Archive for March, 2010

March 31st, 2010

New Tourism Commission calls on industry to shape the debate

paperA new, independent committee with the aim of boosting the region’s visitor economy is calling on tourism businesses and professionals to help shape the agenda for tourism in the Northwest…

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March 31st, 2010

£100 Million Northwest Urban Investment Fund now seeking interested partners

nwda_colourThe European Investment Bank (EIB) with support from the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) is today (31st March 2010) launching a Call for Expressions of Interest…

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March 31st, 2010

The Higher Education Sector in the NW – Fighting recession and supporting recovery report (2010)

nwualogo2NWUA has produced this report to highlight the ways in which North West HEIs have supported businesses and individuals affected by the economic recession and to underscore the extremely important role of the sector in driving sustained economic recovery…

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March 30th, 2010

Blackpool’s landmark attractions set to benefit from £38.9 million investment

blackpoolTwo of Blackpool’s most iconic visitor attractions, Blackpool Tower and the Winter Gardens complex, are to get a major facelift and redevelopment as part of a groundbreaking £38.9 million project, joint Communities and Business Minister Rosie Winterton announced today…

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March 30th, 2010

Business minister visits Vauxhall car plant at Ellesmere Port

news-imageThe Business Minister Ian Lucas saw first hand yesterday the efficiency of Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant as he toured the production line which makes the Astra….

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March 29th, 2010

Merseytravel Announced as Latest Sponsor of Liverpool Pavilion

Merseytravel Announced as Latest Sponsor of Liverpool PavilionMerseytravel has signed up to be a main sponsor of the Liverpool Pavilion at the World Expo in Shanghai…

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March 29th, 2010

NWDA aims to make super-fast broadband a reality for the Northwest

high speed broadbandThe Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) has launched a consultation to seek feedback on a proposed strategy for making Next Generation Access (NGA) broadband a reality in the Northwest..

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March 29th, 2010

Chester Renaissance Chairman steps aside

ChesterShane Flynn, Chairman of Chester Renaissance and former Chief Executive of MBNA Europe in Chester has announced that he will step aside later this year…

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March 29th, 2010

Major European event comes to Manchester

manchester-cityscapeInnovation will be the focus of a two-day European conference heading for Manchester Central in December this year which will un-lock the requirements and open the door to projects seeking a share of a €355m European Programme…

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March 27th, 2010

Rugby on the rails with Virgin Trains and Warrington Wolves

Rugby on the rails with Virgin Trains and Warrington WolvesWarrington Bank Quay railway station was the venue today as Virgin Trains helped Warrington Wolves Rugby League team launch its quest to retain the Carnegie Challenge Cup for a second year…

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