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Halton & Warrington BusinessFAIR

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Thursday 31st October Select Security Stadium Halton

www.businessfairsuk.com


HALTON CHAMBER: SERVICES AND EVENTS

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01928 142 North516 Cheshire & Wirral Chamber www.haltonchamber.co.uk

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Welcome to the 2013 Halton and Warrington Business Fair supported by BT Business, Halton Chamber of Commerce and Wild Thang. We have tried to make sure that today’s event offers something for every type of business - big or small, new or old. With lots of different features and activities taking place, we hope that 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 a4ending the event. Ask the Expert

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

Fire Safety including legal requirements for businesses, arson preven,on and business con,nuity - Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service Business Support Available in Halton - Halton Chamber of Commerce Se.ng up and running a Limited Company in the UK - Companies House Protec,ng your Ideas and Innova,ons - Intellectual Property Office

Complimentary Marke,ng & Business Clinics

Managing People and General Employment Issues - Acas How to Get Your Website ranking on Google - Aqueous Digital Digital Marke,ng: SEO, Pay Per Click and Social Media – Blue Ocean Search Marke,ng - Chartered Ins/tute of Marke/ng Management and leadership development, personal / professional development, experien,al learning, inc. business simula,on, and performance improvement - Chartered Management Ins/tute Raising Finance for Your Business - Crea/ve Capital UK Website Hos,ng: what are the op,ons? – Cyber Host Pro Using LinkedIn for Business - Link Business Marke/ng Ltd

Many other Special Features and A-rac,ons

Free Acupressure Massages from Cloudnine Bodyworks – the massage with the WOW! factor. Free Shredding Demos from Topwood Shredding – If you’re looking to declu0er bring along a few boxes of paperwork and have it shredded and recycled for free!! You can bring up to 5 boxes for free shredding and recycling (takes approx 2 mins). Or, if you would prefer not to take advantage of this demo on the day itself, simply leave your details at the Topwood stand and they will contact you to arrange a demo at another, mutually convenient /me. View and play the latest original board games from local designers Adrenaline Brush - ideal if you’re looking to pick up some early Christmas gi!s. - 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.

Our thanks go to our Event Supporters and Sponsors

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.

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10.00-10.25 Using Linked In for Business

An informa3ve session on how your business can get the most out of LinkedIn as a marke3ng and networking tool.

Delivered by David Pra-, Link Business Marke,ng

10.50-11.15 Five easy ways to make Google love your website

Is your company website struggling to get no3ced in Google? Do you know the five quick and easy wins to help Google no3ce your website more? Do you know the 3 Golden Rules of SEO? If you want to know how Google and the other Search Engines rank websites and what makes them choose one website or page above another then you should a4end this talk. Aqueous Digital’s Managing Director Jonathan Guy will give you simple, prac3cal and free 3ps to boost your website performance and presence. If you have already been op3mising your website and are confused about why the recent Google changes may have pushed your site down the rankings then this session can also help you. Free impar3al advice, prac3cal takeaways and an insight into what Google will do next make this surgery one not to miss.

Delivered by Jonathan Guy, Aqueous Digital

11.20-12.05 What Super-Fast Fibre Broadband can do for your business

An educa3onal seminar on how Super-Fast Fibre broadband is transforming the way we work as businesses. This jargon-free session will help businesses to understand the real business benefits of life in the fast lane.

Delivered by BT Business

12.30-12.50 An Emphasis on Business Growth

Looking at some key principles for business growth, this workshop will be useful for businesses of all sizes, from small start-ups to larger businesses that wish to develop strategies to enable sustainable growth.

delivered by David Wiles, Waves Enterprise

12.55-1.15 Business Turnaround and how to achieve it

A brief introduc3on to the work of a Business Turnaround Prac33oner and how their interven3on can make a real posi3ve difference, o$en saving business owners considerable 3me and money.

delivered by David Wiles, Waves Enterprise

1.25-1.55 5 effec,ve networking strategies that really work

We’ve all been to networking events and come away with nothing. In this session Paul will share simple tools and techniques to enable you to become a networking expert. You will gain methods to ‘ work a room’ without feeling like you are a pushy sales person. You will also learn how to develop a relaxed conversa3on starter

Delivered by Paul Parish, DoRemarkable

2.00-2.20 What is IP? How to Protect your Ideas and Innova,ons

There are many simple and cost effec3ve ways of protec3ng your ideas and your business. This short workshop will provide a brief overview of Patents, Trademarks, Designs and Copyright.

Delivered by The Intellectual Property Office

2.25-2.55 How to do marke,ng on a shoestring

Some prac3cal 3ps and ideas on how to make the most of marke3ng your business on a limited budget.

Delivered by Chartered Ins,tute of Marke,ng

3.00-3.30 Selling via Online Marketplaces - the eBay and Amazon opportunity A prac3cal outline of selling using online marketplaces such as ebay and Amazon.

Delivered by John Hayes, Seller Express


exhibitors 360 Resourcing Solutions

360 Resourcing Solutions believe in delivering bright, fresh, and engaging recruitment services specialising in the Retail, Hospitality, IT/Ecommerce, and Commercial sectors. We are the fastest growing online recruitment service provider in the UK and pride ourselves on our levels of customer service, adaptability, and passion.

0844 4123247

www.360resourcing.co.uk

Acas

Improving organisations and working life through better employment relations. If you need advice about any issue related to managing people in any context then visit the Acas stand and speak to our Helpline Advisers in confidence.

08457 47 47 47

www.acas.org.uk

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

www.adrenalinebrush.co.uk

Alpine Vending Co Limited

Alpine Vending Co are leaders in the field of automated refreshment provision, providing hot drinks, cold drinks and snack vending machines, both bottle and mains water coolers, table top bean to cup coffee machines, we are able to provide a single machine to a fully automated kitchen.

0151 632 6021 / 07739 497 546 www.alpinevending.co.uk Aqueous Digital

Aqueous Digital are one of the country’s fastest growing Digital Agencies offering clients a ‘total solution’ to their online needs. We provide Search Engine Optimisation, Website Hosting and Maintenance packages, Website design & Build, PPC, Social Media Management and Reputation Management.

01928 566 777

www.aqueous-seo.co.uk

Attain

Attain is a marketing and data management company who supply solutions for their clients around customer data and marketing incentives to help improve, cleanse and build customer databases. Attain cover all aspects of creative and web development that drive its clients data forward and ultimately improve the performance of their data.

01942 498 263

www.attain.uk.com

Blue Ocean Search

Blue Ocean Search specialise in SEO, website development, PPC & Social Media for SMEs. We increase visibility of your website to increase website traffic. We are a one stop shop for SMEs who want to market online.

0800 002 9222 BT Business

www.blueoceansearch.co.uk

BT Business we’re a lot closer to you than you think! Through our network of independently owned BT Local Businesses, we are able to work locally with businesses like yours, helping you to control costs whilst improving efficiency and productivity through better communications and IT. We have the ability to create complete solutions for all your IT and Communication needs, bringing BT and our expertise to your door-step. BT Local Business - Making Technology Work For You.

0800 032 7974

www.btlocalbusiness.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 lets 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 www.managers.org.uk

Companies House

All limited companies in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland are registered at Companies House, an Executive Agency of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). The main functions of Companies House are to: Incorporate and dissolve limited companies; examine and store company information delivered under the Companies Act and related legislation; and make this information available to the public.

0303 1234 500

www.companieshouse.gov.uk

Costco Wholesale

Costco is a membership warehouse club that sells a wide selection of top quality brand name merchandise at low warehouse prices. If you are a bona fide business owner or manager or are self employed you qualify for Trade Membership. Specific employment groups also qualify for Individual Memberships.

0151 224 7681

www.costco.co.uk

Creative Capital UK

Creative Capital provide cash flow solutions to B2B Small businesses throughout the North West. Using selective invoice finance, we have funded in excess of £15,000,000 to growing businesses throughout the region. This alternative form of business finance is flexible and simple to use, whether you are looking to raise £5,000 or £200,000 please come and talk to us to find out how we can help your business or if you are an accountant, consultant or broker talk to us about how we can help your customers!

01244 561 343

www.creativecapitaluk.com

Cyber Host Pro Ltd

Cyber Host Pro have been providing business class cloud hosting solutions for 10 years! If you have a business then we can help you save money by moving your data into the cloud. Speak to one of our reps today to find out more.

0845 527 9345

www.cyberhostpro.com

DeskCentre

DeskCentre, one of the most respected specialists with over 25 years experience in making organisations more effective through office planning, design and furnishings. We have successfully installed high quality interior environments to over 1000 educational, office and hotel establishments across the UK and Europe.

0845 313 7456

Elite Business Magazine

www.deskcentre.co.uk

Elite Business Magazine is dedicated to breaking new ground and advocating some of the hottest new names in UK plc. Every issue covers up-to-the-minute content and presents a unique angle on the things enterprises need to know and we also gather the best and brightest voices in the community to share their experience. Whether its Cambridge Satchel Company’s Julie Deane or the man behind Reggae Reggae Sauce, Levi Roots, we profile the individuals reinventing enterprise. If you want a finger on the pulse of entrepreneurial Britain, then Elite Business Magazine is the publication for you.

0120 626 6846

www.elitebusinessmagazine.co.uk

G Force Communications

Established in 2005, G-Force Communications Ltd are an independent ‘business to business’ communications specialist offering a consultancy service to our customers in order to provide products and solutions that save them time and money. With client accounts nationwide and from a broad range of industry sectors, our success is based upon delivering excellent service and account management balanced with honest impartial advice.

01928 715724

www.g-forcecommunications.com

GrowthAccelerator

GrowthAccelerator is a premier service helping England’s brightest growing businesses achieve their ambitions. It’s a partnership between private enterprise and government. And it’s affordable. Whatever businesses need to speed and sustain growth, GrowthAccelerator’s network of growth experts will help drive them forward.

0161 876 4922

www.growthaccelerator.com

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service

Fire & Rescue Service. Attending to provide information to businesses re their statutory obligations under law plus tips re arson prevention, business continuity, free information packs.

01606 868 700

Cloudnine Bodyworks

Workplace acupressure massage / reiki Treatments with the WOW! Factor

0771 339 8993

www.cheshirefire.gov.uk www.c9wow.com

www.businessfairsuk.com

Providing a Showcase for businesses since 2002


exhibitors Halton Chamber of Commerce

As 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, chemicals and petrochemicals. A key aspect for Halton Chamber is it’s ‘influencing’ role on behalf of local businesses, acting as the ‘VOICE’ of business, representing the views of the private sector at local, regional and national levels and lobbying on a range of issues that impact on the Halton business community. Chamber Members themselves benefit from a huge range of services, cost-saving initiatives and activities, information and networking events including: ~ 1stuesday Business Networking events ~ Halton Business & Tourism Awards ~ Workshops and Training Seminars ~ Women’s Network - Network Fusion ~ Business Surgeries ~ Business Consultancy and Mentoring ~ Export Documentation ~ Chamber Health Cash Plan ~ Chamber Debt Recovery service ~ Chamber Website service ~ Legal and HR ~ Quarterly Economic Reports ~ E-newsletter ~ Inclusion in the Halton Chamber of Commerce database ~ Halton Business Directory ~ Marketing and promotional opportunities

01928 516 142

www.haltonchamber.co.uk

Holiday Inn Runcorn

Holiday Inn Runcorn is conveniently located off Junction 12, M56, and within easy reach of all local business parks. We offer 153 comfortable bedrooms, relaxing bar and lounge area, Traders restaurant, multiple conference and function rooms catering for up to 500 guests and leisure club including swimming pool.

0871 942 9070

www.hiruncornhotel.co.uk

ICAEW

Looking for business advice? The ICAEW Business Advice Service offers small and start-up businesses a free initial consultation with an ICAEW Chartered Accountant. ICAEW Chartered Accountants are finance and business experts with knowledge and judgement you can trust. They can help with you a range of issues from dealing with the taxman, preparing accounts, to applying for bank loans or creating a robust business plan. Search our online directory at www.businessadviceservice.com

IMSM

http://find.icaew.com/pages/bas

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

Intellectual Property Office

www.imsm.com

We are an Executive Agency and Trading Fund of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). We promote innovation by providing a clear, accessible and widely understood Intellectual Property (IP) system, which enables the economy and society to benefit from knowledge and ideas. We do this by granting rights (Patents, Trade Marks, Designs and Copyright) and also developing IP policy and providing advice to businesses.

0300 300 2000

www.ipo.gov.uk

ITS Technology Group

ITS Technology Group are a local award winning company that offer Super-Fast Network Connectivity, IT Managed Services & Unified Communications. We design build & maintain mission critical communications infrastructure & IT systems on a Local/ National and International basis. Our unlimited high-speed network connectivity solutions & professionally managed IT services and unified comms provide our customers with a compelling & sustainable competitive advantage. Our flexible financial models and agile deployment methodology mitigates risk, reduces costs and complexity so you can focus on your core business.

0844 856 9966

www.itstechnologygroup.com

Link Business Marketing Ltd

Link Business Marketing ltd is a team of recognised social media experts led by Dr Mark D Yates, the No1 LinkedIn Business Growth specialist out of the 235 million subscribers to LinkedIn. The company is driven by its service promise of creating ‘honey trap’ profiles for our clients.

0844 683 0008

Macdonald Hotels

www.elinked.eu

A group of luxury hotels in the UK ideal for meetings, events and Corporate stays with meeting space available from 2 people through to 1150 people.

0845 604 4242

NatWest Bank Plc

www.macdonald-hotels.co.uk

Business banking services for both start up and established businesses.

07788 346 864

www.natwest.com

NMC Design+Print

NMC Design+Print is a vibrant social enterprise set at the heart of the NeuroMuscular Centre: a centre of excellence for muscular dystrophy. All of our designers have MD and our profits go back into the charity. We offer a wide range of design and print services so please get in touch.

01606 863 464

Select Security Stadium Halton

www.nmcentre.com

The Select Security 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

The Energy Company (UK) Ltd

We offer a utilities management service for business gas and electricity accounts. We oversee all aspects of utility accounts ensuring competitive suppliers, scrutinising bills for errors, resolving problems, saving users time and money.

01824 703 253

The Evergreen Clinic

www.theenergycompany.co.uk

The Evergreen Clinic is a highly professional medical aesthetic clinic providing a range of aesthetic treatments, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, lip enhancement and chemical skin peels. Our highly qualified medical professionals all have extensive experience in aesthetics.

0151 728 2536

www.evergreenclinic.co.uk

The TALL Group of Companies

TALL Colour Print is a full service print company with an unrivalled experience of over 15 years supplying printing solutions. From business cards to billboards and from calendars to corporate brochures and catalogues, TALL Colour Print is a one stop shop for all your printing needs.

01928 579 200 Topwood Ltd

www.tallcolourprint.co.uk

Topwood are specialists in secure document storage, scanning and shredding providing services to leading businesses in the North West and North Wales. Topwood Shredding provides secure on-site and off-site shredding services. Our mobile shredding service protects your business identity and helps prevent fraud with a comprehensive paper shredding service. We consider ourselves to be one of the top mobile shredding and commercial paper shredding companies in the UK. We also destroy uniforms, packaging, plastics and hard drives. Topwood provides comprehensive records management services to businesses. Records management is the systematic control of records and the information and data they contain from the moment they are created to their final disposal.

0845 130 9816

www.topwood.biz

Widnes Vikings Rugby League Club

Widnes Vikings RLFC is an English professional rugby league club based in Widnes, Cheshire. We currently play in Super League, the top tier of European Rugby. We have a number of business and community opportunities here at the club available to help you find more customers, retain existing customers, promote your business whilst also motivating staff. We have the very best in sponsorship and match-day facilities and we can help you build your reputation in the region.

0151 495 2250 Wild Thang

www.widnesvikings.co.uk

Wild Thang is The Ultimate Merchandise Resource! We have everything you could ever need to help promote, market & create the right image for your company or organisation. We have four specialist areas Promotional Items & Merchandise, T-shirts-Leisurewear & Uniforms, Paper & Large Format Print & Football Kits-Teamwear, 1,000s of further items online at www.wildthang.co.uk. Members of BPMA and Promota you are guaranteed a high standard of service & Industry integrity.

0800 917 9809

www.wildthang.co.uk

Willow Starcom

Willow Starcom was established over twenty years ago to provide IT services and solutions across a broad band of market sectors. Our portfolio includes Cloud Computing, Hardware and Software Support, ask us about Cloud Computing, this is something that is growing at a tremendous rate now and apart from being very green our offering allows companies to have an Enterprise Class IT environment offsite at a monthly cost with no cap-ex cost associated with a new physical server.

01942 527 147

www.willowstarcom.co.uk

Wrightsure Insurance Group

A family owned independent insurance broker providing insurance and risk management advice for all your commercial insurance requirements.

0151 494 0007

www.wrightsure-liverpool.co.uk


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We are a small and friendly design firm based in Reading, Berkshire. Established in 2012 we specialise mainly in web design & management and leaflet & print design, but we also offer services in online media including photography, audio and video produc/on and streaming. Our primary aim is to provide quality, affordable and easy to use websites and other publicity material for businesses and other organisa/ons.

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Business Guide - Useful Sources of Help and Information 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 selfemployed 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

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 www.hmrc.gov.uk

Groundwork in the North West

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

Business Link

The regional Business Link advisory service will cease to operate from November 2011. 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/

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

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.cim.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

Business Support Agencies

Invest in Cumbria www.investincumbria.co.uk Invest Sefton www.investsefton.com Invest Wirral www.investwirral.com Liverpool Vision www.liverpoolvision.co.uk Locate in Salford www.locateinsalford.info Manchester Investment Development Agency Service www.investinmanchester.com Wirral Business Partnership www.wirralbusinesspartnership.co.uk

Chambers of Commerce

Altrincham & Sale Blackburn & District Borough of Congleton Cumbria East Lancashire Greater Manchester Halton Knowsley Lancaster District Liverpool Macclesfield North & Western Lancashire Sefton South Cheshire South East Cheshire Enterprise St Helens Warrington West Cheshire and North Wales Wirral

www.altrinchamchamber.co.uk www.blackburnchamber.co.uk www.congletonchamber.co.uk www.cumbriachamber.co.uk www.chamberelancs.co.uk www.manchester-chamber.org www.haltonchamber.com www.knowsleychamber.org www.lancaster-chamber.org.uk www.liverpoolchamber.org.uk www.macclesfieldchamber.co.uk www.lancschamber.co.uk www.seftonchamber.com www.southcheshirechamber.org.uk www.sece.co.uk www.sthelenschamber.com www.warrington-chamber.co.uk www.cepnwchamber.org.uk www.wirralchamber.org.uk

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

Higher Education Institutions

www.edgehill.ac.uk Edge Hill University www.lancs.ac.uk Lancaster University Liverpool Hope University Business Gateway www.hope.ac.uk/ Liverpool John Moores University www.ljmu.ac.uk/businessengagement/ Manchester Metropolitan University www.business.mmu.ac.uk/business/ University of Bolton www.bolton.ac.uk/ServicesForBusiness/ University of Central Lancashire www.uclan.ac.uk/information/business/ University of Chester www.chester.ac.uk/business-research University of Cumbria www.cumbria.ac.uk/Enterprise www.liv.ac.uk/businessgateway/ University of Liverpool www.manchester.ac.uk/business/ University of Manchester University of Salford www.business-services.salford.ac.uk/

Local Authorities

Cheshire Cheshire East Council 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

Greater Manchester Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council Bury Metropolitan Borough Council Manchester City Council Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council Salford City Council Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council

Lancashire Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council Blackpool Borough Council Burnley Borough Council Chorley Borough Council Fylde Borough Council Hyndburn Borough Council Lancashire County Council Lancaster City Council Pendle Borough Council Preston City Council Ribble Valley Borough Council Rossendale Borough Council South Ribble Borough Council West Lancashire District Council Wyre Borough Council Merseyside Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council Liverpool City Council Sefton Council St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Police Services

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

Science & Innovation Parks

www.cheshireeast.gov.uk 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 www.bolton.gov.uk www.bury.gov.uk www.manchester.gov.uk www.oldham.gov.uk www.rochdale.gov.uk www.salford.gov.uk www.stockport.gov.uk www.tameside.gov.uk www.trafford.gov.uk www.wiganmbc.gov.uk www.blackburn.gov.uk www.blackpool.gov.uk www.burnley.gov.uk www.chorley.gov.uk www.fylde.gov.uk www.hyndburnbc.gov.uk www.lancashire.gov.uk www.lancaster.gov.uk www.pendle.gov.uk www.preston.gov.uk www.ribblevalley.gov.uk www.rossendale.gov.uk www.southribble.gov.uk www.westlancsdc.gov.uk www.wyrebc.gov.uk www.knowsley.gov.uk www.liverpool.gov.uk www.sefton.gov.uk www.sthelens.gov.uk www.wirral.gov.uk 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

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


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