Business Bolton Newsletter – April 2016

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Invest in Bolton – watch our YouTube video


Invest in Bolton

  

Over the past few years Bolton Council and its partners have delivered some of the key developments which formed part of its Economic Strategy.

Despite the economic downturn, Bolton's had nearly £1billion of investment and boasts some of the region’s most significant development sites such as Logistics North and Rivington Chase, whilst the regeneration of the town centre is well underway with the Innovation Zone, University of Bolton expansion, major transport interchange and new state of the art cinema, restaurant and retail facilities at the Market Place.

In order to tell the story of what’s happened and the exciting plans for the future, we’ve produced a video which showcases this. Watch the video on YouTube here - http://bit.ly/1pt1fsl

The video has also been embedded into our website which promotes the town to potential investors – http://www.businessbolton.org/invest-bolton

We hope that you find this video useful.

 

Need support to grow your business?


business growth hub   

Is your business growing? Could you benefit with advice and direction to overcome barriers? Jonathan Crabtree our Bolton Business Growth Advisor could help with support including a review and development of your business plan, through to information on finance and funding opportunities.

If you could make use of this free support, contact Jonathan on Tel: 07525 603484

Arrow   Email jonathan.crabtree@businessgrowthhub.com
 

Employment Programme for Bolton residents – can you help?


skills for employment   

Bolton Council are delivering the ESF Skills for Employment Programme to Bolton residents.

The programme will include one-to-one support, skills training and work experience for residents who are looking for sustainable work.

We are looking for employers who would be willing to offer an unpaid work placement for 16 hours or over in an eight week period and would really appreciate your support.  If you can offer a work placement to a Bolton resident please ring Brendan Doherty at the Bolton Council Workshop on 01204 332969.

Arrow  Email Brendan.Doherty@bolton.gov.uk
 

Unlock Travel benefits for your business


travel benefits logo


  

All businesses can now access a range of support from Transport for Greater Manchester (TFGM) including exclusive incentives and practical support to encourage sustainable commuting and business travel for all employees.

Some of the support for employers includes up to a £10,000 grant for cycle parking, showers, changing facilities, pool bikes etc, staff engagement events to explain the free incentives and personalised travel packs for every employee.

For more information on this exciting scheme visit our website at the link below.

 Arrow For more information visit our website
 
 

Business events - April and May 2016

There’s a host of business events happening which you can attend to help increase your knowledge and skills, whether you’re looking to start a business or grow your business.
 

 

 

 Tue
12
Apr

 

Business Curry Club
Spice Valley, Lee Lane Horwich    

Time: 12:00 - 14:00

 

 

 

 Fri
15
Apr

 

Unique Ladies Bolton Networking
Reflections Suite Whites Hotel

Time: 09:00 - 11:30

 

 

 

 Tue
19
Apr

 

Understanding 'The Cloud'
The Studio 51 Lever Street

Time: 09:00 - 16:30

 

 

 

 Wed
20
Apr

 

An Evening with thebestof bolton sponsored by Air Vault Trampoline Park
AirVault Trampoline Park 102 Wingates Industrial Park

Time: 17:00 - 19:00

 

 

 

 Tue
26
Apr

 

Dynamic Networking- Business Networking Bolton
Mercure Last Drop Village, Hospital Road Bromley Cross

Time: 17:30 - 19:30

 

 

 

Wed
27
Apr

 

Bolton Professionals Networking Lunch
Harvey's Cafe Bar,

Time: 12:00 - 14:00

 

 

 

Thu
28
Apr

 

Manufacturing and Engineering Event
University of Bolton, Deane Road

Time: 08:00 - 09:30

 

 

 

Thu
28
Apr

 

Business Basics Workshop
High Street Library, High Street, Bolton

Time: 09:30 - 16:00

 

 

 

Thu
28
Apr

 

USN Bolton Arena’s Networking Group
USN Bolton Arena Arena Approach

Time: 15:00 - 17:00

 

 

 

Wed
04
May

 

GM Chamber of Commerce Action for Business- Bolton
Holiday Inn Bolton

Time: 07:30 - 09:30

 

 

 

Wed
11
May

 

Employment Law - Changes to employee rights
USN Bolton Arena Arena Approach

Time: 09:30 - 12:45

 

 

 

Fri
13
May

 

Unique Ladies Bolton Networking
Reflections Suite Whites Hotel

Time: 09:00 - 11:30

 

 

 

Tue
17
May

 

Networking Lunch with thebestof bolton sponsored by BYPHS
Lucas Project, Bentinck Street, Farnworth

Time: 12:00 - 14:00

 

 

 

Thu
19
May

 

An Evening with Christopher Graham at Bolton University
University of Bolton Deane Lecture Theatre

Time: 18:00 - 20:00

 

 

 

Wed
25
May

 

Bolton Professionals Networking Lunch
Harvey's Cafe Bar, Bolton

Time: 12:00 - 14:00