BUSINESS LINK NORTHWEST HELPS MERSEYSIDE BUSINESSES GIVE SOMETHING
entrepreneurs from across Merseyside will join forces at a Liverpool
Chamber of Commerce event supported by Business Link Northwest, to
discover how they can ensure their enterprise survives the current
economic storm and emerges even stronger.
One of the UK’s leading social entrepreneurs, Lord Andrew Mawson
will deliver a keynote address to delegates. Described as ‘The
Richard Branson of the Social Sector’, Lord Mawson is renowned for
his dedication to providing opportunities for often-neglected
sectors of society, through carefully managed and efficiently
Representatives from Business Link will attend the workshop to give
advice and guidance to businessmen and women who want to make a real
difference through their work. The Liverpool Chamber of Commerce has
organised the event to provide a voice for the wide range of
ventures whose key objective is to offer solutions to social or
environmental issues and to plough its profits back into the
business for the future.
Steve Heneghan, Merseyside Relationship Manager at Business Link
North West said;- “The event will provide an opportunity to
discover more about the support that is available to social
enterprises, from tendering made easy and loans for social
enterprises, to tips on thriving and surviving the current economic
downturn. It is a great for us to have such an experienced speaker.
Someone with Lord Mawson’s calibre and profile will provide an
invaluable insight for social enterprises in Merseyside.”
Kevin Griffiths, Liverpool Chamber’s Director of Commercial Services
adds:- “This free event is a great opportunity to network,
discuss common challenges and opportunities and meet face to face
with key players in the social enterprise arena.”
There are still a few places available if you would like to attend
the Social Enterprise workshop, which will be held on Thursday 12
February 2009 from 9.30am at:-
- Blackburne House
- Blackburne Place
- L8 7PE
To register for the
or call Sue Platt on 0151 227 1234.
For more information about Business Link Northwest, please visit
or call 0845 00 66 888.
THEFTS FROM VEHICLES
POLICE are requesting
vigilance and observations for any suspicious behaviour in and
around the streets near to Hillside and Birkdale train stations. We
are currently experiencing a number of theft from motor vehicles
around this area, where the suspect believed to be male, late teens
to early twenties is forcing entry to vehicles by smashing windows
and taking property from within.
These crimes have occured from 1400hrs onwards throughout the
evening on all days of the week.
Any information or sightings could be directed to the police or your
Coordinator Margaret Jepson.
Other thefts from Vehicles in Southport have taken place in Torcross
Close, Zetland Street, Lawson Street, Clifton Road. Old Park Lane,
Lord Street and St George's Place.
Once again the police are asking residents not to leave anything on
display in their vehicles. The property stolen may on occasions be
of little value, but the cost and inconvenience of repairing the
vehicle can be very expensive.
Ladies please take extra care with your handbags when transferring
your shopping from trolleys to your car. It has been known for a
lady to leave a handbag on the seat, while loading the rear seat or
the boot with the shopping, only to discover an offender has taken
the handbag while the victim is concentrating on her shopping.
Merseyside Police is issuing a warning after residents from across
Merseyside have been targeted by a fictitious Spanish lottery.
Households may have received unsolicited post stating that they have
won a large number of Euros in a Spanish lottery game, named as
SPANISH LOTTERY', despite having never bought a ticket. In order to
claim the 'prize,' the recipients are asked to reply to the letter.
It is suspected that this would then be used to trick the victim
into sending money to those responsible.
Detective Constable Gavin Mulcahy is advising residents to be
cautious when faced with demands of this kind, "I would warn
anyone against sending out confidential information unless they are
100% satisfied with why they have been asked to do so.
Letters offering prize money often look attractive, but can end with
disastrous consequences. Anyone who believes they have been targeted
by a similar scam should report it to their local police station."
For further information on how to contact the police visit
www.merseyside.police.uk or call the non-emergency
number 0151 709 6010.