Venturefest North West 2019 broke all records, with 1,150 ambitious business leaders coming together to collaborate, network, exhibit and gain knowledge from some of the finest business minds.
Former BBC Dragons Den judge Jenny Campbell, Founder & CEO of YourCash Europe delivered the day's headline speech.
Jenny talked about her extensive business career, how she has both challenged and been challenged by her leadership roles in the banking sector, and her time on the Dragons' Den panel.
Earlier in the day, Founder & Managing Director of US-based Elevate Capital, Nitin Rai, discussed his background and the importance of investing in businesses led by women and minority ethnic groups.
A packed #VFNW19 conference programme also saw a speech delivered by Nine Lives Media Founder Cat Lewis about her business journey in broadcast television.
Daresbury-based NGPod won the final of the Innovation Showcase Competition, with Dicey Tech receiving the Audience Award.
NGPod also took away the Production Innovation Award. Other winners included Dream Agility (Digital Innovation Award), Alison Handling Services (Most Innovative Established Business), and Dicey Tech who also won the Service Innovation Award. These businesses will also receive business support packages.