From the Business Archives
16th Jan A new Wilko store is set to open its doors for the first time in Denton next week. The value home and garden retailers recently signed a lease for a new store at the Crown Point North Retail Park which is due to open next Wednesday (January 25). The new 11,500 sq. ft store will […]
12th Jan   Vandals are believed responsible for damage caused to several arched windows in the newly revamped Ashton Baths in Henry Square. The Impressive Victorian building dating from 1870 has only just been restored at a cost of 3 million pounds after lying derelict for 40 years. The grade 2 listed building was originally built as […]
18th Dec New Charter Group has been awarded a silver award at the first ever Carbon Literate Organisation Awards which were hosted on the set of Coronation Street in Nick’s Bistro. The award comes just a couple of weeks after New Charter was awarded silver SHIFT (Sustainable Homes Index for Tomorrow) accreditation for demonstrating its commitment to […]
9th Dec Ashton’s Richmond Street Community Centre is up and running and ready for business. The centre has been a long time in the planning and there were hopes it would be open in June this year, but there have been delays with extra work required. The centre will be home for numerous organisations, including local scouting […]
9th Dec A 12-year-old boy has appeared before Tameside youth court, charged with causing hundreds of pounds of damage to two Ashton businesses. The youngster, who cannot be named for legal reasons, admitted causing damage to the tune of £700 in the town’s Subway on Ashton Retail Park, plus smashing a window causing £880 of damage at […]
9th Dec Construction of Tameside’s joint public service centre formally began on Tuesday with a steel-signing ceremony at the central Ashton site. The building, which Tameside Council will share with Tameside College is the culmination of the Vision Tameside project and replaces TAC, the authority’s demolished administrative complex. Tameside Council’s executive leader, Cllr Kieran Quinn, attended the […]
9th Dec A group of Hyde businesses have come together to raise money for local homeless organisation Infinity Initiatives in support of Greystones, the homeless charity, through a cheeky charity calendar. The calendar, now on sale from Paper Tulips and other Hyde retailers, features a fun group of brave ladies from local craft based businesses who collectively […]
6th Dec A major bus company is set to close its depot in Tameside, which could see dozens of people lose their jobs.  First Manchester has announced plans to shut down its Broadway depot in Dukinfield – where 92 employees work, yet some are non-driving staff who face an uncertain future. If the plan goes ahead, operations […]
5th Dec A pop-up shop is open in Stalybridge to give Christmas shoppers the option to choose hand-crafted gifts in the lead-up to the festive period. Based in the exhibition room above the People’s Gallery on Melbourne Street, 20 independent businesses have come together to set up shop until Christmas Eve. All the products on sale are […]
2nd Dec Andrew Gwynne MP has joined Shadow Business Minister Bill Esterson MP in celebrating the contribution of small firms in Denton and Reddish, as part of this year’s Small Business Saturday. Consumers are being encouraged to ‘shop small’ and celebrate the contribution of entrepreneurs and small firms this weekend. Launched in 2013, Small Business Saturday brought a […]