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Monday, 16 November 2009

Briefed: the latest news from the Chamber website

Member News: OZ Promotions to lend festive hand for Manchester Christmas Campaign!
OZ Promotions have been tasked with promoting this year's Christmas campaign on behalf of the city of Manchester. The 2009 campaign is based on the theme of 'See what Manchester's made of' and is led by a number of city partners including Cityco, Manchester City Council, Marketing Manchester and GMPTE.

Ambitious plans that will see Manchester aiming to become a world leader in tackling climate change are being considered next week by Manchester City Council.

Law firm and GM Chamber member Pinsent Masons has further consolidated its position as the market leader for construction in the North West, by retaining its number one ranking in the latest Chambers & Partners Legal Directory.

Member News: GGR Group launches new website with the help of Cuckoo Design
GGR Group has enlisted the support of Cuckoo Design to create a new website to bring the six divisions of the company together online. The web design and development team at Cuckoo has created an easy to navigate site with one unified and consistent look for the construction equipment specialist.

With the Christmas party season just around the corner, the annual headache of how employees may behave at the office get together will start to raise its head for companies of all sizes across the region. So Clough and Willis is staging a seminar on Thursday 19th November 2009

Manchester web development agency CTI have developed a new website on behalf of international consulting firm Sensei. Sensei are specialists and authorities in the field of leadership development and change management and required a website which conveyed these very same values.

Unemployment has decreased across Greater Manchester, according to figures released by the ONS.

Manchester's coolest bar will open this Thursday (12th) alongside one of Manchester's most popular festive attractions, the Christmas ice rink at Spinningfields.

Leading Manchester-based PR agency, Tangerine PR, has taken a major step in its stated intention of grabbing the embattled 'space' that is social media, by acquiring Juice Digital.

A £146,191 Grant for Research and Development has been awarded by the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) to Reaxa Limited based in Blackley, Manchester.

Manchester has unveiled a comprehensive £600,000 Christmas marketing campaign which includes 48 sheet posters, press and radio advertising, a specially designed city centre map, an interactive website and, a TV commercial that will air on ITV 1 on 12 November to tie in with the City’s Christmas light switch-on.

NoChintz are showcasing the winner of the Box Project, a northwest wide design competition held over the summer and organised by NoChintz, at the former Nicky Oliver salon at Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester, Courtesy of Argent group PLC from Wednesday 11 November until Friday 4 December.

Even ups and downs of the past year couldn't stop 300 of the great and good from Greater Manchester's Construction Sector, attending the Chamber's Building and Development Annual Dinner (pictured below) at the Hilton Manchester on 15 October...

CTI has helped Best4Amtico launch their brand new online store.

Member News: Another award for Clarke Nicklin
South Manchester based accountants Clarke Nicklin have picked up another award this month as office manager Margaret Meynell received the Supervisor of the Year award from Damar Training.

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) analysis of recent national corporate insolvency statistics found that the number of corporate insolvencies in quarter three of 2009 has shown a decrease of 7.2% in overall numbers since the last quarter, however the numbers are still an 11 % increase on the same quarter of last year and remain at a ten-year high.

South Manchester law firm Slater Heelis Collier Littler (SHCL) has announced two significant appointments at partner level in the corporate and employment departments . The appointments mark another step towards establishing SHCL as one of the North West’s leading innovative full-service law firms.

Police Mutual, the UK's largest affinity friendly society, has appointed leading Manchester design agency, Cuckoo Design, to spearhead a major review of its online presence.

Four Manchester-based specialists in high-tech strategic marketing and communication have formed an alliance named M460 to boost the marketability of the region's technology companies and help them compete more effectively for business.

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