The future of FinTech in Greater Manchester

The end of January saw pro-manchester organising a panel presentation and debate on the growing FinTech sector, hosted by the Manchester Metropolitan University’s Business School on Oxford Road in Manchester. Greater Manchester is already recognised as the FinTech capital of the North, and the local financial technology ecosystem and industry is evolving rapidly. The speed […]

The pro-manchester Green Tech Symposium

The end of October saw a pro-manchester organised Green Tech Symposium take place at Squire Patton Boggs in Spinningfields. The event featured leaders in our region’s Green Tech sector who presented to a packed audience enjoying a unique overview of businesses disrupting the green sector. The event was covered by GM Business Connect and the […]

Pro-manchester welcomes new chair

The end of July saw a change of chair for pro-manchester – the largest business development organisation in the Northwest. Taking place at the Lowry Hotel in Salford, this was a chance for members to network, enjoy a fabulous lunch, thank outgoing Chair Alistair Cree as well as welcoming new Chair Jenn Hazlehurst. Jenn both […]

Manchester Fintech showcased to London

pro-manchester recently welcomed over 120 delegates to their annual fintech lunch with the Lord Mayor of the City of London. This is the flagship event in his visit to the city. Jenn Hazlehurst, chair of pro-manchester, opened the event and thanked event sponsors Clarke Wilmott, Robert Walters and Open Money. She welcomed the Lord Mayor […]

A new era for pro-manchester

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 […]

The pro-manchester Property & Regeneration lunch

pro-manchester’s Property & Regeneration Lunch welcomed the sector’s movers and shakers to Manchester Central to discuss the current economic boom our region is benefitting from. The event, which was hosted by Property and Regeneration committee co-chair, Heather Gray – business development manager at Bruntwood, brought together two panels. The first of which discussed placemaking in […]

pro-manchester Economics Conference 2018

pro-manchester’s sold-out Economics of Greater Manchester Conference at The Lowry Hotel welcomed experts from our region to discuss the key issues affecting our region’s economy. High on the agenda were homelessness, the skills gap and pollution. So, what’s next for Manchester? Mike Blackburn, chair of the Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership believes: “We shouldn’t be […]

The Green Agenda

By Ilona Alcock Mayor Andy Burnham is determined to make Greater Manchester the first zero carbon region by 2038. To do this, we need a 15% year-on-year carbon reduction and the clock has already started ticking. It is an ambitious goal and one that requires everyone in the region – individuals, politicians and businesses – […]

PropTech – implications for technology in the commercial property sector

A packed-out room at Rider Levett Bucknall welcomed pro-manchester’s latest PropTech event, focusing on how technology is impacting the property offering in Manchester. Everywhere you look technology surrounds us. Whether this is in your car, at home or simply just your mobile phone, the world in 2018 relies on technology and being connected. PropTech is […]

pro-manchester welcomes new chair

July saw a change of Chair for pro-manchester. After holding the reins for the past year outgoing Chair Jane Forbes from PwC handed over to Alistair Cree from Eversheds-Sutherland at a very enjoyable lunch held at the Albert Square Chop House. After an introduction from John Ashcroft, CEO of pro-manchester, Alistair took to the mike […]