28 March, 2008 – New Innovation Forum Building opens in Salford
Friday 7 March saw over 100 people attend the launch event of Salford’s new Innovation Forum building on Frederick Road. Representatives from the local community, businesses and public organisations across the City and the North West celebrated the launch.
The Leader of Salford City Council, Councillor John Merry, and Professor James Powell OBE, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Enterprise & Regional Affairs of the University of Salford, made speeches about their involvement with the Innovation Forum from concept to launch. They talked about the importance of working together to create and develop opportunities for Salford to be a ‘sharp city that supports and embraces innovation’. The aim is for partners and communities to pool their strengths so that the Innovation Forum will become a place to learn, think and unlock new ideas and promote socially inclusive wealth creation.
Geoff Howard, Executive Director of Continuity Shop also spoke briefly about the benefits of being a tenant of the Innovation Forum and how his business has exciting growth plans which he hopes will come to fruition in the Innovation Forum.
The Right Honourable Hazel Blears MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, unveiled the commemorative plaque and highlighted the positive changes in the area. She also spoke of the benefits of a building like the Innovation Forum which will build on the success of Salford, supporting the City’s cutting edge vision for the future.
The University’s Commercial Services team is managing the Innovation Forum building, and they are working closely with our conference and catering teams to develop a range of conference and hospitality packages to suit every requirement and budget. Why not think about using the Innovation Forum for your next internal or external event? With the latest AV equipment, on-site car parking, easy access to the City’s transport network and modern, inviting surroundings it is sure to be a success for your delegates.
Source: University of Salford press release