Yesterday, we hosted a Partnership Breakfast Event, where we welcomed over 40 corporate and retail partners into our Smart Works centre in Holyoake House, to explore how local companies can work with us to transform the lives of women across the city region.

We were delighted to hear from Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham who spoke about the continued development of the city region and Rose Marley , CEO of Co-operatives UK who spoke about raising aspiration for young people in Manchester.

A huge thank you to Sarah Welsh, CEO Retail at N Brown Group for highlighting the importance of our partnership in instilling women with confidence on their journey into work, as well as how our bespoke partnerships can create lasting change in the lives of our clients. We also spoke about our partnership with AJ Bell Future Foundation and what this means to us and our clients.

Huge thank you to everyone who joined us and for our volunteers from Bureau Veritas Group who supported with the smooth running of the day.