Manchester business owners – here’s your shot at an incredible £10,000 advertising package

Calling all Manchester business owners! Square's 'Reel Manchester' competition offers a chance to win a £10,000 advertising package to elevate your business's local visibility.
Square, the technology company that makes commerce and financial services easy and accessible for sellers around the globe, is thrilled to announce the launch of its exciting new competition, Reel Manchester.

Reel Manchester, designed to celebrate and support the entrepreneurial spirit of the city offers three local business owners a golden opportunity to each win a fantastic advertising package worth £10,000 and a film shoot.

You heard it right, £10,000 for each winner. 

You can be in with a chance of winning this incredible prize by clicking here

Square’s £10,000 Advertising Competition

The prize includes professionally produced advertising videos and images to help businesses shine in the local marketplace – a real boon to any company.

This advertising package will be showcased across I Love Manchester’s social media platforms, official website, and on billboards and digital notice boards prominently displayed across iconic locations throughout the city centre.

There will even be advertising bikes pedalling around the City, Stockport, and many more places in Greater Manchester to spread the word.

Samina Hussain-Letch, Head of Industry Relations and Operations for Square in the UK, said: “We know from our market research and our existing sellers that Manchester is a huge driver of innovation and entrepreneurship.

“This year we have made a concerted effort to focus our time and attention on supporting businesses in Manchester by giving them the tools they need to run, start, adapt and grow their businesses.

“Bringing ‘Reel Manchester’ to the city, in partnership with I Love Manchester, is another exciting investment opportunity for us and we can’t wait to see what comes out of the competition.”

And we couldn’t agree more.

The Financial Times named Manchester as the UK’s top spot Best Large European City for the future in the FDi European Cities and Regions of the Future 2023/24 report.

Finishing an impressive sixth overall, the city now joins the ranks of renowned cities such as Hamburg, Frankfurt, and Rotterdam.

The city’s impressive performance in various categories underscores Manchester’s reputation as a major international business hub and a top investment destination.

It solidifies Manchester’s global standing and celebrates its outstanding growth and development.

So, with a hustling and bustling entrepreneurial spirit, this city is making waves across the world with its incredible array of local, independent businesses.

So, how does the competition work?

Entering the competition is straightforward.

Local businesses interested in participating can enter by clicking here

Three lucky winners will be selected and announced on or before October 25, 2023.

Each winning business will receive a visit from the Square Squad, a specialised team experienced in creating vibrant short-form content and photography.

The media will then be showcased across I Love Manchester’s social media platforms, audience newsletter, official website, and on billboards and digital notice boards prominently displayed across iconic locations throughout the city centre.

This includes the iconic Axis Tower, Queens Road and Ashton Old Road Screens. The media creations will also be featured on the displays at the Arndale Shopping Centre, and on other digital notice boards situated across the city.

There will also be digital advertising bikes working their way through the City, Stockport and Greater Manchester.

Not only this, the winners will be interviewed by I Love Manchester’s editorial team and have their company’s journey showcased to thousands of readers.

How to Enter

To enter the competition, businesses need to share what they would like the people of Manchester to know about their enterprise.

The competition’s important dates are as follows:

* Deadline for entries: October 22nd, 2023

* Announcement of Winners: On or before October 27th, 2023

For more details and to enter this remarkable competition that could transform your business’s visibility, please visit the [Competition Entry Link].

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to win a £10,000 advertising package and showcase your business to the thriving Manchester community.

I Love  Manchester is on a mission to champion and elevate Manchester, celebrating its incredible spirit and diverse community.

“For and on behalf of I Love MCR, we are delighted to collaborate with Square on what is a prolific campaign and game-changing prize for any independent business,” says Chris Greenhalgh, Founder and CEO of I Love Manchester.

“Manchester is one of the fastest growing cities in the world and, in a powerful city like ours, it’s even more important to advertise what you’re doing and stand out.

“While we help promote Manchester to the rest of the world, we also help promote business and economic prosperity to Manchester. So partnering with a global commerce solution who share the same beliefs – and ‘almost’ as much love for this as we do – makes good sense and will make a big difference to three indie businesses.”

This is an amazing opportunity for a small business to get the word out about their amazing work, and put their business on the map.

So if you think this could work for you, why not get involved and give your business an incredible boost?

About Square

Square makes commerce and financial services easy and accessible with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions.

Square offers purpose-built software to run complex restaurant, retail, and professional services operations, versatile e-commerce tools, embedded financial services and banking products, buy now, pay later functionality through Afterpay, staff management and payroll capabilities, and much more – all of which work together to save sellers time and effort.

Millions of sellers across the globe trust Square to power their businesses and help them thrive in the economy.

For more information, you can visit Square’s website by clicking here

Terms & Conditions Ends 23:59 22/10/23. UK, 18+, independent business owners with physical business presence in Greater Manchester only.

Business must be in food, beverage, wellness, hair, beauty, fashion or lifestyle sectors.

Click on “Enter now”, complete the online form and answer two questions to enter the competition.

No purchase is necessary.

Prizes: three winners will each win one x media package supplied by I Love Manchester (valued at £10,000) for advertising space(s) in Manchester, one x one-day film shoot for their business for 31/10/23, 1/11/23 or 2/11/23 03 & the delivery of one x video edit and 10 x still images from the shoot with full usage rights.

Max one entry and one prize per business.

The winner must respond by 2 pm on 25/10/23 to claim the prize. Full T&Cs and prize details are available by clicking here


Manchester is a successful city, but there are many people that suffer. The I Love MCR Foundation helps raise vital funds to help improve the lives and prospects of people and communities across Greater Manchester – and we can’t do it without your help. So please donate or fundraise what you can because investing in your local community to help it thrive can be a massively rewarding experience. Thank you in advance!

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