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Monday, 10 August 2009

Briefed: the latest news from the Chamber website

Kings of Lancashire event - Thursday 17th September
The Professional Footballers' Association brings together the Kings of Lancashire in this exclusive Premiership preview.

Former Regional Director of Government Office North West (GONW), Keith Barnes has been appointed as the University of Salford's Executive Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Partnerships and Development).

Organisations should consider acting now to renew their electricity contract or risk falling victim to peak prices this autumn, warns Salford-based energy management business ENER-G

Manchester-based Videoadz.co.uk has just launched a new website tool that can help increase online conversion rates by 300%.

Commenting on today's decision by the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee, Ilona Krohn, Principal Economic Advisor at Greater Manchester Chamber, said: "We welcome the MPC's decision to increase quantitative easing (QE) by £50 billion...

Pathfinder, an innovative new service set up by Corridor Manchester to help people living in the Oxford Road area of the city progress into work, has got off to a flying start with 75 people already signed up to service.

For the 5th year running Cathay Pacific is launching the Cathay Pacific China Business Awards 2009 aiming to honour UK enterprises that have capitalised on opportunities and operate successfully in Hong Kong and the People's Republic of China.

This is a unique opportunity for businesses to get their message to the highest levels of government offering a real chance for government reform and meaningful reduction in international trade red tape.

Matmi's latest online viral game promoting Cancer Research UK's Run 10k events has been played over 2 million times in its first month.

National commercial law firm, Beachcroft LLP, today announced a major appointment to lead its new Health Advisory Service, with Professor Sir Ian Kennedy set to join Beachcroft as a consultant.

A total of 25 colleges and training providers across the North West are to get extra Government funding for training to help people, who have lost their jobs or are facing redundancy, back into work.

Greater Manchester Integrated Transport Authority (GMITA) is investing £2 million on major overhauls of the St Peter's Square and Piccadilly Gardens stops - two of the most heavily used on the network - to make sure even more people can use them.

Greater Manchester could have a cleaner, greener future ahead following a £29 million bid to become the country's first 'sustainable travel city'.

Win your workmates a day off in Blackpool
visitBlackpool are offering one business from the North West the opportunity to spend a VIP day in the famous resort, travelling there in style by vintage bus with a return by rail.
Following the success of the first Taster Event for the LEAD Programme at the University of Salford a second event is scheduled to take place on the 18th August 2009.

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