Image: Precision Technologies Group named a 2018 Northern Powerhouse Export Champion

Precision Technologies Group named a 2018 Northern Powerhouse Export Champion

Rochdale-based Precision Technologies Group (PTG) has been named a 2018 Northern Powerhouse Export Champion by the Department for International Trade (DIT). PTG is an export-driven manufacturer of special purpose CNC machine tools, such as the globally acclaimed Zenith 400 helical profile grinder and the Powerstir range of friction stir welders, as well...

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Posted by Aahmed on 16 Apr 2018 at 09:26

Image: Ready for Take Off: Rochdale in the running for major airport contract

Ready for Take Off: Rochdale in the running for major airport contract

Rochdale’s Kingsway Business Park could be home to one of four major logistics hubs which will help deliver Heathrow’s third runway. A delegation from Heathrow airport will visit the site today (Friday 13 April) as part of a national tour. Heathrow expansion is a critical national infrastructure project for...

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Posted by Aahmed on 13 Apr 2018 at 09:57

Image: Mayor Andy Burnham praises Rochdale’s regeneration during visit to the town

Mayor Andy Burnham praises Rochdale’s regeneration during visit to the town

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has praised Rochdale’s £250m regeneration and pledged to support the borough as the council looks to add a residential offer to its major town centre project. Mr Burnham also lauded council plans to improve Rochdale’s already substantial heritage offer during a...

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Posted by Aahmed on 26 Mar 2018 at 11:08

Image: Work starts on new shopping and leisure complex Rochdale Riverside

Work starts on new shopping and leisure complex Rochdale Riverside

Work to construct Rochdale‘s brand new £80m shopping and leisure development in the heart of the town centre is under way. Contractors Willmott Dixon took possession of the site at the end of February and have been busy mobilising and engaging sub-contractors, with around £21m likely to be spent...

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Posted by Aahmed on 19 Mar 2018 at 12:05

Image: Prognosis excellent for award-winning medical supplies company employee

Prognosis excellent for award-winning medical supplies company employee

A former apprentice at a Heywood company which supplies medical equipment to the NHS, is finding his career is in good health after scooping a top award. Local man, Asam Qadus (21) started working at Paul Hartmann Ltd as an apprentice in 2015, before being offered a permanent role as a systems...

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Posted by Aahmed on 15 Mar 2018 at 09:04

Image: Advanced Engineering Award For Holroyd Apprentice

Advanced Engineering Award For Holroyd Apprentice

Rochdale-based Holroyd Precision Rotors had cause to celebrate when one of its apprentices secured a top honour at Rochdale Training’s 48th Annual Awards Evening. Holroyd’s Joe Butler, 20, from Milnrow, was presented with Rochdale Training’s coveted Advanced Engineering Apprentice of the Year (Level 3) award at the event, which...

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Posted by Aahmed on 5 Mar 2018 at 09:06

Image: Council member for regeneration appointed to RDA board

Council member for regeneration appointed to RDA board

Rochdale Development Agency (RDA) is looking forward to another successful 12 months, with a new chair at the helm of their board and the appointment of Councillor John Blundell, the cabinet member for regeneration at Rochdale Borough Council, who is sitting on the board for the first time. The council-owned RDA...

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Posted by Aahmed on 22 Feb 2018 at 16:04

Image: Application Form - Meet The Buyer Event 14th March

Application Form - Meet The Buyer Event 14th March

The Application form for the Willmott Dixon - Meet The Buyer event can be downloaded below. Application Form Please note places are not guaranteed and you will be advised by email if you have been successful no later than 7th March. Places will be limited to 2 per business.

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Posted by Oliver on 15 Feb 2018 at 15:54

Image: Contractor appointed for Rochdale’s new retail and leisure development

Contractor appointed for Rochdale’s new retail and leisure development

Genr8 Developments has appointed major construction firm Willmott Dixon to build Rochdale’s £80m retail and leisure development, Rochdale Riverside, with construction work due to start within weeks. Delivered by a joint venture between Genr8 and Kajima in partnership with Rochdale Borough Council, the development comprises approximately 200,000 sq ft (60,970 sq...

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Posted by Aahmed on 1 Feb 2018 at 13:00

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