Media and tech firms take majority of Manchester office space in Q3

Media, technology and business services firms were the most prolific acquirers of Manchester office space in 2018's third quarter, according to research.Colliers International’s data suggests the sectors made up 75% of the total take-up during the three-month period, with media and technology firms alone taking 63%.The largest deal involving a media and technology ... Read More...

Budget 2018 reaction: Help for small firms and ‘sticking plaster’ concerns

Philip Hammond’s 2018 Budget has been hailed the “most small-business-friendly Budget that this chancellor has delivered to date”.A move to ease the business rates burden for small retailers is among the measures to have been welcomed, although there are concerns over the lack of help for larger high street brands.Yesterday’s ... Read More...

North West pilot ‘key priority’ for Made Smarter Commission

The North West pilot of a national programme aimed at making manufacturing ‘smarter’ could take a step closer today (27 September).The trial will be a “key priority” at the inaugural meeting of the government’s Made Smarter Commission.The commission has been established to “drive forward digital developments in British manufacturing to ... Read More...

‘Hackathon’ to address computer science skills shortages this weekend

Unilever and iamtheCODE will host a ‘hackathon’ this weekend to help address UK skills shortages and inspire young women.More than 60 11 to 18-year-old girls are being invited to Unilever’s Port Sunlight offices for the 9-10 June event, supporting STEAMED (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics, entrepreneurship and design) education.Award-winning technologist, ... Read More...

Liverpool and Greater Manchester make Channel 4 shortlist for new national HQ

Liverpool and Greater Manchester have been shortlisted by Channel 4 as possible locations for its new national HQ.The two North West cities were named by the broadcaster yesterday alongside Cardiff, Glasgow, Bristol, Leeds and the West Midlands.Each location is also shortlisted to become one of three ‘creative hubs’ if unsuccessful in its ... Read More...