Firms’ early start to promoting town
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