The next meeting of the NWBLT’s Forum will be taking place at PZ Cussons, 3500 Aviator Way, Manchester Business Park, M22 5TG on Tuesday 18 March at 5.00pm for 5.30pm. It will feature a “Question Time” panel discussion with representatives from all five of the North West LEPs.
The session will be chaired as usual by Geoffrey Piper, CEO of NWBLT, and the panel will include Gillian Bishop (Cumbria LEP), Mike Damms (Lancashire LEP), Aidan Manley (Cheshire & Warrington LEP), Karen Tierney (Greater Manchester LEP) and Alan Welby (Liverpool City Region LEP)
Along with the usual networking this Forum meeting will also provide members with an opportunity to put questions to some of the people most closely involved with the day-to-day operation of the North West’s principal economic and enterprise organisations.
Contact was formally presented with their Trophy for the prestigious Lever Prize 2014 by Juergen Maier, NWBLT Chair and Siemens Industry MD at an interactive event. He also gave them NWBLT’s cheque for £10,000 and welcomed them to their year-long collaboration with members of the North West Business Leadership Team.
The North West Business Leadership Team has recently responded to the Government’s formal consultation on the proposed route for high speed rail from the West Midlands to Manchester, Leeds and beyond (HS2 Phase 2).
Members of the North West Business Leadership Team (NWBLT) met recently with North West MPs and Peers in the House of Commons to review the final draft of their forthcoming report on Science Technology and Innovation in the North West.
Contact win £10,000 and this opens the door to a year-long collaboration with some of the region’s most influential business leaders.
The Lever Prize, launched nine years ago, has successfully revived the philanthropic traditions of the industrial past, embodied by soap magnate and patron of the arts, William Lever, after whom it is named. Each year it is judged by NWBLT, which comprises senior representatives of around 30 of the most influential North West companies, in partnership with Arts & Business. The award is not just for arts groups, but buildings, events, festivals, libraries and archives are all eligible.
The January Forum meeting is taking place on Wednesday 15 January at The Hub, No 1 Mann Island, Liverpool L3 1BP (5pm for 5.30pm). This meeting will feature a full presentation by Max Steinberg, Chief Executive of Liverpool Vision on the 2014 International Festival for Business, which is taking place in Liverpool in June and July, together with an introduction to the NWBLT’s own plans for an exhibit which is being proposed to feature at the Festival.
Chief Executive Geoffrey Piper’s Annual Report for 2013 features highlights of another busy year for NWBLT speaking for major businesses throughout the North West.
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Young people from across the North West Region have been battling it out to be crowned winners of the prestigious North West Schools Science Competition. At the competition’s recent final, 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.
Now in its fifth year, the competition is hosted by the North West Business Leadership Team in conjunction with the STFC Daresbury Laboratory. Pupils in Years 7 and 8 from across Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside were asked to submit an essay stating “Why I want to be a scientist” in less than 500 words. From there a 12-strong shortlist was drawn up to participate in the ‘Competition Final’ held at in the Lecture Theatre STFC Daresbury Laboratory, Cheshire.
For the first time the winners from both Year 7 and Year 8 were from the same school – Wirral Grammar School for Girls. From Year 7 Harriet Jones won and from Year 8 Lajeen Wasim picked up the top prize. The runner up in Year 7 was Diya Sham from Chetwynde School in Barrow in Furness, Cumbria and the runner up in Year 8 was Jack Nowell from Stockport School.
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.