Archive for December, 2013

MoneyPlus Group Makes Wirral Acquisition

MoneyPlus Group Makes Wirral Acquisition

Manchester-headquartered debt advice provider MoneyPlus Group has acquired a company on the Wirral. The company, which is backed by Palatine Private Equity, has snapped up Debt Movers in Bromborough for an undisclosed sum. This follows the recent acquisition of law…

    Five Year Housing Land Supply ‘Close’ Says Council

    Five Year Housing Land Supply ‘Close’ Says Council

    Cheshire East is close to achieving its five year housing  supply – but could still have a  fight on its hands as it is working to a 5% buffer. At present the borough is a  sitting duck for developers  who…

      Ellesmere Port MP Hails Contribution of Small Firms

      Ellesmere Port MP Hails Contribution of Small Firms

      Ellesmere Port and Neston MP Andrew Miller has joined shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna in celebrating the contribution of small businesses in the area as part of the UK’s inaugural Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday is a grass-roots campaign…

        Rural Pub Opening Boosts Economy of Flintshire Village

        Rural Pub Opening Boosts Economy of Flintshire Village

        When a businessman set about  re-opening a village pub he looked  local and has helped provide a major  boost to the rural economy. Caerwys businessman Zac Savva  bought The Piccadilly Inn in his  home village with an aim of rejuvenating…

          Seaside Apartment Scheme Handed Over

          Seaside Apartment Scheme Handed Over

          Magenta Living has completed its latest development, a £2.4m apartment complex in Hoylake, Wirral. The Redshanks in Market Street contains 32 two-bedroom apartments. Local MP and employment minister, Esther McVey, joined Jessica Plumb and Martha Clowes, pupils of Holy Trinity…

            Three Clinch RGF Cash

            Three Clinch RGF Cash

            Three companies have secured Regional Growth Fund cash from Wirral Council’s £5m grant through Invest Wirral. A technology company, engineering products supplier and law firm have secured investment. Cabfind.com is to use the funding to develop a new software development…

              HS2 Report: High Speed Rail ‘Essential to UK’

              HS2 Report: High Speed Rail ‘Essential to UK’

              High-speed rail is “essential for the UK”, according to a report by a committee of MPs. The risk of not going ahead with the project “significantly outweigh the risks of doing so”, the House of Commons Transport Committee has said….

                North Wales Cycling Route Funded by Windfarm

                North Wales Cycling Route Funded by Windfarm

                The tourism fund associated with Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm is to support a new partnership to promote tourism facilities across the North Wales coast. The £170,000 Green Links project will bring together and promote a range of attractions…

                  New Bid to Create Golf Range on Chester Wildflower Site

                  New Bid to Create Golf Range on Chester Wildflower Site

                  A controversial plan to turn a wildflower meadow into a practice range for Chester Golf Club has been resubmitted 11 months after it was first withdrawn. The plan, on land next to the golf club off River Lane called Saltney Acres…

                    Capenhurst Site Renewal Continues

                    Capenhurst Site Renewal Continues

                    Capenhurst Nuclear Services has awarded a £5.5m contract to Herte UK to remove asbestos and clean areas of the nuclear-licensed site in Cheshire. Herte UK, based in Preston Brook, Warrington, beat rivals to the public contract advertised in May with…

                      East Cheshire Employment Park Wins Approval

                      East Cheshire Employment Park Wins Approval

                      Cheshire East Council has granted outline planning consent for up to 1.5m sq ft of industrial and distribution space on the former Wardle Airfield in Nantwich. Acting on behalf of landowner the Haughton Estate, HOW Planning submitted an outline planning…

                        15,000 Homes in Rural Communities to Get Superfast Broadband

                        15,000 Homes in Rural Communities to Get Superfast Broadband

                        The areas in around Chester set to benefit new broadband networks in Cheshire have been announced. From the end of March  next year, high-speed broadband will become available to around 15,000 homes, mainly outlying and rural communities. In the first…

                          New Art Building Opens at Wirral Sixth Form College

                          New Art Building Opens at Wirral Sixth Form College

                           new art building has been officially opened at Wirral’s sixth form college. The school of art and design building at Birkenhead Sixth Form College was opened by the Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside, Dame Lorna Muirhead DBE. Dame Lorna was joined…

                            Redrow’s 1500 Unit Port Plan Approved

                            Redrow’s 1500 Unit Port Plan Approved

                            Controversial plans for 1,570 new homes by Redrow on farmland in Little Sutton, Ellesmere Port have been approved by Cheshire West & Chester Council. The proposal was passed at CWAC’s planning committee on Thursday evening by five votes to two…

                              Kuwait Airways to Buy 25 Airbus Planes in Multi-Billion Pound Deal

                              Kuwait Airways to Buy 25 Airbus Planes in Multi-Billion Pound Deal

                              Kuwait Airways, the National airline of Kuwait, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to buy ten A350-900 and fifteen A320neo Family aircraft. The order is part of Kuwait Airways’ fleet renewal strategy. The carrier already operates three A320, three…

                                Funding Available for Manufacturers

                                Funding Available for Manufacturers

                                A total of £200,000 worth of business support is being made available by the Manufacturing Institute to 50 small and medium-sized manufacturers in Warrington and Cheshire. The cash is being offered to help them increase efficiency, improve sales, unlock cashflow…

                                  Leaders Lament HP Job Losses

                                  Leaders Lament HP Job Losses

                                  Hewlett-Packard’s plans to cut more than 480 jobs in Warrington have been described as “unfortunate” for the town. The IT giant has unveiled plans to cut more than 1,100 jobs in the UK across its operations early next year, including…

                                    CMS Moves into Daresbury

                                    CMS Moves into Daresbury

                                    Cash Management Solutions, a business which manages £15bn of cash a year for its clients, has moved into Vanguard House at Sci-Tech Daresbury. The business specialises in forecasting and managing cash and currently and is the 14th company to move…

                                      Developer Partners with Fred Dane for Anglesey Venture

                                      Developer Partners with Fred Dane for Anglesey Venture

                                      Property development company Conygar Investment Company has created a joint venture with Betfred’s Fred Done to develop a new truck stop facility on Anglesey. The JV, through Done’s truck stop subsidiary Road King, plans to develop and operate the facility…

                                        Funding Deal for ESL Fuels

                                        Funding Deal for ESL Fuels

                                        ESL Fuels, which has its main hub in Stanlow, has refinanced to increase its working capital to £5m. The company, a blender and supplier than specialises in the manufacture of innovative fuel products, has refinanced its previous overdraft facility with…