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Women in Business Club launches with premiere event

This Thursday will see the launch of the Women in Business Club, with their premiere event "Celebrating Success." This not-for-profit event will highlight and showcase successful business women in the Northwest. This evening event is a dynamic and invigorating event aiming to inspire,…

How good is your Telephone Customer Experience?

Customer experience over the telephone is an important part of day-to-day business for professional services. Given the power of word-of-mouth reviews and recommendations, getting your customer service right and enhancing customer experience is vital. If you’re great at ensuring that everyone who…

Salford Business School celebrates award win with their ‘Masters of Business Admin’ programme

To celebrate its recent win of the Times Higher Education ‘Business School of the year’ award, Salford Business School is making two exceptional fee awards available, for the June and July intake of their Masters of Business Administration (MBA) programme. For eligible…

New social platform ‘Trek America’ launched

Following on from the phenomenal success of the original Trek America Live platform developed by KMP Digitata the teams from Trek America and KMP wanted to push the boundaries even further.  The idea was that the experience should be intuitive, fit within…

DWF shortlisted in Responsible Business Awards 2015

Top 20 legal business DWF has been shortlisted for the School Partnership accolade at this year’s Responsible Business Awards, run by Business in the Community. DWF has been recognised for its innovative education programme 5 STAR Futures that delivers a range of…

DWF to merge with niche insurance practice Watmores

DWF, the top 20 legal business with a strong presence in the North West, has announced that it has signed terms to merge with market leading niche insurance practice, Watmores. The merger, which is expected to complete in May 2015, will support…

Actor and singer launch male suicide prevention charity CALM in Manchester

TV and film actor Jack Marsden and singer-songwriter Liam Manton have teamed up to launch the Manchester branch of CALM, the charity dedicated to preventing male suicide. The duo will outline their plans at a free business event in Manchester Cathedral next…

Davis Blank Furniss Announces Reasonable Adjustments for Disabled Workers / Employment Law Breakfast Briefing

Manchester based law firm, Davis Blank Furniss, has announced details of its next free Employment Law Breakfast Briefing. The event will be taking place at the firm’s offices on Deansgate on Thursday 14th May and will cover the topic of reasonable adjustments…

HMRC focus on part exchange values and over allowances

ASE’s Tax Director, Michelle Malone, explains that HMRC’s willingness to challenge sales values used in VAT calculations has been highlighted in a VAT appeal judgement. Michelle outlines that “the N & M Walkingshaw case considered whether prior to 1992 an over allowance…

Virgin’s ‘Pitch to Rich’ at Gorilla

This week’s Virgin “Pitch to Rich” tour event was held at Manchester’s Gorilla club, where a large turnout were treated to some wonderfully inspirational stories and interesting pitches. The event was hosted by Chanel 5 news’ Emma Crosby and featured among its…