Firms’ early start to pro­mot­ing town

Rochdale Observer - - SON LEFT AFRAID TO LEAVE HOUSE BY ATTACK AT SCHOOL -

AN or­gan­i­sa­tion pro­mot­ing Rochdale as a place for busi­ness show­cased the bor­ough’s lat­est de­vel­op­ments at its first break­fast event.

This is Rochdale, an in­de­pen­dent group sup­ported by the coun­cil and Rochdale Devel­op­ment Agency (RDA), staged an event at the town hall.

More than 100 at­ten­dees net­worked and heard up­dates on the new £80m Rochdale River­side re­tail and leisure scheme, ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence, and busi­ness in the bor­ough.

This is Rochdale’s new chair­man Paul Dixon, a part­ner at Molesworths Solic­i­tors, said: “There’s plenty to shout about in Rochdale from a busi­ness per­spec­tive, with a great lo­ca­tion, great trans­port links, ex­cel­lent prop­erty and a strong work­force.”

Rochdale coun­cil’s chief ex­ec­u­tive Steve Rum­be­low gave up­dates on the progress of de­vel­op­ments across the bor­ough, be­fore Mike Smith, a part­ner at Genr8, spoke about Rochdale River­side.

There was an in­sight into ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence and its eco­nomic im­pact from key­note speaker, au­thor Paul Ormerod.

Paul added: “The role of This is Rochdale is to cut through the noise and get that mes­sage across to peo­ple who want to lis­ten.”

●●The first This is Rochdale busi­ness event at the town hall

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