Archive for October, 2010

October 29th, 2010

Visit Chester & Cheshire awarded prestigious Investors in People silver

dsc_0581Destination management organisation Visit Chester & Cheshire were last week officially presented with their Investors in People (IiP) Silver award, making it one of just 254 organisations in the UK to have received the accolade…

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October 29th, 2010

NWDA response to Local Growth White Paper & creation of LEPs

nwda_colour2In response to the Government’s Local Growth White Paper and the creation of LEPs, Robert Hough, Chairman of the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA), said…

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October 28th, 2010

Travel advice for final M56 bridge scheme closure

MotorwayFootball fans heading in and out of Manchester on Saturday are being reminded to add a little bit of extra time to journeys – with a closure of the M56 in place all weekend for the completion of the new Bowdon View Bridge…

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October 28th, 2010

Ministers announce the first wave of successful partnerships

news-imageProposals for twenty-four local enterprise partnerships were given the green light by Government today, in a landmark move that will see local business and civic leaders working together to drive sustainable economic growth and create new jobs in their communities…

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October 27th, 2010

Lab design makes a big difference for nanotechnology firm

SOG Ltd Project Manager Charles DaviesA leading nanotechnology company is extending its operations to Runcorn after the specialist team at The Heath Business and Technical Park created a bespoke on-site laboratory and production facility…

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October 26th, 2010

RIBA President honours launch of Liverpool’s Integrated City exhibition

news-imageOn the evening of Thursday 28 October Ruth Reed, President of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), will formally open the ‘Do It Yourself Integrated City’ (DIYIC) exhibition in Liverpool…

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October 25th, 2010

Conferences net £573m for Manchester

boardroom_istock_000002724109xsmallThe figure represents the income to businesses in Greater Manchester from the 4.2m delegates that came to the city and the 56,900 business events they were attending…

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October 25th, 2010

Road works information – Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire and South Lancashire

MotorwayRoad works information for Highways Agency roads in Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire and South Lancashire – 7 days beginning Monday 25th October 2010…

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October 22nd, 2010

Walter Menzies recognised for Lifetime Achievement Award

walter_menzies_2WALTER MENZIES, former chief executive of the Mersey Basin Campaign, was surprised with an award of special recognition for Lifetime Achievement at the prestigious Northwest Business Environment Awards ceremony last week.

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October 22nd, 2010

Mersey Gateway Project gets funding approval from Spending Review

mg_from_wiggChancellor George Osborne MP confirmed the government’s commitment to the Mersey Gateway Project during his speech in parliament, saying: “We should prioritise those areas of public spending which are most likely to generate growth.” He then went on to say that the government would “provide funding for the new bridge over the River Mersey” which will run between Runcorn and Widnes…

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