Introducing The Hive - an enterprise centre for Blackley

The Hive is a new venture by The Co-operative Academy of Manchester and its partners, aiming to create a buzz about employment and entrepreneurship opportunities in Blackley and North Manchester.

It has its own dedicated webiste at

As well as preparing our students for a successful future, we are also committed to supporting the wider community.

The new facility will be a true hive of activity, housing:

  • Meeting rooms 
  • Training suites including for IT training
  • 5 low-cost pods offering affordable office space for start-ups, home workers, freelancers and small businesses - perfect for those working in creative and digital media. 

For further information, please contact Lee Davies at the academy. Email  or call 0161 795 3005. 

The Hive is also home to one of Yes Manchester's centres.

Yes is a social enterprise launched to help north Manchester residents find fantastic local jobs and take advantage of great training and volunteering opportunities.

For further information please visit

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