Alana Spencer 
James Watt
Serious Pig

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Kathryn Franklin
Leah Hutcheon
Andy Hobson
Abu Dhabi deal for Crawford Healthcare

Abu Dhabi deal for Crawford Healthcare

Crawford Healthcare has won a key government tender that will see its innovative wound dressings recommended as products of choice by Abu Dhabi’s public health body.

Funding round helps Twine grow

Stuart Logan

Funding round helps Twine grow

Two Manchester University graduates have raised £400,000 for Twine, an online platform that connects companies to creative freelancers, including investment from Greater Manchester Combined Authority and angel investors.

Meet the MD: Barry Casement, Lanzet

Barry Casement

Meet the MD: Barry Casement, Lanzet

Barry Casement knows more about kitchens than most people. But that comes with the jobs when you’re MD of a kitchen manufacturer and installer!

Six figure Government cloud deal for UKFast

Six figure Government cloud deal for UKFast

UKFast has secured a contract to supply the UK Cabinet Office with a cloud platform for its emergency ResilienceDirect service, which supports effective response to incidents like natural disasters, terror attacks and power outages.

News from the Ignite Family

News from the Ignite Family

With over 100 companies in the Ignite portfolio, and a network covering most of the UK's top VCs and Angels, Tristan Watson rounds up the latest news from the Ignite family.

Young entrepreneurs launch SPAR loyalty app

Jordan Ryan Madeley and Michael Lawes

Young entrepreneurs launch SPAR loyalty app

Manchester entrepreneurs Jordan Ryan Madeley and Michael Lawes are launching SPAR GO, a nationwide loyalty app for SPAR stores in the UK, at the age of just 23 and say they owe a slice of their success to the Manchester technology community.

Calls for business and civic leaders to collaborate post-Brexit

L-R IPPR North's Ed Cox; GT's Mike Thomas

Calls for business and civic leaders to collaborate post-Brexit

The challenge of looking after both ‘people and places’, which faces public sector bodies and civic leaders in the post-Brexit era, was the subject of discussion at St George’s Hall, in Liverpool, last week.