The Apprenticeship Levy – it’s not a tax if you use it

The Apprenticeship Levy comes into force in April amid the confusion that often surrounds new Government initiatives. Some businesses see the levy as a form of tax on their provision of employment and while they complain about the unfair burden, fail to realise that they too can benefit from the scheme. Read more…


Why choose apprenticeships?

With an apprenticeship, learners will gain the knowledge, the skills, and crucially, the industry experience necessary for a successful career. Apprenticeships are an opportunity to acquire skills and professional experience, but they have a much wider impact. Learners gain confidence in their talents and approach to new situations outside their comfort zone, unlocking a desire […]


Road improvement scheme bags award

Birchwood’s major road improvement scheme, the ‘Pinch Point’ project, has been named ‘Transportation Project of the Year’ by the Chartered Institute of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) at the North West regional awards dinner held last week. The Birchwood Park-backed scheme, which completed last year, has reduced peak hour congestion by 19 per cent. It has […]


UBC Supports Business with Office Giveaway

Since 4th January 2017, every business owner or representative who has toured UBCUK‘s serviced offices in Birchwood has been automatically entered into a prize draw to win an office, free for 12 months. This exciting offer is open to all new clients enquiring about office space at UBC’s Rutherford House in Birchwood, adjacent to Birchwood […]


Call for applications – 5-day – World Class Manufacturing training missions in Japan

Call for applications – 5-day-World Class Manufacturing training missions in Japan 27 April, 2017 (All day) The EU-Japan Centre is currently calling for applications for the next 5-day training missions in Japan. The below-mentioned activity in Japan is financed by the European Commission. As usual, I would be most grateful if you could forward this […]

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