The ability to innovate is an essential lynchpin for growing businesses, and the brand new Greater Manchester Innovation 100, following hot on the heels of Venturefest 2017, will recognise those who are investing in innovation to create value in their firms.
Innovation doesn’t need to be, and often isn’t, creating something new that doesn’t already exist. Especially in growing firms, it can be about adapting or amending existing solutions to create something new.
It can be in the products, services or solutions that you've taken to market or developed for your customers. Equally, it can be the way you run your own business; the processes and systems you've created or adapted which make you different.
And given the wealth of ambitious and talented businesses in Greater Manchester, here at BQ we’re delighted to launch the Innovation 100 Greater Manchester – a new way to raise the profile of some of the most innovative businesses in the area – in conjunction with the Business Growth Hub, part of The Growth Company.
Over the coming months we’re challenging businesses like yours to enter the first ever Innovation 100 with a campaign culminating in 100 Greater Manchester businesses being featured in a special printed report published this December.
BQ’s Bryan Hoare said: “Businesses can be quiet innovators, and we’re challenging them to really come and shout about what they are doing differently that makes them truly unique in Greater Manchester.”
Chris Greenhalgh, head of Innovation at Business Growth Hub, said: “‘The annual Venturefest Manchester competition has provided a great platform to showcase some of the most innovative businesses in Greater Manchester, but we don’t want to stop there.
“Innovation 100 will enable us to raise the profile of even more businesses in Greater Manchester, across the UK, and even further afield.”
Across Greater Manchester, businesses in life sciences, digital technology manufacturing, low carbon goods and services, and many more areas are playing a lead role in innovation, addressing new market opportunities every day.
Are you part of Greater Manchester’s innovative revolution? If so, now’s your chance to be profiled as one of the 100 most innovative companies in the area. Nominations are now open for the Greater Manchester Innovation 100 – simply enter now for free here and you could be part of this exciting new campaign and share your story across Manchester, the UK and further afield.