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  • Health Happenings: Dealing with undocumented NHS Premises

    Are you a landlord or tenant of health premises where the terms and conditions of occupation are undocumented? In both cases, there are substantial benefits of formalising your arrangements. For a landlord, documenting the arrangements will clarify the responsibilities of the parties, secure a necessary income stream and provide certainty over when you might get your property back. As tenant, depending on what type of organisation you are, a documented occupation would address potential issues such as the apportionment of risk between the partners of a GP surgery and the occupier’s statutory responsibilities in relation to premises.

    02 Apr, 2015

  • John Ashcroft: The New Tycoon

    For most of Manchester’s business community the name John Ashcroft is a familiar one, having taken over the Chief Executive post at business development organisation pro-manchester five years ago he has reshaped and revitalised the business with a commercial focus which has lost none of it’s sharpness in the thirty years or so which have passed since he was at the helm of Coloroll. Dubbed as ‘Thatcher’s favourite businessman’ he turned DIY into home fashion and was responsible for a generation of homes with flying duck wallpaper with curtains and coffee mugs to match.

    02 Apr, 2015

  • Dave Spikey to headline Annual Dinner 2015

    pro-manchester has this week announced comedian Dave Spikey as the guest act at their upcoming Annual Dinner. The event which will be held at the city’s Hilton Hotel is a celebration of the year past for the organisation and it’s 280 member firms, plus for the first time there’ll also be a special award presented on the evening recognising engagement with the organisation from one of it’s corporate member firms.

    26 Mar, 2015

  • Region's corporate finance community to be celebrated at The Rainmaker Awards

    The region's only community-led corporate finance awards programme,The Rainmaker Awards, will be held on June 18. Brought to you by TheBusinessDesk and Out There Events, and in association with pro-manchester, The Rainmaker Awards recognise the skill, enterprise, achievement, innovation and excellence of the North West's corporate finance community.

    23 Mar, 2015

  • JMW and I-COM team up to sponsor pro-manchester Retail and E-Commerce Sector Group

    Business development organisation pro-manchester, this week announced Manchester based lawyers JMW and creative, digital agency I-COM as sponsors for their Retail and E-Commerce sector group which forms part of a series of business development activities for the organisation.

    12 Mar, 2015

  • The battle for the interface

    Tom Goodwin, senior vice president of strategy and innovation at Havas Media, published a brilliant article in Techcrunch this week, “The Battle is For the Customer Interface”. He explains …

    11 Mar, 2015

  • The Great Manchester Business Conference 2015: Highlights

    The Great Manchester Business Conference took place today, Friday 6th March 2015 at The Point, Lancashire County Cricket Club. Hosted by pro-manchester Chief Executive and BBC Breakfast presenter Stephanie McGovern and featured key note addresses from James Akrigg, Charlie Cornish and Rowena Burns.

    06 Mar, 2015

  • HAPPENING NOW: The Great Manchester Business Conference 2015

    The Great Manchester Business Conference 2015 takes place today at The Point Lancashire County Cricket Club with the show starting at 9am.

    05 Mar, 2015

  • Trafford Business Connect report on Economic Review

    Towards the end of last year John Ashcroft, pro-manchester’s Chief Executive, delivered his 2015 economic review for Greater Manchester at Trafford Council’s budget review. Trafford Business Connect magazine reported on the event at Trafford Town Hall. A full review on John’s presentation outlining key factors to consider for 2015 is available in the February/March edition.

    25 Feb, 2015

  • Panel of experts set to examine what makes a sports star?

    They are idolised, have the hopes of a nation on their shoulders and are built up and knocked down by the country's press. They are the sports stars of our generation. Achieving sporting super stardom is no mean feat and the hard work starts young, but what happens when our young sporting stars are suddenly plucked from obscurity and thrust into the spotlight.

    24 Feb, 2015