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Help Fight Cancer At The Butterfly Ball May 18, 2009

Posted by liverpoolchamber in Charity, Events.
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NWCRF_ballNorth West Cancer Research Fund invites you to join in with their biggest fundraiser of the year.

Can you help to make a difference to the future of cancer research? Join us at our second sparkling black-tie ball on the evening of Saturday 12th September 2009 at the Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel, Parkgate Road, Ledsham, near Chester.

Support this wonderful cause and enjoy a shimmering evening hosted by Radio Merseyside’s Willie Miller and entertainment from Dr Jazz and the Cheshire Cats – back by popular demand.

Tickets for this extra special event are £60 and include a drinks reception, a 3 course meal and half a bottle of wine per person (available individually or as a table of 10 for £550). The evening will commence with a drinks reception at 7pm.

Simply call 0151 709 2919 to book or email butterfly@nwcrf.co.uk

EU Policy – UK Business May 18, 2009

Posted by liverpoolchamber in Legislation, Policy.
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eu-flagWith the European elections less than three weeks away Liverpool Chamber of Commerce is urging business leaders to consider the implications of EU legislation on UK business and the UK economy.

Liverpool Chamber’s Head of Policy, Maresa Molloy stated: “Business leaders need to be aware of the following key changes to UK legislation implemented by the European Parliament.”

  1. Agency Workers and the Working Time Directive
  2. Pregnant Workers
  3. Small Business Act. & 3a. European Company Statute
  4. Regulatory Reform
  5. Late Payment Directive
  6. Services Directive.
  7. EU Recovery Plan.


Looking To Recruit Skilled ICT Staff? May 15, 2009

Posted by liverpoolchamber in Technology.
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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

Support British Armed Forces Day May 15, 2009

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soldierThe Government has announced that the first British Armed Forces Day will take place on 27th June this year.

The day will be an opportunity for the whole nation to show its appreciation for the contribution made by all those who serve or have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces.

If any business’s or organisations wish to actively participate they may request a free, specially commissioned Armed Forces Flag measuring 3ft by 5ft  to be raised at 10.30am on Monday 22 June 2009 and flown until after Armed Forces Day on Saturday 27 June or they may wish to purchase their own larger flag from :-

Ensign Flags
42 Dunes Way
Wellington Business Park
L5 9RJ

Tel: 0151 298 1007

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

Online Marketing Success With Sixty Really Useful (And Free) Minutes May 13, 2009

Posted by liverpoolchamber in 60 Really Useful Minutes, Events.
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cat-is-on-your-computerSixty Really useful Minutes is designed to be a practical, no-fuss business seminar.

At the end of it you will go back to work with six tips you can use straight away ro change how you work.

All Sixty Really Useful Minutes events are free.

22 May 2009
9am – 10am
Liverpool Chamber

Bryan Adams from design and web company Ph Creative will give you an insight into their internet marketing process from attracting more volume of visitors, capturing their interest and engaging with them in a pro-active manner afterwards to turn them into clients.

”Attract, Capture, Engage’ is what serves their customers well and continues to deliver results.

You will learn about:

  • Pay Per Click Advertising
  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • Understand your audience and give them what they really want
  • Using Landing / Squeeze pages to stack the odds in your favour
  • Build online relationships
  • Sell more now and in the future

If yould like to ttend, please email our events team with your details or call us on 0151 227 1234.

Get Set And Go! Staybridge Suites Runs For Charity May 12, 2009

Posted by liverpoolchamber in Charity.
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Staybridge Medal WinnersA dedicated and healthy team from Chamber members  Staybridge Suites Liverpool took part in the Nugent Care 5K run last weekend and raised over £500 for the local charity.

This popular ladies only event was set in the splendour of Sefton Park, just three miles from the city centre. Led by Staybridge Suites Sales Manager, Kerry Jones, the team completed the course with ease and made the most of the day as both a great teambuilding exercise and to raise money for Nugent Care.

Talking about taking part, Kerry said “Our ladies team from Staybridge Suites is extremely proud to be running and raising money for Nugent Care. The charity holds a special place in the hearts of the local community and we wanted to do something to help support their excellent work.”

Nugent Care has provided services to those in need for over a hundred years and works at the heart of the community through the provision of extensive services including special education and residential care for children, older people and individuals with mental and physical difficulties.  It also offers community based support and programmes to help homeless individuals, older people and people who are deaf or hard of hearing and is supported by over 400 volunteers and their community groups.

Staybridge Suites is proud to be supporting the charity during 2009 and has other fundraising activities planned for the year involving not only the staff but hotel guests as well.

Nugent Care is also Liverpool Chamber’s nominated Charity of the Year for 2009.

Get £65,000 Legal Expenses Cover With Chamber Legal May 12, 2009

Posted by liverpoolchamber in Business.
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golden_penAs a Chamber member, you are automatically eligible for up to £65,000 worth of legal expenses through Chamber Legal, an exclusive service provided by Composite Legal.

As a business, you may have to deal with redundancies, contractual disputes, debt recovery or court proceedings. These expenses can be prohibitive. They could also spell ruin to smaller companies.

That’s why making sure you take full advantage of your Chamber membership is a must.

If you are a member and need to make use of this service, just give our membership team a call on 0151 227 1234.

Take a look at these recent case studies to see how others have made the most of their membership.


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.