Fall in profit, but a rise in turnover at James Halstead

Bury Times: Halstead’s Polyflor manufacturing plant in Whitefield

2:01pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

RADCLIFFE-based James Halstead PLC has posted contrasting half-year financial results against the backdrop of a “very competitive” marketplace.

The importance of networking

Bury Times: Karen Tems

3:51pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

RUBBING shoulders with the right business people as the economic recovery goes into full swing is even more important than in a recession, according to Bury networking queen Karen Tems.

Firm sticks with going for growth

Bury Times: Pictured are, from left, Tony Condron, Susan Condron and Paul Armitt

4:52pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

A RADCLIFFE adhesives firm has demonstrated its strict “go for growth” ethos by purchasing a neighbouring business.

Pampered pets are big business

Bury Times: Helen Linklater with Mayor of Bury, Cllr Sharon Briggs, and Posh Pooches Dog of the Month Co-Co

2:42pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

“TOP dog” when it comes to making sure our canine friends forever look their best.

Bed firm still flying high after 40 years

Bury Times: Purr-O-Lux founder Keith Broome

2:21pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

NO wonder Bury businessman Keith Broome has an extra “spring” in his step.

Reassuring profit forecasts by James Halstead's Polyfloor

Bury Times: Halstead’s Polyflor manufacturing plant in Whitefield

12:44pm Tuesday 18th February 2014

RADCLIFFE-based James Halstead’s forthcoming half-year results are predicted to be in line with forecasts despite a previously anticipated trading dip in December.

Firm is on a roll after new advice

6:26pm Wednesday 12th February 2014

RAMSBOTTOM industrial mixing company Joshua Greaves has just celebrated the most profitable year in its 94-year history with significant upsurges in exports, employment and turnover.

At 16 she was homeless, but at 28 she's running her own business

Bury Times: Amy Varle is in the market for success

4:20pm Wednesday 5th February 2014

A BURY woman is drawing on her experience of being homeless by launching her own business to help vulnerable people find and rent their own accommodation.

Happy Christmas for JD Sports 'fashion'

Bury Times: SALES SURGE JD’s high-performing sports stores boost

4:33pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

A “ROBUST” Christmas sales performance by Bury-based JD Sports Fashion Plc is likely to be reflected in the group’s forthcoming financial figures which are forecast to be in line with market expectations.

Bury FC’s lawyer is club’s latest sponsor

Bury Times: From left, Gisella Alberici, Stuart Stones, partner at Ratio Law, and Rachel Haymes, the firm’s head of conveyancing

4:23pm Wednesday 22nd January 2014

PROPERTY and business law firm Ratio Law LLP has announced an exclusive two-year sponsorship deal with Bury FC.

Funding secured for fashion training

4:21pm Wednesday 22nd January 2014

A HOLLINS-based chartered accountant has helped a company secure funding to launch a fashion academy and invest in a factory and essential machinery.

Mill Gate shoppers can surf net on free WiFi

5:38pm Wednesday 15th January 2014

SHOPPERS are to continue enjoying free high-speed wireless access to the internet after Pennine Telecom agreed a new deal with the Mill Gate shopping centre.

A ‘revolution’ in the way homes are sold

4:11pm Thursday 9th January 2014

BUSINESSMAN Simon Holland reckons the launch of his new venture could revolutionise the way homes are sold across Bury.

Baby firm will be fit for another great year

3:37pm Thursday 2nd January 2014

BABY Moves is “on the move” as it prepares to usher in a New Year which is shaping up to be just as successful as 2013.

Solicitor becomes member of Law Society’s legal panel

4:46pm Wednesday 18th December 2013

A solicitor at Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall has become a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel.

Firms in hat-trick success

4:45pm Wednesday 18th December 2013

BURY companies have blazed their way to a “hat trick” of successes in the first Talk of Manchester Business Awards.

Delicious taste of success!

6:21pm Wednesday 4th December 2013

IT’S a big bite of success for Delicious independent sandwich bar.

Continued faith as firm triumphs again

4:38pm Wednesday 20th November 2013

RADCLIFFE’S multi award-winning natural products manufacturer Faith in Nature has triumphed again.

World markets beckon for black pudding firm

5:17pm Wednesday 13th November 2013

INCREASED production and new export markets beckon for the business behind Bury’s most famous delicacy with ambitious £1.5 million expansion plans.

Reece hopes diners ‘swarm’ to Bumbles

4:40pm Thursday 7th November 2013

A NEW American-style diner is creating something of a “buzz” in Bury.

Service with a smile from technician Robert

4:13pm Wednesday 30th October 2013

NO wonder Robert Carey is sporting a broad smile.

Tottington man lands job with World Bank

Bury Times: GOING UP IN WORLD Oliver Kerr

5:29pm Wednesday 23rd October 2013

A TOTTINGTON man has landed a role with one of the world’s most influential organisations, the World Bank.

Stefano presents a £60k revamp

5:27pm Wednesday 23rd October 2013

A POPULAR Italian restaurant in the heart of Bury town centre is set to become even more of a magnet for food lovers.

Building on 101 brand with a leisure centre

Bury Times: GYM PLAN Adam Crowley and Gary Price

5:24pm Wednesday 23rd October 2013

GETTING in shape. That’s a new £100,000 fitness and leisure centre which is scheduled to open its doors in Bury town centre early next year.

Firm’s deal to supply safety seals for rigs

4:35pm Wednesday 16th October 2013

CABLE seal manufacturer Roxtec has completed a deal to supply a series of drilling rig upgrades at the Able shipyard in Hartlepool.

Upbeat, despite a dip in revenue and profit

4:34pm Wednesday 16th October 2013

BOSSES at Radcliffe-based James Halstead PLC remain positive and focused on the future despite a dip in revenue and pre-tax profits.

JD Sports store profits from its winning way

Bury Times: SALES SURGE JD’s high-performing sports stores boost

2:24pm Wednesday 2nd October 2013

A RECORD performance of its sports stores underpinned by a strong sales surge has helped Bury-based JD Sports Fashion Plc boost profits and revenue.

Scott’s new shop is just the right plaice

4:01pm Friday 16th August 2013

HE’S certainly home on the “range.”

Praise for start-up help at college

4:01pm Friday 16th August 2013

A NEW service delivered by Bury College Business Solutions aimed at helping local firms has received a glowing reference.

Laura cooks up a cake in a jar present idea

Bury Times: JOY IN A JAR Laura Read with her novel product

4:00pm Friday 16th August 2013

Bury businesswoman Laura Read has come up with a surefire recipe for success after wracking her brains for a gift that is unique.

‘Explosive growth’ at financial advisers

Bury Times: SLICE OF SUCCESS Paul Brown with, from left, Wendy McGurren, manager, Max Hamblett, administrator, Natalie Coffey, administrator, and Claudia Buono, para planner

2:21pm Wednesday 14th August 2013

A BURY businessman has never looked back since taking the shrewd decision to become his own boss following two redundancies.

Recruiter who targets ex-military

2:20pm Wednesday 14th August 2013

A SOLDIER from Bury who struggled to find work after he left the Army has set up a recruitment company for ex-military personnel.

Double award shows off firm’s excellence

4:32pm Wednesday 7th August 2013

A Bury firm has “excelled” by winning a double industry accolade.

Alliance recognises achievements

4:32pm Wednesday 7th August 2013

BURY enjoyed a hat-trick of successes at Alliance Learning’s 21st annual awards event.

Legal eagles land in Bury

4:31pm Wednesday 7th August 2013

AFG Law has opened a new office in the town’s Market Street.

Brothers launch new antiques shop

3:45pm Tuesday 30th July 2013

A BAND of Bury brothers are celebrating the launch of a new shop with a distinctly old-fashioned feel.

Sharon’s 10 years of ‘royal’ hospitality

3:44pm Tuesday 30th July 2013

SHE’S virtually “royalty” at the Palace.

Laura’s next steps up the retail ladder

12:19pm Thursday 18th July 2013

FINDING her feet in her first retail venture is businesswoman Laura Parry.

Firm is gaining ground

Bury Times: Firm is gaining ground

5:02pm Tuesday 16th July 2013

A CARPET firm is laying down new roots in Bury after transferring from its previous location in neighbouring Rochdale.

Golf clubs are coming under scrutiny of HMRC

5:01pm Tuesday 16th July 2013

MANY golf clubs are facing hefty corporation tax bills as HM Revenue & Customs turn the spotlight on how they calculate their tax liabilities.

Businesses could be millions out of pocket

4:59pm Tuesday 16th July 2013

BUSINESSES in Bury could be missing out on £23.7 million in tax rebates, new figures suggest.

Online feedback is a recipe for success

Bury Times: Online feedback is a recipe for success

3:58pm Wednesday 10th July 2013

A POPULAR Bury restaurant has moved to the “top of the table” thanks to growing and glowing testimonials from its satisfied customers.

Shopping centre retailers invest in new look

3:56pm Wednesday 10th July 2013

BURY’S retail offer is set to grow with news that two of its long-term retailers are bringing a new look to Mill Gate shopping centre.

Celebration of young people in construction

Bury Times: Celebration of young people in construction

3:55pm Wednesday 10th July 2013

REPRESENTATIVES from Bury firms were among 130 guests who witnessed a glittering awards evening to celebrate the development and achievement of young people in construction.

Personal file - Neil Sugarman

1:27pm Thursday 23rd May 2013

I was born and bred in Manchester, attending William Hulme’s Grammar School and Manchester University where I obtained my law degree.

25 years of smiles for teeth expert

10:53am Thursday 23rd May 2013

NO wonder businessman Barrie Semp is sporting a broad grin.

Deal signals push for new growth

10:45am Thursday 23rd May 2013

A LEADING Bury manufacturer is targeting ambitious growth after securing a six-figure asset finance package for new machinery from Yorkshire Bank.

Pub revamp calls firm of solicitors to the bar

4:35pm Thursday 9th May 2013

BEING “called to the bar” has taken on a whole new meaning after a refurbishment transformed an old Victorian Bury pub into plush new offices for a firm of solicitors.

Pair head up back to work programme

10:55am Thursday 24th May 2012

A training and recruitment company which is spearheading the Gov- ernment’s Back to work initiative in Bury is proving to be “just the job” with those seeking employment.

Why O2 sponsor business awards

10:33am Thursday 12th April 2012

TELECOMS giant O2 is once again sponsoring the Bolton and Bury Business Awards as it marks 10 years of business in Bury.




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