A few pieces of news from our partners as MD Jason Roper kicked off November’s event with ABC Accounting Services who have just recently rebranded to Longden & Co. Partners of MPG from the very beginning, Managing Director Lee Longden chose to rebrand to coincide with their recent office move, it is more than worth while visiting their new website https://www.longdencompany.co.uk/
The next news was from our Partners at Connell Brothers Demolition who as some of you may remember presented to MPG earlier in the year. At the time their Commercial Director Mark Riley mentioned they were also working on a brand new website, that is also now live and looking very good indeed https://connellbrothers.co.uk/
Jason’s last piece of news from our Partners was in relation to Assetz Capital who have launched “Real World Finance”, much more news will be rolled out on this come the start of 2020 so stay tuned to find out all you need to know.
Next it was over to our guest speaker Adam Kirwan who is a Director at WHP Telecoms who are professional infrastructure support partners to the telecommunications industry providing end to end services to enable to deployment, upgrade, improvement and densification of networks.
Adam briefly touched on how and when WHP become involved in projects before explaining how they have managed to maintain being a trusted partner in the telecommunications industry since 1988 in which time a huge amount of evolution has taken place. They continue to work with all of the industry leaders including BT, Nokia, O2, CTIL and Samsung to name a few.
Soon it was on to the eagerly await subject of 5G, not only in terms of business life but also personal life for absolutely everyone, the new network is even faster than the human brain. When 5G is eventually rolled out almost every industry will see significant changes and it’s not just manufacturing or technology-based business which will see the effects.
Everyone has seen how mobile phones and home broadband have evolved over the past 20 or so years with the move to 3G then 4G but the biggest step will by far be the one from 4G to 5G as Adam illustrated with some facts and figures in his slides as the ones above.
So naturally one of the key questions was when will 5G be ready? Adam’s answer to that question was by no means narrow as he explained that some parts of the UK still don’t received full 4G coverage which has been around for almost a decade now so it’s not going to happen overnight.
The slide above which Adam also provided gives us an idea of the upgrades needed before everywhere within the M60 would be fully covered by 5G…….but you must also consider that the majority of hardware and devices such as phones, tablets and PCs are still not 5G ready so realistically we are still a few years off one of the biggest technological evolutions to date…
If you have any new project coming up that need their own network or you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Adam - (email@example.com)
The next guest was Rob Fletcher from 4Tech who have recently been working closely with MPG to create a unique App which will enable all of our Members and Partners to stay connected better than ever before, the App will be live on the App Store for iPhone users and the Google Play Store for Android users by searching MANCHESTER PROPERTY GROUP.
Members who attended November’s event will already have received their unique login details with all other partners and members to receive theirs by email in the very near future.
Rob kindly explained the basics, especially how the App will benefit our Members!! Well for a start the App will automatically notify you of all upcoming events, not only this, you can easily register for future events in just one click. The App will also allow you at add guests for future events and pay for them in advance directly through the App itself.
As the App has push notifications all our news stories and partner updates will be readily available to all and easier to access than ever, as are contact details for all off our Partners and Sponsors.
Rob and his colleagues will also be attending December’s Event to help assist anyone who is struggling to get set up with the App or who couldn’t make November’s event and requires login details.
The winner of the Champagne in September sponsored by Landmark Development Solutions was Sam Ward with the meal for 2 at Albert's going to his guest Ellie Farrell.
Our next event is a Christmas Drinks Event for Members and Partners only which is taking place on Thursday 5th December at Kiely’s Irish Bar. As we will not be holding an event in January, our first of 2020 takes place on Thursday 6th February, when we will be joined by Mark Hawthorn, Founder & Managing Director of Landmark Investments Group who has kindly sponsored the Champagne for all MPG events throughout 2019.
If you are not a member but are interested to get involved with MPG please contact us today firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be more than happy to provide information on our membership options and upcoming vents.
We look forward to seeing you at December’s Event!!!
‘Tis the season to be jolly and our members certainly were this December 7th at our Christmas Cracker Manchester Property Group Event.
This month saw 2 of our partners and 1 of our ambassadors speak at the event along with our very special guest speaker Rugby League player Jon Wilkin.
Partner Clive Gawthorpe from UHY Hacker Young talked all things property related in November’s Budget. He raised some key points for property folk to look out for such as council tax mark up for empty properties and tax implications of overseas property - check the previous post here in our News section of the website for more info!
Next up was Partner Fiona McKay owner of Lightbulb Solutions who delivered a thought provoking insight into the lack of mental health support facilities within the workplace - is there a place for Mental Health First Aiders? Absolutely! In this society of ever increasing demand and high expectations are we and our leaders doing enough to support mental health?
Lightbulb Solutions is providing a 2 day qualification on 8th & 9th of January open to all - contact Fiona to book to avoid disappointment and for an early bird rate! www.lightbulbleaders.com/contact
Followed by Ambassador Terry Flanagan who provided an update on his involvement with Tootoot the award winning platform and app used in schools colleges and universities to help combat bullying. The platform is constantly evolving and branching out more recently into sports clubs providing support to young people all over the country - check them out at www.tootoot.co.uk.
Terry also updated us on the current activities of our chosen charity Mahdlo who provide a huge range of activities at there state of the art youth zone in Oldham. An absolutely fantastic charity to support check out there work and how you can get involved at www.mahdloyz.org
And last but by no means least was our guest speaker Rugby league player Jon Wilkin.
Jon started off his talk with a run down of his sporting career to date, a fascinating story which included playing through a broken nose and some great tales of team nights out. Jon went on to talk about his other passion, coffee and his specialist coffee bar Pot Kettle Black - PKB. Located in Manchester’s Barton arcade an absolute must visit for coffee lovers! www.potkettleblackltd.co.uk
Jon spoke excitedly about his future career which included expanding to new sites with PKB and continuing his punditry with BBC. Something we all took away from Jons talk was his live by mantra of R.E.F :
Resilience - do not give up!
Enjoyment - enjoy what you do if you don’t change it!
Failure - this will only make you stronger learn from them and keep going!
To top off the event was our monthly raffle which saw David Wilcox Architect win a meal for two at Alberts Chop house and MPG member Jim Connell win the bottle of champagne!
Lots of networking and festive drinks followed another fantastic event from the Manchester Property Group.
For information on how to become a member please visit our membership page of the website www.mpg-nw.com
Our next event is 11th January 2018 where we have Phil Cusack Chairman Chambers of Commerce speaking
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