CEPN Winter Meeting

Join us for the CEPN Forum Winter Meeting on Tuesday 2nd December at 12:00 in the West Cheshire College Ellesmere Port Campus.

We will again be offering everyone a “60 Seconds” slot to describe your business to everyone and hopefully get some new leads.

As well as the usual networking opportunities we will also be having a talk from Tim O’Donnel about how Google has helped develop his business.

We will round off with our prize raffle, and if you would like donate a prize to this in either time/consultancy or physical prizes please let any member of the CEPN Forum know.

Once again the event will be FREE to attend for members and non-members alike and will include a buffet lunch, but numbers are limited to 30, so book early and don’t forget your business cards and roller banners.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

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CEPN Forum September Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on  Tuesday 2nd September at the West Cheshire College Ellesmere Port campus in the Fine Dining Restaurant.

We will be focussing on this as a great networking event, so make sure you bring along your business cards and roller banners. Everybody attending will have the opportunity to do a “60 seconds” slot to highlight your business, and there will be plenty of time to network and make some new business contacts.

A buffet lunch will be provided, and once again the event will be free to attend for all business owners in the Chester, Ellesmere Port and Neston areas.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Please use the form below to book your place at the meeting.

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CEPN Forum April Meeting

“Opportunities Abound in Chester and Ellesmere Port”
Our April meeting will focus on some of the great opportunities for businesses currently available in Chester and Ellesmere Port.
Our main speaker will be Les Lyons from the Ellesmere Port Arcades who will be telling us some of the exciting initiatives currently underway in Ellesmere Port and how businesses can benefit from these.
There will be the usual buffet lunch and networking opportunities, as well as our regular 60 seconds session where you get to introduce your business to the other attendees.
All this, plus a prize raffle for the sum of £0. That’s right, the event is free of charge, so please click on the registration button now to let us know you are coming.

“Opportunities Abound in Chester and Ellesmere Port”

Our April meeting will focus on some of the great opportunities for businesses currently available in Chester and Ellesmere Port.

The meeting will take place at Stanlaw Abbey Business Centre in Ellesmere Port, on Tuesday 15th April at 12:30pm. Please click here for directions.

Our main speaker will be Les Lyons from the Ellesmere Port Arcades who will be telling us some of the exciting initiatives currently underway in Ellesmere Port and how businesses can benefit from these.

There will be the usual buffet lunch and networking opportunities, as well as our regular 60 seconds session where you get to introduce your business to the other attendees.

All this, plus a prize raffle for the sum of £0. That’s right, the event is free of charge, so please register using the form below to let us know you are coming:

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CWAC want your feedback on their Draft Budget Proposals

Meeting the Challenge – Consulting on our Draft Budget Proposals

Cheshire West and Chester Council has recently published details of its draft budget proposals for the next three years and is asking for your feedback.  A consultation document sets out the Council’s proposals, which aim to improve services and focus on key priorities including supporting economic growth, while at the same time achieving savings of £49 million.  Details of the proposals along with a feedback form can be found on the Council’s website atwww.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/budgetconsultation .

Please let us know your views by 9 February 2014.In addition, a ‘Question Time’ event is being webcast on 29 January 2014, where the Council’s Executive will respond to questions on their budget proposals. Viewers will be able to submit comments and questions and further details of how to get involved will be published on the same webpage.  Carol Vella
Senior Economic Development Officer

Cheshire West and Chester Council

Tel: 01244 515560 / 07803211708

Email: carol.vella@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

Location: Riverside Innovation Centre, Castle Drive, Chester CH1

Visit: cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/business

Like Us: http://www.facebook.com/businessRIC

Follow Us: http://www.twitter.com/businessRIC

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‘Meet the Buyer’ with Wates Construction & Cheshire West & Chester Council

Posted on behalf of Cheshire West & Cheshire Council

Your Invite to: A ’Meet the Buyer’ with Wates Construction & Cheshire West & Chester Council

We are hosting two sessions one in Ellesmere Port & Northwich, this is your chance to meet with a rangeof construction partners to identify opportunities around the leisure centre development in Ellesmere Portand Northwich Memorial Court with a focus on leisure and cultural development opportunities.

The sessions are hosted by contractors, Wates Construction, the events are aimed at ensuring local suppliers and contractors are engaged in the contracting for million pounds schemes.

A range of Tender Opportunities will be available, including:-

  • Curtain Walling, Cladding and Roof
  • Building Services
  • Frame
  • Ceilings and Partitions

We would be delighted if you could join us and look forward to seeing you at the event, which is a  drop in session.

If you want to find out more about these sessions then please email us at business@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk or to see our programme of events and a wealth of business related content take a look at www.finditincheshireandwarrington.co.uk

Tel: 01244 515561

Email: businessevents@cheshirewestandhcester.gov.uk

Location: Riverside Innovation Centre, Castle Drive, Chester CH1

Visit: cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/business

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Invitation To The last Business Enterprise Network of 2013

Posted on behalf of Cheshire West & Chester Council

Join us for a coffee, mince pie and see a demo of ‘Find it’ the new online support  for Cheshire and Warrington, this new website is a business-to-business portal for sharing local contract opportunities, events, networks and is a link to advice and support.

Date: Wednesday, 18th December 2013

Venue: RIC Riverside Innovation Centre, Chester CH1 1SL

Time: from 10:00 to 12.00

Enterprise Networks are a mix of informative presentation, business support content as well as informal networking.

They are a partnership with West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber of Commerce and Blue Orchid and the private sector supporting new business in the area.

What is Find it? Businesses can upload their own requirements for goods and services – known as opportunities – and get quotations from local businesses that can provide what they need. They can also register for free and promote their services and have a presence on the site. Local businesses can register with Find-it in Cheshire and Warrington for free. This gives them access to the contract opportunities, with email alerts, and also allows them to create their own profiles, or ‘mini-sites’, within the website.

The free online profiles are complemented by a range of other functions including listings of business-to-business events in the area, the latest news for local businesses and valuable support and advice services provided by local, regional and national organisations.

We very much look forward to seeing you at the event.

Please register on the event link below:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/christmas-business-enterprise-tickets-9580364127

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Connecting Cheshire Superfast Business Workshops – Fri 6th Dec

Posted on behalf of Cheshire West & Chester Council and Connecting Cheshire

Connecting Cheshire Superfast Business Workshops

Friday, 6th December 2013, Riverside Innovation Centre, Chester CH1 1SL

Cheshire West & Chester Council are delighted to have joined forces with the Connecting Cheshire Superfast Business Support Programme to offer social media driven Workshops.

All workshops are focussed around maximising the benefits of superfast broadband for your business, there are six workshops in total, these are part of support to SME’s linked to Small Business Saturday.

What is Connecting Cheshire Superfast Business? It provides support to help you exploit the opportunities of Superfast Broadband and associated technologies to both enhance and grow your business. We can transform the way you use the internet and technology, opening up fantastic new opportunities, facilitating more effective working practices and greatly improving productivity.

Workshops include: Demystifying SEO (Search Engine Optimisation), Social Media Masterclass, ‘What is a brand?’ – and how it could benefit your business, Things to know before spending money on IT Systems, Linked-in.

Who Should Attend: These sessions are targeted at SME’s and the small business community, whether recently started or looking to grow or an aspiring entrepreneur.

What are the benefits: Attend this event and be inspired, motivated and access information and skills to help strengthen your business.

To register for one of the workshops and find out more follow the link: https://ccsfbworkshops.eventbrite.co.uk

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CEPN Winter Winetasting – 5th Dec at 6:30pm FREE!

Please join us for an evening of Networking and Winetasting to get you in the festive mood.

Join the CEPN Forum for an evening of Winter Winetasting on Thursday 5th December at the Holiday Inn, Ellesmere Port.

Sam Jackson from the award winning Chester Beer and Wine will be hosting a fabulous Wine Tasting evening. This is an event not to miss as Sam guides us through some of the best boutique wines currently available at friendly prices.

This is all in addition to our usual networking opportunities and prize raffle, and most importantly of all it is FREE to attend.

The event is free to attend for all businesses. Please register for catering purposes by using the form below

The details of the event are below and we look forward to seeing you on the night.

2013 Winter Winetasting

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The Ellesmere Port Christmas Curry Club – Fri 15th Nov

LittleBird Agency, Hillyer McKeown LLP and The Ellesmere Port Developement Board

are pleased to invite you to

the Ellesmere Port Christmas Curry Club


An afternoon of networking with other local businesses followed by a fabulous curry buffet served with a warm welcome from the wonderful staff at the award winning Holdi Spice Lounge


Date

Friday 15th November 2013


Time

12.30 Arrival and Networking

1pm Buffet Curry Lunch


Venue

Holdi Spice Lounge, 331 Chester Road, Ellesmere Port,

CH66 3RF


Cost

£10 per person

(Guests can pay on the day)


To book your place please confirm via eventbrite

or

contact Nic Spindler on 0151 550 4520 or nicki@littlebirdagency.com

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An Invitation to Assisted Area Status for Ellesmere Port Event – Wed 20th Nov

Posted on behalf of the Ellesmere Port Development Board and Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)

ASSISTED AREA STATUS FOR ELLESMERE PORT
8.00am for 8.30am Wednesday 20th November, Civic Hall, Ellesmere Port CH65 0AZ
You may be aware that the Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) recently submitted an application to Government for Ellesmere Port to be granted Assisted Area status under the European Commission’s Regional Aid Guidelines for 2014-2020. I am pleased to confirm that the UK Government has welcomed the case for Ellesmere Port and agreed this should be developed further by working closely with local business to support a formal application to the European Commission.
Assisted Area status provides an important opportunity for businesses in Ellesmere Port. The LEP in partnership with Cheshire West and Chester Council and the Ellesmere Port Development Board would like to invite businesses to join us to find out more and explore how businesses in Ellesmere Port could benefit from this, should our application be successful.
We would therefore be delighted if you could join us for breakfast sandwiches at 8.00am for 8.30am to 10.00am on Wednesday 20th November 2013 at the Civic Hall, Civic Way, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0AZ. Please could you register for the event via eventbrite (click here to register) or by sending an email with your name and contact details to EllesmerePortSP@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk
We do hope that you can join us at this important event, which will provide the opportunity for local businesses to help develop our case.
Yours
Robert Davis Robert Mee
LEP Board Member Chair, Ellesmere Port Development Board

ASSISTED AREA STATUS FOR ELLESMERE PORT

8.00am for 8.30am Wednesday 20th November, Civic Hall, Ellesmere Port CH65 0AZ

You may be aware that the Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) recently submitted an application to Government for Ellesmere Port to be granted Assisted Area status under the European Commission’s Regional Aid Guidelines for 2014-2020. I am pleased to confirm that the UK Government has welcomed the case for Ellesmere Port and agreed this should be developed further by working closely with local business to support a formal application to the European Commission.

Assisted Area status provides an important opportunity for businesses in Ellesmere Port. The LEP in partnership with Cheshire West and Chester Council and the Ellesmere Port Development Board would like to invite businesses to join us to find out more and explore how businesses in Ellesmere Port could benefit from this, should our application be successful.

We would therefore be delighted if you could join us for breakfast sandwiches at 8.00am for 8.30am to 10.00am on Wednesday 20th November 2013 at the Civic Hall, Civic Way, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0AZ. Please could you register for the event via eventbrite (click here to register) or by sending an email with your name and contact details to EllesmerePortSP@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

We do hope that you can join us at this important event, which will provide the opportunity for local businesses to help develop our case.

Yours

Robert Davis

LEP Board Member

Robert Mee

Chair, Ellesmere Port Development Board

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