Far from being only about big draughty sheds in out-of-the-way locations, the logistics industry is crucial to the region and the country, keeping goods and services moving in uncertain times, a Place North West event heard.
Business leaders in Blackpool have sent an open letter to Boris Johnson, describing how tier 3 measures imposed ahead of the half-term break have had a devastating impact on its £1.6bn hospitality industry.
Property and hospitality businesses in the city-region expressed a mix of anger, frustration, fear and dismay after mayor Andy Burnham’s attempts to secure more funding to accompany tougher Covid-19 restrictions crumbled on Tuesday.
General Projects, the company planning a 325,000 sq ft “future-focussed” office campus in Manchester’s Eastlands, is looking for more opportunities to put its stamp on the North West, targeting schemes of upwards of 100,000 sq ft.
Developer Allied London is to provide an alternative to people struggling with the "solitude" of homeworking by offering its Department-branded flexible workspace for free in exchange for social media coverage.