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British Airways jumps on board with International Business Festival

British Airways has been announced as a headline partner of the International Business Festival which will take place in Liverpool this summer. The festival, which takes place every two years, attracts an audience of buyers, suppliers and investors from around the world. At the 2016 event, UK companies secured export sales worth more than £250m. This year’s event will take place between June 12 and 28, with a programme of expert panels, practical workshops and keynote addresses designed to explore international business growth opportunities across a range of sectors – from manufacturing to creative industries. British Airways says it is dedicated to helping promote business growth through its ‘On Business’ loyalty programme.  This enables small and medium sized companies to collect On Business points each time a member of their company travels. Points can be spent on reward flights, on a cabin upgrade, or on special offers. Carolina Martinoli, British Airways’ director of brand and customer experience, said: “Our latest figures show...Read More >

Carillion – Support for Businesses and Employees

Carillion have filed for compulsory liquidation.  An Official Receiver has been appointed and contingency plans have been activated across Government.  The Cabinet Office has announced that the government will continue to deliver all public sector services following the insolvency.  The Official Receiver who works for the Insolvency Service (one of BEIS’s partner organisations) has been appointed by the court as liquidator along with partners at PwC that have been appointed as Special Managers. Workforce The Government is taking steps to support businesses and workers who have been affected during the process of winding up the firm.  The Official Receiver/Insolvency Service/PwC have established a hotline to provide up to date information to those firms and employees who have been affected. They will also publish regular online updates. In the event of any redundancies, there are special arrangements for employees who are owed redundancy pay and notice pay by their insolvent employer after they have been dismissed. The Redundancy Payments Service in...Read More >

Business Start Up Conference

Enterprise Hub Business Start-up Conference Sefton Have you got an idea for a business? Want to create your own job? Thinking of going self-employed but not sure how to get started? At this free and informative event you will: Hear from local business owners sharing tips on how they moved from idea to successful business Be given opportunity to take part in group activities to understand the practicalities involved in self-employment. Have chance to network with others who are considering starting a business and make key connections Find out about the FREE support on offer to help you to get your business off the ground through Enterprise Hub, Invest Sefton and other local organisations. AT: Bootle Town Hall, Oriel Road, Bootle, L20 7AE ON: Thursday 1st February 10am-1pm Book now via eventbrite or contact 0151 706 8113 or enterprisehub@thewo.org.uk for more information This event is open FREE to anyone living in the Liverpool City Region (Liverpool, Sefton, Knowsley, St Helens,...Read More >

Transport for the North’s 30-year Strategic Plan will be ‘transformational’

Business leaders in the North West have hailed Transport for the North’s blue print for transforming transport across the region of the next 30 years. The size of the prize is vast, with improved transport infrastructure offering the potential to deliver a £100bn increase in GVA and 850,000 additional jobs by 2050. Included in the Strategic Transport Plan for the North, launched across six cities at noon today (Tuesday, January 16) are plans to cut rail journey times between Liverpool and Manchester and Manchester to Leeds to 30 minutes, and 26 minutes between Leeds and Sheffield. John Cridland, Transport for the North chairman, said: “The North is a rich, diverse region and home to around 16 million people. We have vibrant communities, buzzing cities, five stunning national parks, an abundance of talent and a wealth of high-performing businesses. “Transport for the North’s vision is of a thriving North of England, where modern transport connections drive economic growth and support an...Read More >

Meet the Engineering Experts – Daily Surgery Sessions

Sensor City is providing the opportunity for companies and entrepreneurs interested in Sensor developments to discuss their interest with an engineering expert in sensor development. A range of expert input is available on a daily basis according to the following schedule from the week beginning 5th February 2018. Please email the expert directly whose subject area is of interest to you. Ensure that you include “Sensor City Surgery Request” in the email subject line in order to secure your session. Monday 14:00 – 16:00 Dr Jeff Cullen Areas of expertise: Sensor system design; Pollution and environmental monitoring; Geographic Information Systems (GIS); real time monitoring and mapping; Energy performance monitoring; use of microwaves for heating; fuel remediation; assessment of weld quality. EmailJ.D.Cullen@ljmu.ac.uk Tuesday 14:00 – 16:00 Prof. Andy Shaw Areas of expertise: Microwave technologies; structural monitoring; industrial process measurement; material processing; energy production from waste. EmailA.Shaw@ljmu.ac.uk Dr Muhammad Ateeq Areas of expertise: Design and development of sensors & systems; microwave heating/processing of materials;...Read More >