Fire Up Co-working Community News - September 2023

Fire Up Co-working Community News - September 2023 News / By Fire Up / 25th September 2023


A Thriving Business Community in Rochdale

With summer coming to a very wet end this week, the time of the year is upon us where the soup maker and slow cooker can be brought out from the back of the cupboard, ready to cope with our annual transition from grilled meats and salads, to rib sticking broths and hearty stews. I’ve already heard a few conversations around Fire Up regarding staples for the winter months. I’m looking forward to picking up some new meal ideas as the colder weather turns back upon us. If you have any recipes you would like to share, pop them on the community board, in the Fire Up kitchen.

I’ll pop a very simple, Slow Cooked Jalfrezi recipe at the end of the newsletter to whet your appetite.

The events in August were a great success once again with an amazing turnout and September's events are proving popular too. With the recent changes to free listings of event on Eventbrite, you may see a drop in the number of tickets available. However, if you see an event you want to sign up for and the event is showing as sold out on Eventbrite. Drop us an email at and we will do our best to accommodate you. I would also like to ask that should you book on for an event and re then unable to attend. If you would please cancel your ticket, to allow anyone sat on the waiting list to pick up your ticket allocation.


BGH Match Event - Tuesday 3rd October 8:30am-10:30am

Hosted by the Growth Company’s very own Nick Shepherd. Join us on Tuesday 3rd October for a morning of networking and information on business support. This is the perfect opportunity to meet BGH Business advisors to discuss the next steps for your business and how the Growth Company can support you in your endeavours.

We're also pleased to offer a limited number of 'Free Passes' to those event attendees who would like to work from Fire Up for the remainder of the day. Please email the team at to secure your pass.

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Free For All Networking with HSBC – Friday 13th October 9:00am – 11:00am

Come along to Fire Up for the third Free for All. This month we have teamed up with Barry Grigg from HSBC. Along with a morning of open networking, Barry will be presenting on Sustainability, Growth, The Cost of Living and Business Bank Accounts.

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The Growth Company’s Enterprise Advisor, Hywel, will be back at Rochdale in October, offering business advice and support to any Rochdale based business or pre start business. If you want advice on how to get your grand plan up and running or how to grow your business in a sustainable manner, book some time with Hywel. He holds drop-in sessions, every Wednesday 12pm – 5pm at Fire Up.

How Co-working Spaces Can Provide an Energising and Inspiring Environment for Corporate Away Days

Co-working spaces have grown into work environments that meet the many demands of modern people and organisations. The availability of well-equipped meeting rooms and event's spaces is one of its unique features. Read on to discover how Fire Up is fuelling creativity and why you should choose us to host your next meeting or away day.


In this month spotlight we are featuring our partners Turing Innovation Catalyst Manchester. Turing Innovation Catalyst Manchester is responsible for leading the development of a strong AI ecosystem Greater Manchester. With its sights set on venture building and acceleration, collaborative R&D, talent and AI ecosystem development, TIC Manchester aim to increase private sector R&D, accelerate start-ups, spin outs and scale ups, drive business productivity and resilience, and act as a magnet for inward investment. After the successful launch on Monday, we are thrilled that Fire Up Rochdale has been selected as the first of three hubs for Turing Innovation Catalyst Manchester the project supports skill development and provides help to both new and established AI start-ups.

We are proud to be partners of Turing Innovation Catalyst Manchester and are committed to assisting businesses in boosting Greater Manchester's digital economy.


At Fire Up our passion lies in building a vibrant community, read on to discover a fantastic recipe generously shared by one of our community members.

Food glorious food – Slow Cooked Chicken Jalfrezi (Serves 4)

Ingredients: 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed/ 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour/ 1 tablespoon oil/ 1 (14 ounce) can tomato sauce/ 1 large onion, coarsely chopped/ 1 large green bell pepper, chopped/ 2 fresh green chilli peppers, chopped/ 2 fresh red chilli peppers (Optional)/ 2 ½ teaspoons curry powder/ 2 teaspoons garam masala/ 1 teaspoon ground coriander/1 teaspoon ground cumin / 2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped/ ½ teaspoon ground red chilli pepper.

  1. Dust chicken with flour in a bowl.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet and cook chicken pieces until lightly browned
  3. Place in a slow cooker.
  4. Add tomato sauce, onion, bell pepper, green chilli peppers, red chilli peppers, curry powder, garam masala, coriander, cumin, garlic, and chilli powder.
  5. Stir to combine.
  6. Cook on Low until chicken is no longer pink at the centre, about 6 hours.

We look forward to welcoming you to enjoy everything that our Fire Up Co-working Space in Rochdale has to offer you and your business.

Paul and the Fire Up Team

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