Venue – KPMG Manchester, 1 St Peter’s Square M2 3AE

Friday 17th May 2024

8-10am (networking from 7.30am)

Greater Manchester’s business sector is booming.

The size and scale was evidenced by publication of BusinessCloud’s inaugural ‘GM 125 Rising Stars of Business’ list, run in association with GM Business Growth Hub.

Such was the response, the list had to be increased from the original target of 100 firms and there were still enough exciting companies to create a separate ‘Ones to Watch’ list of 30 up-and-coming businesses.

The lists showcase companies from Greater Manchester’s 10 local authority areas across four key sectors: GreenTech; digital, creative and tech; advanced manufacturing and materials; and life sciences.

To celebrate publication of both lists, a special launch event will be held in KPMG’s Manchester office, where several of the featured companies will share their stories.

The launch will be followed by a series of sector-specific roundtables across the region.

Confirmed speakers

• Ed Thompson, CTO & co-founder, Matillion
• Janine Smith, director, GM Business Growth Hub
• Sean Brown, CEO & founder, Versori
• Dr Vivek Koncherry, CEO, Graphene Innovations Manchester
• Gareth Langley, CEO, Piing
• Eleanor Harry, CEO, HACE: Data Changing Child Labour
• Somayeh Taheri, CEO, Urban Chain
• Gary Brandwood, MD, Perfect Sense Energy
• Patrick Smith, founder, Zally
• Holly Holland, co-founder, Financielle
• Mark Tibbenham, ex-chairman & MD, GJD Manufacturing / local innovation connector, GM Business Growth Hub
• Tom Pickersgill, CEO, Deploi

The event is now sold out