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Informed Solutions – defining digital transformation from Altrincham to Australia

Headquartered at the Old Bank Building in Altrincham’s Stamford Quarter, Informed Solutions has been steadily growing a huge reputation as an International tech business both in the UK and across the globe in Australia. As well as being based in Altrincham, the firm currently has offices in London, Edinburgh, Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra, and has an impressive set of clients across many areas of Government and the public and private sectors.

Five years ago GM Business Connect caught up with CEO Elizabeth Vega –

A hybrid road trip

GM Business Connect recently took up the challenge to write a review of the new Lexus ES 300h Hybrid Saloon, kindly supplied by Lexus Stockport, part of the RRG Group. After driving the car for a week, Paul Mirage reported on the experience of owning the latest Lexus luxury saloon.

About the Car
“When I was asked to test drive the next generation Lexus ES 300h Hybrid Saloon, I wasn’t sure what to expect. On the one hand Hybrid vehicles tend to have a reputation for a distinct lack of performance,

Trafford is open for business

GM Business Connect are keen to work with many organisations supporting business engagement and Trafford Borough Council have always been exceptional in their support of businesses both within the area and those looking to move there. We have partnered with Trafford’s Strategic Growth Team over many years on a variety of different events, and are currently supporting the regular Trafford Park Business Network run by the team plus the GM Chamber. We caught up with Councillor Andrew Western at Trafford Town Hall and asked him to share some insight on current thinking by Trafford Council on business support and engagement in the borough:

Why should businesses move to the Trafford area?

Entrepreneurial excellence

At the University of Salford, enterprise excellence and industry engagement are at the core of our strategy. We evolve every year so our graduates gain the skills they need to succeed in the 21st Century global economy.

Launch a business at Launch@SalfordUni
Entrepreneurial students and graduates from the University of Salford are being given support to take on the world with their ideas, thanks to a new business incubator. Just opened in the University’s Peel Park campus,

It’s a great time to start exporting

At the time of writing this piece, I have absolutely no idea what is going to happen with Brexit and nor, I suspect, does anyone else, including the Government. So, I can understand if you are mystified by my headline!

What makes this a great time to start exporting?
“The ongoing, obsessive, Brexit confusion has so dominated the agenda of public discourse that it has absorbed the oxygen of opportunity. Whilst Brexit is perhaps the most important constitutional change in a generation,

Customer Service Champions

Late November brought two great speakers to K-Club’s regular Salford networking event – Steve Byrne, CEO at Travel Counsellors, and Chris Brindley MBE, Former MD of Metro Bank and Natwest.

Steve Byrne, CEO, Travel Counsellors

Steve was first to speak, and his talk highlighted the positive impact of building caring and trusting relationships with customers – and how this affects the top and bottom lines of business. He began with a little background in that his business had been going for 24 years and grown on average 16% per year for the past 15 years and 20% for the past 3,

The Northern Business Expo returns to Manchester Central

Two days packed full of business advice and insights for entrepreneurs, start-ups, SMEs and business professionals, the Northern Business Exhibition is all about supporting businesses through growth as well as a great place to network.

Where: Manchester Central, Windmill Street, Manchester, England, M2 3GX
When: Tuesday 12 & Wednesday 13 March 2019, 10am – 4pm daily
Tickets: Free online – Search Northern Business Expo

Carl Reader at Northern Business Expo

Often the thing we need help with the most in business is identifying our weaknesses and finding solutions to take us on to the next level,

The pro-manchester Property & Regeneration lunch

pro-manchester’s Property & Regeneration Lunch welcomed the sector’s movers and shakers to Manchester Central to discuss the current economic boom our region is benefitting from.

Heather Gray, Bruntwood

The event, which was hosted by Property and Regeneration committee co-chair, Heather Gray – business development manager at Bruntwood, brought together two panels. The first of which discussed placemaking in Greater Manchester with Jon Sawyer, Manchester City Council; Suzanne Benson, Trowers & Hamlins and fellow co-chair of the Property and Regeneration committee;

Manchester Airport Group celebrate 80 supersonic years

Last year was a significant one for the airport. It celebrated its 80th birthday in June in which they looked back on what had been achieved and also forwards to the future.

As part of the celebrations The Concorde Conference Centre at Manchester Airport’s Runway Visitor Park recently played host to over 180 corporate guests as they celebrated the Airport’s milestone birthday. To mark the occasion, there was an aviation fun filled evening with guests checking in on arrival issued with boarding passes before dining under the wings of the iconic Concorde.

The small agency getting big results

Altrincham and Sale are creative hotbeds when it comes to PR and marketing communications. Within a three-mile radius there are more than 20 PR agencies and scores of freelancers who work with clients as big as Warburton’s, Asda, Disney and The British Film Institute. But it’s the work of a team of two ex-journalists based in a small office on Victoria Street that has just been recognised by the Altrincham and Sale Chamber of Commerce as the best in town.