CMAC acquires Birkenhead’s Cabfind

Transport and accommodation solution provider CMAC Group has acquired Birkenhead-based taxi firm Cabfind.Founded in 2006, CMAC employs 120 people across its head office in Accrington and base at Manchester Airport.The new group will have revenues in excess of £50 million.CMAC has acquired Cabfind, which was established in 2002, from French-based ... Read More...

Manchester-based Epistem completes management buy-out

Manchester-headquartered Epistem has completed a management buy-out from genedrive plc following investment from Foresight Group.Foresight’s backing, which includes growth capital, will support pre-clinical and clinical research services provider Epistem’s plans to expand.The company currently specialises in areas including oncology, gastro-intestinal (GI) diseases and toxicity and inflammatory diseases, and has clients ... Read More...

International Business Festival 2018: What’s in it for North West firms?

International Business Festival 2018: What's in it for North West firms? Liverpool is preparing to welcome global delegations and high profile business leaders to its third International Business Festival. Before Exhibition Centre Liverpool is transformed into a hub for networking, knowledge sharing and negotiating from 12-28 June, festival chairman Max Steinberg ... Read More...

Manchester-based Paragon merges with Surrey firm

Manchester-based building and project consultancy Paragon has merged with Surrey-based Bond Davidson to create a £22 million turnover business.The combined company, which has its Manchester office at the Freetrade Exchange, is currently advising on projects with a total construction value of £5 billion.The two firms will continue to operate as Paragon ... Read More...

Colliers: CVAs unlikely to save North West retailers from administration

Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs) are unlikely to save struggling North West retailers from administration according to new research from Colliers International.The Colliers’ study showed up to 10 store closures in Manchester resulted from CVA insolvency process and administrations in 2018, with a further five in Chester.Facing the need to shut sites and reduce ... Read More...

Government’s £3m cultural Northern Powerhouse fund to ‘develop future talent’

A £3 million Northern Powerhouse cultural fund is a “vote of confidence that will develop future talent” according to the government.Prime Minister Theresa May announced the cash boost for cultural and creative organisations in areas including Liverpool and Manchester yesterday (8 May) during a reception at 10 Downing Street.Through the ... Read More...