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Foot down on Growth Accelerator

PEM recently set up an introductory meeting between Vikki Stankus, Growth Manager for GrowthAccelerator and the Smarter Business Team at Groundwork Cheshire, which is one of the foremost environmental consultancies in Cheshire.

Guests at EVA2012

A week last Friday Vicky Greenhalgh representing PEM was a guest of the company’s insurers Alexa Insurance at the Enterprise Vision Awards (EVA). In a glamorous ceremony at Ribby Hall Vicky joined 360 key business players from across the region. This was the second anniversary of the awards launched last year and it proved to be even more popular with more than 100 extra tickets sold for this year’s event.

IOEE status for PEM

PEM has successfully completed the Introduction to Enterprise Mentoring training reinforcing an understanding of the skills and knowledge required to be an effective mentor. This is part of SFEDI formed in 1996, which is a government recognised UK Standards Setting body for Business Support and Business Enterprise. It is run by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs who research leading best practice and promote standards.

No Nonsense Marketing

Penny Lines of No-Nonsense Marketing and Vicky Greenhalgh agreeing on the smooth transition of clients to PEM

Penny Lines of No Nonsense Marketing has worked with PEM since 2007 when she and Vicky were introduced by a mutual friend. The introduction lead to a number of successful collaborations on client projects, notably event management for design software company Autodesk, and sustainability champions, Groundwork Cheshire.

Most Promising Business Award

PEM's client Armchair Opticians was the winner of the first Macclesfield & Wilmslow Business Awards (MAWBA) 2011 for the Most Promising New Business. Owner Sarah Clarke received the award in front of a 300 strong audience at Capesthorne Hall at the beginning of November.

As one of three finalists Armchair Opticians had to present a review of business performance and future projections along with evidence of the main reasons for the success of the business.

The Pivotal journey since 2005

PEM will be celebrating 6 years in business with the launch of a new website, a video and potentially its own app. In the early days the business had a kick start through work from other consultancies who needed to tap into our experience and use our management and marketing expertise to assist their larger clients like NHS Hospital Trusts and Universities. Gradually PEM has built up its own portfolio of clients whilst still working for other consultancies.

Double Award Win for Architect CT's Hotel Scheme

Within six months of opening 5-star Ellenborough Park hotel and spa in Cheltenham has won two of this year's World Travel Awards (WTA) for the UK's Leading Country House Hotel and the UK'S Leading Spa Hotel. The only Hotel in Britain to achieve two awards from WTA and one of only 15 Hotels in all of Britain. These awards are considered to be the 'oscars' of the travel and tourism industry and were recently presented at the 17th Gala Ceremony in Antalya, Turkey.

VIP Appointment

PEM assisted client Sarah Clarke of Armchair Opticians with a VIP visit as part of ongoing marketing support. NHS award winning Optometrist Sarah Clarke had a special appointment with Macclesfield's MP David Rutley.

David visited Sarah and her staff at her independent practice to find out more about the two Innovation in Healthcare NHS Northwest Awards that she won in recognition of her services to providing care in the wider community.

Changing Landscape

Vicky Greenhalgh attended a South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce & Industry luncheon at Rookery Hall.

With an audience of over 100 guests celebrity guest speaker Pete Waterman took the opportunity to give people his vision for the future business landscape.

Green Profits have the edge

PEM continue to work with Groundwork Cheshire in marketing support to disseminate environmental best practice following the success of a series of best practice visits and producing a set of case studies covering manufacturing, distribution and service companies.

Three companies were recognised for their achievements in energy, water and waste efficiency to increase profits with a Green Profits Award: global specialist paper coating manufacturer Tullis Russell Coaters, mobile phones and accessories distributor 20:20 Mobile and prestigious Alvaston Hall Hotel.