Archive for November, 2014

Wrexham Successful in High Street Grant Bid

Wrexham Successful in High Street Grant Bid

Wrexham’s retail offering will be boosted following a successful bid for  a Business in the Community grant, after the town centre was selected  to be included in its Healthy High Streets campaign. The Healthy High Streets campaign is supporting 100…

    Northgate Project Appoints JLL

    Northgate Project Appoints JLL

    Property agency JLL has been selected to advise on the retail aspects of the £300m Northgate scheme. JLL is to work with Cheshire West & Chester Council’s development manager Rivington Land to help to secure a department store anchor and…

      Multi Million Pound Wirral Tunnel Scheme Approved

      Multi Million Pound Wirral Tunnel Scheme Approved

      An £8million scheme to rewire and replace the lighting in the Wallasey Kingsway Tunnel has been approved by Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. The work, which includes relocating cabling from along the side of the tubes to the invert below…

        Leadership Change at Airbus UK

        Leadership Change at Airbus UK

        The head of Airbus UK is stepping down after almost a decade at the helm of the business. Robin Southwell OBE has decided to pursue new business opportunities outside the Group which employs 6,000 people at Broughton in North Wales…

          UK Energy Innovation Awards 2015

          UK Energy Innovation Awards 2015

          Innovators from across the energy industry and SME community are being invited to enter the UK’s leading energy innovation awards which showcase and celebrate outstanding projects, technologies and talent making a real impact in the energy sector. Now in its…

            Calls for Wrexham To Follow Proposed Denbighshire Merger

            Calls for Wrexham To Follow Proposed Denbighshire Merger

            The Dee Valley would be better off being part of Wrexham if the merger between the counties of Denbighshire and Conwy goes ahead. That was the warning from Llangollen county councillors Rhys Hughes and Stuart Davies as councillors discussed the…

              Council Leaders Call on Government for More Power

              Council Leaders Call on Government for More Power

              Members of Liverpool City Region’s Combined Authority have agreed to call on the Government to initiate immediate discussions for the devolution of significant powers to the region. The five council leaders, Mayor of Liverpool and the leader of Wirral Council,…

                Regions to Benefit from Northern Powerhouse

                Regions to Benefit from Northern Powerhouse

                Philip Cox, the chief executive of Cheshire and Warrington LEP, outlines why he believes the benefits of the Northern Powerhouse will extend beyond the city regions. Powerhouse is such an evocative word. Literally energy, industry and unstoppable momentum but also…

                  Growth for Tiger Tim in Flintshire

                  Growth for Tiger Tim in Flintshire

                  Flintshire-headquartered Tiger Tim Products has grown its sales and profits yet again despite deepening financial woes in important European markets such as Italy and Spain. The company claims to be the world’s largest manufacturer of firelighters, selling more than 100…

                    Ineos Set to Invest £640m in Exploration

                    Ineos Set to Invest £640m in Exploration

                    Chemicals giant Ineos is to announce plans to invest up to $1bn (£640m) in shale gas exploration and production in the UK, the BBC understands. The company plans to use the gas as a raw material for its chemicals plants,…

                      Vision for Glyndwr University is Unveiled

                      Vision for Glyndwr University is Unveiled

                      Glyndŵr University is making huge strides in business, technology and research thanks to a new-look operational line-up. As part of the Wrexham-based University’s revamped structure, the 11 heads of operations say they have enjoyed a successful start to the 2014/15…

                        Deeside Based KK Fine Foods in £4.2m Expansion

                        Deeside Based KK Fine Foods in £4.2m Expansion

                        KK Fine Foods is creating 90 new jobs on Deeside Enterprise Zone in its largest investment to date, with support from the Welsh Government and Finance Wales. The £4.2million investment is creating an additional 10,000 sq ft of manufacturing space…

                          Bids Invited for Wirral Community Projects

                          Bids Invited for Wirral Community Projects

                          Wirral West Constituency Committee is inviting local organisations to bid for funding for local projects that will positively impact on life in the area. £50,000 has been made available through the Community Fund grants programme by Wirral West Constituency Team….

                            Hundreds of Jobs to Be Lost at Shotton Paper Mill

                            Hundreds of Jobs to Be Lost at Shotton Paper Mill

                            UPM the paper manufacture which owns Shotton paper mill – is to close one of its newsprint machine at the factory, in an effort to improve profit. UPM Shotton which employs 370 people manufactures standard newsprint, the paper used for…

                              Chester University Joins National College

                              Chester University Joins National College

                              The University of Chester has been announced as a participant in the establishment of a National College for Onshore Oil and Gas by the UKOOG, the representative body for the UK onshore oil and gas industry. Building on the UK’s world-leading…

                                Work Begins on Wrexham ‘Super Prison’

                                Work Begins on Wrexham ‘Super Prison’

                                Construction work has finally got under way on a £212m prison on Wrexham Industrial Estate. A Ministry of Justice (MoJ) spokesman yesterday confirmed work had started on the building on the former Firestone site. “The prison will be the first…

                                  Indigo Awnings Set Sights on Growing Business

                                  Indigo Awnings Set Sights on Growing Business

                                  It’s supplied awnings and parasols for the 2012 Olympics, Lords Cricket Ground and the revamped Wembley Stadium. Now Trevor Ruddle wants to grow his Indigo Awnings business and has his sights set on a site just outside Mold. “We’ve weathered…

                                    Ice Cream Farm Secures £4m Investment in Cheshire

                                    Ice Cream Farm Secures £4m Investment in Cheshire

                                    The Ice Cream Farm at Tattenhall has scooped permission for a £4m-plus investment to create a mouth-watering visitor experience. The farm aims to prolong customer stay and increase spend by building one of the world’s biggest purpose-built ice cream parlours…

                                      Council Merger Set to Take Step Forward

                                      Council Merger Set to Take Step Forward

                                      Two councils are to take a step closer to a merger with both set to vote on their next move next week. Denbighshire County Council are to vote on sending a formal Expression of Interest to the Welsh Government by…

                                        Cheshire Law Firm Grow With Funding

                                        Cheshire Law Firm Grow With Funding

                                        A personal injury firm in Cheshire is to take on new staff after securing support from Yorkshire Bank. Knutsford-based Aegis Law has received a funding package from the bank’s business and private banking centre in Manchester. The firm said the…