Image: Weaving a tale of success: Rochdale textile company set to expand

Weaving a tale of success: Rochdale textile company set to expand

A Rochdale textile company which was founded nearly 150 years ago is looking for staff to help meet the growing demand for the ‘Made in Britain’ brand. JH Cunliffe, which opened in Duke Street Mill in 1878, supplies soft furnishings to top high street names including John Lewis, as well as major...

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Posted by Aahmed on 1 Aug 2018 at 09:00

Image: Expansion scheme at Kingsway Business Park

Expansion scheme at Kingsway Business Park

Construction has started on 11 new industrial units at Kingsway Business Park in Rochdale ranging in size from 3,000 sq ft to 15,500 sq ft. The speculative development - called Logic@Kingsway - will be completed in March 2019 and will offer occupiers small units to rent next to J21 of the M62. Barnfield...

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Posted by Aahmed on 29 Jun 2018 at 13:22

Image: A measure of business success as council industrial units fill up

A measure of business success as council industrial units fill up

The 1st of 40 new industrial units to help growing businesses in Rochdale have been snapped up, bringing 15 new jobs into the borough. The 7 units in Dodgson Street are now home to a variety of different businesses, including a company selling fruit gifts, an internet trader, a kitchen manufacturer and a...

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Posted by Aahmed on 27 Jun 2018 at 10:07

Image: Sitting pretty: new furniture store opens with council help

Sitting pretty: new furniture store opens with council help

It’s so-fa so good for the new Heywood furniture business, Simpson Furniture, which has just opened its doors at Church Place. Owners, Karen and Gary Simpson chose Rochdale after the council furnished them with support, including a £5,000 start-up grant and 80 per cent off their business rates during their first...

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Posted by Aahmed on 15 Jun 2018 at 11:13

Image: On the right track: new Rochdale link road boosts train station access

On the right track: new Rochdale link road boosts train station access

Rochdale’s excellent transport links have moved up a gear, with the opening of a new link road to connect Oldham Road and Rochdale railway station. The £300,000 Lincoln Street link , which was funded by the GMCA, means easier access to the borough’s major railway station and car park from...

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Posted by Aahmed on 1 Jun 2018 at 13:51

Image: Family-owned Dairy Company is First to Launch Free-Range Yogurt

Family-owned Dairy Company is First to Launch Free-Range Yogurt

In an industry first, Lancashire Farm Dairies has become the first UK yogurt producer to use free range milk in all of its yogurt products, a move that will benefit cows and farmers. The Rochdale-based company has committed to only using free range milk in every yogurt pot. The decision...

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Posted by Aahmed on 17 Apr 2018 at 10:34

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: 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

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