A group of us from organisations such as BBC, Manchester Airport and AO found that internal comms and change events in Manchester either required a membership or were run by vendors or agencies looking to push a product or service.
We've created a group which is free to attend, no membership and no vendor sponsorship, allowing people at a mid to senior level to discuss strategic comms.
Attendees typically include corporate comms, HR and other function leads as well as directors looking to improve the way they communicate.
We meet for breakfast monthly brain storms at The University of Manchester where we have five minute shout out sections followed by round tables to discuss topics set by attendees.
Each quarter we have an evening innovation and social with an inspiring speaker, this month had Serco's MD of Justice and Immigration discussing leadership comms ideas, what engagement looks like for her, how she makes it work and lessons learned.