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What effect will Covid-19 have on our individual businesses?

17th April 2020. So, where to start with a ‘few words on business in these troubled times’. That was the brief from The Club Chair. Unusually for me, I have found the compilation of these ‘few words’ quite vexing and on analysing that, I think it’s because my entire working life has been built around…
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Working from home slowing you down? PRS Telecom can help!

7th April, 2020 Deploying your work from home strategy needs connectivity. PRS have solutions to enable a smooth transition from office to home while possibly lowering costs & improving functionality. Improved communication tools let you have total accountability with a management portal that allows for supervision on all geographically dispersed staff.   Are you or…
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Easter Wine Offer 15% OFF minimum 6 bottles mixed case

7th April, 2020 The Easter Wine Survival Box offer is for FREE delivery of 6 bottles to your door step, within 20 miles of Chester. If you live further afield we ask you for a minimum order of 12 bottles or £100 to qualify for FREE delivery.   1) Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico…
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Protecting your business during this uncertain time

6th April, 2020 Crime Prevention Services Without question, this is a difficult time for everyone and we empathise with all who have been affected by this pandemic. Crime Prevention Services is a security, fire protection and life safety provider for homeowners and many essential businesses and facilities in our communities, including hospitals, distribution centres, supermarkets…
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Business continuity during the coronavirus crisis

6th April, 2020   To quote Charles R Swindoll, “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” In such strange times, this saying particularly resonates strongly as we are all coming to terms with what the ‘new normal’ looks like. While your business cannot halt the unrelenting march of…
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The 2020 Chester Ladies Lunch Supports Chester Women’s Aid

The Club’s annual Charity Ladies Lunch, again masterminded by CBC Chairman Julie Swinnerton, proved another sell-out occasion at the Abode Hotel Chester on Friday (March 6). This year the chosen charity was Chester Women’s Aid and the event was kindly sponsored by Jollifes Solicitors. The guest speaker was Chiara Lisoswki – a One Young World…
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Pets At Home Boss Speaks At Club Dinner

The guest speaker at February’s Club Dinner was Peter Pritchard, CEO of Pets At Home – the business that set up its first shop – here in Chester! – in 1991 and has grown to be the pet-related industry’s market leader with 450 stores nationwide with a market value close to £1 billion. Pritchard, who…
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Club Stages General Election Hustings Event

Following the custom established in 1992, Chester Business Club held a General Election Hustings meeting. The meeting was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and an ‘Any Questions’ – style dinner event took place following the customary. Chaired by Jim Hancock (former Political Editor, BBC North West) as the independent chairman of proceedings, the four…
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Charity Walk On Course To Raise £17000 For Local Good Causes

Chester Business Club’s annual Charity Walk saw over 250 – and 39 family dogs – step out to raise funds for local Chester good causes. Starting from Chester Racecourse the six-mile course took walkers up the Duke’s Drive, through Eccleston Village, along the Meadows to the Finish at the University Riverside Campus. This annual event…
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WOMEN TO THE FORE AT CHESTER BUSINESS CLUB

A full-house attendance at the Slow Boat Restaurant for the Club’s AGM saw two leading Chester businesswomen take senior Officer positions in the Club. Julie Mogan (Regional Director, Excello Law) was elected the Club’s President and Julie Swinnerton (MD, Benison Nursery Schools) has become Club Chairman. The AGM also saw the election of Bob Ellis…
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