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Discussion in 'North West' started by Henry Osadzinski, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. Henry Osadzinski

    Henry Osadzinski UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Welcome to the North West community introductions thread. This is a new space for people in the local area to come in, say hello and let everyone know what their hopes and goals are from their time on UK Business Forums.

    Feel free to introduce yourself here and make others feel welcome :) If you know someone in your area who may benefit from joining in, be sure to let them know about us as well.

    While you're welcome to let people know what you're working on and a bit of background, please avoid anything that could come across as a sales pitch and, even if you're an established member, please don't link to your business here. The idea is to give people a chance to get to know each other and what's going on in their region.

    Thanks!
     
    Posted: Jul 13, 2012 By: Henry Osadzinski Member since: Aug 30, 2011
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  2. StuLee79

    StuLee79 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

    Posts: 19 Likes: 2
    Hello!

    Yes, as you have most probably already guessed by my enthusiasm, I'm new.

    My name is Stuart, I'm from Tyldesley (just outside Manchester) - I am a normally a Freelance Designer for my sins and do have my own little business in that field, but I have also recently taken over a friends Man-and-Van type business and I'm developing it into something that, I hope, will be impressive over the next few months.

    I'm looking forward to speaking to anyone and everyone on here and with luck I might learn a thing or two, pick up a few tips and maybe even some business?

    Thanks
    Stu
     
    Posted: Aug 15, 2012 By: StuLee79 Member since: Aug 15, 2012
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  3. OldWelshGuy

    OldWelshGuy UKBF Legend Staff Member

    Posts: 20,416 Likes: 7,047
    Hi Stu,

    diversification thats the way :)
     
    Posted: Aug 15, 2012 By: OldWelshGuy Member since: Jun 12, 2008
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  4. tony84

    tony84 UKBF Big Shot Free Member

    Posts: 4,883 Likes: 816
    Hi from another Manc.
     
    Posted: Aug 15, 2012 By: tony84 Member since: Apr 14, 2008
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  5. Posilan

    Posilan UKBF Ace Full Member - Verified Business

    Posts: 2,546 Likes: 875
    Hi Stu,

    Welcome aboard :)

    Steve
     
    Posted: Aug 15, 2012 By: Posilan Member since: Dec 20, 2010
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  6. DanzelMc

    DanzelMc UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I'm embarking on a little harmless journey they call software startup. Hopefully this time in a couple of years I'd have delivered a good few software solutions to different clients and will be on my way to self-employment.

    I'm in Liverpool and I'm always open to suggestions, advice, feedback or business propositions.

    I've been here for 2 days and have already well and truly got the ball rolling thanks to this forum so I'm excited for what's to come.

    Dan
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2012
    Posted: Aug 16, 2012 By: DanzelMc Member since: Aug 15, 2012
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  7. AdamHolland

    AdamHolland UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum as from today and would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and company to you. I have just started a new PAT testing business called Superior Safety Developments. We are based in Stockport, Cheshire. Hopefully in a couple of months I will be able to provide a wider range of safety services if all goes to plan. I hope to gain some business contacts through this forum and look forward to hearing from you.

    Adam
     
    Posted: Aug 17, 2012 By: AdamHolland Member since: Aug 17, 2012
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  8. StuLee79

    StuLee79 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi again,

    Right - now introductions have been made, how do I go about getting in touch with people/businesses on here? Despite being a bit of a geek, I'm not used to forums so I apologise if my etiquette is a bit off.

    I'm liked to get in touch with anyone who deals with;
    Van leasing
    Van hire
    Van sales
    Van Persie (sorry, poor Mancunian humour there)
    Commercial vehicle insurance
    and anything else that might be related,

    Thanks
    Stu
     
    Posted: Aug 19, 2012 By: StuLee79 Member since: Aug 15, 2012
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  9. TheGuru2010

    TheGuru2010 UKBF Enthusiast Full Member

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    Hi Staurt, I deal with Self Drive Hire Companies & Alike if I can Help ?

    Jamie
     
    Posted: Aug 22, 2012 By: TheGuru2010 Member since: May 11, 2010
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  10. StuLee79

    StuLee79 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi Jamie,

    I've dropped you a PM with more details, let me know if you haven't got it,

    Thanks
    Stu
     
    Posted: Aug 24, 2012 By: StuLee79 Member since: Aug 15, 2012
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  11. choorian

    choorian UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Hi,

    We're a newish kitchen/bedroom/study manufacturing company. I'de love to find out about networking for local manufacturers and I would like to speak to other business owners who deal with/sell to other businesses/traders.

    I'de love some advice & tips from other manufacturers/business owners on how to promote our business without large overheads.

    We're based in Preston.
     
    Posted: Sep 3, 2012 By: choorian Member since: Aug 16, 2009
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  12. moulin

    moulin UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I'm new too and not a regular user of forums.
    Nice to see how supportive people are.
    Good luck with the business
    :)
     
    Posted: Sep 7, 2012 By: moulin Member since: Sep 7, 2012
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  13. crystalballltd

    crystalballltd UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Hello All,

    We are also new to the forums, looking forward to making some new connections and giving back to the UKBF community in the future.

    We're based in Manchester and help businesses with mobile workforces to reduce their operating costs, while increasing their productivity through the use of our GPS Telematics solutions.

    Looking at the forums I thought I'd list out a few of the types of industries that we currently help that I think are relevant to the community in general:

    Delivery Services/Logistics
    Health & Social Care
    Construction
    Legal Services
    Field Services
    Field Sales

    Please feel free to PM us or visit our website where you can normally speak to us on live chat, always happy to discuss how we can help your business.

    Adam
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2012
    Posted: Oct 2, 2012 By: crystalballltd Member since: Mar 9, 2012
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  14. benion

    benion UKBF Regular Free Member

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    My name is Dr Rosemary Claire Bolton and am the owner of Dr B Clean-a company using cutting edge medical research to revolutionise the cleaning industry. This newly flourishing business is a real winner. We go beyond cleaning based on appearance alone and use a Health-Focused Cleaning Approach to keep your employees, members or customers healthy.

    The concept is devised by me, Dr Rosemary Bolton, a former lecturer in medicine at Cambridge University. We are the first company in the UK currently to offer this state of the art service. Illness causing germs (such as influenza, MRSA, VRSA and the common cold) are currently spreading through your workplace. When it comes to reducing the spread of infection, traditional cleaning services are ineffective.

    For the same price or less than a traditional cleaning company you get our bespoke Health-Focused Cleaning Approach. This will save your company money as it is proven to increase staff productivity by reducing absenteeism due to acute infections. In the UK employees currently take 190 million sick days per year costing the economy a staggering £16.8 billion.

    We offer a truly bespoke cleaning service based on identifying your individual requirements and drawing up a service agreement to meet every item on your wish list. We believe clients should stay with us due to our standards of service rather than by being tied in to long-term contracts. We offer simple rolling monthly agreements to give you ultimate flexibility. This means we have to stay at the top of our game week in, week out. We value our staff and believe they should be paid a living wage, as such we have a strict no minimum wage policy.

    We are a flourishing independent company and would welcome the opportunity to give you a free initial consultation and a no-obligation quote. We are currently offering a free initial blitz clean rather than a standard clean on all new contracts. We do this in order to start improving the standards from your current cleaning firm to the excellence required by us.

    No matter where you are or what you need is there is only one company name you need to know: Dr B Clean.
    Thank you for taking the time as a busy member of staff to read this post.

    Kind regards,

    Dr Rosemary Bolton MA MB BChir (Cantab)
    07955 035306
    01204 480217
     
    Posted: Oct 17, 2012 By: benion Member since: Oct 16, 2012
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  15. albyg

    albyg UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi - I (we) are new to the forum and just dropping by to say hello.

    We are husband & wife videographers - currently been going 2.5yrs - previously I was an electrical engineer for 38 yrs - and filmed/edited as a hobby for family/friends for over 20yrs until VR came along. Persuaded by the same family/friends to set up the business, decided to give it a go and it has took off.

    We mainly do weddings but have done various filming for Clatterbridge Cancer Charity and some promotional work and this is an avenue we want to get into.

    thanks
    Alan (& Karen):)
     
    Posted: Oct 22, 2012 By: albyg Member since: Oct 22, 2012
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  16. adam holland

    adam holland UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Im new to the forum and just wanted to introduce myself to other north west businesses. My company is called Superior Safety Developments, we specialize in roller shutters, garage doors, steel doors, timber doors, aluminium doors, gates etc etc. We are a family run business based in Stockport and operate over the north west. A new venture we have decided to go on is portable appliance testing (PAT). From previous experience when dealing with PAT testers we want to offer a quality service and not just sticker items without carrying out full inspections. I hope to make some new business contacts from this forum and certain that i will.

    Thanks, Adam
     
    Posted: Oct 25, 2012 By: adam holland Member since: Oct 25, 2012
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  17. johndunning

    johndunning UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Yet another newbie.

    My background is IT and covers everything from Web Design to full E-Commerce Solutions, Business Software advice, development, design and implementation and also iPhone and iPad apps

    My clients range from Banks and MOD to Music Shops and Mobile Beauticians.

    Businesses, particularly startups and small businesses pay way too much money on IT so perhaps I can help you reduce your startup costs.

    Based in the South Lakes.
     
    Posted: Nov 11, 2012 By: johndunning Member since: Nov 11, 2012
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  18. NMDBooksandBiz

    NMDBooksandBiz UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm a self-employed bookkeeper living in Cleator, West Cumbria but moved here from the south. I have started my own practice this year and as it is quite secluded here in the fells thought this would be a good opportunity to meet more local business people.

    I look forward to interacting with you all.

    Nicholas
     
    Posted: Nov 30, 2012 By: NMDBooksandBiz Member since: Nov 30, 2012
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  19. *juliesmith*

    *juliesmith* UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    ..I'm Julie.
    As a Business Development Consultant in the North West for Smart Training and Recruitment, I could be classed as one of those annoying individuals that calls/emails/visits your business offering fully funded training to you and your staff teams. You could be right, but without hearing us out, you'll never really know what you could be missing out on (and there's not many of us left that require no contribution!)
    Just joined today to explore UKBF further really and see if there was anybody out there that I may be able to assist, and visa versa of course. :)
    I look forward to speaking with you
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2012
    Posted: Dec 6, 2012 By: *juliesmith* Member since: Dec 6, 2012
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  20. tony84

    tony84 UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    Hi,

    Sadly im alright on the training front, but welcome to the site.
     
    Posted: Dec 8, 2012 By: tony84 Member since: Apr 14, 2008
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