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Former banker turned award-winning entrepreneur Jenny Campbell will deliver a keynote address at this year’s Venturefest North West.

Organised by GC Business Growth Hub at Manchester Central on Wednesday 20 November, Venturefest North West is the region’s biggest annual innovation conference and exhibition. It returns to Manchester for its sixth year this autumn.

Boost; Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub, is regional partner to the event, which will welcome North West business owners, entrepreneurs and investors looking to grow and build their businesses, whether they are starting out, scaling up, or already well established.

Jenny’s keynote speech will focus on breathing fire into challenges and opportunities for businesses located across the North West. She joins a lineup that includes Nitin Rai, founder and managing director of Elevate Capital, based in Portland, Oregon, as well as business commentator and successful entrepreneur Professor Vikas Shah MBE.

Jenny said: “The North West is recognised around the world for its entrepreneurial spirit and I’m proud to have my roots in this bourgeoning region.

“Building and maintaining a business takes an incredible amount of energy, hard work and resilience. Even with the steeliest determination, running a business can be a lonely experience, which is why events like Venturefest are so important.

More than 1,100 delegates attended last year’s Venturefest North West, as GC Business Growth Hub, part of The Growth Company and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, joined forces with regional partners Cheshire & Warrington Growth Hub, Cumbria Growth Hub, Liverpool City Region’s Local Growth Hub, and Boost, Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub.

Andrew Leeming, Programme Manager at Boost, Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub, said:

“Venturefest North West has an excellent line-up of speakers and exhibitors. We are keen to encourage any company that can take some valuable time out of their business to attend this event, network and seek inspiration from their peers and colleagues in the business community.

“It’s important that Lancashire is seen and proudly represented at these regional showcases, we have so much to shout about.

He added: “Opportunities such as this one, where so many ambitious business owners and investors come together under one roof, are rare. This is a chance for Lancashire companies and businesspeople to showcase their unique strengths alongside the best the North West has to offer.”

To register your free place at Venturefest North West 2019 go to

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