#ManchesterBizFair 2022 Online Event Guide

The #ManchesterBizFair 2022 Online Event Guide features details of products and services available to help and support businesses across the region - along with details of the features and activities taking place at the 2022 Greater Manchester Business Fair. Almost as good as being there!

The #ManchesterBizFair 2022 Online Event Guide features details of products and services available to help and support businesses across the region - along with details of the features and activities taking place at the 2022 Greater Manchester Business Fair. Almost as good as being there!


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Greater Manchester Business Fair 2022 sponsors and event supporters

Greater Manchester

Business Fair 2022

Thursday 07 July 2022 AJ Bell Stadium

COVID-19 Precautions - Please be assured that we are working

closely with the venue to ensure that the event is as safe and

healthy an environment as possible for all who take part.


Welcome back to the Greater

Manchester Business Fair at AJ Bell


Business to Business Exhibion - a wide variety of

companies are showcasing their products and services to the

hundreds of visitors aending the event.

Exhibitors are on hand to provide advice and offer soluons on

topics including markeng, cash flow issues,

management/performance improvement and lots more. Plus

there are some great free business workshops taking place

throughout the day (listed on the right), with a Free Networking

Session at 1pm hosted by Andy Guile..

Ask the Expert - A range of Experts are on hand to provide

advice and guidance on a range of issues

Free 1-2-1 Ask the Expert Clinics from Chartered Management

Instute for individuals and organisaons with queries around

management and leadership development, personal /

professional development, experienal learning, including

business simulaon, and performance improvement.

Make some USA business connecons by talking to Ruth King

from Business Ventures Corporaon about profitability

Explore the range of business support available to help you

start or run your own business with BIPC Greater Manchester,

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and The Growth


Visit the University of Salford, Salford Business School stand to

find out more about how they might be able to help your


Speak to Eco-I North West to find out how they support

businesses in the North West to develop low carbon innovaon

and skills

Discuss your business vehicle requirements with RRG Group


The Home Office Future Borders and Immigraon System (FBIS)

External Engagement Team will be on hand to answer any

quesons around the new system and requirements for

employing people from outside the UK

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.

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Seminars and Workshops

Willows Suite 3rd Floor

10.30am: An introducon to The Points-Based Immigraon System

On the 1st January 2021, free movement ended, and the UK introduced a new points-based

immigraon system. The new system treats EU and non-EU cizens equally and has transformed

the way in which all migrants come to the UK to work and study. Anyone coming to the UK to

work or study, excluding Irish cizens, will need to apply for permission in advance.

This session will focus on:

– Overview of points-based immigraon system – Skilled Worker Route

– Overview of how to become a Home Office Sponsor

Delivered by Home Office Future Borders & Immigraon System (FBIS) External Engagement Team

10.50am: Goal seng the not so SMART way

Seng goals and targets has long been seen as a vital part in the journey to success. This session

explores the psychology of goal seng and how you can achieve success with goals in life and


Delivered by Andy Guile, Master Coach & Trainer, Ask Andy Guile at New Direcons

11.20am: 7 Dumb Financial Mistakes Business Owners Make and

How to Avoid Them

Would you prefer to find out you have cancer when it is at Stage 1 or Stage 4?

Stage 1 of course – that’s why you get a health check-up.

Would you prefer to find out you are headed for a business problem before you are in the middle

of a crisis?

Of course – that’s why you get a business financial health check-up.

You’ll discover the seven dumbest financial mistakes business owners make...part of your

business financial health check-up. Avoid these mistakes and you’ll be able to spot and take care

of many issues before they become major crises....and stay healthy businesswise.

You’ll leave with acons you can easily implement to stay profitable and build wealth.

Delivered by Ruth King, Best Selling Author, Consultant and Entrepreneur

12.00pm: Geng HR and Employment Law back on Track in 2022

Helping Companies with their HR and Employment Law strategies and acons to help connue

growth and recovery post COVID-19.

Delivered by Enrique Garcia, Wilford Smith HR Consulng and Solicitors

12.30pm: How to Stand out on LinkedIn

In this short session, Jason Jones will give a brief outline on using LinkedIn to generate more

prospects and more business.

Delivered by Jason Jones, LinkedIn Coach, In Business Ninjas

1.45pm: Planning your Markeng - geng the balance right

Markeng is a key factor in running a successful business but with so many opons how can you

decide what will give you the best outcome.

Chris has been running effecve markeng campaigns for many years and will share some of his

experience in this short session which will cover

- Tradional v Digital Markeng

- Some useful case studies

- Avoiding common Pialls

Delivered by Chris Roxburgh, Markeng Consultant and Social Media Trainer, My Markeng Guy

2.05pm: Those with passion, Podcast

21 million people listen to podcasts in the UK. 21 million!! That’s a large percentage of the

populaon to potenally sideline if you’re not podcasng. The Two Marks, founders of The Pod

Staon, will share some insights into the world of podcasng and show you how easily you can

set up your own podcast to get your piece of that 21 million pie.

Join them for an insighul and engaging chat on all things podcast.

Delivered by Mark Pollard-Ali and Mark Latham, Founders of The Pod Staon

1.00pm: Networking Session

Come along and make lots of new business

contacts - as well as catching up with familiar faces

– at our free networking session

hosted by Andy Guile

NB Timings may vary on the day

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ABCounting Ltd

ABCounting is a firm of Chartered Management Accountants based on the Wirral.

Working alongside clients, helping them to grow their businesses through a greater

understanding of their numbers.

With specialist knowledge of the Digital and Creative industries, they are able to offer an

outsourced finance function covering accountancy, tax, consultancy, and bookkeeping


0151 528 8444 I: @abcounting.ltd LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/wedothesums/ www.abcounting.co.uk

Absolute Clean Group

A complete range of domestic and commercial solutions for cleaning, janitorial supplies,

pest control and access hire.

When you need that ONE local company to cater for your cleaning needs and much

more then look no further…

Contact us to see why we are Manchester’s number one preferred cleaning company…

07763 713 246 T: @cleanabsolute F: Absolute Clean

I: @absolute_clean_group www.absolutecleangroup.co.uk

Acacia Homecare Stockport & Manchester

Here are Acacia Homecare we are continuously searching for committed, hard working

people. But most of all we are looking for those that have a genuine passion for care.

Whether you have experience or not, looking for a change in your career or want

something that will give you so many more rewards then joining the Acacia Homecare

family could be for you.

0161 660 4471 T: @AcaciaHC_STKMAN F: @AcaciaHomecareStockMan

I: @acacia_homecare_stockman


Acc Tax Pro

Acc Tax Pro are a Digital Accountancy firm that offers a wide variety of accountancy

services ranging from individuals all the way up to large businesses. We can assist with

Accountancy Services, Compliance, Audit, Tax Advisory, R&D, Business Intelligence,

Outsourcing and Wealth Management.

03300 555 955 T: @AccTaxProLtd F: @AccTaxProLtd I: @acctaxproltd


Ancora Interiors

An Interior Design Company providing both digital e-design and fully fledged interior

design services for Commercial and residential properties.

We help our clients visualise the design for their space before a paintbrush is lifted with a

range of digital visualisation techniques. Contact Ishtar Pollard-Ali.

07307 382 140 F: @ancorainteriors I: @ancorainteriors Pinterest:

@ancorainteriors www.ancorainteriors.com

Ask Andy Guile at New Directions

Welcome to New Directions, the business coaching and training service.

Through business coaching or training Andy helps SME’s and bigger businesses; sales

teams and individuals achieve results and reach goals. He also provides strategic

counsel to business owners around the what, the when and the how of running their


Regardless of how long you have been in business for, how big or small your company

is, Andy can create tailored business coaching or training to help you.

Andy uses scientifically proven methods of Emotional Intelligence and Accelerated

Learning to ensure he offers quality training and delivers results from day 1.

If you are a SME or have bigger businesses with a team of 10 or more, if you need your

team to perform a new skill, or improve on their current tasks and get that extra bit from

them, Andy’s proven training methods are highly effective and achieve great results.

Or, if you are a business owner wanting to take your business to the next level and

achieve more, by working with him and using his coaching techniques, Andy will help you

create the type of business you want. He will give you the confidence to grow your

company and most importantly support you in taking your business from where it is now

to where you want it to be.

Andy’s approach is personal, fun and flexible. And while he does have many valuable set

courses available, he is extremely adaptable, and always customises his coaching and

training around every individual client’s needs.

So, get ready, find your New Direction and call today.

07960 888 001 T: @askandyguile F: @askandyguile


Aspect IT Limited

Aspect IT has been providing professional IT services since their formation in 2003. Led

by directors Ian and Peter, they have become one of the leading IT companies in the

North of England, specialising in helping SME’s stay competitive in their industries

through their strategic use of IT.

0161 241 9050 T: @AspectIT F: @aspectit I: @aspect_it_manchester



BBX is a business tool that guarantees new customers, and reduces costs, through a

preferred supplier community.

Why should you open an account with BBX?

· Guaranteed New Customers

· Enhanced Profits

· Increase Market Share

· Improve Cash Flow

· Interest Free Credit Facility

· Access to BBX Rewards

· Access to BBX Advantage

0333 400 2014 T: @bbx_uk F: @ebbxuk I: @bbx_uk https://bbxuk.com/

Business Connect Magazine

An independent business to business bi-monthly magazine published both in print and


Business Connect Magazine covers a wide range of regions and business sectors, and

has an emphasis on B2B networking connecting many different businesses together on

a common platform.

Based in Greater Manchester, the magazine has been bringing the business community

of the North together for over 8 years. IT has recently rebranded from GM Business

Connect to accommodate fast growing interest from different business sectors across

the UK and beyond.

Connecting businesses has always defined Business Connect Magazine, and to now

engage with businesses across the UK and further afield offers readers and advertisers

an exciting set of opportunities for the future.

07708 987 518 T: @GMBizConnect F: @BusinessConnectMagazine I:

@business_connect_mag https://www.gmbusinessconnect.co.uk/

Business & IP Centre Greater Manchester

The Business and Intellectual Property Centre (BIPC) Greater Manchester can help you

start, run and grow your business. From that first spark of inspiration to successfully

launching and developing a business, you’ll find the tools, support and advice you need!

0161 234 1990 T: @BIPCGM F: @bipcgm I: @bipcgm


Business Ventures Corporation

We give business owners the tools/processes to get and stay profitable, build wealth,

and give back.

(001) 770-729-8000 T: @RuthKing F: @ruthking1650


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


Attractive membership rates for individuals and organisations at each event.

01539 726191 / 077 966 95259 T: @cmi_managers F: @bettermanagers

I: @cmi_managers www.managers.org.uk


The Centre of International Executive Education and Development (CIEED) team draws on years of

experience gained both in the workplace (public, private and not-for-profit), as well as in the field of

education, in developing a better understanding of how learning and development can make a greater

impact, both for the individual and the organisation.

CIEED offers a unique range and blend of learning and development aimed at developing current and

future leaders and managers as professionals and executives.

Whether you are an individual wanting to maximise your potential, an employer seeking to get the best

out of your workforce, or an educational institution seeking to ensure your students are better prepared

for the workplace and to achieve greater success in their careers, the CIEED is your ideal flexible

partner, able to tailor a solution which best meets your needs.

01539 726 191 / 07796 695 259 www.cieed.uk.com

DCW Accounting Limited

DCW Accounting provide friendly and knowledgeable Accountancy and bookkeeping

services for your business.

We offer a one stop shop when it comes to bookkeeping, payroll and accounting. We

believe in offering a service that is personalised to each client that we work with.

01457 779 228 T: @DCWaccounting F: @dcwaccountinguk I:

@dcwaccounting1td LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/dcwaccounting-limited/


Direct Affinity Europe

Direct Affinity Europe are experts in customer contact.

We’ve developed a toolbox that contains everything required to DETECT, DIAGNOSE

and DEPLOY solutions to your business issues at any point in the customer journey. All

are well-proven drivers of success, and all are underpinned by our cutting-edge GENBA

software designed for high-volume “always-on” telephony and digital connectivity and

transparent tracking and analytics.

We work in multi sectors and we are also the largest in / outbound contact specialist to

the UK automotive retail sector.

Direct Affinity Europe – Trusted By Our Customers To Look After Theirs.

01928 751 091 T: @direct_europe F: @DirectAffinityEurope LinkedIn:









Focus on the British and Irish Trade A liance

including an interview with president Paul Whitne l

and Manchester Chair, Christiane Hutchinson

Analysis from Phil Jones MBE, MD of Brother UK,

on businesses coming out of lockdown.

Free adverts for our struggling busine s community

who don’t qualify for government suppor through

the crisis, plus analysis of lobbying e forts to persuade

government to o fer support.

Interview with Michael Dodd, CEO of V Site Pa s

- a unique verification and compliance app designed

for industrial users.

Focus on the launch of the South Manchester Alternative Board

including an interview with facilitator Mark Kane.




September 2020

BITA president Paul Whitne l pictured in Central Manchester



Get published with a business focus

in Business Connect Magazine

Celebrate a business anniversary,

office move,


new product launch...












Theo Paphitis

kicks off Many Hands

Retail magnate and Dragons’ Den star Theo Paphitis kicks o f

the Many Hands charity campaign on behalf of the

Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital at Manchester’s

National Footbal Museum. Fu l event review plus interview inside.

Central Manchester’s newest

office brand

Interview with Jason Davenport from

The Offices, o fering a new approach

to office le ting in the heart of Manchester.

Driven by a Dragon

Interview with Ed Ho lands from

Driven Media, looking at his appearance

on Dragons’ Den securing an investment

from new Dragon Jenny Campbel.

Salford Masterplan

Focus on the huge new masterplan

to transform the University of Salford

and su rounding area over the next

two decades.

First Friday


City Centre Busine s Networking

with GM Busine s Connect Magazine

and Forever Manchester Charity.

Fu l details on the back cover.



June/July 2018

Life after Den

Interview with recent Dragon and Entrepreneur

Jenny Campbell.

Defining a Social Business

Interview with Martyn Wi lcock from the University

of Salford’s Busine s School looking at defining

the new face of the third sector.

The Impact of Brexit

on Exporting

Interview with Marie Boyer from France Line looking

a the e fect on the UK’s Exporting activities.

Small Business Commissioner

The Altrincham & Sale Chamber brings Sma l Business

Commi sioner to Tra ford.

First Friday #Connectworking

City Centre Busine s Networking with GM Business Connect

Magazine and Forever Manchester Charity.





June/July 2019

Culture, community

and connections

Adapting, not optimising

Slipping through the cracks

The future of workforce

verification and compliance

Becoming better business leaders

Ex-Dragons’ Den Entrepreneur Jenny Campbe l

Photography by Martin Hambleton Photography, 0 7 6 815703


Anyone can be accused of a crime...

Interview with Lawyer Tariq Hu sain, Managing Director of Petherbridge Ba sra

Solicitors, looking at potential problems with busine ses being accused

of crimes including furlough fraud.

Electric all the way

Ireland’s commercial vehicle distributor succe s story Ha ris Group create a

new base in Wa rington. Interview with COO John McEvoy.

Manchester’s home for Gin

The Atlas Bar on Deansgate share their experience in the hospitality sector

over the last year of being on the frontline of restrictions.

Preparing to trade with the EU and Ireland

Looking a the impact of the new trading relationship with Michael Nolan,

CEO of Irish customs clearance specialists, Declaron.

Get yourself checked

Important health information from charities Prevent Breast Cancer

and Prostate Cancer UK.



BizConnectMag February/March 2022


Security: 20 years safeguarding

businesses and the public








Leisure Guard Security share their busine s story

in an interview with operations director Saj Kadva.

IT: An integrated approach to managed IT solutions

Interview with Ram Gupta, MD of Nybble, looking a the busine s

of IT services and support.

Apprentiships: National Apprenticeship Week

Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week with Salford City Co lege.

Telecoms: Ready for the great copper switch-o f?

Andy Thompson, MD of nxcoms, guides us through the changeover

from old copper telecoms to new fibre-optic cabling.

Hospitality: Go Wilde in the city!

Review of Wilde Aparthotels by Staycity latest site opened

on 9 February at St. Peter’s Square in City centre Manchester.

Exporting: From mutineers to trade agreements

Analysis of the CPTPP - the Comprehensive and Progre sive

Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.

April/May 2021




Safety: Keeping the workplace and public safe

Focus on risk management for busine ses, also the ro lout of

‘Martyn’s Law’ making venues safer from te rorism.


L-R Carl Heyw od, Director of Client Services and Tony Hi l, A sociate Director of Leisure Guard Security,

pictured outside newly opened Wilde Aparthotels by Staycity, St Peter’s Square, Manchester





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Theo Paphitis pictured outside the National Footba l Museum a the Urbis building in Central Manchester

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Tariq Hu sain, Managing Director of Petherbridge Ba sra Solicitors

Contact Paul Mirage to be in the next issue...

paul@businessconnectpublishing.co.uk • 07708 987518


Eco-I North West

The Innovatory is a member of a new £14million initiative – the Eco-I North West

programme - to support businesses in the North West to develop low carbon innovation

and skills, and to support ‘green’ economic growth.

0151 794 2264 https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/environmental-sciences/theinnovatory/eco-i-northwest/

Executive Training and Consultancy Ltd

We are a business consultancy company working with small and micro business helping

them to grow and increase their profits we have a number of programmes that are all

proven to be successful, and we have been delivering them since 2002. What makes us

different is that we Guarantee to increase the profits of any business we work with.

0330 090 4565 T: @DougDAubrey F: @ETC.ExecutiveTraining


Face for Business

Telephone Answering and Managed Live Chat for UK businesses.

We provide call handling and outsourced reception for businesses of all types and sizes.

Our PAs are the difference and really do aim to delight.

0333 323 1007 T: @face4business F: @faceforbusiness1

I: @faceforbusiness www.ffb.co.uk

Flannery Plant Hire (Oval) Ltd

From the original base adjacent to the Oval cricket ground, the business has grown rapidly. Now

Flannery Plant Hire operates from a purpose-built Head Office next to Wembley Stadium, with a

network of six depots in Newport, Birmingham, Manchester, Northumberland, Aberdeen and Dublin. A

family business, people stand at the centre of the Flannery proposition, providing excellence in service,

plant standards and safety. By listening to clients’ specific requirements, keeping abreast of the latest

legislation and maintaining a relentless level of investment, the company has an unrivalled record of

delivering quality and value. This investment drives our sustainable credentials; a modern fleet in

excess of 3,500 units, over 50-delivery vehicles and 80 fitters covering sites across the UK 24 hours-aday,

365 days-a-year. As our respected manufacturers continue to develop technology, Flannery

continues to innovate, finding ways to turn data into meaningful analysis allowing customers to make

hire decisions that deliver the most effective and reliable solution for them.

Continuous Skills Development Flannery heavily invests in skills and development across the

workforce. From new operator training through to senior management training, we continually look to

upskill our people to ensure they have the knowledge and skills to carry out their job safely and

efficiently. This message is led from the top down. The Flannery approach to training is driven by a

company-wide ambition to be the best and lead the plant hire industry with its innovative approach and

adoption of technology. Further to this a strong focus on upskilling our workforce drives the businesses

claim to the best operators most equipped to deal with the demands of the modern construction site.

Fairness Inclusion and Respect We are determined to ensure that we provide a safe, supportive and

welcoming environment for our people and clients. We offer an environment free from discrimination,

harassment and violence. We recognise that the industry is facing significant skills shortages and it is

paramount that we continue to widen the talent pool and attract and retain individuals from different

backgrounds, ethnicities (BAME), genders, sexualities, cultures etc. In order to achieve diversity and

equality, we have fostered a culture of inclusion, understanding and appreciation of differences.

Behavioural Safety Flannery recognises how desired people behaviours and attitude can contribute to

ensuring an effective and safety focused project is delivered. As such, Flannery has implemented an inhouse

behavioural safety programme called ‘OperateSafe’. Our aim is to ensure that our workforce put

safety and well-being first and STOP any activity that could lead to harm to themselves or others.

Above anything else, Flannery wants to ensure our workforce maintains a healthy and safe working

environment and all can go home safely at the end of the day. The Flannery 5 behaviours: A Health and

Safety First Attitude, Working Effectively, Positive Customer Relationships, Teamwork and Independent

Working, Attitude and Discipline Health and Well-being Flannery is proud of our occupational health

and well-being programme which is available to all teams across the business. Our occupational health

practitioners have dedicated facilities at our depots and are accredited to deliver to CBH or SEQOHS

standards. As a supporter of Mates in Mind, our people have access to a range of resources to support

them with their mental well-being. Our in house ‘BuildUp!’ campaign encourages our people to build up

the courage to talk and the strength to change. We have trained mental health first aiders throughout

the business, and we also offer mental health awareness workshops to our people. Our occupational

health and well-being programme provide the following services to our teams: Safety Critical ‘Fit for

Work’ medicals for all operators (CBH/SEQOSH) Health Surveillance monitoring Mental Health support

Health and Well-being support and advice Drugs and Alcohol Testing Supply Chain Sustainability

School: People Matter Charter Organisations across our industry are faced with increasingly complex

people challenges, sometimes in their own workforce but also within the wider supply chain. Whether

related to poor diversity practices, a lack of necessary skills, the need for new entrants into the market

or combatting exploitation within the supply chain, the reality is that all these issues are linked.

01925 814 394 T: @flanneryplant F: @flanneryplanthire

I: @flanneryplant https://www.flanneryplanthire.com/

Funky Vibes Ltd

Are you looking for the right vibe to attract your tribe?

Funky Vibes are a modern thinking marketing agency, who provide a fresh and funky

approach to your business through their range of services which include marketing

strategies, graphic design, websites, video & audio production, and print. Contact Mark


0333 360 4117 T: @funkyvib3s F: @funkyvib3s I: @funkyvib3s LinkedIn:



Go-Fish Business Podcast

The Go Fish Business Podcast series is a resource aimed at supporting small

businesses facing those inevitable problems that we all meet during our journey as

entrepreneurs. The podcasts provide business related advice, as well hints and tips, on

a variety of interesting topics that will be useful in today’s business world. Hosted by

three experienced business owners who have all walked the walk, and talked the talk,

the podcasts reflect their knowledge and experience of the highs and lows of business.

T: @gofishpodcast F: @gofishpodcast I: @gofishpodcast LinkedIn:

@gofishpodcast YouTube: @gofishpodcast www.gofishpodcast.com

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Greater Manchester Chamber is the largest accredited Chamber of Commerce in the

UK, with over 4.500 members.

The Chamber has a strong presence in Greater Manchester’s ten local regions helping

its members grow their businesses through a range of services included in their

membership package.

Chamber membership gives businesses access to everything from local networking

events, a huge range of award-winning international services to a unique venue at Elliot

House with rooms for small private meetings up to major conferences available to hire at

discounted rates.

To find out more about these and all the other benefits Chamber membership could

bring your business, call our membership team on 0161 393 4321.

0161 393 4321 T: @gmchamber F: @greatermanchesterchamber

I: @gmchamber www.gmchamber.co.uk


Still trying to grow your business using spreadsheets? Save one day a week with a

simple, affordable and scalable platform that takes care of all your business processes.

0113 543 1340 T: @gridfoxapp F: @Gridfoxapp https://gridfox.com/

Home Office

Home Office Future Borders and Immigration System (FBIS) External Engagement

Team – we support businesses ensuring they understand the requirements should they

wish to employ someone from outside the UK.

By providing direct information on, skilled workers, how to become a sponsor, right to

work checks, and the status of EU citizens.


In Business Ninjas

Unlock the full power of LinkedIn by reaching out to thousands of highly targeted

potential prospects.

Then connect and engage with authentic and value-added messages leading to warmed

up, pre-qualified leads.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/in-business-ninjas

03333 112 230 www.inbusinessninjas.co.uk


Internal Recruiter helps organisations to improve their direct hiring strategy, streamlining

their hiring processes to develop highly effective recruitment campaigns and engage

their employees.

Using our Applicant Tracking System to help candidate management as well as creating

you a targeted recruitment campaign that approaches the desired candidate using Job

Boards, Social Media and a number of other strategies we have all the tools you’ll need

to build a comprehensive and well rounded hiring strategy.

01744 415 933 T: @InterRecruiter F: @InternalRecruiter

I: @InternalRecruiter www.internalrecruiter.co.uk

Jetchem Systems Limited & Superjet

Jetchem Systems Limited is a manufacturer of high pressure water jetting equipment.

We also deliver a wide range of health and safety training. Registered with several

awarding bodies including; W.J.A. for all jetting courses, C & G for confined space

training, Qualsafe Awards for First Aid, Fire Safety, Manual Handling, general Health &

Safety and Risk Assessments.

01706 828 888 www.jetchem.com

Judge’s Demand Limited

Judge’s Demand provide very unique and specialist debt recovery, debt collection and

related services to our clients in the UK and Worldwide. Our specialist debt collection

and debt recovery team have extensive experience and knowledge of debt collection

and the UK Debt Recovery Law.

You can contact us on 0151 329 2138, our email address is info@judgesdemand.co.uk

and you can see our reviews at www.judgesdemand.co.uk.

0151 329 2138 www.judgesdemand.co.uk

Leaflet Drop Marketing

Leaflet Drop Marketing is one of the leading direct marketing companies in the UK,

offering a professional print and leaflet distribution service.

0161 923 6877 T: @LDM_UK F: @ldmuk1 I: @LDM_UK1



Huge congratulations to Flannery Plant Hire

on their 50 year anniversary


Liverpool BA

We have been organising Business Fairs and Exhibitions since 2002, when we

first held our flagship event the Liverpool Business Fair at Liverpool Town Hall.

Visiting our Business Fairs is free and there will always be a range of interesting

features and lots of networking and business opportunities.

And if you are looking at exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, we have a wide

range of options to suit all budgets and requirements.

0151 709 8932 T: @LiverpoolBA F: @liverpoolba.fairs

I: @liverpoolba.fairs https://www.linkedin.com/company/liverpool-ba/


maxpotenti ltd

Business & People Consultancy for Engineering and Manufacturing.

We help Business Owners KNOW they have the right people to meet their

business strategy.

We streamline and focus business strategies.

We co-create your effective marketing solutions.

0161 4646 156 | 07515 507 337 T: @SimGoldblum LinkedIn:

www.linkedin.com/simgoldblum https://www.maxpotenti.co.uk

MSB Solicitors

MSB is a progressive, full-service law firm that prides itself on providing legal

services to meet the needs of the communities we serve.

Established in 1988, the firm has forged a reputation for excellence of service and

has been the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Law Society’s

Legal Excellence Award for Practice Management. We are also proud to be ranked

in the Legal500 and Chambers & Partners.

0151 281 9040 T: @MSBSolicitors F: @MSBSolicitors


My Marketing Guy

Marketing Consultant and Social Media Coach offering outsourced services for the

busy businesspeople with no time to keep up with their socials and remain top of

mind to their target market. Contact Chris Roxburgh.

07742 664 662 T: @Guy4marketing F: @mymarketingguy.co.uk I:

@mymarketingguy LinkedIn: @mymarketingguy


Nuts Digital

Websites and digital marketing for small businesses offering affordable, effective

solutions to increase leads and conversions from online.

T: @NutsDigital F: @NutsDigital www.nutsdigital.co.uk


Relax, we have your marketing covered.

Get everything you need to promote your business without having to spend hours

learning complex software and keeping up with the latest technology.

We take care of everything for you so you can get on with running your business.

01978 898 652 T: @felixclarke https://promio.co.uk/


Simple, affordable marketing solutions for new and small businesses.

Our packages offer practical low cost marketing support when you need it, for as

long as you need it.

Choose PromoteSME membership for ongoing support throughout the year, or one

of our short term packages to boost your own marketing activities, promote special

offers or kick start your online and social media marketing.

0151 709 8932 T: @PromoteSME https://promotesme.com

Rapha Therapy and Training Services

Rapha Therapy & Training Services guarantees to revive, restore and refocus you

by equipping you and your team in weathering the storms of business and life by

transforming organizations and Individuals. Transformation occurs through the

delivery of cutting edge psychotherapy (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), Coaching

and dynamic CPD Accredited Employee Wellbeing training proven to improve

performance, productivity, employee engagement/retention and profits. Our

Accredited Expert Trainers combine current industry and professional knowledge

which guarantees transformation through knowledge transfer, experiential bespoke

psychological exercises proven to enhance retention of learning which leads to

neuroplasticity and long term change beyond the training. Our Signature courses

are impactful, engaging and accessible whilst providing learners with a plethora of

opportunities to be confident in applying insights and knowledge in the workplace

autonomously. Our robust and artistic assessments provide insights into the

optimal training approaches that will be favourable to your organisation.

0161 955 4720 T: @mrobertaw F: @RaphaTherapyServicesLimited

I: @rapha_therapy_service www.raphatherapyservices.com

Redcow Printing

We are a bespoke wallpaper printer and manufacturer which prints and produces

custom-made wallpaper and murals, perfect for a variety of settings and projects

including restaurant and bar refits, commercial business premises, shell schemes

for exhibitions, point of sale or even domestic homes.

Our range covers a variety of products:

- Switchscene bespoke wallpaper for commercial premises

- Switchscene A Z wallpaper printed maps

- Switchscene seamless one-piece wallpaper

- Switchscene wide-width wallpaper

- Switchscene superstrength magnetic paint

- Switchscene Wipewall – a paint that transforms walls into wipe-clean spaces with

a multitude of uses.

0333 990 1001 www.switchscene.com

RRG Group Fleet

The dedicated RRG Group Fleet department is able to offer advice on the latest

products from 8 automotive brands including Toyota and Lexus. The experienced

team deliver a bespoke service to all business users including sole traders, SME’s

and Blue-Chip companies; also supplying the broker market and major leasing


0161 728 8218 T: @RRGFleet F: @rrggroupfleet


Rydal Group

We are Rydal, a Communications, Managed IT, Security and Energy provider

supporting thousands of SME clients.

We supply easy to use, ultra-reliable technology solutions for business with fast

installation and an award-winning customer service whilst helping to reduce

monthly outgoings.

01733 511 116 T: @rydalgroup F: @rydal.group I: @rydalgroup

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/rydalgroup


Sharples Group

Epson inkjet printers are the greenest printers on the market today. Visit our stand

to find out how you can cut your electricity bill with our live and interactive “What’s

the Watt?” demonstration and for your chance to win a bottle of Champagne! For

more information, please email Lee Brennen at Lee.Brennen@sharplesgroup.com.

0800 195 0955 T: @SharplesGroupUK F: @SharplesGroup


Studio Vega Myst

A content production company and content marketing/distribution agency, with

over 12 years experience. From small video adverts for locals to large television

broadcasts to worldwide distribution of podcasts, we do it all! Creativity is at the

heart of everything we say and everything we do.

07368 562249 T: @StudioVegaMyst F: @StudioVegaMyst

I: @studiovegamyst https://www.studiovegamystproductions.com |



Your specialist Apple, Microsoft and Google business partners. We work with

businesses of all shapes and sizes to supply and support technology and business

practices, through a blend of consultancy, provision, training and support.


We manage tech so that businesses don’t have to! Whether it’s Apple, Windows,

Google, or something else, we have got you covered. We manage over 38,000

devices across the UK – and growing.


Providing businesses with core services, including Mail (365 and G Suite),

collaboration tools like Microsoft Teams, backup and wifi – we map your core

services to your business workflows.


Whether it’s Adobe training, or Apple Certifications you’re after, we can help! We

run over 300 training sessions per year.


We provide dedicated tech support to over 250 organisations, acting as their inhouse

support team, ensuring that everything is running smoothly.


Stay up to date with the latest tech, and reduce your costs… Save up to 30% of

the cost of adopting new IT.

0161 605 3838 T: @SyncStoreUK F: @SyncStoreUK I:



Huge congratulations to Sync on their 30 year anniversary

media partners

We manufacture and supply for both sale and

hire a range of high and ultra high pressure

water jetting and drainage machines. Nationwide

stores for parts, service and repair. C&G Water

Jetting Association and Confined Space training

courses, Qualsafe First Aid, plus many

more are also available.



























TalkTalk Business

TalkTalk Business offers a full range of business-grade communications products

and services, spanning internet, voice and managed network solutions. Its mission

is to deliver fast, reliable, affordable connectivity to its 180,000+ business, from

small businesses through to Enterprise, offering innovative solutions and 365-day,

UK-based support.

03301 737 298 T: @TalkTalkBiz https://www.talktalkbusiness.co.uk/

The Electric Bike Shop

At The Electric Bike Shop we are committed to providing the best products and

service. Our in-store experts can guide on bikes for leisure, commuting, and

business - as well as being able to signpost you to services and schemes you can

take advantage of.

01625 441 696 T: @TheElecBikeShop F: @theelectricbikeshopwilmslow

I: @electric_bike_shop www.theelectricbikeshop.co.uk

The Factory Of Magic

The Factory Of Magic is the UK’s only talent agency dedicated to the magical arts

and our artistes are handpicked from the magic community. Be it close up magic,

stage illusion, card magic or mind reading you can expect a mind blowing

experience. Our exquisite customer service is quite unlike anything you have

experienced before.

Providing corporate entertainment for networking events, after dinner parties and

ceremonies, at The Factory Of Magic we create memories that will last a lifetime.

07941 006 425 F: @FofMagic I: @factoryofmagic LinkedIn: @thefactory-of-magic


The Growth Company – Education & Skills

The Growth Company Education & Skills is one of the largest providers of workbased

learning for young people and adults. We have been providing high-quality

education and skills to individuals and businesses for over 30 years, and as an

Ofsted Grade 2: Good provider you can be assured the quality of our training and

excellent support can help you achieve your future goals. We’ve supported

thousands of young people who want to kick-start their careers, and adults who

want to raise their skill level throughout their working life and achieve their full

potential. Email: business@gceducationandskills.ac.uk

0161 233 2656 T: @GC_EduSkills F: @GCEduSkills

I: @gc_eduskills https://www.gceducationandskills.ac.uk/

The Meee Partnership Limited

At Meee, we focus on inspiring everyone, everywhere to find, live and give their

magic every day. Our business is founded on the idea that we’re all unique and at

our best we can all be amazing. By using our values and natural strengths,

combined with support from others, we can release the magic that is in all of us to

thrive. Meee helps people live their best lives through our talks, workshops, tools

and resources.

07900 156 091 T: @Meee_HQ F: @MeeeHQ I: @meeehq


The University of Salford - Salford Business School

We aim to deliver industry relevant learning to every student in Salford Business

School. Our programmes are designed by academic experts in the field, working

with industry partners and students. This ensures that educational experiences and

qualifications are contemporary, interdisciplinary, relevant to the world of work, and

respected and valued by employers.

At Salford Business School, we are proud of our close links with business. We

have a long history of engaging with companies to provide work placements,

internships, live briefs and team projects for our students. The opportunities we

provide span across our entire range of courses and form part of all our

undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. We work with companies of all sizes,

from large multinationals to micro-organisations, finding real projects and positions

so that students can make a difference to companies while enhancing their

employability at the same time.

Placements are an important opportunity for all students. They help them to apply

the knowledge they have gained in the classroom, allow them to build their

network, and introduce them to the realities of work.

Most of our students who undertake a placement see quantifiable improvements in

their academic results, and we encourage students to continue their association

with the organisation they did their work placement with.

Some organisations where students go on placement include:

Ernst and Young (EY)

Booth Ainsworth


Salford City Council


Enterprise Rent A Car

0161 295 2222 T: @salfordbizsch F: @salfordbusinessschool

I: @salfordbizsch LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4385122/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SalfordBusinessSch


Travel with LissyDe

Hi everyone, my name is Annette and I’m a home based travel agent.

I can book anything from your afternoon teas, Spa Days, to Caravans, Cruises and

luxury holidays. Also I price match but I will always try to beat your quotes to save

you money.

07850 429 410 F: @TravelwithLissyDe I: @nettymcavoy


Wild Thang

Creative Branded Clothing Merchandise & Print

We are here to help with expert advice and are passionate about delivering world

class creative branded clothing, merchandise and print.

We have everything you could ever need to physically help promote, market &

create the right image for your company, organisation, team or campaign.

As manufacturers with state-of-the-art in house facilities & a highly creative design,

branding, and marketing team, leads to only one conclusion: a solution led

approach to even the most complex corporate schemes involving multi-territory

logistics, warehousing, and tracking.

Wild Thang have over 200 years combined Industry experience and are one of the

foremost suppliers in the UK so you are in safe hands. Over the last 20+ years we

have successfully produced work for many high profile brands such as SkyBet,

Sony, Mercedes Benz, Unilever, Umbro, Trinity Mirror, Coca Cola, BBC, MAG, Aim

higher, Bacardi, you will be in good company.

Whether your company or organization is large or small your order will be met with

the same high standards. As a member of BPMA, Promota, Sedex, holding

ISO14001 and ISO9001 accreditation you are guaranteed a high standard of

service and Industry integrity.

0800 917 9809 T: @wildthangone F: @wildthangone I:

@wildthangltd www.wildthang.co.uk

Wilford Smith HR Consulting and Solicitors

We are a Law firm specialising in HR consulting for SME’s giving Advice,

Insurance and Policies from a commercial view point to become a Partner to your


0808 169 5677 T: @WilfordSmithHQ www.wilfordsmith.com

Worklife by OpenMoney

Employee wellbeing is at the core of what we do, so our benefits are designed to

encompass all aspects of life, from financial advice, to physical and mental

wellbeing. We provide affordable and accessible employee benefits for businesses

of any size.

07984 119 729 T: @OMWorklife LinkedIn:



additional exhibitors

AlkalineBody.HealthyU Ltd

Healthy lives matter - raising awareness about chemical free alkaline water.

07863 957 182 F: @Alkalinebody.healthyu I:


Community Computers (Renewal North West)

Community Computers is a not-for-profit initiative by registered charity, Renewal

North West (1145056). Donated IT devices are repaired, recycled and refurbished

to provide them back into the community at low-cost to tackle digital exclusion;

reducing the amount of e-waste going to landfill and ensuring hazardous materials

are disposed of properly.

0161 476 2777 T/F/I: @communitycomput


Primas Law

Primas Law is a boutique corporate law firm with offices in Manchester and

Cheshire. Primas Law specialises in corporate and commercial law including

insolvency, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, employment, construction and real

estate focusing on "quality as the priority" for hundreds of clients based across the


0161 835 9090 T: @PrimasLaw www.primaslaw.co.uk

The Centre for Enterprise – Manchester Metropolitan


0161 247 3871 https://www.mmu.ac.uk/businessschool/business/sme-support/

Open the doors to new opportunities, as you use Manchester Met’s networks,

resources, and expertise to tackle business challenges, embrace new trends, and

evolve with regional targets.

Working with over 1,000 businesses* to drive change, we combine real life

business insights with academic knowledge to help ambitious SMEs to reach their

full potential.

Whether it’s developing a new product or service, digital transformation or

rejuvenating your business strategy, join a community of inspiring SMEs that are

making real impacts in their organisations and the future of business!

Come and find out more about two of our flagship fully-funded opportunities and

speak to representatives of the Greater Manchester High Growth Network and the

newly launched OPEN SME;

Greater Manchester High Growth Network


A programme designed to support small business owners who are ready to

achieve rapid growth by leading more effectively, generating more customers and

turnover, scaling up, and bringing new products/services to market.


https://opensme.ac.uk/ is an on-demand learning programme that aims to support

small business owners to increase productivity, profitability, resilience, and

sustainability. Delivered virtually, via a specially developed online platform, OPEN

SME presents knowledge and expertise from Greater Manchester’s university

business schools in bite sized chunks of learning leading to actionable outcomes

across the topics of people, digital, finance and markets.

Vigoroom UK

The Vigoroom Employee Wellness Platform is designed to help employees

develop and sustain greater levels of health and wellbeing, for both their own

benefit and the benefit of their employers who are likely to see increased

productivity and engagement, greater teamwork and altogether more beneficial


We are proud of the quality of resources we provide, rooted in our commitment to

addressing the needs of the whole person, involving not just health and fitness, but

also wider issues of wellbeing that have such an impact on people’s quality of life.

01978 898 652 https://vigoroom.co.uk/


We help businesses get paid quickly safely and securely by a range of card

payment terminals, ecommerce online integration, secure payment links and

integrated till system solutions.

07789 353 819 www.fisglobal.com

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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 self-employed

and members can take advantage of a wide range of benefits and services.



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


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



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


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


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.


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

Providing through the ENWORKS programme:

- FREE environmental resource efficiency reviews for businesses

- Advice on Corporate Social Responsibility

- Subsidised environmental training and accredited training courses


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.


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.


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




Bionow is the cluster support group for the Northwest of England's

biotechnology, pharmaceutical and healthcare industry.


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.


Business Support Agencies

Invest in Cumbria


Invest Sefton


Invest Wirral


Liverpool Vision


Locate in Salford


Manchester Investment Development Agency Service


Chambers of Commerce

Altrincham & Sale


Blackburn & District


Borough of Congleton




East Lancashire


Greater Manchester






Lancaster District


Liverpool & Sefton




North & Western Lancashire


South Cheshire


South East Cheshire Enterprise


St Helens




West Cheshire and North Wales




Chambers of Commerce NW www.chambersofcommercenw.org.uk

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

Higher Education Institutions

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



Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council www.blackburn.gov.uk

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



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

Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus www.daresburysic.co.uk

Liverpool Innovation Park


Liverpool Science Park


Manchester Science Park


West Lakes Science Park


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.


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



Edge Hill University


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


University of Central Lancashire www.uclan.ac.uk/information/business/

University of Chester


University of Cumbria


University of Liverpool


University of Manchester


University of Salford


Local Authorities


Cheshire East Council

Cheshire West & Chester Council

Halton Borough Council

Warrington Borough Council





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



Allerdale Borough Council

Barrow in Furness Borough Council

Carlisle City Council

Copeland Borough Council

Cumbria County Council

Eden District Council

South Lakeland District Council








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