Coming up: Your January Spark Business Support programme

5th January 2022, 12:48 pm


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Happy New Year! Here’s a handy round up of what you and your team can sign up to in January as part of your free business support programme, with links to register.

We’re keen to hear from you on what you’d like to see as part of the business support programme – let us know by getting in touch. Find out more about Spark and the full free programme at

Whether it’s an in-person Masterclass or Panel event, a Webinar or Workshop – we’re here to support you. All the events below are free to attend.

MPA Big Debate: Where’s the Talent?

Across our entire Media, Digital and Creative sector, amazing job opportunities lie vacant. Ask any manager or owner and the overwhelming majority will list ‘talent’ as being their number one issue. So what’s happened? And more importantly, what do we do about it?

Thu 13 Jan, 6-8pm
Attend virtually or in-person at Union, Manchester

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Workshop series
Future Leaders

We’re launching the next cohort of the Future Leaders programme, a unique professional development programme designed to help individuals excel as managers and leaders. This three part series covers a range of topics over three months, leaving you with the awareness, understanding and skill needed to develop and lead a high calibre team.

Starts Wed 2 Feb, 9am-12pm
Bloc, Manchester

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Developing an International Sales Strategy

Supercharge your international sales and marketing plans with this interactive session led by Onno Training. Whether you’re currently working internationally or wanting to break into an international market this year, this masterclass will be looking at the key areas you need to consider and follow to do this effectively.

Tue 25 Jan , 10-11am
Attend virtually or in-person at Bloc, Manchester

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The Future of Careers and Workplace Wellbeing

The expectations of our people team has changed significantly over the years. How do we attract the best talent, when everyone is competing for the brightest candidates? How do we nurture them, and help develop their careers? How do we create a culture where our teams thrive, and an environment where they feel safe and can bring their whole selves to work?

Wed 26 Jan, 10-11am
Attend virtually or in-person at Bloc, Manchester

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Public Speaking

Is your New Year’s resolution to improve your public speaking? Or are you ready for a refresher after months of online meetings? Then this interactive workshop is for you!

Tue 18 Jan, 10am-12pm
Blackfriars House, Manchester

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Coming soon
Spark Summit 2022

It’s back for a second year – our inspiring event that brings together industry leaders from some of the UK’s biggest brands to talk about how they’re shaping an exciting new world.

More information coming soon.

Relive Spark Summit 2021

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