pro-manchester Incoming Chair’s Lunch

Date: Thursday 18th July 2024
Time: 12:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Location: King Street Townhouse, 10 Booth Street, Manchester, M2 4AW
Cost: £55+VAT (members only)
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Member Event

pro-manchester are proud to be celebrating 38 years representing Manchester’s Business Community. To celebrate we would like to invite you to join us at our 38th Chair's Lunch on the 18th July at King Street Townhouse.

At the lunch we'll hear from current Chair, Danny Simpson as he reflects on his past year in Chair and hands over the baton to our Incoming Chair, Alison Loveday.

In Alison's first address, she will outline her goals and ambitions for her year in post and update on developments in our programme.

We're looking forward to many of our members joining us, all of whom have helped make pro-manchester the organisation it is today with around 300 corporate members, 5000 active professionals and a programme of over 120 events each year.

The lunch, hosted at King Street Townhouse, offers fabulous dining, quality networking and a chance to celebrate this milestone with friends and colleagues. We hope you all can join us as we celebrate past achievements and look forward to the years ahead.

Ticket Price: £55+VAT, includes 2 course seated lunch with coffee and drinks package.

*Please note this event is exclusively for pro-manchester MEMBERS ONLY.

About the Speakers:

Alison Loveday Consultant - LLM Solicitors

A lawyer who has a passion for people and business, who is well embedded in the Manchester business community . Alison is based in the City Centre where she is a consultant with the commercial legal firm Lockett Loveday McMahon Solicitors, and she also has her own business advisory company.

Alison is a champion of equality in the workplace, recognising the importance of diversity, inclusion and promoting health and well-being at work. This is not in response to ‘the latest trend’ but is something she has done throughout her thirty plus year career. In addition, she is keen to support the future generation – promoting links between the workplace and schools /colleges/ and our universities and working with various Mentoring programs.

Alison is a keen supporter of North West Business Community, being a Director of pro-manchester, and Co-Chair of the pro-manchester Skills Committee. She is also an Ambassador for the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity (which raises money for and promotes awareness of the experience of homelessness) ,supporter of the Booth Centre for the Homeless, the Smart Works Charity and is a Trustee for the Wise Owl Trust.

Alison is a member of the Northern Power Woman Power List, and the Women of the Year Awards. She regularly provides comment to the media- National press, radio and television.

Danny Simpson pro-manchester Chair. CEO - MID Communications

Danny Simpson is the CEO of MID Communications & Founder of the MID Group, the largest multi award winning O2 Franchise in the Northwest, providing both B2B and B2C services across 16 retail stores throughout the Northwest and a business centre based in Rochdale.

Danny started his career back when GPRS was the only form of mobile internet and he also experienced the launch and impact of both 3G and 4G. He has also witnessed the release of the first ever iPhone in the telco marketplace along with many other tech gadgets like wearables, smart tech, innovative apps and especially tablets. Danny has seen how each of these have cannibalised the market in laptops to how the digital landscape has changed and works in our world as it is today.

He has the queens award for voluntary service, is a trustee for Hits Radio Cash for Kids Manchester, Non-Exec & Trustee for Cash For Kids UK, Non-Exec Director & Trustee for Kingfisher Learning Trust.

Personal Values –

  1. Be kind and courteous
  2. Have good strong manors, they cost nothing.
  3. Work Hard / Work Ethic

Professional Values

  1. Pride – Have it and show it.
  2. Passion – Have it and show it
  3. Persistence – if its worth doing do it

Interested In The Event?

If you’re interested in attending, you can book online here.

For any further enquires about this event, contact [email protected]

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