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Hollingworth Academy pupils visit Holroyd’s Engineering

Students from Hollingworth Academy have taken a tour of Holroyd’s Engineering in Milnrow. The Hollingworth Academy students were given a tour of the CNC machine shop which manufactures helical rotor screws and machine tool manufacturing facility which builds large CNC thread grinding and milling machines for export to China,...

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Posted on 17 Mar 2016

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Record-breaking year for Zen Internet

Rochdale-based Zen Internet has announced a record-breaking year as it celebrates its twentieth anniversary in business. The leading independent internet service provider (ISP) saw revenues rise by 7.1 per cent from £50.6m to £54.2m in the year to the end of September 2015, and pre-tax profits of £3.2m. Having grown from a...

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Posted on 15 Mar 2016

Image: Quat-Chem Celebrates 20 Years in Business

Quat-Chem Celebrates 20 Years in Business

Quat-Chem Ltd, a family-owned business in Rochdale marks a milestone this week as the Company celebrates its 20th year in business. In 1996 Quat-Chem set up a factory in Oldham for the manufacture of Benzalkonium Chloride, a biocidal raw material with an exceptionally wide range of industrial applications. The modest factory...

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Posted on 3 Mar 2016

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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...

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Posted on 1 Nov 2015

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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...

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Posted on 2 Oct 2015

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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...

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Posted on 2 Sep 2015

Image: Barrie Bernstein loses fight against cancer

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...

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Posted on 1 Sep 2015

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