Photography by Vamphire.com
ON Monday, 13 August 2012,
our Pap, Ian Fairbrother was out and about in Manchester. As we had
Coronation Street at the Flower Show, he thought it would be fun to
snap a few shots for us at the Street. These pictures are of
Catherine Tyldsley on set of Coronation Street. Also on set was Sol
Heras, who plays Ryan Connor... If you are following this long
running TV show, you would know that Eva Price, by Catherine
Tyldesley, and ‘perfect’ Rob Donovan, played by Marc
Baylis, are the major story line at this point in time! We would
like to than the actors and Granada Television for letting us take
TO BUILD ON OLYMPIC LEGACY THROUGH EU TRADE
THE Olympics can leave a
lasting legacy for businesses in Merseyside, but companies must be
proactive about competing for opportunities, both at home and
That’s the message from business advice network Enterprise Europe
Network North West (EENW) who are a free information and advice service for
businesses looking to trade on the continent.
Expert advisers at the network, which is funded by the European
Commission, are urging companies who have tested their mettle by
supplying such a high profile event, to look to opportunities in
European markets in order to take advantage of the showcase that the
Olympic Games has provided.
Whilst some have questioned the impact of the Games on North West
commerce and industry, figures from the Government Olympic
Communication department have revealed that businesses in the region
benefitted from around £165 million worth of Olympic Park contracts.
In total, 270 North West businesses won over 450 Games-related
contracts, including work on high-profile venues such as providing
welding equipment, paint and coatings for the Olympic Park and
containment for the Copper Box, where handball, goalball and fencing
events were held.
Fiona Castela, project manager at EENW, believes that the Olympics
have turned the spotlight on successful North West industries,
particularly construction, which has found particular success in
supplying the Games.
She said:- “Construction companies in the North West have
demonstrated that they are capable of delivering at a world-class
event on our own doorstep, and now is the perfect time to take this
experience and prove that they can do the same abroad, starting in
UK construction companies, product manufacturers and suppliers
account for over £5 billion of exports annually. There have been
construction booms in recent years in Eastern European countries
such as Poland, Romania and Hungary and there is support available
for North West companies who want to make sure they are in with a
chance to pitch for this business.
Fiona continues:- “Here at EENW, we provide a range of
services to help businesses take the first steps to trading with
Our advisers work with businesses one-to-one, helping them get into
new markets and establish contacts there. That support might be
sourcing the right paper work, legal support, advice on customs and
etiquette, or finding a local partner organisation, for example.
Our website also offers a range of free business services, including
a searchable database of more than 14,000 company profiles and
partnership opportunities, information sheets, advice on
intellectual property, CE marking and obtaining EU funding.”
For more information about EENW and the help and support they can
provide for companies looking to trade in and with Europe, go to:-
or speak to one of EENW’s expert advisers by calling:- 0844 259 8571.