Welcome to the very first blog post of Trading Manchester – Business Directory, it is with great pleasure that we start this new adventure, but before anything else let us tell you the story of How It All Started…
Trading Manchester was Launched in April of 2018 by a Passionate Web Designer.
Developing a passion for web design in high school during the 90s (back then it was the cool thing to do) Fernandes went on to study both web design and business at university. This was the first step in a long road towards Trading Manchester!
Studying these subjects allowed Fernandes to develop a keen eye for the various aspects of business management along with web design. He would go on to work with Local Companies in every industry imaginable, offering insightful business consultancy services.
The passion for web design remained of course, with Fernandes working in the industry for over 10 years while also providing consultancy services. This provided him with a unique perspective when developing sites, attracting businesses small and large, from local companies in Manchester to global enterprises.
In that time, it became clear that Manchester was lagging behind other cities. Despite being one of the most important business-hubs in the UK, second only to London, Manchester didn’t have a local business directory.
Given his experience in web design and consultancy, the fact that Manchester didn’t have a dedicated business directory was baffling, so he set out to change it by himself.