The Northern Business Expo

For thousands of business owners, directors, professionals startup's and entrepreneurs this is a proven, simple way to stay relevant, get connected and achieve more. It's the biggest business event in the North of England, so don't miss out!

WHEN
16th & 17th March 2021
10am - 4pm
WHERE

Manchester Central, Manchester, M2 3GX

COME ALONG FOR:

You'll find easy steps to enhance and scale your business/career in the seminars and expert advice counters, pick up insider tips and motivation from the keynotes, master vital skills in the workshops, and make significant connections in the networking sessions. See even more below!

Skills workshops

Expert-led, 45 minute sessions to give your business skills a boost. Questions and participation are encouraged, and you'll leave with practical, straighforward ways to implement your new knowledge.

Sales
Sales
Expert coaching, for free
All businesses have to sell to survive. Access straightforward strategies to generate and convert more leads, successfully motivate your sales team, and power up your business profits, even for non-salespeople.
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Funding
Funding
Simple funding advice
Making finding funding child's play! All the elements are covered, from perfecting your pitch and meeting the right funding companies, to discovering what local alternative funding is available to you.
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Leadership & Employment
Leadership & Employment
Made simple
Together, these group sessions give you the simple building blocks you need to grow into a confident, inspiring and strong leader, able to consistently choose and keep the right employees for your business.
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Digital Marketing & Social
Digital Marketing & Social
Access the experts
Proven to simplify your marketing, join these group sessions sponsored by identeco to improve social reach, use LinkedIn effectively, plan the right strategy to give you the best results, uncomplicate Google Ad's and more!
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Keynotes

Anastasia Kenyon
Founder & CEO
Palette, Make It Up & Kandi Cosmetics
Antony Bonney
Natwest Bank's Official Speaker for LinkedIn Events, & MD
inSurge
Brad Burton
UK’s #1 Motivational Business Speaker
4Networking
Mark Wright
Winner of The Apprentice Series 10
Director, Climb Online
Alex Partridge
Founder
UNILAD/LADBible
Carl Reader
Entrepreneur, Author & Small Business Champion
The Start Up Coach

Free expert advice

Free business advice
Free business advice
Private 1-2-1 sessions
Friendly, personalised and effective answers to your business questions. Snap up one of the limited, 20 minute, one on one appointments with an expert by requesting yours now! 
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 Procurement Hub
Procurement Hub
Win public contracts
Turbo charge your profits by securing public tenders. Bid champions are giving you the cheat sheet for how to find and win lucrative public contracts.
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Sales Advice Clinic
Sales Advice Clinic
Answers you need
The Association of Professional Sales is the expert on sales matters, and is ready to chat about your sales questions in the ever-popular Sales Advice Clinic.
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Small Business Clinic
Small Business Clinic
Real business advice
Reliable, relevant advice from real business owners. Free advice on starting your business for success from business owners who've been in your shoes.
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The Seminars


You have an online schedule, which is a planner you can access through your profile, to keep track of which seminars and workshops you want to attend and when.
If you've already got a ticket to the event, you'll automatically have a profile on the site which is where you'll find your schedule!

You can add any of the sessions below to your schedule - and remember, they're all free!
16-03-2021
17-03-2021

The £5k Pitch

The 'Dragons Den' style competition where you are in with a chance of winning £5000 cash for your new business idea and an exclusive prize package from the exhibiting companies including free services, products and support that you'll need. All sponsored by Transmit Startups.

STEP ONE - APPLY
Online entries are now closed! Visit the event as there will be a chance for some lucky on-the-day entries to pitch for their chance to win! 
STEP TWO - PITCH
If your entry is one of the lucky few to get through to the live rounds, you'll pitch your idea to the panel at the event.
STEP THREE - WIN!
One winner will walk away with a chque for £5000 and loads of helpful, free business services to get you off the ground.
STEP ONE - APPLY
Online entries are now closed! Visit the event as there will be a chance for some lucky on-the-day entries to pitch for their chance to win! 
STEP TWO - PITCH
If your entry is one of the lucky few to get through to the live rounds, you'll pitch your idea to the panel at the event.
STEP THREE - WIN!
One winner will walk away with a chque for £5000 and loads of helpful, free business services to get you off the ground.

Unbeatable networking

Speed Networking
Speed Networking
Meet hundreds of people
Hosted by Dell Small Business, these efficient sessions are the ultimate way to make the most of your precious time at the event.
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Wall of Connections
Wall of Connections
Targeted and efficient.
Exchange contact details by simply posting who you're looking for. Pick up business by responding to requests too!
Networking sessions
Networking sessions
Make significant connections
Access just one or all four of the free, hosted networking sessions run by some of Manchester's best networking groups. Finding genuine connections has never been more simple!
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Exclusive Breakfast
Exclusive Breakfast
Networking with key people
Key members of the business community gather before the event to kickstart their day with a delicious breakfast and vital networking. Request your invitation today to this exclusive invite-only breakfast.  
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AI Matchmaking
The advanced, AI-driven system here recommends exhibitors you're most likely to be interested in when you sign up, saving you time!
You can directly message any team member of any exhibitor before the show, and also make yourself a priority by pre-book a meeting on any exhibitors' stand.

See a random selection of the exhibitors below:
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"In the digital age, a basic understanding of how the online world works is useful and when it comes to business, it’s essential. We are delighted to bring the Google Digital Garage to Northern Business Expo and ensure everyone has access to free digital skills workshops and 1:1 coaching. We hope you'll pop in and get the skills you need to become more confident online, grow your career or business, and maybe even launch the next big idea."

Ronan Harris, Google UK & Ireland Managing Director
Get Visible On Google
Get Visible On Google
Learn how to start showing up on Google Maps, plus ways to make your business more visible on Google.
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Social Media Strategy
Social Media Strategy
Learn about creating a social media strategy based on your business goals.
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Writing for Social Media
Writing for Social Media
Learn how to create compelling content and develop a tone of voice that’s right for your business.
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Build Effective Presentations
Build Effective Presentations
For beginners and intermediates who want to improve their professional presentations. Discover how to structure a presentation to tell a story and the skills to help you present confidently
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Get Started with Analytics
Get Started with Analytics
For small business owners and aspiring social media marketers who want to understand the role of web analytics and what 'data driven' decision making means for a business.
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Get Started with Digital Advertising
Get Started with Digital Advertising
Learn about search, social and display advertising and how to get started with advertising a business.
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