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I am looking to fill a part time accounts vacancy but am struggling with the hefty fees that recruitment agencies charge. Has anyone experience in this & can suggest a good

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The challenges facing small businesses
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I've been invited to a focus group to discuss what can be done to help growing businessesAs a small business owner I know about the challenges we face but would like your feedback.  What is the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karen Sykes Nov 27, 2013.

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Just wanted to say that I attended my first OBN meeting today at Kitty's in Uppermill.  I really enjoyed it, met some lovely people and made a couple of good contacts.  The relaxed atmosphere, and…Continue

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Sykes Steel Fabrications Ltd
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Managing Director
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A family business of steel manufacturers and fabricators using wrought iron stainless steel and timber to manufacture bespoke gates fencing and balustrades as decorative and secure products for homes and businesses
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Pride of Tameside Business Awards 2014

Posted on June 9, 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

I know, I know, this is Oldham Business Network so why am I mentioning Tameside Business Awards?

Well although we live in Oldham, and work extensively in the area, our business is actually based in Tameside and this year we were honoured to be nominated for an award.  Tameside4Good are an organisation matching local charities and not for profit organisations with local businesses in the hope they can help each other out.

We have been happy to help out Tameside4Good on a few…


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At 2:44pm on November 15, 2017, Stephen Schofield said…

Many thanks Karen

At 2:45pm on May 23, 2017, Niall Williams said…

Thank you for the welcome Karen.

We do have a couple of camps happening at the academy during half term:

Oldham Sport Development Mullet Sports Camp


£5.00 a day or £20.00

Ages 8-14

Boys & Girls

Bring a packed lunch and no need to sign up can do this on the day


Also the MU Foundation are running a camp

Ages 7-11

30th, 31st 1st June


Free Of Charge

Bring a packed lunch and no need to sign up, can do this on the day

Let me know if you'd like any more info.
Kind regards
At 2:58pm on February 5, 2016, Chris Seton said…

Hi Karen,

Thank you for the welcome, yes I would definately keep you in mind for future projects, could you send me your contact details

Kind Regards


At 12:05pm on February 3, 2016, Michelle Fox said…

Thanks so much, karen! Just getting to grips with how to use the site :)

At 1:32pm on February 1, 2016, Vasile Alexandru Vasile said…

Thanks Karen!

At 4:11pm on September 4, 2015, Simon Brooke said…
Thanks Karen
At 2:46pm on May 11, 2015, Cousins England Estate Agents said…

thank you :)

At 12:26pm on March 11, 2015, Richard Perkins said…

Thanks Karen, well if the Growth Hub are hosting any events in Oldham i'll be sure to let people know here.




At 2:16pm on March 10, 2015, Richard Perkins said…

Thanks for the welcome Karen.


I hope to meet you at a future OBN event.




At 9:09am on September 27, 2014, Neil Massey said…

Hi Karen, I remember our 1st meeting a couple of weeks ago.

Business is good following our launch and press and local advertising is ongoing.

Thanks for the welcome.






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