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Forward Role celebrates tenth anniversary

Forward Role marked its tenth birthday in style by treating candidates and key clients including some of the country’s biggest businesses to an exclusive party at its very own in-house bar.

More than 100 clients and candidates joined staff from the Manchester-based firm as they celebrated ten years of growth with live music from former ‘Monaco’ guitarist Pete Churchman and canapés and drinks from a cocktail menu created especially for the event.

There was also a nod to Forward Role’s Bolton roots, where the company was founded before moving to the heart of Manchester in 2015, with the town’s famous Carrs pasties and Flat Cap ale.

And to make sure any extra food didn’t go to waste, Forward Role staff delivered more than 50 pasties and canapes to Manchester charity Coffee4Craig, which was holding a drop-in feed for homeless people across the city.

Founder and managing director, Steve Thompson, said, “We have been on an incredible journey over the last ten years and the party was the perfect way for us to say thank you to the suppliers, staff, clients and candidates who have helped make Forward Role the brand it is today.

“While larger corporate competitors in our space have been reducing their numbers, we’ve continued to grow and that shows the power that building a brand around service can have long term.

“The roots of the company are in Bolton so it was really important for us to recognise that with a theme to the night, and it was great that we were able to support a charity like Coffee4Craig at the same time. 

“The team do an amazing job working with Manchester’s homeless community so we were delighted to be able to take over so much food to support their drop-in.”

Pictured (left to right): Senior manager, Guy Walker, sales director, Brian Johnson, MD and founder, Steve Thompson and finance and operations controller, Lisa Palowski 

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