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Recovery Grant final round opens

The final round of the City Region Recovery Grant will open for Expressions Of Interest (EOI) TOMORROW, 26 Nov, between 10am and 4pm. Read the FAQ's before applying. Read more

Local Restrictions Grant open now

The Local Restrictions Support Grant (businesses required to close) is now open. Details of eligibility and amount of grant available is live on the Knowsley Council website. Read more

Strong half-year for Begbies Traynor

Chamber Executive Partner, Begbies Traynor has enjoyed a strong half-year, with the company remaining optimistic about its outlook. For the six months to 31 October 2020, group revenue grew by 10 per cent with adjusted pre-tax profits growing by 25 per cent. Read more

Launch of new Peer-to-Peer Network
Peer Networks is a national peer-to-peer networking programme for SME leaders that want to grow and develop their organisation for future success. Read more here or read the story from Ai Change Management (one of the delivery partners and Chamber member) in the members offers section below...
Have your say and help shape the future of the region
Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram is calling for people across the Liverpool City Region to have their say and help shape the future of the region – with big implications for everything from jobs and housing, to transport and health. “Our Places” consultation will help form the blueprint for the city region’s approach to planning and development for years to come. Read more 
Livv reduces carbon footprint 17%
One of Knowsley’s largest organisations has announced a reduction of annual carbon emissions of over 17%, with plans to reduce that by a further 20% in the next year. Read more
Brexit - An oven ready turkey for business this Christmas?
With only weeks to go before the end of the transition period, the world has no idea as to whether there will be free trade and other agreements between the EU and the UK. DTM Legal have written a 3-part blog on the Transition. Read Part 1
Knowsley Futures - engagement with local businesses
KnowsleyFutures is a borough-wide storytelling project, aiming to capture local business stories of the COVID-19 pandemic. The project outcomes will inform the National Lottery’s future strategy and funding priorities for places like Knowsley. Read more
Charity shop refurbishment appeal
Over a decade’s worth of successful trading has left the Nugent charity shop looking a little tired. It is now in desperate need of a makeover. The team at Nugent are calling upon the support of socially-minded businesses to make this happen. Read more
Fazenda at Home Experience
South American restaurant Fazenda Rodizio Bar & Grill has launched a brand-new concept, bringing its famous cuts of meat to your front door. The online shop offers hand-picked specialities from independent farmers in the UK and beyond. Read more
The Dutch Flower Shop and EFC add a touch of blue to Christmas
The Dutch Flower Shop is giving Evertonians the chance to add a touch of blue to their festive decorations with a DIY Everton in the Community Christmas Wreath Kit. Read more
Social care hero awarded with Caribbean holiday
Not all superheroes are visible. This has been more evident in recent months as our frontline social care workers place their lives on the line for the communities they serve. Tyler Brown Travel surprised one local care worker with a trip of a lifetime Read more
FREE SUPPORT OFFERS FOR CHAMBER MEMBERS
FREE Peer to Peer programme
Chamber Member, Ai Change Management has secured the tender to deliver a national peer-to-peer networking programme. The programme is free and designed for SME leaders that want to grow and develop their business for future success. Read more
 
FREE Marketing support consultation
Pinch of Salts are offering Chamber Members, 30 minutes free marketing health check. Ask about Marketing, PR, Social Media, Digital Events, etc for free. Explore areas of marketing weakness or advice on tweaking your existing marketing.  Read more
 
FREE HR support consultation
PrivilegeHR are offering Chamber Members, 30 minutes free practical advice on how to deal with some of the more difficult employment decisions you might be facing.  Read more
 
FREE Manufacturing CAD offer
If you are a Manufacturing business in Knowsley our Executive Partner, ABGI-UK would like to talk to you, to see if you qualify for up to three full suites of SolidWorks 3D CAD software, completely free for 12-months. VALUED AT UP TO £6,000! Read more
 
FREE Customs Clearance Support
Customwise will provide you with a free 15-minute consultation to help advise on all duties and costs; all documentation; ensure goods move quickly and operate within the law following the end of the EU Transition on 1 Jan 2021. Read more
 
Notice of our 31st AGM
Notice is hereby given of the 31st Annual General Meeting of Knowsley Chamber of Commerce. The AGM will take place on-line this year. The AGM will be held by Zoom at 09:30am on Thursday 17 December 2020. MEMBERS ONLY - Can all Members please record attendance or apologies. Read more
Introduction of plastic packaging tax
HMRC has published a policy paper on the introduction of a new plastic packaging tax. This will affect UK producers of plastic packaging, importers of plastic packaging, business customers of producers and importers of plastic packaging. Read more
DoT launches the Haulier Handbook
The Department for Transport has published the Haulier Handbook. The handbook has been launched alongside the ‘official’ launch of the 45+ Haulier Information and Advice Sites around the UK. Read more
LATEST WORKING WELL NEWS ITEMS
New suicide prevention campaign
Champs Public Health Collaborative have launched a new suicide prevention campaign, to promote positive mental wellbeing across Cheshire and Merseyside. Read more
 
New GOV covid short-film
A new film by the Department of Health and Social Care has been designed to explain the importance of letting fresh air into your home to stop the spread of Coronavirus. Watch here


Protected discussion & settlement agreements could help avoid lengthy dismissal 26/11/2020, 12:30-13:30
 
Business Debate with Sir George Howarth MP, Maria Eagle MP, & Marie Rimmer MP  04/12/2020, 11:00-12:00
 

31st AGM of Knowsley Chamber  17/12/2020, 09:30-10:00
MEMBERS ONLY EVENT - Can all Members please record your attendance or apologies
 
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