North West England

Meets throughout the year to host special events for IRM members. 


Future events


Unfortunately the event's host company has been advised by their group that due to Coronavirus they are unable to host external events for the time being. 

We are currently looking into rescheduling the event to a later date. Please sign up to the RIG through MyIRM to receive updates on upcoming events. 


Risk management has been around for a long time, and has matured as a process along the way. However, the fundamentals haven’t changed much in that time, except perhaps the inclusion of opportunities and increased sophistication of risk tools, and the recognition of tailoring the process to suit different situations.

As with all processes, the need to improve, to find unique ways of putting across the message and to sell it within a company or to other organisations has led to a ‘muddying of the waters’. Instead of being a value adding process that is quite simple to apply, it has become an add-on process that is far too complicated. The explanation that life, organisations and the world are more complex these days is not a good excuse, as we need a strong risk management process that can help us see through this complexity to make better decisions; not to make it more difficult.

A number of speakers will talk us through the approach and tools they use to manage risk within their organisations, and what they have planned in the next phase of risk management. Speakers represent a diverse number of organisations including Gazprom.



 Thursday 26 March 2020- CANCELLED


 09:00 - 15:00 - CANCELLED


Gazprom, 8 First Street, Manchester, M15 4RP - CANCELLED


Past events

Cyber security risk

Click here for a summary report on the event.

In an ever increasing digital world, the threats on our systems, information and infrastructure have never been more prevalent.

In this seminar we will hear from a number of speakers on current and emerging threats, and how we can effectively mitigate the cyber related risks of today and tomorrow.

We will also explore the rise of artificial intelligence and data analytics in risk management, and how we can use technologies such as robotic process automation to better inform our decision making.

The seminar will consider best practice for the management of cyber risk, and what practical steps we can take as risk practitioners to ensure that our organisations are adequately protected.

Speakers include:

  • Laura Hodgson, North West Regional Organised Crime Unit
  • David Morris, RSM
  • Mark Summers, IT Labs
  • Angus Rhodes, Ventiv Technology
  • Asam Malik, Mazars

Lunch and refreshments will be provided and the meeting is free of charge. We are very grateful to Mazars for sponsoring IRM North West activities in this way.   


 Thursday 17 October 2019


 10:00 - 15:00 


Mazars Offices, 1 St Peters Square, Manchester, M2 3DE


registration is now closed


Managing Reputational Risk

Reputation is the general belief or opinion that other industries or people have about the company. It is how you are considered or labelled - good or bad. Protecting your company’s reputation and brand is a major challenge but I can be manageable through good risk management and business continuity. Reputational risk is not one single risk but the impact of a number of risks. 


 Wednesday 26 June 2019


 9:30 - 15:30 


Deloittes LLP - 2 Hardman Street, Manchester, M3 3HF

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MBCF and IRM Exercise Minerva 

This event was hosted in collaboration with Manchester Business Continuity ForumMCBF


 Thursday 14 March 2019


 9.00 for 9.30 start until 12.30


Manchester Suite at Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service Training & Development Centre

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Assurance of Enterprise Risks

Date: 1 November 2018
Time: 10:00 - 15:00 
Registration will begin at 09.30
Location:  EY, Manchester

Risk Reporting

Date: 21 June 2018
Time: 10:00 - 16.30. 
Registration will begin at 09.30
Location:  PwC LLP, No.1, 1 Hardman St, Manchester, M3 3EB


Project risk management and the management of change 

Date: 22nd March 2018
Time: 10:00 - 15.00. 
Registration will begin at 09.30
Location:  Mazars Offices, 1 St Peters Square, Manchester, M2 3DE

Risk Management and Security

Date: 5th October 2017
Time: 10:00 - 15.30. Registration will begin at 09.30
Location:  Greater Manchester Police Headquarters, Central Park, Northampton Road, Manchester M40 5BP

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Group contact details

Group Chair:
Alison Hill

Group Secretary:
Gary White

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