Next Meeting

Q logoFriday February 28th


No, they’re not coming to sell you products. We’re interested in Quilter as a business.

Formerly Old Mutual Wealth Management, they’ve been around for years. With a strong north-west clientele and more than 40,000 clients, they’ve been rated No 1 of the Financial Times Top 100 Financial Advisers for 2019.

So how to thrive in this highly competitive, regulated (and risky) world? Come and put your questions to Andrew.


We meet for coffee, pastries, juice, fruit from 7.30am; speaker 8 – 9 am; then networking over the bacon baps (this is Derbyshire…) till 9.30am close.
Anyone in business is welcome, so bring along clients, colleagues, trainees.
Please let me know numbers for catering.

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Future Meetings

Friday March 20th: What use is HR? GRAHAM ATKINSON of Atkinson HR. The Prime Minister’s adviser Dominic Cummings has threatened to make “a bonfire” of Human Resources, criticising the rules as stifling talent and creativity. But often a cool HR head can resolve intractable personnel problems, and that’s where award-winning locally-based firm Atkinson can score. Come and hear more.

Friday April 17th: Boris’s Budget will be on March 11th 2020 and is likely to bring some big changes. IAN BINGHAM FCA Senior Tax Partner of BDO Manchester, our regular and revered guru, will guide us. Always a well-attended meeting.

Friday May 22nd: Dr RACHEL SMITH, Executive Director of ITM Power plc will be our guest. Electric car? Hybrid? How about a hydrogen-powered vehicle…? This could be the future. Already tests are under way to put up to 20% hydrogen, derived from water, into our gas pipes, to create a cleaner domestic fuel without changing any systems. ITM Power make hydrogen generation equipment in a vast new factory in Sheffield, are developing links with Shell, and have been zooming ahead on the AIM Market. Lots of questions to ask..

Friday June 19th: AVANTI WEST COAST has taken over the franchise of rail links to London and Scotland from the unlamented Virgin Trains. They will be spending £642m in the next 7 years to refurbish and manage the Pendolinos, and improve services. We are delighted to welcome General Manager, Gaynor Stewart who has responsibility for the entire operation of the Manchester service which many of our members connect into at Macclesfield and Stockport.

THURSDAY JULY 9th: as part of the Buxton Fringe Festival – THE GREAT BUSINESS BREAKFAST at the newly opened ASSEMBLY ROOM  in Buxton Crescent Hotel. In conjunction with Buxton Business Club and the Heritage Trust. Speaker from Manchester Airport Group already confirmed – and another TOP SPEAKER to be arranged! Put this date in your diary, tickets will be limited and demand will be high.