Regional Information




HOW WILL THE EMERGENCY BUDGET AFFECT YOUR BUSINESS?

The Chancellor delivered his Budget statement on Tuesday 22 June 2010. The Business Link website details the main points of interest for businesses.

Visit: http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/bdotg/action/detail?type=ONEOFFPAGE&itemId=1084757367&r.s=e&r.lc=en&r.i=1084780351&r.t=ONEOFFPAGE for details.

ACAS TRAINING COURSES IN THE NORTH WEST REGION

Visit the ACAS website for all regional training courses and workshops.


VIRGIN TRAINS – KEY FACTS AND FIGURES FACTSHEET

Download the useful factsheet providing facts and figures about Virgin Trains, and describing the key features of their trains, stations and routes.

View the factsheet by clicking here.


GOOD PRACTICE CASE STUDIES FROM THE REGIONAL LANGUAGE NETWORK NORTH WEST

The Regional Language Network has put together useful case studies to show how North West companies are leading by example, and how the use of language skills and intercultural development are benefiting their business.

You can download pdfs showing examples of good practice by visiting the Regional Language Network website at www.rln-northwest.com.


INFORMATION AND ADVICE FOR HIGHER AND FURTHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS

For government guidance for higher and further education institutions on dealing with swine flu, please visit http://www.hefce.ac.uk/news/hefce/2009/sflu.htm.

This information was released on the 31st July 2009.


FIRST BOARD ANNOUNCED AT BUSINESS LINK NORTHWEST

Business Link North West has appointed it’s first board of directors which will be chaired by Vanda Murray OBE, who is currently deputy Chair of the NWDA.

Vanda is joined on the board by eight non executive board members from the North West business community, including Imran Hakim, founder of the iTeddy, Mark Blakemore, the managing partner of Baker Tilly, Manchester, Christine Gaskell, HR Director for Bentley Motors and David Roberts, a marketing and strategic consultant who runs his own business. NWDA board members Joe Dwek, Robert Hough and Peter Hensman will complete the board.

Links:
www.nwda.co.uk
www.businesslink.gov.uk/northwest


NWBLT COMMITMENT TO BUSINESS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

The North West Business Leadership Team has announced its new ‘Skills for Business’ policy with a commitment by its members to promoting the development of business skills throughout the region’s schools, colleges and communities. As a group of leading employers in the region, NWBLT is undertaking and supporting a number of initiatives aimed at helping people of all ages and abilities to maximise their potential whilst contributing to an increasingly competitive regional economy. Find out more information here…


ACAS NATIONAL HELPLINE

The Acas Helpline is the place to go for both employers and employees who are involved in an employment dispute or are seeking information on employment rights and rules. The Helpline provides clear, confidential, independent and impartial advice to assist the caller in resolving issues in the workplace.  Find helpine numbers and opening hours here on the ACAS website.