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Monday, 28 September 2009

Briefed: the latest news from the Chamber website

Countdown to Wigan Business Awards: Family Business of the Year
The countdown to the biggest night in the Wigan business calendar has begun and in the run up to the Wigan Business Awards on Friday 20th November, we will be taking a weekly look at each of the nominees across the nine categories. This week, the Family Business of the Year Award...

Member News: Pinsent Masons continues innovative approach to litigation
Law Firm and Chamber Member Pinsent Masons has announced the launch of its bespoke "after the event" insurance scheme, CaseCover, managing the downside risk for clients.

Member News: ENER-G’s triple Baltic success
Sustainable power company ENER-G has landed a hat-trick of landfill generation contracts in the Baltic state of Lithuania - supplying enough renewable electricity to power 5,500 homes.

Chamber launches business manifesto
Transport and digital infrastructure, business finance and employment and skills issues form the backbone of Greater Manchester Chamber's Business Manifesto launched today to coincide with our activity at the Party Conferences.

Member News: Some pension auto-enrolment requirements relaxed but complexity and cost added
In response to employer concerns, the highly-prescriptive requirements laid out in previous proposals for how employers must comply with the pension auto-enrolment regime from 2012 have been substantially relaxed.

Chamber News: Pinsent Masons and Chamber team up to offer Free Legal Seminar Construction firms
Local Construction firms will be able to hear about new and impending legislation affecting their sector at a FREE seminar being organised by Pinsent Masons LLP and Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce. The event will be at Pinsent Masons’ Offices in Spinningfields Manchester, on 8 October, 4.30pm – 7pm.

55% of Manchester businesses “Make do and mend” with old, power-guzzling equipment
Greater Manchester businesses are being forced to “make do and mend” with old, inefficient equipment, as over half (51%), don’t have the cash to upgrade it. Over half of small and medium-sized businesses in the area (55%) wait until their equipment breaks down completely before replacing it.

Joy Division and John Peel celebrated in Rochdale with 'blue plaques'
Rochdale’s musical heritage has been officially put on the map with two new blue plaques celebrating the lives of legends involved in the local scene.

Government urged to support investment in Manchester’s rail hub
Investment in the rail network around central Manchester is crucial to unlocking the economic potential of the north of England for generations to come.

Member News: Tangerine PR signs up with Manchester United soccer schools for another season
The transfer window may now be closed, but that hasn't stopped Manchester United Soccer Schools from signing up Tangerine PR for another season, following a highly successful project throughout the summer.

Member News: Bury Company Leads WiFi Revolution in Rail Safety
Bury based rail safety specialist, Rowe Hankins, a supplier of on-train monitoring and recording units (OTMR’s) – commonly known as black box recorders – has started a long term trial of the first Wi-Fi enabled unit on the UK rail network.

Member News: Could the Sandex systems online payment solution be the answer to bad debtors
Creditors, collections agencies and debt buyers have increasingly witnessed the trend in people ignoring calls and not returning messages.

Member News: It's a shore thing for Manchester PR firm in Jersey
Manchester based PR & marketing firm, Signature Marketing, has been appointed to launch a new PR and marketing campaign this autumn for the contemporary Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Jersey, which will target the UK and Irish travel markets.

Major names headline Climate Clinic at CUBE
Economist Lord Nicholas Stern, Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP and Journalist Rosie Boycott will all be speaking at this year's ‘Climate Clinic' to be held at CUBE

New partnership to provide flexible learning for managers
A new partnership has been formed to provide innovative, flexible, work-based learning programmes to upskill and inspire employees.

Generations at Work – Knowledge Seminar
For the first time ever, four generations are working side by side in the office: the Traditionals, the Baby Boomers, Generation X, and the Millenials. But what are the needs of such a diverse workforce? And how do you design an office or workspace that satisfies everyone and spans four generations?

Sir Howard Bernstein helps Cargill celebrate site success in Manchester
Cargill employees at Trafford Park held a celebration to mark the one millionth tonne of wheat processed at the plant.

Warrington breakfast briefing - changes to first aid regulations
Did you know that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will be changing the first aid at work guidelines from 1 October 2009? Do you know what it will mean to your business? Find out more at the Warrington Chamber of Commerce & Industry/St John Ambulance breakfast briefing.

Member News: iPhone technology provides real life application for Trafford College
Local digital media agency Tecmark Systems Ltd and a selection of students from Trafford College havejoined forces for 3 months to work on an Apple iPhone application development project. This will give Manchester's future developers and digital media experts a real hands-on head start.

Member News: Clough & Willis Solicitors Launch Free Weekly Legal Clinics
Clough & Willis - one the North West's leading mid-sized legal firms - is launching a series of free weekly legal clinics across all its departments servicing individuals and families from week commencing Monday 28th September 2009.

Chamber News: Four battle it out for Greater Manchester Building of the Year Prize
Four of Greater Manchester's latest landmarks are in the running to win a top local property prize...

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