Archive for January, 2010

January 31st, 2010

MWNW Annual Conference in Liverpool

migrant-workersMWNW will be holding their annual conference in Liverpool, at the Liverpool slavery museum on Friday 26 February. The event will be Chaired by Kevin Bocquet, keynote speaker will be Arlene McCarthy MEP…

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January 29th, 2010

Flood Recovery Grant offers top £570,000

rain-waterWith a flurry of applications received last week, the amount of offers made under the NWDA’s Flood Recovery Grant Scheme now stands at £572,206…

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January 28th, 2010

North West businesses prescribed recession hangover tonic

mas-reviewThe Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) North West is prescribing a recession hangover remedy for businesses still feeling the pain, or those seeking to put their profits and performance in better health…

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January 25th, 2010

Manchester unveils new 12 months free office space offer for business investors

Hello LaunchManchester is rolling out the red carpet to investors with a new ‘soft landing’ scheme offering free office space in serviced offices for 12 months, across the city region.

The new scheme, Hello Manchester, officially launched on 25 January, has been developed in partnership between the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA), MIDAS, and leading serviced office providers…

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January 25th, 2010

Procurement process commences for long term £184m VCLF for the Northwest

business-agreementThe Northwest Regional Development Agency on behalf of a new holding company Northwest Business Finance Ltd has today released the bidding documents to open up the competitive tender process for companies wishing to be part of one of the largest public sector Venture Capital and Loan Funds in Europe…

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January 25th, 2010

Praise for Virgin Trains’ staff at award-winning North West stations

Runcorn Station Manager Keith Millard accepts the award for Best Staffed StationStaff at two Virgin Trains’ stations have been praised for outstanding customer service by judges in the Cheshire Best Kept Stations awards. Announcing the awards for Crewe and Runcorn stations, John Hulme, organiser of the scheme, said…

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January 22nd, 2010

More help for North West’s traditional working class communities

communityCommunities Secretary John Denham has today extended a major drive to address the concerns of traditional working class communities – naming a further 49 neighbourhoods to be involved the programme and announcing £20m extra funding for next year…

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January 22nd, 2010

MAS NORTH WEST OFFERS ENHANCED SERVICE

packaging_automation_5s_500kb2The Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) has re-appointed The Manufacturing Institute to deliver a third phase of the flagship Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) North West programme to September 2013…

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January 22nd, 2010

Vote NOW for Halton’s Top Businesses!

halton_tourism_awards_logo_jpeg_2010resizeNearly 80 nominations have been received for the second annual Halton Business and Tourism Awards, organised jointly by Halton Chamber of Commerce and Runcorn and Widnes Tourism Business Network. Tourism finalists are currently being assessed by a panel of expert judges, but the business winners will be decided by public vote…

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January 20th, 2010

Digital Pathway Event

nwualogo2NWUA working in partnership with the Digital Communications Knowledge Transfer Network (DCKTN) and the regional hub of the DCKTN, InfoLab21 at Lancaster University has organised a high profile regional event ‘Digital Pathways’…

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