October's leg of the CSC Training Day Tour took us, for the first time, to Salford.
John Merry, Deputy City Mayor of Salford, was instrumental in bringing the training day to the city.
In former years, we had always delivered training days in Manchester (such as in 2022) but this time we were making our training day debut in a city which is obviously geographically very close, but nevertheless quite different in so many ways.
There is a lot of history in Salford. Remarkably, they were on the opposite side to Manchester during the English Civil War (Salford was Royalist).
Famous people hailing from Salford include Albert Finney, Christopher Eccleston, Alistair Cook, Robert Powell, John Virgo, Elkie Brooks and Al Read; all hard acts to follow, but we can only try our best.
I spent some time exploring the Council Chambers and absorbing some of the immediate history on display.
Then it was time to meet the delegates and tell them as much about CSC and our methods as possible over the course of the busy day.
We were joined by several special guests, namely Catherine Lloyd, John Merry, Chris Fegan and Neil Dainty.
The delegates worked hard all day and especially enjoyed the Kahoot Quiz finale, for which we made excellent use of the very large screen.
Here is a gallery from the day.
|Catherine Lloyd helped me to deliver the training day
|John Merry, Deputy City Mayor of Salford
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