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July 3, 2017

Freshwalking with… Mike Pye

After 10 years marketing experience in a range of businesses, Mike set up his own consultancy in January 2016. The business focusses on delivering creative content and strategic marketing support with a transparent, no-nonsense and no jargon approach. Mike has been a regular face on Freshwalks over the past year and has kindly shared below how we’ve helped the development…

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June 11, 2017

Freshwalking with… Tamsin Caine

Tamsin is a Chartered and Certified Financial Planner at Smart Financial. She helps business owners and senior executives to understand their lifestyle goals and aspirations, working with them to make the changes required to turn these goals into a reality. Tamsin has been a regular face at Freshwalks over the past eighteen months. She’s never too far away…

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June 10, 2017

First-time Freshwalker shares twelve tips

On Friday 26th May, I attended my first Freshwalks, not really knowing what to expect or who I was going to meet, or even if I was going to be able to hold a conversation whilst walking up a hill… I was quite worried about that part actually… The 13km walk was planned to set…

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May 10, 2017

We came, we saw, we Kinder conquered

A rollercoaster week of logistics as Freshwalks squared up to its first rail strike and came out fighting. There was no way our planned tribute to the Mass Trespass of April 1932 was going to be compromised, even if the day was morphing into a Planes, Trains and Automobiles movie tribute instead. In the end,…

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April 19, 2017

Freshwalking with… Sam Jones

One of Manchester’s familiar faces is Sam Jones, Managing Director of the award-winning creative social content agency, Tunafish Media. Sam joined us on the first Freshwalks back in August 2014 and still finds time to walk with us every few months. Sam is also co-founder of an amazing project called Not Just Soup, a soup kitchen that…

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April 3, 2017

Reviving the spirit of Kinder 1932

I’m a rambler, I’m a rambler from Manchester way I get all my pleasure the hard moorland way I may be a wage slave on Monday But I am a free man on Sunday Ewan MacColl, The Manchester Rambler A song of rebellion, hope and adventure. On Friday 28 April, Freshwalks pays tribute to the…

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March 22, 2017

Freshwalking with… Chris Marsh

Someone who needs little introduction – the one man networking machine that is Chris Marsh – Director of Partner Development at UKFast and responsible for developing strategic partnerships with clients, suppliers and other organisations. Chris, thankfully is a huge advocate of Freshwalks and has been a regular since day one. He’s always there to listen, help and advise…

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March 12, 2017

Freshwalking with… John Shinnick

One of our most regular faces, John Shinnick epitomises the spirit of Freshwalks in every possible way. He asks for little but John is always the first to share and give plenty. That might be a well-considered opinion or insight, based on his wealth of experience or a well-timed joke or anecdote. He’s not half bad with a camera…

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February 7, 2017

Freshwalks City review

Written by Scott Hadden, Head of Disruption at Verilet @ScottHaddenMCIM I have to say I have become more than a little fond of Freshwalks and barely missed any last year. It is for me the perfect combination:  lovely, humble people getting together in some spectacular settings where natural conversation rather than networking small talk drives…

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January 17, 2017

Freshwalks in the City

Last Wednesday, Spinningfields saw the launch of Freshwalks City – a business networking group with a mission to get Manchester’s business community walking more. The city launch came after two successful years for Freshwalks which has seen nearly 350 of the region’s business leaders take on challenging hikes in the Peak District. Freshwalks City is…

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