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
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...
Posted by Aahmed on 1 Aug 2015 at 14:53
Kingsway Business Park growth continues
Rochdale’s Kingsway Business Park is continuing to grow and cement its reputation for being one of the most important locations for new businesses in the north west.
JD Sports recently signed an agreement that will see a further 15 acres of land developed as the next phase of JD Sports...
Posted by Aahmed on 1 Jul 2015 at 14:57
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
Work starts on huge speculative industrial scheme
Harbert Management Corporation has started work on a 212,830 sq ft speculative industrial scheme at Heywood Distribution Park.
The park near Heywood is managed by CBRE Asset Services and currently comprises 1.8 million sq ft of warehouse and industrial space across almost 200 acres.
Russells Construction has been appointed to build two units...
Posted by Aahmed on 2 Jun 2015 at 15:06
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