Bruntwood Partners with The Gut Stuff to “let the gut times roll” in Manchester


Leading regional property company Bruntwood has teamed up with The Gut Stuff to bring a ‘gut health’ road show to Manchester – the first location for the activity outside of London.

From 19th-23rd February The Gut Stuff roadshow will be taking over Bruntwood’s Manchester Technology Centre, part of Circle Square on Oxford Road. There will be thousands of free “gut-friendly” breakfasts for morning commuters and shots of good bacteria to set busy Mancunians up for the day.

Kicking off with an IBS supper club on 19th, the doors will then be open from 8am – 7pm on 20th, 21st and 22nd and 9am-3pm on Saturday 23rd February.

Set in the heart of the thriving innovation district on the bustling Oxford Road corridor, Manchester Technology Centre will provide the perfect setting for everyone from the business community to students and residents for learning more about the importance of gut health and its impact on their general well-being.

Businesses are welcome to send employees for complimentary breakfasts, or to attend any of the talks throughout the week.

Attendees will hear from the world's leading gut experts such as Anjali Mahto and Dr Dawn Harper with live talks and workshops taking place throughout the week and meet the latest health brands who share similar beliefs on the importance of good gut health including Kellogg’s, Symprove, Atlas Biomed, Bimuno and Pres Juice.

The Gut Stuff was founded by Lisa and Alana Macfarlane (The Mac Twins) and India Wardrop, and is committed to fighting the fads, demystifying the science and giving everyone the tools and knowledge to improve their gut health.

The Gut Stuff was set up after twins Alana and Lisa became the “chief guinea pigs” for Professor Tim Spector and the Twin Research department at Kings College. They discovered that despite having 100% the same DNA, their guts have only 40% the same microbiota, which could explain why their bodies behave so differently.

Whether it’s via their informative website with its free ask a nutritionist services, or at their supper clubs or roadshow events, their mission is to bring the exciting information they are learning to the masses – not just the “wellbeing aware” middle classes.

“Talking about the gut ain’t sexy, just googling it brings up a rather disturbing mosaic of beer bellies and intestinal diagrams – it’s no wonder we’re all confused,” comments Lisa.

“For too long, healthy eating advice has been a choice between dry scientists and slimy charlatans. But why should science be hard? And why should every fad feel like a fraud?” continues Alana.

Andrea George, Head of Retail and Leisure at Bruntwood commented:

“We’re delighted to be hosting the Gut Stuff! Manchester Technology Centre and the whole of the Circle Square neighbourhood is committed to supporting and ‘incubating’ tech entrepreneurs and innovators. The Gut Stuff’s exciting approach to making the science behind something as important as our health and wellbeing so accessible is a perfect fit for our ambitions too. We’re excited to learn more, and see how many people can get involved in Manchester’s first festival of Gut Health right here at Manchester Technology Centre.’

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