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pro-manchester Economics Conference agenda announced pro-manchester have announced the full agenda for their Economics Conference 2017.

City Council. Sir Richard will be airing his thoughts on the city’s prospects and the devolution agenda.

With influential guest speakers from across the region, the day will bring to light to questions about the economy and the future of the Greater Manchester region.

Mike Blackburn will delve deeper into these areas and sectors which may be at risk from a hard Brexit.

The pro-manchester Economics Conference opens its doors on the 13 October at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate. This year’s keynote will be from Anthony Light, Director at Oxford Economics discussing his thoughts on rising inflation, consumer spending, business confidence and investment. Joining him on stage will be Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester



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Eamonn Boylan of Greater Manchester Combined Authority will be closing the day’s deliberations with his thoughts on the development of Greater Manchester as one of the best places in the world to grow up, get on and grow old. With a fantastic line-up of speakers and topical themes, it promises to be a huge event, not to be missed. For further information visit

Media City win spurs growth for Hale-based I Want Plants Plant design and display specialists, I Want Plants, is expanding its team following a raft of high profile contract wins – including The Alchemist in Media City and office letting giants Bruntwood. The Hale-based family business is adding two more members to its 25-strong team, to assist with servicing contracts across the North West and the Midlands. £8 million flagship development Neo in the heart of Manchester.

The company provides inspirational green interiors and exteriors for offices, hotels and restaurants. Director Richard Rowland, said: “We are seeing growth in all areas of our business – pun intended – from rental plants for offices to more creative projects for brands like UK Fast and The Alchemist in Media City. “We are also working in new areas for us such as Leeds and Birmingham.” I Want Plants recently created an open-air roof garden at Bruntwood’s

It also furnished Living Venture’s city centre Grand Pacific restaurant with displays which included two enormous Banana Trees and nine large palm trees in custom-made charred planters. I Want Plants, based in Hale, is the commercial branch of the business, running alongside I Want Trees which is aimed at the residential market offering instant gardens, mature fully-grown trees, and privacy hedges.

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