Small Business Saturday 1st December 2018

We had Black Friday, Cyber Monday next on the calendar is Small Business Saturday – 1st December 2019 Small Business Saturday in the UK takes place on the first Saturday in December every year but with its agenda of not only celebrating and hosting small business for this Saturday but for every day of the year.  […]

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Wish List for Budget 2018

Listen to Ian Cass Managing Director of the Forum of Private Business talk about the wish list for our members and Budget 2018   We would like to see the Chancellor introduce support and help for those independent retail businesses who are currently suffering, business rates still being a big issue along with high rents […]

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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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