North Cheshire Young Professionals Network launches!
The North Cheshire Young Professionals Network is a programme to provide development and network opportunitites to support young people aged 16-24 from Macclesfield, Poynton, Wilmslow and Knutsford who are in the early stages of their career, including those undertaking apprenticeships. The programme is run jointly by the Macclesfield Pledge and North Cheshire Chamber of Commerce, both of whom are keen to develop the local young leaders of the future.
Young professionals will benefit from an annual programme of four 90 minute network sessions between April 2022 and January 2023. These will provide opportunitites for young people to establish their own peer contacts and support networks with colleagues at a similar early stage of their career within the local area, and to develop their professional skills. Each session will have a separate theme to help the young people to develop their skills in networking, communication and presentation, whilst also providing opportuntities for them to get to know each other and develop relationships. All attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance for their development portfolio.
This is a great opportunity for local employers to invest and support their young professionals and to help attract future talent with a proven peer network. Those interested in joining the programme or wanting to find out more should contact Lizzie Wood email@example.com or join our Zoom session on Wednesday 23 March to learn more and have your questions answered.
The New Year issue of our Chamberlink magazine is full of good things our members are doing during these challenging times – if you’d like to be included in the next issue please send all your news to Sue Bowden by Friday 15 April.
Our front cover story on page 16 features Dot Medical who won the Patients Choice award at the Building Better Healthcare awards for the service they provided in the detection of arrhythmias during the Covid pandemic – take a look, it’s a really interesting read!
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The Autumn issue of our Chamberlink magazine is full of good things our members are doing during these challenging times – this is a digital only version but we hope to bring back the printed copy in the New Year, so if you’d like to be included please send all your news to Sue Bowden by Friday 17 December.
Our front cover story on page 15 features Avanti West Coast’s biggest-ever fleet upgrade which will transform all 56 of its’ iconic Pendolinos – take a look, it’s a really interesting read!
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Business owners helping each other to drive growth with Peer Networks
Cheshire and Warrington Growth Hub are now recruiting for their latest Peer Networks groups due to start in November, with funded places allocated on a first come first served basis.
Peer Networks is government-backed, fully-funded opportunity that brings together business owners from a range of sectors and specialisms from Cheshire and Warrington.
The business owners drive each facilitated session, choosing topics important to them to focus on – this could be recruitment, EU transition, leadership or Net Zero. Group members then mentor each other to find solutions and positive outcomes to their individual challenges.
Helen Tonks, co-founder of Alsager firm Hydraulics Online took part in Peer Networks earlier this year. Helen said: “Peer Networks was a great opportunity to connect with a group of diverse, but ultimately like-minded, local business owners and leaders, who I would never otherwise have crossed paths with so we could talk and share ideas in a really safe and supportive environment.”
“I found it hugely rewarding to be part of the process of helping somebody to have a lightbulb moment where they could finally see the proverbial wood for the trees and a way through a problem that had often, quite literally, been keeping them awake at night. Best of all, we have stayed in touch as a cohort and have continued to act as sounding boards for one another.”
Peer Networks offers businesses 18 hours of support working in these small virtual groups as well as an additional three and a half hours of one-on-one support. The programme is open to businesses with five employees or more who have a turnover above £100,000 and have been trading for over one year.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more or call programme lead Mark Shepherd on 07494 869282.
The Directors of Macclesfield based, Thorneycroft Solicitors, a part of TS Group Ltd, and Bankstone are jointly pleased to announce that Dickon Tysoe has now purchased the entire share capital of Bankstone.
The two businesses will continue to have a very close working relationship. Thorneycroft Solicitors and TS Group have had a close relationship with Bankstone since 2005, acquiring a controlling interest in 2013.
The intervening years have seen both businesses grow from strength to strength, however, the recently implemented Civil Liability Bill has focused all parties to review their respective objectives and as a consequence and for the parties` mutual benefit, TS Group has now sold their shareholding, which will allow the parties to work together in other ways.
Both parties are looking forward to an exciting future and continuing to offer their clients the best levels of client care and service.
You can learn more about Thorneycroft Solicitors or locate their nearest office by clicking here.
Charles Roe House is planning to open its doors again to reveal an exciting new fine dining restaurant and cocktail bar in the heart of Macclesfield’s emerging food district … and you could play a valuable part in making it happen!
Husband and wife team, Rick and Amy Armstrong, have signed up to the Kickstarter crowd-funding scheme to offer a whole array of pledge rewards to help fund their exciting plans for The Copper Room. Whatever you pledge can be used on meals at the restaurant, stays at their related Airbnb, cooking lessons, tickets to special events … and much more!
The Kickstarter scheme allows 30 days only for the financial target to be met, and it works on an “all or nothing” basis, and the clock is ticking now. Find out more HERE about how you can have a stake in helping this exciting new venture in the heart of Macclesfield succeed, and help the town’s burgeoning reputation as an upcoming “foodie” destination grow.