Entrepreneur gives up day job as chocolate shop in Westhoughton takes off

The Bolton News: Choc-la-te owner Tracy Atherley, left, with Bolton West MP Julie Hilling with friends and family at the official opening of the shop

1:41pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

RAVE reviews from connoisseurs of fine chocolate are giving Tracy Atherley the sweet taste of success.

Former hotel owner claims she was pressured into £340 million debt agreement

The Bolton News: Jan Hampton

1:21pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE former owner of a top Bolton hotel told a hearing she was pressurised into signing an agreement meaning she was liable for the firm’s £340 million debt.

E-cigarette firm sells for £30 million

The Bolton News: An e-cigarette

4:55pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN American company has bought out a Radcliffe e-cigarette manufacturer in a deal worth almost £30 million.

Scheme helps young adults with special needs find jobs

The Bolton News: Coffee time

12:02pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

YOUNG adults with special needs in Bolton are being helped into paid employment thanks to a pioneering scheme.

Bolton Arena hosts business networking event

The Bolton News: Pictured seated are, from left, Dominic Holden, Heather Ingham and Laura Thompson with, back, Arena business to business conference manager Laura Porter and events executive Hannah Mooney.

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

EVENTS organisers at the USN Bolton Arena at Middlebrook have proved that business leaders in the town can have their cake and eat it by holding meetings there.

Wayne Walker butcher's shop reverses its poor hygiene rating

The Bolton News: Karl Heyes outside the Bolton store

10:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE boss of a Bolton butchers shop is celebrating after being awarded a four rating by the town’s food hygiene inspectors.

Firm wins prestigious royal honour

The Bolton News: Firm wins prestigious royal honour

6:00am Monday 21st April 2014

INDEPENDENT Bolton travel company Travel Counsellors is celebrating after being awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise — the UK’s highest accolade for business success.

Hospital takes on Bolton company's world first disposable bedpan

The Bolton News: Julie Dziobon, left, with Vernacare’s Nataley Reavey

7:45pm Friday 18th April 2014

BOSSES at the Royal Bolton Hospital have given leading local medical products firm Vernacare a ringing endorsement for its new fully disposable bedpan.

Retro classic rock-themed barber shop opens in Kearsley

The Bolton News: Eddie Crowe and Annabel Pindar at The Neighbourhood Barber

7:43pm Friday 18th April 2014

CUSTOMERS are set to be at the sharp end in Eddie Crowe’s newly launched retro rock themed barbers’ shop in Kearsley.

Wedding cake to feed 5,000 given to charity

The Bolton News: The spectacular wedding cake

7:32pm Friday 18th April 2014

A NEWLY-married couple have shared their enormous wedding cake with their “Bolton family”.

Shop assistant has worked at supermarket for 43 years

The Bolton News: Lisa Bezkorowajnyj with a bouquet to celebrate her long-service

10:33am Friday 18th April 2014

A SHOP assistant is celebrating working at an Astley Bridge supermarket for 43 years.

Staff wear football shirts to work for a good cause

The Bolton News: Back, from left, Alex Greenwood, Dean Watts, Katherine Ryder, Laura Simpson, Sara Manville and Brett Partlett.  Front, from left,  Leon Lewis and Shauny Gregory

7:36pm Friday 18th April 2014

STAFF at Meridian Business Sales wore a different kind of shirt to work than usual to raise money for the Bobby Moore Fund.

Children to compete for giant Easter egg

The Bolton News: Charlie-Kate Davies, aged seven, admires the egg

10:50am Friday 18th April 2014

CHILDREN can win an Easter egg at the Market Place shopping centre this weekend.

‘Dangerous’ multi-storey car park forced to close

The Bolton News: The shutters are down at Bow Street multi-storey car park

6:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A BUSY town centre car park has been closed for the “foreseeable future” because of safety fears.

Boss hits out at ‘slow’ banks after rate swap scandal

The Bolton News: ‘WASTE’ Dave Jones

4:48pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A BUSINESSMAN and former commercial banking director has hit out at high street banks for continuing to court poor publicity over the widely-condemned rate-swap scandal.

New snooker club opens at former Rileys site in Astley Bridge

The Bolton News: From left, Affi Adam, Mubarak Patel and Arif Adam at Q147

3:54pm Thursday 17th April 2014

SNOOKER enthusiasts are going potty for the new Q147 facility on the site of the former Rileys hall in Blackburn Road, Astley Bridge.

Ainsworth Arms to reopen next week after £120,000 refurb

The Bolton News: The Ainsworth Arms had undergone a £120,000 refurbishment

12:33pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THE finest real ales are set to start flowing again at a landmark Bolton pub following a £120,000 refurbishment.

Tributes to well known Bolton hotel boss

The Bolton News: A press cutting showing the opening of the Crest Motel in Bolton featuring a picture of Mr Glass at the time

9:57am Thursday 17th April 2014

A SON has paid tribute to his father who was one of Bolton’s most prominent hoteliers in the 1960s and 70s.

Pawnbroker gives 300 Easter eggs to poorly children

The Bolton News: Members of staff at H&T Pawnbrokers Julie Chadwick, Sue Griffiths and Nicki Merrills with the Easter eggs

5:15pm Thursday 17th April 2014

EGG-CELLENT staff at H&T Pawnbrokers collected 300 Easter eggs to donate to poorly children in Bolton.

Business picking up for van firm

The Bolton News: Stuart Lever

11:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

RAGS-to-riches van hire specialist Stuart Lever reckons the success of his U-Drive business is the perfect barometer to measure the health of the Bolton economy.

Bolton firm hails car insurance fraud crackdown

The Bolton News: Dawn raid catches car insurance fraudsters

11:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

BOLTON law firm Keoghs has hailed a UK-wide crackdown on car insurance fraud.

Bolton hair salon one of top 5 in north west

The Bolton News: Pictured, from left, are Rachel Tong, John-Lee Guy, Gemma McInnes,Victoria Schofield, Danielle Long, Christel Schofield, Olivia Guy and Harrison Vernon.

10:46am Wednesday 16th April 2014

TOWN centre hairdresser John-Lee Guy has finished in the top five in the battle for the title of North West Salon of the Year at the English Hair and Beauty Awards.

New boss takes over Market Place shopping centre

The Bolton News: New manager Nikki Wilson-Cook inside the Market Place

9:35am Wednesday 16th April 2014

BOLTON’S Market Place shopping centre has a new manager following the retirement of Rod Neasham after 20 years in charge.

Bolton health and safety company to expand

The Bolton News: Sue Scott of Comply at Work outside her Horwich premises

3:09pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A HEALTH and safety company that started life in the corner of a Bolton bedroom 10 years ago is celebrating its anniversary by expanding its business.

Business bosses celebrate two multi-million pound investments in Bolton

The Bolton News: What the new MBDA building will look like

12:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

BUSINESS bosses are celebrating two multi-million pound investments in Bolton.

Bolton firms warned: 'Don't overlook health and safety'

The Bolton News: Coffee time

11:46am Monday 14th April 2014

A BOLTON-based construction industry training provider is warning firms not to risk damaging their businesses by overlooking health and safety training for workers.

Laughs and awards at law society dinner

The Bolton News: Pictured, back from left, Stephen Paine, Keith Higson, Bev Cullen, Alan Walsh, Bolton Coroner Jennifer Leeming, Mike Swindley and Dr Kevin Jones; and front, from left, Anthony Shimmin, John Henderson, Richard Cornthwaite, Joe Egan and Bob Davie

11:40am Monday 14th April 2014

DISTINGUISHED members of Bolton’s law fraternity and their guests gathered for their 135th annual dinner a the Platinum Suite at the Bolton Whites Hotel.

Horwich micro brewery opens bottled beer shop

The Bolton News: From left, Shaun and Kerry Reynolds, and Rowena and Wayne Roper at The Tottering Temple

4:17pm Friday 11th April 2014

A micro brewery in Horwich is out to capitalise on the surge in interest in real ale by launching its own shop specialising in bottled beer.

'High street shops are doing better than retail parks', says report

The Bolton News: Shoppers in Bolton town centre

9:57am Friday 11th April 2014

BOLTON town centre bosses have welcomed research proving high street shops are outperforming retail parks.

Bolton IT firm targets annual turnover of £5 million

The Bolton News: Founder and managing director Mark Pollitt with his wife and accounts manager Regan Owens and director Pam Pemrick with staff at Digicomm

11:47am Thursday 10th April 2014

THE boss of Bolton telecommunications and IT specialist Digicomm is set to shout the attributes of his company from the rooftops.

Vintage clothing boutique to open in Bolton town centre

The Bolton News: Elite’s Altrincham branch

9:41am Thursday 10th April 2014

A VINTAGE boutique will open its doors once more in Bolton town centre, thanks to a council grant.

Former chip shop owner hits back after zero hygiene rating accusation

The Bolton News: ‘OURS IS BATTER’: Collins Seafoods supplies fish to restaurants and takeaways across the UK

9:06am Thursday 10th April 2014

THE former boss of a Bolton chip shop has hit back after the current owners suggested that the store’s food hygiene rating of zero was down to her.

Music scene duo run 'eco-friendly' courier firm

The Bolton News: Eco Speed bosses Jay Knight, left, and Steve Gravener

11:19am Wednesday 9th April 2014

MUSIC scene gurus Jay Knight and Steve Gravener are hitting all the right notes with their thriving eco-friendly courier delivery venture.

Bolton construction firm wins £2.6 million Liverpool deal

The Bolton News: DELIGHTED WITH FEEDBACK Mike Banton

11:17am Wednesday 9th April 2014

BOLTON construction company Artez has won a £2.6 million deal to redevelop the former Littlewoods complex in Liverpool.

Pictured: inside the vaults under the Market Place shopping centre

The Bolton News: One of the vaults at Bolton’s Market Place

9:44am Tuesday 8th April 2014

THE transformation of Bolton’s Market Place by creating a subterranean complex of restaurants and bars as well as a nine-screen cinema has begun.

Lostock couple bring taste of Mediterranean to Bolton

The Bolton News: Phil Bianchi with some of his Gift of Oil products

9:10am Tuesday 8th April 2014

A HUSBAND and wife from Lostock have brought a taste of the Mediterranean to their home town with their specialist olive oils and balsamic vinegars.

Record turn out at Eagley Beer Festival

The Bolton News: CAMRA Beer Taster Richard Blagg at the Eagley Beer Festival

8:41am Monday 7th April 2014

PUNTERS poured through the doors of the “buzzing” Eagley Beer Festival to make it a record turn-out.

Marks and Spencer reopens at Middlebrook after £1.5 million refurbishment

The Bolton News: Store manager, Laura Smith and ladieswear manager Nikkita Calvert at the ribbon cutting ceremony

7:48am Monday 7th April 2014

THE ribbon was cut at Marks and Spencer’s Middlebrook store on Friday after a £1.5 million refurbishment.

Phone company error cost business thousands of pounds, says Metro Salvage boss

The Bolton News: Lewis Collier, front, with colleagues, from left, Phil Dootson, Lee Tuff and Gaz Crossley

8:44am Saturday 5th April 2014

A FUMING Bolton scrap yard owner says he has lost out on thousands of pounds of trade — because of a mobile phone network glitch.

The shop where goods are free

The Bolton News: Heartlift youngsters and staff, from left, Jordan Hewitt, Sami Fletcher, Chantelle Luke, Andrea Wood, Dillon Hewitt and Danny Hammond

12:53pm Friday 4th April 2014

YOU'VE heard of the shop - but now Bolton is getting a 'Not Shop' - where goods are free and the staff are young volunteers.

Asons' £7 million office approved - creating up to 300 jobs

The Bolton News: An artist’s impression of the main part of the planned Asons’ headquarters

9:48am Friday 4th April 2014

A LAW firm’s plans to create a new “gateway into Bolton” have been given resounding approval from councillors.

Seddon director gets MBE from Prince William

The Bolton News: Christopher Seddon receiving his MBE from Prince William

12:36pm Friday 4th April 2014

A SENIOR director of the family-owned construction giant Seddon has received an MBE for service to apprenticeships and the community.

Bolton-based book binding company lands £1 million aircraft parts deal

The Bolton News: The Gripen fighter jet

1:07pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

A BOLTON-based book binding company has landed a £1 million deal to use its expertise making parts for the aircraft industry.

New recruiters join CLB Coopers

The Bolton News: New recruits Simon Carruthers, left, and Bob Richardson

1:02pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

ACCOUNTANT CLB Coopers has further added to its team with the recruitment of two associates who carry more than 40 years of industry and practice experience into the firm.

Anger as Asda announces closure of staff canteens at four Bolton supermarkets

The Bolton News: Asda in Astley Bridge

6:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

STAFF have reacted with anger over a supermarket’s plans to close its works canteens.

Vernacare in line for two awards

The Bolton News: Vernacare. Picture from Google Maps.

10:03am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

BOLTON-based medical products manufacturer Vernacare is in line for a top national healthcare excellence award tonight .

Egerton horse-riding shop closes down

The Bolton News: Owner Deborah Brookes says banking problems forced the closure of her horse equipment business

10:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A SHOP used by Bolton’s horse-riding community has closed because its owner says the overheads were too high.

New Bolton network promotes 'business with a social conscience'

The Bolton News: Included are, from left, partner in Luxson Media Miguel Fernandez-Airas, Antz Network development director Jonathan Wilson, fourth from left, Antz Junction founder Jen Pemberton, employee director for First UK Bus (Greater Manchester) Cllr Jack Speight

8:28am Tuesday 1st April 2014

AN organisation promoting business with a social conscience has opened in Bolton.

First look at vaults under the Market Place shopping centre

The Bolton News: Diners eating in the Market Place vaults

5:46pm Monday 31st March 2014

THE Market Place opened up the doors to its vaults today in an exclusive first-look event which featured The Taste winner Debbie Halls Evans’ first pop-up restaurant.

AO.com wins customer service award

The Bolton News: AO.com chief executive John Roberts

12:18pm Monday 31st March 2014

ONLINE white goods supplier AO.com has picked up a gong for outstanding customer service at the Oracle Retail Week Awards.

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