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A new era for pro-manchester

In September 2018, Sam Booth was appointed chief executive of pro-manchester. GM Business Connect have long been supporters of the business development organisation, and dropped into their Spinningfields HQ recently to interview Sam, looking into what decisions led her to where she is today, who got her there and what she’s most proud of in her career so far.

What led you to Manchester?
“I grew up in Congleton and went to university in Sheffield where I studied the History of Art,

The Greater Manchester Business Awards 2019

The evening of Friday 8 February marked the spectacular third annual awards night of the Greater Manchester Business Awards.

Following the success of the previous two years the event once again gave business owners the chance to bring their staff and clients along to a fun and glamorous night out in recognition of the hard work and support they had put into the business. For both clients and staff it’s the opportunity to say thank you from the business owners,

The Institute of Directors supporting business leaders

GM Business Connect recently met with Sharon Amesu, new Chair of the Greater Manchester branch of the Institute of Directors (IoD). As the largest branch of the organisation in the Northwest, we were keen to see what the Institute meant to business in Greater Manchester and how Sharon was intending to grow the relationship between the IoD and the local business community.

Can you explain what the Institute of Directors organisation is about and how does it benefit the business community?

Understanding the business of logistics

In the first of a series of features from the University of Salford’s Business School, GM Business Connect visited with Senior Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management Dr Jonathan D Owens. The series of speed lectures will feature a different area of business covered by a select group of academic experts from Salford Business School – and Dr Owens starts the series by sharing his insight with us into Logistics.

How important is logistics to business strategy?

The Office of the Small Business Commissioner

The Office of the Small Business Commissioner was launched in December 2017 ensuring fair trading practices for the UK’s 5.7 million small businesses.

What is the job of the Small Business Commissioner? What does it mean for businesses?
“We have been set up to support small businesses experiencing poor payment practices with larger businesses. If you find that you are getting paid late and this is resulting in unpredictable cash flow, please get in touch with us.

Don’t miss the Greater Manchester Business Expo 2019

17 May 2019 • 9.00am-3.00pm • USN Bolton Arena

GM Business Connect magazine’s main ethos has, and always will be, connecting businesses. We have always been champions of grass roots networking and encouraging the business community of Greater Manchester to move from the relative comfort of their laptops and screens, and simply get out and meet their potential customers and strategic partners face to face. One of the principal methods of doing this is by visiting and/or exhibiting at Business Expos.

Investment and business growth with Sir Howard Bernstein and Gail Hounslea

At the first K-Club Breakfast event of 2019 for Northwest business leaders, the audience were treated to the usual quality breakfast provided by the AJ Bell Stadium before hearing from speakers Sir Howard Bernstein; ex-Chief Exec of Manchester City Council and Gail Hounslea; Founder and MD of Ladderstore.com, discussing the topic of ‘Investment and Business Growth’.

Sir Howard talked on how his role of almost 20 years as Chief Exec of Manchester City Council was filled with not only opportunities,

Exporting

The secret to safe and smooth International Exporting
Brexit might be stirring concerns for EU exporters, but interestingly, this ripple effect isn’t drifting out to International waters. Despite the current commotion in the Commons, overseas trade is still thriving – with ships sailing between the UK and other continents undisturbed. The International export market is undoubtedly aware of Brexit, but remains as strong as ever – with huge eastern nations like China refusing to turn their back on Britain despite the political and economic uncertainty here at home.

The Northern Business Expo in Central Manchester

For two days in March the Northern Business Expo took over Manchester Central in Central Manchester showcasing business advice and insights for entrepreneurs, start-ups, SMEs and business professionals. The Expo was all about supporting businesses through growth as well as a great place to network.

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, that’s what this event was all about –

City Centre Business Networking

Our next two events couldn’t be more different. In February we tried something new and held it in etc.venues at Eleven Portland Street. Situated on the 8th floor overlooking Piccadilly Gardens, we networked all evening with kind support from Steve Frehley of Jeffrey’s Tonic bringing along their range of tonics. We enjoyed with gin, and some of us tried it with Bacardi, which went down well. Of course other drinks were available for guests.

etc. venues had the whole floor,