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Businesses encouraged to join Digital+ programme

Cheshire East Council’s arms-length Skills and Growth Company has launched a new business support programme called Digital+. The Digital+ programme offers fully-funded support and advice to help small and medium-sized businesses maximise faster broadband and digital tools – such as cloud computing, digital marketing and social media – and adapt to wider issues, such as upcoming changes to data protection legislation. The cornerstone of the Digital+ programme...
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Chester Business Park expansion for dermatology firm

A global dermatology company has expanded its presence on Chester Business Park. Sinclair Pharma is relocating from its current premises, also on the same site, to Eden House on a ten-year lease. The two-storey property covers 6,500 sq ft and was previously occupied by Natwest Bank. It has undergone an extensive refurbishment with a new office and reception being installed with the landlord having appointed Hutcheon Construction...
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Chester and Ellesmere Port pathways get £1.7m boost

BOROUGH chiefs are expected to receive a £1.7 million boost to help Ellesmere Port residents leave the car at home. The Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has set aside funding to develop the A5117 cycle route, Sutton Way boulevard and to improve a stretch of the Shropshire Union Canal’s towpath. In a report issued by the LEP’s local transport body, Roy Newton, transport director, said...
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CWAC invests £5m in Winsford Industrial Estate

Cheshire West & Chester Council and its partners have agreed to invest £5m in Winsford Industrial Estate, with the first phase of funding to help Tiger Trailers build a 125,000 sq ft manufacturing facility. The council will invest £1.2m of its own money to start development of council-owned land next to the existing industrial park just off the A54. It has also secured a further £3.8m of...
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PLANNING | Apartment-heavy agenda awaits Warrington

Two projects comprising a combined 500 apartments in key central locations, and a base for Warrington Youth Zone are among those to go before the council’s development control committee on Wednesday. Local outfit Lane End is proposing 144 apartments at Academy Stret, on a site that formerly housed Kwik Save and was later home to the now-defunct Skate Academy. Within the scheme, 110 are to be...
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Cheshire East has best-performing North West economy – Grant Thornton

Cheshire East has been ranked as top performing local authority in the North West in a study analysing social and economic performance. Business advisory group Grant Thornton has ranked all 324 English local authority areas against six socio-economic objectives in a bid to provide a holistic view of strengths and areas of opportunity. The study measures key indicators and awards an overall ‘vibrancy’ score,...
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Cheshire East gets £1.6 million for new Crewe and Wilmslow routes

HIGHWAYS chiefs are celebrating after new walkways and cycle routes in Wilmslow and Crewe were earmarked for a £1.6 million funding boost. The Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is offering £500,000 for the Wilmslow strategic cycle and walking route, and £1.1 million for the north west Crewe cycling and walking link. CEC bid for the funding alongside Cheshire West and Chester Council and Warrington Borough...
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