Member News

Bold, bright new 8th-floor conference & training venue for Manchester business community

In a bold move to expand standard venue choices open to North West conference-goers, award-winning contemporary event space host etc.venues has opened its first ever Manchester training, meeting and conference space. Boasting some of the best corporate views in the City and…

£4,000 cash prize launched for investigative journalists

JOURNALISTS hoping to uncover corruption and wrongdoing are being invited to enter a competition for a chance of winning a £4,000 cash prize. The inaugural Ray Fitzwalter Award, launched in honour of the distinguished former World In Action editor, aims to recognise…

Two of Wilson Gunn’s trade mark team score top marks

Two members of the Wilson Gunn trade mark team have received awards from the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) for their exceptional achievements on their respective trade mark qualification courses. [gallery columns="2" ids="152765,152766"] Chris Smith achieved the highest mark by…

TOAST PR IN TECHNOLOGY DOUBLE WIN TO END YEAR

Toast proves to be a hit with the technology sector with two substantial wins - The Landing @MediaCity UK and Broadstone, a new security recruitment platform. National and regional PR agency Toast PR has recently won PR accounts for two prominent Manchester…

Law firm extends joint social mobility mentoring scheme with Manchester Met

Manchester law firm Browne Jacobson has extended its joint mentoring scheme with Manchester Metropolitan’s Law School, as the firm continues its mission to tackle socio-economic disadvantage in the legal profession. The pioneering initiative, which was successfully piloted in 2015, has been extremely…

Business confidence falters following protracted Brexit negotiations

The confidence of UK businesses is faltering against the backdrop of protracted and unclear Brexit negotiations, according to the latest Business Trends Report by accountants and business advisers BDO LLP. Business optimism falls to seven-month low, and business output falls to a 23-month…

Manchester hosts landmark discussion on safe digital future for children

Senior media industry figures from across the world visited Manchester for a landmark discussion on keeping young people safe and nourished in a digital world. Speakers at the Children’s Global Media Summit 2017 included the Duke of Cambridge Prince William, BBC Director-General…

New Board Members for Diane Modahl Sports Foundation

Marc Yaffe, Partner and Head of Commercial Litigation at full service law firm JMW Solicitors LLP has joined the board of a local sporting charity along with local Property Entrepreneur John Russell, Chief Executive of Fairhome Group Plc. They will join the…

‘A Phoenix from the flames’: Pendleton Sixth Form College’s Graphic Design Department showcases success 18-months on from tragic fire

Happy ending for Pendleton Sixth Form College over a year on from a fire that devastated their graphic design facilities. Staff, students and some of Pendleton’s finest graphic design alumni gathered at the college to celebrate not only 10-years of success within…

Digital Disruption or Digital Transformation?

Julian King, Head of Retail at independent property, construction and management consultancy, Rider Levett Bucknall gives his thoughts on how retailers can use technology to their advantage from design of space, customer experience, warehouse and stock control through to build and refurbishment…