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Community Spirit Alive and Well in Manchester

UEFA Cup Final Piccadilly Gardens For those who don’t know, Manchester is playing host to the UEFA Cup Final tonight and the city is full of Scottish and Russian fans. We’re very fortunate at UKFast to have one of the best vantage points in Manchester. Today, 28 floors above the city centre it is especially advantageous. The events in Piccadilly Gardens and for that matter across the city are brilliant to watch and as I write this, a great example of community celebration at work.

Our video producer Tristan has got in amongst it to get a little footage that should give you an impression of the atmosphere out there at the moment. I’ve put it up on our website.

I spoke to a BBC journalist friend who has been talking to the fans today and he was struck by the good nature of the day, shaking hands with everyone he spoke to. He pointed out that the feeling you get when observing such a gathering is like no other and I agree. It might be football that has brought people together today but it is a community spirit that drives the celebration.

As businesses we should all take note of the power of community spirit. Joining people together in common purpose, working together to a shared goal are hallmarks of a successful team.

Not sure how I’m going to get home tonight – but right now, I don’t really care.

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