With Venturefest North West taking place on 13th September, we get to know the finalists of the Innovation Showcase a little better...
The Innovation Showcase highlights investment-ready firms who believe they have a product, service or commercial idea which could grow rapidly with the right support and funding. At Venturefest North West, they'll pitch for the title of overall winner - and be on hand to talk to other businesses, investors and mentors.
In the Innovative Established Business category, the finalists are:
Fulfilment Crowd – This Chorley-based firm provides fulfilment technology to help with the picking and packing of orders across the UK.
Telcom – This Manchester firm has developed Node, a secure, supplier agnostic telecommunications point of presence for buildings, giving the best connectivity solution for both landlords and tenants.
Whitham Mills Engineering – Based in Middleton, this manufacturing company has come up with a food waste tipping solution that uses a state-of-the-art hydraulic system to reduce cost and downtime.
Each award comes with thousands of pounds worth of business support for the winner, provided by organisers GC Business Growth Hub and its partners. The competition is one of the highlights of the Venturefest North West 2018 programme, sponsored by NatWest, Dehns, Manchester Metropolitan University and Pomegranate Consulting.
To see the full programme and register for the event and breakout sessions, go to www.venturefestnorthwest.com.
Venturefest North West 2018 and the Innovation Showcase competition are both being run by GC Business Growth Hub. These and other GC Business Growth Hub projects are part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the GM Business Growth Hub project designed to help ambitious SME businesses achieve growth and increase employment in Greater Manchester. Businesses looking to access specialist support can visit www.businessgrowthhub.com for more information about the organisation’s extensive range of services.
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