As well as offering the perfect platform to advertisers, GM Business Connect Magazine is serious about bringing businesses together – connecting them in a way that offers a mutual platform for opportunity and growth. From the first business Expo and networking event sponsored and supported by the magazine, it was apparent that networking on the many different levels available throughout the region was crucial in growing the Greater Manchester economy.

We currently support a number of annual business Expos and events as media sponsors, including the Northern Business Expo, Business Market and Construction Market events, The Digital Transformation Expo, Venturefest, The Manchester Business Expo and Stockport Expo. We also sponsor and support many regular networking events across the region, and feature a Diary Dates guide to networking opportunities in the back of each edition.

We are currently supporting Trafford Council’s ‘Trafford Park Business Network’, promoting networking within Trafford Park.

We are also media sponsors of the annual Greater Manchester Business Awards.


The winners of the Greater Manchester Business Awards 2020 will be announced on a live virtual awards show at 4.00pm on 4th September hosted by ITV’s Paul Crone and streamed by Rich Media Group. We are media partners. Contact for further information or visit

GM Business Connect Magazine reports on the regular Entrepreneur’s breakfast at the AJ Bell Stadium in Salford.

The Northern Business Expo was due to take place in March. It has now been postponed until later in the year. We are media partners and will advise new dates as soon as we know.

Shout! Network were due to present the Manchester Business Expo 2020 at Event City on 22 May. This is postponed but we will confirm the new details as soon as possible. We are partnering and exhibiting.

GM Business Connect are now media sponsors of all Manchester based Business Market and Construction Market events. The next events are Construction Market Events taking place at the Best Western Cresta Court Hotel in Altrincham on June 25 and November 6.

Venturefest North West 2020 is back at Manchester Central on the 20 October. Book your free tickets now!

The Stockport Expo is back at Stockport County FC on 26 November 2020. GM Business Connect are pleased to be media sponsors and are exhibiting – come along and say hello!