Category Archives: Latest News

Ed Oliver appointed as Chairman of CH1ChesterBID

A new Chairman has been appointed to lead Chester’s Business Improvement District (BID) and to support the continued drive for a more vibrant and successful city centre. Following an extensive recruitment exercise and interviews with a number of potential candidates, the CH1ChesterBID Board named Ed Oliver Chairman of CH1ChesterBID during a meeting of the Executive Board on Friday 1st May 2015. Oliver takes to the...
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Malaysian students get a taste of Cheshire life

Nigel Davies Principal and Chief Executive of West Cheshire College had the pleasure to welcome visitors to the College to attend the first prestigious International Awards Ceremony between West Cheshire College and Yayasan Felda. Nigel had previously welcomed five students from Malaysia to the College at the start of their comprehensive training programme in January. Each student experienced a thorough introduction to the catering and hospitality...
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Corporates – Take part in the Castle Triathlon Series

With a huge number of Type A personalities and high-fliers at the peak of their business careers in the field, the races offer a platform to network and be seen, not forgetting the option of post-race bragging rights. The Castle Triathlon Series in 2015 will offer the opportunity for companies to have their own bespoke wave. They’ll also offer a hospitality tent with delectable food and...
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Engineer your future with ScottishPower

West Cheshire College is searching for 14 young people who want to kick start their career in engineering by joining ScottishPower’s unique Engineering Foundation Programme. The College has been working with ScottishPower since 2011 and is the only college in England to offer this opportunity for young people aged 16 to 19 years old. The Engineering Foundation Programme is a one-year government funded initiative which delivers technical...
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Business students celebrate 100% rate success in offers from University

Students studying HND Business at Warrington Collegiate are celebrating success after achieving 100 per cent success in gaining places at some of the country’s most prestigious universities. Students studying HND courses have the option to progress onto university to complete the final year of a degree or apply for a job in business and industry. Nationally, the percentage of HND students progressing onto University varies greatly...
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Raising Mr Smith’s from the ashes

The Warrington Youth Zone team is calling for the public to offer their support and donate to the campaign to SAVE the Youth Zone, in an appeal to find the £500k additional funding to build a new youth facility. Following the devastating fire at the iconic Mr Smith’s building in the early hours of last Tuesday 14th April 2015, the Warrington Youth Zone team have come together...
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Golf club wins appeal to build new hotel and sporting facilities

A GOVERNMENT inspector has granted planning permission for a sports centre and hotel with seven houses in Cranage, despite Cheshire East Council turning the proposals down last year. Woodside Golf Club on Knutsford Road applied to the authority for permission to add facilities to the site, including tennis courts, a bowling green, football and cricket pitches and other community sporting facilities. The club told the Guardian that...
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College expands Higher Education offer

Warrington Collegiate has seen a growth of student numbers studying Higher Education (HE) over the last couple of years, with students discovering that top quality university level courses are available on their doorstep.   The new qualifications are launched at a time when an increasing number of Higher Education students are choosing to study locally, significantly reducing the cost of gaining a Higher Education qualification.   The college already...
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Connecting Cheshire serves up superfast boost for business

Businesses in Cheshire East can take advantage of two schemes to help them reap the benefits of superfast broadband. Small and medium-sized businesses could get grants of up to £3,000 to upgrade to a superfast or ultrafast broadband connection through the Connection Voucher Scheme, which is available at 31 business parks and estates in the Borough. And eligible businesses have until May 1, 2015 to register for...
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University celebrates 175 years of success with latest graduands.

A colourful procession of around 200 academics and students will grace the city streets on Friday as the University of Chester approaches one of the highlights of its 175th anniversary. As part of the University’s spring graduation on March 20, time-honoured traditions will be observed before the second ceremony takes place in Chester Cathedral in the afternoon. The University’s staff, dressed in full graduation regalia, will join...
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