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Manchester hospitality looks to a positive future

The recovery of the hospitality sector is a collaborative effort

I don’t need to tell anyone about the difficulties facing the events and hospitality sector. Navigating the ever-changing array of rules and regulations, trying to operate a ‘viable’ business whilst interpreting seemingly endless, confusing and contradictory guidance. After the relative highs of August where we all ate out to help out and in doing so drove some of our favourite establishments to their busiest August on record,

Manchester Central to manage event spaces at Runway Visitor Park

Manchester Central has been awarded the contract to deliver events and hospitality services at Manchester Airport’s Runway Visitor Park and Concorde Conference Centre. The win forms part of the venue’s long-term strategy to expand the business by delivering its world-class hospitality and event management services at other prestigious venues across the region. Home to the iconic Concorde aircraft, the venue offers a one-of-a-kind setting for dinners, conferences, weddings and parties for up to 700 people. Two smaller break-out rooms and an on-site café and restaurant make the park a top choice for event organisers and one of the region’s most popular visitor attractions.

Manchester Central becomes new NHS Nightingale hospital

NHS staff are working day and night to create the new NHS Nightingale Hospital North West. The temporary hospital at Manchester Central is being put in place to for patients across the entire North West. They are joined by experts from the military, social care, local government, and charities at Manchester Central. Their combined efforts have created a new hospital, clinical model and recruitment programme in just ten days.

The NHS Nightingale Hospital North West will be equipped and staffed to receive up to 750 patients,

Manchester Central teams up with local waste food enterprise!

Manchester Central builds on its sustainability agenda by donating surplus food to the city’s first waste food catering project! The venue has been working together with Open Kitchen MCR to donate unused food, which is then transformed into high quality, nutritious catering for events, meetings and special occasions. Open Kitchen MCR is a not-for-profit initiative which sources food which would otherwise go to waste and turns it into delicious dishes for all. The income generated from their catering funds their work with a number of local organisations who support people having a hard time.

Spotlight on Manchester Central

GM Business Connect Magazine recently caught up with Manchester Central’s chief executive Shaun Hinds. In one of our first ‘Inspired Greater Manchester’ podcast and video interviews, we asked Shaun to give an insight into one of the UK’s premium event spaces:

Shaun, can you please introduce yourself and tell us what you do?
“I’m the Chief Executive here at Manchester Central. My role covers many things. We are a big, diverse venue in the heart of Manchester.

Venturefest North West 2019

British Entrepreneur and former ‘Dragon’ Jenny Campbell joins speaker line-up at Venturefest North West 2019. Former banker turned award-winning entrepreneur Jenny Campbell will deliver a keynote address at this year’s Venturefest North West, which returns to Manchester for its sixth year this autumn. Organised by GC Business Growth Hub at Manchester Central on Wednesday 20 November, Venturefest North West is the region’s biggest annual innovation conference and exhibition. The event will once more welcome North West business owners, entrepreneurs and investors who are looking to grow and build their businesses,

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 –

Manchester Central launch virtual tour of venue

Manchester Central has launched a new 360 degrees virtual tour of their venue, allowing clients to fully immerse themselves within the iconic venue and support them in the planning process.

Developed by Virtronix, the tour allows event planners to see what the venue’s event spaces look like in a variety of different set ups, with each space tagged with useful information, including hospitality options, room measurements and AV facilities. Shaun Hinds, CEO said “When we first looked into the world of virtual reality,

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;