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Two major Manchester innovations became winners in today’s Budget announcement. Graphene - the ‘wonder material’ pioneered at the University of Manchester - and Alan Turing’s data work are in line for millions of pounds of investment.

Leeds-based market research company, ResearchBods has hired three new project managers as well as promoting two current members of staff. Tristan Varley joins as senior project manager while Stephen Palmer and Tiphaine Meslard-Hayot join as project managers.

Trinity Mirror has appointed Lynda Moyo as What’s On editor to lead the development of entertainment sections across its regional websites.

Announcing the new interactive guides, executive editor for BBC knowledge and learning Chris Sizemore said it was ‘all about feeding the UK's curiosity' and provide thought-provoking answers to the questions sparked in people's everyday life - questions sparked by BBC programmes, what's in the news, important anniversaries, or what's trending on social media.

The Write Angle is celebrating after winning a trio of new clients in the North and the Midlands. Nisyst, an electronic point of sale solutions provider based in Bolton, Tresham College, a Northamptonshire-based education provider and specialist support service Community Life Choices (CLC), based in Preston, have signed to the Lancashire agency’s client portfolio.

On Prolific North News this week, we speak to Rob Irvine, editor in chief of the Manchester Evening News. He talks to us about how the MEN is surviving in an increasingly digital world, the decline in football comments on its website, the likelihood of any more editorial staff cutbacks - and whether he thinks the print version will still exist when the paper celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2018.

Ignite, the Newcastle-based accelerator programme for early-stage digital businesses, is on the hunt for a new batch of teams to participate. Entrepreneurs will get help to shape their companies in an intensive 18-week programme, with access to business support and mentoring from some of the best-known digital success stories including Google, Amazon and Facebook.

Is your company ready to take it’s next commercial step? Here at Prolific North we’re partnering with some outstanding business entrepreneurs, leading MMU Business School academics and professional advisers, to create an innovative and intensive new management course.

Leeds-based thebigword has appointed Kevin Anderson to a newly-created position of global marketing director. Kevin Anderson takes more than 20 years of marketing and product management experience to the translation and interpreting company, gained primarily in the business-to-business technology sector.

PROCAM, the UK's largest broadcast equipment hire company, has expanded its space in Openshaw. The specialist equipment firm, which has been at Langtree-owned City Works Business Park since 2005, has renewed its lease and taken an additional 3,719 sq ft unit on a 10-year contract.


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