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Last chance for ambitious Manchester businesses to apply for bespoke growth programme

GC Business Growth Hub is issuing a final call for applications to its exclusive Amplify programme as the October start date for its latest cohort approaches. The programme is designed to support Greater Manchester’s digital, creative, and tech businesses to successfully scale up. The nine-month programme, part funded by the Local Growth Fund, is aimed at businesses with the highest potential to generate and sustain growth. Working with partners Form, it will provide successful applicants with support and advice from industry leaders, as well as the training and tools necessary to take their businesses to the next level. The programme is also [...]

2019-10-09T14:29:20+00:00September 17th, 2019|Creative, Digital, Media|

MPA announces Chair of Judges for Awards 2019

The MPA - the independent voice of Manchester’s media and creative community - has announced its chair of judges for the MPA Inspiration Awards 2019. Now in its 7th year the awards were created for the industry by the industry. Cindy Simmons, managing director of the MPA, said “We are delighted to announce that Liz Bielinska, founder of Planning Express, has agreed to be this year’s chair of judges for the MPA Inspiration Awards 2019. “Liz Bielinska has been a brand strategist for 25 years. She is a former board director of TBWA Manchester and of Martin Williams Advertising in [...]

2019-10-09T14:25:11+00:00June 19th, 2019|Creative, Digital, Media, MPA|

MPA Inspiration Awards 2019 – Your judges for 2019

We have once again brought together a stellar judging panel with leaders from both industry bodies and national and regional businesses for this year's MPA Inspiration Awards. There are some new faces on the panel this year, which has been selected to reflect the wide range of membership types that the MPA represents. (N.B. A judge is not permitted to judge a category in which their competitors sit - they are excluded so there is no conflict of interest). The full list of judges can be found here. All information on the MPA Awards can be found here. The online entry form [...]

2019-10-01T21:40:39+00:00June 10th, 2019|Creative, Digital, Media, MPA|

Channel 4 announces new sponsor and brand partner for Made in Chelsea

Channel 4 today announces a new commercial deal for Made in Chelsea in 2019 including sponsorship from Sensodyne UK and a brand partnership with online fashion retailer, Never Fully Dressed. The sponsorship deal with Sensodyne, a GlaxoSmithKline Healthcare (UK) brand, was secured between 4Sales and Publicis Media Agency. It will run across all series in 2019 as well as repeats across all platforms, including All 4. In a deal brokered in Manchester by Media Agency Group and 4Sales, Made in Chelsea cast members Sophie Habboo, Melissa Tattam and Sophie Hermann will wear Never Fully Dressed clothing in the new series [...]

2019-10-01T21:42:34+00:00April 1st, 2019|Media|