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Beech Web Services

Expert business advice helped company grow and benefit from successful networking connections.

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Bridger Consultancy

Valuble contacts and advice on publicity helped consultancy to grow!

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Body Stress Release (BSR)

BSR is an alternative healthcare company, focusing on the relief of stress through complimentary healthcare, working alongside conventional medicine

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Charity flying high thanks to support from the ERDF-funded I2C project

Read how I2C helped the Charity overcome a key challenge to source missing aircraft and engine parts.

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Student engineers gain invaluable work experience thanks to ERDF-funded I2C project

I2C helps provide a superlative student experience at Thornton.

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Artisan, gourmet food producers develop corporate offering with support from the ERDF-funded I2C project

Perfect Samosa is an artisan, gourmet samosa business run by mother and daughter team, Kay and Sanya Wadud.

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Upgrade of technology and creation of bespoke software transforms motorcycle engineering company

With the help of the University, Motrac has trained it's staff to learn more skills to grow with the industry and it's fast-growing technology. 

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Vaughan Hodson

The most rewarding experience at University so far.
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Ocean Rattigan

LLB (Hons) Law student placement at Grey and Co. Solicitors.

It has been the most rewarding and eye-opening experience of my academic journey so far and has also furthered my personal development.
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Maria Antonakou

BSc (Hons) Psychology student placement at Erlas Victorian Walled Garden.

I think WBL has given me the chance to meet new people, challenge myself...helped me grow as a person and develop new skills.
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Larissa Jefferies

BSc (Hons) Geography student placement at Ramboll.

A rewarding insight into the day-to-day life in the workplace of an environmental consultant.
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Janine Spackman

BSc (Hons) Psychology student placement at Ferries Family Groups Ltd.

[Students on the module] shouldn’t worry too much because people are always willing to help if they need it and they are capable of more than they think.
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Janina Vomund

BSc (Hons) Bioveterinary Science student placement at Lower Moss Wood Wildlife Hospital.

Overall, a hands-on and informative experience.
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Isaac Roberts

BSc (Hons) Cybersecurity student placement at Ten Ten Systems.

Learning from a business like this is so different to learning in class and it will definitely benefit me a huge amount...
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Imogen Fairhurst

BSc (Hons) Psychology student placement at Grove House Care Home.

It makes me feel proud of myself knowing I’ve made the residents' day.
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Georgia Cox

BSc (Hons) Sociology with Counselling Skills student placement at Woodwork to Wellness.

...it was very rewarding seeing people’s mental health improve and knowing I had a part to play...
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Ffion Magness

LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology student placement at Hillyer McKeown Solicitors.

[My] expectations were definitely not met, but exceeded by Hillyer McKeown. I had genuine and important work to do within a friendly and contemporary office space.
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Elaine Mojares

BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance student placement at MoneySuperMarket.com.

...it’s been the most enjoyable and biggest opportunity for me.
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Charlotte Baker

BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition student placement at NoW Food.

This placement has been very ‘cool’ and ‘sciencey’ and completely transformative.
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Bethan Williams

BSc (Hons) Psychology with Criminology student placement at The Port Grocery.

The best thing I’ve ever done. Absolutely life-changing.
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Alzbeta Nelson

BSc (Hons) Geography and Natural Hazard Management student placement at Bibby Hydromap.

WBL is THE best opportunity within the University. It allows you to experience the real world.
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Testing, evaluating and commercialising alternative energy with the I2C project

H2O Turbines Ltd is a specialist in pressurised wind turbine technology. The company has built a 3kW domestic turbine, which converts wind into power, using patented technology.

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I2C enables growth of in-house manufacturing capability for luxury fashion designer

Tracey Telford, of Tracey Telford Designs at High Bird Shooting is a creative and innovative designer, based in Cheshire.

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Validating the effectiveness of the next generation in cooling therapy

The cushioned Kooley Cold Pad is a unique product that has been designed to make cooling therapy after injury more accessible, efficient and more comfortable.

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Focusing on taste testing a new food range

Green Sisters manufactures award-winning authentic, vegan, free from products in sweet and savoury flavours, promising to offer customers choice, nutrition and peace of mind.

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3D printing technology revolutionises local beekeeping business

Bax Bees is a family-run beekeeping business based in Plumley, Cheshire, providing honey and bee related products sourced from its hives.

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Creating innovative testing solutions for chemical decontamination to save energy, time and money

One of CORE Additive Technologies’ main areas of expertise is in the chemical decontamination of refinery equipment.

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Testing, evaluating and commercialising alternative energy with the I2C project

H2O Turbines Ltd is a specialist in pressurised wind turbine technology. The company has built a 3kW domestic turbine which converts wind into power using patented technology.

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I2C enables growth of in-house manufacturing capability for luxury fashion designer

Tracey Telford, of Tracey Telford Designs at High Bird Shooting is a creative and innovative designer, based in Cheshire.

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Validating the effectiveness of the next generation in cooling therapy

The cushioned Kooley Cold Pad is a unique product that has been designed to make cooling therapy after injury more accessible, efficient and more comfortable.

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Focusing on taste testing a new food range

Green Sisters manufactures award-winning authentic, vegan, free from products in sweet and savoury flavours, promising to offer customers choice, nutrition and peace of mind.

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Focussing on taste testing a new food range

Green Sisters manufactures award-winning authentic, vegan, free from products in sweet and savoury flavours, promising to offer customers choice, nutrition and peace of mind.

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Creating innovative testing solutions for chemical decontamination to save energy, time and money

One of CORE Additive Technologies’ main areas of expertise is in the chemical decontamination of refinery equipment.

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3D printing technology revolutionises local beekeeping business

Bax Bees is a family-run beekeeping business based in Plumley, Cheshire, providing honey and bee related products sourced from its hives.

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Jeff Turner, Ramboll

Ramboll is a leading engineering, architecture and consultancy company.

Larissa has made a valuable contribution to the organisation by working on projects and being part of project teams. She has fulfilled the same role as a graduate environment consultant would.
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Dr Abu Imroz Ali, Russell IPM Ltd

Russell IPM Ltd. is a leading manufacturer for pheromone-based solutions for the food supply chain.

Our student was a hard working individual and a very good team player.
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Sarah Orton, AstraZeneca

The student has added value in terms of contributing to the automation of some risk assessment and analysis. He has also contributed to team meetings and worked across the team to build his confidence in the workplace.
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Ray Jackson, Lower Moss Wood Wildlife Hospital

Lower Moss Wood Wildlife Hospital is an educational reserve and wildlife rescue centre.

The students work very hard and make a big difference.
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Matt Shenton, Bibby HydroMap

It is pleasing to see students enjoy their time here and can encourage them to seek employment or further studies into the job specific, or the industry we work in. Having a student with us on placement can provide coaching opportunities to our existing staff and can assist with our continuous improvement to our internal development programme.
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Libby Hughes, Erlas Victorian Walled Garden

Erlas Victorian Walled Garden aims to promote and protect the health of people with disabilities.

We have been hosting Chester students for 6 years now, and it has nearly always been an extremely positive experience both for us and for them.
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Jenni Moss, The Port Grocery

The Port Grocery is a Community Interest Company which aims to address food waste and food poverty for the benefit of the local community.

The experience has been great and I look forward to next year.
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Janette Williams and Gary Morgan, Vision Support

Vision Support is a charity who work with local authorities, organisations and the local community to offer specialist advice about issues relating to vision impairment.

The students bring fresh ideas and enthusiasm to the organisation.
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Jade Morris, Healthbox CIC

Healthbox CIC provides health and wellbeing services to all aspects of the community.

Given the opportunity to host a 2nd year undergraduate placement I would advise other organisations to seize the opportunity.
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Helen Evans, National Waterways Museum

Part of the Canal & River Trust, the museum looks after one of the greatest collections of historic boats in the world.

I’ve worked with the University of Chester for many years offering a variety of placements and have always found the students to be highly motivated, professional and keen to learn.
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Akinrinola Fawusi

Akinrinola talks to Work Based Learning about her placement at the National Waterways Museum.

This placement has helped me discover what I want from a future career.
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Anthony Morris, Prodo

Prodo is a digital agency and technical consultancy who deliver website, marketing and campaign solutions to businesses.

I would recommend any business participate, as it fosters talent and brings enthusiastic people into the business.
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Air quality links to climate change

Poor air quality is a global threat to human and ecosystem health, with climate change projected to exacerbate air quality problems through meteorological changes. Many air quality pollutants may also contribute to climate change themselves, making this a perpetual problem.

"We are supporting this research to help ensure that the latest scientific understanding of the relationship between climate change and air quality can be communicated to business and decision makers at municipal or national levels and NGOs. That understanding may have profound implications for multiple sectors including health, transport and urban planning."
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A new wave of renewable energy

The UK is surrounded by the largest source of wave and tidal power in Europe, with production potential of 840 TWh of electricity each year. To put this into perspective, this is double the UK’s annual electricity demand of 350 TWh/year*. Just harnessing a proportion of this energy could make a significant contribution to the UK’s Clean Growth Strategy, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% from 1990 levels by 2050.

"This project presents a great opportunity for us to really push this technology forward and get our products into the market place. The ability to access university resources, expertise and facilities is proving invaluable to the development of our product."
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Our electric nation

Over 100,000 electric vehicles (EVs) were being used on UK roads back in 2017. With the UK Government banning the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2032 in Scotland, and 2040 for the rest of the UK this number is projected to increase to over 40 million by 2050.

"This research is essential if we are to meet the future energy demand created by the increased adoption of electric vehicles. The UK Government’s Industrial Strategy has shown this to be an important area of development which we’re proud to be contributing to."
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Renewable energy for the Chester community

Chester Community Energy Ltd is a registered cooperative (community benefit society) which aims to develop, own and facilitate renewable energy installations for the benefit of the community of Chester and surrounding areas. The society is run by volunteers and aims to reduce the community's carbon footprint and promote environmental awareness and energy efficiency.

"My knowledge and skill set has developed as part of my work with Chester Community Energy, which has benefited my personal and professional development."
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Growth of the Green Roof

Turf management is a growing industry and affects us all. Not only do professional sports pitches such as football, golf and tennis turf need to be high quality and well-maintained but there is also an expectation for parks and public spaces to be appealing and available throughout the year and in all weathers.

"Our internship with the Centre provided a fantastic resource to help drive market understanding and campaigns to push this innovation forward.”
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Pakistani PhD student hopes to help solve her country’s energy crisis

A student from Pakistan, who is studying for her PhD at the University of Chester, has made it her career goal to play her part in helping to solve her country’s energy crisis.

“I am really excited about this project. PhD research can sometimes remain as a thesis, so I feel very lucky to be somewhere where my research will be implemented into the real world to solve real world problems."
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Upgrade of technology and creation of bespoke software transforms motorcycle engineering company

With the help of I2C, Motrac has helped to train it's staff to learn more skills to help grow with the industry and it's fast-growing technology. From this, they have realised the potential for Motrac to stay at the cutting edge of development and cut long-term costs in the process.

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Artisan, gourmet food producers develop corporate offering with support from the ERDF-funded I2C project

Perfect Samosa is an artisan, gourmet samosa business run by mother and daughter team, Kay and Sanya Wadud.

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Camcoat Performance Coatings Ltd

Warrington-based company, Camcoat Performance Coatings Ltd, has high hopes that their link with the Eco-Innovation project at Thornton Science Park will bring its product development rewards.

It is an amazing opportunity to work alongside Camcoat Performance Coatings Ltd to help research in the development of new innovative solutions.
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Autichem Ltd

A major cause of global warming is CO2 being released into the atmosphere. SME, Autichem Ltd may have found the solution by capturing it.

It looks nothing like I imagined, but that’s what research and development is all about.
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Student engineers gain invaluable work experience thanks to ERDF-funded I2C project

The ERDF funded Innovation to Commercialisation (I2C) project recently took part in a 'speed dating' event with the University of Chester's Faculty of Science and Engineering.

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Northwest Human Milk Bank

The Northwest Human Milk Bank is the largest human milk bank in the UK and has processed over 8000 litres of milk since they launched in 2014.

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Charity flying high thanks to support from the ERDF-funded I2C project

The Aeroplane Collection (TAC) is a registered charity based at Hooton Park in Ellesmere Port, North West of England. It is made up of 35 members that dedicate their time to restoring classic aircraft and artefacts for static display.

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Africa Al's Handmade African Sauces

Africa Al’s Handmade African Sauces has been working with the NoWFOOD team to increase his production capabilities.

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The Cheshire Garden

The Cheshire Garden is a landscape design practice which offers bespoke design ideas to enable you to transform your dream garden into a reality.

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Jonathan Hay

Novelty Fades: Science Fiction and Posthumanism

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Byotrol

Byotrol is dedicated to improving lives around the world by developing and commercialising market-leading, anti-microbial technologies and products.

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Spread-A-Bale

Specialising in the production of simple and efficient machines for the purpose of spreading bedding straw, Spread-a-Bale offers a unique operation for a comprehensive range of livestock farmers beef, dairy, sheep, pig and poultry.

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Naomi Walker

The Two Marys: Shropshire's Feminist Novelists, Mary Cholmondeley (1859-1925) and Mary Webb (1881-1927).

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Olivia Lyon

The Performativity and Significance of Headwear in the Works of British Authors of the Early 20th Century.

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Sheila Jones

My Friend, the Queen.

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Rachelle Cope

Representations of Femininity in British Crime Fiction

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Leo Hall

Picturing musculinity: nineteenth-century constructions of heroic masculinity in the text and illustration of fin-de-siècle adventure narratives.

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Jeffrey's Tonic

Jeffrey’s Tonic is a Cheshire based business specialising in the production of non-alcoholic tonic syrups made from natural herbs and spices, with no artificial colours or flavours.

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Chilli Gourmets

Chilli Gourmets is a unique food business specialising in the production of a wide range of chilli peppers, with various levels of spice. All chillies are grown by founder Jane Fern, before being used by Jane to prepare handmade chilli products that enhance the flavour of any meal

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Leo Hall

Industrial Gentlemanliness: The fin-de-siècle adventure hero in text and image, 1870-1914

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Jen Davis

Coleridgean Eliot

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Claire Bennett

Challenging Laura Mulvey's male gaze and rethinking scopophilia from a female perspective in the fiction of Angela Carter and Margaret Atwood.

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Katie Baker

From Fallen Woman to Businesswoman: The Radical Voices of Elizabeth Gaskell and Margaret Oliphant.

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Cheshire Digital Skills Academy

Cheshire Digital Skills Academy offers digital training solutions tailored to the specific needs of each of their clients.

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BakerRisk

BakerRisk is an internationally recognized firm dedicated to helping predict, prevent, and mitigate hazards from explosions, fires, and toxic releases.

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EpiValence Limited

Chemicals and how they are safely managed and manufactured is an important process marked with so much emphasis on keeping a green environment for future generations.

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Big Heritage

Big Heritage is an award-winning not-for-profit company specialising in heritage and education.

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Altimex Ltd and MJ Lighting

A specialist supplier of electronic manufacturing services, Altimex Ltd is experienced, capable and happy to take on one-off bespoke projects as well as large-scale high volume roll outs.

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Sweet Nothings Snacks Ltd

With 100 percent natural ingredients, food business Sweet Nothings Snacks Ltd has seen a 100 percent increase in turnover, thanks to a support package which is unique to Cheshire.

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Autichem Ltd

Autichem Ltd specialise in designing and manufacturing new equipment and processes for the pharmaceutical, fine chemical and energy sectors.

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Maths of the Day

A former teacher has kicked off his business with a major success and support from the Cheshire and Warrington Business Growth Programme.

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Blue Sky Bio

When energy-tech entrepreneur Nick Bartlett set up Blue Sky Bio to help create a zero-carbon world, he had no idea the University of Chester would help him grow his business so quickly.

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The Literacy Company

The Literacy Company works closely with schools to improve standards in English and to enhance the curriculum.

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Just Thai Kitchen

Just Thai Kitchen is a Cheshire based business that specialises in creating authentic Thai ready meals. The company was founded by mother and son duo Nooch and Miles.

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MDecon

MDecon develops innovative solutions to waste management challenges and has been present at Thornton since the opening of the business incubation unit in July 2015.

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