Video | Monday, 16th October 2017

Institute of Place Management celebrates its 10th anniversary

Committed to developing, managing and making places better

Manchester Metropolitan University's Institute of Place Management (IPM) has celebrated its 10th anniversary.

Established in 2006, it is the international professional body that supports people committed to developing, managing and making places better.

Board members, members, fellows, partners and supporters recently enjoyed a party to share the landmark.

Professor Cathy Parker, Professor of Marketing and Retail Enterprise and chair of the Institute, said: "It has been a fantastic ten years for the Institute, and the event provided an opportunity for those who have been involved in the Institute over the years to come together and reflect on some of the major successes.

"IPM would like to thank all of our Members and Partners that have helped support the Institute over the last ten years.

"We are now looking forward to more success in the future, and assisting many more people to make places better!" 

These include:

The concept for the institute was developed by the Manchester Metropolitan University and the Association of Town Centre Management in the UK.

They recognised a need to create a professional body capable of developing and supporting the creation of sustainable formal structures of place management, ensuring professional standards amongst all those involved in the management, development and marketing of places.

The Institute of Place Management encompasses existing support, from educational institutions, membership associations, community groups and place management partnerships and facilitates networking across these groups, both nationally and internationally.

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