An all female line up at this month’s event inspired by Emmeline Pankhurst and the centenary year for the vote for women.
The event was opened up by enthusiastic MD Jason Roper who spoke about the recent change to HMO licensing and what those changes mean for the property sector.
In short the changes have been made to assist the Government in helping to raise safety standards in privately rented properties.
These changes are being welcomed by tenants who privately rent however the changes do bring added pressure for private landlords.
To make sure you are up to speed with the changes to HMO and other mandatory or additional licences checkout latest information at Gov.Uk link:
Jason then introduced the first of our two guest speakers, our very own MPG Partner Fiona McKay, owner of Lightbulb Leadership Solutions and FionaMcKay.com.
Inspired by Emmeline Pankhurst and the fight for gender equality Fiona has just launched a new and refreshing training programme called ‘Feedback First’.
This programme has been developed to tackle the negative differences between the types of feedback given to men and women in the workplace. The detriment it is currently having on women specifically and how businesses can look to change the way they and there people feedback to women for the better.
Fiona has been conducting research for this programme for over ten years and this has been done in a wide variety of workplaces spanning the globe.
If you would like to learn more about Feedback First and what the training programme could do for your business please see the link below which will allow you to download a complimentary e-book of Fiona’s research:
Up next was our second guest speaker Bex Schindler, Fundraising and Development Manager for the Pankhurst Trust.
The Pankhurst Trust merged with Manchester’s Women’s Aid in 2014 so in addition to a museum showing the history of the suffragette movement the centre is also a women’s only activity space providing vital support to women suffering domestic abuse and violence.
Bex talked proudly of Manchester’s very own heroine Emmeline Pankhurst, who unbeknown to some of the room was born and raised in Manchester’s Moss Side.
The trust is based just outside Manchester’s city centre at 60-62 Nelson Street. This was the home of Emmeline Pankhurst and the birthplace of the suffragette movement.
The centre has recently been listed in the top 20 places to go in the world for Political Inspiration, what an amazing destination we have right on our door step.
However, due to the trust being reliant solely on donations funds for property repairs etc are low. Bex explained the trust has applied for a grant from the Heritage Lottery fund to renovate and re-create the buildings which if granted would allow the centre to become and support so much more than they do currently.
One catch with the grant is that they must contribute a minimum of 10% and with the grant being £3.96 million that’s some target!
Bex is looking for support from everyone who is willing to help hit the centres ambitious target so if you would like to get involved or contribute check out the website at:
Our next event in November will see the results of Man V Machine, a fundraising event in support of our chosen charity Mahdlo.
Two of our very own MPG members will be going head to head in a race across Manchester in morning peak time traffic.
Man (Roger Dean on his bicycle) V Machine (Matt Gibbons in his Aston Martin sports car).
The race will take place on 16th October starting at 8am from Arighi Bianchi in Macclesfield ending at Alberts Chop House, Manchester. Please feel free to join us at the finish line to welcome both Man and Machine over the finish line.
Please get in involved and make a bet in support of this amazing charity:
In addition to this, November’s event marks MPG’s 1st Members Birthday! How time flies when your having fun. So along with an invite to celebrate with us we also have some fantastic renewal offers coming soon so watch your inboxes!
Thank you to this months champagne sponsor NRL Refrigeration – John Hartley - http://www.nrlrefrigeration.co.uk/
The winner of our monthly business card draw Michelle Thornley.
A fitting end to another fantastic MPG event.
If you would like information on how MPG can help you and your business get in touch with the team today at :
We look forward to seeing you next month on 1st November where we will be having our 1st Members birthday event along with finding out who won Man v Machine!!
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