Greater Manchester Business News round-up w/e 21.12.07 - MIDAS

Greater Manchester Business News round-up w/e 21.12.07

21 December, 2007 – Greater Manchester Business News round-up w/e 21.12.07’s regular round-up of business stories from around the region, with links to further details.

Manchester United announce record profits
The Premier League champions enjoyed a record £200m turnover for the year to June 30th, generating profits of £75m as a result.

JJB on Original Footwear acquisition
Wigan-based JJB Sports has bought specialist fashion retailer The Original Footwear Company from rival chain Sports Direct International, for £5m.
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Firestep acquired by Impossible Pictures
The Manchester-based animation agency has been bought by London-based Impossible Pictures, a company with an annual turnover of £20m and big plans for the future.
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KPMG to establish specialist leisure-industries unit in Manchester
Accountancy giant KPMG has announced the setting up of a new Manchester-based team, lead by Tax partner Stephen Hunter, to focus on the key leisure sector in 2008.
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If agency launch brings big hitters together
A new agency is set to be unveiled in Manchester, bringing together a high profile creative director, account director and managing director from separate regional firms.

Crains Manchester officially launched
The independent US publisher Crain’s has launched its first city business newspaper – Crain’s Manchester – outside the States.

YQ magazine celebrates ‘highly successful’ year with move to new offices
YQ Northwest Magazine is moving into bigger offices at Salford University Business Park in early January.

Momentum campaign for Nestle scoops Best Channel Marketing award
A B2B campaign created by Momentum and sister agency McCann Erickson Business Communications for Nestlé has won ‘Best Channel Marketing Campaign’ at the B2B Marketing Awards 2007.

Keep Britain Tidy looks to regional team to stop litter louts
Keep Britain Tidy is looking to combat fast food related litter, with a new campaign launched by a team of three Manchester agencies.

Triple account win for 11 out of 10
Digital agency 11 out of 10, on the cusp of an office move to Salford’s new Innovation Forum Building, has won three new accounts just in time for Christmas.

Love reveals details of Microsoft Hotmail work
The digital arm of the Manchester-based agency has been charged with promoting the new and improved Hotmail service, now known as Windows Live Hotmail.

Cheetham Bell Kellogg’s ad in top five highest recall of the year
Manchester agency cheethambelljwt’s 2007 work for Kellogg’s has been ranked number four for ‘highest recall ads of the year’ in a Marketing magazine study.

Stamford Group profits rise with U.S. success
The Dukinfield-based manufacturer has announced a rise in full-year profits driven by the success of its US-based shopfitting operation.

Accuma shares rise following takeover approach
Shares in the Manchester-based consumer debt adviser rose 30% after the AIM-listed company announced it had received a ‘very preliminary’ takeover approach.
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Air-route development firm to receive Queen’s Award
Manchester-based Routes Limited, will be presented with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade this week in recognition of their airline route development work.
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Stockport’s Starkey set for record £1m profit
Specialist hearing-aid manufacturer Starkey Laboratories is set to announce record profits of £1m on sales of £10.5m, following investment in technology for new product launches.
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MKM staying on acquisition trail
The Timperley-based travel and leisure promotions specialist is on the look-out for further takeover targets following its purchase of both Promodus and Leapfrog Group earlier this year.
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Salford Software revenue up on contract wins
A series of new contract wins has led to a 10% revenue increase for Salford-based
IT company Salford Software.
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Fourth restaurant for Cabrelli Brothers
The Manchester-based Italian food firm Cabrelli Brothers has acquired its fourth restaurant with the purchase of 80-seater Don Antonio’s in Withington, which will be re-branded as Saporito’s.
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CIDS announces Focal Point: Start workshops
The Creative Industries Development Service is launching a new series of workshops for creative industries start-ups, aimed at giving new businesses the best possible start.
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Source: Various, as per links


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