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Colony Expands Partnership with Manchester Young Professionals

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24 May 2024

We are thrilled to announce the renewal of our dynamic partnership with Manchester Young Professionals (MYP). Through this partnership, we will be able to offer our members even more opportunities for coworking days and additional events that will enhance their experience and encourage creativity and productivity.

COLONY Expands Partnership with Manchester Young Professionals: Exciting Events on the Horizon

We are thrilled to announce the renewal of our dynamic partnership with Manchester Young Professionals (MYP), an alliance that brings together two of Manchester's most vibrant communities of creators, workers, and entrepreneurs. This renewed collaboration is set to further enrich our respective members' experience with an exciting lineup of events and coworking opportunities designed to foster creativity, networking, and professional growth.

“The MYP x Colony partnership is what we would define as a perfect partnership as we evolve into our second year. Blending the energy of our high performing community of emerging leaders, with a dynamic and innovative workspace, it’s a great recipe for the development of young professionals in Manchester's thriving community! Our quarterly cowork days will enable the MYP community to gain access to a diverse network of professionals within the Colony ecosystem, expanding their network in the process.

The collaborative set up at Colony encourages knowledge sharing and supporting each other, which through our mentoring scheme are key pillars of our Careers strategy. And last but not least, Colony's versatile spaces are ideal for hosting MYP events, workshops, panel talks and social gatherings, all of which we will take advantage of this year!” - Rich Tyrrell, MYP founder.

“Our partnership with MYP began as a natural alignment of our shared values—community, collaboration, and the drive to bring people together in inspiring spaces. As we continue this journey, we are excited to unveil several upcoming events that epitomise the spirit of our collaboration.” - Rebecca Mckeown, COLONY Operations Director

Rebecca Mckeown, Operations Director, Colony & Rich Tyrrell, Founder, MYP

Special MYP Coworking Day at Colony Piccadilly

Mark your calendars for the 29th of May as we host a special MYP Coworking Day at our Piccadilly venue. This event is designed to provide MYP members with a dedicated space to work, collaborate, and network - all while experiencing Whether you’re looking for a change of scenery from your usual workspace or seeking to connect with other professionals, this coworking day offers the perfect environment to boost your productivity and expand your professional network. Our Piccadilly venue, equipped with modern amenities and designed to inspire, will be open to MYP attendees and our coworking members to connect and focus together. .

Creative Link Up: Korean Candle Making at Colony Piccadilly

On the 18th of June, we invite you to join us for a unique Creative Link Up event at our Piccadilly venue. This event will feature a Korean Candle Making workshop, offering a perfect blend of creativity and relaxation. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn the art of candle making from expert instructors, network with fellow young professionals, and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of our coworking space. This hands-on workshop not only promises a creative escape but also serves as a fantastic way to connect with like-minded individuals in a relaxed setting.

Upcoming Roof Top Networking Event at Colony Silk St

We are also excited to announce an upcoming roof top networking event at our Silk St venue. While the date is yet to be announced, this event promises to be a highlight of our partnership with MYP. With stunning views of the city as the backdrop, this networking event will provide an unparalleled opportunity for members to connect, share ideas, and build lasting professional relationships. Stay tuned for more details on this exclusive event.

Continuing Our Commitment to Community and Collaboration

Our renewed partnership with MYP underscores our commitment to fostering a supportive and vibrant community. By offering a mix of creative workshops, dedicated coworking days, and networking events, we aim to create an environment where ideas can flourish, and professional relationships can thrive.

At Colony, we understand the importance of providing spaces that inspire and facilitate collaboration. Our venues are designed with the needs of both start-ups and established businesses in mind, offering a variety of desk and office spaces that cater to individuals and teams. From phone booths and co-working lounges to social kitchens and meeting rooms, our spaces are curated to enhance productivity and encourage interaction.

MYP, established by friends Rich Tyrrell and Andrew Bennie in 2013, has built a reputation as a network of progressive, like-minded professionals in their 20s and 30s. With frequent meet-ups at some of the city’s most popular venues, MYP has become a cornerstone of Manchester’s professional community. This partnership allows us to bring the best of both worlds to our members: access to MYP’s thriving network and the inspiring, flexible workspaces that Colony is known for.

As MYP’s exclusive coworking partner, we are dedicated to providing a home for MYP business activities at our Colony One Silk St location in Ancoats. Our collaboration includes hosting four major events annually at various Colony locations across Manchester and running monthly coworking days for MYP members.

MYP Social Media Panel Talk, Colony One Silk St

Join Us and Experience the Benefits

We invite you to join us at these upcoming events and experience the benefits of our renewed partnership with MYP. Whether you are looking to learn a new skill, find a productive workspace, or expand your professional network, our collaboration offers something for everyone.

Stay connected with us for more updates and announcements. Together, Colony and MYP are building a community where every voice matters and everyone is welcome.

By renewing our partnership with Manchester Young Professionals, we are doubling down on our commitment to creating spaces where creativity thrives, connections are made, and businesses grow. We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events and continuing to support your professional journey.

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