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Case Study: Premaitha Health

Premaitha Health is an innovative molecular diagnostics company employing the latest advances in DNA analysis technology to develop tests for non-invasive prenatal screening and other applications. Premaitha’s flagship product, the IONA® test is the first non-invasive in vitro diagnostic CE marked product for prenatal screening enabling clinical laboratories to offer a regulated NIPT in-house.

Find out why, with the help of MIDAS, they relocated to Manchester.

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Sedulo have produced this infographic to show just how great a business destination Manchester is:

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Fairmont Spencer

Fairmont Spencer provides a bespoke Property Search and Relocation Service to both corporate and individual clients.
Poised and ready to network with their exceptional contacts in the property community on your behalf to find the perfect property, the Fairmont Spencer team will ensure the relocation experience is as stress-free as possible.

Having worked with clients from all four corners of the globe,  Fairmont Spencer understand how it feels to move to a new environment.
In addition to their property search services, they are able to offer familiarisation tours and further settling in services once arrived in the Manchester, where they can help with acclimatising to the new surroundings.

Fairmont Spencer are delighted to offer any MIDAS service users a free initial consultation and a 15% reduction on all registration fees. For more information visit or telephone +44 (0)161 861 9487.

Aerotropolis EMEA Announces Esteemed Speaker Line-up

C-level airport executives join government officials and industry leaders in support of inaugural event.

The Aerotropolis EMEA Conference & Exhibition is part of a series of events for the global airport development and real estate communities, designed to complement the Airport Cities World Conference & Exhibition with a more practical approach and a regional focus.

This inaugural event, hosted by Manchester and Airport City Manchester as part of the International Festival for Business 2014, will be held on 8 – 10 July in Manchester, UK and has so far confirmed attendance from more than 35 high-profile key thinkers and implementers of the aerotropolis concept, sharing their learning and understanding of a model that is fast becoming a reality around the globe.

Andrew Stokes, Chief Executive, Marketing Manchester, said: “In true Manchester style we are celebrating our spirit of collaboration by hosting the inaugural Aerotropolis EMEA. The event will attract airport representatives, global city economic developers, international investors and service providers and promises to be the perfect platform to showcase the vast range of opportunities that Airport City Manchester will bring to the region.”

Alex Kirby, Executive Vice President, Airport Cities for UBM Live, organisers of the event said: “We are honoured to have such a distinguished line-up of speakers at the inaugural Aerotropolis EMEA. This support, coupled with the comprehensive conference programme will enable delegates to learn more about the innovative and imaginative plans and best practices for aerotropolis planning and development across the EMEA region.”

The event will showcase Airport City Manchester, the UK’s first Airport City, an £800m landmark development at Manchester Airport along with uniting executives of similar sized projects from across the EMEA region.

The conference programme will explore how to best communicate the value and benefits of an aerotropolis to investors stakeholders and community leaders assessing the economic impact on the region as well as facilitating growth through enterprise and free trade zones. Charlie Cornish, Group Chief Executive of Manchester Airports Group has already confirmed his participation and attendees will also hear addresses from ‎Lynda Shillaw, Divisional Chief Executive, Property, Manchester Airports Group, Sir Howard Bernstein, Chief Executive of Manchester City Council and Prof John D. Kasarda, Director, Centre for Air Commerce, University of North Carolina followed by a series of panel discussions and presentations involving thought leaders from throughout the industry.

Charlie Cornish said: “Manchester has always been known as a city of firsts and for being revolutionary. Airport City itself is a UK first, which makes it a pleasure, and rather fitting, to have the inaugural Aerotropolis EMEA here in the region next month.”

“We are looking forward to sharing our in-depth insights and knowledge on the Aerotropolis notion amongst attendees and other highly regarded speakers who are well respected in the aviation world. I am sure the event will be a great success and look forward to being involved.”

Other speakers will include: Kristina Alvendal, CEO of Airport City Stockholm; Dr. Michael Kerkloh, President & CEO of Munich Airport; Guy Stephenson, Chief Commercial Officer of London Gatwick Airport; Saxen Van Coller, CEO of Dube TradePort; David Fei, President & CEO, Taoyuan International Airport Corporation and Darren Caplan, Chief Executive of Airport Operators Association.

Aerotropolis EMEA 2014 offers attendees a unique opportunity to connect, engage and build credibility with current or prospective industry partners whilst also providing a fantastic opportunity for any organisation wishing to network with decision-makers from the fastest growing and expanding Aerotropolis developments within Europe, Middle East and Africa.

MIDAS has negotiated a generous 20% discount on delegate passes and sponsorship packages, available for a limited period.To take advantage of this sponsorship offer, contact Charles Georgiou (details below) and quote MANCHESTER 1

To qualify for a 20% discount as a delegate to the Aerotropolis EMEA Conference & Exhibition. Please use the code AEROEB and register online here

Charles Georgiou, Regional Sales Executive
Telephone: +44 (0) 207 955 3968
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Shoosmiths LLP

shoosmiths logoLeading national UK law firm Shoosmiths is acknowledged for its innovative approach to client service, and this is reflected by Legal Week’s latest Client Satisfaction Report which named the firm as the UK’s “Best Legal Advisor”.

The firm’s city centre office in Spinningfields - the heart of Manchester’s vibrant business and finance district – provides services including advice on corporate; commercial; corporate finance; property; employment; corporate recovery and insolvency; commercial litigation and regulatory issues to regional national and international businesses. Shoosmiths can help with funding advice, property acquisition and leases, company structures, taxation advice, visa applications and employment issues.

Uniquely, the firm also has a leading Intellectual Property (“IP”) & Creative Industries legal team, located across the Spinningfields office and at The Sharp Project, a dedicated office at Manchester’s multi-million pound creative media hub, which is home to in excess of 70 creative and digital businesses.

With more than 14 years of advising clients, the IP & Creative Industries team combines in-depth legal know-how with invaluable experience of working with companies and individuals which operate within the creative and digital sectors who rely on the IP they produce. This means Shoosmiths is able to deliver an unrivalled service of excellent, tailored & relevant legal advice to a range of companies and individuals operating within the creative and digital sectors – two of the fastest growing sectors in the UK economy.

The team has particular expertise in: IP licensing issues, contract drafting and negotiation, collaboration projects with another business, brand protection and exploitation issues. Whether your business relies on its patented products or processes, design registrations or unregistered designs, copyright content or trade marks, the team can advise on how best to commercialise your IP whilst providing advice on the steps you can take to ensure your work is protected.

The IP & Creative Industries team acts for a broad range of clients including software and technology companies, fashion and textile companies, advertising and design agencies, digital agencies, games companies, publishing, marketing and PR companies, film and TV companies, musicians and music businesses.

The first meeting or telephone conversation with the team is free of charge for MIDAS Hello service users.

To find out more, contact Laura Harper, partner and head of the Manchester IP & Creative Industries team on  03700 865881 or visit