As regular partners with K-Club events GM Business Connect enjoy a great range of high-profile business speakers from many different businesses, organisations and sectors. The breakfast events are held five times a year at the AJ Bell Stadium in Salford, and are designed to allow guests the opportunity to meet other senior business leaders and like-minded entrepreneurs in a club environment. As well as networking at the events, the guests enjoy a full English breakfast followed by two inspiring speakers.
AsOne Digital Business Development have announced that they will be moving from their existing site in Tameside to Manchester’s Ancoats Urban Village this November. The move highlights the establishment of Manchester as a growing digital sector leader for the UK, adding to the headcount of digital service businesses in the redeveloped Northern Quarter and adjacent Ancoats areas.
Joel Rush, Director, commented: “AsOne have been established and steadily growing for the past 18 years. We’re specialists in web development and digital marketing and have long enjoyed a reputation for reliable and consistent results not just across Greater Manchester but internationally.
K-Club breakfast events are held five times a year at the AJ Bell Stadium in Salford, and are designed to allow guests the opportunity to meet other like-minded entrepreneurs and
senior business leaders in a club environment. As well as networking at the events, the guests enjoy a full English breakfast followed by two inspiring speakers. The event at the end of June featured Ed Salt, Managing Director of Delamere Dairy, and Peter McCleave, Vice President/Global Operations Manager for RBS Business.
The middle of June saw the inaugural Business Show hosted by thebestofBolton take place at the Last Drop Village Hotel in Bolton. GM Business Connect were there as both exhibitors and media sponsors, along with another 55 businesses looking to connect with each other and the steady stream of visitors. Organiser Farzana Patel did a fantastic job of organising the event and the venue looked great. All sorts of businesses were exhibiting, including headline sponsors Sure Store, main sponsors ExcluSec Group,
The Stockport Expo was The Business Bible’s first Expo, taking place at the home of newly promoted Stockport County FC. GM Business Connect were there of course as Media Sponsors, with organiser James Caldwell from the Business Bible.
The event took place on the 4 July, after a busy week for the venue as it had hosted the Blossoms Concerts the week prior. Over 200 attendees came to the event, not including the Exhibitors already on the show floor,
The Greater Manchester Business Expo opened its doors to the North West business community at the USN Bolton Arena for the first time in May. This inaugural event attracted 1,200 delegates keen to visit the 100+ exhibitor stands. Organisers Shout Expo were delighted with the turnout. Having hosted the Lancashire Business Expo for five years, and their first Merseyside Business Expo in 2018, Manchester was a natural choice for their next Expo location. Jordan Conlin, Director at Shout Expo, said he wasn’t surprised that the event had been so well received: “The North West has a thriving business community and there’s a thirst for credible opportunities to promote businesses and networking with peers and even competitors.
The end of March saw K-Club featuring 2 great speakers again at their regular breakfast event at the AJ Bell Stadium in Salford. Firstly renowned private equity lawyer Darryl Cooke took to the podium to deliver on philanthropy in business and the rewards we all receive. He began by giving an insight into the process of setting up law firm gunnercooke llp. Stating that their mission was not to be ‘good’ but ‘great’ in their work, he mused that ‘good’ was the enemy of great as it could lead to complacency.
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,
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.
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,