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From the Business Archives
20th Mar Oldham’s growing profile as a regional logistics base has been significantly boosted by the opening of a new £1million Reverse Logistics Training Centre.  Oldham Council Leader, Sean Fielding, visited Mantra Learning at Greengate, Chadderton, to open the state-of-the art facility this week.  The training provider has a track record stretching back more than 50 years […]
20th Mar Oldham Council is pledging £100,000 to help boost businesses in the borough. They are offering local firms the chance to apply for funding to help them grow and expand. The funding pot is part of the council’s aim to help our businesses to thrive in uncertain financial times and to ensure one of the town’s […]
12th Mar A Lees woman has received an award for innovation and over seven thousand pounds in funding for her creation of the Chatty Café Scheme. Alex Hoskyn, 35, came up with the idea for the scheme after having her son Henry. The scheme aims to combat loneliness by bringing people of all ages together giving them […]
7th Mar Mould on chopping boards and evidence that rats and mice had been in the premises, were just some of the dirty conditions Oldham Council Environmental Health officers found when they visited a food business. The operators of A. I. Catering Services Limited, have now been successfully prosecuted for breaching food safety laws. On 21 December […]
7th Mar Oldham Council has agreed a deal to bring a Lidl supermarket and a major UK hotel chain to Prince’s Gate at Oldham Mumps.  The local authority has agreed a land sale in principle with Lidl GB for the former Metrolink Park & Ride site (this is the site currently in use as a temporary pay […]
20th Feb A new business park which will create more than 700 jobs is to be built on wasteland used to pitch an annual Oldham fun fair. The borough’s planning committee has approved plans for the development of modern office blocks on land next to the Hollinwood Metrolink station. The 4.5 acre site off Hudson Street and […]
19th Feb The auction of the council-owned building, that is currently home to the Limekiln Café in Uppermill, has been postponed. The council owned building was originally set to be auctioned off after a bid from café owners Mark and Jane Stewart was rejected, but Oldham Council is now re-opening negotiations with the couple to see if […]
7th Feb Love will certainly be in the air when a new wedding and occasion wear store opens its door in Oldham on Valentine’s weekend! Part of the partnership with Dr Keshaw’s Hospice, the new store, ‘Heart 2 Heart’, will be situated in the Town Square Shopping Centre (opposite Beaverbrooks jewellers) and will be open for a […]
25th Jan Oldham Council are asking local businesses to pledge their support to helping out the borough’s future workforce. This week councillors, council officers and representatives from leading local firms met for the Oldham Pledge Business Launch. The Oldham Pledge has been up and running for a number of years and is led by schools and young […]
23rd Jan By Local Democracy Reporter Charlotte Green. A restaurant and bar that was twice found to have illegal immigrants as workers in Home Office raids has been stripped of its licence. Government immigration teams conducted two visits on the Chadderton Bar and Grill on Middleton Road in April 2016 and August last year. On both occasions they found people […]