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Manchester marketers networking event

Manchester marketers networking
Manchester marketers networking – a place to swap ideas and make contacts

I always thought there was a gap for a Manchester marketers networking event.

Marketing professionals can be isolated folks.  It has often been the case, more so since marketing depts downsized since the start of the recession.

Yet the need to swap ideas about changes to the profession such as the impact of digital, employing new techniques, finding out how the profession is changing and how to progress your marketing career is more pressing than ever.

So on Thursday 12th December from 6pm there is a new networking event taking place for Manchester marketers.

Creative, social media, digital professionals and those from allied industries are all welcome.

It should be a night of relaxed and productive networking at the Saint James’s Club.

The club is situated at 45 Springfield Gardens Manchester M2 2BG, very near to Rosso.  It is a business institution dating back to 1825 and makes a great venue.

A buffet is provided so you will not have to rush back for tea and there is a bar serving coffee, teas, wines and beers.

The cost is just £10.

I hope you can make it and support this event.

Please contact me on 07957611834 or rob@artisanmc.co.uk

I hope to see you there.

 

Networking at the St James’s Club Manchester

St James's Club Manchester

The St James’s Club has been a place where the city’s professionals have been building business relationships for nearly 200 years.  It has over 250 members and a range of facilities for those looking for a base (or place to relax and network) in Manchester city centre.

There is an open networking event for those looking for informal networking with fellow professionals in pleasant surroundings.  There is a chance to look round the club – Manchester’s best kept secret – but hopefully not for too much longer.

The St James’s Club is at the top of King Street West, Spring Gardens to the right of Russo.

There will be a buffet.  The cost is £15 with £5 of that going to charity.

Please contact Angela at the club if you are interested:

0161 829 3000

info@stjc.org.uk

Client release: Networking trainer to the corporate stars launches e-learning courses

Will Kintish

Leading networking trainers Kintish is launching its e-learning courses at major North West law firm Brabners Chaffe Street in Manchester this month, with a second event in the capital at national law firm Irwin Mitchell at the start of October.

Kintish, established 12 years ago, has built a client list that includes HSBC, Royal Mail, Ernst & Young and The Bank of England making it the leading providers of networking training in the UK.

The launch of the networking e-learning courses also sees Kintish aim to help undergraduates struggling to get a first step on the career ladder.

Will Kintish says: “Networking is a life and fundamental key work skill but it has until recently often been overlooked in education.  We will be giving free courses to a large number of graduates and organisations nominated by businesses at our launch and beyond.”

Will Kintish who served as a partner with Baker Tilly before launching Kintish comments: “In these challenging economic times it is more important than ever before for top class professionals to bring in business and make vital connections.  But it is a skill that many accomplished professionals feel uneasy with rather than a core competency that it needs to be.”

The courses validated for Continual Professional Development (CPD) with a range of professional organisations took a year to develop at a cost of more than £25,000.

Will Kintish comments: “We have presented in throughout Europe and also in the Middle East as well as the UK of course, but we want to reach out to those that need to master this set of key skills beyond face-to-face presentations.”

www.kintish.co.uk

Will can be contacted about free licences to graduates and deserving organisations through willk@kintish.co.uk

Looking for effective business networking in Manchester? It’s a no brainer!

Are you looking for effective business networking in Manchester?

Well, we are looking for new members for our breakfast networking group Manchester Business Breakfast Club.

We meet every Friday at 7am at our rather nice venue Manchester Tennis & Racquets Club Blackfriars Road Salford M3 7AQ.

Before those that are not early risers turn off I will outline why our group is worth considering.

Firstly we have over 30 members, many of whom are very well connected.  We are welcoming and generous in helping other members; we do not operate in cliques or expect you to be a member for months before business is referred.

The atmosphere of the group is light hearted, fun and irreverent although it aims to generate new business.

As an added bonus we have no membership fees, just a small charge for breakfast.  Any profits the group makes goes back into social gatherings.

MBBC allows only one member from any profession.  So we have only one printer for instance.

However, within a profession there can be a number of disciplines where there is little or no conflict of interest.

So we have a lawyer, Zatmans, and also a family lawyer from Howards Solicitors, as Zatmans does not offer that service.  We also have a Wills writer and a probate genealogist – professions that can work alongside or with legal practices.  We also have outsourced HR that covers employment law.

So who are we looking for?

Generous individuals who are happy to give referrals, possibly offer advice and might use other members’ services, if they feel confident and trust the recipient.  It is about know, like and trust.  In return, new members can expect to receive the same help.

Despite many professions being accounted for we still have the following openings:

  • Architect
  • Art dealers & auctioners
  • Burglar alarms/ security systems
  • Business travel/ travel Agent
  • Care leasing & contract hire
  • Commercial gas & electric
  • Courier services
  • Debt management
  • Interior design
  • Document storage/ management
  • Engineering and manufacturing
  • Estate agents/ letting agents
  • Executive car hire
  • Exhibition companies
  • Florist
  • Franchise consultants
  • Hotels/ venues
  • Recruitment
  • Recycling
  • Restaurant
  • Secretarial/ Virtual PA
  • Sports club – we have had Wigan FC as members in the past and Manchester United came as visitors
  • Surveyor
  • Wholesalers
  • Wine merchants

If you don’t see your profession and are interested in joining please ask, as it might be free.

If you are in the above professions please contact Graham Heap on 07725 993 400 ggheap@yahoo.co.uk

If you come you will be welcomed and will be allowed to come for free for two visits, including a hearty breakfast, before deciding if it is for you.  So why not try and find out if we can help grow your business?

Looking for more contacts and business? Manchester business networking at its best

Those that already network will know it is among the most powerful ways of finding new contacts and business.

So I will not have to sell the concept here to seasoned networkers, only the group.  If you have never networked, why not give it a try?

Well, we are looking for professionals that want Manchester business networking at its best for our group Manchester Business Breakfast Club.

We are having an open day on Friday1st July  at 7am at our rather nice venue Manchester Tennis & Racquets Club Blackfriars Road Salford M3 7AQ.

Before those that are not early risers turn off I will outline why our group is worth considering.

Firstly we have over 30 members, many of whom are very well connected.  We are welcoming and generous in helping other members; we do not operate in cliques or expect you to be a member for months before business is referred.

The atmosphere of the group is light hearted, fun and irreverent although it aims to generate new business.

As an added bonus we have no membership fees, just a small charge for breakfast.  Any profits the group makes goes back into social gatherings.

MBBC allows only one member from any profession.  So we have only one printer for instance.

However, within a profession there can be a number of disciplines where there is little or no conflict of interest.

So we have a lawyer, Zatmans, and also a family lawyer from Howards Solicitors, as Zatmans does not offer that service.  We also have a Wills writer and a probate genealogist – professions that can work alongside or with legal practices.  In the past we have had outsourced HR and commercial litigation agents (similar to private investigators) as members.

So who are we looking for?

Generous individuals who are happy to give referrals, possibly offer advice and might use other members’ services, if they feel confident and trust the recipient.  It is about know, like and trust.  In return, new members can expect to receive the same help.

Despite many professions being accounted for we still have the following openings:

  • Architect
  • Art dealers & auctioners
  • Burglar alarms/ security systems
  • Business travel/ travel Agent
  • Care leasing & contract hire
  • Commercial gas & electric
  • Courier services
  • Debt management
  • Hotel
  • Interior design
  • Document storage/ management
  • Engineering and manufacturing
  • Estate agents/ letting agents
  • Executive car hire
  • Exhibition companies
  • Florist
  • Franchise consultants
  • Hotels/ venues
  • HR Consultants
  • Recruitment
  • Recycling
  • Restaurant
  • Secretarial/ Virtual PA
  • Sports club – we have had Wigan FC as members in the past and Manchester United came as visitors
  • Surveyor
  • Telemarketing
  • Training Services
  • Wholesalers
  • Wine merchants

If you don’t see your profession and are interested in joining please ask, as it might be free.

If you are in the following professions please contact Graham Heap on 07725 993 400 ggheap@yahoo.co.uk

If you come you will be welcomed and will be allowed to come for free for two visits, including a hearty breakfast, before deciding if it is for you.  So why not try and find out if we can help grow your business?

Couple of networking dates for your diary at Turing House Manchester Science Park

Networking is coming to Turing House in November.

On the 19th November Simply Networking will be hosted on the top floor of Turing House.  Mark Greenwood a North West networking institution will be running what should be another sell-out event.

Manchester Science Park will be sponsoring the meeting and server hosting business Melbourne will be co-promoting with Mark.

There will be an opportunity to tour Melbourne’s new 3,000 server data centre, also located in Turing House after the event.

For more information go to Simply Networking’s site.

The following week, Friday November 27th, Manchester Business Breakfast Club will be hosted by Melbourne.  I am sure Steven Allan,  account director at Melbourne, will be happy to show you round its server hosting facilities if you missed the Simply Networking opportunity.

MBBC is now 10 years old and still proving very popular with about 35 members.

The group is particularly looking for surveyors, florists, hotels, restaurants, retail outlets, mail delivery companies.

So if you are interested in seeing if this friendly networking group can help your business please contact me rob@artisanmc.co.uk

Celebrity sells

In November I saw  Max Clifford speak and the word celebrity came up a lot to say the least.

When the audience was called to ask questions it invariably was: “How do I promote my charity or good cause?”  The answer invariably was, from Max: “Use a celebrity.”

Well this is all well and good for charities, but try using a celebrity to promote your push to handle capital gains tax for an accountancy company or use SEO for an e-commerce agency – you cannot use celebrity for everything, indeed most things.  And even if we could get Mylene to promote CGT it would cost.  Perhaps we would use Boris Johnson or Sacha Baron Cohen anyway – lend a bit of intellectual clout and humour hey?

Last week though I was helping promote Reds In Business: business networking for football fans.

Duncan Drasdo who heads the Manchester United Supporters Trust came up with a simple but potentially attractive concept.  The media loved it!

A few years ago I was doing the PR for Mark Greenwood who runs Networking4Business, business people along the M62 might recognise the Simply Networking brand.

I had a lot of success: NW Business Insider, Entrepreneur NW, Liverpool Daily Post, South Manchester Reporter, The Metro (national) and so on.  But as a subject, after a wave of journalistic enthusiasm, it lost its interest among the media community.  There were further opportunities that resulted in good coverage, but you had to work much harder.

So my point, eventually, is an association with Manchester United (Duncan runs the Manchester United Supporters Trust) and football has resulted in a great deal of media interest and coverage.  Celebrity (in this case a football club rather than a person) really sells in the media.

A couple of small plugs:

Mark Greenwood is very active with his networking meetings, still going strong after five years.

Wigan FC has a networking event when it meets City on the 18th October. Shaun Petafi of Wigan can give more details 01942 770448 or click through.

In addition to the above I go networking at Manchester Business Breakfast Club.  We do not play football or watch as a group, but we are looking for members, football fans or not.

Networking in Manchester

Networking4Business is holding a great event at Tiger Tiger in Manchester’s Printworks on the 23rd May.

The evening affair will feature speed networking, live music and buffet and licensed bar to keep you refreshed.

Networking4business’ events are relaxed and attendees are under no pressure. They are an effective way to meet key contacts.

Contact Mark Greenwood for more info at mark@networking4business.com or call 0161 721 4831