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The Northern Business Exhibition

The Northern Business Expo

17th & 18th March 2020  10am – 4pm

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

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.

It's on the 17th & 18th March at Manchester Central, the 2020 show partner is Dell Small Business, and the whole thing is free to attend - get your free ticket online now!

Quick look at what’s on:

The £5K Pitch

Three live heats take place at the show, ending in one winning entrepreneur walking away with the £5000 cash prize and a host of business services provided by the exhibitors.

The Exhibitors

Whether you’re just starting your journey to owning a business, a seasoned entrepreneur, or are a business professional, you’ll meet and compare a wide range of suppliers and support organisations.

Free, expert advice

  • Get private 1-2-1 sessions with an expert on one of the following topics: Digital & Social Marketing, Business or Start-up Funding, Sales, Legal, or Trademarks & IP.
  • The Small Business Clinic is where you can get reliable, relevant advice from real business owners.
  • The Sales Advice Clinic is the place to find expert answers to all your sales questions.
  • The Procurement Hub will show you how to find and easily win public contracts.


This is the biggest and best place to network on the business calendar in the North of England. Try out companies to decide which fits you best, hit the speed networking run by Dell, or even apply to attend the exclusive Networking Breakfast.

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 & 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, Winner of BBC’s The Apprentice
  • Alex Partridge, Founder of UNILAD & LADBible
  • Anastasia Kenyon, Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2019
  • Anthony Rose, The Man Behind BBC iPlayer
  • Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester
  • Alfie Best, self-made millionaire and CEO of Wyldecrest Parks
  • Helen Dewdney, Author of The Complaining Cow
  • Brad Burton, the UK’s #1 Motivational Speaker
  • Tim Hyde, young founder of multi-million-pound turnover TWH Media
  • Adrianne Carter, The UK’s foremost facial expression expert

Key Skills Workshops

Visitors rate these 45-minute workshops as unmissable. Run by industry experts, you’ll find free masterclasses running on Digital & Social Media Marketing, Sales Skills, Leadership & Employment Skills and Business Funding.

Amazingly you can attend all of this for free, simply get your free ticket online now!



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