CHAMBER NEWS CHAMBER LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO BUILD COMMUNITY RESILIENCE GREATER MANCHESTER Chamber is proud to announce a new Manchesterbased North 14 - 15 February 2017 Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester Data Centres North 2017 is applicable to everyone from those involved with smaller server-rooms and comms-rooms to the staff responsible for Operations, NOC, IT, Networking and Facilities Management, at large co-location, corporate and cloud data centres. This is the premier conference and exhibition addressing the infrastructure and computing behind the Northern Powerhouse. For the latest information visit www.datacentresnorth.com Contact the DataCentres Team: +44 (0) 1892 518877 or email: email@example.com 6 campaign we are delivering called RADEQUAL. The focus of this campaign is to build Manchester’s community resilience and empower and enable the businesses community to come together to challenge hate, prejudice and extremism. Over the next couple of months, we will be celebrating Manchester’s diverse, friendly and welcoming community nature, raising awareness of how extremism and radicalisation can affect businesses and how to get involved in building resilience through three core principles: • CHALLENGE - Identifying the concerns and challenges across and within communities that have previously created divisions and tensions. • CONNECT - Connecting communities, groups and organisations and building relationships to create a network of credible voices. • CHAMPION - Championing Manchester’s radical reputation for campaigning for equality and inclusion and welcoming difference. Throughout February and March, we will be offering free use of our Members’ Lounge as a safe space for you to facilitate your meetings across NEW PATRON MEMBER GREATER MANCHESTER Chamber of Commerce is delighted to welcome Eversheds as Patron members of the Chamber. Based on Great Bridgewater Street in Manchester, Eversheds provides advice in all areas of the law. Combining local presence and an international offering, it works with a large number of local, national and international businesses based in the North West region. Eversheds is consistently recognised by regional award bodies, having most recently won five categories in the 2016 Manchester Legal Awards, and has also been recognised by market research and insight specialists, Acritas, as a global elite law firm. Commenting on its Patron membership of the Chamber, Michael Clavell-Bate, senior office partner at Eversheds said: “We are thrilled to become Patrons of Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and we are looking forward to strengthening ties with the Greater Manchester business community and civic leadership, particularly as a business firmly rooted in the local economic and industrial agenda and as a key supporter of the Northern Powerhouse initiative. We are looking forward to partnering with the Chamber on a number of initiatives and sharing our sector and technical expertise with the wider member community.” Stella Bowdell, Director of Membership at Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, said: “Eversheds is a hugely successful and widely respected brand both here in Greater Manchester and further afield and we are really looking forward to working with the team. Eversheds joins a diverse and exciting network of fellow Patrons, who together represent a key group of Greater Manchester leaders, businesses and influencers, and we are delighted to have them on board.” For more information about Eversheds, visit: www.eversheds.com/global/ en/where/europe/uk/offices/ manchester.page the business sector to share your experiences, through the RADEQUAL campaign. Joy Sewart, Head of Skills Development at the Chamber, said: “The Chamber is delighted to be involved in the important RADEQUAL campaign. “Our role in this is to encourage businesses and communities to work together to ensure prejudice, hate and extremism is eradicated. As a Chamber we are thoroughly committed to championing the values that our great region was built on.” Network with Mancunians from across the city and from all walks of life to tackle these challenges and make a difference within your communities at our Action for Business event on 22nd February. Visit www. gmchamber.co.uk/events/1233 to book your place. For more information about the campaign or to get involved, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Emma Blackburn on 0161 393 4321.
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