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What is the RDEC scheme and how can you benefit from it?

Posted on: July 24th, 2018

Ian Wolfendale

With the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement increasing the rate of the R&D Expenditure Credit (RDEC) from 11% to 12% from 1st January 2018, there has never…

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Win one of 5 pairs of First Class tickets on Virgin Trains!

Posted on: June 30th, 2015

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  Virgin Trains wants to make sure they’re continuing to support small businesses across the UK in the right way. So, to help them improve further by…

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Manchester Executive MBA Challenge 2015 Scholarships awarded to best competitors

Posted on: May 8th, 2015


Business leaders could be in with the chance of winning a £17,200 scholarship as part of the Manchester Executive MBA Challenge 2015.

One lucky winner will win the full scholarship to study for the highly respected Executive MBA at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Business School to accelerate their career.

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Does your Business deserve a Love Energy Award?

Posted on: May 8th, 2015

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Would you consider your business an eco-friendly super saver, or are you an everyday energy hero who is going all out to reduce your carbon emissions? No matter how big your business is, there are always savings to be made, and that’s why we have launched the Love Energy Awards 2015!

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Election special IMPACT magazine highlights small business policy needs

Posted on: May 6th, 2015


The latest issue of IMPACT – an election special – features small business research, policy analysis and opinion from influential business figures in the North West.

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The Great Manchester Business Conference reviewed in Trafford Business Connect Magazine

Posted on: May 4th, 2015


Trafford Business Connect covers the entire Manchester area and offers a mix of news, feature articles, interviews, professional columnists on areas of business interest, lists of diary dates plus places to meet listings. Their emphasis is on connecting businesses through networking, and reports and promotes many seminal B2B events throughout the year.

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What small firms want from the next government

Posted on: April 30th, 2015

Professor Lynn Martin, Director of Centre for Enterprise at Manchester Metropolitan University

A survey of North West small businesses by the Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) Centre for Enterprise, finds that reducing business rates, better access to advice and better work-focused education are the issues they most want the next government to address.

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