The Samuel James Group and its media brand, Business Manchester, has been selected by the UK national newspaper, The Telegraph, to be its regional media partner for a series of events, including the Festival of Business Manchester. The Festival of Business Manchester will host over 250 North West SMEs at the Radisson Blu Edwardian hotel, Manchester on 4 June 2019.

As part of the partnership, the first event saw Business Manchester promoting the free to attend Business Digital Transformation Forum on 26 February 2019 at The Landing, Manchester, in association with Vodafone. The Forum explored how business leaders in the North West can effectively implement new technology and processes, and ensure that their businesses are well equipped to thrive in the digital economy.

Opening with a debate from trusted industry voices, local business leaders and Vodafone experts, attendees also had the opportunity to drill down into key topic areas and gain practical advice in their choice of exclusive workshop. Both sessions provided actionable takeaways and solutions to help power businesses.

Luke Toudup from The Telegraph, said: “We are very excited to announce our media partnership with Business Manchester. The quality of their business
content, coupled with their impressive reach across the North West region, sets the partnership with our Manchester events up for success!”

Added Sam Whitear, Group Commercial Director, The Samuel James Group: “This is a tremendous honour for us to be asked to partner with a media organisation of the standing of The Telegraph. Business Manchester was only launched in September 2018 and it illustrates the great progress we have made to establish a good news business newspaper in Greater Manchester and the level of support we have received.”