Cheshire East Council’s arm’s length Skills and Growth Company is offering rural businesses the opportunity to learn from an expert in marketing rural businesses. It is taking place on Thursday, 20 September, at the Aqueduct Marina in Church Minshull – the free half-day event will focus on helping rural businesses develop an effective marketing strategy. It will be an informal, insightful and easy-to-understand workshop on how...Read more
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Over £1 million will be available for initiatives which will help boost the digital skills of underrepresented groups and disabled people.Read more
- £1 million Digital Skills Innovation Fund will help people from underrepresented groups gain the skills they need to work in digital roles.
- An additional £400,000 will help older and disabled people get life-changing digital skills.
BIRCHWOOD Park is celebrating the completion of a flurry of new lettings for its small suite office spaces, welcoming 15 new businesses to the park this year. More than 5,500 square foot of small office space has been let across the park so far in 2018. Recent new occupiers include radiation shielding and criticality safety specialists, Cerberus Nuclear, setting up the firm’s first office at the heart...Read more
Criticism of Chester’s £300m Northgate project has recently come to a head, with local businesses rallying behind a letter to its developer, Cheshire West & Chester Council, calling for an immediate halt on the scheme. But is there an alternative, and can the city reinvent itself as a modern leisure destination? Walking down Chester’s Foregate Street as the city’s retail core begins, it soon becomes clear...Read more
A technology-enabled self-catering holiday property lettings agency has increased sales and profits in its latest financial year. Founded in 1991, Sykes Cottages provides holidaymakers with handpicked cottages in the UK and Ireland. In its latest accounts, covering the year to 30 September 2017, the private equity-backed business upped pre-tax profit from £5.5m to close to the £6m mark on turnover which leapt from £27.3m to £34.7m. EBITDA...Read more
The University of Chester has now lodged an appeal against Cheshire West and Chester Council‘s decision to close its learning centre at Thornton Science Park. CWaC’s planning committee recently rejected the university’s retrospective plan to allow six buildings at the science park, near Elton, to continue to be used for educational purposes. This was based...Read more
Belgrave Hotel, a 34-bedroom property close to Chester’s historic city centre, has been sold by property consultancy GVA, on behalf of its owners. The hotel was purchased for an undisclosed sum but was sold from a guide asking price of £1.4m. In addition to the 34 ensuite bedrooms, the Belgrave Hotel, which is located 150 metres from Chester Railway Station, also features an onsite restaurant, as well...Read more
Click here to view the latest edition of our Weekly Bulletin, packed full of Cheshire good news stories. Stories include: - Shortlist Announced for Marketing Cheshire Annual Awards 2018 -Chester Christmas Market dates announced for 2018 - Catalyst set to transform with funding from ISF - 1,000 acres of family fun this Summer at Carden Park - Cheshire Game and Country Fair & the 14th English open chainsaw carving competition -...Read more
Against the backdrop of Cheshire’s surging visitor economy - up 3.9%* - businesses will shortly be competing for top honours at the 14th Marketing Cheshire Annual Awards. The much-awaited shortlist for the awards was announced today (10 August) and chosen from more than 80 nominations from individuals, initiatives and businesses. The winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony at Cheshire’s Carden Park Hotel on Thursday...Read more
Click here to view the latest edition of our Weekly Bulletin, packed full of Cheshire good news stories. Stories include: - Why Cheshire is England's most underrated county -Free Summer fun for children at Anderton Boat Lift - Government announces new Northern Powerhouse body - Rugby League World Cup 2021 Warrington's host bid - HS2 to hold community information events in Cheshire - Plus more To receive your weekly copy...Read more
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