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How Much do you know about our Buy Local Directory Members?

Not sure where to start when it comes to buying local? We’ve worked alongside our members to help bring you a directory of products and services that are available from local businesses throughout the holiday season. You can view the directory by clicking here. But how much do you know about these local Chester Businesses? Have…
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Chester Business Club encourages people to Buy Local this Christmas

As we enter the final month of what has been one of the most difficult years on record for both Chester based businesses and the global economy alike, it’s great to see so many local businesses opening their doors to customers and clients once again following the end of the most recent lockdown. Christmas may…
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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 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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