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North West round up - September 2018

12 Sep 2018

IoD North West

Important news – we are moving

I hope you had a wonderful summer and settling back in again.

We are excited to tell you that, from 1st October 2018, your new Manchester space will be at All Work & Social at The XYZ Building in the heart of Spinningfields. We are delighted with this move, as we feel that it will bring members considerably more (and diverse) working space for our members.

IoD North WestAbout your new place

IoD members will have access to the ground and first floor of the XYZ Building in Spinningfields, Manchester. This new member space, provided by All Work and Social, is modern, diverse and attractive, including:

Ground floor

We have both hotdesking and comfortable meeting spaces on the ground floor that you will not need to book or check in to use. Feel free to walk in and sit anywhere you like. There is also a café called Benugo where you can purchase refreshments.

First floor

To access the first floor, please check in at the reception. You’ll be shown to the lift, and once upstairs, you’ll find co-working space, hot desks, comfortable seating for one to one and group meetings, a small theatre area, a kitchen to make your own brews and a Benugo coffee bar where IoD members get a 25% discount compared to the prices downstairs. There are also private sound-proofed phone booths, if you need to make an important call.

Private meeting rooms

Private paid-for meeting rooms are also available at an even lower price than at Lowry House – you can book a meeting room by emailing or While some meeting rooms might be available to pay for on the day, we strongly advise that you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Price list

That Friday feeling

Every Friday from 4pm, All Work and Social provides complimentary beer, wine and the opportunity to socialise and network with other businesses on our floor. On the last Friday of the month, pizza is added to the mix to encourage even more networking.  

Getting there

XYZ Building is only a 5 minute walk from Salford Central Station, a 15 minute walk from Manchester Oxford Road Station and a 20 minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly Station. 

There are Metroshuttle buses that run every 10 minutes from Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Oxford Road train station - absolutely FREE of charge. Here are the timings.

Address: 2 Hardman Blvd, Manchester M3 3AQ

Coming up…

We’ve got packed upcoming months planned for you with diverse events.

IoD Lancashire - Brexit: An Insight into Exit Negotiations | 14 September
You’ll hear from Wajid Khan, a Labour MEP for the North West England. There will be time for a lively Q&A session so come along to ask your burning questions. Read more

IoD Liverpool - Employee share ownership | 25 September
What do you know about Employee share ownership? This session will help you understand employee share schemes and decide whether they might be for you. Learn more

IoD Cumbria - Ten Talk | 27 September
Our members’ favourite event - Ten Talk - is back. A maximum of 10 of our members will come together with a facilitator to introduce themselves, their business and discuss 'what's keeping them up at night'. Read more

IoD Liverpool - Dinner Club | 27 September
The IoD Dinner Club launches in association with McIver Scott Recruitment, Tilney and Royal Albert Dock Liverpool. The event will be informal and give an opportunity to network, build relationships and help to provide a stronger voice for the business community whilst enjoying good food and company. Reserve your place

IoD Manchester - Last Friday Symposium | 28 September
Every last Friday of the month, the IoD Manchester committee get together for informal drinks. All members are invited to join us. The event is very informal, with a pay bar. The intention is to allow us all to celebrate the successes of the month meeting with like-minded individuals. Read more

IoD North West - Enterprising Women Conference | 11 October
Book now! The theme will be Inspiring Leaders, and we aim to bring you inspiration from North West leaders across all sectors, shapes and sizes of organisation.

Current speakers include:

  • Rebecca Long-Bailey MP, Shadow Business Secretary and MP - Salford and Eccles
  • Jess Moore, Executive Director, Corporate Responsibility - Warner Bros
  • Collette Roche, Chief Operating Officer - Manchester United
  • Tom Bloxham MBE, Chairman - Urban Splash Group Ltd
  • Kate Willard, Head of Corporate Projects - Stobart Group
  • Joelle Warren MBE, Founder and Executive Chair - Warren Partners
  • Vanda Murray OBE - Manchester Airports Group
  • Olive Strachan MBE, Founder - Olive Strachan Resources Ltd
  • Sharon Amesu, Founder - Female Leaders Academy
  • Rebecca Durrant, Partner – Crowe UK
  • Sue Jefferson, Managing Director – Possibilities Realised Ltd
  • Heather Wright, Director - Advance Performance (Host)

More inspirational speakers to be announced soon. Keep an eye here

Sponsored by:

IoD Liverpool- The Leadership Test | 16 October
Institute of Directors Chairman Stuart Thompson will explore with you the three vital elements of great leadership and share practical guidance to help you uncover your leadership gaps. Learn more

IoD Cumbria - A Brand New World | 7 November
At this event, we will look at how Millennials and Generation Z’s values, tastes and behaviours are changing as a function of the rise of social media and technological change. Read more

The Director's Cultural Challenge: SG World | 8 November
This event is part of the Chartered Directors Insights Session and Tour series run by the IoD Professional Development team. It is the first time it has come to the North West, and is open to all. Please be sure to reserve your place here


IoD North West - 🎅 Christmas lunch 🍴 | 29 November
🎄 Christmas Lunch will take place at the Albert Square Chop House, right next to the German market and Manchester Town Hall.
Upon arrival, you will enjoy a complimentary glass of fizz or beer as you socialise with other IoD members. You'll be served a three course festive lunch, and half a bottle of wine per person.  This will also be an excellent opportunity to meet other North West business leaders, and enhance your connectivity. Reserve you seat here


View all events

I hope to see you all soon!

IoD North West team

For more information, please contact

0161 521 8133

North West
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