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Monday, 7 September 2009

Briefed: the latest news from the Chamber website

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP reports turnover of £168m in the North
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), the market leading professional services firm, today announced turnover for the year ended June 2009 of £2.25 billion...

Member News: Beachcroft secures BHS/Arcadia employment contract
Commercial law firm Beachcroft has been appointed to provide legal services to BHS and Arcadia Group Limited, which owns the high street clothing retailers Burton, Dorothy Perkins, Evans, Miss Selfridge, Topman, Topshop, Wallis and Outfit.

It's Your Manchester: Consultation on Governance Arrangements
Under the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 Manchester City Council must review the way it is governed before the next local election; this will be in May 2010.

Engineering Apprenticeship vacancies for 16-19 year olds
GM Chamber has 25 vacancies for engineering and manufacturing apprenticeships in Manchester, Salford, Tameside and Oldham. It is urging young people who may have have just left school or college to consider doing an apprenticeship.

Member News: Pinsent Masons hosts Building Magazine's Phase One Event
Law firm and GM Chamber member Pinsent Masons hosted Building magazine's Phase One networking evening on Thursday 3rd September. The event took place at Pinsent Masons' Manchester office, situated right in the heart of the city's Spinningfields business district.

Member News: Sex and the City does charity chic for The Christie
On Friday 25th September, Carries, Samanthas, Mirandas, Charlottes and Mr Bigs from across the region will gather in all their finery at the Lowry Hotel, Manchester for the much anticipated Sex And The City Charity Ball (pictured below).

Member News: Ignite sessions fire business growth
Ambitious entrepreneurs and business owners in Manchester seeking to achieve major growth have a chance to adopt new approaches to leadership through a series of events being organised by Ignite Strategic Partners.

Member News: Manchester-based company expands with second location
An established trade park development in Oldham is providing the perfect opportunity for the continued expansion of a local firm.

Sustainabilitylive! Call for papers now open
Sustainabilitylive! organiser, Faversham House Group, has opened the call for papers for the 2010 conference and seminar programme.

Altrincham Metrolink line services running from Timperley
Metrolink passengers using the Altrincham line are advised that trams are now running every twelve minutes between the Timperley and St Peter's Square stops.

Member News: New Director to spearhead growth for Optima:RM
A flourishing cash flow management specialist has recruited a new sales director to build on their recent growth.

Member News: A glimpse into the future at MediaCityUK
MediaCityUK is seen as never before in a new short film unveiled by Peel Media.
‘Take Note' uses a mixture of video footage and animation to give a three-minute glimpse of what life could be like in Salford Quays from 2011.

Member News: HURST provides vital training to US accountants
US accountants needing training in international accounting standards called in the specialists - partners from North West accountants HURST.

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