The Federation

The Co-op has launched The Federation, a new co-working community in the heart of Manchester attracting digital businesses and innovators sharing its ethical values.


Giacom chief executive Mike Wardell and his team have completed a management buyout of the business from its founder, Nick Marshall. 

Manchester agency Return has appointed Dan Beckett as sales director.  

The Bolton-headquartered company posted total revenues of £368m, up 13% year on year, with a group adjusted EBITDA loss of £6.3m, against a £1.5m profit last year.

The agency was selected after a competitive pitch process.

Northern Stars

Ten of the North of England’s most promising tech start-ups have been crowned Tech North’s Northern Stars at a ceremony in Manchester.

Tech North has announced that its director, Richard Gregory is to take a more strategic role.

Alex Duthie, the former senior SEO manager at McCann Connected has joined Custard.

CandidSky has recruited a digital strategist and SEO specialist as part of its growth plans.

Unilad, one of Facebook’s most popular pages appears to have disappeared from the social media platform.


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