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15 April 2021

News from Embrace

Embrace Marketing wins pitch to develop new website for Cerebral Palsy Sport

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13 April 2021

Macclesfield firms Tidy Planet and AstraZeneca unite to tackle food waste

Macclesfield firms Tidy Planet and AstraZeneca unite to tackle food waste

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06 April 2021


Macclesfield engineering business Statiflo has promoted its general sales manager to director level and appointed him to the company’s board.

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23 March 2021

Circle brings Macclesfield-based Fabric IT into the fold

IT specialist Circle Group has expanded with the acquisition of Fabric IT in a move which takes the business’ turnover to £25m.

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16 March 2021

Macclesfield-based Tidy Planet expands food waste technology into Italy and Egypt

Macclesfield-headquartered Tidy Planet has expanded its operations into Italy, appointing environmental solutions firm Ecologia Soluzione Ambiente (ESA), as the exclusive Italian partner of its food waste composting technology.

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17 February 2021

Town Council finalises Macclesfield Town Centre Recovery Plan

Following a public forum, Macclesfield Town Council has updated its recovery plan to help support the town centre in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

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03 February 2021

Irish Ingredients Business Expands UK Presence

- by Kay Stevenson

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26 January 2021

Statiflo sets up expansion in Europe

Macclesfield engineering company Statiflo has expanded its presence in Western Europe with the appointment of new business partners in three countries.

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09 December 2020

Looking to the future..

Some positive things to look forward to - by Kay Stevenson

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28 October 2020

Macclesfield firm signs contract to be UK’s exclusive distributor of Waste-to-Energy boilers

Organic waste and Waste-to-Energy (WtE) solutions specialist Tidy Planet has signed a contract which makes the firm the UK’s sole distributor of Sugimat’s WtE boilers, for a further five years.

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22 October 2020

Global healthcare communications business expands its UK office footprint in Macclesfield

Lucid Group is increasing its share of office space on the popular Tytherington Business Village, after a sustained period of growth, which has seen it outperform a buoyant marketplace and taken its head count in the North West to 60.

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29 September 2020

Fourth Payroll Operations has been re-accredited for the CIPP’s Payroll Assurance Scheme for the 4th time!

The Payroll Assurance Scheme is the prestigious gold standard for both people and payroll processes and is the much-coveted award in the payroll industry.

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28 September 2020

Two local businessmen take their Town Apps National!

UK Town Apps very first App was launched for Macclesfield in November 2019 by Fabio Mazzieri and Steve Morton, two local businessmen. Due to the success of the Macclesfield Town App they are on target to have 10 active Apps by the end of this year.

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21 September 2020

Global Research Group moves into Grade A workspace in Macclesfield

Illingworth Research Group has moved into Orbit Development’s Hazelwood House on Tytherington Business Village, taking the whole 14,800sq ft to support an ambitious global growth plan.

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09 September 2020

Councils join forces to spearhead Macclesfield recovery from Covid-19

Cheshire East Council has joined forces with Macclesfield Town Council and local stakeholders to help spearhead the town’s recovery from the impact of Covid-19.

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03 September 2020

Macclesfield-based Tidy Planet rockets Scottish college to food waste success

The A900 Rocket Composter, from Macclesfield based organic waste and Waste-to-Energy solutions firm Tidy Planet, will enable the college to process its food waste at source.

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18 August 2020

Arighi Bianchi’s £32,000 Donation Helps Hospital To Set Up Wellbeing Rooms

MMB Partner, Arighi Bianchi, has added a touch of luxury to Crewe’s Leighton Hospital – after donating £32,000 worth of items.

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12 August 2020

A bright future for health apps as Sigma and ORCHA join forces

Macclesfield-based UX design and development agency, Sigma, has been selected by ORCHA, the world’s leading health app evaluation and advisor organisation, to help developers improve the usability and accessibility of their health apps.

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30 July 2020

Cheshire East introduces ‘streamlined’ process for al fresco dining in Macclesfield

Cheshire East Council is launching a new streamlined application process today (29th July), supporting Macclesfield businesses to introduce al fresco facilities.

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22 June 2020

Group aims to breathe life into Macclesfield hospitality scene’s Covid recovery

Organic waste and Waste-to-Energy technology specialist Tidy Planet has partnered with shredding expert UNTHA UK, to supply an industrial-scale solution for a new multi-million-pound Integrated Waste Management Facility (IWMF) at a gas pipeline expansion project in Indonesia.

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19 May 2020

Macclesfield waste management specialist chosen for international gas pipeline project

Organic waste and Waste-to-Energy technology specialist Tidy Planet has partnered with shredding expert UNTHA UK, to supply an industrial-scale solution for a new multi-million-pound Integrated Waste Management Facility (IWMF) at a gas pipeline expansion project in Indonesia.

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15 May 2020

An announcement to our members and supporters

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31 March 2020

Department for Education appoints Sigma as its user experience partner

£1.5 million contract for Manchester and North of England partnership

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26 February 2020

Macclesfield-based agency, Sigma, appointed to help the NHS

UX design and development agency, Sigma, has been appointed to help the NHS launch its first NHS Digital Accessibility Lab.

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19 February 2020

Macclesfield-based Tidy Planet celebrates 5-year composting partnership with UK students’ union

This year, The Guild – the University of Liverpool’s students’ union (SU) – celebrates half a decade of composting food waste from its campus kitchens.

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17 February 2020

Work set to start to pave way for The Christie Hospital at Macclesfield

Work on the cancer centre is expected to be completed next summer, and open for patients in autumn 2021.

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03 February 2020

Macclesfield firm building on apprenticeship strategy with plans to recruit 80 more

Following a successful year since the initial launch of its apprenticeship programme, Macclesfield-based Metro Rod is now aiming to recruit up to 80 new apprentices in 2020.

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30 January 2020

Busy Bees acquires Macclesfield nursery

One of the UK’s leading childcare providers has announced its acquisition of the award-winning Scamps Day Nursery.

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29 January 2020

Macclesfield Business Group Gives Cheshire East Council Town Centre Top Priorities

Businesses in Macclesfield have put forward their 3 “quick win” priorities to Cheshire East Council to capitalise on the recent announcement of the upgrade to Castle Street.

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20 January 2020

Grosvenor Shopping Centre has some 'wheelie' good news

PEAK cyclesport rode into Macclesfield’s Grosveor Shopping Centre on Satuday 18 January 2020, opening up its second store in Macclesfield.

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17 January 2020

My CWA expands Cheshire’s domestic abuse support network with new community hub in the heart of Macclesfield

Cheshire’s domestic abuse support network is expanding thanks to a new venture launched by My CWA, formerly known as Cheshire Without Abuse.

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13 January 2020

Macclesfield-based Big Brand Ideas ranked 22nd in Prolific North's Top 50 Integrated Agencies

The Prolific North Top 50 Integrated Agencies for 2020 have been announced and Macclesfield-based Big Brand Ideas is up to 22nd place!

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10 January 2020

Broker Bollington acquires Ashgrove Insurance Services

North west insurance firm Bollington Insurance Brokers has acquired Ashgrove Insurance Services, it has announced. The deal will see it further expand its range of products and services.

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09 January 2020

Project to revitalise Macclesfield town centre moves forward

Cheshire East Council has commissioned contractors to deliver major public realm improvements on Macclesfield’s Castle Street – with work set to start by early summer.

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06 January 2020

The Coffee Tree Opens at Orbit's Tytherington Business Village

A fantastic new coffee shop has opened its doors at Tytherington Business Village, Macclesfield’s leading business park.

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06 January 2020

Macclesfield Ladies in Business group raise money for ROAR Charity

The Macclesfield Ladies in Business networking group raised money through raffles at each of their quarterly meetings for the ROAR - Reach Out And Recover charity.

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24 December 2019

Cheshire firm expands into US with £170m acquisition

Macclesfield based firm which specialises in heat treatment and thermal processing is expanding into America with a £170m acquisition.

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13 December 2019

Brewers' plan to open new bar packs real punch

The expanding Bollington Brewing franchise have submitted plans for a new Macclesfield pub, which would have a boxing club in its basement.

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12 December 2019

Macclesfield Town App launches to help promote Macclesfield traders

The Macclesfield Town App is an exclusive business listing for local businesses based in and around the Macclesfield area promoting their trade to local and visiting consumers.

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14 November 2019

Macclesfield composting tech chosen for luxury Raymond Blanc hotel

Raymond Blanc’s Michelin-starred luxury hotel and restaurant Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons has invested in composting and food waste drying technology.

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21 October 2019

The Cat and Fiddle is gaining a Weasel

Local family business Forest Distillery have taken the keys to The Cat and Fiddle Inn on a long-term lease from Robinsons Brewery.

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02 October 2019

Fintech firm announces hat-trick of new partners

North West based Fintech business, Monevo, has scored a hat-trick of new partners with, Monese and Yolt

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10 September 2019

Macclesfield Means Business Becomes a Community Interest Company

Macclesfield Means Business is pleased to announce its formation into a Community Interest Company (CIC).

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03 September 2019

Arighi Bianchi looks to expand at home and abroad

Iconic Macclesfield furniture and home furnishings retailer Arighi Bianchi is expanding on several fronts – at home and abroad – as it looks to diversify in line with the changing retail landscape.

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28 August 2019

Big Brand Ideas Enters Collaboration With InScience Communications

Integrated marketing agency and MMB Partner Big Brand Ideas has signed a collaboration agreement with inScience Communication to deliver digital solutions to its international client base.

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22 August 2019

Orbit's Lyme Green Retail & Business Park Hosts New Home Bargains Store

Orbit Developments has welcomed Home Bargains, one of the UK's latest family run retailers, into its Lyme Green Retail & Business Park in Macclesfield, delivering a first for the retailer and a welcome boost for jobs in the area.

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15 August 2019

Sigma appointed to overhaul UX for UK Biobank

Macclesfield-based digital design agency, Sigma has been appointed to reshape the digital user experience (UX) of UK Biobank – a major national resource for research into prevention, diagnosis and treatment of life-threatening illnesses.

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08 August 2019

North West 2019 - 42 Under 42 Members

Three Macclesfield-based business people (including Macclesfield Means Business members John Butler and Adam Unsworth) have been named in Insider Media North West's 42 Under 42.

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06 August 2019

Synergy Recruitment makes move to Orbit’s Beechfield House

Cheshire’s Synergy Recruitment, headed up by Marie Williams-Spalding and Yasmin Bentley, have moved to a new office at Orbit Developments’ Beechfield House, Macclesfield.

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31 July 2019

£7M Funding To Drive Zuto's Growth

Macclesfield-based car finance marketplace Zuto has been backed to the tune of £7m to fuel additional growth and invest in its technology. Zuto currently employs more than 300 staff in its Macclesfield and Manchester offices

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17 July 2019

Macclesfield Festival is this Saturday 20th July

The annual Macclesfield Festival returns to town this coming Saturday! This year, it will be truly family friendly as it will feature seven main stages featuring artists for all ages!

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10 July 2019

Macclesfield Council plans to drive the town centre to prosperous future but warns of concerns over funding

Seven 'character areas' have been identified in the Macclesfield Town Centre Regeneration - Strategic Framework and Future Programme

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09 July 2019

Local Entrepreneur Wins Business Woman of the Year

Becky Reardon, Managing Director of Embrace Marketing, has won Business Woman of the Year (less than 50 staff) at The English Women’s Awards – North

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23 May 2019

Profits soar at clothing manufacturer

Profits have soared at a Macclesfield-headquartered manufacturer of branded consumer clothing, which is now looking to expand its operations in both the UK and Germany.

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26 April 2019

Embrace celebrate team growth

Macclesfield based Embrace, a B2B branding and marketing agency has had a great start to 2019 following a number of new client wins

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17 April 2019

New UK report reveals Macclesfield’s vitality

A new nationwide survey has revealed that Macclesfield is firmly on the rise when it comes to being entrepreneurial and growing wealth.

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17 April 2019

MP backs Future High Streets Fund bid

Macclesfield MP David Rutley has given his backing to the town’s bid for funding from the government’s Future High Streets Fund (FHSF).

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01 April 2019

Flour Water Salt raises £29k in Kickstarter campaign

Macclesfield cafe and bakery Flour Water Salt thrilled with support for Kickstarter campaign

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29 March 2019

Fintech launches loan comparison service

Loan marketplace Monevo has launched a new platform to give consumers comparisons of pre-approved loans.

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27 March 2019

Local mortgage firm set to be £500m business

The co-founder of Mojo Mortgages has predicted the FinTech firm could be a half a billion pound business.

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20 March 2019

Ladies in Business Group present Macclesfield Charity Cre8 with cheque

The Macclesfield based Cre8 charity have been presented with a cheque for £630 from representatives of the Ladies in Business networking group.

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20 February 2019

Six Macclesfield businesses listed in BusinessCloud's North West Tech 251

Congratulations to six Macclesfield tech businesses who have made it into the BusinessCloud North West Tech 251

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14 February 2019

£7M Investment for Mojo Mortgages

Macclesfield-based Mojo Mortgages has secured a £7m equity investment.

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12 February 2019

New Composting Technology From Macclesfield-Based Tidy Planet Takes Paris By Storm

Organic waste expert Tidy Planet has expanded its globally-acclaimed range of Rocket Composters

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12 February 2019

Have your say on the strategic regeneration vision for Macclesfield

Cheshire East Council is launching a public consultation on a future strategic vision for the regeneration of Macclesfield town centre.

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11 February 2019

Macclesfield engineering firm expands in the Far East

Engineering company Statiflo has expanded its presence in the Far East with the appointment of two new business partners.

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10 January 2019

Justine Clowes named as being top of her profession

Justine Clowes, Partner at SAS Daniels law firm in Macclesfield, has been recognised in the Chambers UK 2019 guide

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20 December 2018

Macclesfield Business Group attends CEC Draft Strategy Meeting

Macclesfield Means Business was recently invited to represent the voices of Macclesfield based businesses at the Cheshire East Council consultation meeting at Macclesfield Town Hall regarding the future of the town centre.

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10 December 2018

Sigma to invest £250k in Macclesfield HQ

Sigma has outlined plans to invest £250,000 in renovating its Macclesfield head office as part of its ongoing growth plans.

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21 November 2018

Three MMB members win awards at the North East Cheshire Business Awards

Pinches Medical, Big Brand Ideas and Order.Beer pick up top honors at the prestigious NEC Business Awards.

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19 November 2018

HealthCare21 launches news office space with emphasis on health & wellbeing

On Friday 16th November, innovative medical communications specialist HealthCare21, celebrated the expansion and refurbishment of their Macclesfield offices.

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07 November 2018

Fourth Payroll Bureau re-accredited by the Chartered Institute for Payroll Professionals for Payroll Assurance Scheme

Consisting of two modules, Fourth attended the CIPP’s prestigious payroll awards in Birmingham to pick up their certificate.

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29 October 2018

Embrace brand refresh radiates ‘different’

Embrace a B2B branding and marketing agency based in Bollington, Cheshire has refreshed their brand to radiate what makes them ‘different’.

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23 October 2018

Six MMB Members shortlisted for the North East Cheshire Business Awards!

Six of our members have been successful in being shortlisted for the NE Cheshire Business Awards taking place in November.

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12 October 2018

Forest Gin and PCS win at the Cheshire Business Awards

MMB members Forest Gin and Plastic Card Services win big at the Cheshire Business Awards.

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11 October 2018

Local firm, Direct Food Ingredients, shortlisted for national award

Macclesfield-based Direct Food Ingredients has been shortlisted in the prestigious British Small Business Awards 2018, in the ‘Small Business of the Year’ category.

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08 October 2018

atap2chat – flying the flag for Macclesfield at the Websummit Lisbon 2018!

Webbox Ltd, with their WebRTC product atap2chat are one of the 2000 worldwide start-up businesses that have been selected from 20,000 applicants to attend Websummit Lisbon 2018 in November on the Alpha Start-up Program.

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27 September 2018

The Bridge Hotel in Prestbury Re-Lauches

Cheshire-based hotel group, Flat Cap Hotels, has revealed the new bar and restaurant at The Bridge in Prestbury

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26 September 2018

Macclesfield based Direct food ingredients expands team with two new appointments

Direct Food Ingredients is looking to expand their dedicated team to strengthen their offering and further support customers.

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10 September 2018

£1 million new facility marks 25 year anniversary for PCS

Plastic Card Services (PCS), a manufacturer of plastic cards, has celebrated 25 years in business this week by announcing the completion of a £1 million investment in its new digital production facility.

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03 September 2018

Harts Accountants merge with Steven Glicher & Co

Macclesfield based Harts Accountants announce merger with Cheadle Hulme Chartered Accountancy firm Steven Glicher & Co.

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31 August 2018

Forest Gin branches out into new spirits and overseas markets

Macclesfield based distillery expects exports to grow tenfold after securing unprecedented pre-orders from Japanese customers for its new line of whisky.

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15 August 2018

Local businesswoman wins top honor

Kate Fox of Fox Graphics recieves award for Best Marketing Agency in Cheshire at the Business Innovators Awards

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04 July 2018

Mediafour collaborate with Manchester Airport and Tony Walsh to celebrate 80 Years

Macclesfield video production company mediafour was commissioned by Manchester Airport to mark its 80th birthday with a memorable film that encapsulated all of its history and its exciting future.

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18 June 2018

Direct Food Ingredients Appoints Eight New Recruits

Macclesfield-based Direct Food Ingredients has strengthened their team with the appointment of eight new employees.

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08 June 2018

Arighi Bianchi named Retail Family Business of the Year

Famous Macclesfield furniture store, Arighi Bianchi, has been named Retail Family Business of the Year at the Family Business United Awards in London.

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07 June 2018

Macclesfield fintech Quint Group eyes turnover growth with new data business

Cheshire fintech firm Quint Group has launched a new data business expecting the brand to turn over millions in its first year.

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07 June 2018

Big Brand Ideas win ‘Mark of Excellence’ award

Macclesfield’s Big Brand Ideas and their content arm,Trunk, win the ‘Mark of Excellence’ for Best Use of Social Media at the CIPR Excellence Awards.

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14 May 2018

Big Brand Ideas listed as finalists in award categories across two industry award ceremonies

MMB Partner Big Brand Ideas and their content arm, Trunk, have been listed as finalists in an incredible 13 award categories at the UK Content Awards and the Tech Marketing & Innovation Awards.

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20 April 2018

Direct Food Ingredients Secures Prestigious Industry Accolade

Direct Food Ingredients is celebrating its exceptional success in achieving a much-coveted top AA grade in BRC Global Standard for Agents and Broker

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18 April 2018

Macclesfield firm land 15-year contract worth £160m

Macclesfield based Bodycote has announced a major contract with engineering giant Rolls-Royce.

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10 April 2018

Watch the video from our March event!

We had another great turnout for our March event with guest speaker, James Wilkinson from Zuto

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09 March 2018

Sigma appoints new board chair ahead of exciting growth period

Leading digital user experience (UX) agency, Sigma, has appointed a new board chair to help oversee growth following a series of new client wins.

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05 March 2018

Zuto win Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award 2018

Macclesfield firm, Zuto, has won the Feefo Gold Service award, an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers.

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01 March 2018

Quint Group named one of the best places to work in the country

Macclesfield fintech company Quint Group has been named number 33 in the Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For in 2018, rising seven places from 2017.

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28 February 2018

Fastrak Retail recognised at the Greater China Business Awards

At the evening award ceremony last Friday, Fastrak were commended by the judging panel being recognised as the third best business in the North West for its contribution to developing business with China and Hong Kong.

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01 February 2018

Big Brand Ideas celebrates win at Northern Digital Awards for viral video

Macclesfield customer engagement agency, Big Brand Ideas and its content arm, Trunk, have been recognised at the highly regarded Northern Digital Awards 2018 after a hard-hitting charity campaign went viral.

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31 January 2018

George at Asda gets a ‘Fastrak’ solution to success

The leading supplier of retail point of sale solutions, Fastrak, has announced the successful roll out of its collaboration with Amelia Knight and a point of sale unit for a new range of George cosmetics, which can now be seen in 264 Asda stores in the UK.

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11 January 2018

Macclesfield listed in LSH Vitality Index for 2018

Macclesfield has been ranked joint eighth most entrepreneurial, and tenth in the ‘growing affluence’ tables in Lambert Smith Hampton’s Vitality Index for 2018.

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03 January 2018

PCS named as one of Europe's best!

Macclesfield firm, Plastic Card Services, has been named as ‘One to Watch’ in Europe in a list of business excellence published by the European Business Awards sponsored by RSM.

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03 January 2018

Engineering firm Statiflo gears up for Brexit with new European role

The Macclesfield-based company has appointed Axel Schmidt as its dedicated European sales manager to spearhead growth on the continent as Britain prepares to leave the EU.

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30 November 2017

Axon IT invest in its workplace of the future

Microsoft cloud solutions company, Axon, has added two new apprentices to its growing Macclesfield workforce.

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08 November 2017

Macclesfield Means Business Launch Event Success

Over 40 people attend the official launch of the new networking group, Macclesfield Means Business.

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24 October 2017

Local company ranked second for workplace culture & leadership development

Fourth, a Macclesfield based cost control and management software company, has beaten Facebook, Auto

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07 October 2017

Award Success for Big Brand Ideas!

Local creative design agency, Big Brand Ideas, have won the Creative Impact Award at the Cheshire Business Awards for their 'Get Me There' campaign with Macclesfield Town Football Club.

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