New research suggests that parents will be lending more than £6.5bn this year to help their children get on the property ladder. This is a 30% increase to last years loans of £5bn. Continue reading
Location. Location. Location. We know how important it is to get the right location for your business or your home. Our weekly ‘Get To Know’ series will take you on a virtual tour around some of our favourite places in the north and hopefully help you find the perfect home or office for you. Continue reading
HSBC’s first Beyond The Brick study found that the dream of being a home owner is not dead for millennials but delayed due to slow salary growth and house price inflation.
You probably spend more time in your office, at your desk and in front of your computer than you do at home. Whatever job you do, your office can sometimes feel like your second home. And like our homes, we all want our offices to be a place where we feel calm, productive and creative. If you don’t feel like you’re at your best at your desk, can you guarantee your work is going to be at the standard you know you can achieve? Continue reading
If you’re a homebuyer, first-timer or seasoned pro, you’ve probably asked yourself the question, “Do I buy an older house or a new build?” Some people love the charm and history that comes with a period build whereas others prefer the fresh feel of a new build. We’re here to help you make that important decision.
Manchester’s hub of digital technology and creativity, Media City, is to double in size with a £10m backing from Santander.
Kellogg’s UK and Ireland, the multinational food manufacturing company, is set to make a big move. After spending almost three decades on Talbot Road, employees from the head office will join the likes of ITV and the University of Salford in the Orange Tower at MediaCityUK.
Managing director of Kellogg’s UK and Ireland, Dave Lawlor, has said, “It’s time to move to somewhere which better reflects where we want to take our business in the future.”
The company has been based in Manchester since 1938 and they are ‘so incredibly pleased’ to be staying here. The Kellogg’s Trafford Park Factory will not be affected by the move.
MediaCityUK is home to multiple big names such as the BBC, ITV, dock10 and Bupa and more are sure to follow in Kellogg’s footsteps. With The Botanist opening up in the eleven-story Orange Tower in September, MediaCityUK is showing promising signs of becoming not only a creative digital hub but home to some of the largest household names.
The Northern Powerhouse continues to grind forward.
Minister Andrew Percy believes that northern business is “firing on all cylinders.” The campaign, originally pioneered by George Osborne, has continued to secure pledges from very prominent companies across the country. Including names such as Santander, Ernst & Young, and Vodaphone, over 90 leading organisations have now pledged to be Northern Powerhouse Partners.
Although deliverables for such a large-scale effort have been as of yet unclear, the reality is that the campaign remains an integral part of government strategy. Plans to realize the vision include £3.4bn worth of Local Growth Deals to boost regional growth across Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool.
Most importantly, this campaign is geared to target local economies. A £400m investment titled the ‘Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund’ will be directed to the aid of small businesses.
Already gains have become apparent, with Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool topping the list for startup growth in the U.K this past year. With government policy uncertain amidst Brexit trade concerns, it is refreshing to see that the North is well placed for long-term growth. Let’s just hope that as Theresa May returns to 10 Downing Street she continues to honor that commitment to The Powerhouse.