Nov 2020
Rochdale managed IT services company gears up for growth

A Rochdale-based managed IT services company is targeting £1m+ turnover next year after moving into new offices. Creative Networks was founded by brothers Azeem Javed and Shakeel Ahmed in 2005 and has now grown to 15 staff, supporting hundreds of

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Nov 2020
Rochdale set for £20m of new industrial units

Rochdale Council is planning on building £20m of new industrial units after reaching 100 per cent capacity.

The council’s portfolio of 118 industrial units is at full occupancy with a lengthy waiting list of businesses wanting to

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Nov 2020
Acquired tech firm to remain in Rochdale

The founder of a Rochdale tech firm that’s been acquired in a private equity-backed deal has said the business will remain in the borough. Steve White founded Lone Worker Solutions (LWS) in 2009 to provide BS8484 certified emergency

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Nov 2020
Rochdale manufacturer recruits two new apprentices

A Rochdale business has recruited five new staff – including two 16-year-old apprentices – as it presses ahead with its growth strategy.

Paul Simkiss founded Simkiss Control Systems in 1999 but set up a second business – Simkiss Home Automation –

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Nov 2020
Lancashire Farm Dairies hits record £45m turnover

Family-owned Lancashire Farm Dairies has posted record turnover of £44.9m – an annual increase of 18 per cent. The figures are for the year ending January 31, 2020 and the Rochdale-based business is now the third largest natural yogurt brand in the

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Oct 2020
Rochdale firm to ship new £1.4m ‘smart tech’ milling machine to Japan

A Rochdale manufacturer is preparing to ship one of its new £1.4m ‘smart tech’ rotor milling machines to a customer in Japan. Milnrow-based Holroyd Precision manufactures high-precision CNC machine tools for the production of ultra-precise helical components as

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Oct 2020
Dunsters Farm goes national after Covid

Wholesale food distributor Dunsters Farm is launching a national home delivery service just months after Covid-19 left it fighting for its future.

The third generation business had been targeting turnover growth from £12m to £15m until

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Oct 2020
Rochdale firm BES joins Covid vaccine fight

Rochdale-based pharmaceutical design and construction specialist BES has been appointed to fit-out the new Vaccines Manufacturing Innovation Centre (VMIC) in Oxfordshire.

The project has been fast-tracked for early completion in 2021 due to Covid-19 and will enable

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