Telecoms provider Elite Telecom has bought Manchester-based mobile phone specialist FoneRent out of administration. FoneRent provides short-term international mobile phone and data solutions for people working at major international sporting events and had worked with BBC Sport, ITV Sport, Formula One and the Olympics, as well as the Cannes Film Festival.
Betfred founders Fred and Peter Done have invested in Active Win Media, a Manchester-based digital marketing agency which aims to grow to 50 staff within the next 10 months. The startup already provides online and mobile services for Betfred.com and the brothers have decided to back its ambitious growth plans.
Direct communications specialist The if agency has been appointed by Wacky Warehouse, the chain of children's soft play and activity centres. Initial brand development work will include a suite of design work and supporting strategy to launch three new UK sites in St Helens, Preston and Cardiff.
TeamRock, the new company led by former GMG Radio executives John Myers and Billy Anderson, has announced its first senior management team. Its new head of radio is Hugh Evans, the former controller at Rock Radio in Manchester and Salford's Real Radio XS. Evans will be responsible for TeamRock Radio, which will start testing on national DAB later this month.
Primal Scream will perform live at BBC Radio 5 live's Big Day Out 2013 in an event billed as the station's biggest ever outside broadcast. The band will join hosts Colin Murray, Robbie Savage and Mark Chapman for the event, to be held at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on Saturday 1 June, which will be broadcast live across the network.