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Post Office Counters Ltd has opened a consultation on moving Gatley Post Officer at 185 Gatley Road into the newsagents at 187 Gatley Road. It looks like the vast majority of services will remain, with a small number that you’ll have to go to Cheadle for. As the Newsagent’s opening hours are much longer than […]

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New bike shop to open in Gatley

by Iain Roberts on 27 February, 2014

A new bike shop, Bikehaus, will open on Stonepail Road, Gatley in April if all goes to plan for cyclist owner Andy Hilton. Andy’s come on the Gatley Facebook page to tell everyone about his plans and he’s set up a Bikehaus Facebook page here. We wish Andy every success with Bikehaus. Not only is […]

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Newly opened Roasted is a cafe worth a visit. Being in the parade on Silverdale Road (next to the High Grove pub) it may be one you won’t happen to pass by, but do take a detour! Walking into the cafe, I was greeted not only by friendly staff but also a roaring log fire, […]

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Local MPs and councillors have welcomed more than half a billion pounds that will be pumped into small businesses via the Regional Growth Fund, which was announced last week. Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, announced the fourth round of the Regional Growth Fund – half a billion pounds for 100 smaller businesses across the UK. […]

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Can your business take on an apprentice?

by Iain Roberts on 28 June, 2013

Stockport Council, in partnership with the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS), is launching an ambitious ‘100:100’ Apprenticeship Scheme to encourage Stockport employers to take on 100 apprentices in 100 days. This follows the success of the Council’s 50:50 Apprenticeship and Higher Apprenticeship Grant Schemes in the last three years. The schemes provide grants of between £1,000 […]

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£1.2 million Radiology Unit boost for the Alex

by Iain Roberts on 29 May, 2013

The Alexandra Hospital in Cheadle is investing £1.2 million in a new radiology unit.  The hospital is the largest private employer in Stockport, with 869 staff and more than 600 consultants, and has already invested more than £8 million over the last two years. Marketing Stockport has the full story.

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Enter the Stockport Business Awards now

by Iain Roberts on 22 May, 2013

Entries for Stockport Business Awards 2013 are now open, and we urge you to nominate your business so that we can once again highlight business excellence in the region. We want this year to be a bigger, better event that uncovers yet more fantastic companies doing great work here in Stockport. There are 12 diverse […]

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Gatley Company achieves £95.3 million in sales

by Iain Roberts on 10 May, 2013

Congratulations to Boutinot, Gatley-based international wine importer, producer and distributor (offices next to the Horse & Farrier) who’s sales increased to £95.3 million in 2012. Boutinot currently employs 80 staff and was sold in a management buy-out in March. It was founded in 1980 to source wines for Paul Boutinot’s parents’ restaurant in Heald Green […]

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Stockport Market is packed with things to see, do and buy over two weekends in May. Come along from Friday 17th to Sunday 26th May – see the leaflet for details.

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Makers Market at Cheadle Green a great success

by Iain Roberts on 6 May, 2013

Anyone passing Cheadle Green on Bank Holiday Monday can’t help but have noticed it packed with people as market traders selling food, clothes, jewellery and more all seemed to be doing good trade. The next Makers Market is on Saturday 1st June – don’t miss it! At the event, I was also made aware of […]

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