John Harding Associates

Professional Services Consultancy Partnerships.
Travel, Events and incoming Destination Management DMC for Manchester and the Northern Powerhouse Region.

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Having completed forty years of professional experience within the global travel & events sector I have developed an incredibly talented network of leading business professionals and management leaders. Our aim is to contribute our vast experience in Travel & Events but to also share unrivalled relationships between valued associates across a wide spectrum of expertise. We are delighted to be associated with leaders in Travel, Tourism, Events, Insurance, Law, Management Performance Coaching and Finance. Highly regarded people that will help you and your business increase success levels and make it happen.


John is a great person. Trustworthy, reliable and a true professional. I have no hesitation in recommending John, he is highly connected because he is great at building relationships and I am convinced anyone who knows him well, would say the same. He is also very passionate about travel and takes great pride in his work.


I have enjoyed working with John on many previous projects and regard him as an ethical and strong communicator.  I am delighted that John is working as an Ambassador and very much part of the iSportsconnect family.

– Sree Varma, CEO and Founder of iSportConnect

I have known and done business with John for over twenty years. I have complete trust and confidence in him, as a positive and respected networker, to build relationships and always deliver.

– Martin James, Managing Director Sports 360

I have known and worked with John in my role as a Premier League Football Club Director and CEO of my own business for over fifteen years. I have always found John to be receptive and understanding of my needs and always remaining transparent and reliable to deliver an honest and workable solution.

– Adrian Wright, CEO Sporting Group International

In the 30+ years I’ve known John and having had the pleasure of working along-side him on many occasions, I can say with absolute sincerity that he is one of the most trusted, professional and thoroughly decent people it’s ever been my pleasure to know. His knowledge and expertise are second to none and nothing is ever too much trouble, as John always has your objectives and success at the heart of what he does.

– Chris Flynn, CEO WTACH

John is a very dedicated and committed professional, he is a strong personality and excellent at building new relationships.

– Tim Nagle, Head of Sport at Integro Insurance Brokers

Having worked with John for over 5 years now, it has been a pleasure and he will always go above and beyond to ensure you are happy with his service. John is well connected throughout the sports and travel industry and is great at fostering new relationships. John has helped me personally with introductions to new clients and in return we have worked together on ensuring anyone needing short term accommodation whilst in the UK is well looked after.

– Andrew White, Director of Dream Move Relocation

I have had the pleasure of knowing John as a friend and colleague for over 25 years now and I can honestly say that he is one of, it not the nicest, unfailingly honest and most trustworthy of gentlemen that I have ever met.

– Paul Saxton, Director City & Stadium Travel


Professional Consultancy Services

I along with my associates will help you focus and optimise your business potential. We will work closely to develop new business opportunities, accelerate growth, increase profitability, motivate your leaders and incentivise valued employees.

Specialist Groups and Sports Team Logistics

We have immense experience and specific knowledge in providing travel and logistics support for sport and special interest groups. We understand the demands and potential pitfalls for clients either competing in or attending major events. Our full portfolio of services always considers the wider issues and by providing proactive solutions allows you the confidence to concentrate fully on your own priorities and the job in hand.

Incoming DMC Services

I have worked in corporate, sports, media and incentive rewards areas and now focusing on my own passion providing DMC destination management services to my home city of Manchester and the Northern Powerhouse region. For more specific information and introduction to unrivalled DMC Manchester services please visit
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JHA provides a host of selected professional services working with carefully selected trusted and respected experts. We are keen to learn more about your own needs and challenges and look forward to making valuable introductions.

  • International Travel Management
  • Corporate Event Services
  • Sports and Special Interest Group Logistics
  • Sport and Entertainment Hospitality Packages
  • Specialist Insurance cover
  • Specialised Legal Services
  • Intellectual Property Advice
  • Leadership Performance Coaching
  • Business Funding and Currency risk Management
  • Sports Industry Recruitment

Our Associates

Chamber Space

Chamber Space

Catering for an intimate meeting between two people, right up to a drinks reception for 150. As well as seminars, training courses and general meetings, catering for private dinners for up to 40 people.

The World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage

The World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage

(WTACH) was formed to establish clear goals, objectives and strategies for the protection of cultural heritage through responsible and sustainable tourism practices.
Martin Robert Hall

Martin Robert Hall

Martin Robert Hall is a leading authority in the field of performance psychology.  He consults top athletes, organisations and ambitious individuals helping them to consistently perform at the highest level.

Brandsmiths Law Firm

Brandsmiths Law Firm

Solving problems in business and making deals happen, Brandsmiths is a truly modern law firm. Entrepreneurial, dedicated, versatile and privileged to advise some of the world’s most exciting brands and entrepreneurs.



iSportConnect is a networking platform and community aimed at executives working within the world of sport.  iSportConnect is in the business of building relationships both online through our website, which provides information on business and job opportunities, and offline through the many exclusive invitation-only events held around the world.

Sports 360

Sports 360

Sports 360 is one of the largest sports advertising agencies in the UK, now offering full branding and sponsorship leverage to all clients. Packages offered include: Title Sponsorship, Kit Sponsorship, Official Partner Deals, Branding Rights to Broadcast Sponsorship and Perimeter Advertising

Sport and Music Ltd.

Sport and Music Ltd.

Established in 2008, Sport and Music Ltd has fast become one of the leading corporate hospitality providers in the UK. Priding themselves on developing long-standing relationships with both customers and clients, and as such, are proud to have become the Official Hospitality Partner of some of the best-known organisations, teams and venues across the globe.

Trilo-Byte Web Design

Trilo-Byte Web Design

I build personal and professional business websites, marketing and promotional websites, online shops and more. Websites that represent a business perfectly and are fully smartphone compliant. A great looking website will improve your brand and help you engage more with your current and potential clients. Professional Results, Amateur Prices!
Dream Move Relocation

Dream Move Relocation

Dream Move Relocation provide a one stop service for all your moving and relocation needs. Whether its short term stays in serviced apartments to providing property finding services for more permanent accommodation, Dream Move are on hand to assist. In addition to this DMR also assist with settling into UK life such as opening new bank accounts, investment decisions, schooling assistance and much more also.
City and Stadium Travel

City and Stadium Travel

We have 30 years of travel experience in both Business & Leisure Travel, and love our sport! Specialising in Sports Travel & City Breaks, both in the UK and all around the world. We love to plan itineraries for sports fans who can’t wait to watch their favourite team or event live, and take immense pride in creating that dream trip!
Right Angle Corporate Events

Right Angle Corporate Events

One of the largest and fastest growing team building and team development agencies. Specialising in team building experiences such as team experience of the year, The Killing Crime Scene Investigation Events, Live Kidnap Event “Taken” and other immersive team experiences.
Sporting Group International

Sporting Group International

Sporting Group International is a leading sports agency with offices in the UK and India. Specialising in Sports Industry Recruitment, International market development and high value sales and marketing within the world of elite sport. Work includes the delivery of grassroots corporate social responsibility programmes, the sale of stadium naming rights, shirt sponsorship, advertising space, official partnerships along with professional players management and endorsement deals.

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82, The Greenhouse
Media City UK,
Salford, M50 2EQ
United Kingdom

+44 (0) 7597 855 712

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