News from 2017

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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Rural businesses to benefit from £5.4m funding boost

Rural businesses in Cheshire East are being encouraged to apply for a share of a £5.4m injection via three significant funding streams in 2018. The funding boost – across Cheshire and Warrington – was announced at a rural business forum held today (Wednesday) at Reaseheath College,...

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Businesses offered free advice to help solve their funding puzzles

Cheshire East Council is inviting businesses from across the borough to learn about the business support and funding available for growth projects. The free-to-attend lunchtime event on 25 January, provided by the authority’s arms-length Skills and Growth Company, will have guest speakers discussing the funding available...

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Cheshire East tops Vibrant Economy Index for the North West

A new report has placed Cheshire East as the top performing area in the North West for ‘economic wellbeing’. The Vibrant Economy Index also placed Cheshire East highly in the overall national picture as one of the best performing areas outside the South East. The index has been...

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