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Enter Our Arts Award Competition August 26, 2008

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Liverpool Chamber of Commerce is keen to maintain the Capital of Culture momentum and recognise Liverpool’s business community’s long tradition of arts patronage with the launch of the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce’s Arts Award.

At the launch of the award at the city centre’s independent Dot Art Gallery, Liz Lacy, a key member of the Chamber’s Arts & Culture Committee said:

“The award is designed to encourage and reward patronage of the arts in Liverpool, recognising Merseyside companies who invest in artistic endeavours.

“We aim to encourage business to commission original artwork and continue Liverpool’s tradition of patronage of outstanding public artwork beyond European Capital of Culture Year.”

The Chamber has secured four of the most respected authorities in the city’s arts scene as judges for the prestigious event, Christopher Grunenberg, the director of the Tate, Lewis Biggs, director of the Liverpool Biennial and Rayahn King, Fine Art Curator, National Museums Liverpool and a representative from Arts & Business will asses the artworks.

The award for the most innovative piece of commissioned artwork will be presented at Liverpool Chamber’s annual dinner on the 20th November at the BT Liverpool Convention Centre.

It will be presented to the Liverpool business judged to have commissioned the most impressive work of public sculpture in Liverpool since 2003 and has been made possible thanks to the kind sponsorship of former Chamber Chairman and Trustee of the Royal Academy, John Entwistle.

To enter or for more information contact Pamela Holstein at Liverpool Chamber of Commerce 0151 227 1234 x2217  or at  pamela.holstein@liverpoolchamber.org.uk.

Or download an application form and enter now.

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Is Your Company A Patron Of The Arts? July 10, 2008

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Liverpool Chamber is launching a new award for Liverpool companies who have been supporters of the arts in the city.

We are looking for businesses who have commissined sculptural works of art since 2003 – the year Liverpool was nominated European Capital of Culture.

John Entwhistle, a past Chairman of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce and Trustee of the Royal Academy has generously sponsored the competition. He said: “Many visitors to Liverpool during Capital of Culture year have commented on the diversity of the city’s culture, its renaissance and the unique collections in its art galleries and museums, as well as the city’s stunning architecture.

“We aim to encourage business to commission original artwork and continue Liverpool’s tradition of patronage of outstanding public artwork during European Capital of Culture Year.”

Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, Chief Executive, Jack Stopforth said: “2008 is our year to showcase what we can offer and ensure that our creative industries are sustainable.

“Many Liverpool businesses see the arts as integral to their success. Any numbers of case studies show that companies who invest in the arts see the rewards on the balance sheet. It’s not just about sponsorship; it’s about employing creative thinking.”

Liverpool Chamber is keen to use the momentum of Capital of Culture year to encourage patronage. We will present the award to the Liverpool business adjudged to have commissioned the most impressive work of public sculpture in Liverpool since 2003, when the city was nominated as European Capital of Culture.

Businesses that have commissioned original three dimensional artwork for public areas are invited to enter. The winner will be announced at Liverpool Chamber’s annual dinner on 20th November 2008.

For more details email Pamela Holstein on or call her on 0151 227 1234 x2217.

The Great Liverpool Pub Treasure Hunt Championship June 11, 2008

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Beer, Beer, Lovely BeerLooking for an excuse to go down the pub?

The eagerly anticipated jewel in the Culture Year crown, the Liverpool Pub Treasure Hunt Championship, begins on Tuesday 1 July. Brought to you by the Liverpool Culture Company in partnership with Liverpool Chamber of Commerce this prestigious contest also brings prizes for the winners from pub companies Punch Taverns and JD Wetherspoon.

Teams of up to five eagle-eyed city centre cognoscenti can enter any one, or all, of eight stand-alone treasure hunts on eight successive Tuesday afternoons, from 5.30 pm, with the last competition taking place on Tuesday 19 August. There will be a prize for the winners of each individual competition and an overall champion for the top team having the stamina to complete all eight.

Each competition will take in 5 or 6 city centre pubs and could take anything from an hour to, well, as long as you like really!

Teams from businesses, local authorities, police, fire service, sports clubs, indeed any sort of organisation are very welcome to take part. Why not take part to raise funds for your favourite charity? Would your team dare to do it in fancy dress?

To enter, teams need to contact Collette or Joanne at the Business Crime Direct team, Liverpool Chamber of Commerce on 0151 224 1859. They will direct you to a pub where you will receive your questions and where you will return your answers.

The Liverpool Pub Treasure Hunt Championship is part of the Around the City in 80 Pubs – a celebration of Liverpool’s pub culture to mark European Capital of Culture 2008. Copies of the festival brochure are available at venues across the city, including the 08 Place in Whitechapel.

Final Call for Mersey Innovation Awards April 14, 2008

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Got an innovative product? You could win £10,000 in cash, £4,000 worth of legal, business, accounting or design consultancy; support from some of the region’s leading business advisors; and publicity for the idea.

The awards are open to individuals or companies with less than 50 employees who are based within Merseyside. The Awards aim to recognise and reward the use of innovation as a means of boosting growth and profitability.

Chair of the judging panel, Brian McCann, of Vanguard said: “Over the last few years the number of applications has soared. Merseyside is a breeding ground for many world-class innovations and the next few months will be an exciting time as we examine all the entries and select the shortlist. I would urge anyone with a great idea or product to fill in an application form and see what happens.”

To enter and for further information visit www.merseysideinnovationawards.co.uk