Events

Due to the latest advice from the Government regarding the coronavirus outbreak in the UK, we have come to the decision to cancel our next MMB breakfast event that was due to take place at Pinewood Court, Tytherington Business Village on Wednesday 29th April, plus any other events until further notice.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but we believe that this is the most sensible plan of action moving forwards.

Our next breakfast event following April is in June, but we will assess the situation nearer the time.

Our website is still very much active and our social feeds will continue to share news from the Macclesfield business community - we’re keen to ensure we support local businesses and support each other.

February 2020

Over 70 local business people enjoyed our first event of 2020 which was held at The Picturedrome, Macclesfield. Talks were given by Simon Spurrell of The Cheshire Cheese Company and Justine Gore from Peaks & Plains Housing Trust. Simon gave an insight on how he's built up his business and Justine talked about their plans to regenerate Sunderland Street.

You can see the photos here >>

Feb 2020 - The Picturedrome Macclesfield
Future Of Retail
November 2019

Our last event of the year was well attended again and covered two very different topics. Georgina Mills from The Macclesfield Pledge Partnership gave a talk on ‘How to attract the next generation of talent’, while Tony Jones from Orbit Developments explained how the Stockport Business Improvement District (BID) was set up and the positive impact this has had on the town since its 2016 implementation.

You can see the photos here >>

September 2019

We had a fantastic turnout for our third event of the year and welcomed many new faces. Over 40 business people from Macclesfield learned about ‘How to Influence Customer Decision-Making’ during a talk from Becky Reardon, Managing Director of Embrace Marketing.

An inspirational talk was delivered by Paul Robinshaw on ‘The Rise of Flour Water Salt’, which is a bakery he set up in the centre of Macclesfield. Paul McLeman from Orbit Developments also explained why Macclesfield Means Business had recently become a Community Interest Company (CIC) with the intention to positively promote Macclesfield.

You can see the photos here >>

Paul McLeman - Orbit Developments
Future Of Retail
June 2019

Our second event of the year focused on the 'Future of Retail' with a very interesting talk from Paul McCarthy and Tim Ellis from Momentum Instore. Paul McLeman from Orbit Developments. then gave a brief update regarding a Business Improvement District for Macclesfield.

You can see the photos here >>

March 2019

We were delighted to welcome over 40 people to our first event of the year. Paul McLeman of Orbit Developments gave a talk on Macclesfield, looking at the positives and negatives, how the town compares to other neighbouring towns and how the idea of a Business Improvement District may be a possible way to move regeneration forward.

You can see the video and photos here >>

Paul McLeman - Orbit Developments
November 2018

We had a big line up of speakers at our November event, covering the subject of apprenticeships and work place training, a subject that just about all businesses can relate to.

Becky Reardon and Ashleigh Walker from Bollington based marketing agency, Embrace, talked about their experience and the challenges and benefits of apprenticeships.

Martin Hallows from Macclesfield College followed and gave details of what’s available to employers in the form of work-based training programmes. Kathryn Wright from Fourth finished on how they created their own Academy to help with the recruitment needs of the company.

You can see the video and photos here >>

September 2018

Over 40 people attended our September event where Graham Fern from Axon IT spoke about the high profile but little understood topic of hacking, and shared knowledge on how to protect both your personal and work devices from cyber attacks.

You can see the video and photos here >>

Graham Fern from Axon IT
Laura Bamber, The Vibrancy Hub
June 2018

We had another great turnout at our June event where Nick Bianchi from Arighi Bianchi and Laura Bamber from The Vibrancy Hub were our guest speakers. Nick touched on the history on Arighi Bianchi leading on to employee engagement and loyalty, and the part it plays within their customer service culture. Laura then finished on the importance of corporate wellbeing and its links to business productivity and bottom line.

Benn Dickinson and Kay Stevenson of Orbit Developments gave an overview of Macclesfield Means Business and an update of local business news stories. You can see the video and photos  here >>

March 2018

We were delighted to welcome over 40 people to our March event where James Wilkinson, CEO of local car finance firm, Zuto, was guest speaker. James talked about his own business journey and give an insight on the vision and key elements to his commercial and professional success.

Benn Dickinson and Kay Stevenson of Orbit Developments gave an overview of Macclesfield Means Business and an update of local business news stories. You can see the video and photos here >>

James Wilkinson CEO of Zuto

Launch event - November 2017

Benn Dickinson and Kay Stevenson from Orbit Developments kicked off the event with Benn explaining a bit about Orbit’s presence and investment in Macclesfield. Kay then went on to explain what Macclesfield Means Business is all about and what to expect from the group going forwards.

Our guest speaker was Jon Butler from Big Brand Ideas who talked about why he became a partner of Macclesfield Means Business, the potential the town has as a business destination and his award-winning ‘Get Me There’ campaign for Macclesfield Town FC.

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