Stripes Solicitors

Stripes are a firm of solicitors, with multiple entries in the Legal 500 directory of leading law firms and individuals, operating in the heart of Manchester's commercial district. They are now considered to be one of the leading law firms in Manchester, offering a full range of Commercial and Private law services, including respected Personal Injury and Industrial Disease departments.

Their team has a shared commitment to providing clients with pragmatic advice and representation, diligently advancing or defending their interests on a cost-effective basis."

Stripes Solicitors

RSM Tenon

RSM Tenon won “National Firm of the Year” - British Accountancy Awards 2011. RSM Tenon offers intelligent accountancy and business advisory services to clients who range from individuals and entrepreneurially led owner managed businesses, to large corporations and public sector organisations. No 7 in the UK and an independent member firm of RSM International the 6th largest global accounting network, RSM Tenon cover all areas of compliance and advisory work, giving you the assurance you need to manage your organisation effectively and the proactive support you demand to help you stay ahead of the competition.

Services include: Audit & Accounts, Consulting, Corporate Finance, Corporate Recovery, Financial Management, Forensic Accounting, Fraud Solutions, Information Systems Assurance, Internal Audit, Outsourced services, Personal insolvency, Software Solutions, Risk Management, Tax.

RSM Tenon

Bolton Lads & Girls Club

Founded in 1889, Bolton Lads and Girls Club has been providing young people from Bolton with ‘something to do, somewhere to go and someone to talk to’ for over 100 years. At the core of what we do, the Club provides a seven night a week youth club service for young people aged 8-21 at an affordable 50p entry fee per session and £3 yearly membership!

The Club also provides young people with opportunities to develop skills that they can use in their future lives through education, mentoring, sports development, outreach and outdoor activity programmes.


Formed in 2003 by Chris Houghton from within the IBM mid-market industry, our aim is to create a different IT systems provider for our clients. Although we provide application and business consultants, our philosophy is somewhat different. We aim to provide each individual client with a total package, tailor-made to meet the needs of their own specific requirements.

Supported by our proven quality management system, we develop unique solutions for each client, being sensitive to their individual needs, thereby releasing them to focus more of their time, effort and resources on their own core business.


pro.manchester is the not for profit members organisation representing the financial and professional sector in Greater Manchester. With over 320 member firms and over 5,000 individuals pro.manchester is the largest advisory group in the North West specialising in financial and professional services.

A dynamic organisation which aims to lead the development of and provide business opportunities to our members we are committed to promoting our community’s skills and expertise locally, nationally and globally. pro.manchester is passionate about raising the profile of the financial and professional sector. Fundamental to this is the facilitation of a dynamic, relationship building network focused around our community’s interest in generating business opportunities. Inherent in this role is the delivery of over 130 events and initiatives annually creating a mix of high quality speakers, face to face activity, self learning and discussion opportunities as well as sector specific activity.

For more information on pro.manchester membership and the programme of activity please visit for more information on

The pro.manchester SME Club please visit

rpk people

Chris Reynolds and his firm, RPK People is an independent business training and consultancy outfit based in the North West.

Chris works with businesses helping them to improve their skills in business presentations, interviewing skills, and Time Management. He is also brought in to help firms select the best candidate for the job, either for themselves or for their clients. He has over 20 years’ experience of working in Recruitment, is a qualified psychometrician, and uses a tried and tested mixture of tests, questionnaires and interview approaches to enhance the selection process.

Chris has become regarded as a bit of a guru of Competency Based Interviewing skills and techniques and has recently been asked to speak at seminars and conferences on the subject. Business owners who want to improve their chances of winning business when having to deliver a ‘pitch presentation’ would benefit from getting in touch with Chris for some useful coaching. Allianz Global Investors, Daniel Thwaites and Morphy Richards are recent clients who have voiced their testimonies for Chris’s work with them.

Contact Chris at RPK People on 0161 428 6741 or



Voyager Software is a market-leading, UK based company specialising solely in recruitment software and supporting hundreds of SME recruitment businesses. As part of Dillistone Group Plc Company, Voyager is a leading provider of advanced, fully integrated, end-to-end recruitment solutions. Intuitive, innovative and functionally rich, our products have been designed by recruiters to enable customers to spend time growing their client and candidate relationships rather than painstakingly logging their activities. Put simply, Voyager’s customers can add more value to their services by losing the unnecessary admin.


Motionlab is a creative digitial marketing agency based in Preston.

We have developed high performing websites, worked on some amazing branding, designed beautiful creative print and delivered clever, thoughtful marketing strategies delivering high returns for our clients.

We work with brands that are keen to explore the opportunities and returns brilliant creative marketing can give them, brands that want to stand out in their marketplace. Brands that desire to be different.

Motionlab have marketers, designers and developers that can help brands deliver across the board solutions that join up all forms of online and offline marketing.

Our online marketing teams utilise the latest knowledge in social media, SEO, PPC, display advertising, remarketing and more and most importantly we track, analyse and report every step of the way.

Bolton Wanderers

Formed in 1877, Bolton Wanderers is a founding member of the Football League and is one of the oldest Clubs in the country with a proud history including winning the FA Cup on five occasions.  An established member of the Barclays Premier League, Bolton Wanderers performs to an international audience of millions of people on a weekly basis under the global banner of the EPL.

In 1997 the Club moved from its historical home of Burnden Park to the new purpose built, 28,500 capacity, Reebok Stadium, which is located six miles from Bolton Town Centre on the outskirts of the town of Horwich, next to Junction 6 of the M61 motorway. 

The Club is delighted to have Four Financial as a Business Partner for the 2011/12 season.

Hurst & Company Accountants

As a leading top 100 accountancy firm in Manchester, Stockport and London HURST have an exceptional client base of entrepreneurs, iconic brands, and leading organisations. The firm was named as finalists in the British Accountancy Awards 2011 for their relentless approach to client satisfaction and attracting and retaining the best people. Led by 13 partners and almost 80 members of staff, HURST is committed to giving their clients an ‘Edge’. This means understanding clients and what they want out of their businesses and this goes beyond accountancy support. The firm has been internationally active since the mid-1990s and, as local representatives of independent association of accountants IGAF Polaris, has access to skills in countries where clients may be doing business. HURST aim to take distractions and worries off your desk so that you can concentrate on what is most important, growing your business.

Services include: Audit and Accounts, Consultancy, Corporate Finance, Financial Development, HR, iXBRL Conversion, Outsourced Services, Payroll, Process Improvement, Risk Management, Sarbanes Oxley Compliance, Tax.


Pannone is firmly established as one of the country's leading regional law firms. It has a team of over 600 staff including over 300 specialist lawyers who serve clients both across the UK and internationally from Manchester and London offices.

Clients are at the heart of the working relationship at Pannone and the lawyers expect to be measured on the quality of their work, the integrity of their approach and the results that are delivered for the client. Pannone is a firm that embraces change and always looks for ways to improve its client service.

The firm offers a full range of legal advice for businesses, private clients and the public and voluntary sectors, acting for a diverse range of clients, from private individuals to businesses of all sizes from SMEs to multinational plcs. Pannone also has an extensive public sector client base, acting for over 50 local authorities across the UK.

To  find out more about Pannone please visit our website


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