Archive for September, 2015

Wrexham JCB Under Threat of 400 Job Cuts

Wrexham JCB Under Threat of 400 Job Cuts

Jobs are under threat at JCB plants in Wrexham with the firm set to cut 400 jobs across the UK. JCB has today started a consultation process with staff over proposed redundancies following a rapid deterioration in world construction equipment…

    Chinese MOU Signed by Wirral Business Community

    Chinese MOU Signed by Wirral Business Community

    Representatives from the Wirral’s business community have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Taicang General Chamber of Commerce, paving the way for stronger trade links between the area and the fast-growing Chinese city. The delegation, which included Wirral…

      New Generation Vauxhall Secures 2000 Jobs in Ellesmere Port

      New Generation Vauxhall Secures 2000 Jobs in Ellesmere Port

      To celebrate the launch of the all-new seventh generation Vauxhall Astra, workers at the Ellesmere Port manufacturing plant – home of the Astra for over 36 years – choreographed 128 new models to create the image of the Union Jack…

        Tessella Opens New Base at Sci-Tech Daresbury

        Tessella Opens New Base at Sci-Tech Daresbury

        Analytics, software and consulting services company Tessella is to open a new base at Sci-Tech Daresbury in Cheshire. The business will extend its existing relationship with the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), one of the three joint venture…

          Controversial Incinerator in Deeside Could Be Disaster

          Controversial Incinerator in Deeside Could Be Disaster

          Developers of a controversial incinerator in Deeside fear a proposed green law could lead to Welsh waste being shipped abroad. Once built up to 200,000 tones of non-recyclable household and industrial waste will be burnt at Parc Adfer on Deeside Industrial Estate….

            Flintshire Firm Redrow Turnover Tops £1bn for First Time

            Flintshire Firm Redrow Turnover Tops £1bn for First Time

            Flintshire housebuilder Redrow has smashed through the £1bn turnover mark for the first time as house sales and prices rise. This year the Group delivered record results with revenue of £1,150m. Profit before tax was £204m, exceeding the £200m milestone…

              Wirral Community Invited to Have Their Say on Public Services

              Wirral Community Invited to Have Their Say on Public Services

              Wirral people will get a chance to have their say on what the public sector’s future priorities should be in the largest consultation project ever seen in the borough. The council is holding a “partnership summit” with public sector, business…

                £200m Plan to Improve Congested A494, A55 and A548

                £200m Plan to Improve Congested A494, A55 and A548

                A £200m major improvement plan to ease congestion on the notorious A55, A494 and A548 Deeside Corridor. The Welsh Government is holding four information sessions on two proposed routes to relieve the congested road network between Wrexham, Chester and Deeside,…

                  ACCELERATE 2015 – Promotional Code

                  ACCELERATE 2015 – Promotional Code

                  As a flagship event of the International Festival for Business (IFB 2014) ACCELERATE has gained a reputation for a business event that really delivers. Big name speakers, 1000 delegates and bespoke and genuinely inspirational workshops give your business the perfect…

                    Welsh House Prices to Rise 6% over 2015

                    Welsh House Prices to Rise 6% over 2015

                    Welsh house prices will rise 6% over 2015 according to surveyors. The RICS UK Residential Market Survey found that the supply of homes was failing to keep up with demand – causing prices to start to increase. The RICS price…

                      Airbus in £9bn Deal for 110 Aircrafts and New US Factory

                      Airbus in £9bn Deal for 110 Aircrafts and New US Factory

                      Wizz Air has firmed-up a commitment for 110 A321neo aircraft as Airbus inaugurates its first US jet making plant. The £9bn pound agreement is the largest single order for the popular A321neo ever. The deal pushes firm NEO orders above…

                        MDA Innovation Network Business Breakfast – 13th October 2015

                        MDA Innovation Network Business Breakfast – 13th October 2015

                        The MDA Innovation Network invites you back after the summer to our first business breakfast of the season. Venue: Coleg Cambria, Kelsterton Road, Connah’s Quay, Deeside, CH5 4BR   Date: Tuesday 13th October 2015 Time: 8.30am – 9.30am – (Registration…

                          Historic Dock Tower Plan for Wirral Engineering College

                          Historic Dock Tower Plan for Wirral Engineering College

                          A disused grade 2-listed Victorian building on the banks of the Mersey is set to be converted into an education centre for advanced manufacturing and engineering skills by a partnership of Mersey Maritime, Liverpool John Moores University and the Peel…

                            IO Group Buys Chester Trade Park

                            IO Group Buys Chester Trade Park

                            Acting on behalf of CBRE Global Investors, CBRE’s Manchester investment team has sold Chester Trade Park to clients of IO Group for £2.45m, representing a net initial yield of 6.90%. The 1.4-acre trade park south of Chester city centre is…

                              Further Business Opportunities Between UK and China

                              Further Business Opportunities Between UK and China

                              In developing international partnerships to help promote IFB 2016 overseas, festival chair, Max Steinberg was delighted to welcome Stephen Phillips, CBBC chief executive, to festival headquarters in Liverpool to renew their agreement from the 2014 inaugural event. “As the leading…

                                Sci-Tech Daresbury Collaboration on the Rise

                                Sci-Tech Daresbury Collaboration on the Rise

                                More companies operating from Sci-Tech Daresbury are forming collaborations with universities than ever before, according to figures from the science and innovation campus. A tenant survey conducted by Sci-Tech Daresbury has found that 64 per cent of businesses are collaborating…

                                  Welsh Women to Benefit from New Living Wage

                                  Welsh Women to Benefit from New Living Wage

                                  Women in Wales are expected to be among those benefitting the most from the new national living wage, which comes into force next year. From April 2016, firms across the UK will have to pay all workers over 25 at…

                                    Huge Growth Potential for Northern Companies

                                    Huge Growth Potential for Northern Companies

                                    The Northern Powerhouse agenda offers businesses in the North the greatest growth opportunity since the Victorian era, according to the latest research. KPMG and IPPR North’s ‘From rhetoric to reality: a business agenda for the Northern Powerhouse’ report outlines the…

                                      Welsh University Warning of ICT Skills Shortage by 2020

                                      Welsh University Warning of ICT Skills Shortage by 2020

                                      A Welsh university is hoping to encourage more students to take up computer science, after warnings that Europe could face an IT skills shortage by 2020. ccording to the European Union there will be 900,000 unfilled computing jobs across the…

                                        Solar Boss in St Asaph Writes to Prime Minister

                                        Solar Boss in St Asaph Writes to Prime Minister

                                        A leading solar installer has written a personal letter to Prime Minister David Cameron over threats to the tariffs customers receive for renewable energy. According to Gareth Jones, the boss of the award-winning Carbon Zero Renewables and president of North…