Image: We offered an 80% business rate discount to fill empty shops

We offered an 80% business rate discount to fill empty shops

Like many other high streets, Rochdale’s was hit hard by the recession that followed the banking crash of 2008. Councils weren’t responsible for the financial crisis but they had to pick up the pieces afterwards and fill the holes left by the small businesses that went bankrupt or the...

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Posted by Oliver on 3 Nov 2015 at 10:42

Image: Rochdale door manufacturer unlocks green success

Rochdale door manufacturer unlocks green success

Crystal Doors, a manufacturer of vinyl wrapped doors and accessories, is progressing towards ISO 14001 certification and has installed a 980kW biomass boiler to heat its premises with on-site waste. The company already has an environmental policy and manufactures its products from MDF using wood from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified...

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Posted by Oliver on 2 Nov 2015 at 15:10

Image: Yearsley Group 60th Celebrations

Yearsley Group 60th Celebrations

60 years ago Harry and Isabella Yearsley started a fresh fruit & veg business in Rochdale with their three sons, Peter, Roger and John Yearsley joining them as they left school. 60 years to the day since the company was formed, family, friends, long serving staff members and dignitaries from Rochdale Council including...

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Posted by Aahmed on 1 Nov 2015 at 17:04