Northwest Business Files: Flooring Projects; Fabulous; Children’s planet; MU Foundation; Regional real estate solutions


Luxury vinyl flooring specialist Flooring Projects has opened its showroom with the launch of an extensive range, the widest in the region, it says.

The hard surface flooring specialist retailer now occupies a 2,000 square foot warehouse store and showroom-style design center in Trafford Park, a stone’s throw from the Trafford Centre.

Simon Norris, Founder and CEO, said: “We are delighted to finally bring our flooring project showroom to market and look forward to showcasing professional customers, as well as homeowners, our excellence in 360 degree project service for all flooring needs including design, supply and installation. Our extensive collection of on-trend flooring options allows us to complete our clients’ transformation journey and realize their dream project.

It is reported that the increasing focus on the development of residential buildings and growing demand for advanced healthcare facilities globally is expected to boost the demand for the product.

Simon added: “We have seen that the luxury vinyl flooring market has seen a surge in popularity now that more and more people are gleaning the benefits of using this material and what it can bring. .

“Flooring is often treated as an afterthought when it comes to kitchen renovations or moving into a new home, which can then leave customers regretting their choice of flooring. The lockdown has also forced people to look at their homes differently – whether to make changes or to give their home office a much-needed makeover.


The successful launch of Fabulosa, the home and lifestyle fragrance brand, in France leads him to celebrate sales of €100,000 and seek other retailer listings.

In just five months since Crewe-based Fabulosa launched in France through B&M stores, formerly known as Babou and part of the Liverpool-based discount retail group, more than 60,000 products have been sold across its main line of multi-purpose cleaning and laundry sprays, kitchen sprays, bathroom sprays, all-in-one sprays, foaming air fresheners, washing machine cleaners and laundry cleaners.

With the brand’s strong sales performance, Fabulosa believes there is huge potential in the French market and is looking for new retailer listings to expand its reach.

Adam Burnett, Fabulosa Group Marketing Director, said: “We are delighted with the positive reception from French customers for our highly effective products with their innovative flavors and attractive prices. France has the potential to become a strong market for us as we have demonstrated that there is an appetite for our products. New listings would also give us the opportunity to introduce our wider product range to the French market.

Created less than three years ago, Fabulosa has experienced a meteoric rise. First launched in the mature household cleaning category in 2019, Fabulosa quickly gained market share. He said he not only achieves a higher liquid volume share than all other liquid sanitizer brands, but the company has recently become the UK’s number one private label in the overall market. cleaning, in volume and value.


Kids Planet Training Academy

Knutsford-based Kids Planet Training Academy is partnering with Vocational Skills Solutions (VSS) to offer an internship program that supports sports coaches in the early years.

The academy is led by Gill Mason, head of training and development, who has been a champion in building a diverse workforce and actively recruiting men into early learning programs. childhood. Open to young people between the ages of 19 and 24 to prepare them for employment or an apprenticeship, the latest sports coaching internship offer is a 10-week program comprising at least 70 hours of internship in a company in addition to functional skills ( math and English) and essential digital skills (IT).

Gill Mason said: “Kids Planet is committed to recruiting more males in the early years. Building on the success of our academy’s early learning programs and our GMCA Male Early Years Project in partnership with the Institute of Paternity, we are now recruiting young people and adults to participate in a unique program of sports coaching internships.

“We have seen firsthand the positive impact of recruiting more men into sports coaching roles to support our nurseries, championed by existing male staff. Research clearly shows the importance of play, sport, exercise and learning outdoors for children, which has become even more pressing following the impact of lockdowns, and we are extremely pleased to embark on this internship in partnership with VSS.

Dave Mason, VSS Internship Program Tutor, who will help learners build essential soft skills and digital skills during their internship, said: “This is a unique sports coach training program. which equips learners with functional, digital and skill skills, and a combination of sports and childcare, breaking down barriers of gender stereotypes and opening doors for women and men into childcare children.


Former player Denis Irwin right, visited the initiative last year

The Manchester United Foundation has partnered with FareShare Greater Manchester to provide 400,000 meals to families in need this winter as part of its Santa’s Red Helpers Christmas appeal. The meals, equivalent to 170 tonnes of food, will be funded by a joint £100,000 donation from Manchester United Football Club and its charitable foundation, with fans also being asked to contribute.

The campaign marks the second year in a row that the Manchester United Foundation has partnered with FareShare GM, the local arm of the UK’s largest food charity which diverts food donations to frontline charities and schools.

John Shiels, chief executive of the Manchester United Foundation, said: “Last winter we saw a huge number of people in need of support in Greater Manchester and we don’t expect this year to be any different because the pandemic continues to cause severe pressure on society and the economy. We are delighted to see the United family come together again to support FareShare Greater Manchester – the work they do to help families in need is amazing and we hope our donation will help make Christmas special for the beneficiaries.

Miranda Kaunang, Head of Development at FareShare Greater Manchester, said: “We are extremely grateful for the continued support from Manchester United FC and the Foundation. Given the very difficult circumstances that many local families and individuals are facing this winter, it is vitally important that the communities we serve are supported as much as possible.

Over the past 18 months, the Manchester United Foundation has also developed positive relationships with the Manchester United Supporters’ Trust (MUST), the Red Army and the Manchester United Women Supporters’ Club (MUWSC), and these fan groups s will engage each with the Santa’s Red Helpers appeal this winter to make it a true solidarity effort.


poplar house

LMO Properties’ completion of the renovation of Poplar House, Ashley Road, Hale, from a single-let building into a high-specification multi-office managed business centre, with on-site parking, has attracted two new occupants.

Both suites were leased under abbreviated flexible leases to Eden Global Associates and Hive Mind Psychology.

Five suites have now been let last month, leaving just four available from 150sqft to 450sqft to accommodate 2-10 people from £640 a month all-inclusive.

Hale is a meeting place in south Manchester, close to the city center but with all the benefits of this popular village’s excellent amenities, shopping at the local butcher, Tesco and M&S as well as excellent independent retailers, plus a plethora of restaurants and cafes to choose from.

Daniel Lee, Director, Regional Property Solutions, which manages and leases LMO’s property portfolio, said: “The transformation of this boutique building into luxury office suites was certainly challenging as it was carried out during COVID when the restrictions made it difficult. allowed, so great to see its success with the occupants moving in.


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