Launched in 2014 as Trafford Business Connect Magazine, very soon it was apparent that aligning with one borough was never going to be practical with such a fast moving platform. October 2015 saw the growth of the magazine pushing firmly into all 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester, and along with it a name change to GM Business Connect Magazine.
Electricity connectionsWe can provide new electricity connections for existing supply customers and for businesses within the Scottish Hydro and Southern Electric distribution areas.If your application is successful, our experienced advisors will provide you with all the information and support you need from initial enquiry through to the completion of your project.If we already supply any of your existing sites, please provide the MPAN (Meter Point Administration Number) or full site address, as this will help us to assess your supply requirements.IMPORTANT – Please note all electricity new connections supplied by SSE will be charged as per our Deemed Contract rates.Where a Current Transformer connection has been requested you will need to complete the panel checklist at the end of the new supply form and also arrange a Meter Operator Contract.Please note that we may charge for meter installation visits where we cannot complete the job if these details have not been completed satisfactorily or if we are unable to gain access to the site.New energy connections formPlease complete the new connections form and email it to: email@example.com Download form
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We provide meter installations and energy supply contracts for new business premises, or companies moving in to premises that require a change to supply. We help a diverse range of businesses, from large manufacturers who require an effortless, cost-effective process, to major retail businesses looking for on-site advice. Call us on 0333 202 4920 so that we can understand your requirements. Alternatively you can leave your details with us, and one of our agents will be in touch.
Digitalise Your Business Digitalisation is a business phenomenon that utilises technology to not only improve internal systems and processes within your business, but also deliver more effective solutions and service to your customers. By incorporating technological developments such as Cloud Computing, Big Data Analytics, the Internet of Things (IoT) and many others, digitalisation assists in consolidating the processes, people, systems and other factors that impact the operation of your business. Digitalisation has been applied in various businesses across the public and private sectors to streamline operations, reduce costs and improve productivity. This is achieved by redesigning outdated or inefficient operation models to take full advantage of digital technologies, creating new models around disruptive digital technologies, and moving core business processes into the digital sphere. The transformation from your current way of working to a fully connected and integrated business is not an instantaneous process, which is why we’ll work with you to develop a bi-modal business model that optimises your operational capabilities to see you through any period of transition. Digitalisation is imperative for any business wishing to remain relevant in today’s ever-evolving, highly competitive markets. Read more about Digitalisation
Steve is the business development director for media in The Weather Company across EMEA. His remit is to bring the hugely successful US business into the region and focuses exclusively on media and entertainment industries. This includes a product portfolio of weather data services and graphical visualisation tools for broadcast and connected devices aimed at enabling broadcasters to remain an essential part of their viewers’ lives; an increasing challenge with so many alternatives competing for screen time. The ability to accurately predict weather allows companies to plan rather than simply react to the emerging conditions, which greatly widens the application of weather data. Steve has a 30 year history in technology and media companies with roles in engineering, product development, marketing and sales. His work with broadcast media started at the BBC in 2000 and has delivered projects across the corporation in diverse areas from Audience services to News and Weather. A keen interest in linking business objectives with technology for media has underpinned a consulting career of advising, building business cases and implementation to achieve business goals. He started and ran an independent business for 9 years to present this rounded approach to the industry. Steve is a cyclist, avid moviegoer and the father of two children. He also has a personal weather station in the garden.
In this is a new era of business where speed, agility, innovation and connectedness are essential, Lisa has a proven track record of building, revitalizing and scaling marketing organizations and creating break through operating models to consistently innovate, ignite new markets and influence customer behaviors at a global scale. As the CMO of IBM UK & Ireland, and the steward of IBM’s brand, she is responsible leading a multidisciplinary team covering, market intelligence, brand strategy, internal & external communications, go to market strategy and execution; campaign management, digital & events and corporate social responsibility. Prior to her CMO role, Lisa led IBM’s global Campaign Management practice focusing specifically on client-centric Campaign Planning. Lisa is built and delivered IBM’s unique approach to plan and execute holistic personalized experiences for clients and prospects as part of IBM’s Data-driven marketing system. Through the use of technology, data and analytics, her extended team is built the capability to understand, predict buyer behavior, and monitor performance as the team builds out a bespoke Campaign Management platform called IBM Marketer’s Workspace. Lisa has also served as Vice President of Marketing responsible for IBM’s Growth Markets based in Shanghai, China. Lisa led a team of professionals that managed marketing from strategy through to execution for all of IBM’s Enterprise and SMB clients. She also led the marketing strategy for IBM’s Geo Expansion initiative where the company opened over 140 new sales offices across 40 countries in less than 12 months. Lisa’s scope covered all of IBM’s product and services portfolio. Lisa Gilbert has been with IBM for fifteen years and has held multiple marketing & communications roles with increasing responsibility in North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America, Central Europe, Middle East and Africa. Before joining IBM, Lisa held marketing and communications positions at companies including Hewlett-Packard Company and Compaq Computer Corporation. Outside of work, Lisa Gilbert has held several board positions for profit and not-for-profit companies. Most recently she has become a partner at HALL winery in Napa Valley, California. Raised in Tokyo Japan, she loves to travel and has the ability to read a menu and ‘get around town’ in French, Spanish, Italian and Japanese. Lisa holds a Communications and Japanese language degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara and has a passion for oenology and adventure travel.twitter.com/gilboisnyclinkedin.com/in/lisagilbertibm
Club Events Career Afternoon & Mixer The WBC kicks off recruiting season with a unique event for Anderson women to develop strong connections with recruiters and alumnae. This is an opportunity to build relationships with top company representatives before On-Campus Recruiting starts. At this event, many of our members made connections with recruiters and alumnae that led to summer internships and full-time offers. Women in Finance Brunch The WBC and IFA partner for an event specifically tailored to women interested in the Finance Industry. This event brings Anderson women together with recruiters and alumnae from top Finance firms before On-Campus Recruiting starts. Anderson Women’s Leadership Summit Velocity, the annual Anderson Women’s Leadership Summit empowers women to become authentic global leaders through exceptional speakers, candid industry-specific discussions and facilitated networking among best-in-class professionals. Professional Development Workshops The WBC hosts workshops for members on a range of tactical topics: Negotiations Interview Preparation Succeeding in internships to secure a full-time offer Work/Life Balance Managing your Personal finances Leadership Mentorship Program The WBC Mentorship Program pairs first and second year Anderson Women with a mentor in their target industry. Mentors and mentees meet one-on-one throughout the year to develop strong connections, build industry knowledge, and strategize for future internships and full-time opportunities. Additionally, the WBC hosts events to bring mentors and mentees together as a group for additional professional and social networking. MANbassador Program We are proud to have a strong network of MANbassadors who are active advocates for gender equity. The WBC holds education, knowledge-sharing, and skill-building events with members and MANbassadors to increase awareness and develop the skills to effectively manage and promote diverse professional environments. Women’s Executive Speaker Series Throughout the year, WBC invites women at the top of their fields to Anderson to tell their stories. These lunchtime or evening events are company-specific events where high-powered women discuss important management topics. Industry Dinners 4 Eights Throughout the year, WBC hosts small dinners with executives from various industries including finance, consulting, technology, brand management, social impact and more. Days on the Job The WBC brings Anderson Women to top companies for on-site visits. These DOJs are a great way to experience the corporate culture firsthand, along with an opportunity for companies to highlight their women’s initiatives. We have relationships with companies at all levels, from startups to Fortune 500. WBC Volunteer Days The WBC has a strong relationship with the Downtown Women’s Center, where members volunteer regularly. The club organizes one to two community service events each quarter. The WBC is additionally focused on building out the pipeline of young women going to business school with events to encourage high school and undergraduate women to consider an MBA in the future. Admissions Coffee Chats We pair prospective students with current women at Anderson who speak about their experience in the program and career plans beyond Anderson. Trivia Night with Dean Olian Dean Olian hosts an unforgettable trivia night each year at her home. The women of WBC are joined by female faculty for a team trivia competition. Cocktail Hours, Potlucks, Super Scary Movie Nights and more! The WBC aims to balance work with fun through a variety of social events each year. The ultimate goal is to build an unbreakable connection that members can carry with them far after graduation.
At Quickline we have redesigned its service level agreements to better reflect the needs of our customers. We have used the inspiration of the ultimate service business, premium airlines, to create this new portfolio. As a Business Connect customer you get Premium Plus as standard. You can upgrade to Business Class for an additional fee.
David M. Brear is the Co-Founder and CEO at 11:FS. David’s has been immersed in the technology of financial services for as long as he’s been working and is consistently voted one of the most influential people in Banking, Insurance and Fintech by banks, his peers and a number of industry bodies.
We don’t believe in caps and feel the internet should be enjoyed without the fear of giant additional charges at the end of the month. All Quickline’s packages, delivered over the Quickline network, are now Totally Unlimited*, so just sit back and enjoy. *If Quickline are unable to connect you over their core network alternative technologies may be offered to you, some of these alternatives use partner networks and have data caps but this will be explained at the time of ordering.
Alison’s background is data and digital integration, having spent 22 years working in direct and digital agencies. After leaving university she joined Midlands Electricity, and trained as a database administrator. She joined Ogilvy and Mather in New York at the height of the digital boom, working on the IBM account, where she was part of the first integrated team established to deliver dynamic websites for IBM ebusiness. Alison then spent time at Ogilvy Interactive, Omnicom agencies and joined Havas EHS as Managing Director in 2004, specialising in optimising data utilisation and value for Volvo, Aston Martin, JLR, Barclays, and Tesco, as well as leading the business development and marketing function. She moved to RAPP to lead business development globally in 2015, where she lead competitive bids for PSA, Mercedes and Nestle. At IX, Alison is focused on streamlining the business development process for IX, and identifying incremental opportunities, ensuring consolidated leading-edge thinking, solutions and delivery from initial contact to successful pitch.
David has recently, in addition, launched an investment fund with Chris Skinner and Life.SREDA, who have had such successes as Moven, Simple and Fidor. The investment fund will focus on bringing clarity to banks with regards to Blockchain development and will invest in early stage Blockchain startups.
How to get connected Simply call Quickline on 01482 24-7-365 to get the ball rolling. We will check we’ve got coverage at your property from our core network*, and if it looks good, you simply pay for your install over the phone. Don’t worry if you change your mind, or if we can’t connect you for any reason; you will receive a 100% refund. An engineer will arrange a visit and install the equipment. Someone over 18 years of age needs to be present on the day. We aim to get you installed within 10 working days. Once live, it’s time to cancel your old service. If you are taking our phone system and want to keep your existing number do not cancel your phone line until the number is transferred. *If we are unable to connect you over our core network alternative technologies may be offered to you via partner networks. Some of these alternatives have data caps and different pricing options but this will be explained at the time of ordering.
Totally Unlimited We don’t believe in caps and feel the internet should be enjoyed without the fear of giant additional charges at the end of the month. All Quickline’s packages, delivered over the Quickline network, are now Totally Unlimited*, so just sit back and enjoy. *If Quickline are unable to connect you over their core network alternative technologies may be offered to you, some of these alternatives use partner networks and have data caps but this will be explained at the time of ordering.
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Amazon Business is a new marketplace that meets the procurement needs of businesses of every type and size. Businesses can now order from a wide range of categories, and enjoy the selection, convenience and value customers love about Amazon, now for business. Customers can register for a free account and gain access to a range of new business-tailored features to save time and money with their procurement. Sellers can expand their B2B sales on Amazon with new ways to target business customers. Sell to the millions of consumers shopping on Amazon, but also benefit from new features to tailor their offers to the needs of business customers, like business-specific pricing, quantity discounts and exclusive business offers.
There are also professional analysis offered by columnists from many different areas of business, all geared to offer valuable local insight into issues affecting many businesses throughout the region. In addition, a regular diary page is published featuring all important business and networking events, plus a places to meet page.
Martyn is an oil and gas strategist, currently helping shape the future of one of the largest global oilfield service companies. After two science degrees at Edinburgh University he honed his analytical skills as a principal analyst in Wood Mackenzie’s Life Science team, before broadening out into technology foresighting at the innovation fund, ITI Life Sciences. After a stint in the public sector formulating a Chinese Life Science strategy for Scottish Development International and Scottish Enterprise he swapped pharmaceuticals for petroleum. During his four years at Wood Group PSN, Martyn has established the company’s first ever strategic planning function. He is an elder at Blairgowrie Evangelical Church.
In 1995, Nick Leeson’s unchecked risk-taking caused the sensational collapse of Barings Bank. He was sentenced to a six-and-a-half-year jail sentence in a Singaporean jail, in conditions that defy belief. While in prison his wife left him and he was diagnosed with colon cancer. Against all the odds, he survived and recovered from the cancer that almost killed him, determined to begin a new life.
GM Business Connect Magazine is a business to business bi-monthly magazine that is available both in a printed and electronic format. It covers many of the major business hubs across Greater Manchester, with an emphasis on B2B networking and bringing Manchester’s business community together. What’s more – it’s completely free. Promoting your businesses GM Business Connect is published bi-monthly as an eye-catching supplement sized magazine to over 40,000 business readers targeted throughout Greater Manchester. The magazine is full of news, features and articles related to the region’s business community. It is supplement sized (330mm x 244mm) and has an impact that simply cannot be missed. Regular business news and reviews As well as news articles, there are regular in-depth features on a selection of successful Greater Manchester based businesses and organisations each edition. There are also professional analysis offered by columnists from many different areas of business, all geared to offer valuable local insight into issues affecting many businesses throughout the region. In addition, a regular diary page is published featuring all important business and networking events, plus a places to meet page. Distribution across the whole of Greater Manchester GM Business Connect Magazine is the flagship publication of Business Connect Publishing Ltd. Launched in 2014 as Trafford Business Connect Magazine, very soon it was apparent that aligning with one borough was never going to be practical with such a fast moving platform. October 2015 saw the growth of the magazine pushing firmly into all 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester, and along with it a name change to GM Business Connect Magazine. Every two months the magazine is sent to a database of over 1,000 senior decision makers across Greater Manchester, and is delivered by Royal Mail to each subscriber in a clear poly bag. What’s more important is that each magazine goes to a separate business, dramatically increasing the readership figures and saturation. In addition, an extra 4,000 copies are distributed to over 250 business hubs, networking groups, conference and event facilities, again all situated throughout Greater Manchester. The magazine is also published electronically through issuu.com and is sent out as an e-shot to over 17,000 email subscribers. Alongside our own growing distribution of over 20,000 readers, we enjoy specific e-shots through our strategic partnerships – sme-club, pro-manchester, innov8 conference services – which account for a further 23,000 subscribers.