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...

Michael Portillo addresses Liverpool Society of Chartered Accountants

Former MP and cabinet minister Michael Portillo addressed the Liverpool Society of Chartered Accountants at its annual dinner.Now established as a broadcaster and political commentator, Portillo attended the event at the city’s Crowne Plaza Hotel which raised more than £2,500 for the Roy Castle Lung Foundation.The well-known political figure won ... Read More...