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GM Business Connect Magazine is a fast growing business to business bi-monthly magazine that is crammed full of local news, articles, interviews and regular columnists. Based in Trafford, the magazine reaches across the whole of Greater Manchester and beyond. GM Business Connect Magazine offers a detailed look at business life throughout the region and is enjoyed by upwards of 45,000 business readers.

Business Connect Publishing As a result of the sheer amount of business activity centred in the fast-growing heart of what is known as the Northern Powerhouse, two like-minded business owners decided that fantastic opportunities were available simply by connecting those businesses on a common forum. GM Business Connect Magzine is the flagship publication from Business Connect Publishing, and is not simply a B2B magazine, but a strong networking tool bringing businesses together across the whole of Greater Manchester. Paul Mirage has been in the media industry for over 15 years and has worked on daily, weekly and monthly publications as well as magazines during his career. He’s published a successful tabloid newspaper in Hale, Altrincham and Sale, and is a member of several public organisations in Trafford as well as working for Altrincham and Sale Chamber of Commerce. With years of experience in dealing with businesses Paul sees the need for businesses to network now more than ever. Jon Cheetham has been involved in design and marketing for over 25 years, working for many of the largest advertising and marketing agencies in Greater Manchester. Currently working as a specialist marketing consultant, he brings a wealth of creative and design input into many areas of marketing, specialising in branding, advertising and a comprehensive range of printed marketing communications.

Regular business news and reviews As well as news articles that have impact over general business life across Greater Manchester, there are regular in-depth reviews of a selection of successful local businesses in each edition. There are also professional analysis offered by columnists from many different areas of business, all geared to offer valuable local insight into issues affecting many businesses throughout the region and beyond. In addition, a regular diary page is published featuring all important business and networking events.


Promoting to businesses throughout Greater Manchester If you’re looking to advertise your products or services within the Northwest’s fastest growing business community, you must take advantage of the latest B2B platform that is specifically geared to bringing Greater Manchester’s business community together. Published bi-monthly, the magazine is full of news, features and in-depth business articles. It is supplement sized (330mm x 244mm) and has an impact that simply cannot be missed.

Connecting over 45,000 business readers Every two months the magazine is sent to a database of over 1,000 senior decision makers centred in Greater Manchester, and arrives by post to each subscriber in a clear poly bag. What’s more important is that each magazine goes to a separate business, dramatically increasing the readership figures and saturation. In addition, an extra 4,000 copies are distributed to over 250 business hubs, networking groups, businesses, conference and event facilities, again all situated throughout the Greater Manchester region. All this is supported by comprehensive social media and ongoing email marketing campaigns to over 17,000 subscribers raising our profile even further. However, through affiliations with partner organisations like Innov8 Conference Services, pro.manchester and sme.club, the ongoing electronic distribution reaches over a further 23,000 email subscribers.

Networking and key events GM Business Connect is committed to supporting B2B Networking across the region. We are currently supporting Trafford Council’s new quarterly event ‘Trafford Park Business Network’, promoting networking within Trafford Park. We’re also Media Sponsors of the Trafford, Stockport and Cheshire Business Expos, the North West Business Expo and the IP Expo Manchester, plus the Greater Manchester Business Awards 2017, as well as sponsors of many regular networking events across the region.

Distribution to over 250 business centres GM Business Connect is distributed across the whole of Greater Manchester including printed editions in the following areas: Airport City, Hale, Altrincham, Bowdon, Media City, Sale, Trafford Park, Old Trafford, Manchester City Centre, Urmston, Salford and Wilmslow. Here are just some of the business hotspots the magazine is available from: Airport City

Canning O’Neill

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Carrington Business Park

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Altrincham Business Centre

Challenge 4 Change

Greenhays Business Park

Altrincham Football Club

Chamber of Commerce

Guardian Building Trafford Park

Altrincham Golf Club

Concorde Conference Centre

Ashley Hotel, Hale

Costa Coffee sites

Hilton DoubleTree, City Centre Manchester

Barclays Bank Sale, Urmston, Altrincham, Lymm, Timperley

Cresta Court Hotel

Hilton Hotel, Deansgate Hilton Manchester Airport

Bean & Brush, Sale

Crossford Court Business Centre

Beever & Struthers

DeVeres Venues Cheadle

Indigo, Trafford Park

BizSpace Altrincham and Old Trafford

Digital World Media City

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Bowdon Rooms

Dunham Forest Golf and Country Club

Business 4 Business Sale

Forever Manchester

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Houldsworth Mill, Stockport

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LifeCentre Sale

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Manchester Airport

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Manchester City Centre

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Marriot Hotel, Hale Barns

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Marsland House, Sale

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Trafford Councillors and Executive Councillors Trafford House Trafford Housing Trust Trafford Town Hall Trinity Offices, Sale Warren Bruce Court, Trafford Park

Advertising rates As well as the standard positions available in the publication itself, sponsorship opportunities are available for various regular features. Please ask for further details. Double Page Spread

£1,380

Full Page

£780

Back Cover

£1,140

Half Page

£480

Inside Back Cover

£960

Quarter Page

£270

Inside Front Cover

£960

Eighth Page

£150

Costs are exclusive of VAT. All full page adverts must be full bleed. All other formats must be sized as indicated below.

Advert dimensions Double Page Spread

Full Page

Text Area: 290mm high x 460mm wide

Text Area: 290mm high x 216mm wide

(please avoid running text over centre) Trim Area: 330mm high x 488mm wide Bleed: 5mm all around

Trim Area: 330mm high x 244mm wide Bleed: 3mm all around

Half Page Landscape

Half Page Portrait

143mm high x 216mm wide

290mm high x 106mm wide

Eighth Page Landscape

Eighth Page Portrait

69.5mm high x 106mm wide

143mm high x 51mm wide

Quarter Page Landscape

Quarter Page Portrait

69.5mm high x 216mm wide

143mm high x 106mm wide

Artwork support If you cannot supply print-ready artwork, in a hi-res CMYK pdf format, with all images 300dpi plus all text outlined, then we can provide a design and artwork service. All work will be quoted after discussion of your needs.


1,000 B2B Sent by Royal Mail to over

Unique, Local, Specific

senior decision makers in separate businesses across Greater Manchester

magazine featuring insight into Greater Manchester’s business community

4,000250 copies distributed to over

5,000 Initial print run starts at

business hubs, networking groups, conference and event facilities and businesses throughout Greater Manchester

copies

45,000 Estimated readership of over

business people throughout Greater Manchester

330mm x 244mm

High impact supplement sized magazine

Ongoing Email Marketing to over

17,000

subscribers plus

Social Media Support Campaigns raising the profile by connecting with thousands of businesses across Greater Manchester

Partnership agreements with e-copies of the magazine distributed to:

4,000 subscribers = 4,000 subscribers = 15,000 subscribers =

Media Partners Supporters of:

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For more information or to discuss an advertising opportunity please contact Paul Mirage • 07708 987518 paul@businessconnectpublishing.co.uk or Jon Cheetham • 07971 575977 jon@businessconnectpublishing.co.uk

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Media information pack including page rates and distribution details for GM Business Connect magazine