BITA series of events showcase the Isle of Man to overseas business leaders

Douglas, Isle of Man

Business leaders from the UK, Ireland and USA experienced a fantastic range of business networking events hosted and organised by BITA (the British and Irish Trading Alliance). The 3-Day Spectacular which took place at the beginning of May was the biggest series of events organised by the Isle of Man Chapter of BITA since lockdown. […]

The BITA Manchester and Leeds Lunch

BITA Liverpool and Manchester Lunch

The beginning of March saw the Leeds and Manchester chapters of the British and Irish Trading Alliance (BITA) back to the Lowry Hotel in Salford. The event brought over 120 business leaders and decision makers from across the UK and Ireland together, and was sponsored by ourselves, Business Connect Magazine, Net Hub and pib Risk […]

The BITA Manchester and Leeds Lunch

BITA Manchester, Leeds Luncheon

Mid-October saw the inaugural gathering of the British and Irish Trading Alliance (BITA) Leeds and Manchester Chapters at the Lowry Hotel in Salford. The event was marked with a sell-out luncheon, attended by over 140 business leaders and decision makers from across the UK and Ireland, and sponsored by ourselves Business Connect Magazine, KrolCorlett Construction […]

Don’t miss the BITA Manchester and Leeds Networking Lunch!

14 October • 12noon – late • The Lowry Hotel, 50 Dearmans Place, Salford M3 5LH The British and Irish Trading Alliance (BITA) are pleased to confirm the much anticipated Manchester and Leeds Networking Lunch. Taking place at the iconic Lowry Hotel, the event will attract business owners from across the UK and Ireland and […]

Good to be back!

We ran a feature on the impact of COVID-19 on Manchester’s hospitality sector in our February/March edition, featuring an interview with owners Mark and Elaine Wrigley, who were very pleased to once again to be hosting the region’s business community coming together at their venue. As well as offering over 540 Gin brands, the bar […]

Upsides from the Covid-19 pandemic

Paul Whitnell, President, BITA

Although the upsides to lockdown have been few and far between, one is that people have become experts with online communication platforms like Zoom. This has had a massive, positive impact on the growth of our BITA Global Forum. Whereas once we would have faced an uphill struggle to make people realise that the initiative […]

Passion, Integrity and Delivery

GM Business Connect talked with Paul Whitnell, Founder of the British and Irish Trading Alliance (BITA), which is a non-profit networking organisation operating across the UK and Ireland, about the impact of the pandemic on their organisation and their membership. Paul commented: “Like many of our members, we found that last year was almost like […]

Culture, Community and Connections

GM Business Connect have recently caught up with Paul Whitnell, president of the British and Irish Trading Alliance (BITA). The membership organisation has been growing over the past few years, and recently has established a Manchester chapter chaired by Christiane Hutchinson. We asked Paul about BITA’s plans for the future and how they intend to […]