BUSINESS NORTH WEST 2011 is delighted and proud to be working with the following organisations, associations and media to ensure that the exhibition gets the maximum exposure it deserves. Below is a list of our supporters and how we are working with them for 2011.
Business Link is an easy-to-use business support, advice and information service funded by government and managed in the North West by the Northwest Regional Development Agency. Business Link is dedicated to helping businesses develop and progress by ensuring access to quick and easy advice, information and skills needed to succeed from the broadest range of private, public and voluntary business support services.
Business Link will sponsor the 'Innovation Lounge', an area dedicated to hosting the keynote speakers over the course of the two day show.
East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce has 1000 members who benefit from a bespoke range of products and services. The Chamber provides business support services into the wider business community, with specific emphasis on gaining new markets, increasing sales and reducing costs. Guidance is given by experienced practitioners on how to be more competitive at home and overseas, and extensive training is offered.
The Chartered Institute of Marketing will be running a series of marketing clinics at the show, these will be one-on-one sessions for visitors with CIM advisors. If you need help and advice on your organisation's markting strategy then this is your opportunity to meet the experts and get your questions answered. Register for easyFairs Business North West today and book your clinic. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
CIM is supporting easyFairs in compiling a cutting edge educational programme at the event. Don't miss a keynote seminar entitled Consumer-Lead Development from Jennie Miller DipM MCIM and Chartered Marketer at Kelloggs. Come back soon for news on more speakers as they are announced.
St Helens Chamber is one of the largest Chambers in the country, with over 170 staff, based over 3 sites and is seen as a key partner to the public sector, participating fully with St Helens Council, Police, Health Authorities and the voluntary sector. The St Helens Chamber mission is: “To support our Members and enhance the economic success of St Helens businesses and people.”
The Institute of Directors is Europe’s largest membership organisation for business leaders. Established in 1903, the IoD has been representing senior level professionals since their Royal Charter in 1906, earning them their trusted reputation as the business network for leadership. The IoD will be hosting a networking breakfast at the show for their members.
As a leading local authority, it is Manchester City Council’s goal to help local businesses to thrive and prosper. Manchester has been at the forefront of economic development at many stages in history, and it refuses to accept obstacles to prosperity, instead Manchester City Council apply creative ideas to innovate and regenerate through investing in high quality infrastructure, business support strategies and our local communities.
Angels Den exists to help entrepreneurs and SME owners get the investment they need to take their businesses into high growth.
Their model of low upfront fees means that their success is based on the success of businesses getting funded by business Angels (High Net Worth Individuals) both in the UK and around the world. TV programmes like Dragon’s Den have promoted the concept, and they believe this has raised greater awareness of Angel funding, the process can be painless, quick and empowering to entrepreneurs.
Angel's Den will host a two-day feature at the show, devising the programme, identifying and engaging all participants involved in pitching. The schedule and timetable for this will be live on the website soon, if you are interested in being involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEN Business is by far the biggest and most prestigious business related publication in the North West with a minimum of three pages of business news every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Each Tuesday, MEN publish a supplement featuring up to the minute business news. The supplement carries reader interactive polls and surveys such as “Manchester’s Greatest Industrialist” and regular corporate reviews covering topics such as Employment Law, The Fastest Growing Companies and Corporate Finance.
Manchester Professionals is a search portal for identifying qualified professional service providers in Greater Manchester. The network comprises 1700 local professionals and attracts 300,000 hits per month that visit to identify suitable professional service providers. The website also serves as a networking tool for local professionals to establish useful contacts and referral sources. Professional service providers range across an expanding set of 30 categories, ranging between accountants, solicitors, business consultants, estate agents, HR Consultants, surveyors, IT consultants and financial advisers.
Excel Publishing Company Limited is a leading business to business publisher providing a wide ranging portfolio of professional products for the business community regionally, nationally and internationally. As the largest independent publisher in the North of England, Excel also has the ability to react quickly to industry changes across a broad spectrum of sectors, creating innovative products that meet our readers' and customers' needs.
Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is the largest Chamber in the UK. We have over 5,200 businesses in membership representing more than 350,000 employees, a third of the total workforce of Greater Manchester. We work to create a better business environment for our members, articulating their views and needs, whatever their size, sector or location. As well as offering a huge range of member services and tangible benefits, we influence key decision-makers in local and central government. They regularly consult us for feedback from the business community when setting policy locally and nationally. We are one of 54 accredited Chambers of Commerce in the UK, part of the worldwide Chamber of Commerce network and a member of the British Chambers of Commerce.
Red Cross Training is a leading supplier of first aid courses with a reputation for high quality, practical and interactive tuition.
HSE approved courses are delivered in over 160 venues and post course support is offered through the Safe Hands online learning community. Customer service is guaranteed by ISO 9001.
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