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Construction of Crewe 240 commences

Furthering its commitment to undertake over 3 million sq. ft of speculative development in 2018, First Panattoni has broken ground on its latest development: Crewe 240. The 240,000 sq. ft logistics building – the only development of its size and scale along the M6 corridor –...

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Pioneering US tech company expands into Cheshire East

A pioneering US hi-tech company has expanded into the UK – following support from the Cheshire East Council’s arms-length Skills and Growth company. Los Angeles-based Eyenuk, which has developed advanced retina screening technology, has opened its first office outside America thanks to help to source premises...

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Superfast broadband now reaches 95 per cent coverage for Cheshire East

Nineteen out of 20 homes and businesses across Cheshire East can now access superfast broadband – thanks to the council-backed Connecting Cheshire partnership. Investment by Connecting Cheshire, a partnership between four Cheshire councils, BT and central Government, with additional funding from the European Regional Development Fund,...

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Businesses encouraged to join Digital+ programme

Cheshire East Council’s arms-length Skills and Growth Company has launched a new business support programme called Digital+. The Digital+ programme offers fully-funded support and advice to help small and medium-sized businesses maximise faster broadband and digital tools – such as cloud computing, digital marketing and social...

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Pioneering Fairerpower celebrates its third anniversary

A pioneering energy supply scheme established by Cheshire East Council is celebrating its third birthday. Since its creation in 2015, nearly 9,000 people have switched to Fairerpower and their total quoted savings adds up to more than £2m*. Since its launch, Fairerpower has sought to reduce fuel...

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Skills & Growth to sponsor The Business of Science Conference 2018

  Cheshire East Council’s arms length Skills and Growth Company has pledged support to the commercialisation of great science by becoming a sponsor of the Business of Science event for 2018. The conference, which has a raft of high-profile speakers confirmed already, including vice-chancellor, University of Liverpool,...

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Manufacturers offered help to prepare for Brexit

Local manufacturers are invited to a free Cheshire East Council-backed event to help them plan and prepare for Brexit. The workshop, entitled ‘Preparing your manufacturing business for Brexit’ will be held on Thursday 22 February, from 8am to11.30am, at Sandbach business Delta Balustrades, which makes and...

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Event celebrates digital creativity and business in the borough

A celebration of digital arts and creative technology will be held in Macclesfield to mark the first year of the Cheshire East Council and Arts Council-funded Shift digital arts programme. The free-to-attend event, called ‘Convergence’, will be a combined programme of interactive discussions, demonstrations and presentations...

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