New marketing campaign for Silver Bay Holiday Village Read more

New marketing campaign for Silver Bay Holiday Village

New marketing campaign for Silver Bay Holiday Village: Silver Bay Holiday Village in Anglesey has awarded a two-year contract to Pixel8 to oversee a new marketing and communications campaign. Pixel8, of Manchester, will design a campaign from scratch that will employ both print and digital media techniques. £2.5m has recently been invested into the resort […]

Negative inflation hits UK Read more

Negative inflation hits UK

Negative inflation hits UK: The UK inflation rate turned negative yesterday, for the first time since Harold Macmillan was prime minister in 1960. It dropped to -0.1% in April: Pennine Business News’ Reuben Cutts looks at the implications this could have. All firms in the north-west can expect to see their margins squeezed, because prices […]

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Revenues at Stobart Group increase

Revenues at Stobart Group increase: The Carlisle support services and infrastructure goliath Stobart Group has seen its revenues increased to £116.6m. The Group operates in railway maintenance, aviation sectors, and biomass energy. They also have investments in a property and logistics portfolio. Revenues from operations increased by 18%, but earnings have dropped by 22% to […]

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The General Election 2015

The General Election 2015: With the Conservatives claiming a shock victory in Thursday’s general election, we look at the views of Manchester business people on the impact a Tory majority will have in the north-west. On the economy, we have the thoughts of the Peninsula managing director, Peter Done. “In my opinion Cameron and Osbourne […]

WHP bought out by Palatine Private Equity Read more

WHP bought out by Palatine Private Equity

WHP bought out by Palatine Private Equity: Key Capital Partners, shareholders in WHP since 2013, have had their stake purchased by Palatine Private Equity in a secondary takeover. WHP are based in Warrington, and supply the wireless telecoms sector with network support. WHP turnover £30m a year, and employ 275 people. They have operation centres […]