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Entrepreneurs of the North Will Host an Event in London to ‘Meet Growing Northern Business’

Active investors seeking to expand their portfolio are invited to attend an event hosted by Entrepreneurs of the North aimed at linking up ambitious and growing Northern businesses with South-based investors 

Entrepreneurs of the North Will Host an Event in London to ‘Meet Growing Northern Business’

In such occasion, organised by the Innovation SuperNetwork and supported by UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) and British Business Bank, will see a delegation of 30 ambitious Northern businesses visit London to deliver quick-fire pitches to investors. 

The event provides the opportunity for London-based investors proactively looking to diversify their portfolio to meet growing entrepreneurs that represent the best of the North’s high-potential businesses.  

The Bank of England is hosting the exciting event at its Threadneedle Street headquarters on Wednesday 21 February. Lea Paterson, the Bank of England’s Director of Independent Evaluation, will be one of the speakers at the event.

The 30 entrepreneurs, who cover a wide range of sectors, will each have one minute to pitch their business and funding requirements to potential investors. 

This will be followed by a networking drinks reception to allow investors to speak to businesses in more detail. 

Last year’s event attracted 75 investors ranging from angel investors interested in early stage ideas through to large international funds, and potential deals were identified for many of the companies. 

Rich McNally, Chief Research and Investment Officer at City of London-based Niche Invest, said: “We identified a couple of really interesting companies through the event that we wouldn’t otherwise have met. It’s a great format to see lots of Northern businesses in one afternoon.” 

The northern region plays a key role in the national and regional productivity, growth and innovation agenda. Entrepreneurs of the North allows the Innovation SuperNetwork and UKBAA to demonstrate the strength of the North and encourage investors to capitalise on the untapped resources within the region.  

Simon Green, CEO at the Innovation SuperNetwork, said: “Entrepreneurs of the North provides a unique platform for investors to come face-to-face with a large number of exciting businesses all in the space of one afternoon.  

“The North of England has a thriving business community with great potential waiting to be unlocked. We know from our work with the North East LEP over the past years that it can be difficult for northern businesses to raise the finance they need locally. This event offers the opportunity for growth plans to be realised by broadening access to finance to enable businesses to continue to develop within the North. 

“I’m really pleased that the Bank of England is hosting this event and helping to showcase the ambition and talent that we have in the North with a view to developing long-term, meaningful partnerships between local and national investors.” 

Entrepreneurs of the North takes place on Wednesday 21 February at the Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, London, EC2R 8AH, between 3pm and 6.30pm and is open only to active investors.

Hernaldo Turrillo
Hernaldo Turrillo is a writer and author specialised in innovation, AI, DLT, SMEs, trading, investing and new trends in technology and business. He has been working for ztudium group since 2017. He is the editor of openbusinesscouncil.org, tradersdna.com, hedgethink.com, and writes regularly for intelligenthq.com, socialmediacouncil.eu. Hernaldo was born in Spain and finally settled in London, United Kingdom, after a few years of personal growth. Hernaldo finished his Journalism bachelor degree in the University of Seville, Spain, and began working as reporter in the newspaper, Europa Sur, writing about Politics and Society. He also worked as community manager and marketing advisor in Los Barrios, Spain. Innovation, technology, politics and economy are his main interests, with special focus on new trends and ethical projects. He enjoys finding himself getting lost in words, explaining what he understands from the world and helping others. Besides a journalist, he is also a thinker and proactive in digital transformation strategies. Knowledge and ideas have no limits.

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