Archive for October, 2009

October 31st, 2009

Multimillion boost for ENWORKS to increase business efficiency

EnvironmentENWORKS, the Northwest environmental business support service, has received approval for a £9.9 million investment to extend its existing service and continue to offer specialist support…

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October 30th, 2009

Virgin Trains appoints Paul Furze-Waddock as new Business Development Director

paul-furze-waddock1Virgin Trains has appointed Paul Furze-Waddock as its new Business Development Director. Paul takes up his new job in the new year and his main focus will be future franchise bidding, including the West Coast franchise…

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October 30th, 2009

Minister backs Aerospace and Defence industry in the North West

Typhoon Final Assembly Facility - BAE Systems, WartonThe success and innovation of the aerospace and defence industries in the North West was praised today by Business Minister Ian Lucas on a visit to see BAE Systems’ state of the art plant at Warton…

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October 30th, 2009

New Business Directory for North Cheshire and Wirral

documentsA new business directory featuring more than 1,000 businesses in North Cheshire and Wirral has just been published…

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October 26th, 2009

Virgin delivers best ever train performance

Image: Virgin TrainsVirgin Trains’ West Coast rail franchise has just recorded its best ever train performance. In the four weeks ending 17 October 93.4 percent of trains arrived on time at their destination, beating the previous record of 91.3 percent in May 2006…

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October 26th, 2009

Vulnerable Groups Urged to Get the Swine Flu Jab

medicalNHS health leaders in the North West region have welcomed the news that the planning assumptions for the impact of swine flu in the UK have been revised. However they are urging people who are in “at risk” groups and NHS staff who are eligible to take up the offer of a swine flu jab to do so…

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October 23rd, 2009

MAS Services in the North West

Manufacturing Institute TurbineThe enhanced new Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) North West programme is designed to help SMEs grow and prosper in line with strategic requirements. MAS can help you boost innovation, reduce costs, increase productivity, leverage better value from your supply chain…

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October 23rd, 2009

Local crime figures and neighbourhood police details at the touch of a button

CrimeMapper websiteA new interactive national map giving the public access to local statistics and details on neighbourhood policing in their area was launched today by Home Office Minister David Hanson and National Policing Improvement Agency Deputy Chief Executive Steve Mortimore…

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October 23rd, 2009

Northern Regeneration Summit: Speech by Rosie Winterton

business-supportA transcript of the speech by Local Government Minister Rosie Winterton at the recent Northern Regeneration Summit held on 20 October 2009, is available to view, the speech talks about how to drive regeneration and economic growth…

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October 22nd, 2009

Nominees invited for the ‘Foundation Degree Forward’ Management Board

hefcelogo2‘Foundation Degree Forward’ is seeking to appoint up to five new members of its Management Board to replace members whose term of office has expired in 2009…

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