On Saturday Aug 18 singer, actor and Mancunian star Shayne Ward will be making an appearance at the Inti Trafford Centre, to call upon local residents to support independent businesses in the area.
Yell- the UK’s leading business directory is visiting Manchester as part of a nation-wide tour to encourage the British public to discover and support small local businesses.
The X-Factor winner turned TV actor, Shayne Ward is one of Manchester’s many famous exports. Having risen to fame after winning the 2nd series of The X-Factor back in 2005, Shayne is now one of soaps’ most recognisable faces, appearing on Coronation Street for 3 years from 2015 until earlier this year.
During Shayne’s appearance at the Yell stand, there will be a live Q&A where he’ll be calling on the need to embrace small business in Manchester, outlining what residents can do to help support local trades and in addition, championing his own favourite independent businesses in the area.
Following the Q&A, there will be an opportunity for shoppers to meet Shayne, get his autograph or have their photo taken with him.
On the upcoming event, Shayne Ward said: “There’s such large and rich variety of things on offer from local businesses in Manchester, I love that we’re putting the focus on them with Saturday’s event. One of the things I love the most about the city is how you can discover something new around every corner and I can’t wait to have a chat with the people of Manchester. Hopefully in turn, I can help point them in the direction of some of the real hidden gems in the city”.
Featured at the stand will also be the ‘Just Yell’ booth where shoppers are invited to take part in an exciting competition to see who can yell the loudest out of the people of Manchester, with the chance to win an Amazon Echo worth £89.99. Shoppers can also get information on afor the chance to win a range of fun experiences designed to make you Yell, plus a grand prize of £10,000.
Richard Hanscott, CEO of Yell says: “Shayne Ward is a perfect fit for the Manchester leg of our UK-wide roadshow tour. Shane’s not only a TV favourite for his role in Coronation Street but he’s also a huge champion of the city of Manchester and everything it has to offer. The roadshow’s have been great fun so far and with Manchester being home to such a wide variety of independent businesses, we’re particularly looking forward to this event!”
The Yell stand will be located between Goldsmiths and Beaverbrooks on the Ground floor of the Trafford Centre on Saturday 18th August from 10am to 9pm and Sunday 19th August from 12 noon to 6pm (with Shayne Ward making a guest appearance on the Saturday from 11am – 12.45pm).
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