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Monday, 5 October 2009

Briefed: the latest news from the Chamber website

Sir Richard Branson voted Britain’s best ambassador of customer service
"People's champion" Sir Richard Branson is Britain's best ambassador of customer service, according to a poll of experts.

Chamber News - Business Confidence Improving
Business confidence has improved according to Greater Manchester Chamber's latest Quarterly Economic Survey.

Member News: PwC in Manchester appoints local government specialist
Ian Persechino has joined the Manchester office of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) as a director in the government and public sector team.

Your chance to comment on radical improvements to city centre bus services
Consultations over a major set of infrastructure improvements which will help to improve bus services through Manchester city centre are underway.

Member News: Pinsent Masons sponsor Chance to Shine tournament day at Lord's
Law firm and GM Chamber member Pinsent Masons, a gold level supporter of the Chance to shine initiative, has sponsored a cricket tournament for 60 children from six UK schools at Lord's Cricket Ground in London.

Have you applied for 'Queen's Award for Enterprise 2010' yet?
The prestige and recognition that a Queen's Award brings can be priceless. But there are also more realisable business benefits that can give you the edge in the current climate. In fact, 80% of past winners have found their Award to be of sound commercial value.

Tangerine PR helps transform communities with Dulux Trade
Tangerine PR has launched a special project with its retained client, industry-leading paint manufacturer, Dulux Trade, to transform the surroundings of people living in social housing communities.

Member News: An innovative solution for affiliates from Manchester-based ProfitBite
ProfitBite is an innovative new solution which enables web publishers (bloggers, forum owners, webmasters etc.) to generate revenue from their sites whilst removing the need to waste valuable time administering affiliate campaigns.

Member News: Pinsent Mason advises Heywood Williams Group
International law firm and GM Chamber Member Pinsent Masons has advised Heywood Williams Group PLC, the fully listed distributor of branded building products, on an agreement with its UK banking syndicate on the terms of a proposed debt and share capital restructuring, including a de-listing, a proposed Takeover Code rule 9 waiver and related party transaction.

Member News: Cuckoo Design unveils Salford Diocese's heavenly new look
Manchester design agency, Cuckoo Design, is on cloud nine as it unveils a fresh new logo for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Salford.

British banks to lead the way on G20 bonus reforms
The UK's top five banks have committed to leading the way in implementing reforms to bank remuneration agreed by the G20 in Pittsburgh, Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling announced today.

Chamber News: Tickets still available for Building and Development Annual Dinner
Tickets are still available for the Greater Manchester Chamber Building and Development Section Annual Dinner, which is being held at the Manchester Hilton Deansgate on 15 October.

Member News: Regus Free Business Networking event in Manchester 13 Ocober 4.30 - 7.30pm
Chamber member Regus is holding a networking event at its Manchester Peter House business centre on 13 Ocotber from 4.30 - 7.30pm.

Member News: Discount stores offer huge opportunities for consumers, FMCG companies and investors
According to new research from PwC, the discount segment of retail, which includes Poundland, Poundstretcher, 99p Stores and Wilkinson, offers important and growing potential to consumers, investors and FMCG brands.

Manchester Welcomes Conservative Party Conference
Manchester is looking forward to hosting the Conservative Party Annual Conference 2009, building on the city’s growing reputation as an international conference venue.

Conservative Party Conference road closures
The Conservative Party Conference begins at Manchester Central next Monday (5 October) until Thursday (8 October). To accommodate the event there will be a limited number of road closures in the area around the venue.

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.

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