We’re promoting business and positive change in Macclesfield

Macclesfield Means Business is a well-established group and highly regarded within the Macclesfield business community.

The group is made up of a selection of proactive and driven business owners who want to see Macclesfield move forward, develop and thrive.

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Why we set Macclesfield Means Business up?

As well as being a forum to hold business events and share news, MMB was set up as a vehicle for change within the town.

Behind the scenes our Steering Group, made up of members, has been discussing how as a collective we can join forces and use our influence and experience to improve the town centre.

Macclesfield used to be a booming town, however unfortunately, over the years has seen the demise of shops and buildings due to a number of factors and now made worse by the global Coronavirus pandemic.

Despite many well- intentioned groups and Council-led regeneration proposals and strategies, there have been many missed opportunities which has led to frustration. The town has so much potential, and has many things going for it, not least of those being a strong community, great heritage and a wide range of fine independents.

The retail, social and economic landscape is changing, we would like to be a part of shaping the ‘new’ Macclesfield for businesses, residents and visitors.

Why Is Macclesfield Means Business Different?

This is an informal business group – designed, run and organised by local businesses for the benefit of local businesses. We tackle and discuss topics that are relevant to our members, as well as providing a forum to build quality connections with key businesses and decision makers in the town.

  • We act as ambassadors to help promote Macclesfield as a serious destination to businesses, employees, residents and visitors
  • We are the ‘go to’ group for local businesses and act as their ‘voice’ to bring about change
  • We connect businesses together and share their positive news stories

Become a Member…

Membership is free of charge. As a member you’ll be able to attend the breakfast events free of charge for the first 12 months. To become a member, please contact Lucy Grundy for a membership form. Due to the nature and aims of the group, all we ask is that you fit the following criteria:

  • Are a key decision maker, owner or director
  • Your company is based within a 6-mile radius of Macclesfield
  • Ideally, with 5 or more employees