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Hosted by GM Business Growth Hub and presented by its successful EnterprisingYou programme, Festival of Enterprise is a celebration of self-employment and entrepreneurship, proudly highlighting Greater Manchester as the ultimate destination for launching and expanding your business.

This is a completely free event aimed at start-ups, founders, entrepreneurs, side hustlers, and anyone seeking business inspiration and support. Don't miss out on this golden opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals in a relaxed, enjoyable setting that diverges from the formalities of traditional business events.

Prepare for an immersive experience featuring a diverse lineup of inspirational speakers (stay tuned for the full reveal coming soon!), networking opportunities, live music and an array of vendors and stalls showcasing innovative products and services in a unique festival atmosphere.

But that's not all! Attendees will gain insights into the fully-funded support available to fuel the growth of their businesses.

To keep the energy flowing, enjoy complimentary tea and coffee and savour a diverse range of street food options available for purchase throughout the day.


Market traders, designers, caterers, photographers, brewers, artists, and more. These are the people who breathe life into our communities, boost economic growth, and create real opportunities for local people. They deserve investment of time, funds, and support to unleash the potential of their businesses and, in turn, drive the value of our shared economy.

EnterprisingYou is a program delivered by GM Business Growth hub, tailored to support those with a budding business idea, those ready to start a business and established self-employed individuals, freelancers and gig economy workers in Greater Manchester.

The program helps individuals make a smooth transition into self-employment, start a new venture, or discover their existing business’s growth potential.

New Century is a unique venue located in the heart of Manchester's NOMA district and hosts an eclectic programme of events.

Situated a stone's throw away from the Shudehill Bus and Tram stop, as well as Manchester Victoria Train station.

Easily accessible by all public transport and walking distance from Manchester Piccadilly, Oxford Road, Salford Central, and Deansgate train stations.

Venue address: 34 Hanover St, Manchester, M4 4AH

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