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NEWS 27th September 2016

Pioneering technology created by Manchester company used in Staffordshire to offer more accurate cervical cancer diagnosis

Pioneering technology created by a Manchester company is now being used in two hospitals in Staffordshire to improve the speed and accuracy in diagnosing pre-cancerous conditions of the cervix. The University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust have adopted an innovative cervical cancer diagnostic system called ZedScan™, devolved by Manchester based Zilico, at the gynaecology…

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“Manchester has a real pull for businesses to come and set up here.”
David Emery
IBM Vice President for General Business North

Rochdale

With its great location, fantastic connectivity, access to a wide catchment of skilled employees and a range of business parks superbly located along the M62 corridor, there are many reasons to choose Rochdale if you’re looking to invest.

In 2012, Rochdale saw more business start-ups than ever before. While in the last four years, the area has attracted over £200m of investment and seen four million square feet of space taken up in the district.

Kingsway Business Park has been recognised as one of the UK’s most active projects, benefitting from excellent connectivity to the national motorway network.  At under one hour’s drive from the cities and airports, of Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool, the business park has direct access to major markets and a large, skilled workforce.

Rochdale is booming, that’s why companies such as Swedish manufacturer Camfil Farr, American-owned INX International, JD Sports and ASDA/Wincanton have selected Rochdale as a base for their business.

With a proud co-operative heritage, renowned for its enterprising spirit, Rochdale is now recognised as the world capital of co-operatives. The area also boasts outstanding natural beauty in the form of the surrounding Pennines.

Significant investment in the area is already underway building on existing business infrastructure and enhancing the environment further. Rochdale town centre is also benefiting from £250 million of public and private sector investment – including new and refurbished colleges, a fantastic leisure centre making the area more vibrant than ever before.

In addition, a new riverside building housing thousands of Council and partner employees is now open for business, as is the new transport interchange – the first in Europe to run partly on hydro-electric power. Metrolink is coming to the town centre too, connecting the thousands living and working in Rochdale to the rest of Greater Manchester and beyond.

This investment shows the bold, ambitious and confident future for Rochdale. With a record number of companies choosing the area as their home, Rochdale has everything for businesses to thrive.

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