Marketing & PR Masterclass : 8th November 2018 12.00pm

  The Forum and our PR Forum Partner JournoLink will be holding a Marketing & PR Masterclass on the 8th November 2018 12.00pm at the Forum offices in Knutsford.   In this 2 hour masterclass, we will explain how to assess the value of PR for your business and give you the keys to start and […]

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MOT certificates to be printed and trailer MOT discs to be discontinued

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has confirmed to Freight Transport Association that from 14 July 2018 it is introducing printed test certificates (MOT) for HGVs and trailers. The printed certificates will replace current handwritten test certificates and will look similar to car MOT certificates. If an HGV fails its MOT, a printed refusal […]

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The Small Business Commissioner Visits the Forum

On June 28th 2018 The Forum welcomed the Small Business Commissioner, Paul Uppal to our office. Paul was appointed as the UK’s first Small Business Commissioner in October 2017, the role was established under the Enterprise Act 2016 as part of a package of measures to tackle late and unfair payment practices. Within his role, […]

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No sign of an end to SME late payment pain

One in four SMEs continue to face a late payments problem, Close Brothers research reveals The scale of late payments continues to increase with one in four SMEs owed more than £40,000 Almost half of SMEs now using or considering invoice finance products Small and medium-sized enterprises continue to suffer from late payments from customers […]

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The Forum Welcomes the Information Commissioners Office

On Monday 21st May 2018, the Forum hosted a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) seminar with guest speakers Richard Nevinson and Richard Sisson from the Information Commissioners Office (ICO). Members of the Forum were invited along to hear about GDPR, and the changes it will be bringing on Friday, May 25th along with having their […]

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