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Liverpool Biennial has recruited Louise Garforth, a former senior exec with Marketing Cheshire as its new head of development and Carly Townsend, formerly with the Tate Liverpool as marketing and communications officer.

Video and motion graphics studio Rogue Robot Visual Industries has recently completed a six-month project for the UK arm of international insurance company AXA.

CartridgeSave in Stockport has launched a new campaign appealing to the inner child of the North West’s creatives.
Promoting a new range of 3D printers, they’re asking for people to design an original 3D super hero character, with strength, skill, speed and guile to beat all other challengers in true Top Trump style.

Typhoo Tea has commissioned Bradley.tv to create a new TV campaign that débuts on 22 May and which features the adventurer and broadcaster Ben Fogle with a soundtrack from Girls Aloud.

Although neither dock10 nor Salford council was willing to comment, Prolific North understands that the contract to manage the Landing's content production hub has been won by dock10. The tender was reissued according to EU regulations following the change of status at Sumners earlier this year.

The Leeds Arena will now be known as the first direct arena, following 5-year deal with the bank. It also marks the first ever major sponsorship undertaken by the bank in its 24 year history.
The 13,000 seat arena opens in July this year with a concert by Bruce Springsteen, followed by an official opening in September with Sir Elton John.

Cheshire business-to-business research company, B2B International has reported its best ever first quarter figures claiming that turnover rose to £1.7m, a doubling of sales year-on-year. The company reported total sales for 2012 of £5.1 million.

The inward investment body for Manchester, MIDAS, has released its annual report for the year to March 2013. Of the 81 projects that the body helped to bring to life, roughly a quarter of new projects were crated by companies in the creative, digital and media sectors.

James Sommerville, the co-founder and current group creative director of the acclaimed design agency Attik, has been appointed as the head of design at Atlanta-based Coca-Cola.

Dishwashers, accountants and estate agents - they’ve all probably got a better job than you, unless you’re a web developer, or an actuary.
Well, that’s according to a survey by job site, CareerCast.com which has analysed and ranked 200 jobs and decided that being a newspaper journalist is indeed the worst career you could possibly have.

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