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How to make your conference more effective

Here at Carrington Business Park ( we have many years of experience providing conference facilities in Manchester. Conferences can be a powerful platform for businesses of all shapes and sizes to engage with staff, suppliers, customers and prospects. You can significantly increase the effectiveness of the conference by setting the room effectively.

Out step-by-step guide will ensure your attendees get the most out of your conference and you achieve your goals.

Check the room before you start planning

Take time to walk around the chosen conference room to get an understanding of the space available to you. Look out for electrical points so you know the best place to position electrical equipment such as projectors and screens. Be careful to minimise the risk of wiring on the floor which could become a tripping hazard as people walk to their seats. At Carrington Business Park we’ll set up projectors for you ensuring wires are well hidden.

Also understand the capacity of the room. Is it big enough to seat your attendees comfortably? The size and layout of the room will also determine the set up of chairs and tables. Will everyone be able to see visual aids? Will people at the back be able to hear the speaker?

Consider the seating layout

If you are holding a large conference then a theatre-style layout may be more effective. However if you have 20 people or less a U-shape set up is more intimate and can be encourage attendees to engage better with the speaker. For smaller audiences a large conference table can be used but always make sure the person furthest away will be able to hear well.

Refreshments and Breaks

It’s important to always provide plenty of breaks and refreshments if you want to hold your audience’s attention for any given time. It can be a good idea to make water readily available on the tables – this can discourage people getting up while you are in mid-flow which can be distracting for you and others.

Always check out what the catering facilities are at your venue. At Carrington Business Park we can provide food and refreshments at intervals throughout the day. Whether you want tea and coffee or something more substantial, our catering team are on hand to make sure your audience feel welcomed.

At Carrington Business Park ( we offer a wide range of conference facilities in Manchester. If you are unsure about the size of room required then speak to us and we’ll be happy to help on 0161 776 400 or email


Published Date: 12th October 2015
Category: Conference Room Manchester, News, Park Blog
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Keep it simple with office space in Manchester

As a business you will be continually striving to run your operations as smoothly and as efficiently as possible from a location that provides accessibility to your market. At Carrington Business Park ( we provide office space to rent in Manchester and we understand how important your workspace can be in determining the productivity of employees and the seamless running of a business.

Our offices are attractive for a wide range of businesses whether you are have a start up business or are well established. Coming fully equipped and designed in a professional, contemporary style you can be sure you’ll be able to start your operations immediately without any of the usual time, expense and planning associated with moving to new offices. You can simply move in and tap into to all the fantastic resources available at Carrington Business Park.

Utilities Simplified

Managing the utilities associated with office rental can be a challenge for many businesses however at Carrington Business Park this is yet another hassle that we aim to simplify.

Our offices are all fully air-conditioned to ensure your employees can work unimpeded by hot clammy summers or plummeting temperatures in the winter. The costs of all your essentials such as power, lighting and heating are wrapped into your monthly rental so that you know what to expect each month. Instead of managing the day-to-day running costs you can get on with your business.

Facilities and services

You’ll also benefit from all the best facilities with easy parking for staff and clients, a welcoming fully-manned reception and a range of conferencing and meeting room facilities.

Our friendly, professional team are also trained to handle calls, manage the post and offer a range of administrative services to make life even simpler for you.

At Carrington Business Park ( we strive to make life simple for you and your business. If you are looking for office space to rent in Manchester then speak to our team today on 0161 776 400 or email


Published Date: 9th October 2015
Category: News, Office to Rent Manchester, Park Blog
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Need To Manufacture A New Product? Make it in Manchester…

If you only manufacture products sporadically and perhaps for short periods of time, owning your own factory space or setting up a dedicated area on your current business premises is overkill. It’s also an expense you could do without. A much more cost-effective solution is to rent workshop space to manufacture your products as and when you need it. Based on the outskirts of Manchester, Carrington Business Park ( offers a wide range of business services, including offices to rent, training facilities and flexible workshops. They provide the ideal location for manufacturing – here’s why…

Stay as long as you need to – and no longer

Because Carrington Business Park’s workshop facilities are all on flexible agreements, you won’t be tied in for long periods of time. If you only need to manufacture on a short-term basis, this is ideal.

Manufacturing space suitable for all sectors

From cutting-edge tech to traditional light industry, so many businesses have taken advantage of Carrington Business Park’s excellent workshop facilities for their product manufacturing. And if you need office space for the paperwork and storage space for your parts, components and completed products, that can all be provided for you.

Tailored workshop space for specialist manufacturing

If you’re manufacturing delicate equipment such as computer hardware or components, it’s important that your workshop provides suitable conditions. If you’re in a dusty or damp environment, you could be causing serious damage to your equipment. Rent a workshop in Carrington Business Park and they’ll ensure they provide the perfect conditions for your needs.

Great services included – at no extra charge

Rent workshop space with Carrington Business Park and you’re getting more than just a workshop. You’re also getting a phone line, reception and mail collection services, professional security and much more. You’ll also have access to on-site catering in the Carrington Lounge cafe. And you can even take advantage of free parking!

And it’s easy to get to…

Situated close to the motorway, public transport network and international airport, getting to Carrington Business Park is so easy. (And did we mention the free parking? Well it’s certainly worth mentioning again!)

So whatever you’re manufacturing, and whether you need a short-term agreement or a longer-term solution, Carrington Business Park’s workshop space for rental is the perfect solution. Find out more about their workshops for rent, superb facilities and flexible agreements – as well as their offices for rent in Manchester – at


Published Date: 15th October 2013
Category: Park Blog, rent a workshop manchester



Tough Challenge in aid of Christie Hospital

Estate Manager Matt Ellis and Catering Manager Glen Wilson are currently in hardcore training for the Tough Mudder Event that will take place on 5th October.

The Tough Mudder event is a 12 mile long obstacle course (we are not talking about egg and spoon here) designed by Special Forces to test competitors all round grit, strength, stamina and camaraderie.

Matt and Glen aim to raise £1000 for the Christie Hospital in Manchester, and you can sponsor them by seeing any of the CBPL Staff who will let you have the sponsor form.

This Challenge is not for the faint hearted ,….GOOD LUCK BOYS (Your going to need it!!!!)



Published Date: 6th September 2013
Category: Park Blog



September Networking Invitation

Summer seems to have flown by this year and our FREE September Networking Event is just 2 weeks away.

This month we welcome Dr Elaine Stokes to the ten minute speaker slot who will chat about:-

“Finding Time” 

Have you ever said “I just can’t find time!” come along and let Elaine help you learn to spot some…

Elaine will teach you to spot the 9 deadly wastes of time and resources, making you more efficient so you can do more of what really matters to you.

if you would like to register for the event or find out more details email or visit

Photo: September seems to have arrived VERY quickly. Where did the summer go. Nearly time for our September Networking which is Tuesday 17th September at 9.30 am. Our guest 10 minute speaker slot this month is Dr Elaine Stokes with a chat about "Finding Time"<br />
Have you ever said "I just can't find time!" come along and let me help you learn to spot some...<br />
I will teach you to spot the 9 deadly wastes of time and resources, making you more efficient so you can do more of what really matters to you.



Published Date: 2nd September 2013
Category: News, Park Blog



Find out for free about Business Law

We are delighted to have Peninsula with us on 6th September, delivering a business law event to enable business owners to gain a clearer understanding of their legal requirements, changes in legislation and solutions to prevent litigation.

To attend this FREE event call 0844 892 2771 or email quoting 18778


Published Date: 8th August 2013
Category: News, Park Blog



CBPL Licensee win Small Business of the Year

‘Complete Network Services Ltd’ based here on Carrington Business Park and Network 65 Business Park in Burnley scoop ‘Highly Commended’ award for’ Small business of the year award’ at Townley Hall.

Complete Network Services are specialists in Voice, Data and Fibre optic cabling Installations and Installation and Maintenance of IT and Voice system infrastructures.

A big congratulations from the team at Carrington, Its great to see our Licensees doing so well in such a difficult climate

Pictured below: The Team from CNS accepting their award

Awards Pic 2



Published Date: 2nd July 2013
Category: News, Park Blog



Alex Hay launch new venture


Alex Hay Ltd have been located on Carrington Business Park for over 10 years and have now ventured into Internet based selling.

Launching a new brand of Men’s Shirts – Alexander Hay- they sell through their website,, and offer excellent value formal shirts, ideal for both business wear and formal occasions.

New ranges will be added in the near future, to include slim fit and casual shirts (watch this space!)

To view their current range/place an order visit: or call 0161 776 4027 to arrange a personal viewing.

They are offering 10% discount to all people working on the Business Park

They can also be found on Facebook here:

Blue on Blue Patterned ShirtBlue Gingham Check ShirtTraditional Grey Check Shirt



Published Date: 1st July 2013
Category: Park Blog



£2000 Raised for the North West Air Ambulance

Paul Crone from Granada TV dropped by to collect a cheque for £2000 which CBPL have raised for the charity in the last year. This has been done by sponsored runs and Charity Raffles. Paul Crone who supports the charity says ‘This is a great help towards the NWAA and we thank CBPL for all they have done, its such a deserving charity that works tirelessly to save lives in the North West and beyond.


Pictured Janet Smith, General Manager,Paul Crone from Granada TV and Susan Renshaw from the Sales Team.


Published Date: 24th June 2013
Category: News, Park Blog



June Networking atttracts biggest group yet

Today we held our FREE June Networking Event here at the Business Park, with over 40 local businesses attending.

Each month we hold a FREE Network event for business in the local area, and our group is highly talked of (so we are told!!)

This month we had Laura Evans from Fathom IT presenting to the group about getting the best from your website, and getting honest opinions from others on what they think of others websites; it proved an interested session.

Feedback from the group this month was excellent and many new contacts have been made.

To register for the next session which is Tuesday 16th July, email from Fathom IT presenting to the group



Published Date: 19th June 2013
Category: News, Park Blog


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