Making moves: Scaling your business for future growth

Lockdown has fuelled a rise in start-ups – 315,000 new companies were incorporated in the UK between March & July 2020 – but how can these companies and those that are scaling up support the North’s and the UK’s economic recovery?

In the latest free webinar by in partnership with the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund we will look at the challenges that smaller businesses are facing and hear first hand from businesses who are on a growth trajectory.

The expert panel, which includes  Sarah Ellerby, CEO, Nova Pangaea and former professional pool player who has a track record of leading growth, and Pete Ahye the founder of vegan dessert company Freaks of Nature and CEO, Hexagon which supports companies looking to scale, will provide insights into how collaboration can help you scale quickly and effectively and share the lessons they’ve learnt along the way.

They will be joined by Asif Hamid MBE, chair of Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, Sue Barnard, North West senior manager at British Business Bank and Peter Treadwell, fund manager for NPIF Microfinance who will provide information about the support available to start-ups and scale ups.

The session  will also consider how the North’s entrepreneurial spirit is supporting the government’s levelling up agenda and how with the right moves it can help the country’s economic recovery from Covid-19.

The event is free to attend and will take place via Zoom at 10am on 17 March, simply register now.

The £500m Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund was established in 2017 with the ambition to transform the funding landscape across the North of England and help to create economic prosperity on par with London and the South East.

To date, NPIF has directly invested more than £233m, in deals that have attracted an additional £279m of investment from the private sector.

This is helping business owners that had previously been under-served by traditional lenders to expand, enter new markets and create thousands of new jobs.

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund is one of the partners for the upcoming virtual conference Invest North which will bring together business and policy leaders to set the agenda for what’s to come next for the North. Tickets for the event are now live, click here to order.