BIMA Beyond (Manchester) | How to Create and Retain Talent at All Levels

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Join BIMA in Manchester for this panel discussion and social event where we’ll discuss talent in the region.

BIMA Beyond | The Debates

Two weeks and a nationwide series of events designed to bring clarity, insight and inspiration to an increasingly uncertain world.

Under the theme of opportunity vs responsibility, from 27 June to 8 July 2022, BIMA, its Councils and wider community will host talks and debates all over the country, encouraging localised, safe face-to-face events, that challenge and inspire.

Manchester debates How to Create and Retain Talent at All Levels

Join BIMA on Wednesday 6 July for a lively series of talks followed by drinks and networking, kindly hosted by brilliant BIMA Members, Kin & Carta.

Our lineup of speakers will be discussing how we create, retain and maintain talent within Manchester and make sure we nurture digital talent at all levels throughout a quick-fire sequence of 10 minute case study presentations and live Q&As. We’ll be joined by:

– Richard Lamb discussing the Jellyfish Academy and their progressive structure,

-Zoe Wallace from Agent Academy will discuss those starting their careers in digital ,

– Claire Heaviside from Serotonin talking about their remarkable growth and how this is due to sticking to their plan without being distracted by the pandemic ,

– Caroline Canty from Craft Coaching will be talking about Bad Managers and how they are costing businesses their talent,

– Diana Erksine from AND.Digital will speak about Senior Leaders and how to retain talent at a higher level.

As this is our first in-person BIMA event in Manchester for some time, we will have some drinks afterwards with a chance for members and non-members to network and chat about how we can create a thriving, positive and buzzing BIMA community in Manchester.


4.00 Arrival & refreshments

4.30 Rick Lamb, NW Council Chair & Jellyfish

4.45 Zoe Wallace, Agency Academy

5.00 Claire Heaviside, Serotonin

5.15 Caroline Canty, Craft Coaching

5.30 Diane Erskine, AND.Digital

5.45 Networking & drinks

19.00 Guests to leave

We hope to see you there!

If you’d like more information on becoming a BIMA Member please email


Wed, 06 Jul 2022
16:00 - 19:00


Kin + Carta,

2 Hardman Boulevard #7th XYZ Building, Manchester, M3 3AQ


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