Marketing on a budget – FREE Workshop

Published on behalf of Cheshire West and Chester Council

Your Invitation to ‘Marketing on a Budget’ Workshop – Find ways to market your business more effectively?

Tim Mc Cloud from TMC Creative is delivering a Marketing Masterclass. Tips and hints for effectively marketing your business and developing your brand. Cost, effective innovative solutions delivered by a local expert.

When: Wednesday, 6 November 2013 join us for a coffee from 8.00am for an 08:30am start to 10:00am

Where: RIC Riverside Innovation Centre, Castle Drive Chester CH1 1SL

(nearest car park Chester Roodee)

Marketing on a Budget - It needn’t be costly to begin to implement a marketing plan that can make a difference, and this workshop will help you make a start. In the presentation you will find ideas and ways to market your business more effectively, which will help you look at your business in a new light and take home practical techniques that will make a difference.

Presented in a relaxed and down to earth approach.

Tim is very passionate about opening up the subject and empowering audiences by bringing a sense of clarity to the subject.

You will find it a great introduction and is a non technical workshop, so no matter how much your knowledge in the subject, we are sure you will benefit from this seminar.

We very much look forward to seeing you at this session.


Carol Vella
Senior Economic Development Officer

Cheshire West and Chester Council

Tel: 01244 515560 / 07803211708


Location: Riverside Innovation Centre, Castle Drive, Chester CH1


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ACAS Employment Law Information Sessions

Published on behalf of West Cheshire College and Cheshire West and Chester Council

Do you worry about keeping up to date with Employment Law? Would you like advice on how to write a contract of employment?

In conjunction with ACAS, West Cheshire College is offering two short key point information sessions dealing with employment issues that affect you the employer. Both courses will be held at our state of the arts campus in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.

Employment Law

Wednesday 6 November 2013 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.

2013/14 brings significant changes to employment law including the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act, reforms to the employment tribunal system, statutory consultations, flexible working, settlement agreements and early conciliation.

This short briefing session will bring you up to date on all the changes and help you consider the impact for your organisation.

Contracts of Employment – How to Get it Right

Wednesday 20 November 2013 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.

This short course provides guidance on how to create, agree, vary or terminate employment contracts

How to put the main terms and conditions in writing

Rules on pay

Hours of work and holidays

How to make changes to terms and conditions.

This is the first time ACAS courses have been offered in Cheshire and demand is expected to be high.

The price is £60 per person per session and places are strictly limited.

To reserve a place please telephone: Les Moss on 01244 656379. Payment to be made at the time of booking.

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CEPN Autumn Event

CEPN Autumn Event

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Macmillan Coffee and Cake Networking Event – 27th September

A message from Stanlaw Abbey Business Centre:

You are invited to join us for coffee, cakes and networking on Friday 27th September, 12-2pm at Stanlaw Abbey Business Centre, Ellesmere Port. There will be tea and coffee available and a range of delicious cakes for you to buy. All funds raised will be donated to Macmillan cancer support. Why not drop in for a cake break and take advantage of this great networking opportunity.

Stanlaw Abbey Business Centre, next to Cheshire Oaks and 0.5 miles from junction 9 of the M53. Office space, conferencing, interview rooms, board rooms and hot desks available at competitive prices and and on flexible terms

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Understanding Export Finance Event – Oct 9th

Understanding Export Finance

Event Details: Understanding Export Finance
Date & Time: 09/10/2013 | 8am
Event Venue: Riverside Innovation Centre, Chester
Price: FREE
Are the complexities of export finance making international trade difficult for you and your business?

West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber of Commerce, together with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and UK Export Finance are joining forces for a special event aimed at giving current and potential exporters all the financial information they need to successfully trade globally.

UK Export Finance experts Mathew Hughes and Steve Cowles will be on hand together with advisors from UKTI to provide delegates with up to date information, guidance, and guide them subjects as diverse as offering credit to your buyer, working capital finance for export orders, financing of bonds and guarantees, protection against bad debt and much more.

The event will run from 8am to 9.30am on October 9th at Riverside Innovation Centre, Chester.

For more details go to:,-understanding-export-finance.htm

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The Chester Small Business Fair, supported by Stephen Mosley MP

From Cheshire West & Chester Council:

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 from 10:00am to 15:00pm

This free event is your chance to network with the fellow small business, to visit the exhibitors to finds out about the support offer in Cheshire, the networks available and take part in workshops.

This free event is an informal mix of Business expo, with  workshops and business networking event………………..

Workshops include: Networking Do’s and Dont’s,  Social Media Masterclass, Tips on Funding Your Business (see eventbrite to book on)

Who Should Attend: These sessions are targeted at the small business community, whether recently started or looking to grow or an aspiring entrepreneur.

What are the benefits: Attend this event and be inspired, motivated and access information and skills to help strengthen your business.

The Business Networking Social: Make we business contacts and build new business relationships. Their will be representatives from organisations who can offer advice and support.

To join us, register for the event now

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Your Invitation to ‘Shaping Future Transport for Chester’a Transport Strategy Consultation

Your Invitation to ‘Shaping Future Transport for Chester’a Transport Strategy Consultation

Date: Thursday, 12 September 2013

Time: Registration and Refreshments from 8:00am. 8.30am start until 10:00am

Venue: Riverside Innovation Centre, Castle Drive, Chester CH1 1SL

We are consulting on the strategy between early September and mid October 2013.

This is your invite you to attend this breakfast event, hosted by Cheshire Chester Leader Cllr Mike Jones, which will provide us with the opportunity to present to you the themes and specific schemes we have developed for the Transport Strategy, and colleagues will be on hand to answer any questions, queries or concerns you might have. This is also chance to hear about the Connecting Cheshire ERDF Funded Business Support Programme linked to the roll out of ’superfast’ broadband.

This session  builds on the session held earlier this year to discuss initial findings and conclusions as part of the Transport Strategy being undertaken for Chester. The session was extremely useful and helped to provide a steer as to the direction and shape of the emerging strategy. We have since that time, a rigorous Option Selection process has been undertaken, leading to a shortlist of schemes considered highly beneficial for the city which will form the proposed ‘Transport Strategy’.  These schemes have been packaged into a set of 26 key interventions which we believe will help to deliver the objectives of the strategy most effectively for Chester.

You input and insight is essential and we value your attendance, to register your attendance at this event please follow this eventbrite link:-

For more information Email: Tel: 01244 515561

Location: Riverside Innovation Centre, Castle Drive, Chester CH1


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Invitation from STEM to a free Business Breakfast on June 12th at the University of Chester Riverside Innovation Centre

Your invitation to join us at a free STEM Business Breakfast

STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in Further Education and Skills Sector

  • We would be delighted if you could join us at a STEM Business Breakfast on Wednesday June 12th.
  • Hosted by LSIS (Learning and Skills Improvement Service)
  • Held at the University of Chester, Riverside Innovation Centre Chester CH1

Why Should l attend?

  • This is your opportunity to find our more about the work of STEM
  • It’s wider links with the business community
  • What is means to you as a business
  • The development opportunities available to support the wider sector.

This breakfast forms part of a wider one day conference, there are limited spaces available for attendance at the conference which includes guest speakers from Chemclust, SEMTA, Chambers with a keynote from the BBC.

If you’re interested in reserving a place please email:

To book your place on the Business Breakfast* please follow the eventbrite link below:-

*there is limited exhibition space available, please contact for more details.

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CEPN FORUM June Meeting is Postponed

The CEPN forum committee is currently undertaking a review of the structure, format and frequency of the forum meetings with a view to making them the best fit for the majority of our members. The next scheduled meeting of the CEPN Business Forum on the 13th June is therefore postponed, and we will let you know the date of the next meeting in due course.

This is an exciting time as we reshape the forum to meet the needs of the modern business. If you would like to contribute to this review please contact me at

Kind Regards,

Phil Marston

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May Meeting – Thursday 9th May

Welcome to the Chester, Ellesmere Port and Neston Business Forum

Next meeting is on Thursday 9th May

Book your ticket by clicking on the button below


(Payments can be made from your PayPal account or by Credit Card

The Meeting

Meeting time is now 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm!

Arrive: 6:00pm – Networking Opportunity

Food served: 6:15 pm

Meeting starts: 6:30 pm

Speaker: Robyn Robertson from Robertson Fox Coaching will be giving advice on “Developing your Specialness and Defining your Niche”

In addition to this there will be the usual food and networking opportunities, plus our monthly raffle.

Meeting ends: 8:00 pm but we have the room until 9:00 pm for further networking!!

Meeting cost: £10 per person. This includes meeting room, food and a raffle ticket! and you have to pay via PayPal so we know how much food to order. PLEASE PRE-BOOK!

Book your ticket via PayPal by clicking on the button below.


The Venue

Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port
Waterways, Lower Mersey Street
Ellesmere Port, Wirral
Cheshire. CH65 2AL

Click for Directions via Google Maps

Don’t Forget:

As from 1st August 2012 we have removed the membership fee for CEPN for 12 months which means that all you have to pay is youre £10 fee per meeting.

As a member you can:

  • Bring your roller banner and display it at the meeting
  • Get entered into a draw to deliver 3 minutes about your business on the night
  • Be added to our website with details of your company!

Lets get more business!

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