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Heads Up For FACE 08 May 21, 2008

Posted by liverpoolchamber in Arena & Convention Centre, Capital of Culture 2008, Charity, Liverpool, Responsible Business.
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Liverpool businesses are rallying to support young lifesavers from across Europe to ensure they have a fantastic and memorable time in the Capital of Culture when they descend upon the city for the Red Cross’s prestigious First Aid Convention Europe – FACE 08 – which is being held here next month.

The fundraising initiative is being backed by the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is encouraging member organisations to sponsor the visiting delegations from 30 European countries. The FACE event has two distinct elements; a major conference at the city’s stunning BT Convention Centre and a competition where international teams will be awarded points based on their ability to deal with a series of simulated disasters being staged in Sefton and Greenbank parks.

Liverpool Chamber Chief Executive Jack Stopforth explained why the Chamber was getting involved in supporting the event.

“It is a great privilege for Liverpool to be staging this event this year. The Red Cross are first on the scene at every international disaster and FACE 08 is a hugely important gathering for delegates to come together to share the latest techniques and best practice and hone their life saving skills. All the delegates and participants are volunteers and they are all paying their own way to get here. The organisers want all our European guests to experience authentic scouse hospitality and get the very best from their visit. That’s why we are encouraging local businesses to sponsor a visiting country and help pay for the hospitality programme.”

Merseyside Red Cross Operations Director John Sutherland, is proud to be hosting the event and determined to ensure that it lives up to the highly successful events held in Limerick and Assisi in recent years.

“I am delighted that our guests will be seeing Liverpool in this fantastic year and will be experiencing the outstanding facilities at the Convention Centre. We have put together a number of activities and events to make their stay as memorable as possible including a ride on a Mersey ferry to see Liverpool’s world famous waterfront. I am delighted that The Chamber of Commerce has stepped forward with this initiative to help cover the costs of this hospitality programme. I am sure that Liverpool’s big-hearted business community will respond with typical generosity.”
For £1000, the sponsors will get an advert in the FACE 08 program, a chance to attend the competition to cheer on their team, as well as free exhibition opportunity at the conference which will be attended by 1500 UK and European delegates.

Face 08 is taking place between Friday 20th and Sunday 22nd June. On Friday June 20th the teams will proudly parade into the Echo Arena wearing their country’s colours, hoping to claim one of the trophies.

For further information about FACE 08 or if you’d like to sponsor a team then please contact Julie Shannon or Chris Bogin at October Communications on 0151 236 2323 or email julieshannon@octobercomms.co.uk or ChrisBogin@octobercomms.co.uk

Take a quick diversity survey March 28, 2008

Posted by liverpoolchamber in Business, Liverpool, Policy, Responsible Business, Surveys.
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 Liverpool Chamber of Commerce have recently committed to a programme called Hope in the Cities that looks at issues of diversity within business. A high level meeting with some of the city’s key retail employers and Black and Racial Minority (BRM) networks identified the need to look at the issues employers may be having with diversity within their companies. We are all aware that legislation is in place that makes it illegal to discriminate on grounds of gender, race, ethnicity, disability, belief, sexual orientation or age.

This is largely defensive and makes sure employers don’t do the wrong thing. The more positive approach is to look at how diversity can enhance your company’s performance. For this reason we are seeking to enlist your support to build a picture of the level of diversity amongst our members. If you have not already participated, we would appreciate a few moments of your time to complete this survey. Click here and click on Surveys.

How Travel Plans Can Benefit Business February 13, 2008

Posted by liverpoolchamber in Business, Environment, Events, Member Events, News, Policy, Responsible Business, Training, Travel.
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exhaust1.jpgLiverpool Chamber of Commerce is hosting a free half-day networking seminar on Friday 7th March with Department for Transport’s National Business Travel Network (NBTN)  and ACT Travelwise. To raise awareness of the benefits travel plans can have on local businesses and the environment in terms of reducing costs, congestion and carbon emissions.

Maresa Molloy, Head of Policy and Information “It can be difficult to identify and implement the right travel plan which will work best for your business. At this event there will be an opportunity to learn more about best practice at national, regional and local levels through expert advice, business testimonies and local case studies and to find out about the options available to cut emissions and make cost savings.

“We will show how sustainable travel can benefit a business and demonstrate corporate social and environmental responsibility. Workplace travel plans can help companies to reduce CO2 emissions in a cost effective way. Travel plans can also help companies to save money, attract and retain staff and improve reputation.”

For more information or to attend the seminar please contact: Maresa Molloy 0151 227 1234.


Save Money With Vehicle Fuel Efficiency November 13, 2007

Posted by liverpoolchamber in Business, Chamber Services, Environment, Events, News, Responsible Business, Travel.
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Image of White VansCome to our fuel efficiency event on Tuesday 4 December.

Transport in the UK contributes 25% to our annual carbon emissions. That ranks if first for adverse impacts on the environment.

With the possibility of higher taxes on larger engines, the government’s Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation and diminishing oil reserves, can your business afford not to take action?

Come along to this Liverpool Chamber Environment Club event to find out what you can do to reduce business travel and increase fuel efficiency.


10.30am – 1pm

Furniture Resource Centre (FRC Group)
Atlantic Way
Brunswick Business Park
L3 4BE

To book your place:

Book online.

Email wirral.admin@groundwork.org.uk

Call the Groundwork EBS team on 0151 644 4720

Download and faxback this booking form.

All attendees also get a FREE Christmas lunch! Nom nom nom.

Are You an Enterprise Champion? July 2, 2007

Posted by liverpoolchamber in awards, Business, Events, Policy, Responsible Business.
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Merseyside’s most responsible small business is to be rewarded for looking after its staff and the wider community.

This year’s ECHO Enterprise Champions Awards, the sixth annual competition for small firms in Merseyside, includes a new category to reward our region’s responsible businesses. Liverpool Chamber of Commerce is supporting the category for its inaugural year.

Maresa Molloy Head of the Chamber’s Policy & Information Team said: “We are proud to sponsor the Responsible Business Award at the Liverpool ECHO Enterprise Champions Awards.

“The chamber is leading on developing the responsible business agenda which enables companies to manage a wide range of social, environmental and economic impacts, and also to realise a wide range of commercial opportunities.

Other categories include Sole Trader of the Year, Best Small Business, Most Promising New Business of the Year, Social Enterprise of the Year, Young Business Achiever of the Year and Enterprise Champion 2007.

Rules of entry

Entries must come from within the Liverpool ECHO circulation area.

To enter, applicants must submit a written summary to demonstrate how they or their business meet the category requirements as well as demonstrate how they stand out from others.

Entrants must also complete the financial chart. The closing date for entries is July 6.

For further information please contact: 0151-472 2570. For the latest information/apply on line please visit www.icliverpool.co.uk/enterprise Champions or email: enterprisechampions@icliverpool.net