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Young Engineers Club – British Nuclear Group

Posted & filed under Skills for Industry > Case Studies

British Nuclear Group has a well established policy of supporting education focused on the teaching of science, technology, engineering and maths. Within the travel to work area in Cumbria they have 11 secondary schools and 79 primary schools – one of these schools is St Benedict’s Catholic High School, a specialist Engineering College.

School/Industry collaboration – Innovia Films Ltd

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Innovia Films Ltd in Wigton Cumbria is the world’s leading producer of speciality cellulose and polypropylene film employing 860 people on the site and 1300 globally.
The second major employer in the town is the local comprehensive, The Nelson Thomlinson School, which is a short walk from the plant.

Increase your business by using broadband

Posted & filed under Transport Infrastructure > News

The “Guide to Broadband for Business” booklet is launched today by the North West Business Leadership (NWBLT). The guide outlines how companies in Northwest England can use broadband to give their business an advantage. Broadband allows any size of business safe, high-speed communications with its customers and suppliers.

Insights into Leadership

Posted & filed under General News & Events > News

The Northern Way, Lancaster University Management School and the North West Business Leadership Team jointly hosted a major event for the leaders of public and private sector organisations, at the Lancaster Leadership Centre on Monday 25 September 2006.

AstraZeneca Hosts N8 meeting

Posted & filed under Science & Innovation > Events

On the 18th May 2006 over 40 senior delegates came together at AstraZeneca, Alderley Par, to discuss the opportunities opened up by the “N8” collaboration between the Universities of Durham, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and York.

Chambers takes Chair at NWBLT

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Stuart Chambers, Chief Executive of Pilkington, is the new Chairman of the North West Business Leadership Team (NWBLT). Chambers succeeded John Roberts, the former Chief Executive of United Utilities, who retired at the end of March.

Lever Prize goes to Liverpool Biennial

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John Roberts, Mandy Fairclough (designer of the Lever Prize trophy), Loyd Grossman (chair of National Museums Liverpool) and Lewis Biggs (Chief Executive of Liverpool Biennial) at the recent Lever Prize Winner's Dinner

The inaugural Lever Prize, presented by the North West Business Leadership Team, has been awarded to the Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art. Runners up were Chester Zoo, Royal Northern College of Music and the Wordsworth Trust. The £10,000 cash award, for world-class arts organisations in the region, aims to bring business and the arts closer together, and to revive the philanthropic traditions practised by successful industrialists of the past.