LCR weekly business news round-up: 09.02.2018

Here’s a quick round-up of some of the most important business stories for the Liverpool City region this week

Lord Mayor officially opens new £7 million fruit and veg market

Liverpool’s new fruit, vegetable and flower market in Gillmoss has been officially opened by Liverpool’s Lord Mayor. The new 80,000 square foot market, which will eventually include a café, has onsite parking and improved welfare facilities, has replaced the existing rundown building off Edge Lane in Old Swan.

Liverpool leads UK’s ultrafast broadband drive

Liverpool will be one of the first cities to benefit from proposals announced today by Openreach for a major acceleration of its ultrafast fibre broadband network.

Liverpool retains Purple Flag status for eighth year

Liverpool is celebrating securing prestigious Purple Flag status again – taking its reign in to an eighth successive year. Purple Flag is a town and city centre award – similar to the Blue Flag for beaches – which aims to raise the standard and broaden the appeal of town and city centres overnight.

Liverpool City Region’s Sci-Tech Daresbury enjoys another year of strong growth

ci-Tech Daresbury has marked another year of significant growth, having welcomed 30 new companies to the world class campus during 2017. It means that the campus is now home to 132 companies, with a strong pipeline of new enquiries already being received for 2018.

300 new jobs at Cheshire Oaks as owner plans 25 new shops and restaurants

Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet has started work on a £40m expansion that could create 300 jobs at 25 new shops and restaurants.