Innovative businesses & professionals will use this in 2020:
The fifth year of the Northern Business Expo will happen on the 17th & 18th March 2020, held again at the convenient venue – Manchester Central. Every year the show gets better and it is now the biggest business event in the North of England, but it is still free to attend for visitors!
The 2020 show partner is Dell Small Business, so make sure you see them on stand 230 to discover how they’re making small business simpler.
So, why should you be there?
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 £5000 cash prize and a host of business services provided by the exhibitors. Enter online for your chance to pitch live!
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
- Financial Services (e.g. accounting, payroll etc.)
- Traditional Marketing
- Trademarks & IP
- 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, this is the biggest and best place to network on the business calendar in the North of England. 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. The following sessions will run at the event, add them to your schedule online now!
- Introduction to Digital Advertising
- Build a Digital Marketing Plan
- Know your Business with Data
- Social Media Strategy
- Get Your Business Visible on Google
- Writing for Social Media
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
- 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
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, marketer, 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 about any part of running a small business, 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, why is why 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 is the biggest event on the 2020 business calendar for anyone in the North of England. It’s free to attend, helping you to stay relevant, get connected and achieve more. Don’t miss out, get your free ticket today!