The Old Bank becomes B Corp Hub

We were proudly able to announce our position as a newly certified B Corp organisation in August 2020, formalising our commitment to putting people and planet above profit and using business for good. What we didn’t reveal at the time is the exciting news that the Old Bank NOMA – managed by creative studio Standard Practice – has become Manchester’s first B Corp Hub, reflecting the changing world of business and responding to the requirements of the city.

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Planit-IE becomes a Certified B Corporation

We are proud to announce that Planit-IE is officially part of the B Corp UK community!

After transforming spaces into places for people for over two decades, we’re excited to announce that we have become a Certified B Corporation, making a formal commitment to creating a more inclusive and sustainable economy through our work.

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MAY PLAY at Mayfield

Children have had the opportunity to design their own playscape for a planned city centre park through a series of collaborative workshops and drop-in sessions. A prototype play structure has been fabricated as a temporary installation at Mayfield, with the hope of influencing the final design of the city park, set at the heart of this redevelopment scheme.

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Future Planning Workshops

Invigorated, having considered where we’ve come from and what we’ve achieved, we looked to challenges ahead in a series of workshops run throughout the afternoon of our Future Planning Day. Six themes explored topics that are pertinent to the practice’s direction, or the teams were keen to examine.

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Future Planning, the P-IE Way

Planit-IE recently gathered for a practice-wide Future Planning Day in the Old Bank Residency – the place where creative things happen. All studios and disciplines were brought together to reinforce our collective mindset of ‘working as one’ as we focus on the future of the business.

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Link and Exchange

How can policy and policy makers change the outlook of young creatives, encouraging them to remain within, or return to rural areas? This question was recently addressed by Managing Director, Pete Swift, and Standard Practice Maker, Joe Hartley in their keynote presentation at the Great Place Lakes and Dales Conference.

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