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RBS invests in local business

I AM delighted to work in Stockport alongside my team of experienced relationship managers. We recognise there are some talented and dynamic business men and women running businesses in Stockport who are helping our economy to recover and prosper again. SMEs continue to be seen as the driving force behind our economic success and we recognise the important role that entrepreneurs and SMEs have. We also take our role very seriously in helping them to achieve their growth ambitions through investment. Stockport is a thriving business community and we are proud to be based locally from our offices on Great...

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Development at Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport’s MD discusses the £1bn development programme announced earlier this year and how the project will transform the airport for passengers, airlines, the region, the country and our shareholders. By Ken O’Toole, Managing Director of Manchester Airport IN JUNE, I was delighted to be able to unveil a £1billion transformation development programme for Manchester Airport. The 10-year phased investment programme will transform the airport, ensuring that it continues to thrive as a national asset and play an even greater role as the UK’s Global Gateway from the North. So why now? In recent years, Manchester Airport has gone...

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Innovation drives growth at CDL

The business landscape is changing. Technology is revolutionising many industries, making them more ef cient, more competitive and more accessible to consumers. The insurance sector is no exception, and local IT firm, CDL, has been behind many of the innovations which have transformed the way insurance is bought, priced and administered. FOUNDED IN 1977 by husband and wife, Tom and Jessica Hogg, CDL has grown from a living room start-up to one of the largest employers in the borough, with a workforce of over 550 people. Following the opening of the state-of-the-art The Codeworks building at its Strata Campus...

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Surveyor takes to the skies

FAIRHURST ESTATES is taking to the skies in an innovative approach to building surveys. Senior chartered building surveyor Jonathan Hyde is the firm’s fully qualified drone pilot qualified to carry out commercial work for the chartered surveyors and property consultants. Jonathan is accredited by the Civil Aviation Authority and can fly the drone, complete with video camera, over large commercial buildings, churches and other buildings that are hard to reach without scaffolding. Fairhurst, based at the Acorn Business Park on Heaton Lane, says drone surveys are a quicker and cheaper alternative for its customers. In addition, the high-definition images...

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College students inspired by supersonic car

Bloodhound has turned out to be not just a car, but a catalyst for change; Stockport College and the Greater Manchester business community will be an integral part in that change. STOCKPORT COLLEGE is hoping to put the next generation of scientists and engineers on the fast track to success. The college has been named a ‘strategic hub’ for the Bloodhound Supersonic Car as it attempts to break the land speed record. Students will study the car and develop an online community with other hubs to share ideas and data. The car uses jet and rocket motors to produce...

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