Previous Events


June 2019 - Manchester Hall, Manchester

We were joined by special guests:

Kim Scott author of ‘Radical Candor’ who took questions from the room about how investors should use radical candor with their portfolio businesses.

Sarah Underwood from the University of Leeds talking about creating the UK’s first non-executive director training programme.

Stuart Thompson from Reorient Consulting and the Institute of Directors talking about the importance of diversity of boards.


February 2019 - Sedulo, Leeds

For our first event of 2019 we were joined by guest speakers:

Tom Riordon CEO of Leeds City Council opened the event and spoke about the amazing potential of the UK’s northern cities and what makes them such a great place to base an early stage business.

Zandra Moore from Pan Intelligence and Alex Sheppard from LIG Biowise talking about the challenges facing first time CEOs in understanding a complex investment landscape and getting support and advice from the fight people.


September 2018 - Manchester Technology Centre

The event was opened by special guest Lord Peter Mandelson who joined us to speak about the pioneering innovation coming from the UK’s northern cities and what an opportunity this is for the investment community outside London.