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Boost for Greater Manchester businesses as The Northern Affinity restarts in-person events

The Northern Affinity has announced the return of in-person events across each of its regional hubs in the North of England.

In line with government guidelines, the firm has organised a number of local get togethers for business owners within Greater Manchester, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.

From April 29th, outdoor meetings of up to six people at any one time will take place in Greater Manchester, all of which are scheduled for lunchtimes in order to give flexibility to those wanting to attend.

Each meetup will provide a great opportunity for attendees to get away from their desks, exercise, and enjoy conversation with other like-minded business owners from across the region.

In addition, the first face-to-face, indoor meeting for partners will take place on May 27th at Business Lodge Europa House, though places will be limited to 15 to comply with social distancing guidelines.

Michael Edwards, founder of The Northern Affinity said: “We’ve all had to be flexible over the past year and adapt to a world of online communication and collaboration only.

“Whilst that’s brought its own set of opportunities, what we’ve seen from partners over the past few months is a clear desire to get back to face to face events as well.

“Previously, our events have been held in pubs, bars and restaurants, but we’re just as excited about the new outdoor local get togethers, as are our partners and associates.

“I want to do whatever I can to help northern businesses bounce back from the pandemic, and I fully believe widening their support network is the first step.”

The Northern Affinity is a business community based across the north which provides a platform for business owners to connect, collaborate and support one another.

As a partner of the Northern Powerhouse, the firm is committed to championing businesses within the North by powering growth and development.

After growing its West Yorkshire community to 61 partners in early 2021, founder Michael Edwards teamed up with local businesswoman, Anna Short, to expand into Greater Manchester.

Since the Greater Manchester launch event in March 2021, an additional 40 local business owners have become partners.

Anna Short, regional partner for Greater Manchester and founder of Boo Marketing commented: “Since our launch in March 2021, we’ve been overwhelmed by messages of thanks for the support we’ve given virtually to local businesses. But we also know that our partners value local, informal events too, so we’ve organised the new local get-togethers.

“Business owners who may have felt really isolated last year will find these are a good chance to get back out and start to embrace the opportunities which collaboration can bring.”

To view the full list of upcoming in-person and online events hosted by The Northern Affinity throughout the North of England, visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/the-northern-affinity-25146601593.

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