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looking for work

Hi All


My son is still looking for some work over the summer, he is getting a little bit fed up now, which also means that it is going to start costing me money!!!!

He is willing to do anything, driving, warehousing, bar work, evenings, nights, literally anything.

He has a clean driving licence and is a willing worker, if someone is looking for an extra pair of hands even for a few days he (and I) would much appreciate the chance, doesn't help when a certain…


Added by Neil Cadd on July 24, 2014 at 13:03 — No Comments

Lemur Graphics Design and Print at a new level!

Newly formed Lemur Graphics are pleased to offer all OBN members 10% discount off their first order with us!

With over 20 years experience in the Print and Design Industry we offer the ultimate service your business needs- Our services include:

* Full Design Service

* All Printing needs from Business Cards through to Full Colour…


Added by Mark Dawson on July 15, 2014 at 22:47 — No Comments

Manchester gutters

Manchester Gutters are a new company forged out of an existing experienced roofing company. OLDHAM ROOFING COMPANY. We combine the freshness and ideas of a start up with the trust and reliability of a long established company.

That's not to say we're inexperienced! our staff have grown up with roofing and guttering in the blood and have been in the trade for decades

Qualified Roof and Guttering experts in Manchester

All of our staff are trained to the highest… Continue

Added by James on July 15, 2014 at 17:14 — No Comments

Eastern Pavilion Banqueting Hall open for business

Eastern Pavilion Banqueting Hall in the heart of Oldham has opened for business.

Eastern Pavilion interiorThe former car showroom – and Kwik Save, as Town Mayor Fida Hussain recalled – has been transformed into an elegant and spacious wedding and exhibition venue that caters for up to 1000 people.

This is a venue that Councillor Shoab Akhtar rightly pointed…


Added by M Ahmed on July 4, 2014 at 12:55 — No Comments

4 years on....

Well look at this....4 years ago 

"Owl Issue 1 - July 1 2010 

The sun has got his hat on in Oldham and is coming out to play!!! (Figuratively speaking of course, in our Owl optimistic way). Welcome to the first issue of OWL Business News. We intend to focus on the good news stories in the business community in and around Oldham and bring you tips and resources to help you achieve commercial success. We welcome your input, your feedback and your…


Added by Deborah Wroe on July 2, 2014 at 9:50 — No Comments

Calling all 1.5 million journal articles for free!

The Access to Research service is a new initiative to give free, walk-in access to a wide range of academic articles and research in public libraries across the UK.  Subjects include art, architecture, business, engineering, history, languages, politics, philosophy, mathematics and the sciences

All content provided is digital and can be accessed on library PCs via the search delivery service Summon.

The service is available at all 11 libraries in Oldham, find your nearest…


Added by Vickie Varley on July 1, 2014 at 16:16 — No Comments

New Clients directly from this site

Just for any doubters I have had 3 enquires directly from this site, and each one has turned into a new client for me 100% conversion rate so thank you

Should anyone else want a quote for any aspect of accountancy work whether it be self assessment, limited company and corporation tax returns, partnerships etc please get in contact with me

Added by Jennifer O'Callaghan on June 20, 2014 at 11:21 — 1 Comment

Pride of Tameside Business Awards 2014

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…


Added by Karen Sykes on June 9, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments

Brand New Oldham Service - Catering

We are delighted to announce that we are now taking bookings for events from Monday 7th of July onwards in the Oldham area. Offering excellent value for money catering on a small but Professional scale, from 10 to 50 guests, from sandwiches to delicious hot food. We cannot wait to hear from you about your next event and give you the best quote possible.

To contact us please send us a message by clicking above or feel free to leave us a comment below and we will…


Added by Hot Plate Catering Oldham on June 8, 2014 at 21:08 — No Comments

Student looking for work

Hi All


Just wondering if anyone knows if there is any work available to a 20 yr old student come the beginning of July.

Andrew my son is looking for some work during the summer, will consider anything that doesn't interupt his cricket i.e. not weekend days.


He has a clean driving licence and is willing to consider any type of work, bar staff, driving, labouring etc.


He is CRB checked and has been let down by a company who assured him he…


Added by Neil Cadd on May 24, 2014 at 12:08 — No Comments

6 Easy Ways To Make the Most of The Oldham Business Network

I joined the Oldham Business Network shortly after it was formed by David, Tom and Phil. There were only a handful of members. Fellow moderator, Ian Dunkerley, suggested that networking would be a great way for me to help grow my business and get to know other local business owners. He was right too. Networking has been a fantastic way for me to learn about business, get to know others, gain a credible reputation (debatable), increase connections and feel supported when working in…


Added by Andy Hall (Moderator) on May 3, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments

Driving Supply Chain Innovation - Free Event

The University of Manchester is pleased to announce that registration is now open for ‘Driving Supply Chain Innovation’ 2014.

This exciting one day event is an opportunity for high tech and innovative businesses to learn about opportunities within the Aerospace, Composites, Graphene and Nuclear industries.

The day will include examples of how businesses have benefitted from collaborating with the University and outline funding…


Added by Joanne Summers on April 24, 2014 at 11:44 — No Comments

Is your WordPress website safe from hackers?

Recently, a WordPress site I inherited fell victim to an attack by hackers. It's left me quite traumatised, so I did a bit of digging about to see what's the best way to stop this from happening in the first place. Then I started writing and it all just…


Added by Dom Wint on April 23, 2014 at 10:31 — 3 Comments

reliable builder

Hi, if your looking for a good, reliable, hard working builder then look no further, from home extensions to driveways, fitting a kitchen or bathroom, plastering the hall stairs and landing, block paving, wrought iron gates, plumbing, electrics, roofing and much more, 

We are very clean in our work and dont ask for any form of upfront payment, i personally dont drink or smoke as i am a keen runner, we will be their when we say we will, and most important of all is we are…


Added by Paul Moore on April 8, 2014 at 17:40 — No Comments

Tax Year End - Need an accountant

Hi - Tax year end is upon us - have you ever thought that employing an accountant could actually save you money rather than costing you - should you need an accountant or even look at changing accountants (this is an easy process and we do the bulk of it for you) then please contact me for an extremely competitive price for a friendly and relaxed approach to accounting

Added by Jennifer O'Callaghan on April 4, 2014 at 13:58 — No Comments


Coming soon is the most exquisite and lavish Wedding Hall EASTERN PAVILLION BANQUETING HALL (right in the heart of Oldham).

Our Halls provide over 1000 guests seating, ample car parking, Free Wifi, modernised bar area, live HD Streamining available world wide, full catering packages available.

Now taking bookings from July 2014. To avoid disappointment and for more info, please call 07949 177 392/07967382450

Added by M Ahmed on March 28, 2014 at 7:46 — No Comments


Do you have recurring dreams?

   Some people have them on a nightly basis. They always mean that there is an…


Added by Trish Kershaw on March 21, 2014 at 12:17 — No Comments

Open Day - "The Gallery Returns..."

You are all invited to join me to celebrate the relocation of my business - Go here - Open Day

I look forward to welcoming you! 

Added by Judith Gidney on March 20, 2014 at 12:02 — No Comments

What is a VA and what do they do?

I get asked a lot what is a VA and what do you do?

Well I’ll start with the first part of the question, A VA or virtual assistant is pretty much that, it’s an assistant that helps you with your everyday task but aren’t based in your actual office. A virtual assistant is generally based at home and assists you virtually through different medias; it could be contact through facebook, emails, Skype or through your site.

What a VA can offer varies dependant on that…


Added by Emma Nisbet on March 19, 2014 at 10:52 — 1 Comment

Health and Nutrition Case Study Example

Case Study - Health and Nutrition

Read this latest case study on a client who wanted to lose weight but did not appear to be eating enough. : …


Added by Trish Kershaw on March 4, 2014 at 12:32 — No Comments

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