Manchester Polymer Group Dinner and Dance

The annual MPG Dinner Dance is the highlight of the MPG calendar and attracts over 300 attendees from across the polymer industry in the North West of the UK and further afield. A very successful and enjoyable Polymer Industries Dinner and Dance was held on 27th January 2017 at the Midland Hotel in Manchester with around 340 guests attending. The night was hosted by the Group's Chairman, Bryan Denson. This year our Chairman's chosen charity was Crohn's & Colitis UK who support people affected by Inflammatory Bowel Disease. The heart felt appeal by a member of the Society received a generous response with over £2,170 being raised on the night. This will increase to over £2,500 when 'Gift Aid' is taken into consideration with this figure potentially being match-funded by the government if used for R&D.

Our next annual Polymer Industries Dinner & Dance will once again be at The Midland Hotel, Manchester on Friday, 26th January 2018. The band booked for the 2018 event is “Hendricks Band” – you can sample their music by clicking the link. Tickets and more information on this year's event can be obtained from Gary Ogden. Tickets are priced to represent excellent value for money for an evening of socializing with fine food and entertainment, in pleasant and comfortable surroundings. All funds raised by the event are used to finance the activities of the Manchester Polymer Group.

Accommodation at The Midland Hotel is available at a reduced rate. Reservations to be made directly to the hotel. A vegetarian menu option is available. Special dietary requirements may be arranged, in writing, directly with the hotel. Please give the hotel as much notice as possible to arrange.

Drinks order forms will accompany your tickets or obtained directly from Gary Ogden. They should be completed and returned directly to the hotel Events Centre. Accounts for drinks may be set-up on the evening of the function by credit card, for those not arranging an accommodation account. Hospitality suites are available for hire by direct arrangement with the hotel. They are allocated on a first come basis and must be booked by Friday, 1st December 2017.

Guest lists should be provided at the earliest opportunity. Blank cards will be available for the hosts to complete and bring along on the evening of the function. Should you require them then please contact Gary Ogden.

Useful Contact Details

Dr. Gary Ogden
e-mail: Gary Ogden

The Midland Hotel 
Peter Street, Manchester.
Tel. 0161 236 3333 (switchboard)
Ellie Fox – Events
Leah Titterington - Reservations


The Midland Hotel is located on Peter Street opposite the central library in Manchester. Valet parking at the G-MEX is available to residents at £25 for overnight parking.