From the Business Archives
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21st Aug An Ashton man who suddenly became blind nine years ago is inspiring others with a unique passion he has since acquired. In 2008, Chris Fisher’s life changed forever when he lost his sight completely in the space of just a few weeks. As a way of focusing his efforts on something positive, the 48-year-old took […]
17th Aug Canny loans disbursed by Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) Core Investment Fund has provided a jobs dividend  creating 260 new posts across the county.  Tameside Council leader Kieran Quinn who is also the GMCA lead for Investment Strategy and Finance  has announced £3.1 Million in new loans to businesses in Salford, Trafford and Stockport for the […]
12th Aug   The recent and ongoing problems of Carillion, the construction and maintenance support firm has surely exercised a few minds at Tameside Council. The company’s share price tumbled sharply three weeks ago and despite winning a government contract on the rail project HS2,they continue to struggle with refinancing. Consequently the survival of the Wolverhampton based […]
7th Aug A family business from Dukinfield has shown its community spirit once again by supplying a sign for a local community hub at a reduced rate. Rondar Signs Limited created a welcoming sign for The Together Centre at Loxley House, also in Dukinfield, and fitted it for half the normal price. Ron Durward, founder of the […]
27th Jul  Residential developer Mulbury has appointed Dukinfield based Bardsley Construction to deliver its £30m scheme of 143 private rented sector (PRS) apartments in Ancoats, Manchester. The developer announced last week it had agreed a funding deal with DTZ Investors to build the development on the corner of Blossom Street and Great Ancoats Street. The area has […]
26th Jul   Mayors and Council Leaders representing five Major cities across the North, have  met and discussed future central government investment in transport infrastructure across the region.  While the Government has endorsed the future of HS2, which will speed rail journeys between Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester, Birmingham and London,  the region’s leaders are concerned about confusion and […]
21st Jul The Summer of Love, Radio 1 and Clarendon Square Shopping Centre – what link does this unlikely trio share? 50th anniversaries, for which the latter will be hosting its fun-packed ‘Hyde Hop’ birthday event this weekend. The two-day birthday bash on Saturday (July 22) and Sunday (July 23) from 11am to 4pm will see the centre […]
7th Jul           Greater Manchester’s Mayor Andy Burnham is demanding that the English Regions have a permanent seat at the ‘Brexit’ table to ensure the negotiations are not dominated by single interests like the City of London. In a letter to Chief ‘Brexit’ negotiator, David Davies,Mr Burnham sets out several issues he would […]
7th Jul The growth of the self storage industry continues to expand exponentionally as the value of land increases and it’s supply declines. Gone are the days when most tradesmen could secure a small yard or lock up for a few pounds a month. Space is now at a premium and as such has provided a lucrative […]
3rd Jul A popular Stalybridge pub is getting ready to re-open after weeks of refurbishment. The Society Rooms pub in Grosvenor Street will open its doors again next Friday (July 14) following a £1.2 million development project by pub operator JD Wetherspoon. The town’s MP, Jonathan Reynolds, will officially open the new-look pub at 8am. The pub has […]