Manchester Group

Manchester Group

The Manchester Group normally holds five meetings between October and March in addition to an AGM in May.  The meetings start at 5 pm (with refreshments at 4.30) and normally last an hour.  

The format is usually a presentation by an expert speaker followed by an opportunity for questions and an open discussion.  However, once a year we bring together a panel of well known pensions personalities for a pensions question time. These are very lively and have proved extremely popular with members.

All of our meetings are held in central Manchester.  The meetings are an excellent opportunity for networking and to ask questions of the expert speakers.  Some of our meetings are followed by a social event.  The last meeting of our season is the AGM which is usually followed by dinner at a restaurant in Manchester. The Committee works very hard to ensure the presentations are topical and important, and we welcome feedback from members.

We also hold an annual training day in February, which is designed to be suitable for people whose job is bringing them into contact with pensions for the first time.

Manchester Group's committee members are:
Amanda Small – Eversheds Sutherland (Chair)
David Mitchell – Willis Towers Watson
Ashna Chada – Pinsent Masons
Joseph Edwards – Barnett Waddingham
Emily Savory - RSM
Katherine Morley – DLA Piper 


Individual membership £20
Corporate membership £40

Becoming a Member

If you would like further information about this group please contact:

Joseph Edward, Barnett Waddingham  |  Chair, Manchester Local Group



Thursday, 10 October 2019

Local Group Meeting and Winter Social

Time: The session will start at 5.15 pm (with refreshments to be served from 4.45 pm).

Venue: RSM, 9th Floor, 3 Hardman Street, Manchester M3 3HF

SpeakerRichard Butcher, PLSA Chair and PTL Managing Director

The speaker for the session is Richard Butcher, PLSA Chair, who will be talking to us about retirement living standards and the pensions dashboard.
Immediately following the session join us from 6.30pm to 8.30pm for a very interactive and fun wine tasting ran by the Manchester Wine School.

Simon Woods, the owner of Manchester Wine School will host our private tasting event which will include a selection of 6 wines plus a selection of cheeses to match each wine. Simon is an award winning wine writer who loves to talk about wine in an informal and fun way.