From the Business Archives
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 […]
10th Jul Tameside is to lose three Poundworld stores this weekend as administrators continue to find a buyer for the struggling discount retailer. 25 stores are to close nationally, resulting in 242 job losses, including stores in Ashton, Denton and Hyde. The stores’ last day of trading will be this Sunday, July 15th. Deloitte’s Clare Boardman, joint […]
14th Jun A new independent training provider for young people in Tameside has opened up in Ashton. Juniper Training, an Ofsted rated GOOD provider who supports over 1700 students per year, delivers the MINT Study Programme, Traineeships and Apprenticeships across 13 Centres based in the West Midlands, East Midlands and Cheshire. Juniper already has a training centre […]
5th May The countdown is well and truly on! Our Macmillan ‘Bring A Pound Day’ is on Thursday, May 24. Last year our ‘Bring A Pound Day’ for the charity raised an astonishing £7,000 for the Tameside Macmillan Unit in just one day in February last year, thanks to your amazing generosity. Local groups, organisations, schools and […]
2nd May Free business training for Tameside parents is coming to Droylsden. The ‘Building Business Skills for Parents’ (BBSP) course will be available throughout May and June at Greenside Children’s Centre. Attendees can learn about social media for businesses, market research, business plans, financial management, taxes, business growth and much more! Parents can attend as many or […]
1st May A town centre pub in the heart of Ashton has reopened following a joint investment by Robinsons Brewery and licensees Jonny Booth and Paul Montegrande (pictured top), which aims to put drinkers and foodies at the heart of the pub in a Victorian London-themed setting. The Prince was the 58th pub to be purchased by […]
1st May An old pub that was transformed into a family-friendly hydro pool, activity hub and coffee shop has been awarded the North West Business Masters Award for Investment. Local couple Suzanne and Gary Horton (pictured), owners of the Greater Manchester Puddle Ducks franchise, developed the Aqua Nurture project that opened in April 2016. They became the first Puddle Ducks […]