Assura, the healthcare property investor and developer, has revealed continued growth as it revealed half year results. The Warrington-based company said profit before tax for the year to the end of September 2017, increased by 76 percent to £73.4m, up on £41.7m in 2016. Its rent roll improved 11.7 per cent to £ £83.14m, while it also achieved a 16 per cent increase in investment property to £1.6bn.
The corporate division of law firm Shoosmiths in Manchester is on track for a record year after advising on deals worth more than £300m in the last month. The team has completed on a number of high profile transactions across a range of sectors, including automotive engineering, real estate and telecoms. The national firm, which has a team of eight in Manchester, including three partners, Karen Procter, Tim Jackson-Smith and Andrew Millar, who joined the firm in September.
Lloyds Bank has relaunched a city centre branch with a coffee shop to tap into Manchester’s thriving community of entrepreneurs. The banking giant has spent an estimated £3m refurbishing the site on Market Street into what it hopes will be more than just a place where people can go to get a loan, adding a cool coffee bar and sleek community hub where customers, businesses and community groups can network.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".