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Pay packets are worth over £100 a week less in some parts of the North West than in 2008, according to new analysis published by the TUC.
Date Published 14/12/2018
Leading car care manufacturer Tetrosyl has hit back at claims that their distribution centre in Castleton is being used to store dangerous chemicals.
The success of the Northern Powerhouse will depend on the skills of our workforces. An ageing workforce is creating a significant skills gap with “almost half of engineering...
Date Published 12/12/2018
M&Y Maintenance and Construction has donated £200 worth of winter essentials to homelessness charity, Petrus Community.
M&Y Maintenance and Construction, based in St Helens,...
Rochdale Training has recently celebrated the success of its apprentices at its 49th Awards celebration.
Date Published 07/12/2018
GJD’s longest serving staff member, Chris Moore, celebrated 30 years of service and was presented with a long-service award to recognise and celebrate his long service at GJD on...
More than 2,600 Tesco stores across the UK, including Rochdale, took part in the annual Tesco Food Collection from Thursday 29 November to Saturday 1 December, encouraging...
Date Published 06/12/2018
Elliott Absorbent Products Ltd in Littleborough have invested £1.25 million in a state-of-the-art factory and new sealed edge pad machine, building on their previous success of...
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has called for more transparency around preparations currently being drawn up as part of a Clean Air Plan in Greater Manchester. The plan,...
It was a busy weekend at Rochdale Exchange, when both Santa and the annual Small Business Saturday arrived at the centre and both proved very popular.
GJD is very pleased to announce it has been shortlisted as a UK OSPA 2019 finalist in the Outstanding Equipment Manufacturer category. Winners will be announced at an evening...
Date Published 03/12/2018
A Rochdale-based hairstylist has won an award for Best Hairstylist at the 2018 Oracle Awards.
Date Published 05/12/2018
A sales graduate working for Howarth Timber & Building Supplies has recently been named Rising Star of the Year at the 2018 British Excellence in Sales Management Awards (BESMA),...
Date Published 04/12/2018
Middleton celebrated Small Business Saturday by holding a Christmas Window Dressing Competition.
A successful launch party was held for Littleborough’s first plant-based café on Monday (3 December).
A Rochdale couple have successfully won an industrial tribunal against their employer for unfair dismissal.
The performance of North West manufacturers has remained healthy in the final months of the year despite a cocktail of factors related to Brexit uncertainty, weaker global growth...
A businessman from Rochdale has won an Asian Business Leaders Award after being nominated in three different categories on Thursday (29 November).
Long-established Greater Manchester server, storage and networking specialist King of Servers has acquired Heywood based Think4 IT Solutions to create Evaris, a value-added...
Millions of employees in the service industry could collect an early Christmas present from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Food, coats, scarves, gloves and hats have been donated to a local charity by Rochdale Training.
Over the last few months, the training provider has donated the goods to...
The Growth Company, a social enterprise based in Greater Manchester has won the Education & Training Social Enterprise award at the UK Social Enterprise Awards, held last night at...
Date Published 30/11/2018
Just seven percent of new UK jobs created in the last decade were based in the north west, new figures show.
The BBC Shared Data Unit has looked at data from Nomis, the...
Date Published 29/11/2018
Engineers from some of the world’s biggest tech firms have developed a new tool to tackle online grooming.
A kind-hearted business has given the borough’s Christmas Toy Appeal its biggest ever boost – donating 20 Kindle Fire tablets and another £1,000 worth of gifts for local...
The Mayor of Rochdale opened the new B&M Wallhead store, on Kingsway Retail Park yesterday (Wednesday 28 November).
Throughout 2018 there have been more and more stories about how consumers are locked into contracts by big brands, who initially offer great deals and then dramatically increase...
Employment rate in the North West is at its highest since records began, according to Deloitte’s latest Power Up report, but the region must invest in key growth drivers to...
Date Published 28/11/2018
Thirty of Rochdale’s finest businesses have been revealed at a special ‘Rochdale 30’ tea and cake reception at the Town Hall on Monday (26 November).
Private landowners have warned that fines for householders who pass their waste to a rogue ‘man and van’ for disposal are just the ‘tip of the iceberg’ in the fight to deter...
Date Published 27/11/2018
Rochdale based lingerie, swimwear and nightwear specialists Chantilly has won the 'Excellence and Outstanding Achievement' award at the 2018 Stars: Underlines Best Shop Awards.
Large companies should reveal the numbers of disabled people they employ, the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work Sarah Newton urged this week as part of a drive to...
Date Published 26/11/2018
Employers have the right to expect their employees to make it into work when they are required and have no legal obligation to pay them for any periods in which they fail to do...
Date Published 22/11/2018
Oliver’s Café in Milnrow is offering a free festive lunch for Milnrow and Newhey residents this Christmas Day.
A brand new high end menswear store has opened in Rochdale town centre, in a further boost to the council’s £400m regeneration programme.
A Rochdale snooker hall has sponsored a Wardle children’s football team.
Date Published 21/11/2018
A local Co-op store has donated hundreds of pounds towards festive goodies for a village Christmas lights switch-on.
The team at a local optician in Rochdale hosted an in-store family fun day, raising over £100 for a national children’s charity.
Date Published 20/11/2018
Shopping has become a better customer experience after moving to Norden, one of Rochdale’s oldest family businesses says.
Date Published 18/11/2018
Blue Rose Gifts in Heywood donned outfits with an unusual twist to raise money for Children in Need this week (12-16 November).
Date Published 16/11/2018
The Made Smarter North West launch took place as part of Digital Manufacturing Week and the Manufacturers Leaders’ Summit. Present were several North West SMEs who already have...
Date Published 15/11/2018
Businesses around the UK are being urged to make use of a £2,500 voucher for gigabit broadband speeds before the scheme closes due to high demand.
National energy company SSE has opened a northern base in Rochdale.
The company, who are involved in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity and gas were...
As the UK celebrates its first ever ‘Purple Tuesday’ highlighting the huge potential of disabled consumers’ £249bn spending power, new figures show more than half of disabled...
Date Published 14/11/2018
2018 has been an ‘outstanding’ year for Mrs Samira Ali Ansari and the Seeros team at both Seeros Daycare on Belfield Road and Seeros Central Daycare on Church Stile, not only have...
Lineage Logistics Holdings has announced it has acquired Yearsley Group Limited.
Date Published 13/11/2018
Milnrow based Precision Technologies Group (PTG) will be presenting the capabilities of its Powerstir range of friction stir welding machines at IMTEX – the Indian Machine Tool...
McCormick, the international herb and spice manufacturer listed on the New York Stock exchange, has taken a 10-year lease on the 95,980 sq ft property called Link95. It plans to...
A multi-million-pound contract which will help shape the future of roads across the North West has been awarded by Highways England.
Rochdale’s brand new indoor market opened its doors to the public this morning.
Date Published 12/11/2018
The very best of Rochdale businesses were honoured with a special ceremony at the Town Hall on Friday (9 November).
Date Published 10/11/2018
A children’s ‘retro arcade’, an up-market wine tasting venue and a new Arabic learning centre are among the applications submitted to Rochdale planners recently.
Date Published 09/11/2018
A new retailer will be welcomed to the Wheatsheaf Centre later this month, proving that Rochdale’s town centre has plenty of merit.
Date Published 08/11/2018
An award-winning Heywood business has received an official Control4 green tick of certification.
Rochdale Borough Council is seeking a design team to restore the Grade-I listed town hall.
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