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Twenty Five Tips For Sucessful Networking August 21, 2008

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Hi There!

Here at Liverpool Chamber we are all about the networking. One of the major benefits our members enjoy is the chance to expand their contacts and grow their business through our busy and varied programme of networking events.

Like any other activity, with networking you get more out if you put more in. There are always tips you can take on board to reap greater rewards.

Over on the Dumb Little Man blog, they’ve posted a ginormous list of 25 tips to help your networking.

They include:

  • Start before your need it
  • Learn about people’s goals
  • Connect people you do know
  • Give more than you expect to receive
  • Be genuinely interested
  • Always follow up
  • Know people in different worlds
  • Learn to listen

Each tip (and the many others) is covered in greater detail, so it’s worth checking out. You can read the whole list here.

And we look forward to seeing you put these tips into practice at our next event!


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Join us for a networking breakfast with a round up of the previous day’s activities British Chambers of Commerce Convention plus an opportunity to get a first hand look at some of our city’s most exciting economic developments.



Following this choose from one of three study tours.

Port of Liverpool 

Encompassing the new Liverpool cruise facility, ‘Liverpool Waters’ development site, Freeport, Royal Seaforth Container Terminal and site of planned £100 million Post Panamax container Terminal.

Littlewoods Shop Direct HQ

See the future of on-line and home shopping at the newly refurbished £31m HQ, Skyways House in Speke

Liverpool One

A 900m private sector-retail led regeneration of Liverpool City Centre creating over 1.6m sq feet of shopping space.


To book call Sue Platt or Melissa Bush on 0151 227 1234.

Member Event – The Healing Power Of Love With Chris Burgess March 31, 2008

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Chamber Members The Linkage Point would like you to know about the latest event they are offering:

The Healing Power of Love with Cris Burgess

At: The Racquet Club,
Hargreaves Building,
5 Chapel Street,
Liverpool L3 9AG

Monday 31 March 2008 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Tonight’s three topics:

Energy source big bang Chi Gung
Frequency sound and light power
Brain technology imprinting

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Find A Graduate With Liverpool University’s Milkround March 31, 2008

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next-big-thing.jpgLet Liverpool University find the ‘next big thing’ for your business.  Take part in their first ever SME Milkround:

‘The Milkround’ is the name popularly given to the universities’ annual graduate recruitment programme. National employers from a wide range of industrial and commercial sectors visit universities to recruit graduates who have applied for their opportunities through the Careers Service.

We recognise that for many SMEs, recruiting a graduate puts an additional strain on the business, in terms of staff time, resources and money that isn’t always readily available.

So this is where we can support you in your search to identify suitable quality candidates.

The University of Liverpool’s Careers and Employability Service in partnership with the Next Big Thing and npower have secured European Social Funding to support SMEs on Merseyside who want to recruit graduates by providing a free recruitment support service.

This initiative would involve the Careers & Employability Service carrying out the following functions on your behalf:

  • Profiling your vacancies at our forthcoming Graduate Recruitment Event being held at St George’s Hall, Lime Street, Liverpool on Tuesday 20th May 2008 – circa 2000 graduates attending
  • Advertising your vacancy in the lead up to the above event on our vacancy website and virtual fair website
  • Collating suitable CVs from those students/graduates interested in being considered for your vacancy
  • Arranging your interviews
  • Providing you with the suitable facilities here within the Careers & Employability Service to conduct your interviews
  • Providing unsuccessful candidates with feedback on your behalf

So all you need to do is concentrate on conducting your interviews.

So what are you waiting for?

To take advantage of this initiative or to find out more, contact Paul Cullinan or Stefan Melgaard, at the University of Liverpool

Tel: 0151 794 5847/5112
Email: pcull@liv.ac.uk or stefan.melgaard@liv.ac.uk
University Talent Team, Careers & Employability Service, University of Liverpool, Student Services Centre, 150 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L69 3GD

‘New’ Bluecoat opens its doors after three years March 15, 2008

Posted by liverpoolchamber in 2008, Business, Capital of Culture 2008, Culture, Member Events, News.
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After a three year refurbishment the Bluecoat finally opened it’s doors with a mass ribbon cutting ceremony accompanied by the joyful sound of drummers. The garden has been replanted and the cafe moved to a larger space called ‘the hub’ in the front of the building. Galleries are in the new wing, finally replaced after WW2 damage. There’s no excuse not to go and have a look around.

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ENTER THE DRAGON’S DEN! March 12, 2008

Posted by liverpoolchamber in Events, Member Events, News, Offers, Training.


A powerful free seminar introduces you to a practical insight into growing your business.

Including interactive workshops encouraging business owners and managers to appreciate the power of planning and the benefits of a strategic planning process to take away to your workplace. Includes a workbook, facilitated discussions, sharingideas and time for Q & A. 


. Strategic Planning made easy

Perfect Networking Opportunities

Information and Knowledge Sharing 

Sponsored byBusiness Liverpool 

We look forward to welcoming you to this complementary course worth over £150./ Attend this for free on 27th Of March  The seminar will be held at Partnership For Learning, South Road,Liverpool, Speke with the seminars being delivered by SME business growth experts. 

Confirm your attendance by emailing mpoole@businessliverpool.co.uk or call 0151 288 2145

Malmaison Liverpool – The Meeting Revolution March 6, 2008

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If you’re holding a one to one or an all day conference for up to 55, or want to keep it informal? Let Malmaison Liverpool look after you.

Meet in the bar, tucked into a cosy corner, two chilled glasses of Cloudy Bay, and you’re in business. We have four dedicated meeting rooms, loaded with all the necessary hi-tech wizardry necessary for the business of today. Or maybe you prefer to battle it out with lattés in the lobby. Wherever you want to meet, we’ll meet you half way.

Booking Incentive

A special treat for you from us, for every £1,000 spent on meetings or events that you book during 08 you will receive a complimentary overnight stay (Fri & Sun only subject to availability in Liverpool only)

Our Day Delegate Rate now includes:

  • Unlimited tea and coffee
  • Stationery
  • Mineral water
  • TV / DVD / 1 Flipchart
  • Newspapers
  • Hot & cold buffet or 2 course lunch in brasserie
  • Unlimited wireless broadband

In addition you can choose one of the following treats INCLUDED in the day delegate rates:

  • Bacon rolls on arrival
  • Ice Cream with afternoon break
  • Fruit smoothies with afternoon break
  • Hot choc & marshmallows at afternoon break

Day Delegate Rate
From £35
Subject to availability min 10 delegates

Room Hire Rate
From £100.00
Subject to availability, depending on size of room

New lunch options when paying room hire:

  • Pizza with salad and fries £9.95
  • BLT £6.50
  • Soup and sandwich £8.50

To book or arrange a viewing call 0151 229 5000 or email: liverpool@malmaison.com

Free Business Surgery For Chamber Members From ERC March 5, 2008

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erc-logo.jpgERC are a leading firm of accountants and tax advisors who for over thirty years have provided professional and practical support to many of the North West’s best known businesses.

As a totally unique service we have teamed up with a number of top business advisors, all of whom have many years of successful experience providing professional business advice to commercial organisations.

ERC are also Auditors to Liverpool Chamber of Commerce and as an introduction to our business services, the partners of ERC would like to invite fellow Chamber Members to our second free business surgery event. – (Our first was a major success with many visitors going away with invaluable advice and information.)

You will be able to seek advice from experts in:

•    Accountancy  – financial matters affecting your business
•    Tax planning – efficient tax planning by giving less of your hard earned cash away to the tax man
•    Sales and marketing – how to win more business – profitably
•    Employment Law – Avoiding those costly employment law errors and compliance with the law
•    HR services and people management– Your people are your greatest asset – get the best from your investment
•    Independent Financial advice – plan for your future
•    Insurance advice for you and your business

The event takes place on Tuesday 11th March between 1pm and 6pm.

The only commitment required from you is your time, we will provide the location, plenty of free parking, refreshments and the expertise to make sure you get quality advice on the issues that are affecting your business – THIS IS TOTALLY FREE.

You can meet with as many experts as you want providing you have pre booked your appointment. This is a great opportunity for you to discuss your business needs with independent experts, brought together by the forward thinking partners of Edward Robinson & Co

To book your appointments please call Cathy Ellis on 0151 702 5620 or email cathy.ellis@ercacc.co.uk

We look forward to meeting you on the 11th March.

Free Technology Seminar from Grant Thornton February 25, 2008

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Grant Thornton invites you to the first in a series of seminars addressing issues facing local science and technology businesses on Thursday 6 March.

The event will be delivered by a team of experts from the world of venture capital, intellectual property law and taxation, each focusing on technology-related subjects in their field.

The Heath Business & Technical Park

Speakers for the morning will be:

Kevin Engel – Partner, Grant Thornton

Simon Cleaver – Yorkshire Fund Managers

Robert Adams – Tax Manager, Grant Thornton

Laurence Pritchard – Partner, DWF Solicitors

Alicia McCaffery – Solicitor, DWF Solicitors


8.45am Arrival and registration

9.30am Introduction

9.40am Fundraising – How, when and where?

10.40am Coffee break11.00am R&D Tax Credits

11.30am Protecting your intellectual property

12.00pm Questions and answers

12.30pm Close and lunch

To attend RSVP Ruth Pearson, Events Executive on 0161 953 6346

Dinner With A Cricketing Genius February 25, 2008

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gary-sobers.jpgSir Gary Sobers Fund Raising Cricket Dinner Saturday 7th June 2008

As a batsman he was great, as a bowler, merely superb! Sir Garry Sobers was remarkably versatile with the ball, bowling two styles of spin. His catching close to the wicket may have been equalled but never surpassed! Birkenhead School are honoured to have a rare opportunity to introduce such an illustrious guest.

Come and meet a “true gentleman of the game”On Saturday, 7th June, Birkenhead School hosts a Fund Raising Dinner, where Sir Garry Sobers, eminent cricketer and true gentleman of the game, will address the audience.

The formal evening will start at with pre-dinner drinks at 7.00pm followed by a four course dinner at 7.30pm. At just £35 per person, it’s a real treat. Bring your colleagues and friends, why not book a whole table? To book, please send an email to commercial.manager@birkenheadschool.co.uk