Faith@Work: How To Create Inspiring Work Places

Organiser: Ministry 2 Business
Location: The Albert Square Chop House, The Memorial Hall, Albert Square, Manchester, M2 5PF
Phone: 07890 860 022

…with George Haddo & Sam Lawson Johnston, directors, real estate division, LJ Partnership

In 2015, LJ Partnership invested £28m in acquiring five iconic buildings around Manchester’s Albert Square to form The Albert Estate. As businesses recognise the need to provide agile, creative and inspiring work spaces for their teams, LJ Real Estate are keen to provide innovative solutions. Sam Lawson Johnston describes the driving vision of their work like this: “We are passionate about creating modern, dynamic work places that inspire people, improve community and help businesses to thrive.”

In this Faith@Work interview we’ll find out why LJ Partnership sees Manchester as such a strategic city to invest in. We’ll also look at what it means practically for a landlord to create dynamic and inspiring work places and hear about their experiences running The Refinery, a shared work space. Sam and George will also share how their Christian faith shapes their work from issues of enterprise and risk, to business ethics and philanthropy.

Anyone is welcome to attend whether you have religious beliefs or not.

Faith@Work is for professionals and business leaders who want a fresh perspective on work, life and faith, drawn from the insights and inspirational stories of experienced leaders.

You Can Expect:

  • A relaxed environment with great hospitality
  • A conversational and thought-provoking interview
  • An opportunity for Q&A with George and Sam

About The Speakers:

George has been working in commercial real estate since 2005 and has a range of investment management experience working for global advisory group Knight Frank, Cording Real Estate Group & FORE Partnership. He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and holds a degree in real estate management from Oxford Brookes University. He is an active anti-slavery campaigner and president of Field Lane, a leading charity caring for vulnerable people.

Sam has been working in the real estate investment market since 2005 and began his career at Millar Kitching, an investment boutique advising property companies, institutions and private clients. He went on to become an equity partner of Cording Real Estate Group and helped develop the FORE Partnership one of the group’s co-investment vehicles. Sam holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Durham and a postgraduate Master’s degree in real estate from the University of Reading. Sam is a non-executive director of luxury accessories brand Finlay & Co. Sam is an active anti-slavery supporter and is passionate about philanthropy.

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