Fix Auto Rochdale announces major expansion plans
Phil and Wendy Ewbank have acquired land and buildings adjacent to their existing premises and are in the process of transforming the standalone building into a Fix & Go express repair facility that will operate alongside their existing award-winning Fix Auto Rochdale car and CCE commercial vehicle bodyshops.
Work has already...
Posted by CBuckley on 18 Jan 2016 at 11:48
More than £100m of investment in Rochdale – the ‘powerhouse of Greater Manchester’
Almost 500 new jobs and £113 million of investment have been brought to the borough of Rochdale during 2015. The new jobs and investment are a sign of growing confidence in Rochdale, which is seeking to become the best place for business in Greater Manchester, and were secured through Rochdale Borough Council projects...
Posted by Oliver on 3 Dec 2015 at 11:00
Microbrewery launches in Rochdale
A husband-and-wife team have launched an artisan microbrewery in Rochdale that will draw influences from British ales, US craft beers and Belgian beers.
Ken and Jenny Lynch, who have already invested some of their own money to set up Serious Brewing Company, have been boosted by a £25,000 start-up loan from...
Posted by Oliver on 2 Dec 2015 at 10:45
Cotton to Commerce – Middleton Mill to become a £50m global trade hub
A Hong Kong based property development company’s biggest investment project in Europe is set to get under way in the borough of Rochdale after permission was given for the £50million redevelopment of Warwick Mill.
The scheme to transform the five-storey 200,000 sq ft mill in Middleton into a global trade...
Posted by Oliver on 1 Dec 2015 at 10:43
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...
Posted by Oliver on 3 Nov 2015 at 10:42
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...
Posted by Oliver on 2 Nov 2015 at 15:10
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...
Posted by Aahmed on 1 Nov 2015 at 17:04
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...
Posted by Aahmed on 2 Oct 2015 at 11:00
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...
Posted by Aahmed on 1 Oct 2015 at 10:32