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Save Whales & Cash! October 14, 2008

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Come to our FREE trade waste management event!

A recent investigation by BBC’s North West Tonight claimed that 70% of rubbish going into landfill sites emanates from businesses.

Because there are hardly any options left in the UK for new landfill sites, EU and UK legislators have been ramping up the tax on tipping into landfill in an attempt make the option uneconomic.

So what other options are there for business waste? Incineration will always meet the “not in my back yard” protest, but must surely become part of the solution.

Is recycling an option for businesses? Local authorities have been given challenging targets for recycling domestic waste and are making great strides towards those targets. There are no government targets for recycling business waste but there is an even better reason for businesses to think about recycling: by taking out, often bulky, waste from landfill the cost of waste removal will reduce.

A conference organised by Merseyside Chambers at the BT Convention Centre on Wednesday, 29th October 2008 will address all the issues surrounding business waste and will hear about the programme for Year of the Environment 2009 from Councillor Berni Turner, Liverpool City Council.

Being careful to practice what they preach, the organisers have arranged for food waste recycling organisation, Rotters, to take any waste food left with ACC caterers Heathcotes and turn it into the finest compost. Businesses will hear that even the smallest producers of tea bags and left over sandwiches can become composters.

In addition to expert advice from bodies such as the Environment Agency, Groundwork Trust and Envirolink, businesses will be able to meet with waste removal and recycling firms and discuss costs. Over twenty companies that recycle everything from computers to glass, to paper and cardboard will be on hand.

The conference and lunch is completely free.
Contact Sue or Melissa at Liverpool Chamber on 0151 227 1234  or email them at events@liverpoolchamber.org.uk to reserve a place.

Regional Business Question Time September 18, 2008

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A limited number of places are available for businesses, budding entrepreneurs (and journalists) to join a handpicked audience at a unique Business Question Time, hosted by Lucy Meacock, the highly respected ITN Newsreader and  presenter of Granada Reports .  

The event, taking place on Thursday 23rd October 2008, at the Reebok Stadium,  is  organised by Chambers of Commerce North West, and promises an honest and lively discussion a range of issues affecting our business community

Our Panel members – all movers and shakers within the business and political community – include Carol Thatcher, Graham Brady (former shadow cabinet minister) Steve Broomhead, (CEO of the NWDA), Ruth Badger, (of TV shows ‘The  Apprentice’, ‘Badger or Bust’ and ‘The Big Idea’)  and David Haithornwaite, chairman of Tangerine Holdings PLC.

All are renowned for expressing their hard hitting and frank opinions on a whole range of issues affecting business in our region.   Whatever your political opinion or whatever type of business you own or manage we’re sure that you’ll find the event stimulating and entertaining.

This free event will be staged at Lion of Vienna Suite, Reebok stadium, Bolton on 23rd October starting at 6.30pm and finishing at 8.30pm with a buffet supper.  A coach will depart Liverpool at 5pm.  To reserve your place at the event please contact Esther Sumner at esther.sumner@liverpoolchamber.org.uk

Warning! Science Inside! August 12, 2008

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The BA Festival of Science: 6-11 September 2008

The British Association for the Advancement of Science (BA) Festival of Science is coming to Liverpool from 6-11 September. It will bring over 350 of the UK’s top scientists and engineers to discuss the latest developments in science with the public. There will be around 200 events to chose from, taking place at the University of Liverpool and across the city as part of the European Capital of Culture 2008 celebrations.

Showcasing and debating the latest most topical and challenging scientific issues of our time, the BA Festival of Science will no doubt hold the interest of many more people than just the science elite.

You could enjoy some unique science street theatre from the Science Butlers and find out about the science of superheroes, or delve deep into the impact of climate change on our planet. Plus much much more.

The event is massive for the Capital of Culture year. It will attract many visitors to the city to see the many events, including celebrities Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Adam Hart-Davis come together with leading academics to address the public.

Find out more about what’s on on the Festival of Science website.

Carden Park Captain’s Charity Golf Tournament July 18, 2008

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If you’ve been inspired by The Open, you might wish to take part in this Charity event. Former Chamber stalwart, Terry Dunne is Carden Park’s Captain this year and he’ll be happy to welcome you on Tuesday 5th August

The event starts with a 2pm shotgun start, it cost £200 per team to take part and Terry says “This is cheaper than a normal 4 ball and includes a buggy dinner & prizes”

If you’re interested in taking part call Terry on 01244 343317 or e-mail tbdunne@gotadsl.co.uk

Event Organising – The Top Ten Tips June 16, 2008

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New Liverpool Chamber member Mark Jones, who many know from Liverpool’s Radio City, hosts hundreds of prestigious events throughout the UK. He fronts awards dinners, conferences and sportsmen’s dinners.

He’s often heard at Goodison Park as Everton’s Matchday announcer! And has years of experience as a broadcasting presenter in a range of media. Plus he’s worked all around the world… even North Wales. He’s a Director of Altitude Productions Limited, a company that supplies quality PA hire for these events. So when it comes to events and their organisation, he knows -from experience – what he’s talking about.

Here are Mark’s top 10 tips for ensuring a successful event:

1) Large venues usually have an expert planning team to give you dedicated support for your event. Use their expertise; this will help get the best out of your event.

2) To make the best of catering, furniture, lighting and any technical equipment, think about what you’ll need -and write everything down- well in advance as many production companies are booked many months ahead.

3) Visit the venue to familiarise yourself with all its facilities, such as the number and location of the toilets, loading bays, car parking, taxis, nearest station/airport.

4) ALWAYS use an event management/production company that you’ve used before (or have been to a successful event that they’ve work on) to ensure you create the right atmosphere for your event by using the right lighting, music and floral decorations. For example, if you have an event for Liverpool fans, blue napkins might not be appreciated.

5) Keep your themes simple to create the maximum effect for your event.

6) Provide all your customers / delegates with comprehensive directions to get to the venue itself and ensure these are sent out well in advance, include the venue’s postcode for SatNav users.

7) Use clear signage around the venue to guide everyone to the correct areas and create a professional presence for your event; this will make it an easier “sell” to clients returning next year.

8) Check -and then double check- dietary requirements. You won’t believe how upset people can be -they’ll then look elsewhere with their business- if you’re perceived to not care enough to look after them properly.

9) Thoroughly check out whom you’re using as Master of Ceremonies before you book him or her. For example, most of us that make a living from this have a good, clear website, with a showreel so you can get a flavour of our style. Remember, a good, professional, experienced MC can make or break, and can often save, an event.

10) Ensure everyone attending can see the stage clearly and everyone can hear every word clearly. If they can’t, they’ll start talking and then others can’t hear and are distracted. It’s not what you want to hear after all the hard work you’ve put in.

Mark Jones
Master of Ceremonies / Event Host.
Telephone: 07831 – 529729.

Liverpool CreativeCoffee Club Meetup V2.0 March 7, 2008

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Sugar, anyone?Yesterday (Thursday) Chamber staff attended the second meeting of Liverpool’s very own CreativeCoffee Club chapter. The meeting took place in the lovely Parr Street Studios.

Regular readers (we must have some) will know that the CreativeCoffee Club is an informal networking group that meets up with the aim of fostering links, ideas and creative working methods within all areas of our working lives.

This week’s event was attended by people from business, technology, academic and community-focused backgrounds. Coffee was drunk, chats were had and new connections made. There’s no set agenda to these meetings, so it’s a relaxed and refreshing way to meet new people. By the end of the session, everyone went away with something positive, whether this was new ideas on how to solve a particular problem, a commitment to work together in the future or just an expanded and enriched contact list.

It looks like we’ll try and make these meetings regular events now, probably the last Thursday in the month. We recommend anyone who wants to try a different kind of networking and idea-sharing should come along. It’s not just for the ‘creative’ industries – that’s part of the point: we can all work in different ways, no matter what we do.

Find out more about CreativeCoffee Clubs at their Facebook page or on their website.

Free Waste Management Seminar For Construction Industry March 5, 2008

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waste-management-pic.jpgConstruction firms are being urged to take early action before the planned enforcement of Site Waste Management Plans (SWMPs) before April 2008. These plans are due to become a legal requirement for all construction projects over £300,000 on 6th April 2008. Waste reduction is increasingly important for environmental and financial reasons. It is best to reduce waste at source, either by better design, or by improving operational efficiency. This may include the re-use or recovery of materials.

SWMPs provide a structure for systematic waste management at all stages of a project’s delivery.

The key benefits to your business:

  • Provides structured approach to management and recycling on site
  • Reduces cost of waste management
  • Increase profit margins
  • Better control of regulatory risks relating to materials and wastes on site
  • Compliance of contractual needs of public and private sector clients
  • Help you to deal with any queries from environmental regulatory bodies

Colin Woods Associates will be delivering the presentation. So come along to this FREE event organised by Groundwork Merseyside to find out how you should implement a SWMP, and how you can save money by improving your environmental performance.

Wednesday 19th March 2008 8.30am – 11.30am at Liverpool Empire Theatre, Lime Street, Liverpool L1 1JE

• Email ashley.piper@groundwork.org.uk, or
• Phone the Groundwork Merseyside team on 0151 644 4700, or
Download this information and faxback form [PDF]

Green Business Event In Liverpool February 1, 2008

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Barclays is holding a Green Business event in Liverpool on the 28th February at the Marriot Hotel (South) from 8.30am until 1pm.

There will be networking opportunities after lunch. The event is intended for SMEs just starting out on the green path and will feature the renowned and inspirational speaker Rob Craven. The event is supported by Envirowise, Business Link, NWDA and ACCA.

If you are interested in attending this event, please visit: http://www.barclays.co.uk/seminars/greenbusiness/

Free MERIT Event – Interactive Meeting Room Technologies January 21, 2008

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Wednesday 30 January 2008

As businesses grow and have operations across their domestic markets as well as international operations, there are new barriers to communication for the traditional meeting.

At the next Merit event, Colin Birchall of Rapid Technologies, will explore how the Rapid Green Room embraces video conferencing and meeting room technologies to enable organisations to conduct meetings with clients in real time without the time or financial costs of office disruption.

Following this FREE session you will come away with:

  • The knowledge of what interactive meeting room technologies entail.
  • The comprehension to implement and run an interactive meeting room and compete effectively with your competition utilising the latest interactive technologies.
  • Understand practical and efficient ways in which you can reduce your carbon footprint and save your business thousands of pounds.
  • Benefit from an extra working week of productivity added to your annual calendar.
  • Protect yourself against corporate liability issues and achieving work life balance.

Competing in fast moving environments amidst strategies of globalization and an increasing emphasis on your organisations corporate social responsibility, can you afford to fall behind in the race to the meeting room?

To book on this FREE event visit www.merit.org.uk

Free Creative Coffee Event Thursday 29 November November 28, 2007

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Creative Coffee logoSocial Media Strategist extraordinaire Katie Lips would like you all to know about a fantastic, free networking event taking place tomorrow (Thursday 29 Nov) morning.

FACT on Wood Street are hosting Liverpool’s first Creative Coffee event. CreativeCoffee Club is a meetup and networking event, after the style of the OpenCoffee Club. They aim to provide a place for business people, academics, teachers, public sector workers and managers to network, exchange ideas and discuss how to foster creativity and innovation in the workplace.

More information about Creative Coffee Club on their website.

So if you’d like to meet a bunch of creatively-focused people who could help you work in new and exciting ways, come along to the FACT cafe (on the ground floor) between 10am and 12noon. No need to book, just come along.

Those of you hip to the Facebook vibe can register your interest in the event here.

Directions to FACT on Google Maps.