10 episodes

Take a look at the event industry through the eyes of a world-class events venue!
Manchester Central is an award-winning venue in the heart of one of Europe's most vibrant cities.
Each month, join host Samantha Pike-Devlin, Digital Communications Executive at the venue, as she welcomes event professionals, colleagues and friends from across the city and beyond to discuss hot topics in the events industry.
Whether you're an event planner, event supplier, event venue or you simply have an interest in the industry or the venue, this podcast is for you!

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Take a look at the event industry through the eyes of a world-class events venue!
Manchester Central is an award-winning venue in the heart of one of Europe's most vibrant cities.
Each month, join host Samantha Pike-Devlin, Digital Communications Executive at the venue, as she welcomes event professionals, colleagues and friends from across the city and beyond to discuss hot topics in the events industry.
Whether you're an event planner, event supplier, event venue or you simply have an interest in the industry or the venue, this podcast is for you!

    #8: Spotlight On: Sabrina Meyers

    #8: Spotlight On: Sabrina Meyers

     In this new series, we put the spotlight on guests as they share their personal and professional experiences of doing business during a global pandemic.

     Hosted by Digital Communications Executive, Samantha Pike-Devlin, episode five features Sabrina Meyers, Social Media Strategist & Consultant, MICE vlogger and global event planner.

     Sabrina has more than 16 years’ experience working in the events and hospitality industry having worked in hospitality sales to venue-finding to freelance event planning and management roles.


     In 2018, Sabrina founded her own company – Hot Hospitality Exchange – with the aim of creating online content for hotels, venues, destinations, and events worldwide across a variety of social media platforms.


     In this episode, Sabrina explains how the pandemic and the surge of online and digital content has affected her professionally, how she has stayed visible online and what event professionals and businesses can do to improve their own online content.


      Find out more about Sabrina: Website | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn


      Follow Manchester Central: Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn


      Find out more about the venue on our website


     If you have an interesting story to tell about how you or your business have shifted focus or if you have any views on hot topics in the event industry at the moment then get in touch with podcast host, Samantha Pike-Devlin on info@manchestercentral.co.uk.

    • 47 min
    #7: Spotlight on: Liz Taylor

    #7: Spotlight on: Liz Taylor

    Welcome to the next of our special 'guest host' feature episodes!

    Taking over on hosting duties once again is our CEO, Shaun Hinds, who chats to Liz Taylor – CEO and Creative Director of the Taylor-Lynn Corporation (TLC) - a corporate events company based in Manchester renowned for bespoke celebrity and corporate events across the world.
    A leader in events management for 30 years, Liz is renowned for producing bespoke events for a clientele that includes celebrities, royalty and top corporate names, so pulling from experience, she chats to Shaun about how she sees the events industry returning.
    The episode also gives an insight into how Liz and her team responded to the pandemic and how circumstances led to the launch of an exciting new business venture. 
     Find out more about Taylor-Lynn Corporation: Website | Twitter | LinkedIn
     Find out more about Liz Taylor Consultancy: Website | Twitter | LinkedIn
     Follow Manchester Central: Twitter | Instagram
     Find out more about the venue on our website
     If you have an interesting story to tell about how you or your business have shifted focus or if you have any views on hot topics in the event industry at the moment then get in touch with podcast host, Samantha Pike-Devlin on info@manchestercentral.co.uk.

    • 43 min
    #6: Spotlight on: INNSIDE Manchester

    #6: Spotlight on: INNSIDE Manchester

    In this new series, we put the spotlight on guests as they share their personal and professional experiences of doing business during a global pandemic.

     Hosted by Digital Communications Executive, Samantha Pike-Devlin, episode six features Scott Brown – Cluster Director of Sales at Meliá Hotels International – Scott’s focus is on the north of the UK and he’s based just a few minutes down the road from the venue at INNSIDE Manchester. 

     Scott chats to Manchester Central about how he and his team at INNSIDE Manchester have adapted over the last 12-months and why Manchester is a destination of choice for his guests and such a key part of the international brand’s portfolio. 
      Find out more about INNSIDE: Website | Twitter | Instagram
      Find out more about Scott: Twitter | LinkedIn
      Follow Manchester Central: Twitter | Instagram
      Find out more about the venue on our website
     If you have an interesting story to tell about how you or your business have shifted focus or if you have any views on hot topics in the event industry at the moment then get in touch with podcast host, Samantha Pike-Devlin on info@manchestercentral.co.uk.

    • 35 min
    #5: Spotlight on: EventWell

    #5: Spotlight on: EventWell

    In this new series, we put the spotlight on guests as they share their personal and professional experiences of doing business during a global pandemic.

    Hosted by Digital Communications Executive, Samantha Pike-Devlin, episode five features Sarah Netherway - Head of Strategic Partnerships at EventWell - the event industry's charitable social enterprise, dedicated to educating, campaigning and supporting better mental health and wellbeing in events.

    At a time when mental health has become a major focus for people across the industry and the world, the work that EventWell do has never been more important. Sarah chats to us about the services that EventWell offer and how the pandemic has affected the ways in which they continue to support event professionals across the UK. 
     Find out more about EventWell: Website | Twitter | Instagram
     Follow Manchester Central: Twitter | Instagram
     Find out more about the venue on our website
     If you have an interesting story to tell about how you or your business have shifted focus or if you have any views on hot topics in the event industry at the moment then get in touch with podcast host, Samantha Pike-Devlin on info@manchestercentral.co.uk.

    • 46 min
    #4: Spotlight on: Ocean Media Group

    #4: Spotlight on: Ocean Media Group

    Welcome to the first of our special 'guest host' feature episodes!

    Taking over on hosting duties is our CEO, Shaun Hinds, who chats to Sarah Payling – Group Event Director (Housing) at Ocean Media Group – a market-leading event services company.
    Sarah leads the multi award-winning housing event portfolio for Ocean Media including their flagship event HOUSING – the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) annual Conference and Exhibition – which has called Manchester Central home for over a decade.
    As event director for Europe’s largest housing festival, an event that usually attracts more than 8,000 delegates to the venue and the city, Sarah chats to Shaun about she and her team moved their 2020 event online and their big ambitions for their upcoming September 2021 event.

     Find out more about Ocean Media: Website | LinkedIn 
     Follow Manchester Central: Twitter | Instagram
     Find out more about the venue on our website
     If you have an interesting story to tell about how you or your business have shifted focus or if you have any views on hot topics in the event industry at the moment then get in touch with podcast host, Samantha Pike-Devlin on info@manchestercentral.co.uk.

    • 48 min
    #3: Spotlight on: Scruff of the Neck

    #3: Spotlight on: Scruff of the Neck

    In this new series, we put the spotlight on guests as they share their personal and professional experiences of doing business during a global pandemic.

    Hosted by Digital Communications Executive, Samantha Pike-Devlin, episode three features Mark Lippmann - CEO of Scruff of the Neck - an award-winning Manchester based music group renowned for its UK live promotions, record label, publishing company and creative services businesses.
    As a company that manages up and coming music artists, a huge majority of the work Scruff of the Neck do is centred on live events, gigs, concerts and performances so, when the pandemic took over the world last year, Mark and his team had to put their heads together and come up with innovative ideas to ensure the business survived ‘the new normal’.
    The artists that Scruff of the Neck represent have appeared on stages across the world, including SXSW festival in Texas and New Colossus in New York, so the episode also highlights how Manchester is viewed by people across the world and what makes it so special.

     Find out more about Scruff of the Neck: Website | Twitter | Instagram
     Follow Manchester Central: Twitter | Instagram
     Find out more about the venue on our website
     If you have an interesting story to tell about how you or your business have shifted focus or if you have any views on hot topics in the event industry at the moment then get in touch with podcast host, Samantha Pike-Devlin on info@manchestercentral.co.uk.

    • 49 min

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