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Monday, 24 August 2009

Briefed: the latest news from the Chamber website

Northwest shows off its full potential as PRide 2009 produces record-equalling entries
PR professional across the North West are continuing to shine despite the credit crunch as this year's PRide Awards get set to be the biggest yet.

Bentleys Chartered Accountants are advising that only a few months after HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) announced it would start contacting taxpayers by text to discuss their tax affairs, a warning has been issued regarding electronic communications from bogus organisations which offer to refund overpaid tax directly into the recipient's bank account, if they provide the details.

HMRC is writing to half a million companies and tax agents this month, to alert them to important changes to Corporation Tax (CT) filing.

Greater Manchester businesses to get share of £600,000 'creative credits'
The UK's innovation body NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts), will be piloting a world-first programme in Greater Manchester offering small businesses creative support to help them to become more profitable.

Alistair Darling was quizzed by Manchester business leaders during a private meeting requested by the Chancellor at Greater Manchester Chamber on Friday.

Commenting on today's A-level results Chris Fletcher, Deputy Chief Executive and Policy Director at Greater Manchester Chamber, said: "Firstly congratulations to all the students who have been successful with their studies.

Member News: Cuckoo Design pockets two new business wins
Manchester design agency, Cuckoo Design, is flying high once again as it picks up another two new clients, GGR Group and London Remade

Chamber members are being given the chance to try front page Google for free by fellow member 1 Click Marketing.

BSM are offering 15% off driving lessons to Chamber members and their employees.

O2 in Bury is ten years old - and is marking the special birthday with a week of celebrations at its Dumers Lane site.

Member News: Major Japanese company announces Northwest research collaboration
Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd, a Japan based manufacturer, has selected Professor Paul O'Brien and his research team in the School of Chemistry at the University of Manchester to form a research collaboration, with help from the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA).

Celebrating its second successful year the British Business Awards recognise and reward people who are building businesses and brands in China through innovation, enterprise and endeavour.

A key measure of inflation has unexpectedly remained at 1.8%. Economists had expected the Consumer Prices Index to drop to 1.5% last month.

Solicitors from Beachcroft have teamed up with the charity Lifeshare, to help homeless people in Manchester improve their computer skills and increase their chances of getting back into work.

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