Image: Heywood bridal boutique says ‘I do’ to council’s business rates sale

Heywood bridal boutique says ‘I do’ to council’s business rates sale

Heywood’s only bridal boutique is gearing up for its first wedding season, as vacancy rates tumble in the town, thanks to the council’s business rates sale. Lavinia Rose Bridal in Market Place is marking eight months in business and owners Kerry Russell and Rosemarie Cunningham reckon they wouldn...

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Posted by Aahmed on 22 Mar 2017 at 09:37

Image: Record planning income shows growing confidence in Rochdale

Record planning income shows growing confidence in Rochdale

The first ever £1 million annual planning income for the council is being seen as a sign of growing confidence in the borough as a place for business investment. A clutch of major investments helped push Rochdale borough to a record-breaking year for planning fee income, with £1m generated during 2016. The...

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Posted by Aahmed on 6 Mar 2017 at 12:46

Image: On the front foot! New Middleton scheme boosts shop facades

On the front foot! New Middleton scheme boosts shop facades

Shops in the Middleton town centre conservation area have been given a much-needed facelift, thanks to a council improvement scheme. The businesses around Middleton Gardens and Fountain Street, many of which are in 19th century buildings, have benefitted from a number of external improvements, including new gutters, rendering and repainting....

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Posted by Aahmed on 22 Feb 2017 at 09:07

Image: PTG’s Chief Executive Officer is presented with OBE

PTG’s Chief Executive Officer is presented with OBE

Dr Tony Bannan, 52, Chief Executive Officer of Rochdale-based Precision Technologies Group (PTG), received the OBE from HRH The Prince of Wales at an investiture at Buckingham Palace on Friday, 27 January 2017. Dr Bannan was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours...

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Posted by Aahmed on 7 Feb 2017 at 09:24

Image: Boulting Environmental Services inaugurates new Rochdale office

Boulting Environmental Services inaugurates new Rochdale office

Cleanroom and laboratory design and construction specialist, Boulting Environmental Services (BES) officially opened its new office in Sandbrook Park, Rochdale on February 6, 2017. This impressive new facility, with excellent links to the motorway network, enables the business to continue its sustained growth by substantially increasing available space. Furthermore, the introduction of...

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Posted by Aahmed on 7 Feb 2017 at 09:16

Image: Young apprentices engineer better future with council scheme

Young apprentices engineer better future with council scheme

A council scheme has given young apprentices, Matthew Steele and Lucas Stenhouse, extra bounce, with a job at local company Hanson Springs in the pipeline. Matthew and Lucas are two of 17 apprentices who have taken advantage of the council’s new Apprenticeships Progression Grant. The scheme encourages young people to...

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Posted by Aahmed on 7 Feb 2017 at 09:12

Image: Lights, camera, action! Rochdale family could be stars for the day

Lights, camera, action! Rochdale family could be stars for the day

Families across the borough are being given the chance to shape the future of one of the borough’s most important buildings as part of a unique council competition. The hunt is on families to take part in a film that will be shown to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)...

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Posted by Aahmed on 30 Jan 2017 at 14:19

Image: Salt Separation Services awarded contract by BAE Systems

Salt Separation Services awarded contract by BAE Systems

Salt Separation Services, a Rochdale (UK) based SME, has recently been awarded a contract by BAE Systems to design and manufacture Reverse Osmosis (RO) desalination plants and associated water treatment equipment for the first three Type 26 Global Combat Ships for the Royal Navy. Each ship will be fitted with two...

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Posted by Aahmed on 13 Jan 2017 at 14:22

Image: TBA PROTECTIVE TECHNOLOGIES FINDS ROCHDALE’S MANUFACTURING STARS OF THE FUTURE

TBA PROTECTIVE TECHNOLOGIES FINDS ROCHDALE’S MANUFACTURING STARS OF THE FUTURE

Middleton Technology School has been declared the winners of the ‘Manufacturing Matters’ Competition, which ran in partnership with Rochdale manufacturer, TBA Protective Technologies (TBA-PT). Launched in October, the ‘Manufacturing Matters’ competition challenged three local high schools to develop an idea for a manufacturable product, and create corresponding production, marketing and...

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Posted by Aahmed on 11 Jan 2017 at 11:10

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