PROGRESS21 – Bringing together GM businesses

GM Business Connect spoke with Janine Smith, Director of GC Business Growth Hub, which is part of the Growth Company. The Hub provides specialist funded support to drive growth in small and medium enterprises across Greater Manchester. Janine is leading PROGRESS21 Business, one of the first large scale in-person business events since early 2020, taking […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]