This blogs presents the unfurling corporate history of Irlam and Cadishead. In a way it is a vague and amateurish homage to the film and book Robinson in Space (in which Irlam and Cadishead get a brief mention). The method is simple. Whilst acknowledging the towns' rich personal and sporting heritage, this blogs aims to provide commentary on the industrial development of Irlam and Cadishead's economic identity in a complex global world. Comments are much appreciated.
An Irlam-based business selling high definition TV cables, which has been trading for just 18 months, won the Business of the Year Award at the inaugural Salford Business Awards. Chris Pinder and Lianne Price were aged just 21 and 23 respectively when they set up HD Cables from a room in their flat 18 months ago. It now turns over £130,000. “For us to have won the premium award of the evening, being such a small operation, is great motivation. This is a real confidence boost,” said Pinder. Other winners were: robotic automation company RTS Flexible Systems (Innovation Award); mobile software business Esay (Technology Award); industrial filter bags manufacturer Allied Filter Systems (International Trade Award); recruitment company Linda Taylors (Service Excellence Award); meat producer Andrews Continental Delicacies (Entrepreneur Award); Salford City Reds (Community Award) and Salford Quays Laundry and Dry Cleaning (Green Award).