Young people spend their lives on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other social media sites. So who better to put at the heart of an organisation’s online activity than a digitally-connected, jargon-literate young person with a passion for online media?
The Juice Academy is the brainchild of Tangerine PR which, after 12 years in the creative industry and having run a number of job creation programmes, knows a thing or two about finding and nurturing talent.
The next meeting of the North West Business Leadership Forum will be taking place at Penrith Town Hall at 5.00 for 5.30pm on Tuesday 18 June 2013, when Robin Hooper, Chief Executive of Eden District Council will be telling us about the economic development opportunities along the M6 corridor. We will also be hearing from Bill Roberts, an energy sector specialist on current issues in relation to the energy markets, including the nuclear sector in particular.
Big Chip Awards Now in their 15th year, the Big Chip Awards are the longest-running digital awards in the UK and the biggest outside London. They are run by and for the digital industry and not for profit by Manchester Digital, the regional trade association, working with like-minded organisations such as Digital Union in… Read more »
The construction of a High Speed Rail link between the North of England and London, for which NWBLT has been lobbying for the past eight years, has moved a step nearer with the announcement in the Queen’s Speech of two Bills which will help turn HS2 into a reality.
Applications are now being sought for the prestigious Lever Prize and business bosses are calling for North West arts organisations to take part. Not only will this prestigious award showcase the world-class arts organisations in the region but will provide the winner with a cash prize and support from some of the Northwest’s most influential business leaders. The Lever Prize is judged by the North West Business Leadership Team with support from Arts and Business.
The NWBLT Forum meeting held at AstraZeneca on 9 April heard from a distinguished panel of transport experts on NWBLT’s proposal to report to Government on infrastructure priorities for the North West.
NWBLT Forum member Simeon Hart, of S4H Limited, is to host one of a number of fringe events taking place at Accelerate 2013, the festival for Britain’s high-growth, high-potential businesses taking place at the ACC in Liverpool in the week commencing Monday 24 June.
NWBLT is delighted to announce that the next Business Leadership Forum meeting, taking place at the Holiday Inn, MediaCity UK on Thursday 9 May, will be addressed by senior representatives of the BBC, ITV and MediaCity.
The panel of speakers comprises Alice Webb, Chief Operating Officer of BBC North; Jane Luca, Controller of External Affairs, of ITV plc; and Paul Newman, Director of Communications of MediaCity UK. They will be addressing the question “Just how good is MediaCity for the North West economy?”
NWBLT and Forum members who have not yet booked to attend are urged to do so as soon as possible as a high-level of interest is anticipated for this meeting.
The North West Business Leadership Team has today called for a set of radical proposals to simplify Britain’s fragmented skills infrastructure. It has produced a report ‘Skills for Industry – Bridging the Divide’ which makes a number of critical policy recommendations to Government. Please click here to download full report NWBLT’s Skills Report “Skills for Industry – Bridging the Divide”
The proposals will help employers and especially SMEs identify the most appropriate providers to meet their specific needs through one single signposting body with either an overarching alliance or the selection of one of the 17 Sector Skills Councils to take the lead. This body would work closely with UKCES, Ofsted and Ofqual, monitoring overall standards and quality.
The government has today won a landmark victory against what the DfT has called ”one of the biggest judicial reviews ever faced by a government“. 9 out of the 10 challenges brought against the government by localist anti HS2 groups were rejected in full by the judge.