November, 2009

West Cumbria Consulting - November 30, 2009

Craig Morrow is serving his Footprints time at West Cumbria Consulting Ltd., a small business with close links to the nuclear industry. He is learning more about strategic planning and business development, the supply chain, bid and procurement services, and project management.

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Northern Entrepreneur -

Jim Forde has secured an unusual small business placement in Scrabster. He is working as an assistant chef in the Captain’s Galley restaurant, winner of the Seafood’s Award 2009.

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EMERGE recycling, Manchester -

Hi Susie, I had a meeting with EMERGE last Friday to discuss what I would be able to get involved in. I’m going to progress the setting up of the business’ Environmental Management System to help the company reach ISO 14001 accreditation. It looks like it will be an interesting bit of work – lots [...]

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Industrial Trust -

Alex Stewart and Owain Lewis are currently assisting the Industrial Trust in both Oxfordshire and Swindon to engage with more businesses and also to contribute to the development of their business plan, with a focus on finding new sources of funding.

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AIMES Grid Services -

Susan Elder has been working on a research project for AIMES Grid Services who are based at the Liverpool Innovation Park. Susan has been researching ways of reducing carbon emissions at their Data Centre.

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Innovation Park, Liverpool -

Patrick has been working on a survey for Liverpool Innovation Park for marketing purposes.

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Cumbria Community Foundation -

A message from Deb Muscat at Cumbria Community Foundation I was just in the process of writing to Lizzie. I am sending her one of our special 10th anniversary annual reviews. I have to say that having Lizzie over the summer was wonderful. We have been a member of staff short and our workload has [...]

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Cornerstone in Didcot -

Michael Shapiro spent his economic regeneration footprint placement doing marketing for the new Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot. The aim of his project was to reach out and involve local businesses in the centre.

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Nice outcome from visit to Body and Soul - November 27, 2009

I just heard that following Cohort Two’s day spent at Body and Soul as part of their first training workshop a year ago, Addleshaw Goddard, from whom we had heard about corporate social responsibility, have started supporting this AIDS related charity. An unexpected but welcome outcome.

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UK Decommissioning vs. US Decommissioning -

During my visit to the Idaho National Laboratory I wanted to meet with some people from their decommissioning and clean-up team to make comparisons between decommissioning in the UK and the US. There are immediately visible differences if not purely from the amount of land that each has to work with. As an example, the [...]

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