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Tuesday, 1 December 2009

BRIEFED: The latest news from the Chamber website

Member News: PwC appoints property specialist in Manchester
Jonathan Haigh has joined PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) as a senior manager in the business recovery services real estate team.Based in the Manchester office, his role is to devise and execute real estate strategies in turnaround and insolvency situations and to develop PwC's wider real estate practice.

Fresh Group - the creative communications agency - has topped another record-breaking year after being crowned at the inaugural Marketing Industry Network Awards 2009.
The awards - hosted by the Marketing Industry Network and supported by The Drum - were established to identify the best media, marketing and communication agencies and teams across the UK.

Stockport College Marketing Wins Multiple Industry Accolades
The Marketing department at Stockport College has swept the board at major national and regional industry awards recently by winning top gongs at the CIPR PRide Awards in Manchester and the FE First Awards in Coventry on the 18th and 23rd November. The department beat hundreds of top agencies within the PR and Marketing industry, and was judged as having some of the best marketing and communications campaigns and collateral in the UK Further Education sector.

Chamber Team Wins International Trade Award
Greater Manchester Chamber's International Trade Team have come top in the British Chambers of Commerce Awards.The team have now won the award for Excellence in International Trade Services for the third year running.

Waste management the subject of Chamber construction & engineering seminar
Waste management and its implications for local construction firms will be the next subject in a series of sector-specific seminars, being organised by Greater Manchester Chamber and Pinsent Masons on the 9 December.The event entitled "Brass in Muck - How waste management became sexy" will give local construction and engineering firms the chance to learn about the burgeoning waste management sector and its implications for their industry.

Cityco appoints new Chief Executive
Cityco announced today that Vaughan Allen (42), currently chief executive of Urbis, has been appointed chief executive of Cityco, Manchester's city centre management company.

Manchester City Council sign First Street Development Agreement
Manchester City Council's Executive has approved the final development agreement between Ask Property Developments and Manchester City Council for the First Street project. This gateway site is located on the southern edge of the city. Totalling 20 acres, First Street acts as a vital link between Manchester's central business district and the Oxford Road Corridor.

Member News: Local Company Provides Vehicle Access Steps For Delivery Giant City Link
Bolton-based Ladderstore has recently fulfilled a major contract to provide 45 bespoke Mobile Double Decker Vehicle Access Steps to City Link, the UK’s leading Premium Express Delivery Company.

Cross City Bus Transport Scheme
Cross city bus is one of fifteen transport schemes announced by AGMA in May. It is part of the Greater Manchester Transport Fund and an investment programme of £1.5 billion, incorporating prioritised transport schemes, based on delivering the maximum economic benefit to Greater Manchester.

Member News: 24/7 Uptime offer offsite data backup at less than £1 per Gb
No business can operate without data - contracts, sales records, proposals, accounting records, business contacts and emails, etc. Yet many small businesses only take occasional data backups, don't store their backups safely or don't backup at all!

Business Finance Solutions wins share of Barclays enterprise fund
Manchester based Business Finance Solutions have been awarded a £30,000 grant to help improve its services to small businesses. The company provides loans and support to companies that struggle to raise conventional bank finance, and was one of only five UK non-profit lenders to be awarded a share of the funds.

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