Action for Business Manchester - FULLY BOOKED

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T: 0161 393 4343

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Hilton Deansgate Hotel
303 Deansgate
M3 4LQ
Manchester City Centre

Join us for early morning networking overlooking the city skyline from Cloud 23.



Our speakers for the April event, sponsored by Know + Do will be from Contact Theatre and The Christie.

Reece Williams and Afreena Islam, young Board Members of the Contact Theatre will tell us more about the work of the theatre. Contact is a dynamic theatre and charity based in Manchester with young people at the heart of everything we do. Young people aged 13 – 25 work alongside staff, making decisions on everything from our artistic programme to staff and board recruitment. We work locally, nationally and internationally to provide life-changing opportunities for the next generation of creative leaders, artists and audiences. Contact creates around 10 brand new theatre productions each year, which tour nationally, all addressing contemporary issues that affect young people's lives, as well as offering training and workshops in theatre, music, spoken word and dance, all free of charge. In 2015/16, Contact’s work reached 165,000 people, was broadcast on BBCTV, and the theatre recently won the NWBLT's Lever Prize, and the UK Theatre Award for Promotion of Diversity. Plans are currently under way for a £6.5million capital redevelopment project which will transform and expand our landmark building on Oxford Road.

We will then hear from Diane Hummerstone from The Christie on another word class development for Manchester - Proton Beam Therapy. In 2018, the doors will open to the UK’s first Proton Beam Therapy Centre at The Christie. Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) is a specialist form of radiotherapy precisely targeting certain cancers increasing success rates and reducing side effects.

During the event there will be the usual great opportunities to network, plus the chance for ten companies to give a 60-second pitch on the day - so make sure you bring along plenty of business cards - and pop one in the hat on reception as you check-in!

Members can attend A4B events free of charge (one place only) with additional places available at £10 plus VAT. Non-members are also welcome to attend for £15.00 plus VAT. *Please note that an administration fee of £10pp will be charged in the event of non attendance.

PS – we can now offer new sponsorship opportunities and exhibitor packages at our A4B events from just £150 - to find out more email: or call 0161 393 4343.


Registraton and breakfast: 7.30am Start of meeting: 8.00am Close of meeting: 9.30am

Who is this suitable for?

Any businesses


Standard: £15.00 + VAT

Member: FREE


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