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
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...
Posted by Aahmed on 2 Sep 2015 at 14:35
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...
Posted by Aahmed on 1 Sep 2015 at 14:38
Quat-Chem Shortlisted for National Innovation Award
Rochdale chemical manufacturer, Quat-Chem, was shortlisted alongside some of the industry’s largest multinationals for the Innovation Award at the prestigious Chemical Industry Awards 2015. The Chemical Industries Association is the organisation that represents chemical and pharmaceutical businesses across the UK who attended the awards ceremony last Thursday. The ceremony was...
Posted by Aahmed on 3 Jun 2015 at 13:00
John Hudson Retires
John Hudson, the Chief Executive of Rochdale Development Agency (RDA) is retiring after 22 years at the head of the borough’s economic and business development agency.
The RDA was created in 1993 to spearhead the economic and physical regeneration of Rochdale borough, working on behalf of Rochdale Council and with other...
Posted by Aahmed on 1 Jun 2015 at 13:15