Archive for December, 2009

December 30th, 2009

FREE MAS Manufacturing Review

manufacturing-institute-turbine2The Manufacturing Advisory Service has helped thousands of North West companies boost innovation, reduce costs, increase productivity and significantly increase their profitability. Small and medium size North West manufacturers have access to a free manufacturing review* enabling them to spend time on-site…

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December 23rd, 2009

New arrival on the horizon at MediaCityUK

nwda_colourPeel Media, Salford City Council, Central Salford Urban Regeneration Company and the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) have taken the first step towards creating a specialist innovation and business support facility at the heart of MediaCityUK…

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December 22nd, 2009

Virgin Trains announces additional trains following Flyglobespan collapse

Image: Virgin TrainsVirgin Trains has announced the times of the additional trains on the London to Glasgow via Preston route over the Christmas and New Year holiday period, which will help passengers affected by the collapse of Scotland’s airline Flyglobespan…

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December 22nd, 2009

Lever Prize 2010 Awards Announcement

lever-awardsThe Chairman of the NWBLT, Paul Lee, will announce the Winner of the the 2010 Lever Prize and present the newly-commissioned 2010 trophy and a cheque for £10,000 to the winner. The shortlisted candidates for the 2010 Prize are FutureEverything 2010, Liverpool and Merseyside Theatre Trust, NOISE Festival and The Whitworth Art Gallery…

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December 18th, 2009

Teenagers take lead in green business with the Make it Enterprising Schools Challenge

darlansschoolpicTeenagers from Flintshire, Wrexham, Cheshire West and Chester took the lead in running their own green manufacturing businesses when they competed in the UPM Shotton Paper Make it Enterprising Schools Challenge on Tuesday 8 December…

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December 18th, 2009

Region to become low carbon economic area

EnvironmentA groundbreaking agreement between the 10 Greater Manchester local authorities and the Government will be signed today. The deal means that Greater Manchester will have more powers and responsibilities devolved from central government – ensuring the region has much more of a say in its own destiny…

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December 18th, 2009

Healey: Kickstart cash boost to get as many as 12,000 workers and apprentices back on site

housingHousing Minister John Healey today announced a further 265 stalled housing developments shortlisted for a share of up to £550 million to help get building work on over 22,400 homes back on track and support up to 12,000 jobs – including 1,000 apprentices…

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December 18th, 2009

Adonis looks to a high speed future

High speed rail The Government will set out its plans for the future of high speed rail in Britain in the Spring of 2010, Transport Secretary Andrew Adonis confirmed today as he saw the start of full service on Britain’s first high speed line…

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December 16th, 2009

Government grants worth £368,201 given to charities in the North West

communityIn total 39 charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises in the North West have today been awarded £368, 201 in grants between them to help provide vital services during the tough economic times…

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December 16th, 2009

Acas helps businesses avoid more than 2,000 employment tribunal claims

meetingAcas, the employment relations service, has helped businesses avoid more than 2,000 employment tribunal claims in just seven months since the introduction of the Pre-Claim Conciliation (PCC) service..

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