Posted on August 9, 2017 by staff

Google expert to deliver masterclass at Accelerate Places


Co-working space provider Accelerate Places is offering a masterclass on effective team working by the digital experts program manager at Google.

Abdullah Aydin, a global program manager who has been working with Google for over 10 years, will be hosting an exclusive event for scale-up businesses across Greater Manchester, offering top tips and advice on effective team working, on Friday 11th August on Princess Street, Manchester.

The breakfast seminar on ‘improving team work’ will be split into two parts; learning about ‘Effective Teams at Google’ and then a fun yet challenging exercise for the attendees to experience the value and need for effective team work.

On completion, attendees will be able to contribute to their team’s effectiveness by identifying areas of need using the ‘gTeams research’ as well as being able to enhance collaborations via active listening, perspective taking and giving and receiving feedback.

Lisa Murgatroyd, community manager from Accelerate Places says: “We are really excited to be able to welcome Abdullah to our offices and feel honoured to be able to co-host such an amazing event.

“We have received such positive feedback from our breakfast events that we have decided to continue hosting the seminars on themes that our members highlight to us as important to them and their business.”

Businesses will also be given a private tour and offered a free pass for the day to use the facilities at Accelerate Places.

Backed by investor Blenheim Chalcot, Accelerate Places boasts 180 desk spaces over two floors, with a members-only private café, communal area, tech-enabled meeting rooms and breakout areas.

Housed within a former textile mill, the space keeps a lot of the original features of the building with a contemporary industrial chic interior design, including unique features such as private phone booths within former lift shafts, to encourage innovation and creativity.

Additionally, Accelerate Places offers hands-on business mentoring support for SMEs, with experts from Blenheim Chalcot available to offer advice on accounting, tax, legal, finance and HR. It will also regularly host networking and learning events to bring the co-working community together.

Accelerate Places also has sites in London and Nottingham.