Posts for category: The Agency

We're Back - The Agency Year 4 begins!!!!

We're Back - The Agency Year 4 begins!!!!

7th October 2016

And just like that…The Agency is upon us again. The advertising is over, the Agents have been recruited and we are ready to embark on the magical journey of The Agency with 18 new young entrepreneurs ready to step towards success.

Stepping towards success

Stepping towards success

7th April 2016

After smashing through the 2nd Panel our Agents met Thirty Pound Gentlemen for some seminars on what success looks like and how it can be achieved

PIDs and Perspective

PIDs and Perspective

23rd December 2015

Today our Agents in Moston and Harpurhey, Manchester were introduced to one of the most important documents they will ever come across in the realm of project management and idea development: the Project Initiation Document.

Monsters & Avatars

Monsters & Avatars

9th December 2015

Today’s session was all about Avatars (no, we didn’t sit and watch the stunning James Cameron movie of the same name!). Avatars are a really important concept in The Agency and they help our Agents to learn some valuable lessons about teamwork

Maps and Networks

Maps and Networks

3rd December 2015

I (Reece Williams, Peer Mentor, Manchester Agency) was never any good at geography when I was in school. I couldn’t separate the West Indies and the West Midlands. In fact, one mark less on my exam and I wouldn’t have obtained a GCSE C Grade.

The Agency Year 3.......Inventories

The Agency Year 3.......Inventories

2nd December 2015

This year in the Manchester cohort of The Agency we hit the ground with our feet peddleing, so quicklly infact we haven’t updated you on whats being going on in the North side of the city!!!!!

Business masterclass

Business masterclass

24th March 2015

Today our Agents were treated to a masterclass by none other than Dil Sidhu, Head of Manchester Business School. Dil is a supporter of the Agency and was a member of the panel that our Agents pitched to at the end of the first cycle.

Stitch by Stitch

Stitch by Stitch

20th March 2015

It’s probably about time to let you know about the great work that The BySydney Rose Sewing Academy, the brainchild of our trailblazing Agent, Rosemary Davis, is doing.

Thinking Big!!!

Thinking Big!!!

5th March 2015

A few weeks ago, Victor Oderinde (The Artist’s Avenue Project Director) and I (Reece Williams, Producer) met up with a highly influential Manchester City Councillor. It seems the god’s of community change favoured us because the Councillor is a massive art enthusiast and actually lives in Moston!

Baking a difference

Baking a difference

24th February 2015

Columbus’ discovery that the world is round, Armstrong’s first steps on the moon and now…Crumbs’ first ever (pilot) workshop! All of these are pretty monumental moments in the history of mankind.

Spreading the Message of Change

Spreading the Message of Change

17th February 2015

Today The Agency in Moston and Harpurhey were visited at the Miners Community Centre by a highly-respectable national broadsheet newspaper, which will be featuring The Agency in an article in the coming months.

Blackout

Blackout

11th February 2015

We set off at a great pace, with our Agents working on their respective projects; planning and shaping exactly how they are going to make their projects happen.

The Second Panel

The Second Panel

4th February 2015

It would be a mistake to think that a project is finished when it secures funding. It would be an even bigger mistake to think that funding is ever given without a great sense of accountability.

Expanding horizons

Expanding horizons

21st January 2015

This week we followed on from our previous week, where our Agents were introduced to the Gantt Chart, a project management tool which is designed to help a project manager break down their projects into tasks with deadlines.

The 2nd Cycle Begins

The 2nd Cycle Begins

13th January 2015

Today was the first session of the second cycle of the Agency. During the final session of the first cycle, our Agents pitched their ideas to an independent panel of judges in the hope of securing £2000 funding to make their ideas happen.

The P Word: Pitching

The P Word: Pitching

2nd December 2014

The idea of standing in front of a group of strangers and presenting an idea can be pretty daunting.

Beginnings

Beginnings

8th October 2014

Training has finished, sessions planned and Agents recruited – The Agency is finally upon us!

The Panel Results

The Panel Results

16th January 2014

Back in December our Agents presented their ideas to the panel of experts and now its time to announce the results…........

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