Active Energy Direct is a specialist broker providing low-cost energy deals to businesses, often securing unique savings from the big energy companies to pass on to clients. The company now employs 50 people and is still expanding – although Ben recalls the company’s very modest beginnings at Cariocca in Ardwick..
We may be in the digital camera age, there is still a strong worldwide demand for traditional camera film, which Professional Film Direct satisfies from its base at Cariocca Ardwick. The company also provides equipment for sale or hire to professional photographers and studios, along with a wide range of consumables. As the accommodation needs of the business have changed over the years, Cariocca has always been able to help.
From its hub at Cariocca in Ardwick, RW Bespoke Events is the name behind event catering at prestigious venues like Arley Hall Gardens, Ness Botanic Gardens and at the Cheshire Show. Sister company Mosaic Hospitality, which is run from the same office, provides the catering for the Escape Lounges in all three terminals at Manchester Airport. Kirsten and her two fellow directors have been based at Cariocca in Ardwick since 2004.
Now retired and his Traxz vehicle supply business closed, Jonathan Francis recalls a long and happy association with Cariocca in Miles Platting, saying that, “in all those years we never considered moving our business to any other location.”
Every electronic product starts as an idea and Wareworks specialise in turning those ideas into reality – by helping companies or individuals from across the UK to develop a new product, improving an existing one while reducing the cost or simply speeding up the design process so that new ideas get to market faster.
Started with just £300 savings in 2009, the Savoury Tooth company now employs eleven people at Cariocca Ardwick and still has vacancies for more. The team members have become a familiar sight around business premises in the local area, arriving on their bikes, trailers packed with delicious top-quality sandwiches and home-made soups.
Some businesses who started out at Cariocca have grown so much that even our large parks could no longer accommodate their needs for extra space. Bob Stapley moved on in 2011, but tells us he still has fond memories of his time in Cariocca Ardwick…