Fire Up Community News - February 2024

Fire Up Community News - February 2024 News / By Fire Up / 28th February 2024

It's been a busy month in Rochdale, where we've hosted some wonderful events and workshops and welcomed new guests to our Fire Up co-working community. We're excited to share what we've been up to, read on to find out more.

Upcoming Events

International Women's Day Celebration Wednesday 6th March 12 pm - 3 pm

We are thrilled to bring together the Rochdale community for this fantastic event. On the day, you will hear from guest speakers, have a small buffet, and get involved in a clothes swap with the remaining clothes donated to local women's support groups.

To register your interest in this free celebration event, please email

Free For All Networking - Rob Nugent Presents 7 Healthy Habits For Business Owners Friday 8th March 9:30 -11:30 am

This month's Free for All is brought to you by reputable and well-known local fitness instructor Rob Nugent. Throughout the session, Rob will address his "7 Healthy Habits for Business Owners" and share his own experiences with operating a business and making time for well-being, exercise, and healthy living.

Book today

Enterprising You’s Starting Your Business Tuesday 19th March 9:30am -12:30 pm

Ready to turn your business dream into reality in 2024? Embrace the opportunity right on your doorstep with EnterprisingYou’s free 'Starting Your Business' in-person workshops in Rochdale. Whether you're bursting with passion or a bit jittery about starting out on your own, we've got you covered.

Book today

CreaTech Network / Creative AI - Tuesday 26th March 9:30am -11:30 am

In collaboration with Digital Futures and Creative Manchester, Turing Innovation Catalyst Manchester, are thrilled to deliver an exciting series of events, focused on CreaTech. This event will focus on bringing together a network of individuals interested and working in the creative industry within Rochdale - Greater Manchester, to uncover the overall theme of “How Do We Make Manchester Great?”

Book today

Business Support

Business Advisor - Enterprise

Aise, the newly appointed Business Advisor Enterprise specialist from GM Business Growth Hub will be based at Fire Up. Aise is an entrepreneur with multiple business start-ups under his belt, across all sectors, with a strong passion for supporting and guiding start-ups on how to build and grow their businesses. Aise will be running 1:1 drop-in session every Wednesday where clients may discuss their business ideas or any difficulties they are facing in their existing businesses. If you wish to arrange a session with Aise, speak with the Fire Up team to check he is available.

Digital, Creative & Tech businesses - drop-in sessions

Working in the digital, creative or tech sector and looking for business support?

A GM Business Growth Hub advisor will be available from 9am - 5pm at Fire Up for anyone who would like to find out more about the specialist support there is in place for digital, creative and tech business owners.

These drop-ins will take place monthly with the next two sessions taking place at Fire Up on:

  • 5 March 9am – 5pm
  • 3 April 9am – 5pm

No appointment necessary - just call in!


This month’s spotlight is Nick Dale Local authority account manager for the GM Business Growth Hub. Having worked within Rochdale’s business community for over 20 years – covering recruitment, contract management and employer engagement, Nick has a deep knowledge of the business base and local priorities.

His role is to lead the relationship between Rochdale Council and the GM Business Growth Hub, through co-ordinating the Hub’s delivery activities across the area. He ensures that the business support package is inclusive, coherent, integrated, place-based, and aligns with the aspirations of the Rochdale local authority.

Celebrating International Women's Day

International Women's Day (IWD) on the 8th of March is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political accomplishments of women. The day raises awareness about gender equality and advocates for positive change and marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality Read on to find out more.

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.

If you would be interested in providing a short piece, to showcase your business in future newsletters, please email T: 01706 614848

Paul and the Fire Up team

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