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

Image: Tech-savvy businesses invited to bid for cash

Tech-savvy businesses invited to bid for cash

Businesses looking to use technology to boost their company’s fortunes can now compete for money from a new Rochdale Borough Council fund aimed at helping local firms. The new ‘get digital’ fund is available for Rochdale-based SMEs (small to medium enterprises) who have big plans to use technology to...

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Posted by Aahmed on 2 Oct 2015 at 11:00

Image: WHR Property receive award for work done at Stakehill Industrial Estate

WHR Property receive award for work done at Stakehill Industrial Estate

WHR Property has been awarded the Best Asset Management initiative award at the Industrial Agent Society awards for their work on Stakehill Industrial Estate in Middleton. John Barton, who lives in Rochdale and is an associate partner and part of the industrial team at WHR Property, picked up the award...

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Posted by Aahmed on 1 Oct 2015 at 10:32

Image: Nine Northern Chambers lead Northern Powerhouse talks

Nine Northern Chambers lead Northern Powerhouse talks

Chris Fletcher, Policy and Marketing Director from Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Nine Chambers of Commerce representing over 16,000 businesses, who employ over 1.4m workers across the North of England, have produced a joint assessment of the considerable opportunities the Northern Powerhouse can provide the UK economy. The assessment comes as...

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Posted by Aahmed on 2 Sep 2015 at 14:35

Image: Barrie Bernstein loses fight against cancer

Barrie Bernstein loses fight against cancer

Barrie Bernstein, a leading figure in the Rochdale and Middleton areas for many years and the driving force behind the creation of the Rochdale Development Agency, has lost his fight against cancer. Mr Bernstein, 76, died on 24 August following a four-and-a-half-year battle with cancer. His diagnosis came only months before he...

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Posted by Aahmed on 1 Sep 2015 at 14:38

Image: KP Industries uses £1m+ in orders to invest in new premises and staff

KP Industries uses £1m+ in orders to invest in new premises and staff

KP Industries Limited, the Rochdale-based manufacturer of industrial conveyor systems and handling equipment, has used the profits from orders exceeding £1 million to part fund the purchase of a new manufacturing facility and take on four new employees. Phil Cornell – Managing Director of KP Industries Limited. Supported by RDA and Business...

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Posted by Aahmed on 1 Aug 2015 at 14:53

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