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World's strongest cranes at Lostock power plant drive workforce safety

Two of the world's most powerful cranes now deployed in Northwich are doing their bit for both worker safety and Anglo-Australian trade relations.

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Former Chester dessert shop could become new venue serving 'freshly baked goods'

Plans are afoot to turn a vacant former Chester city centre dessert shop into a new eatery "selling freshly baked goods" and alcoholic drinks

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Warrington & Vale Royal College's Winsford campus to be transformed

The Winsford campus will become an Institute of Technology

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Restaurateurs unveil plans to reopen grade II-listed Cheshire pub

The owners of three North West tapas bars have submitted plans to bring a grade II-listed pub in Chester, which has been vacant for five years, back to life. 

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BoBo Iberian restaurant to open at Chester Northgate as popular Merseyside eatery expands

BoBo will bring its authentic Portuguese and Spanish cuisine to Chester Northgate

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Chester restaurant Boheme included in new Michelin Guide

A Chester city centre dining destination has been included in the latest Michelin Guide, just three months after its opening.

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Ellesmere Port: Plans to create 13-unit small business park

Plans to construct 13 commercial units for small businesses in Ellesmere Port are being reviewed by Cheshire West and Chester Council.

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Open banking specialist secures PayPoint investment

A Chester-based consumer and business credit reporting and open banking platform has secured investment from PayPoint in a deal which provides an exit for Maven Capital Partners.

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Top 100 Young Achievers: Tarporley building specialist

A building materials specialist from Tarporley has been recognised for his commitment to the industry

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Safety Shield Global in Winsford gets royal seal of approval

A thriving Winsford tech firm which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to save lives on construction sites has been given a royal pat on the back

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'Unique' food and drink hub on rooftop of Chester car park gets go-ahead

The Pepper Street multi-storey car park development will create 50 jobs

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Council to start enforcement of moving traffic offences

Cheshire West and Chester Council will begin enforcement of moving traffic offences at four locations from 20 May, to reduce dangerous manoeuvres, congestion and disruption on the road network.

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Safari lodges and savannah set for go ahead at Chester Zoo

Safari style lodges overlooking giraffes grazing on a savannah have been given the go ahead at Chester Zoo

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Northwich BID wins third five-year term after business ballot

The team responsible for bringing tens of thousands of visitors to Northwich over the last decade has been given the green light for another five years. 

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£196m investment for Cheshire high-tech nuclear fuel facility welcomed

Cheshire is set to become home to the first advanced nuclear fuel facility in Europe to establish an energy supply chain not reliant on Russia, the Government has said.

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Royal endorsement for EA Technology Innovation

EA Technology have been awarded the King's Award for Enterprise 2024

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'Poshest' farm shop The Hollies opens new store on Cheshire Village high street

The Hollies has opened a new boutique-style shop in the middle of Tarporley - the village named one of the best places to live in the UK

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Cheshire Fashion Week 2024 to focus on sustainability

Chester is set to become a leading fashion hub as it prepares to host the Porsche Centre Chester Cheshire Fashion Week 2024 this summer

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Chester business lands award for financial wellbeing portal

Chester city centre business, Planned Future, has scooped up the Innovation & Excellence Award for its groundbreaking financial wellbeing portal

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Bennettbrooks relocates to larger premises

Chartered accountancy practice Bennettbrooks has relocated to a prominent new development in Chester.

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Government launches new free business management course for small businesses

Government has launched Help to Grow: Management Essentials, a new online training course for small business leaders

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Chester ranked top shopping destination in North West as city's high street bounces back

Chester has been ranked eighth-best shopping destination in the country and the top destination in the north of England according to a new list by a specialist retail analytics team.

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Ellesmere Port manufacturer helps firm win top British award

Ellesmere Port manufacturer helps firm win top British award

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Care home with integrated nursery wins innovation award

Care home with integrated nursery wins innovation award

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Government grants Hynet CO2 capture pipeline

Government grants Hynet CO2 capture pipeline

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Country pub near Chester is named as the best in Cheshire

Country pub near Chester is named as the best in Cheshire

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Coveted award for cocktail bar brand with venue in Chester

Coveted award for cocktail bar brand with venue in Chester

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Chester city centre business scores highly to land coveted certificate

Chester city centre business scores highly to land coveted certificate

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Chester businesses team up to offer greater support to clients

Chester businesses team up to offer greater support to clients

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Dablet Farm to open 'American-style general store'

Dablet Farm to open 'American-style general store'

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Willmotts Transport takes delivery of 60 new Tiger Trailers

Willmotts Transport takes delivery of 60 new Tiger Trailers

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Local firm BEPO has been shortlisted for Britain's best multi-channel small business

BEPO, based in Ellesmere Port, has been chosen as a finalist for the Bricks and Clicks award at this year's The Small Awards

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Riverside cafe at Anderton Place in Northwich up for sale

Riverside cafe at Anderton Place in Northwich up for sale

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Chester Grosvenor Hotel chefs to showcase seasonal produce

Chester Grosvenor Hotel chefs to showcase seasonal produce

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Big things are happening at college's Winsford campus

Warrington & Vale Royal College will see its campus become part of a national network delivering top technical education and training.

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Monopoly: Chester Edition to hit the shops later this year

Monopoly: Chester Edition to hit the shops later this year

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Every winner from the 2023/24 Marketing Cheshire Tourism Awards

Every winner from the 2023/24 Marketing Cheshire Tourism Awards

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£660m Northern Powerhouse fund launched to help grow business in the North

£660m Northern Powerhouse fund launched to help grow business in the North

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Celebrations as new drinks shop Milby's opens in heart of Chester

Celebrations as new drinks shop Milby's opens in heart of Chester

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Law firm secures prestigious industry award

Law firm secures prestigious industry award

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Let's Farm project helping young people with learning disabilities

Let's Farm project helping young people with learning disabilities

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Hollies Farm Shop reveals opening date of Tarporley store

Hollies Farm Shop reveals opening date of Tarporley store

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Chester businesswoman wins coveted award

Chester businesswoman wins coveted award

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Hollies Farm Shop gets greenlight for 'necessary' improvements

Hollies Farm Shop gets greenlight for 'necessary' improvements

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Chester wedding dress shop named in UK top 50 list

Chester wedding dress shop named in UK top 50 list

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New cut-price Vauxhall electric van made in Ellesmere Port

New cut-price Vauxhall electric van made in Ellesmere Port

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Big Ellesmere Port Market revamp plans given the go-ahead

Big Ellesmere Port Market revamp plans given the go-ahead

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American Pizza Slice Chester restaurant plans given go-ahead

American Pizza Slice Chester restaurant plans given go-ahead

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Spa at Carden named Spa of the Year

The Spa at Carden has been named ‘Spa of the Year’ in this year’s Professional Beauty Awards.

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Successful launch for Lounge Afrique

Lounge Afrique Cheshire opened in Northwich in February, and has plans to open a restaurant.

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Understanding how to transition to EVs: event for Cheshire businesses

Businesses in Cheshire can find out how to save money – and reduce emissions – by switching to electric vehicles (EVs) at the ‘Understanding how to transition to Electric Vehicles’ event on Tuesday 21 May at the Civic Hall, Ellesmere Port.

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Chester Market

Chester new market chosen host international campaign

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Sykes

Chester Sykes help charities with fire walk fundraiser

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Tate collection masterpieces

Tate collection masterpieces to be shown in Cheshire village

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Axt Haus Ltd

Axt Haus Ltd German-themed axe throwing venue planned Chester

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Thor

Thor Specialities UK Supports Cheshire Local Community

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Namix Performance Centre

Namix Performance Centre Northwich Expanding

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Aspedan

Pitchfest 2024 finalist Aspedan wins Innovate UK award to boost innovation

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British Chamber of Commerce Economic Survey with ‘Let’s Talk Business’

British Chamber of Commerce Economic Survey with ‘Let’s Talk Business’

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Chester Grosvenor

The Chester Grosvenor Earns Prestigious Bronze Green Tourism Award

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Protos

Protos Carbon Capture Plant Ellesmere Port

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Rebecca Jayne Specialists

Rebecca Jayne Specialists Chester Beauty therapist nominated for national award

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Doll Beauty

Doll Beauty Chester nominated for two national awards

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Sexual Health Survey

Sexual Health Survey Cheshire West and Chester

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Sykes Holiday Cottages

Sykes Holiday Cottages Chester Industry Award

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Tenpin

Tenpin entertainment centre to return to Chester after 10 years

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LEP Funding

Cheshire Jobs boost thanks to £2.4 million LEP funding

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Tiger Trailers

Warburtons adds 38 Tiger Trailers rigid box vans to its fleet

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Museums and Libraries Consultation

Museums and Libraries Consultation Cheshire West and Chester

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Bombay Lounge

Bombay Lounge Cheshire West Restaurant is double finalist in national curry awards

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Bio&Me

Chester Bio&Me ranked among UK's most innovative new businesses

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Land Studio

Chester Architect and designer lands three new projects

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Motrac Research Engineering

Motrac Research Engineering AQ Home® Pioneering Cheshire Companys Fight Against Harmful Mould Growth

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Stanlow Refinery

New name for Stanlow Refinery owners Essar Oil UK announced. What was Essar Oil UK has now become EET Fuels.

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Chester Market ChooseDay offers

Chester Market helps beat the winter blues with more ChooseDay offers. A new range of offers will be available in the market every Tuesday, building on the success of the previous range of discounts launched last summer. Covering an even wider range of traders, across both goods, services and food, the offers really do have something for everyone.

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Chester hospitality sector holds up well in 2023

Chesters hospitality scene remained resilient over the past year with increased sales reported, according to new research. The city was one of the best in the UK in keeping the overall number of hospitality venues, reporting a one per cent decline in the past 12 months, compared to the northern average of -2.6 per cent and the UK average of -2.5 per cent.

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Chester Craft Beer Expo

Beer lovers are being invited to celebrate the best of the breweries at a new Chester Craft Beer Expo. The event will be held in the city's Storyhouse on Friday and Saturday, March 15-16.

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Chester Bridge Street restaurant Bohème nears opening date

Chester Bridge Street restaurant Bohème nears opening date. The owners of a new Chester restaurant have spoken about seeing an opportunity during a challenging time for hospitality and delivering a twist on classic dishes.

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Astley & Stratton Ltd

An award-winning butcher has opened a new shop in Farndon today. Ben Roberts, 32, opens Astley & Stratton Ltd today (Wednesday), replacing the Griffiths Butchers shop which had been based on High Street for 200 years.

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UKs largest hydrogen plant to be built at Stanlow

UKs largest hydrogen plant to be built at Stanlow. Cheshire West will soon be home to the UK's largest hydrogen production plant after plans were approved for EET Hydrogen's first large scale, low carbon plant at Stanlow.

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Chester firms gear up for education technology awards

Two Chester firms are finalists for prestigious awards recognising global excellence and innovation in education technology. Chester-based companies iAM Compliant, Literacy Counts, have been shortlisted for the Bett Awards – the worlds' biggest EdTech show - celebrating the most innovative solutions and technologies transforming the lives of students and educators worldwide.

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New Chester Market trader to appear on BBC Dragons Den

A trader from Chester's New Market is set to appear on popular BBC show Dragons' Den. Pop Specs aims to provide stylish and affordable prescription glasses which are ready to be fitted in as little as twenty minutes, and began trading in 2020 from a kiosk in Manchester's Trafford Centre.

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Vauxhall is best-selling electric van manufacturer in the UK

Demand for Vauxhall electric vans in the UK remains high, with latest sales figures being great news for the Ellesmere Port car factory.

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The UK StartUp Awards

The UK StartUp Awards champion and celebrate the best and brightest start-ups from across the United Kingdom. The awards recognise the achievements of those amazing individuals who have had a great idea, spotted the opportunity and taken the risk to launch a new product or service.

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EV Charging in Business

For EV charging in business there are some key factors to consider which will help to determine the right EV charging solution for your business and company vehicles.

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Businesses express confidence as new year begins

Cheshire and Warrington businesses have expressed confidence for a successful year ahead despite citing customer demand, energy costs and staff recruitment and retention as the three biggest challenges for 2024.

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D.Morgan

D.Morgan, based in Ellesmere Port, was established in 1950 and provides services such as civil engineering, the design, development and construction of major schemes, earthworks and remediation, and demolition and recycling. The group's vehicles and plant feature a distinctive green and yellow livery.

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On-Site Sustainable Home

A new sustainable house aimed at giving students hands-on experience with sustainable technologies has opened at Cheshire College’s Ellesmere Port campus. The £680,000 project addresses the ever-increasing demand for environmentally friendly properties as well as the skills gap in sustainable construction methods.

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Digital Business Incubation Centre

The Digital Business Incubation Centre (Digital BIC) is designed to support early-stage technology companies achieve their commercial potential by de-risking the route to market. It enables early-stage technology companies to develop new products and services that adopt AI, Data Analytics and HPC technologies.

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Ellesmere Port Market

Exciting plans to revamp Ellesmere Port Market have been lodged with the council. A refurbishment of the market is a step closer after last month’s public consultation, with proposals now having been sent to Cheshire West and Cheshire’s planning department.

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Spa at Carden Park

Spa at Carden Park. A luxury spa on the outskirts of Chester has been named as one of the top in the UK. The AA recently published its list of Top UK Spas, naming Cheshire’s already renowned Spa at Carden as one of the best in the North West.

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Chester and Ellesmere Port small businesses invited to house of Lords

Chester and Ellesmere Port business owners were invited to a special House of Lords reception marking Small Business Saturday.

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Chester Market needs your vote

Chester Market is hoping to win the Britain’s Favourite Market award. Voting is open to anyone until 15 December. It takes a few seconds to select Chester Indoor Market and click to vote.

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Have your say on the future of transport in Cheshire West and Chester

Cheshire West and Chester Council is starting a conversation on the future of transport, and we would like to know what you think.

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Christmas entertainment at Chester and Ellesmere Port Markets

There is plenty of seasonal cheer to enjoy for visitors to markets in Chester and Ellesmere Port this month. The Ellesmere Port Christmas Extravaganza includes two Christmas markets by Homegrown Events on December 9 and December 16 at the Ellesmere Port Flea-Market from 10am until 4pm. The special markets will include seasonal gifts and festive drinks.

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Made in the UK, Sold to the World Awards

The Department for Business and Trade’s Made in the UK, Sold to the World Awards are now open for entries and will close at 23:59 on Sunday 14 January 2024. From iconic clothing to ice cream makers, assistive dyslexia software and world-class consultancy, the UK makes, creates, designs and engineers amazing products and services that are sold to the world.

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Knoops

Hot chocolate chain Knoops has celebrated opening its new Chester store. With a new store also opening in Guildford these are the sixth and seventh new openings for the brand alone in 2023.

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Small Business Saturday

Shoppers in Chester are being urged to discover the city's hidden gems in support for small and independent businesses. It is part of a national initiative dedicated to boosting trade for 'indies retailers' across the country.

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New Chester Market

The New Chester Market has picked up another award, fresh from celebrating its first birthday.

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Naughty Badger Bistro

A former Chester FC star and a Classic Miss British Isles winner are celebrating notching up a hat-trick of awards with their city centre bistro.

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Beauty Industry Awards 2023

Three Chester beauty businesses are celebrating after wins at the English Beauty Industry Awards 2023 - North West Edition. The competition, managed by Oceanic Events, recognises the finest professionals and businesses in the beauty sector across the North West region.

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Johnsons Hotel Linen introduces Tiger Trailers to its fleet

Tiger Trailers

Johnsons Hotel Linen, one of the UK's largest hotel laundry hire and service providers, has begun introducing to its fleet fifty-two rigids and three fixed double decks manufactured by Tiger Trailers, with an emphasis on durability to meet its demanding operations.

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Stopping the Start: Creating a smokefree generation

Health

Business leaders and employees are urged to play their part in a once in a lifetime opportunity to improve health in Cheshire West and Chester.

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Employment Directions

Business support

Employment Directions is a free service that provides all-round employment support to adults with a physical or mental health condition.

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Zippy's Playworld

Family

The Chester-based soft play and party centre has unveiled a new £10k baby sensory room.

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The Forge

The Forge Chester restaurant

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New CCTV and ANPR System

West Chester Commercial BID invests in new CCTV and ANPR system

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Chester Market

Chester Market celebrates first anniversary and two million visitors

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Susan Howarth

Cheshire Solicitors Celebrate Chambers & Partners UK 2024 Legal Directory

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Transforming the Market Hall

Transforming the Market Hall

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Expert regional innovation hubs boost

Expert regional innovation hubs given £75 million boost to local research, businesses and economies across UK

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Plans for new 55,000 sq ft Ellesmere Port warehouse approved

Plans for new 55,000 sq ft Ellesmere Port warehouse approved

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Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday campaign roadshow to visit Chester

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Funding our future

‘Funding our future – Your chance to help shape the Council’s budget plan to reflect your priorities’

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Taco Bell

Taco Bell announces opening of 134th UK restaurant

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The Crystal Hut

Crystal gift business set to open Chester store!

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Bio&Me

Leaders of Chester business Bio&Me listed among best in UK

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Oliver & Co Solicitors

Chester Employee-owned firm wins national Best Place to Work award

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Cheshire West Crowd

Support projects on the Cheshire West Crowd

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Customer Service Awards

Best Chester businesses honoured in Customer Service Awards

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Doll Beauty HQ

Chester firm Doll Beauty HQ triumphs in National Beauty Awards

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Chester Northgate

Chester Northgate commended by national industry awards

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Susan Howarth induced into The Legal 500 Hall of Fame

Susan Howarth induced into The Legal 500 Hall of Fame

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International Trade Week 2023

International Trade Week 2023

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Industry Award for Chester Market

Chester Market

Chester Market is officially the best new market in the country according to the National Association of British Market Authorities, NABMA, which has recognised the new market in its annual achievement awards.

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Marketing Cheshire Tourism Awards

Finalists revealed for 2023/24 Marketing Cheshire Tourism Awards

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Fish & Chips @ Weston Grove

Fish & Chips @ Weston Grove

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The Red Lion

The Red Lion Parkgate receive Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice 2023

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2023 Taste Cheshire Food and Drink Awards

Who won what at the 2023 Taste Cheshire Food and Drink Awards

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Single-use plastic ban

Businesses advised over single-use plastic ban

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CIMPSA business diagnostic tool

Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity business diagnostic tool

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ScaleUp Business Survey 2023

ScaleUp Business Survey 2023

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High Sheriff’s Awards for Enterprise

High Sheriff’s Awards for Enterprise Now Open

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Fox & Barrell

Fox & Barrell pub wins at Taste Cheshire Food & Drink Awards

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Brewski

Chester Brewski confirms opening date and teases speakeasy

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Stellantis

Ellesmere Port Stellantis plant committed to electric future

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Brow HQ

Chester city centre beauty firm celebrates top award wins

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International Day of Older Persons

Events to celebrate International Day of Older Persons

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BeWILDerwood

Cheshire BeWILDerwood Christmas event wins national award

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Grosvenor Farms

Grosvenor Farms near Chester given top industry award

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Giuliano Ristorante

Giuliano Ristorante named best restaurant in Cheshire

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Rage Fitness Wellbeing Group

Joy as Chester fitness firm wins two Best of British awards

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The Cholmondeley Arms

Cheshire West pub crowned British Pub of the Year 2023

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Go4Growth

Cheshire West and Chester Council, have joined forces with social enterprise, Go4Growth, to emphasise the importance of developing the local business marketplace and support for the voluntary sector.

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Sustainable & Inclusive Economic Plan

The Sustainable & Inclusive Economic Plan will be our shared plan to grow and develop the Cheshire and Warrington economy that helps to deliver our Leaders’ Board and LEP ambitions to be the UK’s healthiest, most sustainable, inclusive and growing economy by 2045.

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Cheshire Science Corridor Launch film

Cheshire Science Corridor Launch film

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Cheshire West and Chester Council launch ‘Business Tapas’

Business Support

Cheshire West and Chester Council are celebrating the launch of Business Tapas, a digital knowledge hub that has been developed to accelerate business growth and bring together a wealth of resources, tutorials, and advice on core business topics.

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Alfred Bagnall & Son Ltd joins PDA's Paint Green scheme

North West contractor, Alfred Bagnall & Son Ltd, with bases in Ellesmere Port and St Helens, has joined the Painting and Decorating Association (PDA) Paint Green scheme. Paint Green celebrates PDA member businesses that reduce, reuse or recycle excess paint and paint containers as part of their sustainability journey. Bagnalls North West is one of 10 branches to take the Paint Green Pledge and make a commitment to recycle more than 70% of paint containers and more than 90% of excess paint.

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Retailer relocates to 100,000 sq ft in Cheshire after THG sale

Zavvigroup, the entertainment products retailer that started life as Virgin Megastores, has left behind its former home near Manchester Airport in favour of a unit at Winsford Industrial Estate after Matt Moulding’s online retail conglomerate sold the company.

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Entyce Creative becomes Chester's first B Corp agency

Entyce Creative becomes Chester's first B Corp agency

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Award for Chester Model Centre

Awards

Family-owned Chester Model Centre has been named the Model Train Store of the Year 2023.

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Join the Conversation and help develop the borough’s future plan and priorities

Borough Plan

Cheshire West and Chester Council is inviting residents and local organisations to join a conversation to help shape a new plan for the Borough.

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EV production begins for Vauxhall following £100m investment

Vauxhall

The investment makes Ellesmere Port the first Stellantis facility globally dedicated to electric vehicles.

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Big in America

Business Support

Big in America is a real life documentary series from the Department for Business and Trade (DBT), available for streaming on LinkedIn.

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Sarah White makes SmallBiz100 list

The Chester-based branding and photography business has been recognised as one of the country's best small firms.

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Strutt & Parker relocate to Northgate

Estate agent and property consultants Strutt & Parker has relocated its Chester office to Coachworks Arcade, located within the heart of the new Northgate Development.

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Architects appointed to Ellesmere Port Market project

Architects AHR have been appointed to the Ellesmere Port market transformation as part of a Levelling Up Fund project.

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Bridge Street Coffee

A Popular Chester-based coffee shop will soon open its second location in the city's Coachworks Arcade at Northgate.

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UKSPF Business Support Programme

The UKSPF Business Support Programme is a mix of support activities, 121 guidance and grants for eligible West Cheshire businesses.

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The Scented Garden

The Scented Garden Retreat, which offers a range of health and well-being services in Chester, is announcing its expansion in response to increasing demand.

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BEPO Returns

Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet will welcome back local business Be+Positive (BEPO) is due to return to the centre with a positivity-focused pop-up from July 29.

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RSK director becomes chair of UK Environmental Law Association

An RSK Group director with more than 20 years’ experience in the environmental sector, Warren Percival, has become the UK Environmental Law Association’s new chair following the organisation’s annual general meeting.

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Green Chester

A new study has placed Chester among the greenest cities in the UK.

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EMS Healthcare Chooses Charity

The Joshua Tree, a children’s cancer charity in Cheshire, are delighted to announce they have been chosen as the ‘Charity of the Year’ by EMS Healthcare, the UK’s largest mobile clinical research partner.

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Rio Brazilian Steakhouse Rated

A Chester steakhouse has taken the crown of the city's number one restaurant - just three weeks after launching.

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Ryde

A Northwich born brand hoping to 'shake up' the outdoor lifestyle industry has been nominated for a prestigious award.

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The Brewhouse and Kitchen

Plans to turn the upper floors of popular Chester city centre pub Brewhouse and Kitchen into a hotel have been given the green light.

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The Chester Grosvenor

Two workers at the same Chester hotel picked up accolades at the first Chester Hospitality Association People Awards.

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Bolesworth Investment Company

Plans have been submitted to repurpose a historic Cheshire building, which was most recently used as a cookery school, into a leisure destination with a restaurant which would bring "significant investment to the economy".

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Byotrol

A Chester-headquartered specialist infection prevention and control company has secured approval for a UK patent, following its discovery of unique anti-viral properties of certain enhanced extracts of commonly available brown seaweed.

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SAF Solutions

An Ellesmere Port-based finance provider has reported a record two years in the modular construction sector, funding more than £86m of projects across the public and private sectors.

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Cheshire Saffron Company

Lodges used for harvesting saffron that would double up as holiday lets at certain times of the year could open in a Cheshire village.

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Cheshire West and Chester Council secures positive outcome from HS2 Limited about impacts of rail scheme

Cheshire West and Chester Council has been successful in securing a full package of positive assurances from HS2 Ltd.

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Cheshire West and Chester Council supporting International Day of Cooperatives

Cheshire West and Chester Council is supporting the 101st International Day of Cooperatives on Saturday 1 July.

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Tiger Trailers joins Women in Transport

Tiger Trailers, one of the UK’s leading HGV trailer and rigid bodywork manufacturers, has joined Women in Transport as a corporate member, as the Winsford-based company’s CSR and ESG teams continue to strive to bring about positive change in the transport sector and in communities and the environment in general.

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New Encirc Warehouse

An automated warehouse could be built near Elton as a major Cheshire employer eyes future growth.

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Help to Grow

Business leaders in Cheshire and Warrington, do you want to grow your business and boost profits?

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Britannia Spice

A Parkgate Indian restaurant has been named as a finalist in the English Curry Awards 2023.

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Marketing Cheshire Tourism Awards 2023

Cheshire West’s enchanted adventure park BeWILDerwood said it was still “over the moon” to be crowned Visitor Attraction of the Year and urged the region’s other tourist gems to go for glory in the 2023/4 Marketing Cheshire Tourism Awards.

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The Cheshire Saffron Company

An award-winning Cheshire company wants to spice up a global market with plans to expand its saffron-growing business.

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Brewski

Brewski has provided a long-awaited update on its eagerly-anticipated new restaurant in Chester city centre.

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EMS Healthcare Secures Deal

A mobile clinical research business based in Ellesmere Port has announced a partnership with a US-based company.

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RIO Brazilian Steakhouse Opens

Rio Brazilian Steakhouse has opened its newest restaurant in Chester city centre. At an opening event on Thursday (June 15) 100 guests were given the first experience of the new eatery on Newgate Street.

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Cooperative for Sustainable Development

Cooperators from all around the world will discuss the relationship between the cooperative movement and each of the Sustainable Development Goals, from the first to the 17th.

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The Innovation Hub

Innovate UK's Innovation Hub now open to all UK businesses

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Pura Update

An eco-ethical baby care company founded just three years ago in Cheshire has announced its expansion into the US market – launching with Walmart.

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Chester Railway Station Refurbishment Update

Chester railway station is one of a number of Welsh and English border stations that have benefitted from more than £1 million of investment this year, according to Transport for Wales (TfW).

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Diverse Dine

A new café which will provide opportunities for people with learning disabilities and autism has opened its doors at Ellesmere Port Library.

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New Tenpin Chester

Chester is set to get a new bowling alley. Plans are afoot to convert the Sports Direct unit at Chester Retail Park into a new 'Tenpin Chester' venue.

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Six One Six Update

A 'stylish' new Chester city centre restaurant has confirmed its opening plans. Six One Six - which has taken over the Pepper Street unit formerly occupied by the now defunct bar and restaurant chain Boujee - will launch on Saturday, June 24.

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The Leopard

A new pub is set to open in Chester city centre this week, with an extensive range of drinks and a roof terrace perfect for the warmer weather.

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Fair Employment Charter

Businesses and organisations across Cheshire and Warrington were today urged to grab the chance to help shape the blueprint for a fair employment charter being explored by council and LEP leaders.

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Biomanufacturing Fund

The OLS has just launched the Biomanufacturing Fund (BMF) to support life science companies investing in manufacturing projects in the UK.

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Workplace Charging Scheme Update

The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a voucher-based scheme that provides eligible applicants with support towards the upfront costs of the purchase and installation of electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints.

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Green Expo 2023

Green Expo 2023 is being held on the banks of the River Dee at Castle Drive in Chester next week on June 15-17 to showcase the North West and North Wales’ green credentials.

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Encirc Partnership

Glass bottle manufacturer and filler, Encirc and New Zealand’s leading producer of wine, Indevin have announced a partnership to bottle a selection of the award-winning Villa Maria wines.

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Grosvenor Museum

A Chester firm has become the first member of the West Cheshire Museums Adopt an Object Scheme.

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Home Bargains

A new Home Bargains store has opened in Cheshire West following an investment of about £4 million.

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Dechra Update

The terms of a takeover offer for Dechra have been agreed with the veterinary pharmaceutical business' board recommending the deal, worth about £4.46bn, to shareholders.

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Excel TM Group

An Ellesmere Port firm has been crowned the best start-up business at a North West awards event.

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Vortex Business Park Update

Work on a new industrial scheme for Ellesmere Port is about to get under way thanks to a multi-million-pound boost.

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Chef's Table

Award-winning restaurant Chef's Table has revealed exciting details about what diners can expect from its new Chester city centre venue.

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The George and Dragon

Plans to reopen a prominent Chester pub have moved a step closer to completion after they were approved by Cheshire West and Chester Council.

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Rio Brazilian Steakhouse

A popular steakhouse chain has confirmed the opening date for its new Chester city centre restaurant.

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New Chester Market Milestone

Chester Market has now welcomed over one million visitors in under six months.

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Cocos Playbarn

A popular Cheshire soft play centre which has seen "significant growth" despite the impact of Covid has been given the go-ahead to expand its operation.

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Chester Railway Station Refurbishment

Transport for Wales (TfW) are the operator of Chester Railway Station and have a station improvement programme for several locations across the TfW Wales and Borders rail service network, including Chester.

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200 Degrees Coffee Shop

Chester's newest coffee shop - complete with a barista school - is preparing to open its doors this weekend.

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EMS Healthcare Update

EMS Healthcare today announced a new partnership with Greater Manchester Cancer Alliance to deliver a mobile health clinic in support of prostate cancer awareness.

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Last Minute Care and Nursing

A Neston care agency has scooped a global business award for its "commitment" to the health and social sector.

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Recovery Loan Scheme

Recovery Loan Scheme – UK Government replacement for CBILS and Bounceback Loans

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Skills for Life - Multiply

Are you looking to upskill your employees? We are offering free numeracy courses to businesses.

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Small Biz 100

Applications will re-open on June 1, 2023!

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No 1 Parkgate

A new coffee bar aiming to make people feel "comfortable and relaxed" has opened its doors in Parkgate.

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The Kings Awards for Enterprise

The King’s Awards for Enterprise are free to enter. You can apply for more than one award.

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EMS Healthcare

EMS Healthcare, the UK’s largest mobile clinical research partner, today unveiled a new look, courtesy of a refreshed visual identity and new website designed to reflect the company’s ambitions.

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Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover is to extend its stay at its Ellesmere Port base after signing a five-year deal.

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Chestergates Veterinary Specialists

An animal hospital on the outskirts of Chester and Ellesmere Port is to provide a specialist service to puppies and kittens that will be unique to the North West.

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Sophia Webster

A popular women's footwear and accessories brand loved by mega stars such as Kendall Jenner and Blake Lively has opened a new pop-up store at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet.

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Chester Hospitality Association

Chester Hospitality Association (CHA) have revealed their partnership with Chester based hospitality recruitment firm Staff 86 to deliver the first ever CHA People’s Awards.

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Polar Specialist Coatings

A Cheshire-based specialist paint firm - established by the fifth generation of the Johnstone paints family - is set to expand and launch a new eco-friendly product, after securing a six-figure funding package.

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Willows Veterinary Hospital

A veterinary hospital is looking to expand its facilities in the face of high demand for services.

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Jet2

Leading travel firm Jet2 is putting "significant investment" into a new production plant in Ellesmere Port which will see the airline receive sustainable aviation fuel over a 15-year period.

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Seven Barber

A new barber shop is set to open in a vacant Ellesmere Port town centre unit.

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Sykes Holiday Cottages Update

Chester based holiday accommodation business Sykes has announced the launch of parent brand Forge Holiday Group, to spearhead its ambition to become a leading UK-focused holiday group.

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Chester Railway Station

Plans for a £7.5m revamp of Chester Railway Station have been rubber-stamped.

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Eyemazy

A new shop which can quite literally be described as eyecatching has opened its doors in Chester.

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Next

Retail giant Next wants to relocate its long-standing Ellesmere Port shopping park base by moving into the vacant former Debenhams store.

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Coachworks Arcade

A "unique" venue is set to become the latest addition to Chester Northgate next month.

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Godstall Lane

Plans to turn vacant offices into holiday apartments on one of Chester's surviving medieval lanes known as the "romantic heart" of the city have been given the green light.

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Lamb Cottage

Campsites in Northwich and Winsford have made been named in the top 10 sites in the north west.

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LDE Studios Award

The owner of an Ellesmere Port salon has won a top award.

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ALDI

ALDI has shared a round-up of products available in its stores that are locally sourced from Cheshire-based suppliers.

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Flip Out

A popular Cheshire family attraction is undergoing a major refurbishment which will result in the launch of five "exciting" new activities.

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Go Green Go Global

The Department for Business and Trade is inviting businesses based in the North of England to a series of online and hybrid events, exploring how to implement a sustainable export strategy and the international opportunities it can have for exporters.

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Six One Six

A new bar and restaurant is set to open at the former Boujee site in Chester city centre.

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Unique Heating and Bathrooms

A Neston plumber has been recognised for his work in the community, becoming a finalist in the SGS Engineering Local Hero Awards 2023.

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Chester Gift Card

Chester's popular gift card scheme has seen the city's economy boosted to the tune of over £100,000.

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Chester Grosvenor Hotel

A Chester high school is delighted to announce a key partnership with the Chester Grosvenor Hotel to help propel pupils get a foothold in the hospitality industry.

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David Lloyd

An Ellesmere Port leisure centre's expansion proposal to include a new spa garden has been given the green light by planners.

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High Sheriffs Awards 2023

The very best of business in Cheshire has been celebrated at an awards evening at the University of Chester.

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Lookers Kia

A £1.8 million transformation of a Chester car dealership is well under way.

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Emergency Alerts

On 23 April this year, a test emergency alert will be sent to mobile phones across the UK.

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The Chester Hospitality Awards

The heroes of hospitality in Chester are to be honoured at a special event in the city.

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The Stanlow Refinery

Energy firms have welcomed the news the incoming Stanlow hydrogen plant will help lead the way in building the UK's hydrogen economy.

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Funding Opportunities

Charities, Organisations and businesses across the borough can apply to the Cheshire West and Chester Council UK Shared Prosperity Fund, for project funding from Monday 3 April.

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FREE Adult Courses

Cheshire College always want to make sure our local community is aware of the opportunities they have available for Adults looking to upskill in certain areas or passion projects they’re interested in developing.

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Carden Park Hotel Upgrade

Carden Park Hotel put its investment into a new, stylish Morgan’s Bar and walnut crafted reception area.

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Beautonic

Beautonic, which first opened its doors at Chester's Forum Shopping Centre in January 2015, has now expanded into new premises, with more services on offer.

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Chester food and drink hub

'Quirky' plans have been unveiled to convert the rooftop of a Chester city centre multi-storey car park into a food and drink destination with an events space that could be used for seasonal attractions such as a festive ice rink.

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Davenports

A 'unique' Cheshire tea room where customers can 'step back in time' has been named among the best afternoon tea spots in the UK.

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Iconic

Iconic, which opened Iconic Tarporley in October 2021 and Iconic Barbers in Tattenhall this month, has been recognised with two accolade nods in the UK Hair and Beauty Awards.

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The Swan

The Swan at Tarporley, a historic coaching inn, turned cosy pub picked up the accolade this month, with judges saying its friendly staff made people feel “like individuals rather than just another customer.”

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BeWILDerwood

An outdoor adventure park is the visitor attraction of the year – and it’s just a short drive from Chester.

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Cheshire Day 2023

Cheshire Day is an annual multi-organisational and multi-channel initiative with the aim of raising the profile of Cheshire as a place to stay, work and play.

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Layered Collective

An award-winning salon star has launched a new hair and beauty venue in Ellesmere Port.

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200 Degrees

A new independent coffee shop coming to Chester city centre has released more details of its new venue.

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Chester Market Update

As part of the Cheshire Day celebration on 30 March, Chester Market will be holding a Cheshire Weekend from Friday 31 March to 2 April, where goods and food traders will be highlighting their fantastic local suppliers and producers.

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Elegant Resorts

Lisa Fitzell, managing director at Elegant Resorts, based at Chester Business Park, won the award for Female Leader of the Year at the Women’s Leaders Association (WLA) annual awards.

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House of Quirk

Cheshire is full of hair and beauty salons transforming, treating and pampering their customers so they shine from head to toe with a new-found confidence.

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Lilybetts Catering

An Ellesmere Port business which had to adapt and innovate to survive the pandemic has gone on to be crowned 'North of England caterer of the year' at a national awards ceremony.

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Next Level Virtual Range

Whether you're a seasoned sharpshooter or a complete novice, Next Level Virtual Range, on Witton Street, will allow guests to improve their aim and accuracy using professionally made, realistic, pinpoint-accurate training pistols and rifles.

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Partly

A shop which aims to showcase artisan gifts and homeware made in Cheshire, North Wales and further afield has opened in Chester.

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Quiet Tuesdays - Chester Market

In response to requests to provide a quieter area in the market for those who find noisy spaces distracting or challenging we are pleased to confirm that, every Tuesday between 8 and 10am the music will be turned down in the Garden and Mini Market seating areas, either side of the central atrium.

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Race To Zero

Cheshire West and Chester Council has launched a new business support service to assist companies to respond to the challenges of net-zero and rising energy costs.

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Vedamain Ltd

The outgoing owner of KingKabs says he is "incredibly enthusiastic" about what the future holds for the Chester-based taxi services after striking a deal with a national transport giant.

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Wardrobe at The Cross

Hilary James, originally from Stoke-On-Trent, but who now lives in Raby Mere, and Sue Byrne from Altrincham, but now living in Willaston, met through Hilary's husband, who Sue met at university.

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The Red Lion Pub

A popular pub in Parkgate is celebrating reaching the finals of Greene King's Night of Excellence Awards..

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Harlech Foodservice Update

Harlech Foodservice's annual two-day trade expo saw sales of £600,000 and crowds of over 2,500 people.

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Chester Model Centre

Local hobby shop, Chester Model Centre received an unexpected customer enquiry all the way from Bangalore, South India. Arun Swaminathan was looking for a specific and rather elusive model plane to add to his collection in memory of his late Uncle - Wing Commander Padmanabha Gautam - a highly decorated Indian Air Force pilot who flew the English Electric Canberra plane during his distinguished career.

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International Womens Day

In celebration of International Women's Day, today March 8th, the team at Bolesworth Events has announced a lineup of inspiring guest speakers for a brand-new Women in Business Day at its newly relaunched Bolesworth International on Thursday, June 15th.

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MSP Flotek

MSP Flotek has revealed it has acquired ECS Solutions, a telecom service provider and system maintainer based in Chester, expanding the group’s IT and Telecom service offering to North Wales, the Midlands and North West England.

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The Beauty Spot

Northwich’s The Beauty Spot bagged the title at the prestigious English Hair and Beauty Awards – an awards night representing the very best in the hair and beauty industry.

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LDE Studios

Lauren Ellis, owner of LDE Studios on Whitby Road, in a finalist in the UK Hair and Beauty Awards in the Make up Artist of the Year category.

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CF Fertilisers Update

CF Fertilisers has taken the entire first floor of Halladale House at Chester Business Park.

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Oliver Bonas

A fashion and homeware brand has been given the green light to launch a new store in Chester city centre.

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The George and Dragon Pub

A historic Chester city centre pub which has fallen into a state of disrepair having stayed shut since the start of the Covid pandemic could soon be reopening.

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Under Armour

Sportwear giant Under Armour is relocating its store at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet.

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Bolesworth International

Experience the all-new Bolesworth International from June 14 – June 18 2023. Where world-class equestrian sport meets style, live music, entertainment, artisan shopping and much more!

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Lilybetts win 'Caterer of the Year' award

Lilybetts Catering have been named 'Caterer of the Year' at this year's English Weddings Awards.

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Chester Great And Small

A new collective has been set up in Chester with the aim of making the city awesome.

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Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy

Following the departmental changes announced by the Prime Minister, BEIS has been restructured into three new departments:

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Entyce

Popular family attraction, The Ice Cream Farm, has teamed up with a Chester-based digital agency to help bring in more visitors through the creation and launch of a new website.

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Krum

A new 'boutique' serving the much-loved Italian dessert gelato will be opening in Chester city centre.

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Sunrise Patisserie

An independent business known for its traditional Portuguese 'Pastel De Natas' custard tarts is set to open its new store in Chester next month.

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Vita Bella

The building, located at 15-17 High Street, used to house the restaurant, Vita Bella.

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ITT to provide strategic support to Marketing Cheshire

The Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (The LEP) leads the growth of the Cheshire and Warrington economy through a powerful partnership between the private, public, and voluntary sectors to make the sub-region the UK’s healthiest, most sustainable, inclusive and growing economy.

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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

University of Chester, in association with the Business Growth Programme, are hosting three information sessions on Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) opportunities for businesses in March. Representatives from the public, private and third sector are invited to learn about the opportunities and benefits around KTPs.

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The Cheshire Science Corridor

The Local Enterprise Partnership leads the growth of the Cheshire and Warrington economy through a powerful partnership between the private, public, and voluntary sectors.

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Tiger Trailers - The Princes Trust

Winsford-raised Ben Bratherton, a graduate of The Prince's Trust’s ‘Team’ programme, has joined the workforce of Tiger Trailers on Road One of the Industrial Estate following his successful work placement with the major firm at the end of last year.

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New Chester Rows Restaurant

A new restaurant and coffee shop could soon be opening on Chester's historic Rows.

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Amber Taverns

Plans to convert an empty Chester city centre retail unit into a new pub have been given the green light.

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Bayfields Opticians and Audiologists

A new occupant has been found for the "iconic" former Moss Bros store in Chester city centre.

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Chester Racecourse Screenings

Chester Racecourse will offer racing fans the chance to enjoy some of the most prestigious meetings in the 2023 racing calendar with 'Away Racing' days at Venue 1539.

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RSK Group Earnings

Highly acquisitive sustainable solutions group, RSK, has seen its annual financial results soar, driven by 27 takeovers and the establishment of eight new businesses.

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White Horse Pub

As chef Gary Usher prepares to open the doors of the White Horse pub, if we were to come up with the recipe for success for this new venture, we'd say there's a definite dash of excitement combined with a heady dose of nerves thrown into the mix.

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Chester Racecourse

Chester Racecourse is officially the most ‘Instagrammable’ horse racing venue in the UK and Ireland, according to a study.

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Mypura

A Cheshire-based eco-ethical baby care brand has secured a £4.25m investment from private equity firm Maven Capital Partners.

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The Rascal and Radical

A much-loved former Cheshire chocolate shop is to become a new pub restaurant.

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Workspace Project

A new project has been launched in Chester this week to provide workspaces and support for at least 21 small businesses.

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Workplace Charging Scheme

The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a voucher-based scheme that provides eligible applicants with support towards the upfront costs of the purchase and installation of electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints.

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Gordale Garden Centre

Gordale Garden and Home Centre in Burton, near Ellesmere Port, has taken fifth place in the Top 100 UK Garden Centres list.

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New Cash Grant Programme

The UK's small business community has had to overcome significant challenges these past few years.

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Local Skills Improvement Plan

We are pleased to inform you that The Pledge have teamed up with the Chambers of Commerce across Cheshire and Warrington to assist them in a new project, called the Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP).

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Skills Bootcamps - Employers

Cheshire and Warrington LEP have been awarded £1 million from the Department for Education to deliver Skills Bootcamps to 264 learners in Cheshire and Warrington.

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Ince Neighbourhood Plan

The Ince Neighbourhood Plan has now been submitted to the Council in accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended).

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Winnington Business Park

Chorley-based property company FI Real Estate Management (FIREM) has launched a new £16m business park, in Northwich, and confirmed 30% pre-lets, with key businesses signed up for space.

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Cake Chester

A Chester cake business is hoping to 'bring a smile to people's faces' when it branches out with the launch of a new city centre cupcake venture.

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Made in the UK Sold to the World Awards

Entries for The Department for International Trade's inaugural Made in the UK, Sold to the World Awards are now open!

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Burg N Ice

Northwich's new smashed patty and dessert takeaway is now welcoming customers through the doors.

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Flight Story Fund

The fund will back entrepreneurs focusing on blockchain, biotech, health and wellbeing, commerce, technology and space.

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Infant Feeding Survey

Families with children aged under three are invited to share their experiences of infant feeding services in Cheshire West and Chester.

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Little Farmhouse Cafe

Two cousins have joined forces to open a new café next month near Chester.

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Theatr Clwyd

Chester based law firm Aaron & Partners and Theatr Clwyd have announced a renewed partnership to support the theatre, as its major redevelopment project progresses.

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Business Rates Revaluation 2023

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) has updated the rateable values of all business, and other non-domestic, property in England and Wales.

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Chester Boutique Award

An independent women's clothing store in Chester has been revealed as one of the UK's favourite small businesses.

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Chester Zoo Wedding Venue

Chester Zoo has announced a number of jobs for its upcoming new, 'stunning' wedding venue.

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Festival of Professional Futures Invite

The University of Chester is encouraging everyone to love business and sustainability this Valentine’s week by participating in our Festival of Professional Futures Events that the whole community engage with, especially local businesses and UoC students, staff and alumni.

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Chester Burger King

A restaurant with rooftop seating and a retractable roof is set to open at the former Burger King premises in Chester city centre.

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Cheshire West Crowd Update

Community projects across west Cheshire are calling on your support through the Cheshire West Crowd, a crowdfunding initiative being run by Cheshire West and Chester Council in partnership with Spacehive.

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Chester Gateway

Ambitious regeneration plans aimed at transforming the area around Chester Railway Station to make it a 'destination for business, living and tourism' have been unveiled.

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Chester High Street Award

Hot on the heels of being named the most beautiful city in the world, Chester has now been hailed as having one of the best high streets in the UK.

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Meadow Foods Partnership Update

A Chester based milk firm is working towards net zero in its sustainability push thanks to a new partnership.

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Vertex Hydrogen

A mission to create a hydrogen production hub near Ellesmere Port has announced an agreement to supply low-carbon hydrogen to a Merseyside glass manufacturer.

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Wetherspoon

Wetherspoon has been given the go-ahead to expand The Bull and Stirrup Hotel in Chester city centre.

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Carden Park Hotel

A popular Cheshire country hotel will close its doors for 10 days in the new year so it can undergo a "very exciting refurbishment".

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Chester Zoo Developments

This year will see some exciting changes starting to take shape at Chester Zoo.

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Gator Pit

A popular Chester Market restaurant is already drawing in new customers after relocating to a new venue in the city centre.

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Grace Arms

The Grace Arms has been completely transformed, with a brand new sport and food offering.

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New Chester City Centre Restaurants

Chester city centre's thriving dining scene will see some major additions in 2023.

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Cock O Budworth

A much-loved Cheshire country pub is set for a new lease of life after the owners revealed it would be reopening next year.

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Swansway Motor Group

A Cheshire car dealership group has been making tailored donations of Christmas gifts to aid charities across the UK.

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Fulcrum BioEnergy

The government has awarded Fulcrum BioEnergy £16.5m for a facility at Stanlow that will convert black bin bag waste to jet fuel.

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Cat Cafe

Hundreds of CheshireLive readers have been responding to the news that Chester is set to have its first cat café in 2023.

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Chester Boutique

A City Centre women’s clothes shop is celebrating after being nominated in a nationwide search to find the UK’s favourite local business.

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Cost of Living Newsletter

Cheshire West and Chester Council is launching a new e-newsletter to support residents through the cost of living crisis.

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Tribal Society Open

Tribal Society is celebrating the opening of its first store in Chester city centre.

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Slim Chickens

The new Slim Chickens restaurant has opened its doors at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet.

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Turtle Bay at Chester Northgate

Caribbean restaurant and bar, Turtle Bay, are set to open their first restaurant in Chester this March at Northgate, the city’s new market and leisure destination.

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Conservation and Sustainability Education PGCert

The new course – designed and delivered by experts at the zoo and The University of Chester – offers a first opportunity, anywhere in the world for education professionals to gain a recognised qualification in the field of conservation and sustainability education.

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Zenith Trailer Rentals and Tiger Trailers

The relationship between Zenith Trailer Rentals and Tiger Trailers continues to strengthen following the Cheshire manufacturer’s supply of an additional 250 semi-trailers of differing types during 2022 which, when joined by the initial orders placed for 2023, will take the size of the Tiger Trailers fleet that Zenith operates to over 500 vehicles.

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Low Carbon Innovation Forum: Cheshire Food & Drink SMEs

The Low Carbon Innovation Forum is designed for SME leaders interested in connecting with like-minded regional peers, academic expertise and industry partners to address the opportunities and challenges posed by the Net Zero Carbon agenda.

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Dee Banks School

Students from a Chester school paid a visit to a building trader firm to thank them for a charitable donation.

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New Chester Market Visitors

Since fully opening on November 8, the new market has seen a huge influx of visitors during its first four weeks and a more than trebling of the peak pre-pandemic footfall in the old market, which closed in October.

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Puppy Love Yoga

Two friends have embarked on a ‘passion project’ to bring puppy yoga classes to Cheshire.

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Chester Northgate Offices

The City’s landmark Northgate development has secured its first office tenant.

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Sykes Cottages retain British Travel Award

Chester based holiday accommodation rental, Sykes Holiday Cottages, has picked up gold at the prestigious British Travel Awards for the ninth consecutive year.

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The Spa at Carden

The Spa at Carden has added to its honours, collecting the ‘Best Spa in the North West’ accolade at the 2022 Good Spa Guide Awards, the 13th regional Good Spa Guide awards.

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Cheshire West and Chester Council - Land Opportunity

Cheshire West and Chester Council has a significant portfolio of agricultural and other holdings from which it derives revenues in the form of rents and other income.

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Village News

A Neston newsagent which closed it doors earlier this year, has now re-opened under new management.

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Vegan House Foods Ltd

Two Cheshire takeaways have been shortlisted at JustEat's Restaurant awards. Vegan House Foods Ltd in Chester and Cafe at the End of the Universe in Warrington made a shortlist of five takeaways from across the North-west.

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Airbus wins new Croatia Airlines order

Airbus has announced a firm order for six of its A220-300 aircraft from Croatia Airlines, with plans for leasing an additional nine aircraft.

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Plans unveiled for £360m carbon capture facility

Essar Oil UK Ltd. has revealed its plans to build a £360m carbon capture facility in its Stanlow refinery, in line with the company's ambition to become a "leading low carbon refinery by 2030".

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Lilybetts

An Ellesmere Port business which did not think it was going to survive the pandemic has thanked those who have supported it through thick and thin and enabled it to reach the finals of a national competition.

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Plans greenlit for Chester Cafe Rouge site

Plans have been greenlit to turn the Café Rouge site on Bridge Street, Chester, into a new restaurant.

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Chester Zoo and MBNA launch new education project

MBNA and Chester Zoo have teamed up to teach and inspire young people around climate change and sustainability.

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Neston's Real Food Kitchen gets new owners

Kayleigh Stapleton and her partner Shaun Woodage have taken over Real Food Kitchen in Neston.

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Northwich solicitors make Legal Guide debut

Northwich-based solicitors practice Susan Howarth & Company has had both its Directors, Susan Howarth and Victoria Poole, ranked as Notable Practitioners for the first time in the Chambers & Partners 2023 legal guide.

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Morgan’s Hair, Beauty & Wigs Limited

A Chester based business which helps people with hair loss conditions has been honoured with a £10k cash prize at this year's Cheshire Business Awards.

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New manager at Neston-based travel agents

Perfect Getaways, based in Neston but with offices in Little Sutton, Birkenhead, St Helens, Liverpool, Widnes and the Isle of Man is a private travel agent company which was set up in 2017, and is owned by David and Nicola Palmer from Neston.

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Tiger Trailers supports Road Safety Week for second year running

Tiger Trailers, a Cheshire-based leading manufacturer of heavy commercial vehicle trailers, has once again demonstrated its commitment to the local community by marking this year’s Road Safety Week, November 14th to 18th, in a number of different ways in support of charity Brake, whom the firm is mid-way through its current donation arrangement with.

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Invitation to Tender - LEP

As an organisation Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership have a wide variety of opportunities for businesses to work with them.

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Love Business Hate Fraud

Love Business Hate Fraud are hosting a series of webinars for UK businesses (especially small ones) and their professional advisers who want to find out how to spot and stop fraud and cybercrime.

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Martin Property Group

A property group has acquired the long leasehold interest of Chester’s Grosvenor Shopping Centre.

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Soul Kitchen

Soul Kitchen Chester, a charity which provides support for those who are homeless or in poverty, has received a £1000 funding boost from a housing developer.

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Warm Spaces

Warm Spaces is designed to signpost anyone in need of warmth & community, to a warm space to share with others.

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Autumn Statement 2022

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has unveiled the contents of his Autumn Statement in the House of Commons.

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Hush Brewery

Hush Brewing Co. began production in September 2021, but owners Chris Birtwistle and Simon Appleton’s beers were being drunk faster than they could brew them, so they had to come up with a plan quickly.

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New Chester Market Update

A staggering 30,000 people are believed to have walked through the doors of Chester's new market over its opening weekend, with traders reporting a bumper week.

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Northwich Retail Park

Two stores at Northwich Retail Park look set to close after plans to convert four units into one large store complete with garden centre were given the go ahead.

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Rage Fitness and Wellbeing Company

Rage Fitness and Wellbeing Company, based at Blacon Adventure Playground, picked up the Best Independent Gym trophy at the 2022 Fit Pro Awards.

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Age-Friendly Cheshire West

Business owners are invited to join a movement to make our borough somewhere everyone can live life to the full for longer.

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Encirc Deal

Encirc, a Vidrala Company, has entered into a deal with Accolade Wines, one of the world’s leading premium wine producers, to purchase the assets of “The Park” bottling and warehousing facility in Bristol, UK.

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Antalya Bistro

Aleksander Alexandrov, 41, has always dreamed of having his own business in the food industry.

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Northgates

A former Chester market stall holder is preparing to fulfil his dream of running his own restaurant and cocktail bar in the city centre after quitting his job in the bingo industry.

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PEMD scale-up competition

Manufacturing businesses are being invited to benefit from a share of £5m funding, to help improve power electronics machines and drives (PEMD) manufacturing supply chains throughout the UK.

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Pour Moi Pop-Up Store

A global lingerie and swimwear brand will launch its first pop-up store showcasing its clothing collection in Chester.

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Tiger Trailers - Maritime Transport

Maritime Transport, the UK's leading provider of integrated road and rail solutions, has turned to Tiger Trailers for its latest order of curtainsiders, based on the manufacturer’s reputation for high quality products, efficiency, and a customer-focussed approach.

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Christmas at Bolesworth

Christmas at Bolesworth is an exceptional time as the castle grounds are transformed into a festive paradise, adorned in seasonal sparkle and yuletide cheer for a month of winter magic.

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Hickorys Award

A restaurant chain with a branch in Chester has been named 'Best large company to work for in the UK'.

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New Chester City Centre Hotel Go Ahead

Plans for a new Chester city centre hotel with a rooftop restaurant and balcony have been given the green light.

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New Chester Market Open

The new Chester Market opened its doors to the public this morning, Tuesday, in Exchange Square off Northgate Street.

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The White Horse Pub

A crowdfunding scheme set up by the founder of Elite Bistros for the recently purchased White Horse pub in Churton has raised more than £140,000 in less than a day.

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Chester Christmas Market

With Chester Christmas Market just weeks away, organisers have revealed a full list of all the stalls and traders who will be selling their wares.

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HS2 Workforce

Latest update sees HS2 workforce rise to nearly 30,000

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New Market Parking Open

The brand-new multi-storey car park has now opened on Hunter Street and will provide parking for eight hundred vehicles.

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Purple Olive

Purple Olive, which is found on Chester Road in Little Sutton, has been selected as part of the Asian Curry Awards 2022.

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Turtle Bay

Popular Caribbean restaurant and bar chain Turtle Bay is set to come to Chester's Northgate development, and hundreds of you have shared your excitement on our Facebook page.

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Hooton Park Airfield

Work is progressing on construction of a new 667,000 sq ft UK parts distribution centre at Ellesmere Port.

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Northwich Makerspace

Engineer, inventor and World Record holder Colin Furze gets behind town’s new scheme.

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WorkNest

The chief executive of a Cheshire-based employment law, HR and health and safety specialist has outlined ambitions to continue its "strong double digit growth levels", both organically and through acquisitions.

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Zizzi to Open

Chester's new Zizzi restaurant is set to open its doors at the Northgate development tomorrow (Thursday, October 27).

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Cinnabon

This October welcomes a new sweet addition to Northgate Street, Chester. Cinnabon! Located in the old Share Shop Premises (now re-located to Pepper Street), which has seen a complete refit of the Cinnabon creation station/ kitchen, upstairs comfy seating zone and fresh wall art which merges Cinnabon and the Chester scenery.

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Council Budget Consultation

The Council spends £862 million on services, ranging from social care and support for vulnerable families; to public protection, planning and economic growth; to libraries, highways and street cleaning; and many more.

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North Light

A unique bar and restaurant concept inspired by Chester's history and arts scene has been unveiled for the city's Northgate development.

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Tribal Society

A new designer clothing store is set to open in time for Christmas in Chester and is currently recruiting. Tribal Society is opening on Bridge Street Row in the city centre.

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Monas Curry Base

A graduate has launched a business helping people to create their own signature curries after developing the enterprise at the University of Chester.

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Vinyl Cafe

A new record shop where music enthusiasts can mingle over a coffee and a slice of cake is now open in Northwich.

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Chester anti-terror bollards

Additional security measures will be in place to protect shoppers visiting the Christmas market and shops in Chester this festive season.

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Frank Roberts and Sons

A fourth-generation family-owned bakery firm has successfully raised £18m to support its future growth.

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Stop Smoking Workplace Toolkit

Around 31,125 people in Cheshire West smoke tobacco (2021) which is 11.4% of the overall population in our area.

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The Cholmondeley Arms

A Cheshire restaurant has been named among the best places to get a Sunday lunch in the UK, according to a list by The Guardian.

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Da Noi Update

A Michelin recognised Italian restaurant in Chester's Bridge Street has appointed a new chef who has worked in Michelin-starred kitchens across Italy.

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Pastry Pedaleur

CHESTER'S Pastry Pedaleur, the artisan baker of French-inspired gourmet pastries, has been selected to feature in Channel 4’s new six-part series ‘Aldi's next big thing’.

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Pau Run and Ride

A running and cycling shop is opening in Blakemere Village next week

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1539 Restaurant

Chester Racecourse's award winning 1539 restaurant has revealed a new look for autumn, following on from the introduction of a new roof terrace.

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Helsby-based RSK

A Cheshire-based environmental, engineering and technical services business has launched an Australian expansion strategy with the acquisition of four companies and 200 staff in 12 months.

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Right at Home Mid Cheshire

A home care provider operating across Northwich and Winsford has been recognised as a brilliant employer at a network-wide awards evening.

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Cheshire Oaks Business Park

Business is booming at Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port, as the last square feet of business space available have been snapped up.

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Grace Tearoom and Cafe

A Cafe in Ellesmere Port is celebrating five years since the business launched.

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Hickorys

Pub chain Greene King has taken a stake in Cheshire-based restaurant group Hickory's Smokehouse, it has been announced.

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NatWest Carbon Planner

Discover a more sustainable future with NatWest Carbon Planner

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Roberts Bakery

There aren't many places in the UK where you can sit in your car at a set of traffic lights while watching and smelling freshly baked bread as it 'hypnotically' rotates in two massive cooling towers.

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Tiger Trailers Update

Delivery company, Evri, the biggest dedicated parcel carrier in the UK and the new name for Hermes, has commenced welcoming to its fast-growing fleet 168 new articulated box vans from Tiger Trailers, in time to support the opening of its largest delivery hub in Europe.

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Charlotte Tilbury

Cheshire Oaks has announced that popular makeup shop Charlotte Tilbury will be opening at the Designer Outlet shopping centre.

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Saddle Inn

A Chester pub has been named as the best in the UK for its entertainment offering. The historic Saddle Inn, in Grosvenor Street, has picked up the accolade in this year's Great British Pub Awards.

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The Spa Garden at Spa at Carden Park

A Spa near Chester that has been used and loved by celebrities has won a top award.

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Dantes Boutique

A family has been thrilled to open the doors to not one but two new businesses in Northwich town centre.

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High Sheriffs Awards

Welcome to the High Sheriff’s Awards 2022/23. We urge you to consider the details of these prestigious awards and encourage you to consider applying in one or more of the categories.

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Infinity Dance

A dance school has opened the doors at its purpose-built venue in Chester.

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Meadow Foods Update

Meadow Foods has set out plans to produce the lowest carbon footprint milk in the UK.

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New Chester Market

The new Chester Market will open its doors to the public on Tuesday 8th November at 8am; the market will be open six days per week and closed on Mondays.

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Start Up Loans Scheme

An £884 million loan scheme for new businesses is to be greatly expanded, delivering much needed finance to the UK’s array of innovative start-ups, the Business Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg has announced today (Sunday 25 September).

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Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Growth Plan

On 23 September, the Chancellor of the Exchequer set out a series of announcements as part of the Government’s Growth Plan.

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Ellesmere Port Investment Zone

Cheshire West and Chester Council has been announced in a statement by the Chancellor as one of 38 English councils being considered for new Investment Zones.

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Unplugged

It's becoming harder and harder to tear ourselves away from our screens as handheld devices continue to dominate our lives.

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oH

A brand new independent and sustainable pop up shop will be coming to Chester this October.

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Business Confidence Survey

The Cheshire & Warrington Growth Hub are undertaking a business confidence survey to understand the key issues affecting businesses during Autumn 2022 and to help inform what support is needed both now and in the future.

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Aptitude Health and Fitness

A Cheshire gym which launched in the middle of the Covid pandemic has been named Best Health & Fitness Business in Cheshire at the English Business Awards.

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Winsford Industrial Estate

Manchester-based development and investment firm, Pitalia, has completed a sale and leaseback investment at a key industrial estate in Cheshire in a move that further expands its footprint in the North West.

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Chester Zoo Attraction

Two Cheshire attractions have been named among the 10 most visited in England. Visit England recently published the results of its Annual Survey of Visits, which ranked destinations by the number of visitors they welcomed in 2021.

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Gigabit Broadband Vouchers

For residents and businesses locally, gigabit broadband is essential, from increasing productivity in a workplace or whilst working from home, every day essential browsing and streaming, enabling cloud computing and advanced technologies, gigabit broadband provides more opportunities for businesses, entrepreneurs and residents to do more online.

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New Makerspace for Northwich

A local businessman has secured new premises, and preparation is now well underway for Northwich Makerspace.

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Update on arrangements leading up to the state funeral

Following the announcement of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Council and its partners have plans in place in the lead up to the state funeral on Monday, 19 September 2022.

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Advice for businesses during national mourning

Following the announcement from Buckingham Palace of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, there are a number of plans in place to allow the borough to pay tribute.

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Cheshire West and Chester Council is saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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Triumph

A new dealership for the legendary motorcycle brand, Triumph, will open in Chester this month.

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Saica Pack

The company is consolidating operations to its Wigan site, rendering the 234,000 sq ft cardboard packaging facility surplus to requirements.

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Energy Price Guarantee

New Prime Minister Liz Truss will limit energy bill rises for all households for two years as the new prime minister tries to prevent widespread hardship.

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Farmfoods

A new Farmfoods store will open its doors to customers in Northwich on Friday.

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Last chance to Have your Say!

As Autumn approaches, with a new prime minister and a myriad of challenges facing business and the economy what better time to have your say!

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A Cheshire West community funding page helped a Chester village repair café get up and running.

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Hydrogen Village

A Cheshire village aiming to become the UK’s first carbon-reducing ‘hydrogen village’ has reached a key milestone.

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White Oak UK

White Oak UK, a Chester-headquartered lender to UK SMEs and mid corporates, has appointed a new chief executive.

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Grosvenor Shopping Centre

Chester's Grosvenor Shopping Centre has been sold to a property firm.

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HS2 and Your Business

To build HS2, HS2 Ltd already using over 1,000 businesses near to the line of the new railway.

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Taste Cheshire

After an exceptionally difficult two years for the hospitality industry, the Taste Cheshire Food and Drink Awards have returned, with a record number of votes cast for Cheshire's best establishments.

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UK Export Academy Foundation Course

The Department for International Trade UK Export Academy is a free training programme for UK businesses looking to grow their international sales.

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British Salt

A property developer has secured funding for the construction of a new warehouse for British Salt in Middlewich, as the scheme is granted planning permission.

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New Market Parking

Northgate's New Market Parking will feature murals celebrating 2,000 years of Chester’s history.

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Shadow Foam

Shadow Foam, a Cheshire based manufacturing business selling foam inserts for tool control and equipment organisation, have credited their recent growth to their YouTube channel.

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Jaunty Goat

Ethics and an entrepreneurial spirit have been the perfect blend for a talented coffee aficionado who will further expand his business later this year.

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Light of India Balti House

Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds has declared that the "best Indian food in Europe" can be found at an Ellesmere Port curry house.

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Ellesmere Port garage celebrates 50th year

Family-owned Brookdale Garage in Ellesmere Port is celebrating its 50th year of operation.

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Government support and funding for overseas tradeshows

Attending overseas tradeshows can help you and your business break into new markets, make new contacts and grow your brand.

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60th birthday for Firthfield Pet Store

Firthfield Pet Store on Witton Street, Northwich, is celebrating its 60th year of serving the local community.

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Essar receives first hydrogen furnace

Essar Oil UK have taken delivery of a hydrogen-powered furnace; not only a first for the UK, but also one of the largest objects ever transported on UK roads.

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Tiger Trailers launches new apprenticeship scheme

Leading commercial vehicle manufacturer, Tiger Trailers of Cheshire, has launched and opened applications for a unique new coachbuilding apprenticeship in partnership with Heritage Skills Academy, which offers apprentices the exciting opportunity to gain skills working on classic cars, vans, motorcycles, trucks and other vehicles at Brooklands Museum and Bicester Heritage, sites steeped in automotive history.

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New restaurant at The Woodcote

The Woodcote hotel is due to open new restaurant 610 Squadron Bar & Grill later this month.

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Six HyNet projects greenlit

Six HyNet projects including Vertex Hydrogen, Hanson’s Padeswood Cement Plant, Viridor’s Runcorn Energy Recovery Facility, Covanta’s Protos Energy Recovery Facility, Essar’s Stanlow Manufacturing Complex and Buxton Lime Net Zero, have received the go-ahead from Government to begin reducingcarbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from industry from the mid-2020’s as part of the HyNet decarbonisation cluster.

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Blakemere Village

There is a long list of summer activities taking place in Blakemere Village over the next couple of weeks.

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Chester Lakeland

Lakeland Leather store is hoping to encourage customers back to the city's high street with a parking offer following the shop's recent refurbishment.

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RSK Update

An environmental, engineering and technical services specialist has snapped up a systems integrator.

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Business of the Day

Cheshire and Warrington Growth Hub are starting a social media campaign to showcase some of our fantastic SMEs.

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Providence Gin

Taking its name from the building in which it'll be based - God's Providence House on Watergate Street, Chester - Providence Gin has been granted planning permission by Cheshire West & Chester Council, and aims to provide a 'gin retail and entertainment experience'.

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Essar Oil

The owners of the Stanlow refinery in Ellesmere Port have announced they will be supplying aviation fuel to commercial airlines at Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

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Alcedo Care Group

A FAST growing care company has invested £100,000 on a new purpose-built recruitment vehicle to help with it's plans to appoint more than 100 new home care professionals in Chester.

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Eco-I North West

The Eco-I North West Capital Grant Scheme helps support small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the progression of business innovation, along the technology readiness levels and the adoption of new technologies, which aid the transition to a low carbon economy.

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Winsford Gateway

Rula Developments has signed up two new occupiers for its Winsford Gateway scheme at Junction 18 of the M6.

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Access to Talent

University of Chester - Access to Talent Through Funded Work Experience

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Beaverbrooks

A national jewellery and watch retailer has announced "record breaking" sales in its latest accounts.

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Lower My Drinking app

Residents in Cheshire West and Chester can keep track of the amount of alcohol they are drinking to stay healthier this summer and beyond.

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Manufacturers Urged to Digitalise

Manufacturers in the North West are being urged to accelerate technology adoption to adjust to the economic challenges around the supply chain, energy costs, post-Brexit and Covid.

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Retail Trade Mission to Central Europe

Proudly British: Retail Trade Mission to Central Europe 15th-16th September

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Wildes Hotel Group

New images showing what a new £5 million Chester city centre hotel and spa will look like have been revealed – as well as a new opening date for the accompanying restaurant.

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Black Sheep

A London coffee chain has been given the go-ahead for its plans to open a shop in Chester city centre.

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Henry Potts

A Chester city centre pub which suffered years of troubles is seeing a new lease of life - reborn as ‘The Henry Potts’ following a major investment by the locally based Pubs Ltd estate.

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Industrial Property Market Updates

More than £500m of investment deals were completed in the first of 2022 with lettings of large units up by a quarter, according to specialist agent B8 Real Estate.

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Legat Owen

North West property consultancy Legat Owen has revealed a raft of new starters and promotions across the firm.

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The Great Big Green Week

BE PART OF THE GREAT BIG GREEN WEEK 2022 24 SEPTEMBER - 2 OCTOBER

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Cheshire and Warrington Skills Bootcamps

Attend a Skills Bootcamp and gain a fast track to interview with a local employer

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Aaron & Partners

A fast-growing law firm with offices in Chester, Shropshire and Greater Manchester has established a standalone restructuring and insolvency department.

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Bolesworth Events

Bolesworth estate has announced it is hosting a series of fun-packed events for all the family to enjoy over the summer holidays.

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Impact Score

Chester based business Impact Score has been announced as a winner of the annual Octopus Entrepreneur Awards.

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The Saddle Inn

A Chester city centre pub has been nominated for a top national award.

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HS2 hybrid Bill - Additional Provision

The High Speed Rail (Crewe – Manchester) Bill was introduced to Parliament on 24 January 2022, seeking the powers to build the section of the HS2 network between Crewe and Manchester.

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Pura

CHESHIRE-BASED eco-friendly baby care company Pura has announced that it is partnering with Plymouth-based MLA College to offer 10 fully funded bursaries and scholarships in sustainability.

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Protos site near Ellesmere Port

Plans to transform an area near Ellesmere Port into a hydrogen hub and reduce the nation's carbon footprint have moved another step closer.

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Saffron

Plans to turn the site of a former Ellesmere Port restaurant and nightclub into a food store have now been confirmed. Central England Co-op (CEC), owners of the old Saffron Indian restaurant and Club Xes premises, have told Cheshire Live about their vision for the town centre site.

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Zizzi

An Italian restaurant chain is set to make a return to Chester.

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BEAR Coffee

One of the co-founders of BEAR in Northwich has been nominated for a prestigious award for his part in establishing the business.

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New Chester Market Traders

With less than five months until the new market is expected to open, Cheshire West and Chester Council has announced the second tranche of traders taking stalls.

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Protos Plastic Park

The first dedicated plastics recycling park in the UK has been given the go-ahead near Ellesmere Port.

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West Chester BID

The West Chester Commercial Business Improvement District (BID) will continue for a second term after the majority of members delivered a yes vote from June’s ballot.

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CF Fertilisers

A plan to save a Cheshire West factory from closure and potentially secure hundreds of jobs has been revealed.

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Chester BID

The board of Chester BID has announced a restructure of the team that runs the Business Improvement District.

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FACTR Gym

FACTR, a new gym in Chester's Moxy Hotel, has been overwhelmed by the response since opening in May as they attempt to change the way people perceive training.

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RSK Acquisition

A 600-strong facilities management company based in Cardiff has been snapped up by RSK, an acquisitive group which provides environmental, engineering and technical services.

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Endless

Private equity firm Endless has raised £100m for its third Enact fund to invest in UK SMEs.

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GB Group Software

A shareholder in Chester-based digital location, identity and identity fraud prevention software specialist GB Group (GBG) has sold shares representing approximately 2 per cent of the listed business' issued share capital.

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Peel Recycling Units

Peel NRE's scheme to build a number of recycling facilities within the boundary of the wider Ince Park site in Ellesmere Port has been recommended for approval.

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Travel Survey Improvements

Cheshire West and Chester Council is carrying out a travel survey to help to identify possible transport improvements in the area surrounding the Saighton Camp development (the area includes Saighton, Waverton, Christleton, Huntington, Boughton, Great Boughton, Littleton Littleton, Rowton and the Eastern part of Chester City and Garden ward).

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Tiger Trailers

Cheshire HGV trailer manufacturer, Tiger, has delivered in record time for leading international retailer, Primark, which faced the challenge of specifying, procuring, and commissioning an all-new fleet of tractors and trailers on the road within just three months to maintain the efficiency of its supply chain when its previous 3PL partnership came to an end.

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Glenbrittle Kennels and Cattery

Glenbrittle Kennels and Cattery won the Pet Boarding Service of the Year award earlier this month.

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Manor House Stables

The agreement between the elite racehorse training stables owned by Michael Owen, and HM Legal, will provide a solid platform to pave the way for future growth of the top-flight facility based in Malpas, near Chester.

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Stoford Reveals £101m Ellesmere Port Deal

Stoford has agreed a £101m deal for a new development that is being built in Ellesmere Port. Frasers Logistics & Commercial Trust (FLCT) will forward fund the construction of a new 668,000 sq ft UK parts distribution centre which has been pre-let to Peugeot, a subsidiary of the global automaker Stellantis Group, parent company of Vauxhall.

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Artis Park Winsford

The Albert Gubay Charitable Foundation has acquired industrial scheme Artis Park in Winsford for £22.8m.

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Cheshire Springs

A new £2.9 million specialist nursing home for adults living with complex needs has opened its doors in Ellesmere Port.

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Hydrogen Experience Centre

The site of the former EPIC leisure centre in Ellesmere Port has been selected by developers as the base for a new 'Hydrogen Experience Centre'.

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Slow & Easy

A historic Northwich pub which dates back as far as the 1700s has reopened following a £400,000 makeover.

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Tata Chemicals

A massive £20 million carbon capture and usage plant will open its doors on Friday (June 24), signalling a key milestone in the race to meet the country’s net zero targets.

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Za Za Café Bar

A new eatery has opened its doors in a Cheshire town described as "up and coming" by the team behind the venue. Za Za Café Bar in Northwich has has been doing a roaring trade since launching in a formerly vacant shop unit.

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Essar Stanlow Furnace

A new furnace capable of running on hydrogen has arrived at Liverpool, bound for Ellesmere Port.

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Kiht Collective

A pop-up store offering sustainable activewear for women has returned to Chester city centre by popular demand.

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Chester Zoo Lakeside Lodges

Chester Zoo has lodged fresh plans for visitors to enjoy a unique overnight stay - with a chance to wake up and see giraffes at close quarters.

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Secret Singles

A new business exclusively aimed at single people is launching in Chester this Thursday (June 16).

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Sykes Acquires UK Caravans 4 Hire

Sykes Holiday Cottages has entered the static caravan holiday market for the first time with an acquisition which marks a new direction for the private equity-backed business.

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Tattoo Studio

Plans have been approved by Cheshire West and Chester Council to turn The Old Coach House at The Grange, Hoole Road, into a tattoo studio.

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Chester Zoo Award

Chester Zoo has been crowned the Large Visitor Attraction of The Year at a top tourism awards ceremony.

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Vortex Business Park

Hundreds of new jobs are set to be created after plans for six commercial units in Ellesmere Port were given the green light by planning chiefs.

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BEPO

Visitors to McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cheshire Oaks will have more chances to visit the local business Be+Positive (BEPO) pop-up.

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Death By Tacos

Popular Chester eatery Death By Tacos has confirmed its move from the market to the fast-growing foodie hub that is Watergate Street.

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Headstart Nursery

Headstart Nursery has been awarded National Day Nurseries Association’s ‘Quality Counts’ award and gained the top award of Platinum.

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HSBC

HSBC UK has launched its 2022 £15bn lending Fund for small and medium sized businesses today, supporting local economies, employment opportunities and driving growth across the country.

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Ineos

Plans for a new 4x4 vehicle showroom in Chester have been given the go-ahead.

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POCO

A new small plates restaurant is set to open its doors in a Chester suburb next week. POCO aims to offer an informal and relaxed dining experience, with a choice of small plate options, along with an array of drinks.

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