February/March 2020

The Northern Business Expo 2020 is back!

17 & 18 March 2020 – 10am to 4pm at Manchester Central

The Northern Business Exhibition is held in Manchester every year and for thousands of business owners, directors, professionals, start-up’s and entrepreneurs it is a proven, simple way to stay relevant, get connected and achieve more. It’s now one of the biggest business event in the North of England, so don’t miss out – get your free ticket online now. GM Business Connect are once again Media Partners and also exhibiting at the show – come and say hello! The show partner is Dell Small Business: see them on stand 230 to discover how they’re making small business simpler.

The £5K Pitch
Three live heats take place at the show, with budding entrepreneurs pitching their business ideas to the panel of expert judges. Winners from each heat will pitch again in the live final, and one lucky person will walk away with a fantastic £5,000 cash prize and a host of business services provided by the exhibitors. Entry is available online.

The Exhibitors
Whether you’re just starting your journey to owning a business, a seasoned entrepreneur, or simply are a business professional, you’ll meet the widest gathering of exhibitors in the North of England. Find digital marketing experts, telecoms systems, banks, fleet management and many more, all ready to find the right solutions for you. When you get your free ticket for the show, your online profile is automatically created on our site. Here you’ll be able to see which exhibitors are most relevant, based on your interests. You can even favourite exhibitors, message them before the show, or arrange a specific time to meet them to avoid waiting in line.

121 expert appointments
Would you find it helpful to sit down for 20 minutes in a private kiosk with an expert on one of the following topics – Digital Marketing, Business Funding, Social Media, Sales, Financial Services (eg accounting, payroll), Traditional Marketing, Trademarks & IP and Training & Development. You can do just that at the show. It’s totally free, but you will need to book it in advance on the website because it’s very popular!

Try out Manchester networking companies to decide which fits you best, hit the speed networking run by Dell, and apply to attend the exclusive NBE20 Networking Breakfast – all for free. You won’t miss out on any key contacts either, as we will be bringing back the fantastic Wall of Connections too for 2020!

Google Digital Garage
Probably the most popular feature at the event every year, Google Digital Garage is back for 2020 and better than ever! Covering six different topics, you’ll learn digital marketing secrets directly from Google that are designed to help you grow your business, career and confidence online.

Keynotes and Seminars
Get the motivation boost you need from the hugely inspirational speakers and learn insider tips from some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs. Just some of the speakers you’ll be able to hear for free at the Northern Business Expo are:

Mark Wright, Apprentice Winner

Alex Partridge, UNILAD & LADBible

Anastasia Kenyon, Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2019

Anthony Rose, BBC iPlayer

Alfie Best, CEO of Wyldecrest Parks

Andy Burnham, GM Mayor

Helen Dewdney, Author

Brad Burton, Motivational Speaker

Tim Hyde, founder of TWH Media

Adrianne Carter, The UK’s foremost facial expression expert

Warren Cass, Small Business Champion

Carl Reader, The Start-up Coach

Ben Kench, No.1 Sales Coach

Paul McGregor, Mental Health Speaker

Get your ticket today and start adding these amazing seminars to your personal online schedule so you don’t miss out!

Small Business Clinic
There are so many factors to running a small business. It’s tough to be an expert salesperson, marketeer, employer and finance department all in one! The Small Business Clinic is your chance to speak to successful business owners who have been there and done it, get answers to any questions you have or simply get some advice.

Key Skills Workshops
Brush up your skills or learn new techniques in these 45-minute, hands-on workshops. Run by industry experts, you’ll find various free classes running in the following topics: Digital Marketing, Sales Skills, Employment & Leadership Skills, Business Funding, Automation & Tech. Questions are encouraged, and there are often practical examples – our visitors rate these workshops as unmissable. Make sure you get your free ticket to the show to attend as many as you like! The Northern Business Expo helps you to stay relevant, get connected and achieve more. Don’t miss out, get your free ticket today!