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Monday, 23 November 2009

Briefed: the latest news from the Chamber website

Member News: Record Month for Palace Hotel
October was a record month for Manchester's Palace Hotel (pictured right).

Little Orchard Productions is holding a webvideo open day to help businesses access the fast growing world of social media.

The leadership of GMPTE has been confirmed on a more permanent basis, with the current Interim Chief Executive staying in place for at least two more years. Councillor Keith Whitmore, Chair of Greater Manchester Integrated Transport Authority (GMITA) made the announcement at today’s meeting of the Policy & Resources Committee.

Greater Manchester Chamber has criticised plans to scrap the trade credit insurance cover top-up scheme.

Paver Smith Manchester has sponsored city networking group Pro Manchester’s Business Booster Breakfast with Britain’s Sales Trainer of the Year, Andy Bounds, at King Street West eaterie Bem Brasil

A special Christmas tram will be running on the Metrolink network from Thursday 19 November. Greater Manchester Integrated Transport Authority (GMITA) has arranged for the specially decorated tram, featuring snowflakes, holly and presents along its sides, to run on the network until 5 January.

Trevor Millen has been added to the MIDAS team as Strategic Account Director, in a non-executive role, to bolster MIDAS’ work with existing investors throughout the Manchester City Region.

Bruntwood today announced the appointment of a new Marketing Director to head up its ambitious brand development and marketing programme. Kate Harrison, (40) is just completing a term as interim chief executive at Cityco, Manchester’s city centre management company.

Mason Williams has won a three-way pitch for Henkel UK - manufacturers of Sellotape, Loctite, Pritt Stick and UniBond.

“I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!” fans can get closer to their favourite jungle action than ever before with a new free-to-play, ad-supported online game by Matmi

Cost and Expense Solutions have announced the acquisition of Bury based, Expenses 4 Less.

RAW 2010 will bring together the region's top 350 entrepreneurs with 15 of the world's best speakers. Open and frank discussion and debate will challenge received opinion on the issues that matter.

Chamber News: Chamber gives its reaction to today's Queen's Speech

Greater Manchester Chamber have joined forces with chambers across the UK to add their full backing to the creation of a high speed rail (HSR) network in a report published by the British Chambers of Commerce.

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.

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