Bev Craig

Leader of the City of Manchester

Come along, be inspired, catch up & re-focus on your business connections.

Our September event will focus on the Manchester business scene. We’ll hear plans for the region and how businesses could best work alongside the values of the council to enable the region to become stronger than ever. We’ll also hear how one North West business made a massive leap onto the Stock Market and isn’t looking back!


Bev Craig; Leader of the City of Manchester

Bev became Leader of Manchester City Council on 1st December 2021. First elected in 2011 as a Burnage Councillor, she held a range of responsibilities on Manchester City Council, including serving for 4 years as Executive Member for Adult Social Care, Health and Wellbeing, then as Deputy Leader overseeing resources, capital programmes, social value and digital.

Born and raised on a council estate just outside of Belfast, she was the first in her family to go to university, moving to Manchester in 2003 to study and made it her home. After graduating from the University of Manchester she began her career in Local Government, before working in higher education and then a national trade union leading on social care. Alongside working full time Bev completed postgraduate degrees at Warwick Business School and the University of Manchester.

As Executive Member for Adults, Health and Wellbeing she oversaw the integration of Manchester’s health and care services, led the city’s COVID health and community response, manging the crisis and focusing on a more equal recovery, and has championed the City’s work to become a Living Wage City.

Since becoming Leader her focus has been on Manchester’s ambitious COVID recovery, the importance of building a more inclusive and sustainable economy, children and young people, equalities, housing and zero carbon. She holds a range of responsibilities on behalf of the city including the GM Work and Skills Portfolio for the Combined Authority and the GM Local Enterprise Partnership.


SPEAKERS: Steve Oliver and Bev Craig

Read about Steve Oliver here.


Places cost £25+VAT per person to include a breakfast roll served with tea & coffee.

Places are limited and will close on Friday 16th September or when places sell out.  Please email with any special dietary requirements by Friday 16th September.


K-Club Breakfast Event – Thursday 22nd September 2022 (9.30-11.30am)

at Manchester Central Library, St Peter’s Square, Manchester M2 5PD