000 since January 1 has pushed revenue up to £106m.Chief executive of the AIM-listed com…

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£11m restaurant hub plan for Arndale

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AN £11m plan transform Halle Square at the Manchester Arndale into an ‘al fresco’ dining zone with a raft of restaurants has been unveiled.Joint owners M&G Real Estate and intu say the 25,000sq ft s…

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A RESTAURANT discount group with private equity backing has expanded with the acquisition of a subscription-based dining membership club.Yorkshire-based The Dining Club Group, backed by Bridgepoint De…

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Buildings among RIBA elite

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MANCHESTER’S £61m National Graphene Institute is on three North West buildings among 46 of the UK’s “best buildings”.The institute has been honoured alongside Liverpool’s…

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Manchester Business Radio takes a break + MORE

A PLAN to create two new schools on the site of a former detention centre for children is to be considered by Liverpool City Council.A report to the Cabinet on Friday 24 June is proposing that Dyson H…

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Mercia in university partnership deal

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MERCIA Technologies, the listed funder which acquired Enterprise Ventures in March, has secured four university partnerships in the north and Scotland. Mercia said the four partnerships with Heriot-Wa…

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Refurb for Stirk House Hotel

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STIRK House Hotel in the Ribble Valley is completing a series of refurbishment works as part of its business growth ambitions. The original Stirk House was built in 1635 using stonework from the forme…

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PLANS to bring back to life a Liverpool building which dates back to 1785 have been submitted.Curtins has tabled the proposal for Beetham Court on Tithebarn Street, which is said to be decaying and ne…

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MANCHESTER’s business radio station is to take a break, having completed its nine month DAB trial.The station’s founders told TheBusinessDesk that the station will pause broadcasting while plans are…

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Your top 10 reads – Outsourcery, Osborne and skiving off for football… + MORE

THE drama at cloud services company Outsourcery continued this week, after UK Fast ruled itself out of any potential rescue deal.The company, founded by Dragons’ Den investor Piers Linney, finally we…

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Queen in visit to city

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THE Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh to have lunch at Liverpool Town Hall during a visit to the city on Wednesday (June 22).They will arrive at around midday and will be greeted by a contingent of Mers…

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MORE than 3,000 runners are to take part in the annual challenge of running through the Mersey Tunnel in Liverpool.The 11th BTR Mersey Tunnel 10K race takes place tomorrow (Sunday June 19), starting a…

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A HIGH profile comedy night in Manchester will use humour to raise awareness of a serious subject as it kicks off the biggest ever Psoriasis Shout Out – a week of events from today (June 18) unt…

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Euro 2016 gripping the nation

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IT’S the time that comes round, if we’re lucky, usually every two years for England fans, when we’re gripped by either the finals of the Euros or the World Cup.Opening the Euro 2016 …

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Lancashre health services firm swallowed for £7.7m + MORE

N BROWN, the Manchester-based online, catalogue and high street plus-size fashion retailer has seen its first quarter group revenue edge down 0.2% with a 1.6 % fall in product revenues. Financial serv…

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THE CBI President has likened Brexit to the collapse of Lehman Brothers and warned the UK “could wake up with the mother of a hangover on June 24”.Paul Drechsler was visiting businesses in the West Mi…

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THE Manchester office of Vardags, the specialist in high net worth family law firm, has appointed Legal 500 lawyer Emma Gill to head up its expanding client base. 

Vardags, which also has…

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£1m trampoline park in the offing

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A NEW £1m trampoline park is being built in St Helens on Merseyside.Air Factory is scheduled to open this autumn and will see 65 new jobs created, of which 25 are full time positions, at the Lea Green…

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BLACKBURN-based community health services specialist About Health – also known as Target – has been acquired by AIM-listed company Totally for £7.7m.About Health provides its sevices under…

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Leading property figure hails rise of a 'great city' from ashes of IRA bomb + MORE

Administrators going into Outsourcery

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ADMINISTRATORS are today being appointed at struggling Manchester cloud services company Outsourcery following a deal for the business to be sold.The entire business and assets of Outsourcery Hosting …

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A SERIOUS accident has closed all three lanes of the eastbound M62 between junction 21 (Rochdale) and junction 22 (Denshaw).Motorists are being advised to allow extra time for journeys and to consider…

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THE 4.5-acre Durban Mill site in Oldham has been sold by Gasscroft Property to Countryside Properties which plans to build 80 new homes.Demolition of a 100 metre high chimney and “soft demolitio…

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A FLAGSHIP development scheme which could create up to 10,000 jobs at the former Archbishop Blanch school site in Liverpool has been unveiled by city Mayor Joe Anderson.The proposed 1.8 million sq ft …

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ONE of the most senior and influential figures in Manchester’s office real estate scene has hailed the work of city leaders in the wake of the IRA bomb blast which struck 20 years ago today (Jun…

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5 lessons from Muhammad Ali for your business + MORE

Muhammad Ali once said: “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” The boxing legend and arguably one of the most significant sporting figures of the …

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MANCHESTER biotech company Epistem Holdings is to push ahead with its bid to secure equity funding of £6.5m to broaden the portfolio of its Genedrive tests, developed to fight infectious diseases such…

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How to be the early bird tomorrow

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Do any of us actually like getting out of bed in the morning? We clearly don’t if we all value a lie-in on the weekend. But there are a range of things we can do to make getting up first thing i…

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INVESTMENTS totalling £22m were made by Northern automotive supply base and niche vehicle manufacturing companies – all SMEs – during 2015. This contrasts to a similar survey conducted just one …

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Best ever May for JLR

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VEHICLE manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover, which has a manufacturing site at Halewood on Merseyside, has enjoyed its best ever May for sales – its fifth consecutive record-breaking month.The compan…

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