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December 4, 2018

Alastair Jones: A Story of Remarkable Recovery, Motivation and Friendship

By Dr. Alastair Jones of Cadence Leadership   On 13th May I was admitted to Salford Royal with a Brain Haemorrhage… After starting my business – Cadence Leadership – in September of last year, I knew that making a success of networking would be crucial in securing enough work to make it financially viable. My introduction to…

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November 5, 2018

From city to nature, Fjallraven and Freshwalks.

We’re delighted to reveal our new partnership with the Fjallraven Manchester store (located at 15-17 Old Bank St., Manchester M2 7PE).   With products that withstand the toughest mountain conditions yet look good on your morning commute, it’s a classic Swedish outdoors brand we’ve admired from afar for some time now. Our shared mantra of…

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October 23, 2018

The Freshwalks Weekender: A Review by Roz Hughes

I’ve been a keen Freshwalker for a few years now so, when MDP suggested a weekend in the Lakes, I was quick to sign up. There’s something about Freshwalks which guarantees a good time (if we forget about the Hathersage five-hour walk in the rain last May, that is!). I can’t really put my finger…

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August 28, 2018

Freshwalking in the City with… Kelly Gilmour-Grassam

Yorkshire girl Kelly is a Copywriter and Director of Making You Content Ltd, a Copywriting Agency based in Manchester. Since making the move from her farm roots in 2015, Kelly has drawn inspiration from her urban surroundings to create a name for both herself and her ever-growing business. Previously known for looking glamorous in the…

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August 28, 2018

Nutrition for Walkers: Step by Step by Jeannette Jackson

At Freshwalks, we take on a whole host of walking adventures: from easy rambles in the hills to challenging treks across difficult terrain… So, how should we prepare and fuel our body for this escape from the office? As a corporate stress resilience, nutrition and wellness expert, Jeannette Jackson was the obvious person for us…

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July 4, 2018

Freshwalking in the City with… Darren Nightingale

John Ryland Library

Darren Nightingale is an Independent Financial Advisor at Cheetham Jackson. Passionate about being fair and ‘doing things right,’ Darren was drawn to his current employers for their fair rates and ethos to educate their customers in an industry known for being purposely confusing. As a #FreshwalksCity regular and proud Mancunian, Darren is not only very knowledgeable…

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June 25, 2018

Freshwalking in the City with…. Alex Goldrein


Alexandra Goldrein is a Family Law Solicitor at Irwin Mitchell LLP. With an extensive background as a pensions lawyer, Alex has specialist knowledge of pensions and trust issues regarding the division of assets following a divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership. Get to know Alex by attending one of our City Walks or say…

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February 13, 2018

Freshwalking with… John Knott

Pip the dog - John Knott of Zola

John is highly-experienced .net, MVC, SQL Server, Umbraco developer who specialises in information design. Zola Systems Limited, which John has been successfully running since 2002, specialises in creating systems that capture, analyse and present data in an easy to understand layout aimed at all user levels.   Our friendly techy is one of our most regular…

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January 26, 2018

Freshwalking with… Michelle Pratt

Michelle Prat -Freshwalks Wild - Fire Challenge

Michelle is a business trainer and coach who specialises in learning and management development for organisations of all sizes. Fed up of seeing training that feels great on the day but doesn’t have any long-term impact, Michelle set up Dive Deeper Development in 2015 to focus on interventions that create lasting behavioural change. After coming fourth…

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January 16, 2018

Freshwalking with… Katya Willems

Katya is a social media manager and photographer, specialising in food businesses. After working for ten years at the BBC in a variety of roles, Katya (who now freelances) works with a plethora of businesses, including: Cracking Wine, Olive Strachan Resources, The Cheeseyard, Mike Pye Marketing and Art Battle. Katya is also our reigning Queen…

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