Category: Business

Club Chairman’s company Connectus secures another major contract

Cyber security specialists Connectus have joined forces with one of the UK’s leading insurance brokers and risk advisors to offer businesses a double-edged protection against the rising threat of online fraud. The company, which helps businesses to safeguard their systems, networks and programs from digital attacks, is now collaborating with Marsh Commercial. It means that…
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Club Vice-Chairman’s Company, Connectus, announces IT business acquisition

Club Vice-Chairman Roy Shelton is CEO of Connectus Business Solutions Ltd, a leading Connectivity and Managed Services partner, providing business-critical infrastructure alongside fully managed solutions… Connectus are delighted to announce the successful acquisition of YouCloud Solutions Ltd. The acquisition strengthens a fantastic start to 2021 for Connectus as it continues to build its client base and service capability across…
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Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Support for Businesses during National Lockdown Stay at Home restrictions

Businesses in Cheshire West and Chester which are required to close due to the National Lockdown Stay at Home Covid-19 restrictions are able to apply for a grant from the Cheshire West Covid Support for Businesses scheme. This follows the announcement from the Prime Minister on 4 January 2021, with everyone being urged to Stay…
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New Grants for SMEs in Cheshire

Blue Orchid is pleased to be able to confirm that Cheshire & Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership have awarded a further £1 million to provide grants to help small businesses meet some of the extra costs created by the COVID restrictions. You are eligible if you can answer “YES” to each of these statements.  If you…
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Chester Business Club Virtual Club Meeting with Chairman of Chester BID

Chester Business Club is hosting another Virtual Club Meeting. Join us on Friday 27th November 2020, at 4pm with guest speaker is Katrina Kerr Chairman of CH1 Chester BID, (Chester Business Improvement District). CH1 Chester BID is a business-led initiative. It covers a defined area of the city centre with the purpose of ‘creating an…
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Crucial emergency help from the North West Air Ambulance Service

At a recent Club Meeting (via Zoom), we heard Jon Ward talk about the the crucial and wide-ranging work carried out by the North West Air Ambulance Service.  You can view the full recording of the meeting below.

Chester BID launches Chester Gift Card in a move to pay it forward and save the high street this Christmas

Chester BID has announced the launch of the Chester Gift Card – as part of the city’s battleplan to save the high street shops from suffering from the lockdown at one of the year’s busiest shopping periods. The Chester Gift Card can be spent at over 100 retailers, leisure suppliers and restaurants and bars across…
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Helping Chester Businesses to survive, thrive & revive

To paraphrase Jane Austen, it is a truth universally acknowledged that a crisis like Covid-19 concentrates the mind of every business person and, indeed, every representative business organisation – and Chester Business Club is no exception. With the restrictions imposed by Government and its medical/scientific advisors, it meant that, overnight, the Club’s normal activities were…
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Chester Business Club encourages you to support Chester and buy local

With Chester and surrounding areas being placed in the ‘High’ pandemic tier, Chester’s businesses look likely to face increased difficulties – and the Club remains determined to do all we can to help everyone Survive, Revive & Thrive.  To this end, we have recently taken part, as members of the Cheshire Business Group*, in discussions with Andrew Lewis (Chief…
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A summer of projects at DropJaw

12th October 2020. It has been an eventful summer for everyone, I’m sure we’ve all noticed that. And here at DropJaw, we’ve made sure to keep up the momentum as the world comes to terms with a new way of doing business. We continue to invest in scale-up companies throughout the lockdown and are now looking…
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