The business rates appeals system is being reformed to provide a quicker, clearer and more transparent service to businesses. In preparation for the 2017 revaluations, businesses can now have their say on changes to the appeals process until 4th January 2016.
The government and Valuation Office Agency (VOA) consultation sets out proposals for a 3-stage approach: ‘check, challenge, appeal’.
The full consultation can... [continue reading ...]
The 2015 Forensic Science WorldSkills UK Competition came to an end on Saturday 21st November when Chloe Walsh was presented with the Gold Medal by Dr Anya Hunt, CEO of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences at a ceremony in the NEC Birmingham.
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="561"] Dr Anya Hunt, CEO Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences and Miss Chloe Walsh, Gold Medallist, WorldSkills UK Forensic Science 201... [continue reading ...]
Your wedding might not be a white one, but our thoughts are turning now to the winter season! What could be better than a cosy winter celebration- firelight, warming food and good conversation?
Our Autumn Wedding Fairs are now over, but we’ve had a great time meeting you all and chatting about your exciting plans for 2016 and 2017!
Give us a call or drop us a message/email to find out ... [continue reading ...]
On 2nd October 2015 The Greater Manchester Pension Fund’s new headquarters was officially opened by Councillor Kieran Quinn, Executive Leader of Tameside Council. The GMPF has moved from its previous offices in the Concord Suite on Manchester Road, into Guardsman Tony Downes House on the other side of Manchester Road.
It is with great honour that the building has been named after Neil ‘Tony’ Downes, a 20 year old ... [continue reading ...]
Self-employment may seem a rather daunting prospect for those looking for work. However, since 2011, 73,290 businesses have been created with the help of the New Enterprise Allowance (NEA). The scheme approaches job seekers who are interested in being their own boss. They work alongside a business mentor who helps the individual to create a business plan. The programme also gives financial support to participants.
‘Wh... [continue reading ...]
Many employers refuse to consider job applications from disadvantaged groups, such as ex-offenders, the homeless, or recovering addicts. However, the ‘See Potential’ campaign is about recognising these people's talents and supporting those who, despite rejections, are dedicated to finding employment.
Business in the Community have found companies which employ individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds see a dire... [continue reading ...]
Richard Gibson and Craig Ryan accepting the award
From a £400 start up in 2010, Gibson and Ryan have grown into a £8million award winning electrical contractor and have been voted the countries best contractor in just 5 years.
The Electricity Industry Award ceremony 2015 was held at the Royal Gardens, Kensington, London and was a black tie affair. Gibson and Ryan were awarded the prestigious Electrical Times Cont... [continue reading ...]
In 2004, two researchers from the University of Manchester isolated a material that went on to win them the Nobel Prize in Physics. This material is Graphene; a one-atom thick form of Graphite.
Graphene has come a long way since its discovery, and it is expected to revolutionise consumer electronics and mobile communication devices.
Huawei, a leading global ICT provider, has announced its partnership with the Universit... [continue reading ...]