Leeds marketing automation firm Force24 has promoted Jake Sweeney to the new role of Head of Strategy as part of a set of ‘pivotal changes’.

Shop Direct

Online retailer Shop Direct is to close three sites in Greater Manchester, putting almost 2,000 jobs at risk.

Tech Mahindra

Indian IT giant Tech Mahindra has opened an ‘HQ for North’ in Salford Quays that will create 60 new jobs.


Middlesbrough agency Calm Digital has appointed Helen Stewart as a new director to help develop new business relationships and support growth.


West Yorkshire marketing agency Xpand has created a new website for the Aagrah chain of restaurants.

Angela Upex

Trinity Mirror North East Commercial Editor Angela Upex has been appointed Editorial Director of Gateshead-based publisher Kingfisher Visitor Guides.

St Paul's Square

Liverpool Echo staff have started work at their new office at St Paul’s Square after leaving their previous home of 45 years.


Leeds-based agency Prohibition is to deliver a group-wide social media strategy for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Nick Grimshaw

Nick Grimshaw’s BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show is being cut back to four days a week in what is being described as the biggest shake-up in the show’s 51-year history.

Commonwealth Games

Manchester’s Stonesoup VFX has created the titles for the BBC’s coverage of the Commonwealth Games using a theme of sun and sea.


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