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The Money Carer Foundation introduces The Carers Shopping Card Service

Heath Resident The Money Carer Foundation has launched The Money Carer Shopping Card that provides a convenient, safe and secure way for carers to access smaller amounts of money that they will need to undertake food shopping and other everyday items for the vulnerable person they are caring for. Protecting Carers Is As Important As Protecting The […]

Science firm at The Heath Business and Technical Park awarded grant to fund cutting-edge research that will revolutionise hip-joint operations

SpheriTech, a leading life science company based at The Heath Business and Technical Park in Runcorn, has been awarded a £174k grant towards pioneering work to develop technology that will revolutionise the way physicians repair joints, with a particular focus on repair of hip lesions. SpheriTech are responsible for the laboratory-based polymer development for the […]

Sir Ken is ‘highly tickled’ by Knighthood as he celebrates honour with his family

SOG’s Managing Director John Lewis and his wife Linda were at Buckingham Palace last week to see John’s uncle, the legendary comedian Ken Dodd, receive his Knighthood from the Duke of Cambridge. The 89-year-old comic, who has been entertaining audiences for more than 60 years, had his most important audience of all with HRH Prince […]

SOG attends Merseyflow launch on Tuesday 28th February

Merseyflow, the information campaign created to let local residents, commuters and businesses know how the tolling system for the Mersey Gateway Project, was launched on Tuesday 28th February and SOG were invited to attend. The event included the unveiling of the Merseyflow brand and a new website – www.merseyflow.co.uk – and a series of animations that […]

Heath Resident SpheriTech is to develop ground breaking innovations in healthcare for 2017-18

SpheriTech is to develop ground breaking innovations in healthcare, expanding its medical device portfolio, supported by grants already approved for 2017-18. SpheriTech is a Research and Development based company working in a range of markets including the healthcare industry, personal care & homecare through to agrochemicals. The company is currently working on a wound dressing, […]

SOG’s John Lewis is tickled for Sir Ken Dodd’s appointment with The Queen

SOG’s Managing Director John Lewis and his wife Linda will be tickled pink when they go to Buckingham Palace to see John’s uncle, the legendary comedian Ken Dodd, receive his Knighthood. The 89-year-old comic, who has been entertaining audiences for more than 60 years, has his most important audience of all with Her Majesty The […]

Older But Wiser group bowls them over at The Heath

The Older But Wiser group is launching weekly indoor bowls sessions at The Heath Business and Technical Park in Runcorn. The organisation, formed by business advisor Alan McKie in 2012 to encourage more activity among older people, has been staging regular tea dances at The Heath with the support of the business park’s owner John […]

The Heath’s Paul Le Pinnet receives MBE from Prince of Wales

Paul Le Pinnet, The Heath Business and Technical Park’s former Chief Scientific Glassblower, received his MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) medal from The Prince of Wales at an Investiture Ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Friday. Paul’s honour had been announced among The Queen’s Birthday Honours in recognition of his services to […]

The Heath shop plan receives outline approval

Halton Borough Council Planning Committee has granted outline planning permission for a small retail unit at The Heath Business and Technical Park. The proposal, which was considered at a planning meeting on Tuesday, December 6, is for a small convenience store intended primarily to complement the services and facilities provided on the site by SOG […]

Mayoral candidates say Liverpool and Manchester can become ‘the engine room of the Northern Powerhouse’ if the cities forget rivalry and work together

By working together the Liverpool and Manchester regions can become the “engine room at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse”, a conference on the devolution of power to big city regions heard at Runcorn’s Heath Business and Technical Park. The event, on Thursday, November 24, featured Labour MPs Steve Rotheram and Andy Burnham who are […]