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Monday, 2 November 2009

Briefed: the latest news from the Chamber website

Member News: Top of the class for Salford
National commercial law firm Beachcroft LLP has been appointed as sole provider of employment law services to The University Of Salford. The five-year contract, which begins this month, was awarded to Beachcroft following a competitive tender process.

Member News: Matmi short listed for 2009 BIMA Awards
Matmi have been shortlisted for this year's BIMA Awards for the firm's first iPhone App.

Member News: Sale law firm warns public about the dangers of unregulated will writers
Sale based law firm Slater Heelis Collier Littler (SHCL) is highlighting the risks of using unregulated will writers as part of ‘Write a Will Week'.

Last Chance to attend the Liverpool Software City International event!
It is just over a week until Liverpool Software City International, held on the 5th November at the Liverpool Arena and Convention Centre and places are nearly full.

Chamber News: Anti – Competitive activity subject of next Chamber and Pinsent Masons legal briefing
Local Construction firms will be able to find out about the effects of the recent Office of Fair Trading (OFT) investigation into anti –competitive activities in the construction sector in the second in our series of legal updates being organised in partnership with Pinsent Masons LLP and Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.

Small firms can claim refund of "excessive" music fees, tribunal rules
Hospitality businesses are in line to save millions of pounds on licences to play music in public areas and could be entitled to refunds of fees that have already been paid.

Government support for small businesses must not be sacrificed in public spending cuts, says FPB
The Government must not sacrifice its support for small businesses as part of widely-anticipated spending cuts to plug the gap in public finances, the Forum of Private Business (FPB) is warning.

New bus connections launched
Transport bosses have launched a collection of new and improved bus services in Greater Manchester, providing new and easier connections across the county.

Member News: Craig Bellamy to host Charity Dinner at City of Manchester Stadium 7 December
Join Craig Bellamy, along with a host of stars from the world of entertainment and football including the Manchester City squad, at a gala dinner, to help raise funds for The Craig Bellamy Foundation.

Member News: Property market upswing boosts recovery hopes
Research published today by national commercial property consultancy, Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH), signals that the property market may be recovering from one of the sharpest downturns ever experienced.

£8million for National Indoor BMX Centre
The final £8million needed to build the National Indoor BMX Centre in Manchester has been invested by the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA).

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