The publishers of the well-loved Mix Interiors magazine and the hugely successful Mixology Awards run a series of seminars – MixInspired. We aim to inspire, inform and entertain those that are interested in the world of commercial property and workplace design.
MixInspired Manchester, the third seminar held in Manchester and the 8th in the series, was aimed at the A&D, D&B and general property market. The event was held at the new Bruntwood office space, NEO, in the heart of the city.
The theme of the event was The People & Culture Shaping Tomorrow’s Work Place, debating the future of the workplace and who is going to deliver it.
Guests got an insight into end users and the property ‘food chain’ including our guests on the panel from; Sky, Shoosmiths and The Hut Group. As well as an unmissable panel, there was some great people in a great venue, and CPD points too– all courtesy of Mix and the sponsors.
To see photos from the event, see the link here
There will be a full write-up of the event in July’s issue of Mix Interiors.
Thank you to our speakers for their time and insight
Vaqas Farooq Managing Partner, Shoosmiths
Vaqas leads Shoosmiths’ real estate team in Manchester and is also the Office Head. He is a well-known and highly respected development and regeneration lawyer and is actively involved with a number of major schemes in the north-west, including the £1.3 billion mixed use regeneration on the site of the Old Granada Studios in St. John’s. Vaqas has led the team on design and fit out on the move to the scheme’s flagship XYZ building, which will also see the introduction of Shoosmiths’ dynamic Agile working initiative.×
At the 2016 Manchester Legal Awards, his team received the accolade of Property Team of the year. At this year’s Manchester Legal Awards, Shoosmiths is named Law Firm of the Year (Large).
Lesley McPhee Group Director of Property, The Hut Group
After 23 years working for various Design & Build companies across the UK and South Africa, Lesley joined The Hut Group as Head of Design, but after Only 4 months has been promoted to Group Director Property, in charge of managing the design and delivery of the The Hut Group’s portfolio×
Jon Saunders Head of Technology, Sky
Jon Saunders is the Head of Technology for the Sky Sports and Sky News digital content platforms and products.×
Yorkshire born, bred and forged, Jon started his career building systems for publishing before developing through insurance, e-commerce and financial markets finally settling in the exciting world of digital web and app experiences.
When this means working within Europe's leading media company, building world-class products across UK, Italy and Germany, Jon’s life is never dull
During MixInspired Manchester, we want to get everyone talking about The People & Culture Shaping Tomorrow’s Workplace.
Who is leading the workplace revolution and why?
“It’s about the people not the desks and chairs”
Are business leaders getting this point?
How do organisation go about capturing the right “vibe” and
turning that into a viable workplace?
Productivity in knowledge based organisations is key but how is it measured?
How do you avoid stress and conflict that can
often come with workplace change?
What are the key elements that are getting in the way of staff being as effective?
Introduction by Mick Jordan, editor, Mix Interiors
A chance to chat and mingle
We appreciate that time is a valuable commodity. It is with this in mind that we aim to make the most of the relatively short time together. We hope that you finished the session knowing more than when you started – helping you understand the broader issues of your region, the people and culture shaping tomorrows workplace and helping you serve your clients better
In addition the seminar is CPD accredited therefore we hope this helps
contact and register
Please fill in the the form below to register your interest in this free event.
There are very limited spaces for this event with places allocated on a first come first served basis.