#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!

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Greater Manchester Business Fair <strong>2022</strong> sponsors and event supporters<br />

Greater Manchester<br />

Business Fair <strong>2022</strong><br />

Thursday 07 July <strong>2022</strong> AJ Bell Stadium

COVID-19 Precautions - Please be assured that we are working<br />

closely with the venue to ensure that the event is as safe and<br />

healthy an environment as possible for all who take part.<br />

welcome<br />

Welcome back to the Greater<br />

Manchester Business Fair at AJ Bell<br />

Stadium.<br />

Business to Business Exhibion - a wide variety of<br />

companies are showcasing their products and services to the<br />

hundreds of visitors aending the event.<br />

Exhibitors are on hand to provide advice and offer soluons on<br />

topics including markeng, cash flow issues,<br />

management/performance improvement and lots more. Plus<br />

there are some great free business workshops taking place<br />

throughout the day (listed on the right), with a Free Networking<br />

Session at 1pm hosted by Andy Guile..<br />

Ask the Expert - A range of Experts are on hand to provide<br />

advice and guidance on a range of issues<br />

Free 1-2-1 Ask the Expert Clinics from Chartered Management<br />

Instute for individuals and organisaons with queries around<br />

management and leadership development, personal /<br />

professional development, experienal learning, including<br />

business simulaon, and performance improvement.<br />

Make some USA business connecons by talking to Ruth King<br />

from Business Ventures Corporaon about profitability<br />

Explore the range of business support available to help you<br />

start or run your own business with BIPC Greater Manchester,<br />

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and The Growth<br />

Company<br />

Visit the University of Salford, Salford Business School stand to<br />

find out more about how they might be able to help your<br />

business<br />

Speak to Eco-I North West to find out how they support<br />

businesses in the North West to develop low carbon innovaon<br />

and skills<br />

Discuss your business vehicle requirements with RRG Group<br />

Fleet<br />

The Home Office Future Borders and Immigraon System (FBIS)<br />

External Engagement Team will be on hand to answer any<br />

quesons around the new system and requirements for<br />

employing people from outside the UK<br />

For further information on future events, please visit our<br />

website www.businessfairsuk.com. Finally, thank you for<br />

attending and we hope that you have a productive and<br />

enjoyable time.<br />

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Seminars and Workshops<br />

Willows Suite 3rd Floor<br />

10.30am: An introducon to The Points-Based Immigraon System<br />

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

immigraon system. The new system treats EU and non-EU cizens equally and has transformed<br />

the way in which all migrants come to the UK to work and study. Anyone coming to the UK to<br />

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

This session will focus on:<br />

– Overview of points-based immigraon system – Skilled Worker Route<br />

– Overview of how to become a Home Office Sponsor<br />

Delivered by Home Office Future Borders & Immigraon System (FBIS) External Engagement Team<br />

10.50am: Goal seng the not so SMART way<br />

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

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

business.<br />

Delivered by Andy Guile, Master Coach & Trainer, Ask Andy Guile at New Direcons<br />

11.20am: 7 Dumb Financial Mistakes Business Owners Make and<br />

How to Avoid Them<br />

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

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

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

of a crisis?<br />

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

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

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

of many issues before they become major crises....and stay healthy businesswise.<br />

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

Delivered by Ruth King, Best Selling Author, Consultant and Entrepreneur<br />

12.00pm: Geng HR and Employment Law back on Track in <strong>2022</strong><br />

Helping Companies with their HR and Employment Law strategies and acons to help connue<br />

growth and recovery post COVID-19.<br />

Delivered by Enrique Garcia, Wilford Smith HR Consulng and Solicitors<br />

12.30pm: How to Stand out on LinkedIn<br />

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

prospects and more business.<br />

Delivered by Jason Jones, LinkedIn Coach, In Business Ninjas<br />

1.45pm: Planning your Markeng - geng the balance right<br />

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

decide what will give you the best outcome.<br />

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

experience in this short session which will cover<br />

- Tradional v Digital Markeng<br />

- Some useful case studies<br />

- Avoiding common Pialls<br />

Delivered by Chris Roxburgh, Markeng Consultant and Social Media Trainer, My Markeng Guy<br />

2.05pm: Those with passion, Podcast<br />

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

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

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

set up your own podcast to get your piece of that 21 million pie.<br />

Join them for an insighul and engaging chat on all things podcast.<br />

Delivered by Mark Pollard-Ali and Mark Latham, Founders of The Pod Staon<br />

1.00pm: Networking Session<br />

Come along and make lots of new business<br />

contacts - as well as catching up with familiar faces<br />

– at our free networking session<br />

hosted by Andy Guile<br />

NB Timings may vary on the day<br />

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exhibitors<br />

ABCounting Ltd<br />

ABCounting is a firm of Chartered Management Accountants based on the Wirral.<br />

Working alongside clients, helping them to grow their businesses through a greater<br />

understanding of their numbers.<br />

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

outsourced finance function covering accountancy, tax, consultancy, and bookkeeping<br />

services.<br />

0151 528 8444 I: @abcounting.ltd LinkedIn:<br />

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

Absolute Clean Group<br />

A complete range of domestic and commercial solutions for cleaning, janitorial supplies,<br />

pest control and access hire.<br />

When you need that ONE local company to cater for your cleaning needs and much<br />

more then look no further…<br />

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

07763 713 246 T: @cleanabsolute F: Absolute Clean<br />

I: @absolute_clean_group www.absolutecleangroup.co.uk<br />

Acacia Homecare Stockport & Manchester<br />

Here are Acacia Homecare we are continuously searching for committed, hard working<br />

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

Whether you have experience or not, looking for a change in your career or want<br />

something that will give you so many more rewards then joining the Acacia Homecare<br />

family could be for you.<br />

0161 660 4471 T: @AcaciaHC_STKMAN F: @AcaciaHomecareStockMan<br />

I: @acacia_homecare_stockman<br />

https://stockman.acaciahomecare.co.uk/careers/<br />

Acc Tax Pro<br />

Acc Tax Pro are a Digital Accountancy firm that offers a wide variety of accountancy<br />

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

Accountancy Services, Compliance, Audit, Tax Advisory, R&D, Business Intelligence,<br />

Outsourcing and Wealth Management.<br />

03300 555 955 T: @AccTaxProLtd F: @AccTaxProLtd I: @acctaxproltd<br />

www.acctaxpro.co.uk<br />

Ancora Interiors<br />

An Interior Design Company providing both digital e-design and fully fledged interior<br />

design services for Commercial and residential properties.<br />

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

range of digital visualisation techniques. Contact Ishtar Pollard-Ali.<br />

07307 382 140 F: @ancorainteriors I: @ancorainteriors Pinterest:<br />

@ancorainteriors www.ancorainteriors.com<br />

Ask Andy Guile at New Directions<br />

Welcome to New Directions, the business coaching and training service.<br />

Through business coaching or training Andy helps SME’s and bigger businesses; sales<br />

teams and individuals achieve results and reach goals. He also provides strategic<br />

counsel to business owners around the what, the when and the how of running their<br />

company.<br />

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

is, Andy can create tailored business coaching or training to help you.<br />

Andy uses scientifically proven methods of Emotional Intelligence and Accelerated<br />

Learning to ensure he offers quality training and delivers results from day 1.<br />

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

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

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

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

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

create the type of business you want. He will give you the confidence to grow your<br />

company and most importantly support you in taking your business from where it is now<br />

to where you want it to be.<br />

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

courses available, he is extremely adaptable, and always customises his coaching and<br />

training around every individual client’s needs.<br />

So, get ready, find your New Direction and call today.<br />

07960 888 001 T: @askandyguile F: @askandyguile<br />

https://askandyguile.newzenler.com/<br />

Aspect IT Limited<br />

Aspect IT has been providing professional IT services since their formation in 2003. Led<br />

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

North of England, specialising in helping SME’s stay competitive in their industries<br />

through their strategic use of IT.<br />

0161 241 9050 T: @AspectIT F: @aspectit I: @aspect_it_manchester<br />

https://www.aspectit.co.uk/<br />

BBX UK<br />

BBX is a business tool that guarantees new customers, and reduces costs, through a<br />

preferred supplier community.<br />

Why should you open an account with BBX?<br />

· Guaranteed New Customers<br />

· Enhanced Profits<br />

· Increase Market Share<br />

· Improve Cash Flow<br />

· Interest Free Credit Facility<br />

· Access to BBX Rewards<br />

· Access to BBX Advantage<br />

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

Business Connect Magazine<br />

An independent business to business bi-monthly magazine published both in print and<br />

online.<br />

Business Connect Magazine covers a wide range of regions and business sectors, and<br />

has an emphasis on B2B networking connecting many different businesses together on<br />

a common platform.<br />

Based in Greater Manchester, the magazine has been bringing the business community<br />

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

Connect to accommodate fast growing interest from different business sectors across<br />

the UK and beyond.<br />

Connecting businesses has always defined Business Connect Magazine, and to now<br />

engage with businesses across the UK and further afield offers readers and advertisers<br />

an exciting set of opportunities for the future.<br />

07708 987 518 T: @GMBizConnect F: @BusinessConnectMagazine I:<br />

@business_connect_mag https://www.gmbusinessconnect.co.uk/<br />

Business & IP Centre Greater Manchester<br />

The Business and Intellectual Property Centre (BIPC) Greater Manchester can help you<br />

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

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

0161 234 1990 T: @BIPCGM F: @bipcgm I: @bipcgm<br />

https://bipcgm.org/<br />

Business Ventures Corporation<br />

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

and give back.<br />

(001) 770-729-8000 T: @RuthKing F: @ruthking1650<br />

www.ruthking.info<br />

Chartered Management Institute<br />

Professional body for Managers and Leaders, focusing on improving personal and<br />

organisational performance.<br />

We set the standards, support individual and organisational development, provide<br />

accreditation, qualifications and professional recognition, including Chartered Manager<br />

status.<br />

Attractive membership rates for individuals and organisations at each event.<br />

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

I: @cmi_managers www.managers.org.uk<br />

CIEED<br />

The Centre of International Executive Education and Development (CIEED) team draws on years of<br />

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

education, in developing a better understanding of how learning and development can make a greater<br />

impact, both for the individual and the organisation.<br />

CIEED offers a unique range and blend of learning and development aimed at developing current and<br />

future leaders and managers as professionals and executives.<br />

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

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

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

partner, able to tailor a solution which best meets your needs.<br />

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

DCW Accounting Limited<br />

DCW Accounting provide friendly and knowledgeable Accountancy and bookkeeping<br />

services for your business.<br />

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

believe in offering a service that is personalised to each client that we work with.<br />

01457 779 228 T: @DCWaccounting F: @dcwaccountinguk I:<br />

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

https://www.dcwaccounting.co.uk/<br />

Direct Affinity Europe<br />

Direct Affinity Europe are experts in customer contact.<br />

We’ve developed a toolbox that contains everything required to DETECT, DIAGNOSE<br />

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

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

software designed for high-volume “always-on” telephony and digital connectivity and<br />

transparent tracking and analytics.<br />

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

the UK automotive retail sector.<br />

Direct Affinity Europe – Trusted By Our Customers To Look After Theirs.<br />

01928 751 091 T: @direct_europe F: @DirectAffinityEurope LinkedIn:<br />

https://www.linkedin.com/company/direct-affinity-europe<br />


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Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital at Manchester’s<br />

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The Impact of Brexit<br />

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Interview with Lawyer Tariq Hu sain, Managing Director of Petherbridge Ba sra<br />

Solicitors, looking at potential problems with busine ses being accused<br />

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exhibitors<br />

Eco-I North West<br />

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

programme - to support businesses in the North West to develop low carbon innovation<br />

and skills, and to support ‘green’ economic growth.<br />

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

Executive Training and Consultancy Ltd<br />

We are a business consultancy company working with small and micro business helping<br />

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

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

different is that we Guarantee to increase the profits of any business we work with.<br />

0330 090 4565 T: @DougDAubrey F: @ETC.ExecutiveTraining<br />

www.exec-tc.com<br />

Face for Business<br />

Telephone Answering and Managed Live Chat for UK businesses.<br />

We provide call handling and outsourced reception for businesses of all types and sizes.<br />

Our PAs are the difference and really do aim to delight.<br />

0333 323 1007 T: @face4business F: @faceforbusiness1<br />

I: @faceforbusiness www.ffb.co.uk<br />

Flannery Plant Hire (Oval) Ltd<br />

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

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

network of six depots in Newport, Birmingham, Manchester, Northumberland, Aberdeen and Dublin. A<br />

family business, people stand at the centre of the Flannery proposition, providing excellence in service,<br />

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

legislation and maintaining a relentless level of investment, the company has an unrivalled record of<br />

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

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

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

continues to innovate, finding ways to turn data into meaningful analysis allowing customers to make<br />

hire decisions that deliver the most effective and reliable solution for them.<br />

Continuous Skills Development Flannery heavily invests in skills and development across the<br />

workforce. From new operator training through to senior management training, we continually look to<br />

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

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

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

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

claim to the best operators most equipped to deal with the demands of the modern construction site.<br />

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

welcoming environment for our people and clients. We offer an environment free from discrimination,<br />

harassment and violence. We recognise that the industry is facing significant skills shortages and it is<br />

paramount that we continue to widen the talent pool and attract and retain individuals from different<br />

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

equality, we have fostered a culture of inclusion, understanding and appreciation of differences.<br />

Behavioural Safety Flannery recognises how desired people behaviours and attitude can contribute to<br />

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

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

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

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

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

Safety First Attitude, Working Effectively, Positive Customer Relationships, Teamwork and Independent<br />

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

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

practitioners have dedicated facilities at our depots and are accredited to deliver to CBH or SEQOHS<br />

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

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

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

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

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

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

Health and Well-being support and advice Drugs and Alcohol Testing Supply Chain Sustainability<br />

School: People Matter Charter Organisations across our industry are faced with increasingly complex<br />

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

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

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

01925 814 394 T: @flanneryplant F: @flanneryplanthire<br />

I: @flanneryplant https://www.flanneryplanthire.com/<br />

Funky Vibes Ltd<br />

Are you looking for the right vibe to attract your tribe?<br />

Funky Vibes are a modern thinking marketing agency, who provide a fresh and funky<br />

approach to your business through their range of services which include marketing<br />

strategies, graphic design, websites, video & audio production, and print. Contact Mark<br />

Pollard-Ali.<br />

0333 360 4117 T: @funkyvib3s F: @funkyvib3s I: @funkyvib3s LinkedIn:<br />

https://www.linkedin.com/company/funky-vibes-marketing/<br />

https://funkyvibes.co.uk/<br />

Go-Fish Business Podcast<br />

The Go Fish Business Podcast series is a resource aimed at supporting small<br />

businesses facing those inevitable problems that we all meet during our journey as<br />

entrepreneurs. The podcasts provide business related advice, as well hints and tips, on<br />

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

three experienced business owners who have all walked the walk, and talked the talk,<br />

the podcasts reflect their knowledge and experience of the highs and lows of business.<br />

T: @gofishpodcast F: @gofishpodcast I: @gofishpodcast LinkedIn:<br />

@gofishpodcast YouTube: @gofishpodcast www.gofishpodcast.com<br />

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce<br />

Greater Manchester Chamber is the largest accredited Chamber of Commerce in the<br />

UK, with over 4.500 members.<br />

The Chamber has a strong presence in Greater Manchester’s ten local regions helping<br />

its members grow their businesses through a range of services included in their<br />

membership package.<br />

Chamber membership gives businesses access to everything from local networking<br />

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

House with rooms for small private meetings up to major conferences available to hire at<br />

discounted rates.<br />

To find out more about these and all the other benefits Chamber membership could<br />

bring your business, call our membership team on 0161 393 4321.<br />

0161 393 4321 T: @gmchamber F: @greatermanchesterchamber<br />

I: @gmchamber www.gmchamber.co.uk<br />

Gridfox<br />

Still trying to grow your business using spreadsheets? Save one day a week with a<br />

simple, affordable and scalable platform that takes care of all your business processes.<br />

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

Home Office<br />

Home Office Future Borders and Immigration System (FBIS) External Engagement<br />

Team – we support businesses ensuring they understand the requirements should they<br />

wish to employ someone from outside the UK.<br />

By providing direct information on, skilled workers, how to become a sponsor, right to<br />

work checks, and the status of EU citizens.<br />

www.gov.uk<br />

In Business Ninjas<br />

Unlock the full power of LinkedIn by reaching out to thousands of highly targeted<br />

potential prospects.<br />

Then connect and engage with authentic and value-added messages leading to warmed<br />

up, pre-qualified leads.<br />

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

03333 112 230 www.inbusinessninjas.co.uk<br />

InternalRecruiter<br />

Internal Recruiter helps organisations to improve their direct hiring strategy, streamlining<br />

their hiring processes to develop highly effective recruitment campaigns and engage<br />

their employees.<br />

Using our Applicant Tracking System to help candidate management as well as creating<br />

you a targeted recruitment campaign that approaches the desired candidate using Job<br />

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

to build a comprehensive and well rounded hiring strategy.<br />

01744 415 933 T: @InterRecruiter F: @InternalRecruiter<br />

I: @InternalRecruiter www.internalrecruiter.co.uk<br />

Jetchem Systems Limited & Superjet<br />

Jetchem Systems Limited is a manufacturer of high pressure water jetting equipment.<br />

We also deliver a wide range of health and safety training. Registered with several<br />

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

training, Qualsafe Awards for First Aid, Fire Safety, Manual Handling, general Health &<br />

Safety and Risk Assessments.<br />

01706 828 888 www.jetchem.com<br />

Judge’s Demand Limited<br />

Judge’s Demand provide very unique and specialist debt recovery, debt collection and<br />

related services to our clients in the UK and Worldwide. Our specialist debt collection<br />

and debt recovery team have extensive experience and knowledge of debt collection<br />

and the UK Debt Recovery Law.<br />

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

and you can see our reviews at www.judgesdemand.co.uk.<br />

0151 329 2138 www.judgesdemand.co.uk<br />

Leaflet Drop Marketing<br />

Leaflet Drop Marketing is one of the leading direct marketing companies in the UK,<br />

offering a professional print and leaflet distribution service.<br />

0161 923 6877 T: @LDM_UK F: @ldmuk1 I: @LDM_UK1<br />

https://www.linkedin.com/company/9379239/<br />

www.leafletdropmarketing.co.uk<br />

Huge congratulations to Flannery Plant Hire<br />

on their 50 year anniversary

exhibitors<br />

Liverpool BA<br />

We have been organising Business Fairs and Exhibitions since 2002, when we<br />

first held our flagship event the Liverpool Business Fair at Liverpool Town Hall.<br />

Visiting our Business Fairs is free and there will always be a range of interesting<br />

features and lots of networking and business opportunities.<br />

And if you are looking at exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, we have a wide<br />

range of options to suit all budgets and requirements.<br />

0151 709 8932 T: @LiverpoolBA F: @liverpoolba.fairs<br />

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

https://www.businessfairsuk.com<br />

maxpotenti ltd<br />

Business & People Consultancy for Engineering and Manufacturing.<br />

We help Business Owners KNOW they have the right people to meet their<br />

business strategy.<br />

We streamline and focus business strategies.<br />

We co-create your effective marketing solutions.<br />

0161 4646 156 | 07515 507 337 T: @SimGoldblum LinkedIn:<br />

www.linkedin.com/simgoldblum https://www.maxpotenti.co.uk<br />

MSB Solicitors<br />

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

services to meet the needs of the communities we serve.<br />

Established in 1988, the firm has forged a reputation for excellence of service and<br />

has been the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Law Society’s<br />

Legal Excellence Award for Practice Management. We are also proud to be ranked<br />

in the Legal500 and Chambers & Partners.<br />

0151 281 9040 T: @MSBSolicitors F: @MSBSolicitors<br />

www.msbsolicitors.co.uk<br />

My Marketing Guy<br />

Marketing Consultant and Social Media Coach offering outsourced services for the<br />

busy businesspeople with no time to keep up with their socials and remain top of<br />

mind to their target market. Contact Chris Roxburgh.<br />

07742 664 662 T: @Guy4marketing F: @mymarketingguy.co.uk I:<br />

@mymarketingguy LinkedIn: @mymarketingguy<br />

https://www.mymarketingguy.co.uk<br />

Nuts Digital<br />

Websites and digital marketing for small businesses offering affordable, effective<br />

solutions to increase leads and conversions from online.<br />

T: @NutsDigital F: @NutsDigital www.nutsdigital.co.uk<br />

Promio<br />

Relax, we have your marketing covered.<br />

Get everything you need to promote your business without having to spend hours<br />

learning complex software and keeping up with the latest technology.<br />

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

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

PromoteSME<br />

Simple, affordable marketing solutions for new and small businesses.<br />

Our packages offer practical low cost marketing support when you need it, for as<br />

long as you need it.<br />

Choose PromoteSME membership for ongoing support throughout the year, or one<br />

of our short term packages to boost your own marketing activities, promote special<br />

offers or kick start your online and social media marketing.<br />

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

Rapha Therapy and Training Services<br />

Rapha Therapy & Training Services guarantees to revive, restore and refocus you<br />

by equipping you and your team in weathering the storms of business and life by<br />

transforming organizations and Individuals. Transformation occurs through the<br />

delivery of cutting edge psychotherapy (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), Coaching<br />

and dynamic CPD Accredited Employee Wellbeing training proven to improve<br />

performance, productivity, employee engagement/retention and profits. Our<br />

Accredited Expert Trainers combine current industry and professional knowledge<br />

which guarantees transformation through knowledge transfer, experiential bespoke<br />

psychological exercises proven to enhance retention of learning which leads to<br />

neuroplasticity and long term change beyond the training. Our Signature courses<br />

are impactful, engaging and accessible whilst providing learners with a plethora of<br />

opportunities to be confident in applying insights and knowledge in the workplace<br />

autonomously. Our robust and artistic assessments provide insights into the<br />

optimal training approaches that will be favourable to your organisation.<br />

0161 955 4720 T: @mrobertaw F: @RaphaTherapyServicesLimited<br />

I: @rapha_therapy_service www.raphatherapyservices.com<br />

Redcow Printing<br />

We are a bespoke wallpaper printer and manufacturer which prints and produces<br />

custom-made wallpaper and murals, perfect for a variety of settings and projects<br />

including restaurant and bar refits, commercial business premises, shell schemes<br />

for exhibitions, point of sale or even domestic homes.<br />

Our range covers a variety of products:<br />

- Switchscene bespoke wallpaper for commercial premises<br />

- Switchscene A Z wallpaper printed maps<br />

- Switchscene seamless one-piece wallpaper<br />

- Switchscene wide-width wallpaper<br />

- Switchscene superstrength magnetic paint<br />

- Switchscene Wipewall – a paint that transforms walls into wipe-clean spaces with<br />

a multitude of uses.<br />

0333 990 1001 www.switchscene.com<br />

RRG Group Fleet<br />

The dedicated RRG Group Fleet department is able to offer advice on the latest<br />

products from 8 automotive brands including Toyota and Lexus. The experienced<br />

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

and Blue-Chip companies; also supplying the broker market and major leasing<br />

companies.<br />

0161 728 8218 T: @RRGFleet F: @rrggroupfleet<br />

https://www.rrg-group.com/leasing-and-fleet/<br />

Rydal Group<br />

We are Rydal, a Communications, Managed IT, Security and Energy provider<br />

supporting thousands of SME clients.<br />

We supply easy to use, ultra-reliable technology solutions for business with fast<br />

installation and an award-winning customer service whilst helping to reduce<br />

monthly outgoings.<br />

01733 511 116 T: @rydalgroup F: @rydal.group I: @rydalgroup<br />

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/rydalgroup<br />

www.rydalgroup.co.uk<br />

Sharples Group<br />

Epson inkjet printers are the greenest printers on the market today. Visit our stand<br />

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

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

more information, please email Lee Brennen at Lee.Brennen@sharplesgroup.com.<br />

0800 195 0955 T: @SharplesGroupUK F: @SharplesGroup<br />

https://sharplesgroup.com/<br />

Studio Vega Myst<br />

A content production company and content marketing/distribution agency, with<br />

over 12 years experience. From small video adverts for locals to large television<br />

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

heart of everything we say and everything we do.<br />

07368 562249 T: @StudioVegaMyst F: @StudioVegaMyst<br />

I: @studiovegamyst https://www.studiovegamystproductions.com |<br />

https://www.studiovegamystagency.com<br />

Sync<br />

Your specialist Apple, Microsoft and Google business partners. We work with<br />

businesses of all shapes and sizes to supply and support technology and business<br />

practices, through a blend of consultancy, provision, training and support.<br />


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

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

devices across the UK – and growing.<br />


Providing businesses with core services, including Mail (365 and G Suite),<br />

collaboration tools like Microsoft Teams, backup and wifi – we map your core<br />

services to your business workflows.<br />


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

run over 300 training sessions per year.<br />


We provide dedicated tech support to over 250 organisations, acting as their inhouse<br />

support team, ensuring that everything is running smoothly.<br />


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

the cost of adopting new IT.<br />

0161 605 3838 T: @SyncStoreUK F: @SyncStoreUK I:<br />

@syncstoreuk<br />

http://wearesync.co.uk<br />

Huge congratulations to Sync on their 30 year anniversary

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hire a range of high and ultra high pressure<br />

water jetting and drainage machines. Nationwide<br />

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exhibitors<br />

TalkTalk Business<br />

TalkTalk Business offers a full range of business-grade communications products<br />

and services, spanning internet, voice and managed network solutions. Its mission<br />

is to deliver fast, reliable, affordable connectivity to its 180,000+ business, from<br />

small businesses through to Enterprise, offering innovative solutions and 365-day,<br />

UK-based support.<br />

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

The Electric Bike Shop<br />

At The Electric Bike Shop we are committed to providing the best products and<br />

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

business - as well as being able to signpost you to services and schemes you can<br />

take advantage of.<br />

01625 441 696 T: @TheElecBikeShop F: @theelectricbikeshopwilmslow<br />

I: @electric_bike_shop www.theelectricbikeshop.co.uk<br />

The Factory Of Magic<br />

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

and our artistes are handpicked from the magic community. Be it close up magic,<br />

stage illusion, card magic or mind reading you can expect a mind blowing<br />

experience. Our exquisite customer service is quite unlike anything you have<br />

experienced before.<br />

Providing corporate entertainment for networking events, after dinner parties and<br />

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

07941 006 425 F: @FofMagic I: @factoryofmagic LinkedIn: @thefactory-of-magic<br />

www.factoryofmagic.com<br />

The Growth Company – Education & Skills<br />

The Growth Company Education & Skills is one of the largest providers of workbased<br />

learning for young people and adults. We have been providing high-quality<br />

education and skills to individuals and businesses for over 30 years, and as an<br />

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

excellent support can help you achieve your future goals. We’ve supported<br />

thousands of young people who want to kick-start their careers, and adults who<br />

want to raise their skill level throughout their working life and achieve their full<br />

potential. Email: business@gceducationandskills.ac.uk<br />

0161 233 2656 T: @GC_EduSkills F: @GCEduSkills<br />

I: @gc_eduskills https://www.gceducationandskills.ac.uk/<br />

The Meee Partnership Limited<br />

At Meee, we focus on inspiring everyone, everywhere to find, live and give their<br />

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

our best we can all be amazing. By using our values and natural strengths,<br />

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

thrive. Meee helps people live their best lives through our talks, workshops, tools<br />

and resources.<br />

07900 156 091 T: @Meee_HQ F: @MeeeHQ I: @meeehq<br />

www.meee.global<br />

The University of Salford - Salford Business School<br />

We aim to deliver industry relevant learning to every student in Salford Business<br />

School. Our programmes are designed by academic experts in the field, working<br />

with industry partners and students. This ensures that educational experiences and<br />

qualifications are contemporary, interdisciplinary, relevant to the world of work, and<br />

respected and valued by employers.<br />

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

have a long history of engaging with companies to provide work placements,<br />

internships, live briefs and team projects for our students. The opportunities we<br />

provide span across our entire range of courses and form part of all our<br />

undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. We work with companies of all sizes,<br />

from large multinationals to micro-organisations, finding real projects and positions<br />

so that students can make a difference to companies while enhancing their<br />

employability at the same time.<br />

Placements are an important opportunity for all students. They help them to apply<br />

the knowledge they have gained in the classroom, allow them to build their<br />

network, and introduce them to the realities of work.<br />

Most of our students who undertake a placement see quantifiable improvements in<br />

their academic results, and we encourage students to continue their association<br />

with the organisation they did their work placement with.<br />

Some organisations where students go on placement include:<br />

Ernst and Young (EY)<br />

Booth Ainsworth<br />

IBM<br />

Salford City Council<br />

NHS<br />

Enterprise Rent A Car<br />

0161 295 2222 T: @salfordbizsch F: @salfordbusinessschool<br />

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SalfordBusinessSch<br />

https://www.salford.ac.uk/salford-business-school<br />

Travel with LissyDe<br />

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

I can book anything from your afternoon teas, Spa Days, to Caravans, Cruises and<br />

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

you money.<br />

07850 429 410 F: @TravelwithLissyDe I: @nettymcavoy<br />

https://annettemcavoy.inteletravel.uk/<br />

Wild Thang<br />

Creative Branded Clothing Merchandise & Print<br />

We are here to help with expert advice and are passionate about delivering world<br />

class creative branded clothing, merchandise and print.<br />

We have everything you could ever need to physically help promote, market &<br />

create the right image for your company, organisation, team or campaign.<br />

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

branding, and marketing team, leads to only one conclusion: a solution led<br />

approach to even the most complex corporate schemes involving multi-territory<br />

logistics, warehousing, and tracking.<br />

Wild Thang have over 200 years combined Industry experience and are one of the<br />

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

have successfully produced work for many high profile brands such as SkyBet,<br />

Sony, Mercedes Benz, Unilever, Umbro, Trinity Mirror, Coca Cola, BBC, MAG, Aim<br />

higher, Bacardi, you will be in good company.<br />

Whether your company or organization is large or small your order will be met with<br />

the same high standards. As a member of BPMA, Promota, Sedex, holding<br />

ISO14001 and ISO9001 accreditation you are guaranteed a high standard of<br />

service and Industry integrity.<br />

0800 917 9809 T: @wildthangone F: @wildthangone I:<br />

@wildthangltd www.wildthang.co.uk<br />

Wilford Smith HR Consulting and Solicitors<br />

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

Insurance and Policies from a commercial view point to become a Partner to your<br />

business.<br />

0808 169 5677 T: @WilfordSmithHQ www.wilfordsmith.com<br />

Worklife by OpenMoney<br />

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

encompass all aspects of life, from financial advice, to physical and mental<br />

wellbeing. We provide affordable and accessible employee benefits for businesses<br />

of any size.<br />

07984 119 729 T: @OMWorklife LinkedIn:<br />

https://www.linkedin.com/company/worklife-byopenmoney/mycompany/<br />


additional exhibitors<br />

AlkalineBody.HealthyU Ltd<br />

Healthy lives matter - raising awareness about chemical free alkaline water.<br />

07863 957 182 F: @Alkalinebody.healthyu I:<br />

@alkalinebody.healthyu<br />

Community Computers (Renewal North West)<br />

Community Computers is a not-for-profit initiative by registered charity, Renewal<br />

North West (1145056). Donated IT devices are repaired, recycled and refurbished<br />

to provide them back into the community at low-cost to tackle digital exclusion;<br />

reducing the amount of e-waste going to landfill and ensuring hazardous materials<br />

are disposed of properly.<br />

0161 476 2777 T/F/I: @communitycomput<br />

www.communitycomputers.co.uk<br />

Primas Law<br />

Primas Law is a boutique corporate law firm with offices in Manchester and<br />

Cheshire. Primas Law specialises in corporate and commercial law including<br />

insolvency, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, employment, construction and real<br />

estate focusing on "quality as the priority" for hundreds of clients based across the<br />

UK.<br />

0161 835 9090 T: @PrimasLaw www.primaslaw.co.uk<br />

The Centre for Enterprise – Manchester Metropolitan<br />

University<br />

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

Open the doors to new opportunities, as you use Manchester Met’s networks,<br />

resources, and expertise to tackle business challenges, embrace new trends, and<br />

evolve with regional targets.<br />

Working with over 1,000 businesses* to drive change, we combine real life<br />

business insights with academic knowledge to help ambitious SMEs to reach their<br />

full potential.<br />

Whether it’s developing a new product or service, digital transformation or<br />

rejuvenating your business strategy, join a community of inspiring SMEs that are<br />

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Come and find out more about two of our flagship fully-funded opportunities and<br />

speak to representatives of the Greater Manchester High Growth Network and the<br />

newly launched OPEN SME;<br />

Greater Manchester High Growth Network<br />

https://www.mmu.ac.uk/business-school/business/sme-support/greatermanchester-high-growth-network/<br />

A programme designed to support small business owners who are ready to<br />

achieve rapid growth by leading more effectively, generating more customers and<br />

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

OPEN SME<br />

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

small business owners to increase productivity, profitability, resilience, and<br />

sustainability. Delivered virtually, via a specially developed online platform, OPEN<br />

SME presents knowledge and expertise from Greater Manchester’s university<br />

business schools in bite sized chunks of learning leading to actionable outcomes<br />

across the topics of people, digital, finance and markets.<br />

Vigoroom UK<br />

The Vigoroom Employee Wellness Platform is designed to help employees<br />

develop and sustain greater levels of health and wellbeing, for both their own<br />

benefit and the benefit of their employers who are likely to see increased<br />

productivity and engagement, greater teamwork and altogether more beneficial<br />

workplaces.<br />

We are proud of the quality of resources we provide, rooted in our commitment to<br />

addressing the needs of the whole person, involving not just health and fitness, but<br />

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

01978 898 652 https://vigoroom.co.uk/<br />

Worldpay<br />

We help businesses get paid quickly safely and securely by a range of card<br />

payment terminals, ecommerce online integration, secure payment links and<br />

integrated till system solutions.<br />

07789 353 819 www.fisglobal.com

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Sources<br />

Useful Sources<br />

of Help<br />

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Information<br />

and Information<br />

Federation of Small Businesses<br />

The FSB is the UK's biggest business support organisation, with over<br />

215,000 members. The FSB lobbies tirelessly on behalf of the self-employed<br />

and members can take advantage of a wide range of benefits and services.<br />

www.fsb.org.uk<br />

Envirowise<br />

Envirowise seeks to provide support to all UK businesses on resource<br />

efficiency issues to help them minimise waste and maximise profits. We<br />

work closely with regional Business Support Organisations to ensure that the<br />

businesses we work with receive the support they need<br />

www.envirowise.gov.uk<br />

WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme)<br />

WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) works in England, Scotland,<br />

Wales and Northern Ireland to help businesses and individuals reap the<br />

benefits of reducing waste, develop sustainable products and use resources<br />

in an efficient way<br />

www.wrap.org.uk<br />

Eco-Innovate<br />

The North West Eco-Innovation Programme provides free, tailored support<br />

to help you exploit the market for sustainable products and low-carbon<br />

solutions, helping you develop products and services suitable for a low<br />

carbon economy and move your business ahead of the rest<br />

www.eco-innovate.org.uk / www.ctechinnovation.com/eco<br />

Ask About Business<br />

Ask About Business is a partnership between fourteen library authorities<br />

across the north west. Led by Manchester Library & Information Service, Ask<br />

About Business provides information through libraries to support:<br />

* Pre-start and new businesses * Existing businesses<br />

* Jobseekers * Consumers * Inventors * Business students<br />

www.askaboutbusiness.org/<br />

Institute of Export & International Trade<br />

The Institute of Export & International Trade is the professional body<br />

representing and supporting the interests of everyone involved in importing,<br />

exporting and international trade. We offer a unique range of individual and<br />

business membership benefits as well as a world renowned suite of<br />

professional qualifications, training & CPD. Visit: www.export.org<br />

www.export.org.uk<br />

The Carbon Trust<br />

The Carbon Trust was set up by Government in 2001 as an independent<br />

company. The Carbon Trust's mission is to accelerate the move to a low<br />

carbon economy, by working with organisations to reduce carbon emissions<br />

now and develop commercial low carbon technologies for the future.<br />

www.carbontrust.co.uk<br />

HMRC <strong>Online</strong> Services<br />

HMRC offer a range of online services which aim to be efficient and<br />

customer friendly. Our continually developing services enable you to interact<br />

with us quickly, securely and at your convenience.<br />

We provide a range of services for:<br />

- individuals and employees - employers - businesses and corporations<br />

- tax agents and advisers - software developers<br />

www.hmrc.gov.uk<br />

Groundwork in the North West<br />

Providing through the ENWORKS programme:<br />

- FREE environmental resource efficiency reviews for businesses<br />

- Advice on Corporate Social Responsibility<br />

- Subsidised environmental training and accredited training courses<br />

www.groundwork.org.uk<br />

Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS)<br />

The Manufacturing Advisory Service aims to address the practical needs of<br />

British manufacturers by delivering hands-on advice and assistance from<br />

experts in a wide range of manufacturing disciplines.<br />

www.mas.dti.gov.uk<br />

The Chartered Institute of Marketing<br />

Whether you are just starting up or are a well established business, take<br />

advantage of our FREE marketing clinics with local Chartered Marketers.<br />

Visit us on our stand to book an appointment and let’s see if we can help<br />

grow your business with professional marketing advice.<br />

www.cim.co.uk<br />

Chartered Management Institute<br />

Professional body for Managers and Leaders, focusing on improving<br />

personal and organisational performance. We set the standards, support<br />

individual and organisational development, provide accreditation,<br />

qualifications and professional recognition, including Chartered Manager<br />

status.<br />

www.managers.org.uk<br />

Bionow<br />

Bionow is the cluster support group for the Northwest of England's<br />

biotechnology, pharmaceutical and healthcare industry.<br />

www.bionow.co.uk<br />

UK Trade & Investment<br />

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) can help you rise to the exciting opportunities<br />

and challenges that globalisation offers. We work with UK-based businesses<br />

to ensure their success in international markets. We also encourage the best<br />

overseas companies to look to the UK as their global partner of choice.<br />

www.ukti.gov.uk<br />

Business Support Agencies<br />

Invest in Cumbria<br />

www.investincumbria.co.uk<br />

Invest Sefton<br />

www.investsefton.com<br />

Invest Wirral<br />

www.investwirral.com<br />

Liverpool Vision<br />

www.liverpoolvision.co.uk<br />

Locate in Salford<br />

www.locateinsalford.info<br />

Manchester Investment Development Agency Service<br />

www.investinmanchester.com<br />

Chambers of Commerce<br />

Altrincham & Sale<br />

www.altrinchamchamber.co.uk<br />

Blackburn & District<br />

www.blackburnchamber.co.uk<br />

Borough of Congleton<br />

www.congletonchamber.co.uk<br />

Cumbria<br />

www.cumbriachamber.co.uk<br />

East Lancashire<br />

www.chamberelancs.co.uk<br />

Greater Manchester<br />

www.gmchamber.co.uk<br />

Halton<br />

www.haltonchamber.com<br />

Knowsley<br />

www.knowsleychamber.org<br />

Lancaster District<br />

www.lancaster-chamber.org.uk<br />

Liverpool & Sefton<br />

www.liverpoolchamber.org.uk<br />

Macclesfield<br />

www.macclesfieldchamber.co.uk<br />

North & Western Lancashire<br />

www.lancschamber.co.uk<br />

South Cheshire<br />

www.southcheshirechamber.org.uk<br />

South East Cheshire Enterprise<br />

www.sece.co.uk<br />

St Helens<br />

www.sthelenschamber.com<br />

Warrington<br />

www.warrington-chamber.co.uk<br />

West Cheshire and North Wales<br />

www.cepnwchamber.org.uk<br />

Wirral<br />

www.wirralchamber.org.uk<br />

Chambers of Commerce NW www.chambersofcommercenw.org.uk<br />

British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) www.britishchambers.org.uk<br />

Higher Education Institutions<br />

Greater Manchester<br />

Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council<br />

www.bolton.gov.uk<br />

Bury Metropolitan Borough Council<br />

www.bury.gov.uk<br />

Manchester City Council<br />

www.manchester.gov.uk<br />

Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council<br />

www.oldham.gov.uk<br />

Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council<br />

www.rochdale.gov.uk<br />

Salford City Council<br />

www.salford.gov.uk<br />

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council<br />

www.stockport.gov.uk<br />

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council<br />

www.tameside.gov.uk<br />

Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council<br />

www.trafford.gov.uk<br />

Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council<br />

www.wiganmbc.gov.uk<br />

Lancashire<br />

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council www.blackburn.gov.uk<br />

Blackpool Borough Council<br />

www.blackpool.gov.uk<br />

Burnley Borough Council<br />

www.burnley.gov.uk<br />

Chorley Borough Council<br />

www.chorley.gov.uk<br />

Fylde Borough Council<br />

www.fylde.gov.uk<br />

Hyndburn Borough Council<br />

www.hyndburnbc.gov.uk<br />

Lancashire County Council<br />

www.lancashire.gov.uk<br />

Lancaster City Council<br />

www.lancaster.gov.uk<br />

Pendle Borough Council<br />

www.pendle.gov.uk<br />

Preston City Council<br />

www.preston.gov.uk<br />

Ribble Valley Borough Council<br />

www.ribblevalley.gov.uk<br />

Rossendale Borough Council<br />

www.rossendale.gov.uk<br />

South Ribble Borough Council<br />

www.southribble.gov.uk<br />

West Lancashire District Council<br />

www.westlancsdc.gov.uk<br />

Wyre Borough Council<br />

www.wyrebc.gov.uk<br />

Merseyside<br />

Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council<br />

www.knowsley.gov.uk<br />

Liverpool City Council<br />

www.liverpool.gov.uk<br />

Sefton Council<br />

www.sefton.gov.uk<br />

St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council<br />

www.sthelens.gov.uk<br />

Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council<br />

www.wirral.gov.uk<br />

Police Services<br />

Cheshire Police<br />

www.cheshire.police.uk<br />

Cumbria Constabulary<br />

www.cumbria.police.uk<br />

Greater Manchester Police<br />

www.gmp.police.uk<br />

Lancashire Constabulary<br />

www.lancashire.police.uk<br />

Merseyside Police<br />

www.merseyside.police.uk<br />

North Wales Police<br />

www.north-wales.police.uk<br />

Science & Innovation Parks<br />

Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus www.daresburysic.co.uk<br />

Liverpool Innovation Park<br />

www.liverpoolinnovationpark.com<br />

Liverpool Science Park<br />

www.liverpoolsciencepark.co.uk<br />

Manchester Science Park<br />

www.manchestersciencepark.co.uk<br />

West Lakes Science Park<br />

www.westlakessciencepark.co.uk<br />

Business Link<br />

The regional Business Link advisory service will cease to operate from<br />

November 2011. Since April 2011 much of the local business support<br />

information that was previously found on regionally branded Business Link<br />

websites can now be accessed within the national Business Link website<br />

directories (<strong>Event</strong>s, Business Support Finder and Contacts). The Business<br />

Link website will remain and will continue to provide businesses of all sizes<br />

with access to information, support and government services.<br />

www.businesslink.gov.uk<br />

The North West Fund<br />

The North West Fund is targeted at growing businesses that are unable to<br />

secure funding from traditional sources in order to finance their growth plans.<br />

Consequently, The North West Fund is targeted at growing SMEs,<br />

irrespective of their “age”. However, there are restrictions around<br />

investments in businesses in difficulty and firms in certain sectors. A total of<br />

£184.4m is available across the six product funds for investment up to the<br />

end of 2015. Please contact the relevant Fund Manager for further<br />

information.<br />

www.thenorthwestfund.co.uk<br />

Edge Hill University<br />

www.edgehill.ac.uk<br />

Lancaster University<br />

www.lancs.ac.uk<br />

Liverpool Hope University Business Gateway www.hope.ac.uk/<br />

Liverpool John Moores University www.ljmu.ac.uk/businessengagement/<br />

Manchester Metropolitan University www.business.mmu.ac.uk/business/<br />

University of Bolton<br />

www.bolton.ac.uk/ServicesForBusiness/<br />

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

University of Chester<br />

www.chester.ac.uk/business-research<br />

University of Cumbria<br />

www.cumbria.ac.uk/Enterprise<br />

University of Liverpool<br />

www.liv.ac.uk/businessgateway/<br />

University of Manchester<br />

www.manchester.ac.uk/business/<br />

University of Salford<br />

www.business-services.salford.ac.uk/<br />

Local Authorities<br />

Cheshire<br />

Cheshire East Council<br />

Cheshire West & Chester Council<br />

Halton Borough Council<br />

Warrington Borough Council<br />

www.cheshireeast.gov.uk<br />

www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk<br />

www.halton.gov.uk<br />

www.warrington.gov.uk<br />

Contracts Finder<br />

Contracts Finder is a free new service for businesses, government buyers<br />

and the public. This service comes from government under its transparency<br />

commitment, and you can find:<br />

· live contract opportunities · closed tender documentation<br />

· contract awards and contract documents<br />

You can also subscribe to email updates on existing or new items<br />

www.contractsfinder.businesslink.gov.uk/<br />

Cumbria<br />

Allerdale Borough Council<br />

Barrow in Furness Borough Council<br />

Carlisle City Council<br />

Copeland Borough Council<br />

Cumbria County Council<br />

Eden District Council<br />

South Lakeland District Council<br />

www.allerdale.gov.uk<br />

www.barrowbc.gov.uk<br />

www.carlisle.gov.uk<br />

www.copelandbc.gov.uk<br />

www.cumbriacc.gov.uk<br />

www.eden.gov.uk<br />


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