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Monday, 19 October 2009

Briefed: the latest news from the Chamber website

Chamber News: Chamber appoints new president
A Salford businessman and former cardiac scientist has been appointed as the new President of Greater Manchester Chamber. Dr Moneeb Awan (pictured), Managing Director of eSAY Mobile, officially took up his role at the Chamber's Annual General Meeting.

Ashton Market Hall has won the Greater Manchester Building of the Year Award for 2009.

An update on climate negotiations from PricewaterhouseCoopers sustainability and climate change team.

Stockport and Manchester-based HURST Accountants are playing host to this year’s practice management conference of the Association of British Independent Accounting Firms (ABIAF).

Member News: Paver Smith Manchester is on recruitment trail
Paver Smith is on the recruitment trail for its Manchester office. Liverpool's biggest PR agency, which announced its entry into the city earlier this year, is staffing up after a string of new business wins in Manchester.

Member News: ROK on campus for £2.5m university refurbishment project
Bolton builder Rok has completed a £2.5million project to create innovative study and social facilities for University of Salford students on behalf of Campus Living Villages.

Nearly two thirds (64%) of people in the North West do not trust that pensions are a reliable way of saving for their retirement, according to research commissioned by PwC.

The Association of Greater Manchester Authorities; AGMA, launch their new website this week. http://www.agma.gov.uk/

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics today show that Greater Manchester experienced a monthly increase in jobseeker’s allowance claimants of 1.2% to 82,591 in September 2009

Spinningfields is taking to the ice again this Christmas as it gears up to host one of Manchester's most popular festive attractions.

Transport leaders in Greater Manchester are taking steps to tackle the severe overcrowding being experienced on the Rochdale and Huddersfield rail lines.

Fanatic magazine is launching its men's lifestyle magazine featuring the latest in sports, music, cars, gadget, and films in the North West. As it is being launched in the North West, the publishers are cutting the price of advertising down for members.

Running fanatics at Engineering & Manufacturing recruitment specialist's Kinetic plc have won the Medium Business category at the ‘2009 BUPA 10K Great Yorkshire Business Run'. More importantly, their efforts raised a fund of £1,300 to provide financial support for Leighton Jones who has complications following his 3rd Kidney transplant in March 2009.

Government is faced with a conundrum – how to deal with even more debt at a time when needs are rising, with the economic downturn resulting in greater numbers of unemployed and disadvantaged people needing state assistance

Fine Lady Bakeries, a family owned company based in Banbury in Oxfordshire, has selected Central Park in Newton Heath, east Manchester as its preferred location for its northern base.

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