At The Northern Affinity, we believe in the personal touch. We want you to see who our partners are, what they do and what they are like. We know we have a great set of people who really know what they are talking about, now you can see this too.
How to boost your productivity and organisation within your business.
Work smarter not harder. Create a business that doesn’t own you. Be in control, grow your team and more…
HOW TO have an effective, strategic planning process
Having a strategy is one thing – but many businesses then fail to execute the strategy properly.
How do I make my website accessible for all visitors and why is it important?
Michael from The Northern Affinity will be joined by Caren Launus-Gamble from KreativeInc Agency – accessibility driven websites to discuss how important it is that websites are accessible for all visitors and how you can do this.
How to effectively manage your employees out of and beyond Lockdown
Sarah Bradley from The HR Dept Leeds South will talk us through extended Furlough, handling request for permanent homeworking including angles around H&S and employee well being
How To Insure & Protect Your People, Business and Assets correctly
What do you need to be aware of/what insurance should you consider/ what are the questions to ask when arranging your business insurance?
Are you making the most of your content? Could you do more to reach further & maximise your efforts?
Content takes up a lot of your time, so we want to ensure you are making the most of everything you create.
Are Hybrid events the future?
Michael Edwards from The Northern Affinity was joined by Stuart Mitchell from Catch The Mice to discuss the future for Hybrid Events as we exit from the Covid Pandemic.
Events – Where are we now and what is the future?
Michael Edwards from The Northern Affinity was joined by Zoe Wadsworth from Fab Events to discuss how the events industry has been impacted in the last 12 months and what the future is for events.
Andy Burnham Introducing The Greater Manchester Launch Event
The Northern Affinity launched a Greater Manchester group in March 2021 and the Major of Manchester left all our guests a welcome message.
How To Use the Techniques of Risk Management in your Smaller Business
Risk Management is often seen as being ‘corporate’ – one for the ‘big firms’, and not for SMEs – but the truth is that every business owner, manager or director is managing risk every single day.
How to increase engagement in your training
Engagement is key when delivering training. What do you need to know about getting people involved and keeping them focussed?
The Northern Affinity is growing – Launch events
In March 2021, The Northern Affinity will be launching new groups in South Yorkshire and Greater Manchester.
How to Prepare for a Rebrand
Going through a rebrand can seem like an in-depth and bewildering project, but it doesn’t have to be!
Skills that save lives – The Importance of First Aid Training
During this discussion, we explored the repercussions of being first aid trained, the issues that will need to be solved and how we can all improve our knowledge of what we should do in an emergency situation.
What is branding?
Michael Edwards from The Northern Affinity was joined by Fliss Lee from Honest Folk to discuss what branding is, why it is important and the benefits of a fantastic brand.
Whats stops business owners growing their business
Growing your business is ultimately the aim for the majority of business owners. However, many don’t take the next steps.
How to develop your marketing strategy must haves
The key to developing your marketing strategy is to start building one. However, where do you start?
Do businesses have a responsibility to society?
How important is it that businesses lead the way on improving society?
How to get your website doing more for your business
Does your website work for you? Does it get you leads and does it showcase your business and reflect the great work you do?
How to narrow your ideal customer down to provide more sales opportunities
The Core of Marketing – Understand who you are talking to.
‘How to’ make it easier for people to use your website
It’s hard work getting people to your website, do you ensure it is easier for your potential customers to use it?
‘How to’ change your energy so that you can change your life
You can set all the goals & strategies in the world, but if your energy is out of alignment then you’re not going to achieve your potential.
How does a business support and develop their teams?
Michael Edwards from The Northern Affinity was joined by Karen Amos from BrightBird Coaching & Training to discuss how businesses support and develop their teams
Video marketing, why you should you do it and how
Michael Edwards from The Northern Affinity will be joined by Ryan Mulhern from First Frame Productions to discuss the importance of video in your marketing strategy.
Commercial Finance – Building Partnerships
Michael Edwards from The Northern Affinity will be joined by Liz Jowett from ABL. ABL is a FCA-authorised, fully-independent commercial finance consultancy which adds value through partnerships
How to develop a doable Marketing plan
Anna Short from Boo Marketing joined us to help us develop a doable Marketing plan for you and your business
Ask the Expert – Strategy and Processes
Michael Edwards from The Northern Affinity was joined by three experts to answer your questions on how to create a strategy, how to create effective processes and how important this is for any business.