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Come and join us – Manchester’s Digital Future event

Posted by Joe Averill

Posted 5 April, 2017 OBI BLOG

In January 2017, Manchester was named for the first time among Europe’s top 20 cities for digital innovation. The city that has made its name through constant reinvention and adaptation is right ...

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What we learned at MIPIM

Posted by Richard Lace

Posted 22 March, 2017 OBI BLOG

This was the first time I’ve been to MIPIM, the world’s largest property exhibition, and it didn’t disappoint. You hear so much about it from colleagues and clients that you almost know what to ...

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Eagle Labs Salford takes flight at MediaCityUK!

Posted by Joe Averill

Posted 9 March, 2017 OBI BLOG

Work hard in silence and let the success make the noise. That’s the approach being taken by Barclays Eagle Labs located at MediaCityUK , a hub for digital, tech, creative and professional services b...

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Office design in 2017 – What’s hot?

Posted by Andrew Crompton

Posted 1 February, 2017 OBI BLOG

Office design continues to move on apace. For the professionals charged with creating workspaces worthy of top businesses, it’s a constant process of learning, critically appraising new developments...

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How 2016 showed Manchester’s international way forward

Posted by Joe Averill

Posted 18 January, 2017 OBI BLOG

So, that was 2016. A notable, and for Manchester, productive year. The city can look back with its head held high. Amongst uncertainty and instability, Manchester’s resilience has shone through stro...

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The fight for talent & how Real Estate strategy is winning the battle

Posted by Joe Averill

Posted 15 December, 2016 OBI BLOG

Space Innovators Long gone are the days of Frederik Taylor and his scientific management theory – the scrutiny and micro management of employees are a thing of the past. As leaders of the busines...

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Setting the stall out

Posted by Will Lewis

Posted 22 November, 2016 OBI BLOG

We’re now over a week into what’s become an annual ritual in Manchester – the Christmas markets. Such has been the success of the market that over the years it has sprawled out from the main act...

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The rise and rise of MediaCityUK

Posted by Joe Averill

Posted 18 November, 2016 OBI BLOG

All eyes turned to MediaCityUK recently after its £1bn expansion plans were granted planning permission. Owners Peel Land and Property and Legal & General Capital have been given the go-ahead to ...

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Smaller space for serious businesses

Posted by Will Lewis

Posted 25 October, 2016 OBI BLOG

Does the property industry overlook those businesses seeking smaller spaces?  In some places, it might, and the industry press headlines certainly tend to focus on large deals. But it’s our belief ...

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Orange is The New Book

Posted by James Bostock

Posted 24 October, 2016 OBI BLOG

One day in October 2015, social media was ablaze with the question “Where’s my hoverboard?” – the day in question being the date travelled to in the 1980s film Back to the Future 2, during whi...

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