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Manchester’s craft beer creators

Posted by Kaleigh Watterson

Posted 20 September, 2016 After Work

Not too long ago, beer in Manchester was dominated by traditional, long-established family breweries such as JW Lees and Robinson’s. They’re still going strong, and are responsible for some fine h...

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A love letter to…rice’n’three

Posted by Neil Tague

Posted 14 June, 2016 After Work

A lot has been written in recent times about Manchester’s quest for a Michelin-starred restaurant. Who cares? They can keep their stars. And if it didn’t mean that the places would get packed out ...

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40 by 40 – inside Manchester’s must-read business novel

Posted by Neil Tague

Posted 31 May, 2016 After Work

Michael Taylor, the former editor of North West Business Insider, has had a pretty busy 18 months. He’s worked in a wide range of roles and projects including the highly acclaimed Manchester even...

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The five best quiet coffees in Manchester

Posted by Kaleigh Watterson

Posted 28 April, 2016 After Work

Need a break from the office or a more central location for a meeting? Coffee shops are ten-a-penny in Manchester with every taste catered for – from the large multinational chains to smaller indie ...

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Q&A – THOM HETHERINGTON

Posted by Neil Tague

Posted 22 February, 2016 After Work, OBI BLOG

The North of England’s largest hospitality event, Northern Restaurant and Bar 2016 (NRB) will take place over 15th and 16th of March at Manchester Central. Director Thom Hetherington talks us throug...

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Everything you need to know about MIPIM but were too afraid to ask

Posted by Neil Tague

Posted 8 February, 2016 After Work

Cards on the table. I’m a MIPIM fan. It has its detractors – Massive International Piss-up in the Med and all that – and true enough, it’s one for those who enjoy the social side of property. ...

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Life as a Working Mum

Posted by Zoe Boddy-McEwen

Posted 26 January, 2016 After Work

Dealing with returning to work following maternity leave is an issue that faces most women at some point. I went back to work when my son was 9 months old. After a traumatic time and a baby with sever...

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On another planet

Posted by Andrew Cowell

Posted 6 November, 2015 After Work

You might have seen that Manchester has been named by travel bible Lonely Planet as one of the top ten cities to visit in 2016, as part of the travel bible’s annual “Best in Travel” listings. Al...

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Will Lewis – on the Northern Quarter’s appeal

Posted by Will Lewis

Posted 27 August, 2015 After Work

It’s not so long ago that Manchester’s Northern Quarter wasn’t really on the radar of office agents in the city. Although the independent retail, pubs and cafes have been a mainstay of the city ...

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Is football good for our cities?

Posted by Will Lewis

Posted 31 October, 2014 After Work

Is football good for our cities? The poor performances of the national team seem only to prop up the fervour and passion of the domestic game, with support holding steady and TV money going through th...

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