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 Exhibition, IP Expo and all innov8-Live events. 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 Greater Manchester Business Expo 2019 is taking place in May 2019. Organised by Shout! Network, it is free to attend on 17 May 2019 at the USN Bolton Arena.

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

The Northern Business Exhibition is taking place at Manchester Central on 12th and 13th March 2019. GM Business Connect magazine are proud to be media sponsors of this event.

The Greater Manchester Business Awards 2019 are now open for entries with a black-tie awards evening taking place on the 8th February 2019.