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Monday, 6 July 2009

Briefed: the latest news from the Chamber website

Timebank initiative expands
Marketing, PR and IT firms are adding their expertise to the pioneering Timebank initiative designed to help Manchester businesses successfully navigate the recession.

Local entrepreneur and star of Dragon's Den, Imran Hakim (pictured right) was invited to a Downing Street reception last week. Gordon Brown and business secretary Lord Mandelson played host to 150 of Britain's most innovative entrepreneurs from a range of sectors at the special event.

PZ Cussons launches international Innovation Centre in Salford
Leading personal wash company, PZ Cussons, officially unveiled its new, purpose-built £26million Innovation Centre in Agecroft, Salford on 1st July.

Key 103 and Magic 1152 are encouraging Greater Manchester Businesses to donate bags of second hand clothing to help to raise funds of its official charity Cash for Kids.

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) have launched a third programme to help the North West's R&D businesses target international markets, allowing them to develop global relationships and in turn secure future overseas investment in this vital sector.

Businessman Gerry Yeung, who runs the famous Yang Sing restaurant, is to be honoured by Manchester Metropolitan University.

BBC Radio Manchester is soon to launch a new business podcast from Tuesday 7th July.

October and November is the busiest time for electricity renewals and this surge in demand - when more than 50% of organisations renew contracts - usually causes prices to rise.
Chamber UtilitiesTM is advising members to start negotiations early to avoid falling victim to peak prices.
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