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Business Innovation & Networking Event

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We began the day with networking and breakfast before we sat down and talked with Richard Magennis. Richard is the Business Development Manager at Salford Business School.

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We began the session by introducing Richard and explaining his background in education before transiting into business development. Before returning to the U.K., he perfected his craft overseas before coming back to work for the University of Salford. 

Richard worked abroad for 12 years started as an accountant then moved into training others for business development. All this experience and a wide list of connections helped to start Richards’s career.

Salford University

Richard spoke with us about the facilities and programs that Salford University offers and how they can benefit businesses in the Greater Manchester area.

For instance, there are 5 schools in Salford all with business managers to help assets and advice you. These schools are;

  • School of Health.
  • School of Business
  • School of Science
  • Media city
  • Archaeology

Among the programs Richards mentions is the Help2Grow, designed to help managers and executives grow and learn in this position.

Link to the site – https://www.salford.ac.uk/news/help-2-grow-boosts-insane-growth-agenda

A new course aimed at boosting small and medium-sized businesses is helping one company with its ‘insane’ growth agenda. And places are now available for the February intake for other businesses who want to grow.

North of England Robotics Innovation Centre (NERIC)

Then, we discussed the new robotics centre which is being built nearly across the road from the Salford Innovation Forum from funding being invested into Salford. With several programs launching to help people get started in this expensive area.

The new North of England Robotics Innovation Centre (NERIC) will be a beacon for the University’s robotics and automation specialisms.

Some key areas of the facility will include robotics for intelligent infrastructure digital automation and supply chain improvement working across a range of sectors including robotics and automation, the requirements of net-zero, healthcare technologies, vehicle automation, and the development of smart cities.

Link to neric website – https://www.salford.ac.uk/north-england-robotics-innovation-centre

Postgraduate placement

Richard speaks about a scheme that allows employers to hire students that are currently in the middle of studies or who have just graduated. You can employ them for up to 3 -12 months of placement with students currently enrolled in university through this program.

Get in touch with Richard to learn more.

How to increase revenue

Here, Richard discusses ways to increase your revenue with the help of one program as things begin to return to normal. Helping to retain valuable employees, as there is a skills shortage, as well as access to successful mentors who can contribute to your growth. You also get access to a community with members who are currently and previously part of the program.

Be sure to watch the full video for all this and more, thank you to Richard Magennis for sitting down and talking to us. Be sure to come back for more interviews, discussions and talks.

Networking Event

Following the talk by Richard, we had a networking event. Enabling our audience to create valuable business relations.
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  • Have your questions answered
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  • Secure your choice of meeting or conference space

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0161 743 3500

Relocate to a well-established business community of innovators and entrepreneurs:

  • Have your questions answered
  • Get more information on workspace sizes, pricing & availability
  • Secure your choice of meeting or conference space

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0161 743 3500

Relocate to a well-established business community of innovators and entrepreneurs:

  • Have your questions answered
  • Get more information on workspace sizes, pricing & availability
  • Secure your choice of meeting or conference space

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0161 743 3500

Relocate to a well-established business community of innovators and entrepreneurs:

  • Have your questions answered
  • Get more information on workspace sizes, pricing & availability
  • Secure your choice of meeting or conference space

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0161 743 3500

Relocate to a well-established business community of innovators and entrepreneurs:

  • Have your questions answered
  • Get more information on workspace sizes, pricing & availability
  • Secure your choice of meeting or conference space

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0161 743 3500

Relocate to a well-established business community of innovators and entrepreneurs:

  • Have your questions answered
  • Get more information on workspace sizes, pricing & availability
  • Secure your choice of meeting or conference space

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0161 743 3500

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Relocate to a well-established business community of innovators and entrepreneurs:

  • Book a tour of Salford Innovation Forum
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  • Have your questions answered
  • Secure your choice of office or meeting space

info@salfordinnovationforum.co.uk  |  
0161 743 3500

Covid-19 Statement

Update – 11 August 2022

Our Innovation Centres remain operational and accessible, and provide a safe environment for our staff and customers. We continue to assess the risk of COVID-19 alongside the latest guidance from government. In the meantime our Innovation Centre remains COVID-19 Secure and fully open for business. Our detailed risk assessment can be found here.