manchester exhibitor listing

wednesday 20th june - event city

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Lloyds Bank

At Lloyds Bank we understand the important contribution small businesses make to both local communities and the UK economy.

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Talented Ladies Club

We help women to find a way to fulfill their ambitions while being the mums they want to be. On our website you’ll find daily advice and inspiration to help you enjoy a flexible career, go freelance or run your own business. We also have a membership club called Kickstart. Packed with workbooks, tools, courses, videos and support to help you start or grow a business you love, it does exactly what the name suggests and kick starts your new life!

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The Manchester College

The Manchester College is unique in that it offers vocational and academic courses at sites across the city.

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Apple

Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, the Mac and Apple Watch. Apple’s three software platforms — iOS, OS X and watchOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world be.

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9-2-3

9-2-3 aims to promote the many benefits of flexible working, and help enable and empower women in the workplace.

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ACAS - North West

We work with employer’s and employee’s to resolve work based issues.

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Amazon Wizard

Learn how to sell on Amazon and create a Passive Income to Support you & your family!

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BOOBS

BOOBS is a community project that inspires Mums to talk about their breastfeeding journey, provides them with useful information to help overcome any difficulties and encourages venues to join our awareness campaign becoming part of the BOOBS approved scheme.

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Best Kept Skills

Best Kept Skills is an online membership platform, where skilled and experienced self-employed women can profile their skills to make it easy for clients to find them. Talented women can focus on doing what they love without having to spend time on marketing, networking, or business development. More than a directory, we are a high quality brand. Best Kept Skills does not take a cut from the work the members gain via the platform.

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By Design

By Design is a creative, new coaching programme for women who want to work smart, love what they do and have energy for the things in life that matter to them. We'll help you build the confidence to get from where you are today to where you want to be.

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EKM

Create your own successful online shop. Our award-winning eCommerce platform is the quickest and easiest way to create your own online shop.

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Families Magazine

Interested in publishing your own local magazine for parents? If you are business minded and interested in working flexibly from home around your family, franchising with Families Magazine could be for you. We will equip you with all the skills you need to run your own business producing a valuable resource for local parents in your community.

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Franchise Expo

FranchiseExpo.co.uk is a comprehensive web directory with an abundance of Franchises that are actively recruiting in the UK, providing a year-round opportunity for you to find the perfect UK franchise.

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Freelance Folk

Award winning popup coworking sessions in Manchester for freelancers who want to be alone together. Share ideas, get inspiration and make new connections as part of our friendly and relaxed community.

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Get Ahead VA

Get Ahead VA is a virtual agency that provides a wide spectrum of outsourced business and marketing services. The company is a nationwide business with a team of more than 30 Virtual Assistants. We launched our franchise in 2017 and we are actively recruiting franchisees around the UK. We are a totally flexible service for our franchisees, clients & team.

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Global Travel Group

The Global Travel Group has been helping people to ‘make travel their business’ for 25 years.

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Greater Jobs

greater.jobs is the place for public sector jobs in the North West. Home to every single job for 12 local authorities and services (and counting), we advertise opportunities that make our communities great places to live and work.

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Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is the largest accredited Chamber of Commerce in the UK with approximately 4,500 members. Based in the heart of Manchester City Centre on Deansgate, the Chamber has a strong presence in Greater Manchester’s ten local authority areas. It is committed to providing businesses with a platform to connect with other businesses, communicate their message and create opportunities for a skilled workforce. Recognised as the voice of Greater Manchester businesses.

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Gymboree Play & Music UK

We are the largest children's play & music programme in the world and offer a business opportunity which could suit mums looking for a different career path.

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Intellectual Property Office

We help entrepreneurs, company and SME to protect their Intellectual Property Rights.

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Islabikes

Islabikes is a small children’s bicycle manufacturer based just outside Ludlow in South-Shropshire and was founded by renowned bicycle designer Isla Rowntree.

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It's A Sling Thing

It's A Sling Thing is the UK's largest online sling library and consultancy service. We can help you find a sling or carrier that works for you and your family from our spectacular selection. Visit us at the Roadshow to get advice about carrying, try out a sling or even hire one for the day!

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Kids Bee Happy

Do you like Children? Would you like to start a low cost, easy, supported Party Business? Kids Bee Happy is the only UK wide network of party entertainers providing Sand Art, Bear and Coloured Water fun at parties, events, and workshops across the country. You can start your business for only £80 or even less. No commitments, no tie-ins, no management fees, no targets.

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Kids Collective

Kids Collective offers Before & After School and Holiday Clubs for children age 3-11.

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MOL

MOL leads the way in helping individuals to learn, develop and excel through innovative, high quality professional development. We deliver flexible, classroom and online programmes, designed to fit around you.

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Make Believe Group

Make Believe is an international franchise network of theatre schools teaching thousands of children from 6 months right up to 18 years how to sing, dance and act. With a production company and talent division we aim to inspire young people from all backgrounds that anything is possible!

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Marketing for Mums

We are here to support mums who are launching & growing their own businesses for a fulfilling, successful work life but also to make a positive change for the benefit of their families. We do this by helping mums in business with their marketing so they can focus on what they do best, enjoy the most & spend time with the people they love the most.

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Melon Holidays

The single parent family holidays specialist. Taking away the hassle, stress and isolation of traveling as a one-parent family and creating a holiday support network and recipe for relaxation.

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Mess Around

You won’t find monotonous, weekly sessions at Mess Around! We are about providing children the opportunity to get messy and explore exciting new sensory activities. With lots of activities to explore, including our famous painting wall, the little ones can squelch, pour, mix and get messy to their hearts content. Our parties run throughout the UK by our wonderful, dedicated franchise leaders, bringing children larger-than-life unique messy fun!

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MummyJobs

Flying the flag for #FlexibleWorking Mummyjobs.co.uk was formed to help parents build confidence, re-train or refresh lost skills and find a PAYE position that works for them, be it returning to the workplace or working from home!

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NIC Services Group

NIC Services Group is one of the UK’s leading providers of commercial cleaning and support services through a network of management franchisees. We have over 50 years industry experience and over 20 years franchise experience ensuring we provide our management franchisees with the help and support to build.

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National Careers Service

Free and impartial careers advice and guidance

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Northern

We are transforming; by 2020 we will set the standard for rail travel in the North and beyond. With a £1 billion investment in transforming our business and rail travel, these are exciting times and a great time to join us. We are one of the UK’s largest train operating companies. Our franchise began on 1 April 2016 and runs for 9 years. Northern is owned by Arriva Group (backed by Deutche Bahn). Northern plays a vital role in the north of England by connecting tens people together.

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Northern Business Exhibition

The Northern Business Exhibition takes place in Manchester and brings together thousands of professionals every year making it the largest business show in the North of England. It is the go-to event for anyone starting or growing a business as well as for business professionals looking to improve skills and develop key relationships through networking.

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Novus

Novus is the justice sector market leader for education, training and employability, with over 20 years’ experience. As a national, not-for-profit social enterprise, we are dedicated to transforming the lives of children, young people and adults in custody and the community. Over the years, our role in the justice sector has grown and diversified. Our starting point was as a provider of prison education in nine prisons in the north west and Yorkshire.

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Parentpreneur Accelerator

Starting a business is hard, and usually results in lots of wasted time and money as you test, fail, and 'go back to the drawing board'. We help parent entrepreneurs (‘Parentpreneurs’) to build successful businesses whilst having time with the people they love.

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Prospect Coaching

Business Performance Coaching - working with businesses to grow profit, talent and innovation, individuals and teams. AND Coaching Skills for Parents - this programme acknowledges the challenges & joys of parenting as children grow from infants to adolescents.

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Resilience at Work

I run adventure and mindset workshops for women in order to help grow their resilience and confidence.

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Riverview Law

We are experts in legal managed services, projects and technology.

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SAS Business Box

The SAS Business Box makes it easy to understand business jargon and quickly gain the knowledge you need to help you make crucial business decisions successfully.

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SimonSays

We are a Afterschool childcare franchise. Our aim is for every child to be happy and healthy, enjoying the benefits of our wraparound care and for parents to have peace of mind that their children are in excellent hands. We pride ourselves in the knowledge that we offer our children a secure caring environment that is second to none. Embracing the relationship between parent, child, and us as being of utmost importance.

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Smallprint

The original silver keepsake company, making unique and highly emotive products commemorating a range of occasions and milestones. Ten years of experience in setting up franchisees with their own home-based, Smallprint businesses.

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Sounds Right Phonics

Want to give your child the best start at school? Come along to Sounds Right - Phonics Classes for Kids, pre-school phonics classes perfect for ages 1-5, each class is fun, high energy and educational.

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Sticky Fingers Cookery Parties

If you enjoy working with children, love cooking and want a low start-up cost for running your own business, then Sticky Fingers Children’s party and cookery workshop franchise could be for you! There are several ways to generate income from this exciting business: children’s parties; pre-school and after school workshops; nurseries and holiday. Our Children’s Cookery sessions are both fun and educational.

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Tech Returners

Supporting people returning or entering tech after a career break.

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The Busy Queen Bee

We empower womenpreneurs to create a better harmony in their life and business. We do this by giving them the tools to run their own successful mystery Shopping and customer experience franchise business.

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The College of Osteopaths

The College of Osteopaths offers a unique part-time degree pathway which allows you to study while you continue with your current lifestyle, be that full/part time work or otherwise.

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The Growth Gurus

We provide the funding your business will require to grow. We also supply all the mentoring and coaching needed to grow a sustainable and highly profitable business whilst you have fun!

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The Manchester College

The Manchester College one of the largest further education providers in Europe. As the number one provider of 16–19 and adult education in Greater Manchester, it is a major education and skills player in the region. Our campuses are spread throughout the city, serving diverse local communities.

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The Wheel Exists

Katy Carlisle has been self employed for over four years, and through The Wheel Exists, she helps freelancers, small businesses and charities to create lovely websites using a tool called Squarespace.

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Total People - Leaders in Learning

Total People is one of the largest providers of apprenticeships and work-based learning in the North West of England. We are part of the LTE Group, one of the largest social enterprises in the UK, with all our profit re-invested for the benefit of those we work with.

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Turtle Tots

At Turtle Tots we are passionate about promoting water safety and learn to swim skills through our unique and fun baby and toddler swim classes. The Turtle Tots programme of swimming classes begins with aqua-natal yoga for mums-to-be, and continues once your baby is born with gentle and progressive swimming classes for babies and toddlers.

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UCEN Manchester

At UCEN Manchester, we’re creating futures together. We’re focused on delivering first-class technical and professional higher level skills to meet the priorities of Greater Manchester and the wider region.

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Violet and Charlie

The Violet and Charlie members club is designed to bring like minded women together to make changes to the way they live, and the things they do, in order to make for a more happy and fulfilling life. We help you to thrive, not just survive

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Virtual Assistant Coaching & Training

Through an affordable combination of coaching, mentoring and training I help those with a professional administration background (often PAs and EAs) set up and launch their own Virtual Assistant (VA) business. Delivered through a mix of online and face to face options.

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Visit from the Stork

We are a social enterprise for parents and parents to be aged 16-30. We provide information and advice about important subjects others are afraid to tackle through digital platforms and campaigns, enabling parents to give their children the best start in life.

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babyballet®

If you’ve ever dreamed of running your own dance business, then a babyballet® franchise could be just the opportunity you’ve been waiting for! babyballet® is an award-winning pre-school dance concept for children from six months old. Available across the UK, Australia and New Zealand there are over 70 franchisees in operation and teaching over 25,000 children. With territories available near you, setting up and running your own babyballet franchise business could be closer than you imagine!

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diddi dance

Funky preschool dance classes for girls & boys! Join our award-winning, family-friendly, supportive network and be in business for yourself, not by yourself!

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