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.
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Initiated in 2003 Grow Your Future Workforce (GYFW) is a unique partnership between business and education. The aim is to get more young people to take up careers as engineers in the electricity industry.
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.
The judging panel for the 2007 Lever Prize have received presentations on behalf of the three short-listed candidates – Chester Zoo, The Lowry and Manchester International Festival.
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.
Held on 17 October 2006 at The Pilkington European Technical Centre at Lathom, a new initiative ran for the first time for local school children – the Mini Enterprise Day. The event was run in conjunction with The Local Area Partnership for Creative Learning
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.
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.
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.
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.