Leaders' Impact

Having achieved success in their own business, many leaders want to have impact across the region. This influence might start from within the role in their organisation (eg by improving the organisation’s social value), or it might involve leading beyond the organisation – for example, through voluntary positions, NED or advisory roles.

Through the Leaders’ Network, we are bringing together opportunities for our members to embrace ideas, organisations and initiatives that might improve their knowledge or understanding of certain issues, or amplify their voice. Some of these opportunities will come from us at the Chamber, and some from our members or the wider North West community.

Please do let us know if you would like us to consider adding your event or network to this list:


Impactful Events 

  • Leaders' Lunch - 14th September 2022 & 8th December 2022: Taking place quarterly in 2022 and bi-monthly from 2023, at Elliot House. Delegates will enjoy a two-course lunch from Gusto and meet other business leaders from across all sectors. Book your place the lunches HERE

  • Empowered to Lead Conference - 8th October 2022: The first in-person She Leads for Legacy Conference. This conference is for Black female professionals and Allies committed to the advancement of Black women into senior leadership and board level roles. We will be exploring how we, as individuals and organisations, can better advance the Equalities agenda and create more diverse and inclusive workplaces. Book your place here

  • Q3 2022 Quarterly Economic Update - 29th September 2022: Chris Fletcher, the Chamber’s Policy and Communications Director, and Head of Research, Subrahmaniam Krishnan-Harihara will present the third quarterly economic update of 2022. They'll look at the current state of the Greater Manchester economy and what will have an impact on your business over the next few months. Click here to book your place

  • Empowered to Lead Conference - 8th October 2022: The 'Empowered to Lead' Conference, for Black female professionals and Allies dedicated to being meaningful and purposeful change-makers. Click here to book your place

  • Leaders' Series - ongoing: Our Chamber Live podcast provides business updates, interviews and case studies from notable  Greater Manchester leaders. Click here to listen to the latest episode


Chamber Collaborations 

  • BURN - The Black United Representation Network (BURN) CIC is a membership organisation founded by nine Black VCSE and micro companies to challenge and tackle deep rooted racial inequalities in Greater Manchester. BURN’s objective is to achieve parity and equality of opportunity for Black residents covering health, business, education, employment and training.

  • Pride in Leadership - The UK’s LGBTQ+ business leaders’ community. We work to ELEVATE, CONNECT and SUPPORT LGBTQ+ business leaders and make them more visible. You can join the community and attend frequent online and face to face events.

  • Responsible Futures - Responsible Futures educates, engages and inspires leaders from small to large corporations, with Business, Sustainability and CSR roles from all over Europe.

  • She Leads for Legacy - A community of individuals and organisations working together to reduce the barriers faced by Black female professionals aspiring for senior leadership and board level positions.

  • GM Business Leaders - Access a free online business toolkit for current business challenges. On-demand training is now available to help you assess your business and identify the tools you need to grow. Click here to access the toolkit

  • Ampios Management Partners Limited helps entrepreneurial businesses to grow in scale and, crucially, value. Whether it's formulating an exit strategy, or simply moving your business to the next level, Ampios can help. Click here to find out more about their services.