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Each month, we will be providing you with the opportunity to get to know our Patrons a little better.

Patrons are a group of individuals and companies united by a determination to give young people in Manchester somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to. Patrons form part of an exclusive group who share the vision to transform the lives of thousands of young people in Manchester.

This month, we want to introduce you to Bruntwood.


What is Bruntwood?

Bruntwood are commercial property specialists led by one purpose: Creating Thriving Cities.

They are committed to offering more than just outstanding office, coworking, retail and lab spaces.

Everything they do is tied into their vision of building vibrant communities, whilst providing businesses with the support and expertise they need to grow. From exclusive events and networking opportunities to state-of-the-art facilities designed to put employee well-being first, there’s something to help every business thrive.

Bruntwood believe that thriving cities with the best, most sustainable futures are those that are culturally vibrant, equal and environmentally-conscious. This is why they are committed to investing in these areas and where our expertise and passion can make the most impact.

Over 40 years ago, they started out with the vision of transforming unloved buildings for commercial use, whilst retaining the original character and value that once made them special. This core vision still remains true to this day, but they have evolved to create vibrant communities and campuses that help businesses grow.

They have over 50,000 customers in sectors like tech, professional services, life sciences and retail.

How do they support HideOut Youth Zone?

The partnership between Bruntwood and HideOut Youth Zone has always been very close and collaborative.

Bruntwood have worked with HideOut on events and activities including takeover days, volunteering, work experience placements for our young people, as well as interesting sessions and talks.

Jess Crowder, Bruntwoods Social Impact Coordinator, is currently one of HideOut’s Mentees as part of HideOut’s new Mentoring programme.

Bruntwood are also running the Great Manchester Run in May to raise extra funds for HideOut members.

Each year, Bruntwood has supported HideOut over the Christmas period and have given Christmas gifts to young people as part of their Wishing Tree campaign.

Kat Vokes, Non Executive Director at Bruntwood said:

We’re really looking forward to another year working with Hideout Youth Zone. The young people who go to the youth zone are our next generation of innovators. To be able to work with them through work experience placements, workplace visits, holiday club and mentoring, is hugely inspiring but also beneficial and important for our future talent pipeline. Seeing the world through the eyes of these young people helps us to challenge the future on their behalf and truly build a thriving community.

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