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Tameside’s business community is being invited to have its say on Tameside Council’s budget proposals for the next financial year (2015/16). We are seeking your views on how we intend to use our resources. The budget includes the Council’s saving proposals for 2015/16 and these are set out in the budget report which is available to view at the following link: http://www.tameside.gov.uk/executive/cabinet/04feb15/agenda under agenda item 5.
You can submit comments via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to:
Budget Consultation 2015-16
Tameside Council Offices
Responses to the consultation must be received by 11 February 2015.
Tameside’s business community is being invited to have its say on Tameside Council’s budget proposals for the next financial year (2015/16). We are seeking your views on how we intend to use our resources. The budget includes the Council’s saving proposals for 2015/16 and these are set out in the budget report which will be available to view from the 28th January 2015. A link to the budget report will be posted on the LiveWorkInvest website on the 28th January 2015.
You can submit comments via email email@example.com or in writing to:
Budget Consultation 2015-16
Tameside Council Offices
Responses to the consultation must be received by 11 February 2015.
Tameside Dragons Den returns Friday 23rd January. The applicants have been shortlisted and we are down to five potential winners!
Take a look at the applicants before anyone else…
Daniel Williamson. Business Name – Harddancemp3 – A former Littlemoss student, he is now a DJ. He has been successful in playing at venues and releasing tracks. He has played at events in Amsterdam, Great Britain and other overseas venues. He intends to set up his own label to help support others like himself. He would also like to support youths in the Tameside community with music ventures.
Kevin Croombs. Business Name – Little Clever Ltd – Has developed an App aimed at young children to help build their coordination skills and, colour and word recognition. Kevin is a father to young children and has recognised the ability of youngsters to work technology. He has developed this app to make use of these skills and aim it towards education.
Ian Curran – Has been busy in London working as an actor but has been in contact via the telephone and email. He plans to launch his own musical and has spent a considerable amount of time working on it. He has contacts with the Tameside Hippodrome Trust and would like to launch the musical there once it reopens.
Frank Curran. Business Name – Arcrun Leisure – Has developed an online game of skill website. Frank was a former Economic Development Officer for Manchester Council and has used his retirement fund to start his business. He is looking to match fund investment in his business from the Growth Hub.
Lewis Mcmorrow. Business Name – Rapid Response – Lewis is an assertive young man who has set up a security business. He runs a very professional organisation covering all aspects of security and protection. He intends to increase the size of his business and work alongside the Police; he is looking for funding for accreditation purposes.
Keep checking back to see who wins.
Networking in Tameside is a huge with many different companies based in this sector, networking groups such as Business Growth Hub, Tameside Genesis BNI and CVAT just to mention a few are working toward bringing the people that are working in Tameside together.
Networking is a very powerful marketing tactic that can accelerate and sustain success for any business or individual. It’s primarily all about making connections and building mutually beneficial business relationships.
There are many different types of business groups and networks so it is important to find the one that fits you and your company. Just in Tameside there is a mixture of industry defined networking groups such as DCN which concentrates on the Digital and Creative industry and creating a platform for collaboration within it and there is also broader groups such as Business for Breakfast Tameside which has members from all different industry sectors, aiming to to widen your contacts and develop relationships with likeminded people that you get to Know, Like and Trust.
This is a growing form of marketing that is becoming more and more popular, with new networks and groups starting locally. A new Network that has currently been formed is Tameside’s Digital and Creative Network (DCN). The objectives of the Digital & Creative Network are quite simple; To create an environment and provide an opportunity where local people and businesses who are active within the broad ‘creative’ sector can connect, collaborate and combine their talents in order to provide a more comprehensive service than they are able to individually.
The DCN was officially launched on Friday 5th December, when they hosted a casual quiz night in Denton for the first set of potential members to meet each other and get a feel of what the group is all about and learn about what benefits being a member could have for them.
If you are interested in becoming a member of any of these networking groups, if you would like to find out more about the benefits of networking in general or if you are already a member of a networking group that you would to be featured on the LiveWorkInvest website please visit the Tameside Business Groups and Networks page to find out more.
Coleherne Ltd, a white metal lined bearing manufacturer and laser cutting service, has identified £8,800 in cost savings following resource efficiency support from the Green Growth service.
The family-owned business, which employs 60 people at its site in Hyde, Tameside, has been manufacturing and repairing plain and white metal lined bearings since the early 20th Century.
It is an approved supplier to all sectors of the engineering industry and its bearings are used for a host of different applications. The company also offers precision CNC laser cutting, machining and folding services, including carbon steel profiling and metal fabrication.
In July, Green Growth undertook a resource efficiency review at Coleherne’s site to help identify opportunities for the company to reduce costs and improve environmental performance.
The review identified new annual savings opportunities totalling over £8,800 and 42 tonnes of CO2e.
Coleherne requires around-the-clock lighting for certain parts of its factory, such as its laser cutting unit. By upgrading existing lighting with high-efficiency LED alternatives, Green Growth found that Coleherne has the opportunity to save £5,700 and 36.2 tonnes of CO2e a year.
Green Growth was able to link Coleherne to three Greater Manchested based lighting suppliers through its low carbon sector service, all of which have now quoted for lighting upgrades in the laser cutting unit.
The resource efficiency review also identified annual savings of over £3,000 and 5.6 tonnes of CO2e through an opportunity to install solar PV panels on the factory roof.
Coleherne is currently planning to install 100 solar panels onto its roof, with work expected to be carried out early next year.
Plans are now being made to monitor the electricity usage on Coleherne’s two laser cutting machines. The data gathered will be used to highlight consumption patterns and look at energy usage against production output to identify areas of inefficiency.
Peter Fahey, managing director at Coleherne, said: “The Green Growth support we’ve received from ENWORKS has been essential in helping us to build a business case for making environmental improvements, and their links to local suppliers is an added bonus.”
There is a new Digital & Creative Network in Tameside. The objectives of the Digital & Creative Network are quite simple. To create an environment and provide opportunity where local people and businesses who are active within the broad creative sector can connect, collaborate and combine their talents. This enables them to provide a more comprehensive service than they are able to individually.
Impact your business in a positive way by providing yourself with instant access to people, talent, knowledge and possibilities. It’s easy all you have to do is become a member. Don’t worry membership is free, making it an even better opportunity for you to get yourself and your business involved with.
There are many different sectors that DCN is looking for people to join from. Why not take a look now to see whether your company fits into these categories and whether you are looking to work with anybody from the other sectors. Expose your company and skills to build valuable business opportunities.
DCN will be holding regular events for members to attend and build up valuable business relationships. These events do not have a rigid formal agenda but instead they are more of a friendly get-together where you can mingle and get to know who is who and what they do. Some events will include invited speakers and also business speakers from chosen companies.
Why not come along to DCN’s next event and start off your business relationships? Here you will be able to attend a light hearted social occasion where you can meet DCN members and find out about the opportunities ahead. The event will be held on Friday 5th December. To attend this event all you will need to do is register. To find out more information about this event and the details just click here.
Tameside Christmas Markets return this Saturday!
Well, it’s that time of the year again.
Christmas excites us all but what makes it even more exciting is the Tameside Christmas Market. Last year thousands flocked to enjoy the festivities and this year we feel it will attract even more people.
The Tameside Christmas Market opens this Saturday (30th November) right through to the 21st December. There will be a huge amount of things to do such as ice skating, shopping for christmas gifts including candles, jewellery and accessories. There will also be lots more added attractions this year as opposed to every year Tameside Christmas Market has been open in the past, including a ferris wheel!
There will be over 30 stalls housed in traditional wooden cabins, festive food served such as juicy barbequed meat skewers, succulent waffles, hot, hot, hot chocolate and mulled wine, for the adults (we hope).
There will also be live entertainment from local groups, carol singers and brass bands. We expect thousands of people like last year to step into the winter wonderland. The festivities will be located in Ashton town centre on both sides of the market hall. The markets will be on from 10am to 7:30pm Monday to Wednesday and 10am to 9:30pm thursday to saturday. The official opening will be this Sunday with a lantern parade via Penny Meadow and Wellington Road from 5pm to 7pm before finishing in front of Ashton town hall, as well as fireworks and the Christmas tree lights switch-on.
Princess Elsa from Frozen will be adding some festive magic with the opening of her ice skating rink on December 2, let’s hope there’s not too many slips and trips!
Even if you aren’t local it would be amazing if you could make a trip to the Tameside Christmas Market and have a wonderful time.
The local business community is being urged to have its say on how Tameside should meet the challenge of cutting a further £38 million from its budget.
The Government has severely reduced the funding it gives to Tameside. Since 2010, the Council has had to cut £104 million from its budget and now, by 2017, the Council’s budget is being reduced by a further £38 million. This means Tameside is facing over £142 million cuts altogether.
The Council wants to work closely with local businesses, and residents, to tackle the challenge ahead and make decisions together about the best way forward.
We want to hear your views on how we can balance the budget following cuts imposed on us by the Government – what you believe are the priority services, where we should spend the remaining money we have and how we can work together to build a borough we can all be proud of.
The consultation runs until 9 December 2014 and can be accessed on the Tameside Council website.