New partnership and B2B developments for Avention

Avention, Inc., a leader in transformative sales enablement and business information solutions, today announced its partnership with akaCRM, a leading provider of professional services for and Cloud customers.

HR specialists speak up about new labour laws in France

Liverpool-based HR specialists, High Performance Consultancy (HPC), have contested the changes to working laws announced in France last week, suggesting they are a step too far.  

Sefton Park Hotel unveils brand new corporate packages

Following the succession of its recent rebrand, Sefton Park Hotel has announced the launch of its exclusive delegate packages.

More small businesses encouraged to export

New research from the Federation of Small Businesses' (FSB) quarterly index has shown that a net balance of 24 per cent of its members predict exports to rise noteably over the next three months.

It is more imporant that ever to close the export gap with the UK's current account deficit at an all time high and small firms have a key role to play in this narrowing.

Businesses recognised as Queen's Award for Enterprise is announced

An array of businesses were recognised yesterday with the announcement of the Queen's Awards for Enterprise.

Running since 1966, the awards honour those who have gained success in innovation, international trade and sustainable development such as construction software company COINS which increased international turnover by 65 per cent between 2011 and 2013.

The business secretary, Vince Cable, commented:

"Companies that are growing, innovating and championing UK business overseas deserve the recognition that these awards bestow.

Remarkable development in productivity across the Liverpool City Region

In a new report by Capital Economics it has been shown that the Liverpool City Region is the best in the UK for the improvement in its productivity per head of population, measured by output per hour worked.

North West businesses told to prepare for growth

A leading investment specialist told North West businesses that the UK economy is now experiencing the strongest growth of any developed economy in the world and that growth would not be confined to the South East.

Mountainous challenge for Merseyside business people

Twenty Liverpool business people have climbed Machu Picchu in Peru in support of Sport Relief and the ADHD Foundation.

The group helped to raise more than £15,000 for the ADHD Foundation and Sport Relief by scaling the 15th Century Inca site located 7,970ft above sea level. They were also joined on the trek by former The Only Way Is Essex personality Kirk Norcross who himself suffers from ADHD.

Jayne Moore, managing director of Jayne Moore Media and one of the trekkers, said: 

Morgan Sindall achieves certification for collaborative business relationships

Construction and infrastructure company, Morgan Sindall, has become one of the first construction companies to be recognised for achieving the requirements of BS 11000 by the British Standards Institute (BSI), the business st

Acclaimed Liverpool hair business receive prestigious accolade

After wowing industry professionals with hair-raising creations, Hooka has secured an impressive six places in the forthcoming L’Oreal Colour Trophy North West Regional Final 2014.