Business press releases

Oldham car dealer made to pay for unfair practices

Published on Tuesday, 12th September 2017

Oldham Council has successfully prosecuted a car salesman for misleading two customers.

Independent Quarter ticks all the right boxes for firm

All Survey

Published on Wednesday, 02nd August 2017

Oldham’s growing Independent Quarter has attracted another new firm – whose business is preventing dangers at home and at work

A new vision to redevelop Oldham Town Centre

Jean Stretton, Oldham Council Leader

Published on Monday, 03rd July 2017

An ambitious new vision to deliver the Oldham town centre of the future is set to go to public consultation before being marketed to potential development partners.

A vision for Prince's Gate at Mumps

Published on Tuesday, 13th June 2017

Oldham Council is set to choose a private developer to take on and deliver the Prince's Gate at Oldham Mumps scheme.

Tommy's market raffle returns for Easter

Tommy’s Market Raffle

Published on Monday, 03rd April 2017

Oldham Council is offering shoppers another opportunity to get their hands on some amazing prizes as Tommy’s Market Raffle returns this Easter.

Demolition of gas holder could speed up regeneration, council to hear

Jean Stretton, Oldham Council Leader

Published on Monday, 13th March 2017

Oldham Council is to discuss proposals to demolish the redundant gas holder at Hollinwood Junction – paving the way for regeneration and job creation.

Firm ordered to pay more than £158,000 following prosecution

Published on Thursday, 02nd March 2017

A Shaw company has been ordered to pay more than £158,000 after it was prosecuted by Oldham Council for breaching health and safety at work legislation.

£4million to back Oldham business

A £4 million fund is being invested in Oldham to help the next generation of local entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground.

Published on Tuesday, 21st February 2017

A £4 million fund is being invested in Oldham to help the next generation of local entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground.

Marks & Spencer withdraws from Prince's Gate scheme

Cllr Stretton leader of Oldham Council

Published on Tuesday, 22nd November 2016

Marks & Spencer has announced it will not be taking up its option on new retail space at the Prince's Gate at Oldham Mumps development.


Oldham Council's flagship regeneration scheme will see the Old Town Hall reopened as a stunning new ODEON cinema and restaurant venue this week.

Published on Tuesday, 18th October 2016

Oldham Council's flagship regeneration scheme will see the Old Town Hall reopened as a stunning new ODEON cinema and restaurant venue this week.

Firm is at the 'vanguard' of regeneration


Published on Tuesday, 11th October 2016

An Oldham-based business is set to create upwards of 20 new jobs over the next 12 months after agreeing a lease with Oldham Council.

Get Oldham Working helps trampoline centre launch

Get Oldham Working

Published on Tuesday, 27th September 2016

Oldham Council has helped the borough's first indoor trampoline park get off the ground.

Director of Economic Development to leave Oldham Council

Darren Jones

Published on Thursday, 16th June 2016

Oldham Council’s Director of Economic Development is leaving after six years at the local authority.

Demolition work to start on empty town centre properties

M&S, Prince's Gate at Oldham Mumps

Published on Monday, 26th October 2015

Oldham Council is set to start demolition work on three empty properties to make way for the landmark Prince’s Gate at Oldham Mumps development.

Smooth start in a cut throat business

Cut throat Kenny

Published on Friday, 16th October 2015

A new barber shop is hoping to be a cut above the rest thanks to help from Oldham Council and the Oldham Enterprise Fund.

New technology firm moves into Oldham Town Centre

Safa technology

Published on Wednesday, 05th August 2015

A technology firm that can trace its roots from Silicon Valley and the famous Le Mans 24-hour car race has chosen to open its new headquarters in Oldham Town Centre.

Oldham Council to benefit from £3m airport windfall

Jim McMahon

Published on Wednesday, 22nd July 2015

Today Greater Manchester’s 10 councils were informed they will receive a share of the £60m Manchester Airport dividend.

Oldham Town Centre welcomes 18 new jobs

Eddie Moores at Pastel

Published on Monday, 06th July 2015

A move into Oldham town centre has added up perfectly for two software firms.

Flooring firm gets Independent Quarter boost

John Abbott flooring

Published on Tuesday, 24th March 2015

A firm which is committed to providing local young people with employment opportunities has been awarded a grant from Oldham Council’s Independent Quarter fund.

Bar owner fined for licence breaches

Published on Tuesday, 17th March 2015

Oldham Council has successfully prosecuted a bar owner for breaching licensing laws following an investigation by the Licensing Department.

You're hired! Get Oldham Working smashes 2,015 target

Get Oldham Working

Published on Tuesday, 17th March 2015

Oldham Council and its partners are celebrating success after smashing an ambitious target to create 2,015 employment opportunities by the end of 2015.

Long-established business gets Independent Quarter backing


Published on Wednesday, 11th March 2015

Multi award-winning Tymbuktu Health and Beauty clinic - one of Yorkshire Street’s longest established businesses - is the latest to receive Independent Quarter funding from Oldham Council.

Hajj pilgrims urged to check before you travel


Published on Tuesday, 17th February 2015

Oldham Council has found three travel agents were displaying fake Air Travel Organiser's Licence (ATOL) logos during a recent snap inspection.

Pilot scheme will see Shaw Market move to Market Street for three months

Published on Thursday, 05th February 2015

A new location is being proposed as part of an Oldham Council pilot scheme looking to at help Shaw Market thrive.

Northplanet move into Oldham's Independent Quarter


Published on Monday, 26th January 2015

Oldham’s Independent Quarter is enjoying a good start to the year thanks to the news that another business has been attracted to the area.

Funding set to boost first Shaw and Lees traders

Cllr Jean Stretton

Published on Tuesday, 07th October 2014

Oldham Council’s scheme to support new and existing independent traders in Shaw and Lees district centres could soon start paying dividends.

The Grapes Hotel returns to Oldham's Independent Quarter

Jim and Guy Barlow

Published on Friday, 03rd October 2014

A familiar name from years gone by is set to make a return to Oldham’s Independent Quarter.

Helping hand for Oldham start-up businesses

Shoab manchester chambers

Published on Monday, 01st September 2014

A new business support scheme has been launched by Oldham Council’s Get Oldham Working programme to encourage more entrepreneurs to set up in the borough.

Cabinet considers boost to Shaw and Lees independent traders

Jim McMahon

Published on Tuesday, 15th July 2014

Oldham Council is to consider extending a pioneering scheme – supporting new and existing independent traders – into Shaw and Lees district centres.

Shop owner fined for counterfeit tobacco

Published on Tuesday, 03rd June 2014

Oldham Council has successfully prosecuted a shopkeeper after he admitted possessing counterfeit and smuggled tobacco.

First independent traders awarded grant from £1m pot

Yorkshire Street, Independent Traders

Published on Wednesday, 09th April 2014

Oldham Council has awarded the first-ever grant from its £1 million investment fund designed to attract traders to the town centre's new Independent Quarter.

Town Centre Team Shop set to open

Town team shop

Published on Tuesday, 08th April 2014

Oldham Council is opening an access point for existing and new businesses to find out more about opportunities and projects in the town centre - as well as services and help

Box office news: cinema deal is just the ticket for Oldham


Published on Monday, 24th March 2014

Oldham Council and ODEON have agreed an exciting deal to open a seven-screen cinema in the town centre.

Businesses help boost Yorkshire Street

Yorkshire Street

Published on Tuesday, 25th February 2014

Five new and existing businesses are the first to benefit from Oldham Council’s £1m investment to improve the town centre’s independent retail offer.

Cabinet to discuss plans to safeguard our pubs

Cllr Jean Stretton

Published on Wednesday, 22nd January 2014

Oldham Council will be asked to agree recommendations that aim to protect local pubs from closing while promoting them as community hubs.

Cabinet approves new support for Town Centre Businesses

Yorkshire Street

Published on Tuesday, 19th November 2013

Oldham Council has agreed a new policy framework designed to boost existing and new independent businesses in Oldham Town Centre.

Investment package primes Oldham pump manufacturer's future

Councillor Jim McMahon meets representatives from Mono

Published on Friday, 18th October 2013

Oldham Council and Mono (a part of the National Oilwell Varco Group of Companies) are celebrating the conclusion of a major deal to keep the internationally recognised firm in the region – and expand

Cabinet approves set-up of The Oldham Enterprise Trust


Published on Monday, 15th July 2013

Oldham Council is taking the next crucial step in its campaign to Get Oldham Working – setting up The Oldham Enterprise Trust.

'Get Oldham Working' campaign gains early momentum

Get Oldham working

Published on Friday, 07th June 2013

The Get Oldham Working team is currently working towards more than 1,300 employment related opportunities as a result of 82 local organisations pledging to support our campaign to Get Oldham Working.

Council land disposal helps secure 140 jobs in the Borough

Shoab Akhtar

Published on Monday, 03rd June 2013

Oldham Council has completed the disposal of land at Kings Road to a major manufacturing firm - ensuring more than 140 jobs stay in the Borough.

Launch event for 'Open For Business'

Funding, investing

Published on Thursday, 09th May 2013

Oldham Council has teamed up with Blue Orchid and Oldham Business Leadership Group to give residents the chance to learn and beat the challenges that come with being self-employed or owning your own business.

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