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Looking To Recruit Skilled ICT Staff? May 15, 2009

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mossSteven Smith of Liverpool Vision would like to bring your attention to an excellent recruiting opportunity:

ICT Sector and Daresbury Science & Innovation Campus bring you a unique opportunity to meet and interview some key highly skilled staff at no cost to you and your business.

Sony Ericsson are relocating some functions back to Tokyo and as a result a number of highly skilled, highly motivated personnel are being made redundant at the end of August. I have secured the opportunity for bona fide ICT employers to meet with most of these candidates exclusively on June 17th 2009. Please note that there are no and will be no recruitment agencies involved in this process. The list of skills available are:-

Software Architects
Senior Development Engineers
Development Engineers
Integration Engineers
3rd party supplier support engineers
Software Project Managers with engineering background
Customer Project Managers
Development Manager
Test Manager

There are also 15 test engineers with a whole variety of backgrounds in the software, software and hardware environment, automation and project management.
Sales Account Manager (not Sony Ericsson)
Sales Internal (not Sony Ericsson)
Sales External (not Sony Ericsson)
Marketing executive (not Sony Ericsson)
Most staff presented have a minimum of 5 years experience and all are highly trained and skilled individuals from a truly professional work environment.

For the opportunity to meet any of these candidates please email me at ssmith@liverpoolvision.co.uk with some brief details about your company (if not already known to me) stating clearly which disciplines you would be interested in meeting.

Before the event itself which commences at 2:30pm on June 17th, I will match your requirements to appropriate candidates along with their CVs. This will maximise your time by you only having to meet skillsets relevant to your business. If your requirements are less precise then there will be an opportunity to network amongst the candidates at the same venue.

This is a rare and very exclusive opportunity and I urge you to take full advantage.

Kind regards

Steven J Smith
ICT Sector Director
Liverpool Vision

Follow Liverpool Chamber On Twitter May 1, 2009

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twitter_followDo you love the internet? Of course you do.

So you’re probably already on Twitter, letting the world know what you’re up to, how your business is going and what you had for tea.

Well the next step to Twitter greatness is probably to add us to your list.

Follow Liverpool Chamber and find out what’s going on here and how we can help your business. Plus the occasional random thought that enters our head.

And if you are a Liverpool-based business you can join our ‘Twibe’ – basically a group for local business Tweeters to find each other so we can all keep in touch.

Don’t get left behind, get Tweeting today.

Free IT-Focussed Networking Event April 28, 2009

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server-startup.jpg6pm, Thursday 14th May

Software City was a great success last year and will be taking place in November this year. There are a number of training initiatives and international trade and investment missions also planned over the next few months which we will publicise as they develop.

Many of you have not had the opportunity to get together for a while since Software City and thought you may benefit from and enjoy an informal networking event taking place at 6pm on Thursday 14th May at the Radisson SAS Liverpool.

You are warmly invited to join Steve Smith, ICT Sector Director for the City Region and meet, mingle and catch up with individuals, businesses and other organisations close to the technology sector in the region.  It should be a relaxed and interesting evening which will give you the chance to hear of the latest developments in the region which may be valuable to the growth of your business.  Liverpool Vision and Grant Thornton are kindly supporting the event.

Drinks and canapés will be provided. The event is free of charge to business leaders, financiers and investors. Places are limited.  To reserve yours please email kate@mmcomms.uk.com.

Small Business? Win Big (Like £25k Big) In This Competition March 6, 2009

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 lap_catDell today called for entries for its global 2009 Dell Small Business Excellence Award* (http://www.dell.co.uk/ceaward). In its sixth year in the United States and second year in the UK and globally, the award gives small businesses applying technology in innovative ways to better serve customers a chance at up to £25,000 in Dell solutions and a meeting with Dell Chairman and CEO Michael Dell.

In the UK Dell is partnering again with the British Chambers of Commerce, the national body for a powerful and influential Network of Accredited Chambers of Commerce across the UK.

First round of submissions are due by Friday, April 3, 2009. Ten national finalists per country will be announced in mid June and the 13 national winners will be announced in September 2009.


Free ‘Effective Website Building’ Event From Merit March 5, 2009

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server_startup According to a recent survey, some 60 per cent of small and medium firms are missing out on the sales opportunities afforded by the internet.

Although the portion of SME businesses with a website has increased by 20% over the past 2 years, only 13 percent of them see their websites as in integral part of their marketing and just 3% use their site to communicate with their customers.

With on-line retail spending due to reach £42.4bn by 2012, some 60% of companies could be losing out on valuable sales opportunities.

The next FREE merit event will show you :

  • The key elements needed to create an effective website
  • Simple Tips and Tricks for success
  • How understanding ‘Search Engine Optimisation’ basics can save you money and make you money.
  • How business networking sites make it easy to find and deal with your business

Suitable for businesses who are looking to build a website, those who would like their site to be more effective and those who are looking to trade on line.

Register for free online here

Tuesday 31st March 2009

Registration 11:00 – 11:30
Presentation 11:30 – 12:30
Lunch/Networking 12:30 – 2:00


University of Chester (Warrington Campus)
Tucker Building
Crab Lane
Warrington, Cheshire

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Securely Delete Your Stuff February 23, 2009

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Here’s a quick little technical tip we’ve found online.

freeraserFreeraser is a portable application that lets you securely delete old or sensitive data from your machine.

It offers various levels of deletion, from simple over-write to a 35 round Guttman Pass. No, we don’t know what that is either, but apparently it’s more than enough to make sure what you choose to erase actually gets erased.

DownloadFreeraser for free here.

Mobilise Your Workforce – Free Event February 13, 2009

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tricorder-spock3 March 11am – 1.30pm

IT user group MERIT are having a free event to help you get the most of mobile working devices.

Mobilise Your Workforce will explain the operational impact of implementing mobile technology, the benefits to be gained and the pitfalls to avoid.

The session will provide invaluable expert advice backed by real-world examples and independent analyst opinions, meaning attendees will leave with all of the tools necessary to make an informed decision on the future of their field service operations.

So if you work from home, in the field, have staff that do so or are looking to revolutionise your business, this is not to be missed.

More info and book online for free here.

Sign Up For Our Free E-News February 4, 2009

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newspaperEach week, Liverpool Chamber sends out an email newsletter, cunningly referred to as Chamber E-news.

It is packed with local business news, offers, tips hints and how-to’s, plus a whole lot more. You can see an online example here.

It’s completely free, you can unsubscibe whenever you want (though we hope you won’t want to) and we won’t pass on your email address to anyone else. Registering takes 10 seconds!

If you’d like to join our ever-growing band of happy readers, sign up here.

The Amazing iPhone! January 16, 2009

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apple_iphone_2Or How To Use The iPhone As A Business Booster

Our good friends ICDC and Kisky Netmedia have put together a fab report on the wonderous magic that is the iPhone and how you can use it as a business platform to help you work and communicate better.

They say:

iPhone: Why the hype?

Everyone knows the iPhone is big news; those who have one say they’d “never go back”, but to some, the “joy of iPhone” is still a mystery. Why is the iPhone changing the mobile landscape? Does it live up to the hype?  How can businesses engage their customers on the move? And just what makes a great iPhone app?

What’s the iPhone opportunity for your business?

The Amazing iPhone Report is aimed at developers, and business owners alike. It’s aim is to give a grounding to those new to the platform. The Amazing iPhone Report covers:

  • An overview of iPhone: why all the hype!
  • Mobile 2.0: the changing mobile landscape
  • The Opportunity
  • Developing for iPhone: skills you need

Maybe you’re already working with mobile apps, maybe you see iPhone as your first foray into mobile. The Amazing iPhone report offers business owners strategic insight into why they should consider iPhone as a key platform for engaging communities, customers and enterprise. Entrepreneurs will learn what works; and what’s hot on the iPhone platform.

So whether you think the iPhone is a piece of Apple-Mac saucery, or the potential tool to help you profit, check out the Amazing iPhone website for more info and the full report.

Barcamp Liverpool Is Coming December 1, 2008

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barcampliverpool6 & 7 December, Novas Contemporary Urban Centre

And lo! The geeks shall inherit the earth. And so it came to pass.

Barcamp – a technology related ‘unconference’ open to all – is coming to Liverpool. Barcamp Liverpool invites entrepreneurs, technologists,programmers, developers, designers, bloggers, social media types, gamers, and artists to two days of unadulterated geeky Barcamp fun.

We are expecting over 150 technology geeks (and not so geeks) and will be welcoming guests from Liverpool, the North West and London and some from across Europe – all coming to Liverpool for Barcamp; the city’s first Technology “Unconference’.

You may have read about it in the Daily Post.

Barcamp has some great sponsors – from local technology stars such as Screencasts Online, Mando Group, Amaze and Glow New Media to the giants of the industry. We’re honored to be supported by BBC Backstage, Yahoo! Developer Network, and Microsoft who are sponsoring the party – yes, there’ll be a party!

If you’d like to sponsor – perhaps by sponsoring a prize at the Startup Stars competition, get in touch.

For more info and to sign up, please check out the Barcamp Liverpool Website.