Thursday Thirty – 30th June 2022

We were the hosts of our own Thursday Thirty on the 30th June 2022 at The Lion & Swan in Congleton. Another wonderful turnout, with brioche bacon rolls, tea and coffee for all of our delegates to enjoy. Jackie welcomed everyone to the event, and discussed our upcoming events. Ruth W. from Smile Group Charity who are … Continued

Annual Golf Day – Wednesday 15th June 2022

Our Annual Golf Day took place on Wednesday 15th June 2022 – and what a fabulous day it was. Out on the course, the sun shone all day, and all the golf teams enjoyed a wonderful round of golf. The day started with registration, delicious bacon brioche rolls with some tea and coffee, shortly followed … Continued

NetWalking with Handelsbanken

On Wednesday 25th May, Sarah Hunter from Handelsbanken in conjunction with East Cheshire Chamber held a ‘NetWalking’ event in Congleton – a historic tour of the town and a light lunch. Ian from Congleton Museum took us on the tour around the town. Despite the rain, we all had a lovely morning and learnt a lot about Congleton town and … Continued

Thursday Thirty – 19th May 2022

Our hosts for this mornings Thursday Thirty were WR Partners UK, held at the beautiful Lion & Swan Hotel in Congleton. Tea, Coffee and delicious brioche bacon rolls were served whilst Jackie, from the Chamber, gave a brief introduction and update regarding our upcoming events. Fran Johnson from WR Partners also gave a short presentation. We … Continued

Thursday Thirty – 30th June 2022

We have a **change of venue** for our next Thursday Thirty networking meeting on the 30th June. East Cheshire Chamber will be hosting our next event at the renowned Lion & Swan, Swan Bank, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 1AH from 8.30am – 10am. Our new Charity of the Year for 2022/23, Smile Group will be giving … Continued

The Spring Statement

Rishi has a plan! There may be a cost of living crisis, there may be a war in Ukraine and Covid may still stalk the land but fear not, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has a plan!  More of this exciting development in a moment, but first, what measures did the Chancellor announce to ease … Continued

Join Total People’s employer and learner online events

Employers and future apprentices are invited to join two online events in January to learn how to #leadthefuture through Total People apprenticeships.  The Cheshire-based training and apprenticeship provider is holding two events to provide information about apprenticeships and how they can benefit businesses across all sectors, including engineering and commercial vehicle.  On Tuesday 25 January, an Employer Panel event will bring together industry experts … Continued


Experienced insolvency practitioner, Michaela Daly is stepping up to lead the BegbiesTraynor operation in Staffordshire alongside partner Diane Dunion.Since the acquisition of Dunion and Co in March 2019, Begbies Traynor has gone fromstrength to strength in Staffordshire and is now a six-strong specialist team with dedicatedoffices at Lymedale Business Park.Michaela brings more than two decades … Continued

Congleton Leisure Centre redevelopment by Pulse Fitness

Executive director and senior managers of Pulse design & build were delighted to welcome The mayor of Cheshire East, Councillor Sarah Pochin, and the mayor of Congleton, Councillor Denis Murphy to formally break ground Worrall St to mark the commencement of Congleton’s new swimming and leisure complex. The scheme which has been more than 3 … Continued

Cobra awarded Queen’s Award

We are pleased to announce that Cobra Braiding Machinery has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade. Cobra is one of 205 organisations in the United Kingdom to be recognised with this prestigious business award. Announced today 29th April Cobra has been recognised for its growth in international sales which represents … Continued