The NWBLT and Halle are delighted to announce that the Winner of the 2013 NWBLT Hallé Corporate Choir Competition is PwC. The Highly Commended Prize goes to Co-operative.
NWBLT and Hallé would like to congratulate all of the choirs that took part, the competition was very close and the judges were extremely impressed by each of the choirs and how much had been achieved in such a short space of time. Six NWBLT member companies took part – Arup, Bruntwood, Co-operative, First Group, PwC and Siemens
12 pupils from across the North West Region have been shortlised to take part in the prestigious North West Schools Science Competition presentation evening on 9th December. The winners each received an iPad Mini and £250 for their school to spend on science equipment. The competition aims to encourage more pupils to consider science as a career.
The North West Business Leadership Team has today warmly welcomed publication of the Hybrid Bill granting the necessary powers for the construction and operation of the first phase of HS2. This will be the first mainline railway to be built north of London since the 1890s and the Bill is being formally introduced into Parliament today.
The next meeting of the North West Business Leadership Forum is taking place at the Intu Management Suite, Intu Trafford Centre at 5.00 for 5.30pm on Monday 11 November 2013. This meeting will feature Anthony Hatton, Development Director of Peel Energy, who will speak about issues facing the energy sector at the present time. There will also be a presentation from Gordon Richardson, Associate Director, Environment & Sustainability at Arup, entitled “Shale Gas – Myths and Realities”. With all the recent debate over rising energy costs and issues around “Fracking” this will be a meeting not to miss.
Get your entries in quick if you want to win an iPad mini and cash for your school – the closing date for the North West Schools Science Competition is in just over two weeks on Wednesday 6th November. The competition is open to pupils in Year 7 and Year 8 in schools in the North West of England.
The North West Business Leadership Team has called for urgent investment in the region’s transport infrastructure and has given HS2 its full support. Both are described as essential measures needed to boost the regional and national economy and secure employment for future generations.
The influential grouping published its report, ‘The North West on the Move’ at the Conservative Party conference on 1st October and Patrick McLoughlin, the Transport Secretary, described it as “an important contribution” to the transport debate . Major companies employing 30,000 people in the Region, including nearly a thousand apprentices, collaborated to highlight the region’s top transport priorities.
The North West Schools Science Competition will be open for entries in September 2013. It is open to all students in North West England ((Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside) in Year 7 and Year 8 as at September 2013. The winner will receive an iPad mini and cash for their school. All entries will receive a certificate for taking part.
To enter the competition simply email firstname.lastname@example.org on “Why I want to be a Scientist” in no more than 500 words. . Please make sure you include your name, school name and whether you are in Year 7 or Year 8.
The closing date for entries is 6th November 2013.
Manchester’s symphony orchestra, the Hallé, has launched its first Corporate Choir Competition, in partnership with the NWBLT.
The competition forms part of the NWBLT’s annual Lever Prize for arts and business collaboration and the Hallé’s award-winning Arts Based Training Programme, which helps companies improve essential skills such as communication, trust and confidence through singing in the workplace.
The North West Business Leadership Team is delighted to announce that five outstanding cultural organisations have been shortlisted for the prestigious Lever Prize 2014. This will provide the winner with a cash award and, potentially of even greater value, the opportunity to develop working relationships with some of the North West’s most influential business leaders. The Lever Prize is awarded by NWBLT in partnership with Arts and Business. The five shortlisted organisations are:-
– Chester Performs
– Liverpool and Merseyside Theatre Trust (Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse)
– Manchester Museum
– The Royal Exchange Theatre
The September Forum meeting is taking place on Thursday 12 September at 5pm for 5.30pm. It will feature a presentation by Andrew Peters, Divisional Director, Siemens Industry on driving growth in manufacturing through innovation.