pro-manchester and Yorkshire Bank partner to deliver free events to Greater Manchester SMEs
18th January 2019, 3:44 pm
pro-manchester, a business development organisation delivering unrivalled networking opportunities and events in Manchester has teamed up with Yorkshire Bank, part of CYBG, the UK’s leading SME challenger bank, to deliver events at their new B Works facility on Market Street.
Yorkshire Bank, part of CYBG, has established a series of new partnerships with leading businesses and Universities in Manchester to enhance its service offering for SMEs at its B Works store.
The flagship store will be home to two events areas, as well as a café, a co-working space and more. pro-manchester will deliver a program of activities at the facility, utilising its already-successful method of bringing together Manchester’s best business events, delivering invaluable insights to help SMEs learn better and work better.
For SMEs, often attending multiple events can be a drain on finances, time or resource. This is why pro-manchester and Yorkshire Bank are offering free events at a variety of times, to suit a variety of sectors, in a location where individuals can use co-working spaces, grab a coffee or both before or after attending the seminars.
Now in its seventh year, pro-manchester’s SME Club aims to help businesses to grow by providing information, resources and events in order to support small to medium businesses in the region.
In the past seven years, the SME Club has provided over 600 articles to more than 12,000 SME professionals, using pro-manchester’s vast network of experts. In the last year, these have varied from helping SMEs who employ migrants in a post-Brexit Britain, to helping SMEs who are looking to develop their SEO strategy.
Sean Williams, Head of City – Manchester, Yorkshire Bank said: “We’re delighted to be teaming up with pro-manchester, an organisation dedicated to spurring business growth in the North West.
“Their events in the B Works space will compliment the existing support we will be offering to the city’s SMEs in-store and provide them with extra value, helping them to grow their businesses.”
Nicola McCormick, pro-manchester’s Chief Operating Officer said: “It was a great pleasure to hear our reputation in delivering slick events had proceeded us when Yorkshire Bank contacted us regarding this exciting new opportunity.
“Our SME Club has been something our members have widely enjoyed being part of in the last seven years, and we’re delighted that we can now begin to build on the expert advice we have already shared with our SME network.
“The partnership with Yorkshire Bank is something we’re delighted to be delivering to both our membership and the wider Greater Manchester business community. It’s a modern new space that will put a twist on other events we have ran in our programme before and we’re looking forward to our first one this month.”
The events will be completely free of charge and open to anyone who preregisters. The seminars will give SMEs the opportunity to network with likeminded businesses as well as meet potential mentors and gain new skills, tips and advice.
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