Heather is the Corporate Partnerships Manager at Avensure and also the founder of Manchester Business Sorority.

Heather is originally from Lancashire but considers herself an adopted Mancunian through and through, coming here for university in 2008.

Joining Avensure in 2015, she initially ran their seminar team. Heather now looks after their corporate partnerships and helps source other businesses who also support owner-managed companies, and looking at ways they can team up for events, marketing opportunities, or support services. She is also the co-founder of the legendary “Get Quizzical” with fellow Ambassador Scott Hadden.

“When I first moved here I loved the sense of community – let’s face it, I wouldn’t last two minutes in London; even on visits I get funny looks when smiling at people on the tube.

“I really realised how wonderful Mancunians were though when I started building my network professionally – everyone was just so incredibly supportive and always went above and beyond to help me when I was new to the scene.  I’ve never known anything like it, there’s just none of that “corporate persona” in Manchester, and I think people who try for it don’t do as well – we’re all about being good, friendly, honest people, where pride in our city is paramount.”