Author Archives: David

Marginal Gains

Nxtep, a boutique-style personal training studio in the heart of Knutsford, will be celebrating its third birthday in May and what a ride it’s been. Business is booming – the company has just filed a record quarter, and the team is expanding. Johanna Bolhoven went to catch-up with founder, Laura Hagan, to find out more. […]

Martin sings at Wembley for 15th time

South Manchester Tenor Martin Toal is preparing to sing for the fifteenth time at Wembley. The St. Ambrose College head of modern foreign languages leads a double life as a specialist French teacher at the top Hale Barns Catholic grammar school and one of the nation’s go to performers for the major sporting occasion. Next […]

Raw Lasagne

Is it just me or is this year is flying by? Quite scary really… especially as summer is fast approaching. So, whilst I’m trying to get my summer body into play, it seems the retail world is wanting to challenge me with chocolate tests! Yes, we are all guilty of it but don’t worry, we […]

21st Century Sheds

When is a shed not a shed? When it’s a 21st century design innovation. Steeltech Sheds has taken a great British icon and given it the mother of all makeovers. And as Malcolm Storer found out when he visited its new outlet at Wilmslow Garden Centre, Steeltech is set to revolutionise the way we use […]

Fraudster jailed for pensioner doorstep scam

Cheshire East Council’s trading standards team have successfully secured the conviction of a fraudster who came within a whisker of getting an elderly resident to part with £25,000. Alec Paul Doherty, 22, was jailed for two years and eight months at Chester Crown Court (on Friday, April 28) for fraud offences after attempting to con […]

The Growth of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

In this month’s new column, Tanya Hemphill from Ti22 Digital (www.Ti22Digital.co.uk), a strategic digital marketing consulting and training company, reports on the latest developments in technology and the implications they have for business. The North’s Digital Economy Three interesting reports have been recently published about the digital economy and its impact on our economy. A […]

Cheshire PR agency picks up legal brief after eight-way pitch

Award-winning agency, No Brainer, has been appointed by leading Chester legal practice Aaron & Partners LLP to support its public relations and brand building operation. The Warrington-based PR, social media and content marketing agency takes on the account on a retained basis after winning a competitive eight-way pitch. It will now support Aaron & Partners […]

Husband and wife team smell success

A husband and wife team from Cheadle, Claire and Graeme Winchester, have launched www.wiff.co.uk an online business selling luxury candles and diffusers. Graeme told us: “We were getting a little tired of seeing the same old candles and diffusers delivering the same old scents. Where was the imagination, the excitement and the creativity? In short, […]

Lymm friends run the London Marathon for Parkinson’s UK

Three friends from Lymm raised over £2,000 for Parkinson’s UK, when they ran the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 23 April. Claire Wormald, Claire Steed and Sally Tribe, (aged 42, 44, 44) completed the 26.2 mile challenge in the month that Parkinson’s UK has launched its new fundraising campaign We Won’t Wait, highlighting the […]

Manchester City Women scarf the city ahead of their unmissable Champions’ League semi-final

Today, central Manchester woke to find more than 300 Manchester City Women scarves draped, hung and hidden throughout the city, as the date of  their highly anticipated UEFA Women’s Champions League clash against Olympique Lyonnais this coming Saturday draws near. An array of Manchester City Women v Lyon scarves bearing both Club’s colours and crest […]

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