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Lord Bilimoria

Lord Bilimoria

Opening the event
10.30 - 23 October
Founder of Cobra Beer, Chancellor of the University of Birmingham, Vice President of CBI and the list goes on
Piers Linney
Keynote Speaker

Piers Linney

11.00 - 23 October
Entrepreneur and former
Dragon's Den investor
Peter Jones
Keynote Speaker

Peter Jones

13.30 - 24 October The Scale-Up Challenge
Dragon's Den style pitching competition
Lord Bilimoria

Camilla Ainsworth

16:00 - 23 October
Youngest finalist at BBC One's Apprentice and owner of M+LKPLUS

Who is this event for?


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A Business Leader, Entrepreneur or Company Director. I’m visiting to network, to learn strategies for growing my business and to meet vendors who can support me.

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A vendor of business services including finance, marketing, technology and business support. I am exhibiting to show how we can help businesses to grow.


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A recognised expert in business growth. I am attending to present strategies that can be deployed to support high growth and scaling up.

Scale up innovation

If your company is out of the start up stage and has been growing steadily, this is the place for you.

Hear success stories from the likes of Jamie Waller, how to build a business on trust by Trustpilot & much more as they go up on the stage, and mingle among tech giants like Google and Dell at the exhibition part.

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Business leaders

Every business leader or aspiring to be one should stop by here.

Get inspired with the best-selling author Melanie Eusebe on how to be the leader your scale up needs, or take part in a Dragon's Den style event with the Peter Jones Foundation.

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Marketing masters

Get your creative juices flowing, get new ideas and hear about proven tactics for reaching more customers.

Google, LinkedIn Facebook & many more will be taking the stage to share the secrets of generating greater revenue and maximising return.

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Funding experts

The what, where, how and when of getting investment.

Learn strategies to get investment-ready, explore which funding options would be right for your business, how to create that perfect pitch & much more.

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Start up accelerator

If you’re a founder of a start up, here you will be bombarded with information for fast growth.

Everything from developing a killer business plan, early stage finance, essentials of building a brand & much more.

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Personal investment

If you're looking to make new investments, this area of the festival will be full of financial planning and wealth management advice for a smarter, profitable and more secure future

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150+ expert speakers include

150+ exhibitors include

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Business owners, leaders & entrepreneurs


Exhibitors you actually want to meet


Networking group meet-ups

50+ networking sessions include

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100+ partners include

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The Fast Growth Report

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One of the best and fastest way to learn is from the experience of others. So who better to ask about fast business growth than those who have already achieved the objective. Download this free report for insights and advice to help your business grow faster.

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