by Iain Roberts on 25 May, 2015
We work hard as councillors to make Stockport Borough a place businesses want to be, and the Cheadle area does well. A vibrant economy brings jobs and wealth to our area. So, with my colleague Cllr June Somekh, I was very pleased to attend the official opening of the Lyric Centre at North West Hearing on the site of the Alexandra Hospital.
Lyric is an advanced, completely invisible hearing aid and, until now, anyone in the North West wanting it had to go to London or Leeds. Now they can come to Cheadle.
June and I met Dr Greg Nassar, Audiologist of the Year and Clinical Services Manager at the centre. Greg’s also Head of Audiology Services at the Trafford Division of the Central Manchester Foundation Trust and a Cheadle resident. A lot of their work is providing hearing protection to musicians and DJs, which Clinical Director Paul Checkley and Director Geraldine Daly are experienced in.
We also met actor Jessica-Jane Stafford (The Real Hustle) who’s a very satisfied customer of the Lyric hearing aid – she spoke about how it had transformed her life after she lost the hearing in one ear a decade ago – and former MP and Falkirk FC Chairman Doug Henderson.
As councillors, and as Stockport Council, we are open to business. We want businesses – as the new Lyric Centre has done – to come to our area and see all the benefits of being here and what a great place it is; and we want those businesses to succeed. If you’re thinking of setting up or relocating to Stockport borough, get in touch.
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