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Liz Bamber
June 2020 Work Underway on City’s New LGBT+ Centre

After years of successful fundraising, The Proud Trust is delighted that it has finally started rebuilding its LGBT+ Centre in Manchester’s city centre this week. “This year we are laying down bricks in our city, as we did in 1988, to create a safe haven for all LGBT+ people within our local community. We’re so […]

June 2020 HOME launches their second annual Green June

” Environmental sustainability is at the heart of who we are and what we do at HOME, so we’d like to invite you to get involved and take climate action with us now and create the green future we want and need”. Green June is a celebration of HOME’s sustainable activities, a strengthening of their […]

May 2020 MFT signs ambitious new EPR contract with Epic

“The COVID-19 outbreak has demonstrated the national importance of integrating systems and processes in order to work effectively and dynamically. Once this system is implemented it will enable us to further improve services for patients and people who use our services”. Sir Michael Deegan CBE, Chief Executive of MFT The contract was signed following approval […]

May 2020 The Russell Group appoints Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell as its next Chair

“It is a great honour and privilege to be named the next Chair of this prestigious group of historic institutions. […] I look forward to working with this group of world-class universities and all other relevant organisations to ensure that UK universities remain global leaders in research, education and their many wide contributions to society”. […]

April 2020 The University of Manchester ranked first in the UK for its social and environmental impact

“It’s really pleasing that we’ve maintained our position as the top university in the UK for social and environmental impact, despite more universities than ever entering the ranking”. Dr Julian Skyrme, Director of Social Responsibility The University of Manchester has again ranked as the top higher education institution in the country for its social and […]

April 2020 Henry Royce Institute to launch Sustainable Materials Innovation Hub for Greater Manchester

“The Sustainable Materials Innovation Hub provides a platform to work with SMEs across Greater Manchester to help them adopt the right sustainable plastic innovation for the right reasons. We will pioneer solutions that fit with our current and emerging waste management practices and help companies make decisions that are truly sustainable rather than just band-aid […]

April 2020 Citylabs Customer YourGene Health to Develop Covid-19 Tests

“We are pleased to be able to utilise our high quality manufacturing skills to support Novacyt in the production of a key diagnostic test for COVID-19”. Lyn Rees, CEO of Yourgene Yourgene, a leading international molecular diagnostics group, announces the signing of an agreement for contract manufacturing services with Novacyt S.A., an international specialist in […]

March 2020 Hilti to join growing Circle Square neighbourhood on Oxford Road Corridor

“Circle Square is one of the most sought-after places in Manchester for office space owing to its location and access to the city’s finest talent”. Matt Lee, Bruntwood SciTech Head of Commercial The company will occupy 42,000 sq ft office space, moving its 200-strong team from Trafford Park into the second, third and fourth floors of […]

March 2020 DNA Day comes to Manchester for the first time

“These events showcase the wide range of ways that genetic science impacts upon our lives, from health to archaeology. We have great events about de-extinction, creativity, and bioethics” Professor Jerome de Groot, University of Manchester and DNA Day Manchester 2020 originator Between the 23rd and 25th April, Manchester will celebrate DNA Day for the first time and provide […]

February 2020 Northcoders bring coding bootcamp to Circle Square

“We are delighted to have welcomed Northcoders to Manchester Technology Centre. The work they are doing around developing skills and creating the software developers of the future is critical to the growth of Manchester’s economy and is perfectly aligned with our vision of supporting the growth of the digital technology sector. Many of our customers […]

February 2020 Manchester Metropolitan University and University of Manchester’s Institute of Biotechnology awarded Queen’s Anniversary Prizes at Buckingham Palace

“Mother Tongue Other Tongue continues to be a fantastic way to bring together people from many different backgrounds”. Vice-Chancellor Professor Malcolm Press, Manchester Metropolitan University “We are proud of the fact that we’re helping to deliver solutions for a more sustainable world”. Professor Nigel Scrutton, The Manchester Institute of Biotechnology The Manchester Metropolitan University has […]

January 2020 First patient to undergo pioneering CAR-T treatment at Manchester Royal Infirmary is recovering well

“This is a ground-breaking new treatment for adult cancer patients at the MRI which uses the patient’s own immune cells, allowing us to create a powerful medicine tailored to an individual’s needs”. Dr Eleni Tholouli Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) was named as one of a very small number of centres in the UK […]

December 2019 Hatch inaugurates Manchester’s first sustainable Christmas Markets

“[The] Sustainable Christmas market was ahead of the curb. There is a demand for eco, alternative & conscious shopping. We managed to create something young and progressive – an alternative to the traditional markets in Albert Square”. Hatch The project, Christmas Shouldn’t Cost the Earth, has seen the revolutionary Christmas market welcome over 25 independent, […]

November 2019 Bruntwood SciTech celebrates major milestone at Circle Square

“Circle Square will be a real asset to the city, strengthening its role at the cutting edge of tech and innovation-led business, creating hundreds of jobs and developing ever closer links with our world-leading universities”. Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council “As a partner in the Oxford Road Corridor [..], we have a […]

October 2019 The Christabel Pankhurst Institute for Health Technology

“This is a really exciting opportunity to work with our partners to exploit the University’s strengths in digital health and advanced materials to make a real difference to the health and economic development of Greater Manchester”. President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell The centre will be called The Christabel Pankhurst Institute for Health Technology. The […]