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Greater Manchester

Business FAIR

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Greater Manchester Business Fair Thursday 21st June 2012 Salford City Stadium

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elcome to theG Greater Manchester Business Fair. A wide range of companies

and organisations are exhibiting at today’s event, including our Ask the Expert contributors who will be happy to help you with a range of business queries. Business Taxes, VAT and employing people - HMRC Business Educa*on and Support Team

Email Marke+ng - iContact Finance - RBS Import & Export - Ins*tute of Export Management and Leadership - Chartered Management Ins*tute Marke+ng - Chartered Ins*tute of Marke*ng Minimising Waste and Improving your Resource Efficiency Na*onal Industrial Symbiosis Programme (NISP)

Protec+ng your ideas and designs:-

Intellectual Property Office - Official government body responsible for Intellectual Property (IP) rights in the United Kingdom Mathys & Squire LLP - For businesses which have unique brands, inven*ve new technology, or uniquely appealing product designs, Mathys & Squire LLP are offering comprehensive Intellectual Property advice including trademarks, designs and patents.

The Willows Room on the 3rd floor is the location for Bizset’s Speed Networking Sessions as well as a full and varied programme of free Workshops. Further attractions today include free marketing clinics from The Chartered Institute of Marketing as well as free management advice clinics from The Chartered Management Institute and free business finance clinics from RBS

For further information on our future events please visit www.businessfairsuk.com. Finally, thank you for attending and we hope that you have a productive and enjoyable time.

Opportunity Knocks exhibit - sponsor - visit - par#cipate - network

Wrexham & Borderlands Business Fair 10.30am -3.30pm

Wednesday 11th July 2012 University Sports Complex ^ University Wrexham Glyndwr Wirral & Chester Business Fair ......... 27th September 2012 Seon & West Lancs Business Fair ...... 16th October 2012 Halton & Warrington Business Fair .... 1st November 2012

Free to Visit

B2B Exhibition Free Seminars Free CIM Marketing Advice Informal Networking Free Event Programme Tendering Information Advice Clinics Exhibit from under £200+VAT

Contact us on 0151 709 8932 or visit www.businessfairsuk.com

exhibition area

2nd floor

A wide variety of exhibitors can be found in the Barton Suite - for details see roomplan.

refreshments

2nd floor

Refreshments and Snacks (and Seating Areas) are also available in the exhibition area.

workshops 3rd floor

Speed Networking Sessions at 9.45am and 3.00pm

Come and join Bizset for a free networking session where you can make many useful contacts. Places are limited so please book on in advance.

10.30 Crash course in E-mail and Social Media Marke%ng

Many small business owners know that they are si,ng on a goldmine of customer data and product knowledge. However, understanding how to build a strategy to maximise the poten*al from these valuable marke*ng resources isn’t always so obvious. This seminar is designed to help SME owners iden*fy opportuni*es and build strategies around cost effec*ve and profitable Email Marke*ng and Social Media Marke*ng campaigns.

11.05 What is IP - How to Protect your Ideas and Innova%ons There are many simple and cost effec*ve ways of protec*ng your ideas and your business. This short workshop from the Intellectual Property Office will provide a brief overview of Patents, Trademarks, Designs and Copyright.

12.00pm Successful Branding - win the hearts and minds of your customers

A One Hour mini Marke*ng Master Class covering:Crea*ng your brand • Simple and Universally Recognised Truth • Brand Truth • Noble Purpose • DNA • Mission Statement • Vision • 1 minute pitch • Customer service • People • Marke*ng communica*ons • Innova*on

1.30pm Making your Business Super successful in 2012 A whirlwind tour of lots of ways to grow your business with topics covered including: The 7 musts of effec*ve marke*ng • Ge,ng more stuff done • WOWing your customers • Doubling your profits • Social media success

2.05pm How to use Cloud Compu%ng to Boost Efficiencies, Reduce Spend and Drive Growth

Cloud compu*ng & hosted desktops have many cost saving and efficiency benefits for businesses. We will take you through the concept, benefits and perceived nega*ves to enable you to leverage the cloud for maximum advantage.

2.45pm How to Submit Winning Tenders

The presenta*on will give key advice to anyone bidding for public sector contracts or applying to main contractor's approved supplier lists. A+endees will gain an understanding of how to produce high scoring tender documents.

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exhibitors

Adrenaline Brush

Adrenaline Brush not only makes beautiful board games, it offers corporate board game days where staff can create their own games and unleash personal and team creativity. The company also makes corporate games to suit the needs of the client.

01244 315 507

ADTISHOO LIMITED

www.adrenalinebrush.co.uk

ADTISHOO LIMITED is a new direct marketing company bringing an exciting and popular guerrilla marketing technique to the UK from Japan. The product is tissue pack marketing and provides an opportunity for companies to strengthen their brands directly with consumers via the provision of free tissues distributed on the streets. Welcome to the tissue revolution!

0844 567 5999

Best Hopes Coaching and Consulting

www.adtishoo.co.uk

We are a team of experienced and dynamic coaches and occupational psychologists offering leadership, team and organisational development. Our unique approach combines principles from the fields of Positive Psychology, Solutions Focus and Emotional Intelligence to enable your organisation realise its potential.

07962 139 897

Bizset Networking

www.besthopes.co.uk

Bizset networking is a very friendly and relaxed meeting with the emphasis on attendee interaction throughout, especially with a section called the ‘board you can’t afford’™ which gives anyone present the chance to bring a business issue to the table for the other attendees to discuss. At each event you get a chance of 4 face to face 10 minute meetings with any of the businesses in the room. All meetings take place every fortnight and cost £7 inc VAT to attend and we have approx 12 meetings across the north west details can be found on the website www.bizsetnetworking.com. Please take a moment to join the website, this is a free resource with plenty of opportunity to promote your business.

01254 832 201

Bupa Health & Wellbeing

www.bizsetnetworking.com

Every business wants their employees to be happy and healthy, and Bupa are here to help you achieve this. Whatever your company size or budget, we can provide a tailor made cost-effective solution for you. Visit us at stand 26 or call us on 0845 601 5748, or e.mail us at bupalocal@bupa.com.

0845 601 5748

www.bupa.co.uk/business/small-business/business-local-expert

Businesswise Solutions

Businesswise Solutions are primarily a cost reduction and purchase management organisation, but we offer so much more than your typical cost management company. We thrive on making our business clients substantial cost savings in the key areas in which we specialise and best of all, our services are completely FREE! (we take a referral from our suppliers). By working with us you gain instant access to our network of industry leading suppliers, offering truly exceptional services and products. Significant cost reductions will be experienced, through the buying power and economies of scale we benefit from. Working predominantly in the SME and mid market arena, in both the Public & Private sectors, we offer extensive presales and after sales support through our experienced and skilled account managers, consultants and business partners.

01282 696 072 or Business Account Manager Christian Foster 07843 346 180 www.businesswisesolutions.co.uk Chartered Institute of Marketing

Whether you are just starting up or are a well established business, take advantage of our FREE marketing clinics with local Chartered Marketers. Visit us on our stand to book an appointment and let’s see if we can help grow your business with professional marketing advice.

07813 669 305

Chartered Management Institute

www.cim.co.uk

Professional body for Managers and Leaders, focusing on improving personal and organisational performance. We set the standards, support individual and organisational development, provide accreditation, qualifications and professional recognition, including Chartered Manager status. Attractive membership rates for individuals and organisations at each event.

01539 726191 / 077 966 95259 China Visa Bureau

www.managers.org.uk

Anyone that wants to go to China for a business trip, Tourism or to Study must obtain a Chinese visa prior to arriving in China. We make the whole process a lot easier and painless. We are committed to ensuring that applying for your Chinese Visa could not be any simpler, we make it easy, we do it fast, and, we take the worry away. Your Visa application will be thoroughly audited, with any errors or omissions brought to our attention prior to submission.

0161 870 9048

Costco Wholesale Wholesalers

0161 749 4360 Crimson

www.chinavisabureau.co.uk www.costco.co.uk

Crimson provide document management services to public and private organisations throughout the UK. Our core services are outsourced document scanning and microfilm scanning, with images provided back in PDF on DVD or uploaded onto a secure web portal (the ‘cloud’). Crimson’s services also include onsite scanning and sale / rental of scanners and software.

01942 608 921

www.crimsondms.co.uk

DeskCentre

DeskCentre provide tailored solutions in office space design, installation, move and project management, refurbishment and recycling. We go beyond creating fresh and exciting office interior design, helping create a working environment that inspires.

0845 313 7456

www.deskcentre.co.uk

EMERGE

Social Enterprise specialising in Sustainable Waste management with a focus on the 3Rs of waste reduction, reuse and recycling. Operate charitable food redistribution Scheme called FareShare including volunteering and work programmes. Also environmental education for the wider community and schools.

0161 223 8200

www.emergemanchester.co.uk

Employment and Skills Group (esg.)

esg. (Employment and Skills Group) is a leading national training company delivering government funded, commercial skills and development. We have been working alongside key employer partners successfully for many years serving local, national and multi-national businesses. If you are looking to up-skill and develop your workforce then contact us today on 0845 649 0010 or for further information visit www.esggroup.co.uk

0845 649 0010 Energycentric

www.esggroup.co.uk

Energycentric is able to show all businesses in the public and private sectors, plus charities and other non profit making organisations, a way to reduce their energy costs by obtaining energy contracts at lower prices than they could normally obtain.

0151 550 4602

Entrepreneur’s Circle

www.energycentric.co.uk

Helping UK business owners escape mediocrity and live the life they want to live! Sam Flynn, from Sam Flynn Social Media, represents the Entrepreneur’s Circle in Manchester. Sam hosts regular meetings for local members to encourage them to grow their business and achieve the success they are looking for.

0161 787 9219

www.ecmanchester.co.uk

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Greater Manchester Chamber is the largest Chamber of Commerce in the UK with 5,000 members. We provide first-class business support to companies of all shapes and sizes through a range of membership services and networking opportunities, specifically tailored to meet the needs of your business. The Chamber boasts the largest Policy team throughout the entire Chamber network; we research and represent members’ views on issues such as transport, environment, skills and the economy across all ten local authority areas. We use our influence with local and central government to lobby on behalf of our members as the voice of the Greater Manchester business community.

0845 602 9469

Hale Communica+ons

www.gmchamber.co.uk

Business communica0on from an established, award winning independent company. We listen to our customers and get a feel for their business - what it does, how it operates and what it wants to achieve now and in the future. Only then do we recommend a solu0on based around one or more of our services. Call to arrange a free no obliga0on review of your telecomms.

0161 929 1580

Henry Smith LLP

www.halecomms.co.uk

We endeavour to provide our clients a first class service with greater profitability and business performance. We provide the following services:Annual accounts, Tax planning, Book keeping, VAT returns, Payroll service etc.

0151 229 1742

www.henrysmithllp.co.uk

HMRC Business Education and Support Team

The HMRC Business Education & Support Team is specially trained to help businesses understand their tax responsibilities and give them the confidence to get it right, first time. Our services, which include workshops on a variety of topics, are free of charge and are designed for everyone in business, especially new businesses or new employers.

0161 220 1685 iContact

www.hmrc.gov.uk/bst

iContact is the leading provider of Email Marketing and Social Media Marketing software for Small and Medium sized companies. Based in North Carolina in the United States and with offices in central London in the United Kingdom, iContact has more than one million registered users. For a free 30 day trial of our Email Marketing and Social Media Marketing software visit: http://www.icontact.com

0208 099 7855 IMSM

www.icontact.com

IMSM are a management consultancy implementing ISO standards to clients worldwide. Our global team of highly qualified IRCA Standard auditors are well versed in the implementation of ISO Standards including ISO 9001 Quality Management, ISO 14001 Environmental Management and BS OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety Management, and many more.

01793 688 990

www.imsm.com


exhibitors

Inspire Spreadsheets

Inspire Spreadsheets help you harness the power of spreadsheets to make your business more effective and save time and money. Their offer includes spreadsheet training, including their very popular distance learning courses, and a design and development service producing systems for an amazing variety of applications. You will be Inspired.

07980 972 367

Institute of Export

www.inspirespreadsheets.co.uk

RBS

RBS is one of the UK’s leading Corporate and Commercial banks and specialises in assisting businesses to achieve their long term goals.

0161 862 4178

www.rbs.co.uk

Redbows Promotional Gifts

The Institute of Export & International Trade is the professional body representing and supporting the interests of everyone involved in importing, exporting and international trade. We offer a unique range of individual and business membership benefits as well as a world-renowned suite of professional qualifications, training & CPD. Visit: www.export.org.uk

Redbows is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of promotional gifts and promotional marketing services including: logo design, artwork generation, printing, embroidery, product sourcing, supply, project management and fulfilment. The company is ISO9001 and 14001 certified and a Chartered Distributor member of the British Promotional Merchandise Association.

Intellectual Property Office

Salford City Council

01733 404 400

www.export.org.uk

Government Department responsible for Patents, Registered Designs, Copyright and Trade Marks.

01633 814 708

Key Computers

www.ipo.gov.uk

Key Computers are IT experts providing superior, reliable and cost effective software solutions, cloud computing, network support and App development that drives growth, boosts efficiency and reduces IT spend. We handle all IT requirements from supplying equipment and supporting IT to managing hosted environments. Free audits and consultations available.

01942 261 671

Magma Digital Ltd

www.keycomputers.co.uk

Magma Digital Ltd is the best PHP web development agency in the North West and we can prove it! We not only ini0ate and complete your new projects but can turn our hands to adopt exis0ng or failing projects. We apply our skills, abili0es and confidence into all our projects to create world-class web applica0ons that will meet the needs of SMEs and Enterprise alike. No ma1er what troubles you're having, we can help you solve them!

0845 241 6460

Mathys & Squire LLP

www.magmadigital.co.uk

Mathys & Squire LLP is a firm with over 100 years of experience in the successful management of all aspects of Intellectual Property for a global client base, providing our clients with the best possible return in every aspect of our service. We provide concise and clear advice on Trade Marks, Designs and Patents. Our many longstanding client relationships are testimony to our focus on delivering a return on every pound spent with us.

0161 870 5900

www.mathys-squire.com

National Industrial Symbiosis Programme (NISP)

NISP is a free business opportunity programme that delivers environmental, social and economic benefits and is the first industrial symbiosis initiative in the world to be launched on a national scale. Put simply, our vision is to change the way business thinks. Operating at the forefront of industrial symbiosis thinking and practice, the programme helps companies take a fresh look at their resources and delivers bottom line benefits for our members whilst generating positive outcomes for the environment and society

0161 875 4318 Network Rail

www.nisp.org.uk

Network Rail is the largest supplier of SME business accommodation in the UK. We are dedicated to providing what our customers need: - great service, flexible terms, affordable rents and a diverse range of properties. We have railway arches, offices, shops, restaurants, leisure and light industrial units ranging in size from 100 SQ FT to 100,000 SQFT.

0800 830 840 Permatek Ltd

www.networkrail.co.uk

We supply, install and support computerised Time and Attendance systems. Proven to simplify the employee time recording process and speed up the payroll calculation routine. We can help you reduce the wage bill, save administration time, increase productivity and plan your staff resources more effectively.

07540 772 553

Plug and Play Design

www.permatek.co.uk

At Plug and Play Design we build websites that will make you more money. Starting from scratch we build high quality websites specifically to your every requirement and that would work great with Google for your chosen keywords. Come have a chat with us at our stall!

0161 300 2383 PPC Rescue

www.plugandplaydesign.co.uk

We are Google AdWords and SEO specialists offering a jargon free, enthusiastic approach to driving customers to your website, at an affordable price. We are a Google Certified Partner trained and vetted by Google to get the best out of this amazing pay per click (PPC) advertising programme - in a nutshell, we’d like to help you get more customers. We’re waiting for your call, what are you waiting for?

01244 470067

Print Solutions

www.ppc-rescue.co.uk

Established in 1995 we offer the full range of print solutions at a competitive price: Creative design Digital printing Litho printing Large format printing & exhibition systems Superb high definition printing as standard Environmentally friendly print process - Quick response and turnarounds

01744 616 555

www.print-solutions.com

0845 8386 368

www.promotionalgiftsstore.co.uk

Salford is a great business destination that is already home to more than 7,500 businesses employing over 120,000 people. It has a strong financial and professional services sector and a growing creative, digital and new media sector, yet still has a solid advanced manufacturing sector. The Business Team at Salford City Council are on hand to help support your business requirements including accessing finance, recruiting local talent, finding the right property solution and joining local business networks. To find out more visit www.locateinsalford.info or contact the team on 0161 793 2803.

0161 793 2803

www.locateinsalford.info

Salford City Stadium

Here at the Salford City Stadium, we pride ourselves on offering a truly bespoke service to all of our clients whatever the event. We have a series of flexible suites and twelve stunning hospitality boxes that can host events ranging from 10-750 guests. This is combined with an experienced and professional events team, a passion for fine dining and exceptional service standards throughout.

0844 844 8404

www.salfordcitystadium.com

Simplyhealth

Simplyhealth is the UK’s biggest provider of cash plans and a major provider of dental plans, private medical insurance and self funded health plans. Our plans help over four million people look after their health and 20,000 businesses choose us as their healthcare provider.

0845 075 0063

St Peter’s Partnerships

www.simplyhealth.co.uk/forbusiness

St Peter’s Partnerships is an Ashton based community led organisation working to engage, support, train and develop work opportunities for local residents. They operate a social hub offering a wide range of services including managed and virtual offices, landscape gardening, safety and security advice and services and employment skills training.

0161 214 8300

www.stpeterspartnerships.org

The Lymm Hotel

You will find us nestled in the picturesque village of Lymm. A peaceful and idyllic location, perfect for a variety of business events. Our friendly hotel is situated close to transport links, just off the M6 & M56 and only 20 minutes from Manchester City Centre.

01925 752 233

The Manchester College

www.macdonald-hotels.co.uk/lymm

We are one of the UK’s largest training providers and have a wealth of experience in working with employers. Our comprehensive service includes relevant advice, extensive training and assessment options, innovative recruitment solutions and help to access funding. Let us work with you to help your organisation realise its potential.

0161 203 2100 www.themanchestercollege.ac.uk/employers TWB Marketing & Promotions

TWB Marketing & Promotions was set up in 2010 to supply businesses with a “one stop shop” for all their promotional needs. Our items are “Best of British “ plus Europe and are stocked and printed on site so offering 2 day turn around on printed goods. We offer full digital print, laser engraving and hi res embroidery. You will find our products and service very hard to beat and we will price match or beat any like for like quotation. Contact us for your free samples and to talk to our friendly service team . Our catch phrase is “your corporate identity for the 21st century”.

01942 896 989

Ultimate Health Ltd

www.twbmarketingandpromotions.co.uk

Ultimate Health Ltd are a Specialist Private Medical Insurance Intermediary. We work with all leading insurers including Bupa, AXA-PPP, Aviva and Pru Health to ensure our clients not only have the right Policy for them but are also supported through the claims process. Our services come completely free of charge to our clients as we get paid by the Insurers.

01704 567 600

www.ultimate-healthcare.co.uk

Veolia Environmental Services plc

From recycling and refuse collection to waste treatment and industrial services, Veolia Environmental Services offers sustainable waste management solutions to customers throughout the UK. Recycling and waste management affect us all, at home, at work and in our wider environment. We help our customers to reduce, recycle and manage waste safely and efficiently.

0161 877 3463

www.veolia.co.uk


Business Guide

Some useful sources of help and advice for businesses across the region Federation of Small Businesses

The FSB is the UK's biggest business support organisation, with over 215,000 members. The FSB lobbies tirelessly on behalf of the self-employed and members can take advantage of a wide range of benefits and services. www.fsb.org.uk

Envirowise

Envirowise seeks to provide support to all UK businesses on resource efficiency issues to help them minimise waste and maximise profits. We work closely with regional Business Support Organisations to ensure that the businesses we work with receive the support they need www.envirowise.gov.uk

WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme)

WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) works in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to help businesses and individuals reap the benefits of reducing waste, develop sustainable products and use resources in an efficient way www.wrap.org.uk

Business Scene

Local knowledge, contacts & opportunities all accessed through our 200,000 member strong online community www.business-scene.com and offline at our Connections events. Promote your business with a full online profile, submit articles, press releases and classified ads all free of charge thanks to the support of our national sponsors Microsoft, Blackberry & Santander. www.business-scene.com

Eco-Innovate

The North West Eco-Innovation Programme provides free, tailored support to help you exploit the market for sustainable products and low-carbon solutions, helping you develop products and services suitable for a low carbon economy and move your business ahead of the rest www.eco-innovate.org.uk / www.ctechinnovation.com/eco

Ask About Business

Ask About Business is a partnership between fourteen library authorities across the north west. Led by Manchester Library & Information Service, Ask About Business provides information through libraries to support: * Pre-start and new businesses * Existing businesses * Jobseekers * Consumers * Inventors * Business students www.askaboutbusiness.org/

Institute of Export & International Trade

The Institute of Export & International Trade is the professional body representing and supporting the interests of everyone involved in importing, exporting and international trade. We offer a unique range of individual and business membership benefits as well as a world renowned suite of professional qualifications, training & CPD. Visit: www.export.org www.export.org.uk

The Carbon Trust

The Carbon Trust was set up by Government in 2001 as an independent company. The Carbon Trust's mission is to accelerate the move to a low carbon economy, by working with organisations to reduce carbon emissions now and develop commercial low carbon technologies for the future. www.carbontrust.co.uk

Chapel Street Business Group

We represent and support local businesses, providing information and networking opportunities through meetings, seminars and events. We are dedicated to establishing Salford’s Chapel Street as a vital part of the refreshed regional centre – where businesses and residents live and work together in a safe, vibrant and sustainable environment. www.chapelstreet.org

HMRC Online Services

HMRC offer a range of online services which aim to be efficient and customer friendly. Our continually developing services enable you to interact with us quickly, securely and at your convenience. We provide a range of services for: - individuals and employees - employers - businesses and corporations - tax agents and advisers - software developers

Groundwork in the North West

www.hmrc.gov.uk

Providing through the ENWORKS programme: - FREE environmental resource efficiency reviews for businesses - Advice on Corporate Social Responsibility - Subsidised environmental training and accredited training courses www.groundwork.org.uk

LEAD

LEAD is a unique leadership programme designed specifically around the needs of SME owner-managers with up to 20 employees. Past delegates credit the course with having a significant impact on their business - 90% witnessed an average £200,000 increase in turnover. It allows you to work ON the business not IN it, and tackles practical issues rather than focussing on theoretical concepts. www.businesslinknw.co.uk/lead

Salford City Council

Salford City Council’s Business and Investment team promotes Salford as an attractive and prosperous business destination and is working in partnership with a range of public and private sector partners to: * promote entrepreneurship * encourage new business start-ups * sustain and grow existing businesses * attract inward investment www.salford.gov.uk/business / www.locateinsalford.info

Business Link

The regional Business Link advisory service has now ceased. Since April 2011 much of the local business support information that was previously found on regionally branded Business Link websites can now be accessed within the national Business Link website directories (Events, Business Support Finder and Contacts). The Business Link website will remain and will continue to provide businesses of all sizes with access to information, support and government services. www.businesslink.gov.uk

The North West Fund

The North West Fund is targeted at growing businesses that are unable to secure funding from traditional sources in order to finance their growth plans. Consequently, The North West Fund is targeted at growing SMEs, irrespective of their “age”. However, there are restrictions around investments in businesses in difficulty and firms in certain sectors. A total of £184.4m is available across the six product funds for investment up to the end of 2015. Please contact the relevant Fund Manager for further information. www.thenorthwestfund.co.uk

Contracts Finder

Contracts Finder is a free new service for businesses, government buyers and the public. This service comes from government under its transparency commitment, and you can find: · live contract opportunities · closed tender documentation · contract awards and contract documents You can also subscribe to email updates on existing or new items www.contractsfinder.businesslink.gov.uk/

University of Salford

Whether you are an individual, an entrepreneur, an established private business with 100 employees or a new-start with just a handful of staff, a public or voluntary sector organisation or a social enterprise, there are numerous ways that you can get involved with the University of Salford and use our services to meet your business objectives and help you gain a competitive advantage. www.business-services.salford.ac.uk/

The University of Manchester

We offer a wide range of facilities and services for businesses which are available to both public and private sectors. www.manchester.ac.uk/business/

Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University Business School (MMUBS) has been supporting industry and commerce in the city since 1889. www.business.mmu.ac.uk/business/

Salford Hundred Venture

Salford Hundred Venture has been working alongside businesses in the area for 22 years helping them to grow and develop. www.shv-training.co.uk

Manchester Investment Development Agency Service

MIDAS, Manchester’s inward investment agency, offers a free and extensive package of services, advice and assistance for those wishing to do business in the Manchester city region. www.investinmanchester.com

Manchester City Council

Manchester City Council has a range of services to support new and existing businesses www.manchester.gov.uk

Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS)

The Manufacturing Advisory Service aims to address the practical needs of British manufacturers by delivering hands-on advice and assistance from experts in a wide range of manufacturing disciplines. www.mas.dti.gov.uk


Business Guide

Some useful sources of help and advice for businesses across the region The Chartered Institute of Marketing

Whether you are just starting up or are a well established business, take advantage of our FREE marketing clinics with local Chartered Marketers. Visit us on our stand to book an appointment and let’s see if we can help grow your business with professional marketing advice. www.cimnorth.co.uk

Chartered Management Institute

Professional body for Managers and Leaders, focusing on improving personal and organisational performance. We set the standards, support individual and organisational development, provide accreditation, qualifications and professional recognition, including Chartered Manager status. www.managers.org.uk

Bionow

Bionow is the cluster support group for the Northwest of England's biotechnology, pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. www.bionow.co.uk

UK Trade & Investment

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) can help you rise to the exciting opportunities and challenges that globalisation offers. We work with UK-based businesses to ensure their success in international markets. We also encourage the best overseas companies to look to the UK as their global partner of choice. www.ukti.gov.uk

Police Services

Cheshire Police Cumbria Constabulary Greater Manchester Police Lancashire Constabulary Merseyside Police North Wales Police

Chambers of Commerce

www.cheshire.police.uk www.cumbria.police.uk www.gmp.police.uk www.lancashire.police.uk www.merseyside.police.uk www.north-wales.police.uk

Altrincham & Sale www.altrinchamchamber.co.uk Blackburn & District www.blackburnchamber.co.uk Borough of Congleton www.congletonchamber.co.uk Cumbria www.cumbriachamber.co.uk East Lancashire www.chamberelancs.co.uk Greater Manchester www.manchester-chamber.org Halton www.haltonchamber.com Knowsley www.knowsleychamber.org Lancaster District www.lancaster-chamber.org.uk Liverpool www.liverpoolchamber.org.uk Macclesfield www.macclesfieldchamber.co.uk North & Western Lancashire www.lancschamber.co.uk Sefton www.seftonchamber.com South Cheshire www.southcheshirechamber.org.uk South East Cheshire Enterprise www.sece.co.uk St Helens www.sthelenschamber.com Warrington www.warrington-chamber.co.uk West Cheshire and North Wales www.cepnwchamber.org.uk Wirral www.wirralchamber.org.uk

Chambers of Commerce North West www.chambersofcommercenw.org.uk British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) www.britishchambers.org.uk

Science & Innovation Parks

Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus www.daresburysic.co.uk Liverpool Innovation Park www.liverpoolinnovationpark.com Liverpool Science Park www.liverpoolsciencepark.co.uk Manchester Science Park www.manchestersciencepark.co.uk West Lakes Science Park www.westlakessciencepark.co.uk

Local Authorities

Cheshire Cheshire East Council

www.cheshireeast.gov.uk

Cheshire West and Chester Council www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk Halton Borough Council Warrington Borough Council Cumbria Allerdale Borough Council Barrow in Furness Borough Council Carlisle City Council Copeland Borough Council Cumbria County Council Eden District Council South Lakeland District Council

www.halton.gov.uk www.warrington.gov.uk www.allerdale.gov.uk www.barrowbc.gov.uk www.carlisle.gov.uk www.copelandbc.gov.uk www.cumbriacc.gov.uk www.eden.gov.uk www.southlakeland.gov.uk

Greater Manchester Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council www.bolton.gov.uk Bury Metropolitan Borough Council www.bury.gov.uk Manchester City Council www.manchester.gov.uk Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council www.oldham.gov.uk Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council www.rochdale.gov.uk Salford City Council www.salford.gov.uk Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council www.stockport.gov.uk Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council www.tameside.gov.uk Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council www.trafford.gov.uk Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council www.wiganmbc.gov.uk Lancashire Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council www.blackburn.gov.uk Blackpool Borough Council www.blackpool.gov.uk Burnley Borough Council www.burnley.gov.uk Chorley Borough Council www.chorley.gov.uk Fylde Borough Council www.fylde.gov.uk Hyndburn Borough Council www.hyndburnbc.gov.uk Lancashire County Council www.lancashire.gov.uk Lancaster City Council www.lancaster.gov.uk Pendle Borough Council www.pendle.gov.uk Preston City Council www.preston.gov.uk Ribble Valley Borough Council www.ribblevalley.gov.uk Rossendale Borough Council www.rossendale.gov.uk South Ribble Borough Council www.southribble.gov.uk West Lancashire District Council www.westlancsdc.gov.uk Wyre Borough Council www.wyrebc.gov.uk Merseyside Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council Liverpool City Council Sefton Council St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

www.knowsley.gov.uk www.liverpool.gov.uk www.sefton.gov.uk www.sthelens.gov.uk www.wirral.gov.uk

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Wrexham & Borderlands Business Fair 10.30am -3.30pm

Wednesday 11th July 2012 University Sports Complex ^ University Wrexham Glyndwr Wirral & Chester Business Fair ......... 27th September 2012 Seon & West Lancs Business Fair ...... 16th October 2012 Halton & Warrington Business Fair .... 1st November 2012

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B2B Exhibition Free Seminars Free CIM Marketing Advice Informal Networking Free Event Programme Tendering Information Advice Clinics Exhibit from under ÂŁ200+VAT

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