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Liquid’s Solution For Young Chamber! January 17, 2008

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liquid-yc.jpgChamber members Liquid were the latest business to host the New Heys Young Chamber last month with a session delivered to Sixth Form Graphic Designers looking for some creative and business advice.

Eight budding designers have the brief to produce a range of promotional materials for a product and thanks to the advice of Liquid, they are well on the way to completing their portfolio.

The youngsters enjoyed a tour of Liquid’s offices, an introduction to the business, a case study presentation looking at taking a concept through to production and a presentation by Graduate Trainee, Gary Armer detailing his career journey.

The student were introduced to the practices of working to a brief, ‘pitching’ and responding to the client’s needs. The students will pitch their completed coursework to Liquid later in the year.

Commercial Director Bernie Emery stated: “We welcomed the opportunity to host a Young Chamber visit and have the opportunity to talk to the “designers of tomorrow”.

Young Chamber coordinator Paul Cherpeau added: “Creating direct links between our Chamber Members and young people is essential to inspire them to develop their own skills in readiness for entering the world of work or starting their own business.”

Looking For A New Challenge? December 3, 2007

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New Heys School, currently pioneering the Young Chamber programme, have a vacancy for a Business & Enterprise Co-ordinator.

As a member of the Leadership Team, the post holder will continue and capitalise on the current Business and Enterprise specialism, outlined in the school’s development plan.

This means they will work with colleagues from across the school to ensure work related learning and enterprise are features of teaching and learning within all departments.

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Young Chamber + Kaplan Financial = Success November 5, 2007

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Kaplan LogoLiverpool Chamber is delighted to be working with Kaplan Financial to promote Accountancy and Financial Services to our Young Chamber at New Heys Business and Enterprise College.

Kaplan Financial have been a leading provider of accountancy tuition in the UK for the last 50 years. They are offering GCSE and A Level students at Liverpool Business and Enterprise colleges the stunning prize of an AAT qualification and subsequent professional qualification (in ACCA, CIMA or ICAEW) to the winner of their Kaplan Financial Scholarship competition. Members of our New Heys Young Chamber are helping to pilot the scheme and participate.

In preparation for the competition, ten YC students will this week visit the Kaplan offices in Old Hall Street. They will get a taste of financial training and career development and take part in a business challenge. This will form the basis of a much larger Kaplan/Young Chamber challenge later in the year. They will also be introduced to the Scholarship Competition and be drafting their application forms to participate.

Jaine Davies, Business Development Officer at Kaplan noted “We’re delighted by schools’ response to the Scholarship programme but not surprised. We’ve got so many eager youngsters who are desperate to get into an Accounts role in business. If any local businesses want to train young people – and get their accountancy training paid for by government – we can help!”

“Working with the Young Chamber is a fantastic way of attracting more young people to our profession and opening their eyes to the fantastic opportunities available to them.”

Stay tuned for more details on Young Chamber’s work with Kaplan Financial – and their day at the Office – next week.

For more information about the Kaplan Financial Scholarship, and how your business can both contribute AND benefit – contact Jaine Davies on 0151 236 4052

Young Chamber – A Fashionable Event! October 15, 2007

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Young Chamber logoOur Young Chamber programme kicked into overdrive last week with our intrepid youngsters of the New Heys Executive Board visiting the Chamber of Commerce to work on their Events Challenge and attending an MEC Fashion show where none other than Phil Redmond was on hand to offer some words of advice.

The task was set to run an event that would benefit the wider local community. The Young Chamber board spent an afternoon here brainstorming ideas and producing a plan for how to make a profit – guided by the Chamber’s own Events Manager Sue Platt and Head of Membership Jenny Stewart.

The YC Events Board have decided to host their own talent show but with a budget of £150 and a pre-Christmas deadline, the youngsters need to work fast and are learning the real pressures of the business world!

Following a work session in the Chamber of Commerce, the YC students attended a Fashion Show at the Met Quarter where they were able to see some of today’s best clothing designs with other local creative entrepreneurs.

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New Heys Young Chamber President Izzy Tyler said of the Event challenge “we’ve got a lot of work to do to deliver the talent show in a limited time but we’re really excited about having responsibility for running the entire thing. If this is a success we want to do our own fashion show next year!”

Make a healthy profit on the talent show and they may just get their wish!

Of the day, Head of Membership Jenny Stewart said “we couldn’t have found more enthusiastic, motivated young entrepreneurs. If only we could bottle that enthusiasm and sell it! They certainly kept us oldies on our toes!”

Young Chamber provides a framework for business and education to engage in a different way by allowing direct interfacing between schools and the business community across the Chamber membership. We believe schools and businesses can learn a lot from each other – get involved, and help shape your future workforce.

Chamber members and schools can Contact the Young Chamber coordinator Paul Cherpeau on 0151 227 1234 or email youngchamber@liverpoolchamber.org.uk for more information and to get involved.

New Heys Young Chamber Begins Its Journey October 8, 2007

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Young Chamber logoNew Heys Young Chamber (YC) has been launched and in the first meeting the ideas were already flowing from the creative juices of our new YC Council!

Our YC Board has been elected and we are delighted to introduce Daniel Hudson and Izzy Tyler as the Leaders of the Board, ably supported by Nino Alfonso, Amy Gardener, Katie Johnson, Beth Ferguson, Charley Tinken, Lizzy McGee and Lee McNeilis.

Set the task of organising their own school event against a considerable budget provided by Young Chamber funding, the Board will function as an Events Management Company within the school for the next three months and will be responsible for the entire project – with the aim being to make profit and sustain their own Board’s existence!

Starting with an Events workshop in the Chamber and a visit to the Merseyside Entrepreneurship Commission fashion show at the Metquarter on Wednesday 10th October, the Board will be guided along the way by the Chamber of Commerce and some of our members – Can your business help our fledgling school Events company?

Our YC Council were also challenged by Jane Moore of TravelWise to plan, research and deliver their school’s Travel Plan. Directed by the Board, the Young Chamber Council will work with Jane to find better ways of travelling to school that are safer, more environmentally friendly and healthier. The Board will even have influence in the school bidding for £10,000 for improvements to the school’s travel options!

New Heys Young Chamber President Daniel Hudson said “We’re looking forward to working on these projects and we’ve got lots more ideas of things we’d like to do”.

Co-President Izzy Tyler added “the event we’re organising is going to be a lot of fun – it’s a great chance for us to take responsibility in a business environment while doing something for the whole school community”

Young Chamber provides a framework for business and education to engage in a different way by allowing direct interfacing between schools and the business community across the Chamber membership. We believe schools and businesses can learn a lot from each other – get involved, and help shape your future workforce.

Chamber members and schools can contact the Young Chamber coordinator Paul Cherpeau on 0151 227 1234 or email youngchamber@liverpoolchamber.org.uk for more information and to get involved.