AN innovative project designed to support local businesses has been launched in Bury. The PACE (People Add the Competitive Edge) network was launched by the Mayor of Bury, Cllr John Smith.

This scheme, funded by the European Regional Development Fund, will provide businesses with up-to-date information on how best practice in people management and IT can impact on competitiveness and productivity.

Among the speakers was Andrew Rochford of Radcliffe company Unifi Dyed Yarns.