Archive for February 14th, 2011

Develop Your Leadership Skills At This Free Event

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February 14th, 2011

lead_logo123 February 2011, 8.30am-11am
Venue: Liverpool Chamber
Old Hall St, L3 9HG

Vision, Mission…Engage!

No Guru in partnership with Liverpool Chamber, Liverpool Vision and Halton Chamber of Commerce invite you to a FREE high impact seminar aimed at owners and managers of businesses to help you develop leadership skills to drive your business forward.

The seminar will open with “Vision, Mission…Engage” a short interactive workshop to enable leaders to develop an inspiring vision, purposeful goals and help you to engage your people.

The second half of the seminar introduces the LEAD programme, an inspiring and widely acclaimed leadership development programme which helps you grow your business.

LEAD is supported by the Northwest Regional Development Agency and has already made a significant impact on businesses across the North West.  At this session you will meet previous and current LEAD delegates, discussing the importance of effective leadership in their organisations, sharing their experiences and explaining how the programme has changed the way they do business.

90% of LEAD pilot delegates reported an increase in turnover they attribute to LEAD. On average they increased turnover by £200,000 per annum.

  • Increase your profitability
  • Increase your confidence
  • Improve your decision making
  • Capitalise on new opportunities
  • Develop greater sales capability
  • Manage and engage staff
  • Provide greater personal freedom

Call us now on 0844 873 1226 or email leadnow@noguru.net or visit www.noguru.net/LeadProgramme

Learn more about LEAD on the Business Link website

“You may delay, but time will not” Benjamin Franklin

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Liverpool In London

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February 14th, 2011

embassy-openingLiverpool City Council and the city’s business community have recently opened the ‘Liverpool Embassy’ in London to promote the city’s commercial and business offer and help secure new investment.

The project follows the success of Liverpool’s presence at Shanghai World Expo 2010, and will present the city’s investment and development opportunities to national and international investors.

Cllr Joe Anderson, Leader of Liverpool City Council said: “This is a fantastic demonstration of the public sector responding to the needs of private enterprise and I want companies of all sizes to benefit from the opportunities which will be created as a result. Our Embassy is hard evidence that the public and the private sector in Liverpool are serious about working together to attract investment and create more private sector jobs.”

Sponsoring the Liverpool Embassy offers a range of benefits for local businesses. There are three main sponsor packages, priced at £1000, £5000 and £20,000.

Find out more click here or email Ailsa Horne at ahorne@liverpoolvision.co.uk

Tips On Choosing The Right Printing Company

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February 14th, 2011

lt-print-logoChoosing the right printing company may sound simple, but you will be surprised how easy it is to make a mistake.

Chamber member LT Print Group have put together this handy list of tips to help you get the best print service available.

There are many options available from locally based printers to online printers from halfway around the world. Because it is tricky many people simply buy from who they have always bought from or go for the cheapest quote they get and hope for the best.

Going for the cheapest price is easy but can be a big mistake – quality, service, green credentials and reliability are much more important.

Here’s how to make sure you get it right next time:

1. Check the quality of work. The appearance and professionalism of your printed documents has an impact on customers and represents your company. Ask to see samples of work the printer has done before. Is it of the right standard and quality that you want for your own products? It may seem better in the short term to go for the cheapest option, but this can prove a false economy if the products printed are not up to standard and may reflect badly on your business.

2. Check the ‘green credentials’. More than half the trees chopped down in the world are used for paper. Before choosing a printer make sure you know what their carbon footprint is and that they have FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forests) certification. Unfortunately some printers promote their products as “FSC approved” without a valid ‘Chain of Custody’. If you want to be sure ask to see their Chain of Custody Certificate. For more information visit www.fsc.org and www.pefc.co.uk

3. Check their green printing policy. Your customers care about the environment and they need to know that you care as well. The International standard ISO 14001 is only awarded to those companies who reach specified requirements for an effective environmental management system. Make sure you chose a printer who is certified and doing its very best for the environment and not just paying lip service or talking about it. Remember that your business will also boost its green credentials if you are using a proven eco friendly printer.

4. Check out their premises. Your print job is important, so it’s worth visiting the printer yourself to check out how they perform. Ask to be shown around the factory; don’t be afraid to ask questions; talk to the staff; see samples of the work they are doing and generally get a feel for how they operate.

5. Check the level of service you will get. The best printers can look after all your needs under one roof.  It is far more cost effective and efficient to have all your design, print, personalisation, mailing, finishing and distribution done under one roof if you can. Finding out how your account will be managed is very important – you need to be able to trust your printer and your account handler, and know that you are in safe hands.

6. Check for a good reputation. Ask for testimonials, recommendations and examples of other work. Look at their client list and ask how long they have been working for their top 10 clients. Generally, do as much research as you can – it may seem time costly but it will be worthwhile in the long term.

New Treatment Centre For Clatterbridge Your Cancer Centre

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February 14th, 2011

clatterbridgeycc_externalClatterbridge Your Cancer Centre have announced a new treatment centre in Liverpool:

It has been landmark week at Clatterbridge, as we treated our first patient at the brand new Clatterbridge Cancer Centre Liverpool. This exciting new centre not only means that many of our patients won’t have to travel to Wirral in the future, we are also the first in the country to have one of the most advanced radiotherapy machines available.

The Novalis Tx will allow our experts to treat breast, prostate and lung patients in Liverpool for the first time. In addition, the enhanced features of the machine will enable us to provide very specialist treatment to particular types of brain tumour for the first time. It is truly groundbreaking.

At Clatterbridge, we’re always looking for ways like this to transform the way we care for cancer patients. So much of what we do here to improve care, treatment, support and to fund vital research relies on donations from people like you.

This year, we are so close to raising a massive £1million for the Centre. Every penny counts towards this landmark target and we’re asking for your help. If you can help us get there, then please show you care and make a donation today.

Visit www.yourclatterbridge.org.uk or call 0151 482 7948

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