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Evening Language Classes

Enrolment is now open for our evening language classes to start in September.

French and Spanish classes to all levels from beginners to ‘A’ level. (German on request)

Learners will use our state-of-the-art multimedia language suite and have access to their own personal Virtual Learning Environment.

Discounts for Tameside/Oldham employees

There has never been a better time or place to learn a language!



Added by Gary Stroker on August 20, 2014 at 13:12 — No Comments

please help it might win you a pair of man u v hull tickets

Trying to do some market research through survey monkey. Survey Monkey is very easy to access, simple to complete and there are just 6 questions.

If you use same day couriers please take a couple of minutes to complete our survey, one lucky person will win a pair of home tickets for Man U v Hull 29th September.


Thanks guys,


Added by Luci Devenport on August 15, 2014 at 23:21 — 4 Comments

Chance to win United Tickets

Use a same day courier service? for your chance to win United v Hull tickets Nov 29th 2014, please complete this short survey (6 questions) Thank you

Added by Jay Stewart on August 14, 2014 at 19:52 — No Comments

Looking forward to being part of OBN .. thank you

Many thanks for the welcome Micheal and hello to the rest of the members of OBN i look forward to corresponding and hopefully working with many of you in the future.

As i have said in my previous post our office's in Oldham are not available for 6 weeks but i would like to arrange a meet and greet where we can sit don and have a nice cup of coffee with our current customers as well as potential ones to introduce ourselves explain about our exciting new services and to see how…


Added by Jay Stewart on August 10, 2014 at 19:31 — No Comments

Saturday night and i should be in the pub!!

Working on a Saturday night!

Since joining 1st-Logistics Limited as Operations manager 4 years ago i have undertaken every job for this company, from invoices to sales from driving to loading.

To get to know more about the business i have registered with agencies or worked for major courier companies as a driver,operations clerk, transport planner,night sorter,box maker, vehicle unloader .. you name it and if it is involved with logistics then i have done it.



Added by Jay Stewart on August 9, 2014 at 23:43 — No Comments


Hi All.

Thanks for accepting me on the OBN.

1st Logistics has branched out into the same day delivery market. We have over 20 years experience in the transport industry supporting national overnight carriers with service delivery and our aim is to provide the most cost effective, reliable and professional service in the country reducing current delivery costs by up to 20%.

With long term links to Oldham, where better to launch our exciting new company 'The Courier…


Added by Luci Devenport on August 3, 2014 at 23:58 — No Comments

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 — 1 Comment

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 — 1 Comment

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 — 3 Comments

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

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