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New masterplan announced for Stockport town centre west

The plan aims to build homes of all types and tenures across the area, along with a whole host of new features, such as a rediscovered urban riverside, new public spaces and 1,000,000 ft2 of mixed employment space. Cllr Elise Wilson, the Leader of Stockport Council, said: “Stockport Town Centre is undergoing a massive £1bn regeneration programme. The Council has already created a track record of delivery through major commercial and leisure projects like Stockport Exchange and Redrock.

A hybrid road trip

GM Business Connect recently took up the challenge to write a review of the new Lexus ES 300h Hybrid Saloon, kindly supplied by Lexus Stockport, part of the RRG Group. After driving the car for a week, Paul Mirage reported on the experience of owning the latest Lexus luxury saloon.

About the Car
“When I was asked to test drive the next generation Lexus ES 300h Hybrid Saloon, I wasn’t sure what to expect. On the one hand Hybrid vehicles tend to have a reputation for a distinct lack of performance,

Global software firm makes Stockport its UK home

Sydney-based shipping software provider SmartFreight has opened its first UK office, choosing Stockport as its base of operations throughout the UK and Ireland. GM Business Connect caught up with SmartFreight’s National Partnership Manager Jeff Francis, who is heading up the expansion.

Jeff Francis, SmartFreight

Jeff has lived in Stockport for more than 35 years and is keen to sing the town’s praises as the perfect choice for locating the new European headquarters. Jeff commented: “We’re very excited to be opening our first UK office in Stockport,