London and a City Banquet at the Mansion House CEO Report

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I have a penchant for acronyms and the occasion was a great opportunity to update my vocabulary, already familiar with SIVS and conduits, SIFIS rather took me by surprise much more than the FPC, the PRA and the CPMA. Lord Turner explained Basel 3 and the requirement for Counter cyclical buffers on the SIFIS which sounds as if it will require delicate surgery.
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If chance favours the connected mind – pro.manchester.connects is linking the thinking

Chance favours the connected mind is Steven Johnson summary of “Where good ideas come from” in a five year study into creativity and innovation. In his new book due in early October, he identifies the five key principles to the genesis of great ideas, from the cultivation of hunches to the importance of connectivity and how best to make use of new technologies. If the real lesson of Steve Johnson’s book is that chance favours the connected mind, that is why we are so pleased with the idea of pro.manchester.connects. Connecting Innovation and Enterprise to Advice and Finance. pro.manchester.connects – “Linking the thinking”
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Where good ideas come from – chance favours the connected mind,

Chance favours the connected mind is Steven Johnson summary of where good ideas come from in a five year study into creativity and innovation. In his new book due in early October, he identifies the five key principles to the genesis of great ideas, from the cultivation of hunches to the importance of connectivity and how best to make use of new technologies.
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pro.manchester.connects, it’s a great graphic to launch the project

pro.manchester.connects is a very exciting step for pro.manchester as part of CORE our corporate outreach programme. It is designed to assist start ups, entrepreneurs and SME’s in Greater Manchester and the North West. It is a gigantic digital hub, a sort of web 2.0 + umbrella over Greater Manchester. It will sign post and assist with, education, mentoring, coaching, preparation, networking, co working, access to capital and finance.
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Top ten business sectors for start ups are business services

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Top ten sectors for start ups are business services. Experian list the top ten sectors for micro businesses and guess what, DMC and Anytech do not feature in the list. The UK has seen a surge in micros and entrepreneurial start ups according to research by Experian but the growth sectors have been business, property and professional services.
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Manchester is one of the top ten cities for entrepreneurs

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The number of small business entrepreneurs in the UK has leapt by 117 per cent in the last five years, according to Experian, the global information services company and Manchester featured in the top ten city list with 5,872 an increase of 221%.The research confirms it is not the “Anytech” Sector or DMC, Digital Media Creative which provides the impetus to growth but business and property related services.
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pro.manchester Connects, I want to join pro.manchester Connects

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pro.manchester Connects is designed to assist SME’s and entrepreneurs in Greater Manchester and the North West. Think of it as a gigantic digital hub, a sort of web 2.0 umbrella over Greater Manchester. It will sign post and assist with, education, mentoring, coaching, preparation, networking, co working, access to capital and finance. The schemes will provide, recognition, reward and returns to SME’s and entrepreneurs.
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