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Sefton Sports Awards 2018

Do you know an individual, club, school or team who deserve recognition for their commitment to sport? The  Sefton Sports Awards will take place at Southport Theatre and Convention Centre on 11th July 2018. The awards are a fantastic opportunity to reward the hard work and dedication of local sports clubs, schools, teams and individuals. Fill in a nomination form online SSA18_A5_Nom_Leaflet_AW at www.sefton.gov.uk/sportsawards (Closing date for entry 8th June 2018)

Festival Investor Programme

The International Business Festival will be launching the festival’s investor programme tomorrow.  This is an important element of the programme offer and it has been developed in partnership with the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) and will have 3 core strands: The Investor Pitch Businesses need to register for a festival ticket and will then be asked to fill in a questionnaire, this is sent to UKBAA for judging. 6-8 businesses will be selected to pitch to 30 – 50 investors on the Futures Stage on 8 of the 9 festival days. (Applies to businesses seeking £250 – £10m in funding) Investment advice Businesses will be able to listen to investors on ‘how to become investable’ on the Knowledge Hub International Investment Summit UKBAA will be organising an event for 500 investors on 19 June So whether entrepreneurs are selected to pitch or not, there will still have plenty of opportunity to mingle with these high value delegates. Not least...Read More >

Merseytravel Focus Group

Your Opinion Matters Merseytravel is interested in the views of people from across the region. WSP has been commissioned to hold a series of focus groups on the behalf of Merseytravel to help test new products and services and gather feedback on the services currently being provided. We would like to hear from you if you can spare two hours, up to five times between April and December 2018. Participants will receive vouchers for each session they attend.                                                                 I have attached a Merseytravel Focus Group Poster to advertise the focus group recruitment. Individuals can register via any of the following: Online: www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/focusgroupslcr/ Phone: 0151 5580882 Email: Focus.Groups.LCR@wsp.com Twitter: @FocusGroupLCR

Digital Manufacturing Week Launch

Liverpool City Region launches the Digital Manufacturing Week on 17th April at Sensor City. We ask that guests arrive at Sensor City at 3pm for registration, with the opening address from Steve Rotherham, Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor, to begin at 3.15pm. Alison Mitchell, Executive Director of Sensor City, will then welcome us to the £15m University Enterprise Zone and explain how the facility can help manufacturing companies to adopt industrial digital technologies. Nick Hussey, CEO of The Manufacturer Magazine, will give an overview of the success of Digital Manufacturing Week 2017, as well as an outline of the exciting plans for 2018 and why this is the biggest event in the industrial calendar. Also joining us will be Michelle Dow, Managing Director of All About STEM who will discuss how young people can get involved in Digital Manufacturing Week and help inspire the next generation of digitally enhanced engineers. Finally, Erika Rushton, Chair of the Baltic CIC and recently...Read More >

Financial and Professional Services Forum

InvestSefton will host a Financial and Professional Forum on Friday 27th April. This key event in the Sefton business calendar will include talks from: Paul Maddocks – Isle of Man Government Chris Walters – Spark Impact Fund Nathan Alemany – International Business Festival 2018 Kevin Lovelady – New Data Protection Rules (GDPR) Sefton Growth Hub / Growth Programme Q & A Session Programme 7.30am-8.00am Breakfast and Registration 8.00am-9.15am Forum 9.15am-10.00am Networking Who should attend? Any Sefton business from the financial and professional services sector Booking To book your place at the Forum email info@investsefton.com or call Dominique on 0151 934 3452.