Last week we launched our designated driver campaign in support the Greater Manchester Police’s annual Christmas campaign. All designated drivers who take a trip to our venue throughout December over the festive period can get free soft drinks all evening.
We care deeply about the safety of our customers and we want to do all we can to make sure they get home safely.
Operations Manager Adam Shepherd says “ We are keen to show our support to this campaign, whilst we like to encourage people to enjoy themselves over the festive period, we need to hold some responsibility for the safety of our customers. If more people were to follow suit then we would be well on our way to a safer city.”
Since the campaign went live we’ve had coverage in the M.E.N and been mentioned on Key 103 and Heart North West.
The drink driving pandemic has been a well documented one in the Greater Manchester area as being a serious problem. According to official police records, children as young as 12 have been caught drink driving in the region. Figures published last year by Greater Manchester Police show that 464 arrests were made during December 2015.
The Greater Manchester police’s seasonal campaign ‘None For The Road’  has encouraged drivers to avoid having even one drink before getting behind the wheel.

Everything may have got lost in the mist of the Christmas madness so we’d just like to remind you that WE TURN ONE… Can you believe it? It’s been a whole year since our shutters opened back in November 2015 and we’d love to invite you down to our first birthday bash on Friday 25th November from 5pm.
We’ll be hosting an American themed birthday bash, with free fizz for the first 50 people to walk through our doors. On the night there will be games, music and drinks to get the party started. Closing at 5am, it’s going to be hell of a night.
To run alongside our first birthday week and Thanksgiving we’ll be giving 100 burgers away on Thursday 24th November. You must sign up for this event and show your voucher on arrival at 12pm at our Oldham street entrance. First come, first serve, so you better be quick to claim your freebie burger!
CTRL Live will be back on the night with a stellar line-up of bands including October Drift, Larkins and Plastic House to make a memorable evening.
There has definitely been lots of highlights throughout the year after opening our doors at the beginning of the festive period in 2015,  we were voted as the No.1 sporting venue in Manchester by Sky Sports and Carling and we have also played host to huge guest DJ’s such as The Libertines very own Gary Powell, The Blossoms and Alt J.
Holly Geraghty, Sales and Marketing Manager at the venue says, ‘Its has been an action packed 12 months for us; the Northern Quarter is a really exciting place to be. We are really proud of what we have created here and with huge plans for the next 12 months already in the pipeline, we are gearing up for an extremely busy festive period and second year.’ 
‘We wanted to make Dive NQ the ‘one stop shop’ for live sports, casual dining, chilled mid-week drinks and dancing until the early hours at the weekend. We have managed to succeed in doing this, providing a little something for everyone and in turn creating our own crowd. As one of the biggest venues in the Northern Quarter we feel like we are able to cater for all of these different needs.’