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Halton & Warrington BusinessFAIR

Wednesday 2nd November Stobart Stadium Halton

www.businessfairsuk.com


HALTON CHAMBER: SERVICESANDEVENTS

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the leading independent business-support organisation representing businesses in the Widnes and Runcorn area, Halton Chamber is fully committed to the ongoing development and success of the economy of the Borough of Halton. Halton Chamber Membership embraces a wide range of businesses of all sizes, in all sectors, including professional and consultancy services, manufacturing and engineering, transportation, warehousing and distribution, tourism and chemicals and petrochemicals.

Chamber Members themselves benefit from a huge range of services, cost-saving initiatives and information and networking events. These include: l 1stuesday Networking events

l Tool Box Talks knowledge transfer sessions

A key role of Halton Chamber is it’s ‘influencing’ role l Business Surgeries on behalf of local businesses, acting as the ‘VOICE’ of the region, representing the views of the private l Business Mentoring sector at local, regional and national levels and lobbying on a range of issues that impact on the l Export Documentation

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l Chamber Debt Recovery service l Chamber Website service l Legal and HR healthcheck

l Business Networking lunches

l Women in Business Network

l Chamber Health Cash Plan

l Quarterly Economic Reports l Discounted rates for Business Training l Inclusion in the Halton Chamber of

Commerce database l Marketing and promotional opportunities

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Halton Chamber literature, at

01928 143 North516 Cheshire & Wirral Chamber www.haltonchamber.com

North Cheshire & Wirral Chamber

Improving Your Resource Efficiency Free support to improve the profitability of North West SMEs Looking to improve and grow your business? Then using energy and materials efficiently is essential. Groundwork Merseyside offers free, practical support to SMEs as part of the award-winning ENWORKS partnership. Let us help you: • Cut bills • Reduce your environmental impact

• Comply with legislation • Be more profitable

Our experienced, specialist advisers offer hands-on support to both SMEs and non-SMEs in the North West. For more information contact Ashley Piper at Groundwork Merseyside on 0151 726 2740, or email ashley.piper@groundwork.org.uk

Funded by:

Provided by:

www.businesslinknw.co.uk/enworks Your Environmental Partner

Commissioned by:

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Halton & Warrington BusinessFAIR

Wednesday 2nd November Stobart Stadium Halton

www.businessfairsuk.com

Welcome to the 2011 Halton and Warrington Business Fair. We have tried to make sure that today’s event offers something for every type of business - big or small, new or old. With many activities taking place, visitors will find that their trip has been both interesting and worthwhile.

Business to Business Exhibi+on - a wide variety of companies are showcasing their products and services to the hundreds of visitors a,ending the event. Ask the Expert

- A range of Experts are on hand to provide advice and guidance on a range of issues

Improving Your Sales - Apex Consultants Doing Business in Europe - Enterprise Europe Network North West Improving your Resource EďŹƒciency – Groundwork Merseyside Business Support / Doing Business in Halton - Halton Chamber of Commerce & Enterprise, Halton Borough Council Business Development and Halton Borough Council - Enterprising Halton. Business Taxes, VAT, Employing People & Interna(onal Trade - HMRC Business Educa2on & Support Team Improving Your Website Rankings on Google - Selling Online Ltd Talk to MARC or JOHN, at the SELLING ONLINE LTD stand, to asses your current website rankings on GOOGLE and how to IMPROVE them to generate many more ENQUIRIES AND SALES. They can also pinpoint your compe2tor's weaknesses and the likely TIME & COST in obtaining a TOP 3 GOOGLE search engine ranking. Marke(ng Your Business - The Chartered Ins2tute of Marke2ng Management & Performance Improvement - The Chartered Management Ins2tute Se)ng Up & Developing an Online Shop - TICWEBSHOPS

Complimentary Marke+ng and Business Clinics

from the Chartered Ins+tute of Marke+ng and Chartered Management Ins+tute - Take advantage of a 20 minute advice clinic with a member of the CIM / CMI Team.

Business Showcase - A mixture of speed networking session and up to 10 businesses delivering a 60 second pitch about what they do. Many other Special Features and A,rac+ons -

including View and play Adrenaline Brush’s latest range of original, hand craed board games Take advantage of a free head and back massage from Cloudnine Bodyworks - plus networking opportuni+es, business informa+on & advice and a complimentary Event Programme and Business Guide for every visitor.

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

welcome

exhibition area

Stadium Fitness

refreshments

Stadium Fitness

A wide variety of exhibitors are displaying their products and services in the Conference and Exhibi+on Area of the Stadium Fitness Suite.

Refreshments and Snacks (and Sea+ng Areas) available on the ground floor in the Stadium Fitness Suite.

workshops

10.30 Liverpool BA Business Showcase

Main Stadium Karalius Suite

These are networking sessions with a dierence. At each Showcase we will invite up to ten businesses to do a 60 second pitch about what they do (free of charge) to the rest of the audience. This is followed up by a further ten minutes of general speed networking.If you would like to deliver one of these pitches, submit your details to us using the Contact Us form on the www.businessfairsuk.com website - make sure that you provide your Contact Name, telephone number and a short descrip2on of what your pitch will cover (in the message ďŹ eld).

11.15 Capitalising on commercial opportunities within your business

SME businesses are oen guilty of not capitalising on the commercial opportuni+es that exist within their business, oen overlooking the importance of proac+ve CRM (customer rela+onship management), partnership marke+ng and other ini+a+ves that can either provide new revenue streams or reduce overhead to maximise a business’s proďŹ tability. Apex Consultants workshop will focus on two key areas:

1. Maximising exis+ng rela+onships (customers, suppliers and contacts) to improve your business proďŹ tability 2. Improving proďŹ tability through improved processes and management.

Workshop delivered by Nick Richardson, Director, Apex Consultants.

12.00 The New Mersey Gateway - Procurement Process and Commercial Opportunities

David Parr Chief Execu+ve of Halton Borough Council will outline some of the opportuni+es that will be available as a result of the ďŹ nal approval of this mul+ million pound project - and how companies can ďŹ nd out more and prepare to get involved..

David Parr Chief Execu2ve Halton Borough Council.

1.00 Understanding Your Competition and How to Beat Them

A One Hour mini Marke+ng Master Class covering SWOT analysis - Compe++ve Review - Magpie principle - Eec+ve Intelligence Informed business decisions - Winning your ba,les - Defensive Strategies - Oensive Strategies - Ea+ng the Big Fish - Capitalising on Being Small - Fair share and some.

Davide de Maestri, Chartered Ins2tute of Marke2ng

2.00 How to create ongoing profit by becoming a value added ecommerce reseller.

This workshop from TIC Webshops will provide a brief overview on the do's and dont's of selling online and also how to generate revenue through client referral networks both online and oine.

2.30 How to Submit Winning Tenders

TIC Webshops.

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

Mike Raynor, Quality Tender Services

3.00 Introduction to International Trade

A basic presenta+on about impor+ng and expor+ng goods. Aimed at businesses that trade or are about to trade with countries outside the European Community. HMRC will explain import/export procedures and highlight the various regimes which may save you +me and money

HMRC Business Educa2on and Support Team


exhibitors AdaptiveComms

AdaptiveComms are providers of managed communication solutions for business. We supply landlines, mobiles, phone systems, broadband, software and IT hardware. Come and discuss our free communications roadmap and DR plan with us or arrange a free consultation to make sure you are getting the best from your communications and IT infrastructure.

01704 540 547

www.adaptivecomms.co.uk

Cyber Host Pro Ltd

Cyber Host Pro provide cloud hosting solutions. Move your website to Cyber Host Pro’s servers and you’ll receive 100% uptime on your website which will be mirrored over several servers. Try them today for just £1 visit www.cyberhostpro.com

0845 527 9345

www.cyberhostpro.com

Desk Centre

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.

With over 25 years experience within the industry, Desk Centre have grown to become one of the largest specialists in the office and Educational furniture market. We partner with the world’s leading manufacturers to offer a diverse and refreshing selection of products that would complement every office or Education Environment.

Apex Consultants

Enterprise Europe Network North West

Adrenaline Brush 01244 315 507

www.adrenalinebrush.co.uk

APEX Consultants pride themselves on their innovative and proactive approach in providing their clients with a commercial solution that adds real value to their business – from driving efficiencies into clients businesses, improving effectiveness of sales & marketing campaigns or by developing new initiatives that are tasked with improving competitiveness and ultimately maximising clients profitability. Whether you are a SME or international business, APEX Consultants have the approach, contacts, experience and knowledge to add real value to your business.

0844 414 5578

www.apex-consultants.co.uk

Arnold Clark Car & Van Rental

Arnold Clark Car & Van Rental provides reliable ad-hoc self-drive vehicle rental throughout the UK. We can supply vehicles from locations throughout Scotland and also in Carlisle, Huddersfield, Liverpool, Manchester, Manchester Airport, Newcastle, Northwich, Preston, Sheffield, and Stafford. We run a large modern multi-franchised fleet of cars, MPVs, 4x4’s, minibuses, light commercials and trucks.

01786 468 700

www.arnoldclark.co.uk

Bizspace

BIZSPACE is one of the UK’s leading providers of Flexible Affordable Business Space offering flexible property licensing or leasing solutions to the SME market. At BIZSPACE, offering a wide range of flexible accommodation for businesses requiring: industrial units, workshops, conventional offices, serviced offices, studios, meeting rooms, storage facilities, self-storage, virtual offices & mailboxes. The best part is that you can sign up and move in on the same day! Contact 0870 60 999 06, www.bizspace.co.uk

0870 60 999 06

www.bizspace.co.uk

Centrol Recycling Group

Total waste management company. We are all responsible for climate change so we must all be part of the solution. Businesses have a social responsibility to lead the way for change. Centrol firmly believes in a zero to waste policy and confirm full compliances with this goal. Services Commercial recycling - Office recycling - Commercial plastic recycling - WE&EE electrical goods (computers, faxes, household) - Wood recycling - Hazardous waste (chemicals, solvents, paints, fridges) - Commercial waste management - Material Recycling (MRF) Environmental reporting, K P I, Carbon Monitoring and Emissions

08000 281 125

www.centrolgroup.com

Claranet Ltd

Specialising in Broadband & Hosting Technologies, Claranet SOHO was established in January 2010. Based in Birchwood in the North West of England, our ethos has always been to provide quality services, backed up by quality support.

01925 855 813

http://claranetsoho.co.uk

0845 313 7456

www.deskcentre.co.uk

EEN NW is part of the largest technology transfer network in the world covering 54 countries and having 5,000 active operators. EEN NW provides business support SME’s, Individuals, Large Organisations, Academia and Research organisations to facilitate Innovation, Technology Transfer, International trading and participation in collaborative research programmes funded by National programmes and the European Commission (FP7, Eureka, Eurostars). EEN NW also supports Innovative individuals and companies by advising on all aspects of Intellectual Property protection, R&D tax credit/relief and CE marking.

0845 603 7053

www.itcnw.co.uk

Federation of Small Businesses

The Federation of Small Businesses, (FSB), is the UK’s biggest business support organisation. With an unparalleled range of member benefits, the FSB promotes and protects the interests of small businesses, providing advice and support on legal, employment and taxation issues, unbeatable savings on vital business services and a powerful lobbying voice that ensures that the views of small businesses are heard at all levels of government in the UK.

0151 645 5694

www.fsb.org.uk

Final Demand Ltd

No Win No Fee Debt Recovery - With over 70 years in house experience providing cost effective and proactive resolution to all your debt recovery needs. Providing clients with access to expert legal advice and a fully qualified litigation department.

0800 334 5558

www.finaldemand.biz

First Investments Ltd

We are a leading property management company operating in the UK with millions of square feet of property to let. MAKE FIRST INVESTMENTS your first call for any commercial property needs - Industrial, Office & Retail - 01257 263 010.

01257 263 010

Groundwork Merseyside

www.first-investments.co.uk

Groundwork Merseyside offer practical environmental support and advice to help businesses cut costs by using resources such as energy, water, materials and waste more efficiently. The service is delivered free of charge as part of the region’s ENWORKS support programme.

0151 726 2740

Hale Communications

www.groundworkmerseyside.org.uk

Hale Communications has over 18 years experience providing mobile and fixed line communications solutions to UK businesses. We are a Vodafone Gold Partner and One Net accredited. An Apple iPhone and iPad partner. We also work closely with Blackberry so they provide us with up to date info on their new products including the new Playbook. Contact Steve on 07500 222 794.

0161 929 1580

www.halecommunications.co.uk

Cloudnine Bodyworks

Workplace acupressure massage / reiki Treatments with the WOW! Factor

0771 339 8993

www.c9wow.com

Costco

Costco is a cash and carry membership warehouse club which sells a wide variety of brand name merchandise at low warehouse prices. Costco is not open to the general public and membership is required. If you are a bonafide business owner or manager you qualify for a trade membership.

01942 868 600

www.costco.co.uk

W www.c9wow.com E info@c9wow.com M 0771 339 8993 T 0151 228 9021

Stephen & Sheila Hughes ITEC Dip OSM

ON-SITE ACUPRESSURE MASSAGE / REIKI / EFT


exhibitors Halton Borough Council Business Development

Halton Borough Council’s Business Development provide a comprehensive support service to local businesses wishing to grow and expand and to businesses wishing to move into the Borough. The Team can help businesses to source commercial property, provide advice and guidance regarding a range of business support, recruitment and skills development issues.

0151 906 3791

www.runcorn-widnes.com

Halton Borough Council - Enterprising Halton

Enterprising Halton for Halton Borough Council programme offers free advice and mentoring on all aspects of setting up and running a successful business from help with business ideas, to support on business planning and access to finance, to raise awareness of the potential of business start up / self employment as a realistic employment option i.e. Kickstart - Pre Start up training course, provide 1:1 advice and support for customers wishing to move into a business start up / self employment, business survivability and business after care. Anybody who is a Halton resident or wishing to set up within Halton can access our services.

0151 471 7516

www.halton.gov.uk

Halton Chamber of Commerce & Enterprise

Halton Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise is the only Chamber representing business in the Widnes and Runcorn area. The Chamber offers services in 5 main areas, these are:· - Lobbying and Representation - Business Starts and aftercare - Property Management - Export Documentation - Eurochambre Halton Chamber is committed to the ongoing development and success of the economy in Halton.

01928 516 142

www.haltonchamber.com

Moneypenny

Moneypenny gives you your own PA, someone you know and trust, to look after your calls just as if based in your office. Free week trial available. Call 08000 199 944 or visit www.moneypenny.co.uk/free

08000 199 944

www.moneypenny.co.uk

NP Projects

NP Projects offer remote and on-site IT computer support for hardware and software problems on PC’s and server networks, covering single and multi-site business within the NW of England, plus the installation and upgrading of business hardware and software systems.

0151 257 7754

www.np-projects.co.uk

Proactive Gas Safety Ltd

Proactive Gas Safety: Compressed Gases & Equipment Safety Training. High quality independently assessed and approved safety training. Delivered at your premises to help meet the obligations of H & S at Work Act. You will be provided with the knowledge and tools to ensure a safe working environment so that risk can be minimised.

01606 872 864

www.proactivegassafety.com

Redbows Promotional Gifts

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.

0845 8386 368

www.promotionalgiftsstore.co.uk

Riverside College

We are dedicated to providing the best business legal advice to our clients in a friendly, innovative and forward thinking way, from employment law and HR advice to debt recovery. With our ‘can do’ attitude and efficient, cost effective service, look no further than Hattons Solicitors for all your business legal needs.

The Skills and Enterprise team are the College’s employer responsive department and we are dedicated to bridging the skills gap across the region. We offer high quality training, specific to your business needs, including apprenticeships and bespoke programmes either at your workplace or the College sites in Runcorn and Widnes.

HMRC Business Education & Support Team

Selling Online Ltd

Hattons Solicitors 01744 744 400

www.hattonslaw.com

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. Come to our workshop today for an overview of the basics of business taxes and VAT or visit our stand for more specific advice

0151 703 8593

www.hmrc.gov.uk/bst

IMSM

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.

01666 826 065

www.imsm.com

Innovative Safety Solutions Ltd

If you want local Health & Safety support or training with substance and personality then talk to us. We don’t do dull, pedantic or pointless! We offer a full range of training and consultancy in all health, safety, environmental, food hygiene and first aid matters. And we do it with pizzazz

0151 420 5465

www.innovativesafety.co.uk

Insight2Drive Ltd

Insight2Drive provide Bespoke Driver Training and Risk Assessments for local North West companies. Start saving money now on your fuel, repairs and employee down time. We offer anyone who attends the Business Fair a free 1 hour consultation and free access to 24 hour “Motoring” Legal help.

0151 525 6377

www.insight2drive.com

Irwin Mitchell LLP

A top twenty full service national law firm, Irwin Mitchell has a network of 8 offices and provides a cutting edge commercial service for our clients representing them in the full range of their business interests. we undertake quality work for quality clients underpinned by the latest technology, providing our clients with value through efficiency.

0870 1500 100

www.irwinmitchell.com

01928 508 652

www.skillsandenterprise.co.uk

SEO UK Search Engine Optimisation Services & Website Promotion Services - No Upfront Charges - No Contracts - No Call Centres - Never Failed To Achieve A First Page Listing For a Client - We Help Blue Chip Companies to Start Ups - National & Local Promotions - 15 Keywords - Low Fixed Monthly Fees - Free Website Time/Cost Analysis - Totally Ethical “White Hat” System - We’ve been in SEO since 1999. - Track Your Progress With Weekly Ranking Reports

01948 861375

www.sellingonline.co.uk

Stobart Stadium Halton

The Stobart Stadium Halton is the number one venue for conference and banqueting in the region. The Stadium offers a range of conference rooms to suit all needs and can cater from small meetings in the 21 executive suites overlooking the pitch up to 450 delegates in the impressive Marquee Suite.

0151 510 6000

www.stobartstadiumhalton.org.uk

STORM Consultancy

STORM transforms business risk into reward. We specialise in health & safety support, event management, asbestos services, staff training, business continuity and risk management. ‘Quite simply, a fabulous company to do business with.’

0845 894 6342

www.stormconsultancyuk.com

Date for Your Diary

Liverpool Business Fair March 2012 0151 709 8932

www.businessfairsuk.com


exhibitors 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.

07813 669 305

www.cim.co.uk

The 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. Attractive membership rates for individuals and organisations at each event.

01539 726191 / 077 966 95259

www.managers.org.uk

The Lymm Hotel

Situated in the historic village of Lymm in the heart of the Cheshire Countryside, the enchanting Lymm Hotel is within easy distance of Manchester, Liverpool and Chester. A choice of five business suites provides the flexibility for events ranging from a small board meeting to a large reception or banquet.

01925 752233

www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/lymm

The Warrington Business School

The Warrington Business School is a subsidiary brand of Warrington Collegiate. The Business School is a training provider offering consultancy services and workforce development courses to employers in the public and private sector. The Warrington Business School offers a variety of courses, including Apprenticeships, Higher Education and Professional qualifications.

01925 494 494 www.warrington.ac.uk / www.thewbs.co.uk TICWEBSHOPS

Providing online shopping websites to small and medium size business, WITHOUT any capital development costs. With onsite training, guaranteed long term fixed running costs at less than ÂŁ16 per week. Includes taking over any existing website and re-designing, or the creation of a new one. Utilising our skilled copy writers and designers enables TICWEBSHOPS to give all traders a powerful online shop.

0844 474 8686

www.ticwebshops.com

United Business Centres (Midlands) Ltd

We offer fully serviced, office space in quality business locations. In the North West we are located in Daresbury, Warrington & Liverpool. Taking an office with UBC is as simple as checking into a hotel. Our all-inclusive pricing offers significant savings when compared to the cost of conventional office space.

0845 683 8711

www.unitedbusinesscentres.com

Wirehouse Employer Services

Wirehouse Employer Services provide Employment Law, Health & Safety and HR services to businesses of all sizes. Wirehouse provides support with Employment Tribunals, contracts, policies and handbooks, advice and legal expenses insurance. Wirehouse is based in Warrington but has national coverage provided by CIPD qualified Consultants, Solicitors and Chartered Safety Practitioners.

0800 849 1258

www.wirehouse-es.com

Wirsol Solar UK

Wirsol Solar UK is part of the German based Wirsol AG group, internationally recognised as experienced and professional providers of cutting-edge solutions for Solar Photovoltaic (PV) consultation, planning, installation, maintenance, support and financing. Coordinating all of these aspects, Wirsol is a one-stop shop for customers, providing them with efficient solar energy production and the best possible financial returns.

01928 730 299

www.wirsolsolar.co.uk

WSR Recycling Limited

WSR Recycling Limited is a Waste Management, Recycling, Skip and Plant Hire company. WSR Recycling Limited has outstanding company credentials in providing waste management services to public authorities in Halton, Knowsley, Warrington, Lancashire, Cheshire and the Greater Merseyside and North Wales areas. The company has been continuously trading in waste management related services since 1995

0151 423 5928

www.wsrrecycling.co.uk

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Notes Proactive Gas Safety

Compressed & Liquefied Gases Safety Training High quality, independently assessed and approved training for users of compressed gases. Instructor led, interactive, classroom and practical training. Independently assessed & accredited training. Documentation & training to assist management with gas safety. Certification & detailed records of training.

Air Liquide, the World Leader in the supply of Industrial & Medical Gases, place safety at the heart of their activities. ‘Safety is our most important priority and it is in this spirit that we have teamed up with Proactive Gas Safety, the UK’s leading training provider to deliver courses tailored to your industry sector.’

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Applied Gas Safety ety Online Training www.proactivegassafety.com www .proactiv v egassa fet y.com

0845 0701206

If you want local health and safety support or training with substance and personality then talk to us. We don't do dull, pedanc or pointless! We offer a full range of training and consultancy in all health, safety, environmental, food hygiene and first aid maers. And do it with pizzazz.

0151 420 5465 www.innovavesafety.co.uk

„ Offices „ Workshops Flexible Affordable Business Space

110 Bizspace sites available nationwide. Flexible terms… sign up and move in on the same day! Exhibition Special Offer - Quote H&WBF11 to get up to TWO MONTHS RENT FREE!* *Subject to 12 month minimum contract.

„ Studios „ Meeting Rooms „ Industrial Units „ Serviced Offices „ Storage „ Self Storage „ Mailboxes „ Virtual Offices „ Management Services „ Open Storage

0870 60 999 06 www.bizspace.co.uk


TIC WEBSHOP CONSULTANCY

PILOT FRANCHISE Full Pre Franchise Business for £2 (will be £28,000)

NO other cash investment required just £2

Genuine Business Opportunity visit: www.webshopconsultants.com or call: 0844 474 8686 or visit us at the TIC Webshops stand


Halton and Warrington Business Fair 2011 Event Programme