An in-person event, with canapes and light refreshments included, licensed bar also open.

Event details

Join us on Wednesday, October 13, to celebrate a new partnership between FSB Greater Manchester and MediaCityUK based innovation hub, HOST.

Together we’re putting on a relaxed evening of informal networking over drinks and canapes at the superb HOST business lounge (formerly The Landing) between 5pm -7.00pm on Wednesday, October 13, to celebrate our new partnership (see below for further details).

Guests will be able to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine, a tour of the facilities, network with fellow business owners, and plug in to a team of business experts on hand to share their knowledge on a range of useful subjects, including:-

  • Exporting
  • Business finance
  • Sustainability/carbon reduction for micro businesses
  • Cyber security (and get your free £500 voucher paying for a year’s membership with the NW Cyber Resilience Centre)
  • The Greater Manchester Clean Air Zone – a team from TfGM there to talk about the changes coming
  • FSB member benefits – refresh yourselves about the benefits of FSB membership from local membership adviser, Simon Edmondson

This is an informal, relaxed event to help people kickstart and resume face-to-face networking after 18 months of almost entirely virtual meetings. We look forward to seeing you on the evening!


Kellie Noon - Onno Academy

Kellie helps companies to win more international clients by up-skilling their team so that they can overcome barriers and reach their growth targets, focusing specifically on how to develop international relations with key markets or target clients. She supports clients right at the start of their international growth journey as well as those who have prior experience in other markets. Kellie Noon is the founder of Onno and works with with public and private sector organisations across the UK. 

Chantelle Brandwood - Eco-Offset

Chantelle is an environmental consultant who specialises in supporting businesses of all sizes to manage, reduce and offset their carbon emissions. Minimising your companies environmental impact can help you to reduce your energy costs, retain staff and attract new customers. From carbon neutral to net zero and beyond, learn more from Chantelle about sustainability.

Transport for Greater Manchester - TfGM

Learn more about the impending GM Clean Air Zone and what changes you’ll need to make in your business to avoid this new business tax from May 2022.

Sandy Lindsay, The Juice Academy

The Juice Academy is a not-for-profit digital apprenticeship academy, delivering the Level 3 Junior Content Producer qualification. Sister company of Tangerine communications which, after nearly 20 years in the creative industry and, having run a number of job creation and training programmes, knows a thing or two about finding and nurturing talent. 

If you would like to be a guest speaker at any of our networking events in 2021 email [email protected]

Event contact

For general enquiries regarding the event, please telephone FSB Customer Services on 01253 336028 (Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm), or email [email protected]

Further information

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