From the Business Archives
22nd Nov Town centre business owners are up in arms after the introduction of a new system for on-street parking. Parts of Ashton town centre, including Stamford Street Central, now require the use of a mobile phone app to park on the street for any length of time. On-street parking is free for 30 minutes but must […]
26th Oct Quest Media Network Ltd – namely the Tameside Reporter and Tameside Radio – are celebrating double delight at last night’s Pride of Tameside Business Awards. The major awards event, which celebrates the successes of borough businesses over the last 12 months, was held at Dukinfield Town Hall. More than 300 people enjoyed a glittering ceremony […]
19th Oct A landmark building which dominates the Ashton skyline is back on the market after a failed conversion into 51 apartments that have never been occupied. The ten-storey-high Oakglade House, formerly Crown House – is being offered for sale for a cool £1.5m. The property was once home to Ashton’s tax office and occupied from the […]
19th Oct Ashton Old Baths hosted tech giant Google today for a ‘Digital Garage’ event. The initiative aims to help local businesses compete with bigger brands by teaching them how to effectively use SEO, social media and other tools such as ‘analytics’ that Google can provide. Prab Chadha, a Google Trainer and Coach said that although the […]
12th Oct Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, officially open their newest store in Denton tomorrow (Saturday) and are holding a special giveaway to celebrate! Denton & Reddish MP Andrew Gwynne will open to store on Stockport Road at midday. To mark the occasion, the first 100 visitors will receive a free small pizza, thanks to franchisee Amit […]
27th Sep Tomorrow is Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. Scores of businesses, schools, groups and organisations will be doing their bit to help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Care. Among them will be XYLE in Hyde who invite everyone to call in between 9.30am and 1.30pm to enjoy locally blended coffees as well as their handcrafted, artisan […]
20th Sep A nurse from Stalybridge is enjoying a sudden career change after opening a tearoom in Droylsden… on a narrowboat! Maria Smart (pictured above with her son, Philip) has opened the Safari Narrowboat Tearoom on Droylsden Marina, with her partner, Lee, a retired fire fighter. The couple already owned a 40ft narrowboat, which they use for […]
19th Sep A local shop in Droylsden has been recognised as one of the best independent stores in the country! Yyas Convenience Store (Premier) on Jack Lane has been named on the IAA Top 100 list, which celebrates the continued success of independent shops across the UK. The store received the prestigious recognition after an assessment across […]
27th Jul A local metrology company is to celebrate its tenth anniversary with an Open Day at it’s new Ashton premises next week. Manchester Metrology, who offer specialist contract measurement services using the latest metrology technology and equipment, is moving a 5,300 sq ft premises, which is five times larger than their current home. To mark the […]
16th Jul Businesses are running out of time to enter this year’s prestigious Pride of Tameside Business Awards – so act now! The Pride of Tameside Business Awards celebrate the outstanding work of businesses from different sectors and inspirational individuals from across the region. The awards are free to enter and will feature categories for businesses across […]