Posted on March 3, 2017
We covered a nice fashion event at Manchester’s Selfridges store, as part of its Material World campaign. Patrick Grant (From BBC’s Sewing Bee) the British fashion designer behind Community Clothing launched the Pop Up along with a Q&A session.
Community Clothing is an innovative social enterprise dedicated to making clothes, creating jobs and restoring pride in the UK textile industry.
They use the spare capacity of Britain’s mills and help to nurture local communities and preserve traditional skills while creating an accessible range of everyday staples for men & women. The company is determined to combat the wastefulness of fast fashion and develop a socially-minded business. Their aim is to produce good quality everyday essentials that are not disposable.
The profits from the sale of the clothes are then used to support local projects in the communities where the textiles are produced.
Posted on February 9, 2017
We visited a shiny new primary school in Salford, which Galliford Try Construction have just completed as part of their New Schools Building Project.
Galliford Try is a FTSE 250 housebuilding and construction group delivering industry leading performance in constructing a sustainable future. Their hybrid model of housebuilding and construction businesses, reinforced by their vast experience and unmatched competencies in regeneration, facilities management and PPP investments enables them to undertake the most complex of projects.
Urban Vision is an innovative, growing company with ambitious, wide ranging goals; we bring together the very best expertise and experience from both the private and public sectors.
The unique partnership, the first of its kind in the UK, was formed in 2005 to support and enhance the services of Salford City Council. The strong relationship developed between the three partners, Capita Symonds, Salford City Council and Galliford Try, and has been a key factor in their success.
It will mark the first time the Maple Gold ale will be available outside of the North West, providing nationwide exposure for an independent brewery which has been operating in Manchester for over 160 years.