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Festival of Enterprise

Festival Line-up

Festival of Enterprise is a new, completely free event by Business Growth Hub taking place on Wednesday 2nd March 2022 at KAMPUS in central Manchester, between 10am and 3pm.

It is aimed at start-ups, founders, entrepreneurs, side hustlers and everyone who needs some business inspiration and support!

The Main Stage features regional leaders, including Cllr Elise Wilson and Lou Cordwell OBE, discussions on topics including funding, branding, horizon scanning and PR, and the launch of the next Recipe4Success support programme. We’re delighted that hospitality heavyweights including Sacha Lord and Mary-Ellen Tague will be sharing their insights into the industry.

Outside, you can visit the Garden Stage for entertainment from Twisted Tubes, attend Meet the Founder sessions and peruse a phenomenal makers’ market. The vendors have all been supported by Business Growth Hub and include Gooey Cookies, Kiht Collective, The Bubble Panda Tea and Grandpa Greene’s.

And, of course, there will be chance to find out more about the support Business Growth Hub can offer your business. Just pop into the Hub @ Nell’s to get a taste of what’s available and have a chat with one of the advisors on site.

Scroll down to secure your free ticket, download the full line up and find out more about Recipe4Sucess.


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Who is the Festival of Enterprise created for? 

If your business is currently a dream that you wish to come to fruition, just starting out in the pre-start phases, or have started and want to grow further, then the Festival of Enterprise is for you. We’re looking for aspirational young businesses and business-people to help, nurture and develop. 

Essentially, the Festival of Enterprise is here to help you whatever business area you’re operating in or thinking of starting in. If you’re not sure that includes you, this includes retail, hospitality, food and drink, creatives, digital & technology and manufacturing.

We’re creating the perfect atmosphere to kickstart your business in a more relaxed, fun environment than that of a formal business conference. Not only that, our event will help you to access fully-funded support to grow your business.

What is our Recipe4Success programme?

As part of Festival of Enterprise we will be launching our next Recipe4Success programme.

If you’re a Greater Manchester-based SME food and drink business with the hunger to grow your business, this is the place for you.

We’re passionate about brilliant food and drink. Whether you’re a brewery, a bakery, a soft drink maker, an ice-cream expert or anything else in between, this is the programme for you. You may even be a restaurant, a deli or a cafe looking to commercialise a great product.

You’ll be in great company too. Previous programme graduates include Didsbury Gin, Zymurgorium, Raw Bake, Amal's Pantry and Four Sisters Distillery. And the end of the programme sees an amazing opportunity for you to pitch to buyers from hyperlocal and national chains.

What are you waiting for?

Don't miss out, register now

Kampus Manchester


Kampus is Manchester’s garden neighbourhood.

In the centre of the city. By the canal, near the station. Minutes from everything. With secret streets, gardens and terraces, and the best independent food and drink.

Where to find us: Aytoun St, Manchester M1 3GL

Contact: 0161 546 1350