You’d be forgiven for thinking that business success begins to die down in November as excitement for the Christmas break grows, but we’re delighted to tell you that that’s not the case at all in Rochdale!
So, let’s stop what we’re doing, pour ourselves a nice brew and find out what the brilliant businesses of Rochdale have been up to this month. These are some incredibly positive local stories that aren’t to be missed.
Littleborough Firm Makes Biggest Toy Appeal Donation Yet
Pressed Flights Ltd have given a huge helping hand to the annual Christmas Toy Appeal by generously donating 20 kindle fire tablets plus another £1000 worth of gifts for the less fortunate children in the Rochdale area! How unbelievably kind.
The wonderful company decided to donate these gifts to the charity instead of giving a bottle of wine to each of their customers, as they usually do.
The Toy Appeal charity often struggles with getting gifts for teenagers, so thanks to Pressed Flights Ltd, lots of disadvantaged teens will have something brilliant to open on Christmas Day.
Rochdale’s Brand-New Indoor Market Opens
The Rochdale Market Food Hall and Café is now open after a huge £750,000 renovation led by both Rochdale Development Agency and Rochdale Council.
A bakery, traditional butchers, and a greengrocer are included in the all-new market with a café to top it all off. Cryer’s Butchers from Littleborough, the Laughing Loaf, Patrick’s Bread, Geoff Taylor and Montague’s Café are all amongst the business that have secured a place in the new market place.
All services are now open to the public and ready for the run-up to Christmas. Time to give these wonderful independent retailers some love!
Chris Moore Gains Title of Longest-Serving Staff Member at GJD
Rochdale resident Chris Moore has received an award for his long and loyal 30 years of service for GJD Manufacturing. Chris has spent his three-decade stint as Technical Director and has been in charge of researching and developing new products and technology for the company over the years.
Chris is a hugely respected member of the team and is said to have a great attitude, be extremely hard working and very dedicated. We wouldn’t expect anything less! Congratulations to Chris on this fantastic achievement!
The Growth Company becomes a national award winner
The Growth Company are a Manchester-based social enterprise that prides itself on enabling growth, creating jobs and improving the lives of the its clients and customers!
Just last month, the company won the Education & Training Social Enterprise award at the UK Social Enterprise Awards which was held on the 29th November at the Guildhall in London. These Social Enterprise UK awards recognise and acknowledge the outstanding achievements of social trading businesses.
The Growth Company are worthy winners after an extremely successful year, in which they enhanced the lives of over 100,000 people in multiple sectors including education, training and careers. We’re humbled to share a region with this incredible company!
Another Successful Month!
What a fantastic month for the Rochdale business sector, ranging from new food & beverage outlets to companies who are determined to spread the Christmas cheer!