News: 26 September 2016Manchester team celebrates Barton Willmore's 80th year

Last Thursday our Manchester office celebrated their 80th anniversary unveiling a unique hand-illustrated map of Manchester at an invite only drinks event. 

With offices in Spinningfields in Manchester City Centre, they brought together over 70 guests from across the Greater Manchester property and business community, including Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council, at local bar Neighbourhood.

The Manchester map, hand-drawn by Barton Willmore’s Graphic Design team, was revealed through a prize raffle of a giant canvas and Giclee prints, all to raise money for two homeless charities - The Big Change Manchester and Shelter, the latter being Barton Willmore’s corporate charity partner.

Dan Mitchell, Partner at Barton Willmore’s Manchester office said: “Our Graphic Design team have done a fantastic job in creating this map to celebrate Manchester. With over 500 hand-drawn illustrations of Manchester’s famous culture, people, music, history and places, the map really highlights Manchester’s cultural strengths and what a fantastic place Manchester is to live, work and play.

Dan continued: “We were delighted to be joined by Sir Richard and would like to thank our clients and contacts both old and new. We are passionate about enhancing the look and feel of the City and in showing our commitment to the exciting developments and changes ahead. Hopefully the reveal of our map tonight will raise a good amount of funds for these two important charities.”

As well as the fundraising on the night, Giclee prints will continue to support the charities with copies being sold at HOME, The John Rylands Library and The People’s History Museum in the coming weeks. You can read more about our Manchester map and register your interest for a print here.

Interested in getting a copy of the map? Find out how you can get a copy of the map, or tell us what you think on Twitter @bartonwillmore #MCRMap 

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