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Malcolm Gladwell Live! May 22, 2009

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malcolm gladwellWednesday, 24 June 2009 7.30pm
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Tickets: £16, £21

‘Fizzingly entertaining and enlightening’
Daily Mail

‘A brilliant storyteller. immense fun’
The Guardian

A West End sell-out sensation!

‘Malcolm Gladwell is a global phenomenon, one of the most brilliant and influential writers of his generation.’ The Observer

If you haven’t already been lucky enough to come across Malcolm Gladwell, I should explain why this is such exciting news: Malcolm Gladwell is the author of the international bestsellers Blink, The Tipping Point and Outliers, books which have entertained, engaged, and profoundly changed the way millions of us think about the world.

The Observer describes him as “the most influential thinker of the ipod generation”. Normally paid huge sums to speak at conferences for corporations like Google, on 24 June he is coming to Liverpool! He himself has this to say:

“Just so we’re clear, there will be no tap-dancing, mime, or impersonations of pop stars during my shows. It will just be me, giving you what I hope to be some of the most interesting bits from Outliers. I’d be delighted if you could come.”

Now you have a unique opportunity to see him in action!

Gladwell brings you his extraordinary alchemy of story-telling and intuitive thinking. It’s time to forget conventional notions of how society works and get ready for a brand new way of seeing the world.

Outliers is his new book, and this time his subject is successful people. He argues that the real secrets of success can be found in people’s life stories – the culture they grow up in, the twists of fate, and the way they spend their time. He has a very liberating an inspiring message.

Tickets are £16 and £21. For more information or to purchase tickets simply click here or call the Box Office direct on 0151 709 3789.

When he visited London last November he sold-out the huge Lyceum Theatre twice over and had the kind of response usually reserved for rock-stars or Hollywood icons:

‘The writer as rock star? Well, why not? . Malco-mania is about to break out!’  Daily Telegraph

Even without the dancing, in person, Malcolm is every bit as engaging and charismatic as you would hope. He speaks as well as he writes.

‘Inspiring, revelatory … He makes you feel like you’re the genius, rather than he’s a genius’ The Times

New Marketing Qualifications Being Launched In Liverpool May 14, 2009

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OCM_adChamber member Oxford College of Marketing is the UK’s largest provider of CIM courses from Introductory through to Professional Postgraduate level.

We are launching the new, exciting CIM qualifications at a free event at Liverpool Hope University on Tuesday 9th June at 6pm.

Flexible study options are available including intensive weekends, revision days, workshops and distance learning via a new virtual learning system. First-rate tuition, above average pass rates and superb student support are among our distinctive characteristics.

Places are limited – so book yours today with diane@oxfordcollegeofmarketing.ac.uk

Free ‘Bank Reposssessed Property Investment’ Seminar By Distressed Assets May 14, 2009

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image003Central Liverpool – 6.30pm to 8.30pm – Tuesday 26th May 2009
Chamber member Jet-to-Let invite you to their upcoming property investment seminar:

Pension not performing?  Low returns on cash?  Would you like to make tens of thousands of pounds by investing in UK bank repossessed property?

Now is the best time to invest in decades – Distressed Assets source high quality residential property in the North West of England with strong yields and at a large discount to market value.

Distressed Assets can find you:

  • High quality property in rentable locations
  • Yields of over 8%
  • 20% + discount to current value
  • Mortgage finance (subject to status)

distressed_assetsRecent purchase:

  • Two bedroom apartment in Bingley
  • Purchased for £74,000
  • Previously sold for £184,000 in 2007
  • Reduction-60%
  • Yield- 8%

Take advantage of this buyers’ market to grow your long-term wealth and pension

Secure your seminar place here – www.distressed-assets.co.uk

Need Help Recruiting In The Recession? May 8, 2009

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Lpool_Uni_recruitThe University of Liverpool’s Careers & Employability Service is in a stronger position than ever before to meet the needs of Merseyside’s business community.

In early 2009 we:

  • negotiated to incorporate the University’s Graduate into Employment Unit into our team
  • successfully applied to become Shell Step agents for Merseyside and Cheshire
  • secured a bid to place graduates in SMEs from the government’s Economic Challenge Investment Fund.

What this means for you is that we now have a range of low cost – high skilled staffing options to offer your business.  We can find you a student or graduate from any course with any business skill to work for eight weeks during July and August on any project.

We can advertise a job opportunity directly to our huge network of Merseyside based graduates – completly free of charge.  Furthermore, we will provide a full recruitment agency style service once again this is completly free of charge.

These are just some of the options we have on offer. To find out more about any of our services or to talk through your requirements call  Steve Wood – Business Development Manager on 0151 794 4647 or email vacancies@liv.ac.uk.

Find out more here.

A Less Taxing Alternative To A Company Car Pool May 8, 2009

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whizz_carMerseyside businesses can avoid the unnecessary costs and paperwork associated with running staff pool cars by taking out a corporate membership with WhizzGo.

WhizzGo is a pay-by-the-hour car club, which gives the employees of its corporate members instant access to a pool of low-emission cars. Staff of member organisations can pick up a car from one of four locations in Liverpool city centre when they want the convenience of a car.

Councillor Peter Millea, Liverpool City Council Executive Member, said: “Joining a car club is a good business alternative to owning company pool cars, especially for businesses based in the city centre.

“Becoming a member can help organisations to cut costs and eliminate the paperwork associated with corporate car ownership. And what’s more, by encouraging staff to make TravelWise choices such as cycling, walking, taking public transport or car sharing, businesses can do their bit to reduce the number of cars on the road, which is good for the environment too!”

Membership is easy and can be tailored to suit the individual needs of businesses. Why not try a no obligation trial to see how much your business can save?

Visit www.whizzgo.co.uk or call 08444 77 99 66 to find out more.
For free TravelWise Business Support visit www.LetsTravelWise.org


LJMU Postgraduate Certificate In Business Turnaround April 3, 2009

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JMU_Blenheim Liverpool John Moores University in partnership with Blenheim Associates presents
Postgraduate Certificate in Business Turnaround Management (England and Wales)

A unique, accredited programme providing essential understanding and skills in Business Turnaround Management

Business Turnaround

Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of the UK’s economy. While experts in their fields, SMEs can struggle to meet the business management challenges posed by rapid change, ever increasing competition and shifting financial markets. Too often, good businesses fail.

When an organisation needs to improve its performance the Business Turnaround Specialist can make the crucial difference. With an ability to swiftly gather information, focus on key issues and generate workable solutions, the Business Turnaround Specialist will facilitate the turnaround of a business. Entering a company with a fresh perspective and complete objectivity, they will guide a company through the necessary steps for its survival and prosperity.

Postgraduate Certificate in Business Turnaround Management

This pioneering programme, the only one of its kind in the UK, is designed to develop the unique skills of the business turnaround specialist. Jointly delivered by practitioners from Blenheim Associates and academics from LJMU it combines the practical and the theoretical to offer an exceptional learning experience leading to accredited evidence
of expertise in Business Turnaround Management.

The course is structured around the life cycle of a ‘turnaround’ and comprises the following modules:

  • Diagnostic: how to determine whether or not the ultimate value
    of the company is likely to exceed the investment (in time and resources)
    needed to ensure its survival.
  • Crisis management: taking action to stabilise the organisation,
    deal with poor employee morale, increase profit margins and reduce
    overhead costs.
  • Stabilisation: restoring stability and addressing longer-term issues
    such as development opportunities, new markets, staffing and other issues.
  • The future: ensuring that there is a team and a strategy in place
    to offer long-term viability.

For further information about fees, funding and course structure please contact:

Inna Lekshtedt,
Programme Co-ordinator
Tel: 0151 231 8057
Email: I.Lekshtedt@ljmu.ac.uk

The course is delivered by:


Lease, Don’t Buy To Help Your Business Succeed February 9, 2009

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equipment_leasing_logo-copyDon’t Panic.

The media might be giving you the impression that it’s time to pack up and go home, but in reality there are many different ways you can get your business through the economic crisis. With banks tightening their lending criteria for smaller businesses and interest rate cuts not being passed on, it is more important than ever for companies to look at different ways of financing their business.

Asset leasing is a great way of getting finance for your firm, helping you to build your company or sell your products and services. By leasing your equipment you can avoid the cost of buying it outright, helping you with cash flow. For suppliers the benefits of offering equipment on a ‘pay as you use’ basis, as opposed to a large cash outlay will make it a lot easier for clients to get the new technology they need now, rather than having to wait or compromise.

Needless to say the cash flow benefits for suppliers being paid immediately on a lease deal are more important than ever at the moment.

Equipment Leasing Limited are experts in providing asset leasing solutions. They can arrange finance for products that have been bought up to 4 months before. So if you have any outstanding moneys due to you, they
can to help you get paid within 48 hours of the finance has been approved.

Leasing can increase your sales by around 36 %, because some customers will not buy a product because they can’t afford it in a lump sum, but they will buy that product or service if the payments were lower.

Equipment Leasing Limited also get finance for your customers so that they can afford to buy your products or services by paying an affordable, monthly, tax deductable payment.

With Equipment Leasing Limited, a £1000 order could cost you or your customer as little as £34 per month over 36 months.

If you don’t offer leasing, your competitors will and they could get the sale.

Please contact me via email at wayne.farrell@equipmentleasingltd.co.uk or on 0845 1162095. You can also visit our website at www.equipmentleasingltd.co.uk

Intellectual Property Seminar January 13, 2009

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kirwansjpeg5 February 2009

14.00 – 17.00

8th Floor Board Room, Martins Building
4 Water Street, Liverpool, L2 3SX

CPD Accredited (SRA and BSB):  2 ½ hours

Cost:  £25 plus VAT

Software Protection after Symbian and Bilski

Kirwans Solicitors are proud to announce they are hosting an Intellectual Property Seminar in conjunction with NIPC Training.  The subject is the developments in patentability for software and computer programs following the decisions in Symbian and Bilski.

This is an important topic for just about everybody in British business following possibly the most important intellectual property decisions of the last 12 months in the English and US Courts.  This seminar is designed specifically for patent and trade mark attorneys and lawyers specialising in intellectual property and technology law.


Speakers will include Jane Lambert, Head Barrister and Founder of the Northern Intellectual Property Chambers; Robin Bartle a Chartered Patent Attorney from W.P Thompson & Co, as well as representatives of the UK Intellectual Property Office, the NCC Group and Kirwans.

There will be networking opportunities before and after the seminar, and light refreshments will be served.

Enquiries & Bookings

To make a booking please contact email Kirwans events team or msandys@kirwanssolicitors.co.uk; or telephone 0151 229 5600 with the names of any guests you would like to invite.  A place will then be reserved provisionally and we will forward an invoice to you.

Confirmation of your booking will be sent after we have received your payment.  Thank you.

For further information please visit the NIPC Training website.


Martins Building is located at a three minute walk from Moorfields or James Street train stations, and a fifteen minute walk from Lime Street Station.  Various car parks are available in the vicinity.  You can view a full list of NCP car park locations at http://www.ncp.co.uk/multimapform.aspx and entering our postcode L2 3SX.

Invest In The Future With Merchant Taylors’ Schools December 9, 2008

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merchant-taylor-latest-logoMonday 26th January 2009

Life can sometimes be a little unpredictable, but an education at Merchant Taylors’ Schools is a great start to a young life.

We are passionate about education and understand the importance of the next few years in your child’s development. We have the best facilities and are proud of our outstanding exam results.

To be part of our success, call us and book a place in our 11+ entrance exam.

Boys’ Schools – 0151 949 9333
Girls’ Schools – 0151 932 2414

Limited places are available in other year groups from Reception through to Sixth Form. Contact the schools for more details

08/09 Term Fees

Infant and Junior Schools £2,004
Senior Schools and Sixth Form £2,727


The Best Education For Life
Senior Boys | Senior Girls | Junior Boys | Stanfield Mixed Infants & Junior Girls

A Fantastic Hospitality Offer From Everton FC November 10, 2008

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everton-largeFour Special Games – One Special Membership

Everton are giving you the chance to enjoy Matchday hospitality at Goodison Park for the games against Aston Villa, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City, all in one special membership.

These exclusive packages are available in a selection of our lounges at a range of affordable prices. All include hospitality to savour and some of the finest stadium seats from which to soak up the atmosphere of the match.


  • The People’s Club – £272pp
  • The Marquee – £340pp
  • The Captain’s Table – £420pp
  • Alex Young Suite – £540pp
  • 1878 Suite – £780pp


  • Aston Villa – Sunday 7 December 4pm
  • Chelsea – Monday 22 December 8pm
  • Aresenal – Wednesday 28 January 8pm
  • Manchester City – Saturday 25 April 3pm

For more information or to book now, call 0151 530 5300 and quote 4SPEC or visit the Everton FC website.