Business Manchester, a sister newspaper, to the already established Business Lancashire, published by The Samuel James Group, hits the Greater Manchester area later this week.
Business Manchester is a business to business newspaper aimed at highlighting the good news stories from business people and companies in the area. Initially 10,000 copies will be available free of charge at over 80 locations, including Manchester Central, Manchester Airport, Spinningfields, local hotels such as Gotham and the Midland, ten large supermarkets and a number of business centre receptions.
Sam Whitear, Group Commercial Director, commented: "After several discussions and requests about producing a business newspaper for Greater Manchester, we did our research and found that the opportunity to serve the business community with a good news focused business newspaper was there. We then developed a plan to ensure our network and distribution was correct, before we recently started contacting businesses.
"Our aim is to help businesses of all sizes, spread their good news business stories, both online and in print. Already, a number of organisations have been using our online channel for a number of months and now is the perfect time to bring Business Manchester out in print.
"I want to say a big thank you to our sponsors, advertisers and those who send us the stories because, without your commitment and support, this exciting new opportunity wouldn't be happening".
Business Manchester will be covering a number of topics every month, including thought leadership pieces from Greater Manchester business owners, specific features, product launches and professional services, as well as showcasing new appointments.
As with Business Lancashire, it will have dedicated sections and will include motoring, property and business support.
Richard Sullivan, Marketing Director of Inspired Energy PLC, said: "We are already fully committed to supporting corporate and SME businesses in the Manchester area, due to our role as the Utilities partner to the Great Manchester Chamber of Commerce, where we work with their members to devise and implement effective energy procurement and management programmes.
“The introduction of the Business Manchester newspaper gives us an ideal platform to communicate to the businesses about the latest movements in the UK energy market and how we can assist them in achieving successful outcomes, when it comes to managing utilities' budgets.”
Shaun Hinds, CEO at Manchester Central, added: “We’re really looking forward to welcoming Business Manchester to the city and hosting their launch event in late September. As a venue in the heart of Manchester’s business community, it’s fitting that Manchester Central should be the place where the publication is introduced to local audiences!”