Wilf McGuinness was the star attraction at Manchester Business Club’s breakfast networking event at Old Trafford yesterday, urging the Manchester business community to continue its work in making Manchester a top business destination.
The event allowed Manchester Business Club members, such as Kingfisher Airlines, RBS, Delta Airlines and KLM to network and find out more about the role of Manchester Airport in linking the City Region with global city powerhouses.
The opening remarks by Angie Robinson, Chief Executive of MIDAS, were followed by speeches by Andrew Harrison, Manchester Airport Managing Director, and former Manchester United player and coach, Wilf McGuinness. Wilf entertained the audience of business leaders with anecdotes from his career and spoke about his love of Manchester, its business and sporting significance, as well as the quality of life available.
Angie Robinson said: “Manchester Business Club is an exclusive network of individuals looking to help the city region grow as a leading global business destination. Now, with over 820 members, and following successful recent events in New York and Singapore; it was important we met members back home to share the experiences, contacts and ambitions which help make Manchester a Champions League winner in business terms.”
Manchester Airport Managing Director, Andrew Harrison, commented: “This event was an important chance to network with those organisations that keep Manchester Airport’s business routes strong. About a third of the UK population live within two hours drive of the airport and we want to ensure that we continue to attract the quality of airlines and destinations that they require. The benefits of the Manchester Business Club for passengers will act as a real incentive for members travelling with us.”
The Manchester Business Club is a joint initiative between MIDAS and Manchester Airport which aims to strengthen relations between Manchester and global city powerhouses.