‘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...

Allied London reveals ‘significant expansion’ idea for Enterprise City

Plans for a new concept building leading to a “significant expansion” of Manchester’s Enterprise City have been revealed by Allied London.The developer announced its ideas for ‘Enterprise City Campus’ at MIPIM yesterday (15 March), along with details of its new ‘ABC’ project aimed at film, TV, media and tech companies.According ... Read More...

Managing disruptive businesses: Limiting the damage by innovative digital giants

Managing disruptive businesses: Limiting the damage by innovative digital giants The emergence of app and online-based giants such as Uber and Airbnb may have revolutionised the process of hailing a taxi or booking a place to stay but they’ve also irrevocably altered their respective markets. As efforts to limit the impact of ... Read More...

New LPW headquarters reaches practical completion

A new headquarters for advanced manufacturing technology firm LPW has reached practical completion in the Liverpool City Region.A joint venture between logistics developer db symmetry and Halton Borough Council is behind the 90,000 sq ft facility at Venture Fields.Portal Construction has been working with AEW Architects, Tier Consulting, C4 Consulting ... Read More...

New tenant confirmed as Bright Building officially opens

A new tenant has been announced for Manchester’s Bright Building as the development celebrates its official opening.Global automotive engineering and environmental consultancy Ricardo will move into the 70,000 sq ft Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP) flagship site, which was launched last night (21 September).The expanding firm, which works with major UK ... Read More...

Liverpool City Region’s innovation potential outlined in new report

The Liverpool City Region’s science and innovation potential has been outlined in a newly published report.Commissioned by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the document sets out ambitions in three focal areas where the city region could be a world leader.The Liverpool City Region+ Science and Innovation ... Read More...