Staying Strong

Posted on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

Welcome to the Manchester Enterprise Group newsletter, brought to you by our copywriting agency, Making You Content.

Last Thursday was an intimate gathering with holiday season underway, culminating in the creation of a valuable contact-sharing document that is sure to help us find better connections for one another moving forwards. 

Steve Neil of Audio Productions also had some particularly good news this week, having recently participated in a podcast with communications publication UC Today entitled: “Out Loud: Enhance Your Telephony Services with AudPro” – which you can listen to here. 

Here are the rest of the highlights from our most recent meeting: 

The Theme: Staying Strong

With our resident mind coach, Stuart Holliday away this week, Steve stepped in to do the Thought of the Day. 

Steve turned the focus to lessons in leadership, talking about the concept of team spirit and how we remain positive during times of crisis. He cited Ant Middleton as an example of his modern hero in times of adversity – a soldier and adventurer who recreated the voyage of sailors cast adrift in the Pacific Ocean in the 1700s. 

Middleton’s actions are symbolic of the importance of not letting your doubts affect the team. As a leader, you are responsible for staying strong and persevering through times of hardship for the sake of your business. 

As we learned from Stu the other week, confidence is contagious, so remaining steadfast is essential. 

The Speaker: Rob Baker, Turquoise PR

Every week, a MEG member gets the opportunity to showcase their brand by hosting a ten-minute presentation.

It was Rob Baker’s turn this week, and the Turquoise PR director went into detail about his company’s role in the tech, property and finance markets before kicking off an exercise to help us generate more leads for one another. 

Rob encouraged everyone to draw up a wish list of brands they’d like to work with in the future – and this led to the formation of a Google Doc which is available for all MEG members to access. 

Thanks to Rob for a really positive presentation. On Thursday, we have Cathy Wallwork of Virtual Training Centreleading from the front. 

The Events

We like to share details of local events that might involve, or be useful to, our networking group. In this section, you can discover more about the best business meetings in Manchester and find out where our members are in action outside MEG. 

How To Build A Great Business and Highly Motivated Team

Thursday 12th July 2018

17:30 – 20:00

ABode Hotel, 107 Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 2DB

MEG’s own Mark Carnighan will be hosting another one of his business growth seminars, with business owners invited to come on down and learn all about creating a great culture and highly motivated team, fuelled by a powerful sales and marketing engine. In just two hours, you’ll learn what it takes to build a growing business you can be proud of – and one that can operate without you.

Tickets and information here. 

MEG Social 

We’re thrilled to confirm our first MEG social of 2018 will take place on 19th July at PLY in the Northern Quarter – and the pizza is all paid for! 

We’ll be sure to update everyone with start times before the event. 

Joining MEG

It’s currently free to join MEG; once 25 members are signed up, a joining fee of £195 will apply. It costs £55 per month to remain a member, which entitles you to:

  • Weekly breakfast meetings at Cloud 23
  • Opportunities to engage with a diverse mix of fast-growing businesses
  • Fantastic views of Manchester city
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bacon, sausage, and egg rolls
  • Unlimited tea, coffee, juice, and water

Our Values Are:

  • Commit
  • Collaborate
  • Cultivate

Our Purpose Is:

To create a tight-knit network of likeminded businesspeople that consistently creates new opportunities for everyone.



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