Resilience First, the world’s largest global business network with a mission to advance resilience best practice, is delighted to announce a partnership with the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce (GMCC).

As the largest accredited Chamber of Commerce in the UK, with over 4,500 members, we look forward to working with the GMCC to drive resilience and sustainability best practice across the UK regions’ business communities.

The pandemic and climate change has highlighted that we live in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) global environment, where systemic risks may pervade and others may penetrate affecting a business’s ability to function with little or no warning.  This in turn can lead to strains and stresses on the communities that depend on those businesses.

Therefore, as resilience becomes a recognised priority, we look forward to collaborating with the GMCC to share and co-create resilience best practice solutions and frameworks for mutual benefit and that of society.


Michael Rooney, CEO, Resilience First

‘Since our creation in 2018, Resilience First has supported a growing number of businesses to transform their approach to resilience by building a community and sharing best practice. I’m delighted that we are partnering with the GMCC to continue this important work in a pivotal decade. 


Lucy Mulligan, Head of Membership and Commercial, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce 

‘We very much look forward to forming our strategic partnership with Resilience First and moving ahead to drive global resilience best practice for business and community across Greater Manchester and beyond. We look forward to collaborating and confronting emerging global economic, environmental, and technological challenges and developing a successful partnership.’ 


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