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Martin Curran (Lowrie Foods), Julia Austin (Tyne Bank Brewery) and Paul Earnshaw (Short Richardson &
Raising a glass to development

lazy grace

For over 100 years, Lowrie Foods have been synonymous with quality, reliability and stability in the North East food industry.  Since the 1800’s Lowries have kept up with trends and…

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, at the launch of the Waterloo Night Tube service.
Businesses reap the benefit as late-night spend up 75% following Night Tube launch

Billy Wood

New data released by payments firm WorldPay suggests that the predicted boom in the capital's night-time economy following the launch of the Night Tube seems to be coming to fruition. According…

The deal is the second-biggest letting to complete in the North West so far this year
GA Pet Food Partners expands in second-biggest North West letting deal of 2016

Richard Bell

Dry pet food manufacturer GA Pet Food Partners is expanding its operations at Revolution Park in Chorley. Peel Logistics, part of investment giant Peel Group, secured the letting with funding partner…

A West Yorkshire entrepreneur is continuing to grow the bar and restaurant chain, Mavericks.
West Yorkshire entrepreneur brings bar and nightclub chain Mavericks to Bingley

Nick Hill

A West Yorkshire entrepreneur is continuing to expand a bar and nightclub brand after opening new premises in Bingley. Mavericks, which already has 80s-themed sites in Huddersfield and Horsforth, has opened…

Circo owner Jason McNeill
Circo set to relocate to Seel Street

Craig Guy

The North West’s only Circus themed dinner show venue Circo is set to relocate to a new 7,000 sq. ft. property on Seel Street in Liverpool. Curtains will close for the…

An artist’s impression of the new site
£7m food market coming to North Liverpool

Richard Bell

A new multi-million pound food centre for Liverpool’s fruit, vegetable and flower market is coming to Gillmoss. A report to Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet next Friday (October 28) will recommend that…

Managing Director Steve Loake (right) with fellow company directors Cath Hough and Brigg Simpson
Head office Expansion for Direct Food Ingredients

Zeus PR

Direct Food Ingredients, located on Waters Green in the centre of Macclesfield, is consolidating its investment in the town by taking an additional lease on an adjacent office building. The business…

The winners of Acumen Financial Partnership’s recent ‘Great Burscough Bake-Off’ (l-r) runners-up Der
Bake Off comes to Burscough for financial firm

Julian Bernard

A financial firm in Burscough recently set its staff a charity ‘Bake Off’ challenge, complete with judging by award-winning local bakers. The multi-talented team at Acumen Financial Partnership swapped calculators for…

Mmm… smoked pork tacos
Mexican taco restaurant coming to Soho this autumn

Billy Wood

A new casual eatery serving up Mexican-style tacos is on course to launch this November in the heart of Soho. The Corazón restaurant has taken a site on Poland Street, consisting…

Cherry Tree Head Chef Farhad Rakini
Cherry Tree Blossoms Again

The Cherry Tree Jesmond

Popular high end Newcastle neighbourhood restaurant The Cherry Tree has invested in a refresh and subtle change of direction in the run up to Christmas 2016. The last few months have…

(l-r) Ben Smith and Bill Hartshorne, TEDCO Business Advisor. 
Tedco backs entrepreneurial Gateshead teen’s sweet startup

Jamie Hardesty

Budding entrepreneur and nineteen year old business owner Ben Smith has opened a confectionery business in Gateshead, backed by Virgin StartUp and Tedco Business Support. Backed with a £20,000 business startup…

Hard Days Night Hotel, Liverpool
‘Christmastime is here again’ at Blakes Restaurant

Craig Guy

Blakes Restaurant is getting into the spirit with its Festive Lunch & Dinner. The popular Beatles inspired venue, nestled within the award-winning Hard Days Night Hotel, has devised a menu with…