Archive for June, 2014

Virgin to Keep Running Services to North Wales until 2017

Virgin to Keep Running Services to North Wales until 2017

Virgin Trains will continue to run rail services on the West Coast mainline to North Wales after it secured a deal for the franchise until March 2017. The operator said there will be “significant improvements” for customers with the introduction…

    RGF Round Six Opens

    RGF Round Six Opens

    North West businesses can bid for a share of £200m in the latest round of the Regional Growth Fund. The Government has committed £460m in the North West to date from the first five rounds of the Regional Growth Fund,…

      Wrexham Science Festival is Back for 2014!

      Wrexham Science Festival is Back for 2014!

      Wrexham Science Festival is back… and bigger than ever before. Highlights of this year’s free programme include an appearance by award-winning stand-up Helen Arney, and the Science of Star Wars with author and TV presenter, Mark Brake. Last year, organisers took the…

        Chances of Housing at Hospital Site Improved

        Chances of Housing at Hospital Site Improved

        The public inquiry into the former North Wales Hospital in Denbigh has been adjourned. The inquiry was expected to finish on Friday, May 30, but had been adjourned until July 3 to hear further evidence. The inquiry is into an…

          New Online Shopping Venture to Create 3000 Jobs

          New Online Shopping Venture to Create 3000 Jobs

          A new staffed online shopping collection and returns service located in railway stations and major hubs across the UK has launched and is set to create 3,000 jobs, the partners behind the venture have said. Doddle is to open in…

            £430m West Coast Contract Awarded to Virgin

            £430m West Coast Contract Awarded to Virgin

            Virgin will continue to operate the West Coast Main Line, which links London Euston to destinations including Holyhead on the Isle of Anglesey, after being awarded a new £430m deal by the government. The rail operator said it would increase…

              Quartet of Deals for Former Habitat Site

              Quartet of Deals for Former Habitat Site

              Four restaurants have agreed deals to take space in the former Habitat store in Chester city centre. The property on Pepper Street is to be split into four separate units providing a total of 25,014 sq ft. Chimighanga, Coast to…

                Sales Soar at Electroimpact UK After Contract Success

                Sales Soar at Electroimpact UK After Contract Success

                Turnover has jumped by a half to more than £20m at a Deeside-based aerospace engineering business following a series of contract successes. Electroimpact UK, which assembles wings and fuselages for clients such as Airbus, also reported soaring profits. According to…

                  Leisure Business Expands with Funding Deal

                  Leisure Business Expands with Funding Deal

                  A North Wales leisure operator has acquired a new site after securing a funding deal. Tir Prince Raceway Ltd, which is headquartered in Towyn, has spent £310,000 on the acquisition and refurbishment of the Fun Factory amusement arcade, which was…

                    Revenue Boost for Fire-Hit Peckforton Castle

                    Revenue Boost for Fire-Hit Peckforton Castle

                    Turnover has risen by almost a fifth at luxury hotel Peckforton Castle just two years after the grade I-listed building suffered £6m of damage in a devastating fire. A “very strong” wedding market has driven the growth in a “great…

                      Invitation to Networking and Drinks at IFB 2014

                      Invitation to Networking and Drinks at IFB 2014

                      Invitation to Networking and Drinks at the Liverpool International Festival of Business Thursday 26th June,  5pm, PlaceEXPO, No.4 St Paul’s Square, Old Hall Street, Liverpool  L3 9SJ Prime Minister, RT Hon. David Cameron, officially opened the International Festival for Business…

                        New £12.4m School a Step Closer

                        New £12.4m School a Step Closer

                        Plans for a new £12.4 million school for up to 100 pupils with special educational needs have taken a significant step forward. At its meeting last week, the Gwynedd Council Cabinet gave the go ahead to a statutory consultation on…

                          Place Tech UK Event – 15th July 2014

                          Place Tech UK Event – 15th July 2014

                          This event as part of the PlaceEXPO series will discuss the latest trends in science park planning and development in the UK’s core cities. Using GVA’s report, Driving Future Growth: Core Cities and the Knowledge Economy, launched at MIPIM 2014, the event…

                            Deal Values Pochins at £9.4m

                            Deal Values Pochins at £9.4m

                            An agreement has finally been reached to take Cheshire construction group Pochin’s private. The offer by James Nicholson, the grandson of the founder, and other members of the Pochin family values the Middlewich company at £9.4m. The agreement follows more…

                              New Video Shows Business Growth in West Cheshire

                              New Video Shows Business Growth in West Cheshire

                              A new video showing business growth in West Cheshire is being seen by national and international delegates in Liverpool. Produced by Cheshire West and Chester Council, the video is being shown during the International Festival for Business running from June…

                                MDA Innovation Network Event – Friday 11th July 2014

                                MDA Innovation Network Event – Friday 11th July 2014

                                The next MDA Innovation Network Business Breakfast will be held at Redwither Tower, Wrexham on Friday 11th July 2014. Redwither Tower are hosting this event in partnership with the MDA. The event will again be featuring a selection of public…

                                  Wirral Council to Axe 500 Jobs in Bid to Save £27m

                                  Wirral Council to Axe 500 Jobs in Bid to Save £27m

                                  Around 500 jobs are to be axed from Wirral council under the latest cost-cutting measures. Staff at the authority are being briefed today by managers about the council plans to shed hundreds of posts. Council chief executive Graham Burgess confirmed…

                                    Countdown Begins for Talk on Local Government’s Future

                                    Countdown Begins for Talk on Local Government’s Future

                                    The future role of local government in Wales will be placed under the spotlight when public sector leaders meet in Llandudno on Thursday 19 June 2014. Set against a backdrop of severe public sector austerity, rising demand for public services…

                                      Small Business Means Big Business – Breakfast Event

                                      Small Business Means Big Business – Breakfast Event

                                      Thursday, 19 June 2014 from 08:00 to 10:00 At PlaceExpo 4 St Paul’s Square  L3 9SJ Are you a new or small business? are you looking to secure a contact from a larger corporate organisation? Pitching to buyers is a difficult…

                                        Anwyl Construction Announces New Contracts Worth £17m

                                        Anwyl Construction Announces New Contracts Worth £17m

                                        Major developer Anwyl Construction has announced over £17 million  in new contracts across the region –  helping secure more than 100 jobs. Anwyl will this summer start work  on a range of major new works for a  string of high…