I ama member of Pro-Manchester, a fantastic networking club for the professional and financial community of Manchester. Once a month they run an event which is pure magic for people interested in the past.
Ken Moth of the Building Design Partnership takes us on a walk around Manchester. His knowledge of it's history, buildings and hertitage seems limitless and he presents his talk in such a passionate and enthusiatic manner.
Yes you walk with other members and talk so you could call it networking. I re-established relationships and met new people. BUT I hardly talked business. Ken was far too interesting.
He showed us round St Anns Church , Manchester Cathedral and the world famous Chetham's School of Music.
This was the place where Karl Marx met Frederick Engels and was the birthplace for the ideals of communism.
What a great hour, what knowledge I gained.
Sometimes it's just good to leave your normal place of work and 'smell the roses'
I received a hand-written card from Catherine Boddington ( head of training and development) of Addleshaw Goddard , a major UK law firm, thanking me for my contribution in being awarded a postion in the top 100 companies to work for .
Going round telling people how good you are means nothing but when others say it then that's marketing!!
Oh, don't worry, Catherine said I could tell everyone