Greater Manchester Business Fair 2022 sponsors and event supporters
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
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
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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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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
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Business & IP Centre Greater Manchester
The Business and Intellectual Property Centre (BIPC) Greater Manchester can help you
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launching and developing a business, you’ll find the tools, support and advice you need!
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Business Ventures Corporation
We give business owners the tools/processes to get and stay profitable, build wealth,
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Chartered Management Institute
Professional body for Managers and Leaders, focusing on improving personal and
We set the standards, support individual and organisational development, provide
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Attractive membership rates for individuals and organisations at each event.
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The Centre of International Executive Education and Development (CIEED) team draws on years of
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DCW Accounting Limited
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Direct Affinity Europe
Direct Affinity Europe are experts in customer contact.
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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.
BITA president Paul Whitne l pictured in Central Manchester
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Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital at Manchester’s
National Footbal Museum. Fu l event review plus interview inside.
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Interview with Jason Davenport from
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Focus on the huge new masterplan
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Interview with recent Dragon and Entrepreneur
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
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
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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
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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,
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IT: An integrated approach to managed IT solutions
Interview with Ram Gupta, MD of Nybble, looking a the busine s
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Apprentiships: National Apprenticeship Week
Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week with Salford City Co lege.
Telecoms: Ready for the great copper switch-o f?
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Hospitality: Go Wilde in the city!
Review of Wilde Aparthotels by Staycity latest site opened
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Exporting: From mutineers to trade agreements
Analysis of the CPTPP - the Comprehensive and Progre sive
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Focus on risk management for busine ses, also the ro lout of
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Flannery Plant Hire (Oval) Ltd
From the original base adjacent to the Oval cricket ground, the business has grown rapidly. Now
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excess of 3,500 units, over 50-delivery vehicles and 80 fitters covering sites across the UK 24 hours-aday,
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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
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Behavioural Safety Flannery recognises how desired people behaviours and attitude can contribute to
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environment and all can go home safely at the end of the day. The Flannery 5 behaviours: A Health and
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Working, Attitude and Discipline Health and Well-being Flannery is proud of our occupational health
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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
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School: People Matter Charter Organisations across our industry are faced with increasingly complex
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related to poor diversity practices, a lack of necessary skills, the need for new entrants into the market
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Go-Fish Business Podcast
The Go Fish Business Podcast series is a resource aimed at supporting small
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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
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
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Home Office Future Borders and Immigration System (FBIS) External Engagement
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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.
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Internal Recruiter helps organisations to improve their direct hiring strategy, streamlining
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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 &
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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.
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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.
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Huge congratulations to Flannery Plant Hire
on their 50 year anniversary
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.
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I: @liverpoolba.fairs https://www.linkedin.com/company/liverpool-ba/
Business & People Consultancy for Engineering and Manufacturing.
We help Business Owners KNOW they have the right people to meet their
We streamline and focus business strategies.
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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.
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solutions to increase leads and conversions from online.
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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
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
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
01733 511 116 T: @rydalgroup F: @rydal.group I: @rydalgroup
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
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.
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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,
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
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: email@example.com
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
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)
Salford City Council
Enterprise Rent A Car
0161 295 2222 T: @salfordbizsch F: @salfordbusinessschool
I: @salfordbizsch LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4385122/
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
07850 429 410 F: @TravelwithLissyDe I: @nettymcavoy
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:
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:
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 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
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.
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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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
Locate in Salford
Manchester Investment Development Agency Service
Chambers of Commerce
Altrincham & Sale
Blackburn & District
Borough of Congleton
Liverpool & Sefton
North & Western Lancashire
South East Cheshire Enterprise
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
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
St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council
Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
Greater Manchester 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
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
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
Cheshire East Council
Cheshire West & Chester Council
Halton Borough Council
Warrington Borough Council
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