Author Archives: Chrissie

World Design Summit Montreal

Chrissie and Mike at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal, the venue for the World Design Summit.
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NEW online courses

Chrissie has produced three new online courses to help businesses become more efficient. Chrissie has extensive experience of producing online learning materials having worked with the Open University and Manchester Metropolitan University on similar projects. The courses are now live, please click below for more details Making the most of your Meetings, Chairing Better Meetings and Time Management. […]
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International recognition for Connectivity Associates

  Chrissie and Mike have been invited to present at the World Design Summit in Montreal in October. Their presentation is about Innovative Approaches to Participation in Urban Planning. It is based on their extensive experience of community consultation including case studies of Warrington and Heaton Moor.  
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Don’t try to sell me an oil tanker

Last week I went to an Enterprise Day at All Hallows School In Salford organised by the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce. It was a great event where teams of pupils act as manufacturers whilst business people volunteer to be potential customers. The teams manufacture a variety of products from a range paper templates, such as vans, […]
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Time Management advice goes national

Chrissie had an article printed in a national professional magazine. She was invited to write advice on Time Management for The Planner – click here to read the article Chrissie runs Time Management workshops for companies, universities, charities and professional institutes. “Very useful, very practical.” “One of the most useful sessions I’ve been to in a while!” […]
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Ulverston supermarket scheme approved again

Mike Gibson, planning consultant for the applicant, Robinson’s, secured planning permission for a second time for a controversial supermarket development in Ulverston. South Lakeland’s Planning Committee voted to approve the application with an overwhelming majority of 14 to 1.  Addressing the Committee, Mike explained that the scheme has the support of the Council Officers, English […]
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Building of the Year

              Mike Gibson, Chair of the Property & Construction Committee, hosted the Annual Dinner of the Greater Manchester Chamber’s P&C Section at The Hilton Hotel, Deansgate.  At this event, Baroness Beverley Hughes of Stretford presented the Building of the Year Award to Manchester City Council for the Central Library […]
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Mike hosts the Building of the Year Award at the Hilton Deansgate

Mike was on stage to host the prestigious Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Building of the Year award. And the winner is ….    
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Mike & Chrissie at the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner

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Connectivity involved in discussions with Ed Balls

Mike and Chrissie were invited by the President of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce to attend a round table discussion with the Shadow Chancellor, Ed Balls, before the Chamber’s Annual Dinner, at which he was a main speaker.  Topics of discussion included regional governance and the performance of the North West Local Enterprise Partnership, […]
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