Been to Manchester to the Coöperative Group HQ for their half yearly meeting and Regional Board Conference. Stayed in Salford which is just across a small river in the premier travel lodge a good enough hotel.
The social aspects were very good as always with very nice lunches provided, and a formal dinner on the Saturday Evening.
Manchester clubbing not so good unfortunately with Canal Street not what it used to be- When the council takes something over it always goes downhill I'm sorry to say.
Plenty of opportunities for drinks and discussions of mutual interest with fellow coöperators though!
I even took a picture of three regional board members dressed up for halloween in the staff shop. Now there's something I couldn't be persuaded to post for love or money!