Wirral trade partnership boost

Wirral Globe: Wirral trade partnership boost Wirral trade partnership boost

BUSINESS organisations in Wirral have joined forces to boost commerce and industry growth in the peninsula.

Wirral Business Partnership has merged its services and resources with the Wirral Chamber of Commerce – to create a strong representative organisation offering a powerful lobbying voice on issues affecting businesses in Wirral.

It will also enable the Wirral Chamber of Commerce to offer greater business support, including the development of export services, crime alert programme, together with a full calendar of business events throughout 2014.

It will include participation in supporting the International Festival for Business and The Open Golf Championship.

Membership Wirral Business Partnership and the Wirral Chamber of Commerce comprises a large cross section of leading companies and organisations across Wirral’s high growth industries and commercial sectors, including Unilever UK, Bristol Myers-Squibb, Finsa UK, Wirral Met College, University of Liverpool, Sovex, The Contact Company, Cammell Laird, Faiveley Transport, Peel Group and Magenta Living.

A new board and executive structure will be headed up by Wirral Business Partnership’s Asif Hamid as chairman, and Paula Basnett as chief executive officer.

Paula Basnett said: "By working in partnership with other support organisations, we will identify those resources which will add value to our membership in supporting the creation of employment opportunities and growth of Wirral’s economic prosperity.

"We will be able to offer benefits to support their growth, including a much larger networking base which can help in developing the local supply chain, enhanced technology for web and social media communications and business profiling and educational programmes.

"Staff will combine in co-ordinating even stronger events."

Among the benefits the merger will provide is the ability for the Wirral Chamber of Commerce to focus on resourcing funding opportunities which can be used for economic development.

Community and educational initiatives will be implemented, and through the co-ordination of business strategies, it will work with strategic business partners in moving the region forward.

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3:03pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Thepleb says...

If we all join together we can get more freebies for the golf
If we all join together we can get more freebies for the golf Thepleb

4:41pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Positive thinker says...

What a load of nonsense,these people just love to blow there
own trumpets
What a load of nonsense,these people just love to blow there own trumpets Positive thinker

4:54pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Positive thinker says...

Maybe these people could help find another investor for Peel,as the last
one has turned out to be a fraud
Maybe these people could help find another investor for Peel,as the last one has turned out to be a fraud Positive thinker

10:28pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Joeblogg85 says...

Mmm, the usual suspects again!

Is the funding for WBP under scrutiny from Wirral Council? I would suggest not.

Everyone's a Chief Exec these days have you noticed?
Mmm, the usual suspects again! Is the funding for WBP under scrutiny from Wirral Council? I would suggest not. Everyone's a Chief Exec these days have you noticed? Joeblogg85

8:41am Tue 3 Dec 13

Positive thinker says...

Joeblogg,

I think WBC fund them
Joeblogg, I think WBC fund them Positive thinker

3:40pm Tue 3 Dec 13

hobroW says...

Paula Basnett told me the WBP received no money from WBC.

However indirectly the WBC regeneration squad indeed do fund them. Ms Basnett is the "chief Executive" of Egerton house wirral . The old banana warehouse was tarted up by government and gifted to WBC who run it through a trust. The rental income will be substantial and is free from FOI scrutiny. It pays Ms Basnett's wage leaving her free to engage in regeneration. In november 2012 WBC appointed Kevin adderley and Cllr Phil Davies to sit on its Board.

"Round up the usual suspects!"
Paula Basnett told me the WBP received no money from WBC. However indirectly the WBC regeneration squad indeed do fund them. Ms Basnett is the "chief Executive" of Egerton house wirral . The old banana warehouse was tarted up by government and gifted to WBC who run it through a trust. The rental income will be substantial and is free from FOI scrutiny. It pays Ms Basnett's wage leaving her free to engage in regeneration. In november 2012 WBC appointed Kevin adderley and Cllr Phil Davies to sit on its Board. "Round up the usual suspects!" hobroW

4:55pm Tue 3 Dec 13

Positive thinker says...

It must receive funding,as there no one in the place
with the brains to make money,all they do is talk a good deal,we need
to see what they do or what comes of all these big headlines,just look at all
the hype over the Chinese lady they all had there photo took with.She was
going to invest with Peel and saves us all Liverpool Echo last Saturdays headline she's not the lady everyone thought she was
It must receive funding,as there no one in the place with the brains to make money,all they do is talk a good deal,we need to see what they do or what comes of all these big headlines,just look at all the hype over the Chinese lady they all had there photo took with.She was going to invest with Peel and saves us all Liverpool Echo last Saturdays headline she's not the lady everyone thought she was Positive thinker

10:51am Wed 4 Dec 13

spamfiend says...

What a surprise - The golf tournament was mentioned again. Maybe they should do something about all the businesses closing and not just talk about it!
What a surprise - The golf tournament was mentioned again. Maybe they should do something about all the businesses closing and not just talk about it! spamfiend

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