Business collaboration in Tameside

Business Collaboration in Tameside
Do Business in Hyde – 18th May 2010
Business Support
• Tameside has a business outreach team working with
existing & potential new businesses.
• Engaging with local networks & regional support.
• Winning Regional & National Awards.
New Businesses
• New businesses are supported by Blue Orchid working
with Stuart Ridgway in Hyde and additional delivery
points in Ashton & Denton.
• Tameside Business Family has provided £500 start up
grants to new Tameside based businesses – using our
winnings from NWDA’s most enterprising area
Existing Businesses
• Existing Tameside businesses have access to Tameside
Business Family support through a local business
adviser & membership of Tameside Business Family’s
online business portal.
• Over 2000 delegate event bookings for Tameside
Business Development Programme.
• Summer events series (see below) & now planning for
Summer Events
• Support events for new start ups and existing
businesses including……
• Using Excel to drive your business
• Sales and business development
• Marketing
• Book Keeping
• Business planning
• Twitter
• Making eBay work for you
• Regular Exploring Enterprise sessions.
Welcome to Tameside Business
• Any business based in Tameside who wants to belong to
the Business Family can be part of this growing FREE
local network – there is no charge to join.
• We are supportive and approachable and address
current issues impacting on existing local businesses
and design seminars, workshops and master classes
that will deliver help, advice and mentoring to them.
• Simply visit
Welcome to the web portal
This can be visited by anyone as an unregistered Guest. However by
registering, extra features are available to Members and Subscribers
Open for Collaboration!
Anyone can Join, after that they use the Member login. (The username is the
user email)
All the News & Info is available to anyone browsing the website.
However there are significant additional benefits in Registration.
These include Event Bookings, & for Tameside Business Family Members a
Directory & Blog facility.
You can Register as a Member (if your business is based within Tameside) or
as a Subscriber.
Subscribers include people who want our e-newsletter & events but are not
Tameside businesses. Tameside businesses can choose to be subscribers only
if they do not want to be in the directory.
What’s in it for your business?
• You have a page dedicated to your business on our
website and your business name will appear when
anyone coming onto the site is searching for a supplier
by name, sector or location. Enquirers can see what you
do, what you are able to offer, what accreditations you
have and what business networks you belong to.
• Your page will also give enquirers a direct link to your
own website if you have one and enquiries can be
directed straight to you from your page on our website.
What else can the Business
Family website offer you?
• Home page updated daily with latest headline news from
• Blogging feature allows you as a local business to talk to others
and collaborate if you wish, to tell the world of any special offers,
new products or awards you have won, etc.
• Your accreditations build up trust and confidence with clients and
enable people who specifically want an organisation with a
particular accreditation to find one locally.
• Simple online registration for our programme of business support
events with your own diary page. You can easily switch your
event booking to your Outlook diary on your pc or request a text
message alerts to be sent to your mobile the day before to
remind you that you are booked on an event.
Building Economic Resilience
• Our bid consisted of 2 main themes - Personal Resilience and
Business Resilience.
• Whilst the lead for this project is clearly the Economic and
Development Department (Tameside Business Family) the
personal resilience element of the bid includes Welfare rights and
Adult Social care as well as the various Regeneration
• An action plan with key outcomes is currently being worked on at
senior management level together with a timeline of activity for
Tameside MBC to support learning, peer to peer knowledge
transfer and the spread of best practice and improvement via the
national improvement infrastructure.
BSF programme / Sustainable procurement:
• The Business Family has developed a close and productive
working relationship with Carillion and the Building Schools for
the Future delivery team. We work in partnership to help
maximise the local social and economic regeneration impacts in
Tameside and are communicating local successes and good
news stories.
• This is opening up supply opportunities for Tameside Works First
registered local businesses.
• There are recycled materials from the programme being
channelled into local Third Sector and Voluntary projects.
• Carillion have also partnered the Business Family in organising
and delivering development workshops for local SMEs to help
them tender for current and future projects.
Meet the Buyer event:
• We have started planning for this major event and it will
be targeted at matching sector based local purchasing
requirements from both the private and public
organisations to local provision and will be held at
Stalybridge Market Hall in October 2010.
Combined Business 2 Business
events with Tameside Chamber:
• Plans are underway to make the next Business Family
Business to Business networking event a combined one
with the Tameside Chamber of Commerce.
• Register now to be kept in the loop!
• Questions?
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