North West Rainmaker Summer Party 2022

30 June 2022 - The Midland, Manchester

Summer 2022 marks the return of the North West Rainmaker event which will celebrate not just the corporate finance sector but the joys of summer too! The Rainmaker Summer Party brings together the deals community to celebrate the best deals and teams from the past 12 months, as voted for by the corporate finance community themselves in a one firm, one vote system. The summer party will swap tuxedos and long speeches for an evening that looks to recognise and celebrate the best work and provide an opportunity to network with the leading individuals and firms in the region.

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Northern Leadership Awards & Conference 2022

25 May - The Queens Hotel, Leeds

The Northern Leadership Awards were back in 2022, and this time supported by the Northern Leadership Conference. Both events took place in person in Leeds on May 25, highlighting the North’s very best leaders and providing inspiration on how leaders are tackling the challenges businesses are facing. created the Northern Leadership Awards to celebrate the people that are role models within their organisations and raise the bar for their competitors. The winners show the qualities of extraordinary leadership and are able to demonstrate the positive impact this has had. The awards offer a great opportunity to recognise and showcase the achievements and success of businesses in the region.

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Invest North 2022

The virtual conference returned this March to look at what comes next for the North and how rhetoric around levelling up can be transformed into realistic economic growth that benefits the businesses and people who call the region home. Themed around five key pillars the event was a success bringing together political and business leaders and policy makers to address the issues of today. If you missed any of the sessions or pillars you can catch up on them on’s articles here.  

North West Annual Dinner 2021 & Business Masters Awards

3 November 2021 - The Midland, Manchester

The Business Masters returned in the autumn to celebrate the region's success stories of the past year.

The annual award ceremony is a key event in the business calendar, recognising the achievements of companies across the North West.

This year was particularly important because of the huge disruption and challenges caused by the pandemic which have forced all businesses to be agile, innovative and resilient.

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Disruptors North 2021

Disruptors North is a one day virtual event that showcases the businesses already leading the charge and the next generation of entrepreneurs and companies that are aiming to transform the regional, national and global economy. It encourages and inspires business leaders and managers who know they need to become a disruptor. It also informs you on what is being done by our politicians and policymakers to attract technology companies and investments, boost skills and create the conditions for innovative businesses to flourish.

View all the sessions here


Rainmaker Awards 2021

9 September 2021 - The Midland, Manchester

The Rainmaker Awards returned for a seventh year in 2021 to celebrate the achievements of the North West’s corporate finance community. There is recognition for the leading individuals and teams and the best deals of the year. The awards were different because the shortlists and winners were chosen by the community. The shortlist was created at a judging day with more than 30 senior professionals and the winners were selected by 100 people voting, with each firm getting one vote.

View the winners and event gallery here.