MGS Business Class

As one of Manchester’s oldest institutions, we are opening our doors to our local community. Join the MGS Business Class series to hear top speakers share their personal business story with an audience of leading Manchester based professionals.

Previous MGS Business Class Speakers
- Maurice Watkins CBE - International Sports and Entertainment Lawyer of the Year 2014
- Anthony Preston - Serial entrepreneur and former CEO of Pets at Home
- Theo Paphitis - Chairman of Ryman Stationery and homewares company Robert Dyas, Founder of Boux Avenue
- Jonathan Samuels - CEO of Dragonfly Property Finance, London
- Tom Bloxham - CEO of Urban Splash
- Scott Fletcher MBE - Founder and Chairman of ANS Group plc
- Michael Morley - CEO of Coutts & Co.
- David Gill - Former CEO of Manchester United
- William Lees-Jones - MD at JW Lees
- Sacha Lord-Marchionne - Co-Founder of Warehouse Project and Parklife
- Cat Lewis, Founder - CEO and Executive Producer at Nine Lives Media
- Simon Arora - CEO of B&M Retail
- Robert Hough CBE DL - Chairman of Peel Airports Ltd
- Panel discussion on the relationship between technology and medicine, featuring: Martin Frost (OM 74-81), CEO of CMR Surgical; Dr Neil Paul (OM 82-89), GP and Columnist at; Sai Lakshmi (OM 96-99), Co-Founder of Echo; and Dr Suman Saha, Medical Director of Doctify. The host for the evening was Tim Dempsey (OM 96-03), Director of Epiphany Capital.
- Barney Harford - former COO of Uber

The Business Class series is free of charge and will take place at The Manchester Grammar School. All events start at 6:00 pm and run until 7:45 pm. Parking is available on-site. For directions to the School click here.

For more information or to book your place at an MGS Business Class event, please contact Aria Johnston at Please include your name, company / organisation name and details of any guests you wish to bring.