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As the UK's largest Chamber of Commerce, our new Chamber Live podcast provides business updates, interviews and case studies for the Greater Manchester Business Community

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As the UK's largest Chamber of Commerce, our new Chamber Live podcast provides business updates, interviews and case studies for the Greater Manchester Business Community

    Manchester: A Destination for Business 2024

    Manchester: A Destination for Business 2024

    We've teamed up with Manchester Central to host a panel discussion on collaboration, vision & ambitions for growth for Manchester.


    Joining us on the panel:


    Chris Fletcher
    Shaun Hinds
    Lou Cordwell OBE
    Holly Moore
    James Montrose

    • 1 hr 34 min
    In Conversation With: Pam Shanker

    In Conversation With: Pam Shanker

    In this episode, we get to know Pam Shanker.

    Pam is an Award Winning Transformational Life and Business Coach, Founder of The Universe Café and Award Winning Property Investor.



    Get in touch with Pam here:


    Pam Shanker Coachinghttps://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100091893625325

    The Universe Café - Manifest Successhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/274786058215293

    Property Investors Who Want to Implement https://www.facebook.com/groups/1365542290722656

    • 30 min
    The GM Local Skills Improvement Plan - Episode 11: Trafford and Stockport College Group - 'Leading' the way

    The GM Local Skills Improvement Plan - Episode 11: Trafford and Stockport College Group - 'Leading' the way

    In this podcast, the GM LSIP team talks to Tracey Wood, Assistant Principal Adult Skills and Employer Engagement at The Trafford and Stockport College Group, about the new 'Leading with Confidence' courses created to bridge skills gaps highlighted in the GM Local Skills Improvement Plan.

    Tracey tells us how the courses have been received by employers in the area, and why it's so important for businesses to have their say and engage with local colleges and learning providers.

    Tune in to find out more!

    Information about the courses run by Stockport and Trafford Colleges can be found here: https://stockport.tscg.ac.uk/ and https://trafford.tscg.ac.uk/

    And to find out more about the GM Local Skills Improvement Plan, visit https://www.gmlsip.co.uk/ or contact the team via gmlsip@gmchamber.co.uk.

    • 12 min
    The GM Local Skills Improvement Plan - Episode 10: What do you get when you combine an LSIP with an LSIF?

    The GM Local Skills Improvement Plan - Episode 10: What do you get when you combine an LSIP with an LSIF?

    Just before Christmas, we brought together Chris Fletcher, GM Chamber Policy Director & GM LSIP Contract Director, and Richard Caulfield, Senior Policy Manager at the Greater Manchester Colleges Group, to talk about the LSIP
    (Local Skills Improvement Plan) and the LSIF (Local Skills Improvement Fund).

    Chris provided an update on where we are currently with the LSIP, and Richard talked us through the LSIF - what it is, and how this Fund is being used to help bridge the skills priorities (digital, construction, net zero, etc) highlighted by employers in the LSIP.

    Take a listen to find out what happens when the LSIP and LSIF combine...

    And if you'd like to find out more about the LSIP, visit our website: https://www.gmlsip.co.uk/, or contact the team at the Chamber via gmlsip@gmchamber.co.uk.

    • 30 min
    The GM Local Skills Improvement Plan - Episode 9: Employee Training Trends in Greater Manchester

    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 gmlsip@gmchamber.co.uk.

    Thanks for listening - back soon!

    • 10 min
    The GM Local Skills Improvement Plan - Episode 8: The Quarterly Economic Survey and the LSIP

    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 gmlsip@gmchamber.co.uk.

    • 10 min

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