Archive for May 24th, 2012

Optimum Day at Goodison Park

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May 24th, 2012

Everton Football ClubEverton Football Club is holding an exclusive corporate event at Goodison Park where local businesses can secure the best seat in the stadium for the 2012/13 season.

Whether you are looking to purchase a lounge membership to reward staff throughout the forthcoming season, entertain business clients or simply want to watch the Blues in style, this event is the ideal opportunity to take a closer look at each lounge and find out exactly what they have to offer.

On Friday 25th May, the Executive Lounges will be open from 2pm to allow supporters and local businesses the chance to see the best that Goodison has to offer on a matchday.

From the luxurious Dixie Dean Suite to the executive People’s Club, each lounge guarantees one of the best seats in the stadium and a special pre-match atmosphere for the optimum Everton experience.

Helpful staff from the Corporate Sales team will be on hand to answer any queries and offer advice on the pricing structure and financial offers available.

In addition to offering an optimum experience, the Club has also secured optimum prices for those purchasing lounge memberships for next season with a guaranteed saving of 25% on individual match prices.

Friday’s event is exclusively open to those who have made an appointment to view the lounges.

Supporters interested in purchasing a Corporate Membership for the 2012/13 season can also view the lounges on Saturday 26th May from 10-2pm.

To book your appointment now, contact the Corporate Sales team by telephoning 0151 530 5300 or emailing

Small business contest to award cash prize funded by the crowd

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May 24th, 2012

The PitchThe Pitch 2012, Britain’s biggest small business competition, will award one lucky entrepreneur with funding for their business which has been donated by the public.

Organised by in association with digital services provider Yell, The Pitch has been championing the UK’s entrepreneurial talent since 2008.

The competition is seeking innovative small companies from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to compete for a package of business support worth £50,000.

Shortlisted business owners, who need to apply at by 31 May, will pitch at The Pitch Live entrepreneurial extravaganza in Liverpool on 18-19 October which will also feature expert training from a range of specialists in areas such as sales, personal branding and pitching.

Four winners will be chosen who will then compete for the big prize at the Ministry of Sound nightclub in London in November.

Audience tickets to the Liverpool event cost £10 and all the money raised will create the cash prize. It will be given to one shortlisted contestant chosen by the conference delegates.

Dan Martin, founder of The Pitch and editor of, said: “Our package of support is already fantastic with goodies such as thousands of pounds worth of digital media services, a new suit and a year’s worth of money-can’t-buy mentoring from serial entrepreneur Karen Darby.

“But we wanted to go one step further and offer a cash prize. What better way to do it than through the power of the crowd! Not only will delegates at The Pitch Live in October get the opportunity to be inspired by our expert speakers but they will also contribute to funding one of Britain’s most innovative small companies.

“We encourage everyone who backs entrepreneurship in Britain to take this unique opportunity for the price of a round of beers.”

Tickets to The Pitch Live in Liverpool on 18 and 19 October are on sale for £10 each at

Entrepreneurs who would like to win the £50,000 business support package and crowd funded cash prize need to apply by 31 May at

Raceday offers at Aintree Racecourse

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May 24th, 2012

Aintree RacecourseFour racedays will be held at Aintree Racecourse in the next few months, and Liverpool Chamber members can benefit from exclusive offers concerning these racedays.

Two restaurants will be operated for the meetings, and if member companies produce their membership number, they can eat for £70.00 (including VAT) per person at the Princess Royal, which is an a la carte menu, representing a 24% saving; and £45.00 (including VAT) at the Golden Miller, which is a themed buffet, representing a 21% saving.

There will be an evening meeting on Friday, June 15; and day meetings on Saturday, October 27, Sunday, 28 October and Saturday, 8 December.

To read the Princess Royal menu, click here.

To read the Golden Miller menu, click here.

For more information, email

Brooks Macdonald Funds seminar in Liverpool

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May 24th, 2012

Brooks Macdonald FundsBrooks Macdonald Funds will host a seminar in Liverpool next week.

This is part of a UK-wide series of seminars, titled ‘Farmland for Inheritance Tax Planning’, and will cover the benefits of investing in this alternative asset class, and how investing in a farming business can provide your clients with IHT relief by holding the shares in a UK PLC which is expected to qualify for Business Property Relief after two years.

The seminar takes place on Wednesday May 30, from 12.30 to 13.30 (registration begins at 12.15 with a light lunch), at The Racquet Club Hotel & Ziba Restaurant, Hargreaves Buildings, 5 Chapel Street, Liverpool L3 9AG.

To reserve your place, or for more information, you can contact Maria Toolan by emailing or by telephoning 0161 870 3860.

Trade Mission to Colombia

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May 24th, 2012

British and Colombian Chamber of CommerceThe British & Colombian Chamber of Commerce in London, in partnership with UKTI, is hosting an Exploratory Mission to Colombia.

All sectors are welcome, although retail companies are particularly encouraged to participate.

Programmes can be planned individually and flexibly by participating organisations, with a minimum stay of two days, and will include country briefings in London and Botaga, a retail familiarisation tour (for retail companies only), a VIP reception, a press conference and tailored business meetings (up to five complimentary meetings are included, to be organised by the British & Colombian Chamber of Commerce).

A benefit is that travelling with a British Delegation of organisations will provide high exposure into the Colombian market, and as some costs will be shared by all, it will be more cost effective to do so.

Registration costs are £250.00 + VAT per company, plus travel expenses and shared costs. UKTI is also offering financial support for SMES (a £500.00 grant), although grant availability is limited so companies should apply for this as soon as possible.

The trade mission takes place from June 25 to June 29 2012, although dates are flexible.

To attend, register by completing the form attached and paying the registration fee (more information on payment is listed below; online payment is available by debit or credit card, also detailed below, and the price includes VAT and PayPal Commission). After receiving registration and payment, you will receive the relevant application form. All documents must be submitted before the 30th May 2012.  If you are applying for financial support, apply early as funding is limited.

Online payment is available by debit or credit card. For payment by cheque, please make cheques for £300.00 payable to B&CCC (VAT No. 642 2939 33) and send it to 2 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PJ;  telephone 020 7235 2106; fax 020 7235 0933. For payment by bank transfer, pay £300.00; BBVA Branch Number: 23-47-36 Acct. Number: 05650606 Swift Code/BIC Code: BBVAGB2L IBAN: GB72 BBVA 2347 3605 6506 06.

For payment by PayPal or with credit/debit card, pay £312.00 (which includes a PayPal Commission of £12.00), complete the form on and proceed with the checkout.

For a detailed programme or for further information, click here, or contact Susana Hernandez by telephoning 02072352106 or emailing You can also contact Tania Hoyos, Mission Leader, by telephoning 020 7235 2106 or by emailing

Franco-British Business Awards 2012

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May 24th, 2012

Franco-British Business Awards 2012Applications are now open for the 2012 Franco-British Business Awards (FBBA).

For the past 12 years, the French Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain (FCCGB) and the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce & Industry in France (FBCCI) have co-organised the FBBA to recognise and reward success in cross-border trade and investments between France and Great Britain.

Categories in which French and British companies will be awarded are the “SME/Entrepreneur Award”; the “Award for Innovation”; and “The Jury’s Special Award”.

Organisations that are victorious can become members of both Chambers for free for a year, and will have increased visibility in both Britain and France.

The award ceremony will take place in London in November, under the patronage of the French Ambassador to the UK and the British Ambassador to France.

The deadline for applications is September 28 2012.

To apply for any awards, you can download the application form by clicking here, and return completed forms either by post to The French Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain, Lincoln House, 300 High Holborn, London WCIV 7JH, or by email to

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