Archive for November, 2013

Programme Manager Appointed for Ellesmere Port Projects

Programme Manager Appointed for Ellesmere Port Projects

A programme manager has been appointed to lead a number of projects in Ellesmere Port after the town secured £6m from the Regional Growth Fund. Audrey Gaffney has been selected by the Ellesmere Port Development Board and Cheshire West and…

    New Science Festival for Cheshire

    New Science Festival for Cheshire

    Marketing Cheshire and Jodrell Bank are to partner to create an annual science festival to position Cheshire and Warrington as one of the UK’s foremost scientific areas. The Amazed by Science Festival is to celebrate science, technology and engineering throughout…

      Globe Completes New Cat Centre

      Globe Completes New Cat Centre

      Warrington-based Globe Construction has completed a new £1.7m adoption centre for Cats Protection in Padgate. The contractor has completed work on the 8,600 sq ft facility which includes a 55-pen cattery and administration office. The animal charity has relocated from…

        Welsh Help to Buy Launches on 2nd January 2014

        Welsh Help to Buy Launches on 2nd January 2014

        Housing minister Carl Sargeant made the announcement on a visit to a development by Flintshire-headquartered house-builder Redrow in Newport. The £170m Help to Buy – Wales shared equity scheme is designed to help would-be house buyers who only have small…

          Jobs in Chester Go as DVLA Shuts Doors

          Jobs in Chester Go as DVLA Shuts Doors

          Sixteen jobs have been lost at Chester’s DVLA office after it was announced that it will close its doors. The decision to close the Norroy House branch on Nuns Road brings to an end a two year campaign by DVLA…

            Flintshire Recycling Firm to Expand after Finance Wales Loan

            Flintshire Recycling Firm to Expand after Finance Wales Loan

            A recycling company has received a second debt investment from Finance Wales which will provide the Flintshire-based company with the development capital it needed to install a state-of-the-art recycling plant. Paperback Collection & Recycling Ltd  (Paperback Recycling) has been salvaging…

              Wales Coast Path ‘adds £32m to Economy’ in 12 Months

              Wales Coast Path ‘adds £32m to Economy’ in 12 Months

              The Wales Coast Path attracted nearly three million visitors and brought £32m to the economy over 12 months, figures suggest. Tourism bosses said it had added “another dimension” to the attraction of walking in Wales. The coastal path stretches 870…

                Firm Wows Ministers With New Innovations

                Firm Wows Ministers With New Innovations

                The top trailer maker in Europe has unveiled three new flagship products at an international launch. Ifor Williams hosted 150 distributors from across the UK and 20 different countries around the world for the event at the company’s headquarters in…

                  Cautious Backing for Broughton Medical Centre Plans

                  Cautious Backing for Broughton Medical Centre Plans

                  Controversial plans for a medical centre have been lodged as part of wider plans for a hotel and restaurant development. Development Securities plc want to build the facility on land also earmarked for an 80-room hotel and food and drinks outlets,…

                    Surface Transforms Raises Cash

                    Surface Transforms Raises Cash

                    Surface Transforms, the Ellesmere Port-based brakes manufacturer, has raised £327,000 through a share placing. The company, which produces, high performance automotive and lighter aircraft brakes, will use the funding to strengthen its working capital position. The business has placed 3,843,498…

                      Free Business Growth Seminar Event in Chester

                      Free Business Growth Seminar Event in Chester

                      If you run or own a business in and around the Cheshire region and want to accelerate business growth then this FREE Morning Breakfast Seminar  will help you achieve your vision and focus on business growth. Pamela Drew from Business…

                        Automotive Supplier Chooses Wirral for UK Debut

                        Automotive Supplier Chooses Wirral for UK Debut

                        Legat Owen has completed a 17,500 sq ft letting on behalf of District Estates in Wirral to car suspension supplier Maxtrac for its first UK distribution facility and head office. Maxtrac has taken unit one in Stadium Court, Bromborough on…

                          Morris Homes Enjoying Very Active Market

                          Morris Homes Enjoying Very Active Market

                          Cheshire-based Morris Homes saw a 55% increase in sales completed and 90% rise in reservations for agreements to purchase during the six months to October compared to the same time last year. The company opened sales on 14 sites in…

                            No Point Arguing Over Housing Supply says Cheshire East

                            No Point Arguing Over Housing Supply says Cheshire East

                            The embattled local authority has withdrawn the housing land supply arguments from its evidence in appeal hearings into two applications in Brereton and Sandbach. A council spokesman said: “At a meeting of the Strategic Planning Board on 15 November, the…

                              MDA Innovation Network Event – Friday 6th December 2013

                              MDA Innovation Network Event – Friday 6th December 2013

                              The next MDA Innovation Network Business Breakfast will be held at Riverside Innovation Centre in Chester on Friday 6th December. Riverside Innovation Centre are hosting this event in partnership with the MDA and has been sponsored by itravelsmart. The event will…

                                2014 UK Energy Innovation Awards Open for Entries

                                2014 UK Energy Innovation Awards Open for Entries

                                Businesses from the UK and abroad are invited to enter the fourth annual UK Energy Innovation Awards celebrating the projects, technologies and talent at the forefront of innovation within the energy sector.  The Energy Innovation Centre (EIC), the UK organisation…

                                  Langton Unveils 20:20 Vision for Chester

                                  Langton Unveils 20:20 Vision for Chester

                                  Schemes such as Northgate will be crucial to achieving Chester’s ambitions over the coming decade, according to the new chairman of Chester Renaissance. Eric Langton, who has taken over the role from former Northwest Regional Development Agency boss Steve Broomhead,…

                                    MBO for Forshaw Group

                                    MBO for Forshaw Group

                                      Building repair business the Forshaw Group has undergone a management buyout, supported by the Merseyside Special Investment Fund (MSIF). Directors Liam Hanlon and Jay Calvert have led the buyout of the Liverpool-headquartered business. The company provides property restoration and…

                                      New Chairman for Body Working to Improve Chester

                                      New Chairman for Body Working to Improve Chester

                                      Eric Langton, former editor-in-chief of newspaper publisher Trinity Mirror Cheshire, has taken over from Prof Steven Broomhead as chairman of Chester Renaissance. Langton has been on the Renaissance board for two years. He is a member of the Chester Business…

                                        Framework Seeks to Reduce £1m Annual NHS Taxi Spend

                                        Framework Seeks to Reduce £1m Annual NHS Taxi Spend

                                        NHS trusts in Cheshire and Merseyside could save some of the £1m spent annually on taxi fares through a new four-year framework agreement. Part of the Sustainability Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention initiative, the framework will be used by NHS…