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NEWS 16th January 2017

World’s lightest mechanical watch revealed thanks to graphene

An ultralight high-performance mechanical watch made with graphene is unveiled today in Geneva at the Salon International De La Haute Horlogerie thanks to a unique collaboration. The University of Manchester has collaborated with watchmaking brand Richard Mille and McLaren F1 to create world’s lightest mechanical chronograph by pairing leading graphene research with precision engineering. The…

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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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