GM Chamber : Chamber Live PodcastSep 06, 2023
The GM Local Skills Improvement Plan - Episode 9: Employee Training Trends in Greater Manchester
Chamber researchers, Toluwanimi Ojutiku and Subrah Krishnan-Harihara, discuss the findings from our research for the Local Skills Improvement Plan that relate to employee training.
Tolu talks about employee training trends across Greater Manchester and the benefits to individuals, businesses and the economy of providing training to employees.
She has written a blog about employee training which delves into some of these findings in more detail. Click here to read it.
And we'd love to hear your views about employee training and your delivery preferences. Our business training survey is now open and can be accessed here.
To read the Local Skills Improvement Plan for Greater Manchester and find out more about the LSIP and our research, visit www.gmlsip.co.uk, and if you'd like to contact the team, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for listening - back soon!
The GM Local Skills Improvement Plan - Episode 8: The Quarterly Economic Survey and the LSIP
In this week's podcast, Chamber Deputy Director of Research, Subrah Krishnan-Harihara, talks about some of the findings from our regular business survey - the Quarterly Economic Survey (QES).
The QES has been running for 35 years this year, and is a business confidence survey, asking questions about how businesses are faring in terms of sales and orders, whether they're planning to recruit and what their future plans are.
Subrah highlights some of the findings from the Q3 QES and how they are relevant to the LSIP, helping to provide extra data about businesses' recruitment intentions, the job roles they're recruiting for and their labour and skills requirements.
If you're interested in reading more about the Chamber's Quarterly Economic Survey, follow this link: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/chamber-research/quarterly-economic-survey/
To find out more about the Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) for Greater Manchester, visit our website here. You can read the report, listen to our other podcasts, read our blog and take part in our latest survey.
If you'd like to discuss your recruitment and skills challenges, please contact the team via email@example.com.
The GM Local Skills Improvement Plan - Episode 7: Skills and Labour Productivity
The Local Skills Improvement Plan team at Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce focus on productivity in the latest episode of our podcast.
Chamber researchers Subrah (Deputy Director of Research) and Aadya (Research Intern) discuss the 'productivity puzzle' and its relationship with skills. We touch on training and its impact on productivity and how Greater Manchester lags behind other areas with regards to training and productivity.
We're keen to hear your views on training - what sort of training you receive, which delivery methods you prefer - and our survey is live to capture your views: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GMLSIPSPTY
Aadya has also written a number of blogs focusing on productivity and our research so far, which can be read here: https://www.gmlsip.co.uk/blog.
Finally, if you'd like to listen to our other podcasts, read our Local Skills Improvement Plan for Greater Manchester, and find out more about our work, visit the GM LSIP website: www.gmlsip.co.uk.
Thanks for listening!
The GM Local Skills Improvement Plan - Episode 6: Training vs Recruiting
In the latest podcast from the Chamber's GM Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) team, Samantha and Subrah discuss the benefits of employee training.
Research conducted when producing the GM LSIP shows that only 60% of businesses provide some sort of training to their employees, but with 68% of businesses struggling to recruit, should more employers look to training and up-skilling their existing teams to help fill the skills gaps?
Listen to the latest podcast to find out more...
If you'd like to contact the GM LSIP team at the Chamber, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keeping you up to speed on the GM Local Skills Improvement Plan - Episode 5
The latest podcast from the Chamber's Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) team features Chris Fletcher, Policy Director at the Chamber and Contract Director for the the GM LSIP.
Chris talks about the approval of the GM LSIP by the Department for Education, the impact that the LSIP will have on businesses and stage 2 - what happens next now the Plan has been published?
We're currently collecting data about business training experiences, so if you would like to contribute, please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GMLSIPSPTY
To find out more about the GM LSIP and to read the published report, visit gmlsip.co.uk and if you'd like to contact the team, email email@example.com.
Thanks for listening - back again soon!
Partners in Focus: Greenarc Vehicles
Marc Mcloughlin, Managing Director of Greenarc Vehicles, talks to Simon Cronin, Communications Manager at Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, about the benefits of moving your business to electric vehicles and the help and support available.
Keeping you up to speed on the GM Local Skills Improvement Plan - Episode 4
In this episode of the podcast about the Greater Manchester Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP), the Chamber's researchers, Subrah and Aadya, talk about some of the future investment plans in different boroughs of GM.
Through analysing which projects are taking place in each borough, the team can match the skills shortages already apparent with the future investments taking place, and make recommendations to training providers about which skills will be needed where.
Subrah and Aadya discuss some of the Local Authority plans in Greater Manchester and which skills and training would be required for each one.
To find out more about the Greater Manchester LSIP, visit our website: https://www.gmlsip.co.uk, or contact our team via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our employer survey (which currently focuses on green skills gaps) is open until 5th May 2023, so if you are experiencing green skills shortages in your business, please complete it here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GMLSIPO22.
In the meantime, thanks for listening - tune in again soon!
Keeping you up to speed on the GM Local Skills Improvement Plan - Episode 3
This episode of the GM Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) podcast focuses on the recruitment difficulties businesses within different sectors are experiencing in Greater Manchester. Researchers at the Chamber, Subrah and Samantha, discuss what the results of our employer survey are telling us so far.
Data from the employer survey will feed into the GM Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP), which will include a set of actionable priorities for skills providers in each borough of Greater Manchester so that they can start to tackle recruitment difficulties with relevant training and courses - ultimately giving businesses the skilled workers they need.
So, it's important to tell us about your skills and recruitment challenges. The latest iteration of our employer survey focuses on 'green' skills and asks whether businesses have the green skills they need to fulfil their business objectives. It can be completed by any business in any sector and only takes a few minutes: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GMLSIPO22
Find out more about the GM LSIP via our website https://www.gmlsip.co.uk/, or email the team via email@example.com.
Thanks for listening!
Keeping you up to speed on the GM Local Skills Improvement Plan - Episode 2
In the next episode about the Greater Manchester Local Skills Improvement Plan (GM LSIP), the Chamber's research team talks about some of the interim findings from the data we have collected so far.
We discuss some of the strategic priorities of different Local Authority areas within Greater Manchester and highlight the next focus for the GM LSIP team: green skills.
The next iteration of our business survey focuses on the green skills businesses are struggling to find. The team highlights some of the different green skills required for different industries and some of the challenges businesses may be experiencing when trying to meet their net zero objectives.
If you have struggled to find the green skills you need for your business, please complete our short survey here to tell us more: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GMLSIPO22
Don't forget, your responses will help us formulate a set of priorities for skills providers in each borough of Greater Manchester, so that provision can be put in place to help fill your skills gaps.
We hope you enjoy our latest podcast and if you'd like to contact the Chamber's LSIP team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for listening!
Partners in Focus: JM Glendinning Insurance Brokers
Matthew Stuttard, Managing Director - North West at JM Glendinning, talks to Simon Cronin, Communications Manager at Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, about the insurance industry, his own career path and how Chamber members can benefit from a Silent Review of their insurance.
Partners in Focus - Salford Business School
In the latest episode of our partners in focus series, we're joined by Richard Magennis from Salford Business School.
Andre and Richard discuss the range of interesting ventures Salford Business School are exploring including supporting the innovation of businesses in the region.
We encourage our members to get involved with some of the projects Salford Business School have.
Visit their website - www.salford.ac.uk
Twitter - @Salfordbizsch
LinkedIn - Salford Business School
Instagram - @Salfordbizsch
Keeping you up to speed on the GM Local Skills Improvement Plan
Greater Manchester Chamber is leading on the development and delivery of the Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) for our area. Funded by the Department for Education (DfE), the Plan aims to map out and articulate which skills shortages businesses in Greater Manchester are experiencing and, crucially, how to address those skills shortages by working with skills providers and other stakeholders across our region.
We wanted to explain in more detail what we're doing and why, so this first episode of our LSIP podcast features Chris Fletcher, the Chamber's Policy Director and LSIP Contract Director, and Subrah Krishnan-Harihara, our Head of Research, who talk through how we will produce the LSIP, how it will help businesses and why it's important for businesses to get involved.
If you'd like to find out more about the LSIP, you can visit our website (https://www.gmlsip.co.uk/), or contact our team via email@example.com.
We also have a survey which captures the views of businesses who are currently experiencing skills shortages. If you haven't completed it yet, please do so here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GMLSIPO22.
Thanks for listening, and we'll be back very soon to keep you up to speed on the Greater Manchester Local Skills Improvement Plan.
GM Up & Coming - Black History Month
In this episode we get to know Afiya Amesu.
Afiya Amesu is an up & coming star! Whilst studying to become a Barrister, she started She Leads for Legacy, an organisation which connects Black women, provides knowledge and resource to Black women are allies which empowers them to be influential and practically upskills Black women whilst upskilling allies to tackle discrimination.
Twitter - @sheleads4legacy
LinkedIn - She Leads for Legacy
Partners in Focus: Ampios
John Boydell, Director at Ampios, and Alan Wilson, Management Partner, talk to Simon Cronin, Communications Manager at Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, about some of the services Ampios provides, including the Serious Entrepreneur Programme and the Critical Business Review.
Partners in Focus - Jo Haigh
In this episode of Partners in Focus, we get to know Jo Haigh who leads the Director development training courses under our Leaders' Network offering.
Jo Haigh is the Chair and founder of fds, an award-winning boutique corporate finance firm, and since 1989 has bought and sold over 400 companies. In addition, Jo is also the author of seven business support books, including The Financial Times Guide to Finance for Non-Financial Managers.
Jo also holds several Non-Executive Chair roles for prestigious companies based across England and the Isle of Man and has held circa 40+ Non-Executive roles throughout her career.
GM Up & Coming - Black History Month
Born in Manchester, Blair Henry is a remarkable young man with a passion for cars and motorsport.
Currently the Operations Manager for The Blair Project, the organisation aims to improve diversity and inclusion in fields such as engineering and motorsport. providing resource and opportunity to people, supporting them to thrive.
Follow The Blair Project on Twitter here: @Getmemotoring
Follow the Chamber on Twitter here: @gmchamber
Partners in Focus: Manchester Literature Festival
Cathy Bolton and Sarah-Jane Roberts, Co-Directors of Manchester Literature Festival, talk to Simon Cronin about this year's festival.
Partners in Focus: JournoLink
Peter Ibbetson of JournoLink talks to Simon Cronin, Communications Manager at Greater Manchester Chamber. Peter explains how JournoLink can help businesses raise their profile in the media and how media coverage benefits your business. He also gives valuable advice about what journalists are interested in and how to deal with reporters.
Management or Leadership? Part 2
Part 2 of the discussion!
Chris Fletcher chats with Chamber CEO Clive Memmott OBE and Chair of Sage Green Consulting Graham Whiley about Management and Leadership. Over two episodes they talk about the difference between leadership and management; the new demands placed on business leaders post-pandemic; coaching; de-stressing the workplace and a whole range of other issues that will help you as a business leader.
Partners in Focus: Quest Cover
In this episode of Partners in Focus, we get to know Myles Day who is Head of Partnerships at Quest Cover.
Quest Cover power your Chamber Protect service which includes four services: HR, Legal, Health & Safety and Tax. With one phone number, one website and a library of over 750 documents all included in your membership.
Myles talks about the services provided by Quest, how members benefit and gives some examples of success stories members from businesses using Quest.
Find out more about Chamber Protect HERE
Management or Leadership? Part 1
Chris Fletcher chats with Chamber CEO Clive Memmott OBE and Chair of Sage Green Consulting Graham Whiley about Management and Leadership.
Over two episodes they talk about the difference between leadership and management; the new demands placed on business leaders post-pandemic; coaching; de-stressing the workplace and a whole range of other issues that will help you as a business leader.
Partners in Focus: IN4 Group / HOST
In this episode of Partners in Focus, we speak to Lee Cheshire, Division Sales Manager at IN4 Group.
Lee and Andre discuss;
- The background to IN4 and HOST
- The upcoming ‘Tech Tours’ in collaboration with GMCC
- How innovation might look for a local bricks and mortar business.
- How a local business might access Innovation at HOST.
- Upcoming events to get involved in
We hope you enjoy the episode and get involved in the discussion through the hashtag #GMCCPartnersInFocus
Quarterly Economic Survey - Your Questions Answered
Subrahmaniam Krishnan-Harihara, Head of Research at Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, talks to Simon Cronin, Communications Manager at the Chamber, about the importance of the Quarterly Economic Survey and how the data collected is used to give a unique insight into the local economy.
Partners in Focus: WorldFirst
Mark Williams, Senior Relationship Manager for Partnerships at WorldFirst, talks to Simon Cronin, Communications Manager at Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.
Chamber Chatter - Episode 4 - Chris Fletcher and Nikki Flanders from SSE Plc
In the latest episode of our Chamber Chatter podcast, the Chamber's Policy and Campaigns Director, Chis Fletcher, talks to Nikki Flanders, MD Energy Customer Solutions at SSE Plc.
Nikki talks about COP26, net zero and ways to tackle rising energy prices, plus why it's essential for businesses to be more diverse and inclusive, especially when recruiting new staff.
Partners in Focus: Equals Money
Simon England, Managing Director of Digital Payments for Equals Group PLC, talks to Simon Cronin, Communications Manager at Greater Manchester Chamber, about how Equals Money can help businesses stay on top of their spending.
GMCC Leaders Series - Episode 8 - Tony Redmond OBE
Tony Redmond OBE is the latest guest in our Leaders Series podcast. He is Emeritus Professor at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute at University of Manchester and founder and Chair of UK Med.
UK Med is one of the organisations currently providing primary healthcare to people in Ukraine who have been displaced from their homes due to the conflict. The team is also supporting those on the frontline.
Tony talks to the Chamber's Policy and Campaigns Director, Chris Fletcher, about the conflict and the work of UK Med, but also his background, his career to date and why he decided to work in the field of emergency medicine.
Partners in Focus: PROJECT#808
In this episode, we are joined by Paul Billington, the founder of PROJECT#808, which is partnering with the Chamber to support members who want to make a positive impact in the region.
Paul talks to Simon Cronin, Communications Manager, about how PROJECT#808 started and how it will be working with members to deal with shared problems such as Net Zero challenges.
Partners in Focus: Nybble IT
In this episode we are joined by Darren Grantham, Business Development Manager at Nybble IT. Nybble power the GM Tech Support service.
Darren explains how Nybble started and developed into an integral part of the Blackburn community and beyond. He also talks about the importance of technology to businesses and how Nybble has supported businesses reach their goals through technology and strengthen their security in cyber spaces.
Learn more about Nybble through our website www.gmchamber.co.uk
GMCC Leaders Series - Episode 7 - Ghislaine and Michael Howard
Artist Ghislaine Howard and her husband, Michael, talk to Chamber Policy Director, Chris Fletcher, about their early lives, background and inspirations.
Ghislaine talks about why she decided to pursue a career in art - using art as a "social force" - and her belief that it makes the world a better place.
She also talks through the process she goes through when she's creating a piece of art and her passion for creating pieces of art that have feeling and a sense of community.
The Ghislaine Howard Collection will be opening in Elliot House, the Chamber's HQ in Manchester city centre, very soon - watch this space!
GMCC Leaders Series - Episode 6 - Paul Dennett
Paul Dennett is the Mayor of the City of Salford and our latest guest to be interviewed as part of our GMCC Leaders Series.
Leading the interview is Chris Fletcher, Director of Policy and Campaigns at the Chamber, and he asks Paul about his career so far and his journey into politics - making the choice between a career in education or the Labour Party.
Paul talks about the perception of Elected Mayors, the powers they hold, plus the 'Levelling Up' agenda and how to achieve economic growth in the city.
GMCC Leaders Series - Episode 5 - Lou Cordwell OBE
In the latest episode of our GMCC Leaders Series interviews, the Chamber's Policy and Campaigns Director, Chris Fletcher, chats to Lou Cordwell OBE. Lou is not only the Chief Creative Officer at Fluxx and magneticNorth, but is also the Chair of the Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).
Lou gives us an overview of her career, spanning the dawn of the Internet and the advent of Manchester's digital sector, and how she got involved with the LEP, plus she talks about the skills challenges the city region is now facing and how it can maintain its economic growth.
GMCC Leaders Series - Episode 4 - Wayne Jones OBE from MAN Energy Solutions
In the next of our Leaders Series interviews, the Chamber's Policy Director, Chris Fletcher, talks to Wayne Jones OBE, Chief Sales Officer at MAN Energy Solutions. Wayne provides an overview of his career - how he began as an apprentice and rose to be the first British member of the Executive Board at MAN - then talks about the differences in culture between the UK and the other countries in which MAN operate.
Wayne also tells us about how the company has been impacted by Covid-19 and Brexit, and also its journey towards becoming net zero.
GMCC Leaders Series - Episode 3 - Karen Smart, MD at Manchester Airport
In the next in our Leaders Series interviews, Chris Fletcher, Policy and Communications Director at the Chamber, talks to Karen Smart, MD at Manchester Airport. Karen talks about her background, career to date and the challenges of running one of the UK's busiest airports - "The global gateway for the North".
Karen discusses the longer-term ambitions and opportunities for the airport, as well as the impact of the pandemic and Brexit.
GMCC Leaders Series - Episode 2 - Tom Stannard, CEO at Salford City Council
In the latest episode of our GMCC Leaders Series podcasts, Chris Fletcher, Policy and Communications Director at the Chamber, speaks to Tom Stannard, Chief Executive at Salford City Council.
Tom talks about his varied career and how the 'magnetism of the city' of Salford drew him to his current role. He talks about how Salford is helping to drive the growth of Greater Manchester as a whole and the challenges he faces on a day-to-day basis.
Chamber Chatter - Episode 3 - Chris Fletcher and Wayne Jones OBE
Policy and Communications Director at the Chamber, Chris Fletcher, chats to Wayne Jones OBE from MAN Energy Solutions about net zero and the move to a low carbon economy.
Chamber Chatter - Episode 2 - QEnergy, Climate Change and COP26
In this episode of Chamber Chatter, the Chamber's Policy and Communications Director, Chris Fletcher, chats to the Founder and Chief Operating Officer of QEnergy, Vijay Natarajan, about climate change, COP26 and the work QEnergy is doing to help achieve net zero carbon targets.
GMCC Leaders Series #1 - Robin Phillips
Chamber Live - Episode 31 (22/06/2021)
In this Episode Chris is joined by one of our Account Managers Harriet Jackson who shines a spotlight on some of our key Membership benefits for business support.
Our second guest is Steve Smith from Business Doctors - author of the business book "Leadership Levity and the Power of Basked Alaska". Steve tells us more about what inspired him to right this book and how it can benefit readers.
This followed by a catch up with Katie Craven from the LGBT Foundation who updates us on the great work done by the charity with a particular focus on their new training programmes.
Finally we welcome our Head of Research Subrah Krishnan-Harihara who gives us his insight into the effect of the latest lockdown on the economy and business sentiment.
Chamber Live - Episode 30 (08/06/2021)
Chamber Live - Episode 29 (25/05/2021)
In this episode we welcome a variety of our Chamber Members to tell us more about the work they do and their individual journeys.
Firstly, we are joined by Russell Miller and Kieran Maccourt from Alliance Manchester Business School. Russell and Kieran provide us with an update of their latest projects and how businesses can get involved.
We are then joined by Ed Van Rooyen, CEO of T-Cup Limited, who works alongside various universities to provide insight into wellbeing.
Finally we are joined by David Cahill, Managing Director of You Are Home - a hospitality business that has wellbeing at it's core.
Chamber Live - Episode 28 (11/05/2021)
Welcome to Episode 27 of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Podcast - this episode contains audio from our Chamber Live Event which took place on the 11th May 2021 and was hosted by our Policy, Campaigns and Communications Director Chris Fletcher.
Following a week that has seen both the local and Mayoral Elections taking place, we look ahead to the next stage of restrictions easing which is due to take place on the 17th May.
We are joined by Nicola Payne the owner of iconic independent gift shop Oklahoma in Manchester's Northern Quarter. Nicola provides us with her insight into how the pandemic has impacted independent retailers.
Nathan Chew, our General Manager from Chamber Space, then provides us with an update on what the next stage of the Government's road-map means for venues like ours and the challenges faced. Nathan also provides an exclusive update about our new open Art Gallery in partnership with Ghislaine Howard which is opening soon.
Finally, with it being Mental Health Awareness Week - we are delighted to be joined by Chris Cooper who is a trainer and a coach from Manchester Mind. Chris provides his valuable insight into Mental Health awareness and how the pandemic has impacted people's mental health and well-being.
Chamber Live - Episode 27 (27/04/2021)
In this Episode we are joined by Shaun Hinds the Chief Executive Officer of Manchester Central Convention Centre. Shaun discusses the challenges faced by Manchester Central during the Pandemic with their change from a venue to a Nightingale hospital and now the change back again. Shaun also shared his views around the future of events and how online technology will play a vital role.
We then catch up with Susana Cauldwell and Charlie Widdicombe from the development team at the Halle to hear about the work done by the Halle and their workplace choir competition. They also share how they have pivoted to overcome the challenges of the past 12 months.
Chamber Chatter - Episode 1 - Digital Poverty and Digital Inclusion
Chris is joined by Ram Gupta and Darren Grantham from our partners Nybble to discuss a key issue that has become even more prominent during the pandemic which is digital poverty and digital inclusion.
Nybble are our campaign partners for the work the Chamber is doing around digital poverty and they also power our GM Tech Support service which ensures that our Members are kept up to speed with the fast changing world of technology.
Chamber Live - Episode 26 (13/04/2021)
Welcome to Episode 26 of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Podcast - this episode contains audio from our Chamber Live Event which took place on the 13th April 2021 and was hosted by our Policy, Campaigns and Communications Director Chris Fletcher. We're delighted to have a fantastic group of guests for the Digital and Technology special.
The first guest Mo Isap CEO of IN4.0 who operate HOST in Media City. He explains the AI Foundry Programme - he also shares his insight into the world of innovation and the work being done by HOST to ensure that Greater Manchester is at the forefront of promoting innovation and technology training.
This is followed by a catch up with Ram Gupta, Managing Director of Nybble who power our GM Tech Support Service. Ram shares his view on the technology sector and what the future holds.
Finally Nathan Chew our General Manager from Chamber Space provides us with an update on the world of Events and our venue - how the Government's roadmap is affecting this.
Chamber Live : The Weekly Brief - Episode 24 (16/03/2021)
Welcome to Episode 24 of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Podcast - this episode contains audio from our Chamber Live Event which took place on the 16th March 2021 and was hosted by our Policy, Campaigns and Communications Director Chris Fletcher.
Our first guest on this Episode is Sean Brophy, Project Manager of AI Foundry. Sean talks us through the £6m AI Foundry project - which aims to provide AI business innovation to local Greater Manchester businesses.
This is followed by a catch up with Diane Elebert-Morgan from our Membership Team, who focuses on the Chamber's work in the Property & Construction sector. She is also joined by one our members Emma Williams, Senior Business Development Manager from Morgan Sindall who tells us about some of the exciting developments in the region.
We then round things off with a catch up with our Head of Research Subrah Krishnan-Harihara who discusses the budget and how this has been received by the business world.
Chamber Live : The Weekly Brief - Episode 23 (02/03/2021)
Welcome to Episode 23 of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Podcast - this episode contains audio from our Chamber Live Event which took place on the 2nd March 2021 and was hosted by our Policy, Campaigns and Communications Director Chris Fletcher.
In this episode Chris is joined by our new partners Marston Holdings/Engage EV. Sally Nolan, Director of Business Development at Engage EV, and Charlie Jardine from EO (a partner of Engage EV) both share their insights into the world of electric vehicles.
Our Skills Coach Will Taylor then updates us on the Chambers work with the Young Persons Guarantee, which is focused on helping to protect and progress the future of young people in the City Region.
Finally our Head of Research Subrah Krishnan-Harihara joins us to discuss the Chamber's expectations of the upcoming budget which has been referred to as one of most important budgets of all time.
Chamber Live : The Weekly Brief - Episode 22 (16/02/2021)
Welcome to Episode 22 of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Podcast - this episode contains audio from our Chamber Live Event which took place on the 16th February 2021 and was hosted by our Policy, Campaigns and Communications Director Chris Fletcher.
In this Episode, Chris is joined by our Head of Research Subrah Krishnan-Harihara who talks us through the results of the recent British Chambers of Commerce survey and what this tells us about the economic impact of both the current national lockdown and the implementation of the new Brexit deal.
Philip Murphy, our Skills Coach, provides us with an update on his role at the Chamber as part of the Skills for Growth project that is funded by the European Social Fund and provided in collaboration with the Growth Company. This is followed by an announcement from our Membership Events and Partner Delivery Manager Lea-Anne Gardner about our new partnership with the Cyber Resilience Centre to support our Members - she introduces Detective Inspector Grace Hulse from the Cyber Resilience Centre who tells us more about the effect of cyber crime on UK business.
Chamber Live : The Weekly Brief - Episode 21 (02/02/2021)
Welcome to Episode 21 of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Podcast - this episode contains audio from our Chamber Live Event which took place on the 2nd February 2021 and was hosted by our Policy, Campaigns and Communications Director Chris Fletcher.
In this Episode, we are joined by our Kickstart Scheme Manager Diane Elebert-Morgan shares her views on the way in which businesses have adapted in the past 12 months both to support themselves and to help the wider community. She also reflects on the changes we have made here at the Chamber to best services our Members.
Following on from this, Chris catches up with Head of Membership Lewis Crowe to discuss our International Trade Services and the impact we have seen in the first month since the UK left the European Union.
GM Chamber Sounding Board - Episode 3
Welcome to Episode 3 of the new Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Sounding Board Podcast. In this series Chris Fletcher and Subrah Krishnan-Harihara provide their insight on the key issues faced by the Greater Manchester Business Community.
In this episode Chris and Subrah are joined by our Head of International Trade Susana Cordoba and our Head of Membership Lewis Crowe to discuss the impact of the latest Coronavirus Lockdown and the effect on business of the Brexit Deal recently agreed between the UK Government and the European Union.