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 North’s 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.
  • Shout Exhibitions
  • Media sponsors of the annual Greater Manchester Business Awards.

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.

Networking/Virtual Diary Dates

Please click on our magazine to find our current listing.


GM Business Connect are once again media sponsors for the 5th year of the Greater Manchester Business Awards. The awards are now open for submissions, and the awards night is scheduled for Friday 3 September 2021 at Hotel Brooklyn in Manchester City Centre.

The British and Irish Trade Alliance are running a wide variety of virtual events bringing many parts of the UK business community together.

Shout! Exhibitions will be featuring the Lancashire Business Expo 2021 at the Guild Hall, Preston on 24 September 2021. GM Business Connect are partnering and exhibiting. Full details available on Shout Expo’s website.

Shout! Exhibitions will be featuring the North West Business Expo 2021 at Whites Hotel, Bolton on 5 November 2021. GM Business Connect are partnering and exhibiting. Full details available on Shout Expo’s website.

The Northern Business Expo has now been postponed until 2022. It is due to take place at Manchester Central on 15 + 16 March 2022. GM Business Connect are both Media Partners and Exhibitors.