Northern Powerhouse Conference: North West airports ‘need improvement before Heathrow expansion’

Airports in the North West must improved before the region can benefit from the proposed Heathrow expansion, according to a senior figure in the aviation industry. Tim Hawkins, corporate affairs director at Manchester Airports Group, believes better air connectivity for Manchester is essential to reap the rewards of a third runway ... Read More...

Northern Powerhouse Conference: Businesses urged to explore flexible employment

North West businesses could improve their diversity and productivity by adopting flexible employment practises, according to the chief executive of Liverpool Knowledge Quarter. Speaking at the UK Northern Powerhouse International Conference and Exhibition, Colin Sinclair urged employers to explore the possibility of introducing measures such as shorter working days. He said: “If you ... Read More...

Leaders stress importance of the North as UK Northern Powerhouse event begins

Regional leaders are calling for the Northern Powerhouse to be a central focus as the government shapes trade deals following Brexit. Liverpool City Council chief Ged Fitzgerald and Northern Gateway Development Zone chair Jackie Sadek are among those highlighting the North’s importance to the nation’s economy as the UK Northern Powerhouse conference ... Read More...

Liverpool Chinese supermarket up for sale

The Hondo Chinese Supermarket on Upper Duke Street in Liverpool city centre is up for sale. CBRE’s Manchester Specialist Markets team has been appointed to market the premises, which is one of the largest stores of its kind in the region. The Hondo Chinese Supermarket, which is being touted as a development opportunity, ... Read More...

U+I appoints development director for Mayfield scheme

Developer U+I has appointed James Heather as development director for its regeneration scheme in the Mayfield area of Manchester city centre. Heather, who spent 17 years with property developer Argent, joins the company after founding his own consultancy Rotherwood Property Development Ltd in 2015. The Mayfield scheme is being carried out by The Mayfield Partnership, ... Read More...