We were exclusively invited to the launch of the new £3m Vermilion Hall in Manchester. This is set to be Manchester's premier wedding and banqueting venue.

The owners are the Seamark PLC brothers and its Chief Executive Iqbal Ahmed MBE, one of the richest business men in the UK and recently named as the highest ranked Bangladeshi by the Sunday Times Rich list. He certainly kept his reputation as he open the Hall by cutting the red ribbon and telling his guests that the kitchen has been designed by the same people who did Buckingham Palace and he used the same people for the lighting and sound who did the Royal Albert Hall.

The venue is stunning and there are artefacts displayed which the business magnate Mr Iqbal has bought from his travels from all around the world.

Our business manager Ansar Ali and the co- founder Kabir Ahmed including Kashif Ashraf from Oldham Business Leadership Groung (OBLG) were personally invited and congratulated Mr Iqbal on his new venture.