musicMagpie sets up office in Stockport

Recommerce giant musicMagpie has set up a new office in Stockport. The growing firm will relocate 50 members of staff from its current headquarters to the Stockport Exchange base and it aims to expand its Greater Manchester workforce over the coming months. The musicMagpie deal sees Stockport Exchange's offices reach full occupancy six months ... Read More...

RICS backs North West Metro Mayor appointments

The appointments of Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram as the North West's first Metro Mayors have been welcomed by a leading property organisation.Geoff White, policy manager for RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), believes the new leaders' manifestos for Greater Manchester and the Liverpool City Region will boost the industry.He says: “The ... Read More...

Greater Manchester biscuit manufacturer sold

Greater Manchester biscuit maker Hill Biscuits has been bought by its management team in a deal backed by private equity firm LDC.The company, which has been in the food manufacturing industry for more than 150 years, will use the investment to expand its production capacity and grow through acquisition.The Ashton-under-Lyne-based ... Read More...

Metro mayors urged to address skills gap

The North West's incoming metro mayors must address the "skills gap" to ensure the region prospers, according to a commercial property expert.Mike Horner, regional director of Muse Developments, says that getting young people into work should be a priority for the new leaders of Greater Manchester and the Liverpool City ... Read More...

Tourism brings over £420m to Bolton economy

Tourism brought more than £420.4 million to the Bolton economy in 2015, new figures indicate. A report from Bolton Council suggests the Greater Manchester town drew 2.2% more visitors compared to the year before and generated an additional £15m in tourist revenue.Key events including the four-day Food and Drink Festival, which attracted 200,000 ... Read More...