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Enterprise Zones | Daresbury

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Focus is the name of the game at Daresbury, writes Neil Tague, with the benefit of an earlier start putting it ahead of the North West’s other Enterprise Zones.

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Administrators called in at Thomas Barnes

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Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Bury-based contractor Thomas Barnes & Sons has been placed into administration today according to Companies House, with partners in the Preston office of Begbies Traynor appointed as administrators to the firm.

Unilever Port Sunlight

BAM starts factory testing facility at Unilever

A groundbreaking ceremony marking the construction phase of the £24m Advanced Manufacturing Centre facility took place at Unilever research and development site in Port Sunlight, Wirral on Monday.

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Hotel latest change to Castle Street

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Jessica Middleton-Pugh

The conversion of an office in Liverpool city centre into a budget hotel is due to be approved next week, as part of Castle Street’s continued transformation from commercial to leisure uses.

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Pin makes Manchester office debut

Manchester-based Pin Property has appointed joint commercial property consultants, Canning O’Neill and Cushman & Wakefield, to market a 61,000 sq ft standalone office building in Sale, South Manchester following its acquisition.

Rory O'Leary CBRE

CBRE hires from Co-operative

The Manchester office of CBRE has appointed Rory O'Leary from the Co-Operative Group as associate director in its lease consultancy team.

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Redrow expands regional base

Redrow is to open a North West divisional office in Daresbury after buying two neighbouring office buildings at Cinnabar Court at junction 11 of the M56.

Lancashire's Enterprise Zone is split between two BAE Systems sites in Samlesbury, pictured, and Warton

SPECIAL REPORT | Enterprise Zones

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The Government is set to announce 16 more Enterprise Zones within its Autumn Statement on Wednesday. Over the course of this week Neil Tague will be putting the North West’s zones under the microscope to see whether they are delivering the economic growth promised back in 2011.