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Issues on parking and business rates hike not likely to encourage increase in footfall or retailers PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 30 March 2012 12:20
 Forum welcomes Portas Review, but says more work needs to be done in key areas

The Forum of Private Business has welcomed the Government’s decision to accept virtually all of the recommendations in the Portas Review, but said it has not nearly gone far enough in key areas.

Last year ministers asked retail guru Mary Portas to compile a report on how to revive the UK’s flagging high street economy, which is suffering from reduced footfall and high vacancy rates.

The Government has now said it will implement most of the 28 key proposals put forward by Ms Portas, including better management of town centres with new town teams, affordable town centre car parking, a town centre ‘first’ approach in planning and disincentives for landlords who leave shops empty.
Last Updated on Thursday, 04 April 2013 10:22
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Jobs in Knutsford, Cheshire - Developers / Software Engineers (PHP and .Net) PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 July 2013 16:43

Join one of the fastest growing and most successful companies in the UK based in Knutsford.
Salary £20,000 to £50,000.
In addition to salary de Poel offer a 13% flexible benefits package and a great culture.
To find out about these roles and other opportunities within de Poel.
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Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014 11:13
 
Small business lobby group responds to the Future High Street Forum initiative PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 07 February 2013 13:55
 
empty shops knutsfordRobert Downes, policy advisor at the Forum of Private Business, said: “It’s great to see the government thinks our high streets are worth saving, and is making a credible effort to stop the rot.

“The mission to save UK high streets will indeed require a collaborative effort, and the Future High Street Forum appears to be heading in the right direction by bringing a variety of organisations together.
Last Updated on Thursday, 07 February 2013 14:15
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Knutsford Businesses join forces to promote their products and services. PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 15 February 2011 14:32
Following the demise of the Knutsford Business Club last year, a number of individual members have come together to realise the potential of the club by working together to promote their products and services. They will all be complimentary companies and come with referrals from customers and clients alike. All have trading premises in and around Knutsford and will 'encourage business networking and referral business' without the need for monthly meetings. Knutsford Business News is delighted to support this initiative and will provide updated news from the group throughout the year. The first success has been the letting of previously empty office space that now provides like-minded individuals with a friendly working environment where each can offer their combined support and skills, while working on their own business. This opportunity only came about by individuals working together to achieve a solution to their workspace requirements and a flexible landlord.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 February 2011 15:27
 
Small business group launches www.smallbusinesschannel.co.uk in partnership with the Forum of Private Business (FPB) PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 18 June 2009 11:31
Business owners are benefitting from the most comprehensive resource of recorded information and support available on the web, courtesy of the Forum of Private Business (FPB) and GuruOnline. From bank lending to business development, entrepreneurs are now able to view 2,000 short videos of experts offering essential advice to help them beat the downturn.
 
In addition to the FPB’s business specialists, a collection of leading luminaries from the world of industry have recorded more than 30 hours of footage so far. However, each video lasts, on average, just 60 seconds - providing information on specific business issues that can be easily digested.

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 November 2009 09:33
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