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Monday, 20 July 2009

Briefed: the latest news from the Chamber website

Wigan Business Awards - nominations deadline approaching!
The nominations deadline for this year's Wigan Business Awards is approaching... Last year, Angela Lucas (pictured right) of Holiday Getaway, based on Hallgate in Wigan town centre, won the Entrepreneur of the Year Award and this year has seen her business go from strength to strength.

Member News: PushON scoops major award
Manchester-based online marketing agency PushON is celebrating its win of ‘Best Use of Search' at this year's eagerly anticipated Big Chip Awards, which recognises digital excellence and new media outside London.

Unemployment in Greater Manchester has decreased slightly, according to figures released by the ONS...

Local firms are invited to find out about potential trading opportunities at a business networking event being organised by Greater Manchester Chamber in conjunction with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) .

Manchester City Council has appointed Smyth Harper, currently Acting Deputy Director of Communications at Greater Manchester Police (GMP), as Head of Media.

The first of Metrolink's brand new trams has arrived at the Manchester Queen's Road depot after a marathon journey from the manufacturing site in Vienna.

Companies and organisations throughout the UK are being urged to celebrate the importance of excellent customer service by taking part in National Customer Service Week - 5-11 October.

This booklet from the Department of Health explains how businesses can help reduce the spread of flu. it provides information to allow businesses to assess the types of measures that may be used in their particular occupational setting.

Chamber News: Cash in on energy savings with interest free loans
Smaller businesses can now take advantage of zero interest loans for energy efficiency thanks to changes announced by the Carbon Trust - helping more organisations to improve energy efficiency, cut energy bills and survive the recession.

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