Category: News

Business Club’s Online Quiz in Support of Hospice

As with so many other organisations, the influential Chester Business Club has been finding new ways to hold events as the Covid pandemic continues to prevent holding he Club’s usual programme of activities. Event chairman Fraser Crewe (BA Commercial) says, ‘We have been able to hold Zoom meetings with our usual range of interesting speakers…
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The NWAT are urging people to dig out their old and unused laptops

The North West Academies trust (NWAT) has some pupils from affluent families who can afford to give their children laptops or iPads. But it also teaches a lot of children whose families cannot afford this sort of kit. Those children deserve as much of a chance as the others, which is why NWAT is collecting…
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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 Clockwise Road System in Chester City Centre

Final preparations are now in place to commence the Chester Clockwise Road System plan for the inner ring road on 16th November for approximately 12 months, in order to allow for essential infrastructure works to install a new rainwater drainage tunnel through Chester from the Northgate site. For latest info about the ‘Clockwise’ system, click…
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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 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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Residents urged to download the new COVID-19 app

12th October 2020. The Leader of Cheshire West Council Councillor Louise Gittins is urging all residents to play their part to protect family and friends by downloading the new NHS COVID-19 app.  The app launches nationwide on Thursday when it can be downloaded onto smartphones from the Apple App Store or Google Play. It is…
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New national adoption recruitment campaign launched #YouCanAdopt

12th October 2020. Children’s charity and leading voluntary adoption agency, Chester based Adoption Matters is delighted to take part in a new nationwide campaign, launching on 16 September 2020. The #YouCanAdopt campaign aims to dispel myths around who is eligible to adopt and to highlight that there are still almost 3,000* children waiting for a…
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