Business Bolton Newsletter – June 2016 / Bolton and Bury Business Awards

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Bolton and Bury Business Awards 2016

Business Awards 2016

 

This year’s Bolton and Bury Business Awards take place at the Macron Stadium on Thursday 8 September 2016 and is a great opportunity to promote your business and celebrate your achievements.

There are 11 categories to enter including ‘Business of the Year’, ‘Business Person of the Year’, ‘Young Person / Apprentice of the Year’ and ‘Customer Excellence’.

To see the full list of categories and submit an entry, click on the link below.

Arrow  Submit your business award entry

Closing date for entries is Friday July 29 2016.

 

Extended free childcare for your staff – what do you think?


Free childcare

 

Last year the government announced plans to increase free childcare for some working parents, from 15 to 30 hours per week from September 2017.

Bolton Council is testing how we and other areas might implement this and we want to hear from local employers about how the proposal might affect their business.


For example we anticipate that it might help with:

  • staff flexibility during term times
  • reduced staff absences
  • opportunities to increase some employee’s hours etc.

The survey takes less than 5 minutes to complete and we would really value your input to guide how we provide extended childcare provision in Bolton.

Arrow  Complete the survey
 

Bolton Jobs and Skills Fair 2016


Job Fair

 

Bolton's annual Jobs and Skills Fair is back on Thursday 13th October from 10am to 2.30pm at Bolton College.

As the largest employment and training event in Bolton, with over 2000 job seekers expected to attend, it’s a fantastic FREE opportunity to recruit the staff you need.

The Skills Fair is followed by the Futures 4 Me event for Year 11 students and parents which promotes Post-16 choices and takes place between 3.30pm and 7.00pm. This event is also FREE to employers to promote career opportunities at their business.

Don't miss out! Sign up now by following the link below.

 Arrow  Register your business
 

Ask Bolton Libraries – Focus on COBRA


COBRA

 
COBRA (Complete Business Reference Adviser) is an extensive database of business resources designed to help with new start-ups and existing businesses.

It includes useful start up guides, business opportunity profiles, sector guides, a business legal library and much more! See all our online resources, including COBRA.

To access this comprehensive free resource all you need is a library membership number. Membership is free.

Arrow  Join Bolton Libraries

For more information on COBRA, contact Ask Bolton Libraries on 01204 332853 or email askboltonlibraries@bolton.gov.uk.

 

Business events: June - August 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.
 

 

 

 Thu
16
Jun

 

The Business Network Bolton & Bury Event
Bolton Whites Hotel Macron Stadium  

Time: 12:00 - 14:00

 

 

 

 Fri
17
Jun

 

Unique Ladies Bolton Networking
Reflections Suite Whites Hotel

Time: 09:00 - 11:30

 

 

 

 Wed
22
Jun

 

Bolton Professionals Networking Lunch
Harvey's Cafe Bar, Bolton Town Centre

Time: 12:00 - 14:00

 

 

 

Thu
23
Jun

 

Bolton Lads and Girls Club Breakfast Event
Bolton Lads and Girls Club 18 Spa Road

Time: 07:00 - 08:45

 

 

 

Wed
29
Jun

 

Big Bolton Expo 2016
The Bridge Conference Centre, Bradford Street

Time: 16:30 - 20:00

 

 

 

Tue
12
Jul

 

The Business Network Bolton & Bury Event
Bolton Whites Hotel Macron Stadium

Time: 12:00 - 14:00

 

 

 

Wed
27
Jul

 

Bolton Professionals Networking Lunch
Harvey's Cafe Bar, Bolton Town Centre

Time: 12:00 - 14:00

 

 

 

Tue
02
Aug

 

GM Chamber of Commerce Action for Business - Bolton
TBC

Time: 07:30 - 09:30

 

 

 

Wed
24
Aug

 

Bolton Professionals Networking Lunch
Harvey's Cafe Bar, Bolton Town Centre

Time: 12:00 - 14:00

 

 

 

We really hope you are finding this newsletter useful and would appreciate if you could forward it to other businesses you have contact with, so they can receive it too. Businesses can sign up at http://bit.ly/1q6Emc6.