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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…

Future Round Table: Young Professionals’ Panel

Recently, Brewin Dolphin, one of the UK’s leading wealth managers, hosted Pro-manchester’s third Young Professionals’ Round Table session, the focus being on coaching and managing people in the workplace. Attendees from a wide variety of businesses discussed employee relationships and managing strategies.…

Building a City of Trees – connecting to nature for a healthier, happier workforce

Last week Sian Day and Beth Kelsall from City of Trees spoke to Pro-manchester businesses about the role of outdoor volunteering as a key part of an employee engagement and wellbeing strategy. In 2016/17 stress, depression or anxiety accounted for 40% of…

RLB Launches New Service

Leading independent construction, property and management consultant, Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB), announces it has launched a new dedicated Contract Advisory service. Providing specialist advice to RLB’s customers, the service covers all aspects of procurement and contract drafting and negotiations; dispute avoidance; and…

You are what you tweet: personal and corporate branding in a social world

Whatever you do, the world is watching… and in the social world of 2017 it couldn’t be truer. We’ve become a world of stalkers – we want to see what everyone is up to, what they’re saying about that product they recently…