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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…

                  Infrastructure Deals in North West Tops £2bn

                  Infrastructure Deals in North West Tops £2bn

                  The North West led the way in the infrastructure sector as the value of contracts awarded nationally reached £2bn, according to Cheshire-based construction intelligence services company Barbour ABI. Based on a three month rolling average, deals last month were almost 90%…

                    50 New Jobs to be Created at Wrexham Aerospace Firm

                    50 New Jobs to be Created at Wrexham Aerospace Firm

                    An aerospace firm will create 50 highly-skilled jobs in Wrexham with a £65m investment in a new manufacturing facility. Cytec Industries Inc is expanding its aerospace supply operations in Wrexham in a move backed by the Welsh Government. The Welsh…

                      Hotel Included in Enhanced £300m Chester Northgate Masterplan

                      Hotel Included in Enhanced £300m Chester Northgate Masterplan

                      An enhanced masterplan for Chester’s £300m Northgate Development is to be considered by Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Cabinet on Wednesday, 2 September. The proposals for the flagship retail and leisure development now include a new hotel as a replacement…

                        New Study Could Pave Way for Thousands of Jobs

                        New Study Could Pave Way for Thousands of Jobs

                        A new study is now underway that could help create thousands of jobs in Winsford. The study is being carried out by BE Group and will look at how to make the most of land allocated for employment at the Winsford…

                          Airbus Files Patent for Supersonic Jet

                          Airbus Files Patent for Supersonic Jet

                          Airbus have filed a patent for supersonic planes that could travel between London and New York in just one hour. The ultra rapid air vehicle has been dubbed the “son of Concorde” and would travel at four-and-a-half times the speed…

                            New £30m Chester Cultural Centre Progressing Well

                            New £30m Chester Cultural Centre Progressing Well

                            Chester’s new £30 million Cultural Centre is taking shape, as construction work shifts up a gear. New images released by builders Kier Group show swift progress is being made on the theatre complex at the former Odeon cinema on Northgate…

                              Grants Available for Wirral Companies Who Encourage Cycling

                              Grants Available for Wirral Companies Who Encourage Cycling

                              Wirral businesses are being invited to bid for grants of up to £2,500 to encourage workers to get on their bikes. The cash has been made available through the Liverpool City Region’s Sustainable Transport Enhancement Package – “STEP” – to…

                                Ministers Acknowledge the Potential of the Mersey Dee Region

                                Ministers Acknowledge the Potential of the Mersey Dee Region

                                On Tuesday 18 August, the Minister for Local Growth and the Northern Powerhouse, James Wharton MP and the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Wales, Alun Cairns MP visited Coleg Cambria in Deeside to take part in a roundtable discussion…

                                  Wrexham Super Prison Name Requires Queen Approval

                                  Wrexham Super Prison Name Requires Queen Approval

                                  A new £212m super prison is to be named by the people of North Wales – but will require a royal seal of approval. Schools, faith groups, historical societies and local authorities will be among those asked for suggestions that…

                                    Airbus in Deal with India’s Largest Domestic Airline

                                    Airbus in Deal with India’s Largest Domestic Airline

                                    IndiGo, India’s largest domestic airline by market share, has firmed up its order to buy 250 Airbus A320neo aircraft. The airline signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus in October 2014 to purchase the aircraft, and has now firmed up…

                                      Unilever Advanced Manufacturing Centre Set for Go-Ahead

                                      Unilever Advanced Manufacturing Centre Set for Go-Ahead

                                      Plans to build an Advanced Manufacturing Centre that would allow  scientists and engineers to test new ideas for personal care and  homecare products at Unilever’s Port Sunlight complex look set to be given the go-ahead. The £24m scheme, which has…

                                        LEP welcomes the Northern Powerhouse Minister to Cheshire & Warrington

                                        LEP welcomes the Northern Powerhouse Minister to Cheshire & Warrington

                                        The Minister for Local Growth and the Northern Powerhouse, James Wharton, highlighted the importance of Cheshire and Warrington in Government’s  plans for the Northern Powerhouse during a visit to the North West this week. LEP Board Member and well-known music…