Are you future-proofing your business by investing in your most valuable asset?

Northern Business Growth Event

We know that the world has changed, and so has your business. There may be no going back to normal. But the future is about defining the way ahead and learning from the lessons of the past. Many business leaders are considering the future and asking themselves, What now?

Exiting the EU, the global pandemic, the increasing focus on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), improvements in technology and shifting political power — all these factors will drive the need for businesses to become more adaptable, more agile, and more resilient to dramatic change. The way that we organise, deploy, engage and hold accountable our most important resource — our people — will be critical to the success of our businesses.


The sessions will be facilitated by experienced HR Directors, including:

Jim Lister – Regional Director Yorkshire

Debra Lee – Regional Director North West

Janet Wilkinson – HR Director

Gill Watcham – HR Director


Now you’re probably wondering, OK that sounds great, but what EXACTLY will I get out of attending?

It’s often difficult to know where to start in identifying how to approach this topic and produce tangible action plans and solutions. Especially since all businesses differ in their size, governance, and available resources. But our questions will help you find your own bespoke flight path for your business. We’ll support you in reflecting honestly on your business and identifying key essential areas for success.

Through a series of Action Learning sets, we will help you to gain clarity on the issues surrounding:

  • You
  • Your business
  • Your leadership team
  • Your employees

Who should attend?

Growth-minded, ambitious CEOs, Managing Directors, owners and key decision-makers of mid-market businesses.


The Marketing Centre has a mission; provide small and mid-size businesses access to Marketing Directors with a proven track record of delivering significant impact. Giving you in-house access to the knowledge, passion and experience required to build and develop your company at a seniority level you could never afford full-time. Our stringent selection process means we only select the best Marketing Directors – to ensure that you get the best.



Freeman Clarke is the UK largest and most experienced team of fractional IT directors. We are more than interims, consultants or freelancers. We are impartial IT directors, CIOs and CTOs who can become a part-time, long-term member of your senior team at a fraction of the cost of a full-timer. We create, support and deliver tech strategies that accelerate your business growth. One of our Board-level IT experts can join your senior team to oversee digital innovation, systems and infrastructure. This produces results.



People Puzzles have decades of expertise in managing people. Our diverse team have seen (nearly) everything before. We regularly peer-check each other’s work to ensure quality, with regular training and professional development to stay up to date and on the ball.

People Puzzles are proud to be an HR consultancy that does things differently. External and objective, our specialists contribute expertise and a ‘big picture’ perspective to help your business grow. If you’re looking for a part-time HR director to come aboard and help to transform your business, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.



Kiss the Fish’s team of sales experts bring their knowledge and experience to create the business impact you need to scale your business. Everything we believe in and do at KTF reflects this truism about human interaction.

Kiss the Fish Sales Directors are of a high caliber with a proven track record of transformation through their leadership. All are board experienced and they know how to grow sales revenues. By engaging with KTF you can have all that such a professional strategic Sales Director offers without any risk of a long term contract and for as little as £2K per month.


The original concept for The FD Centre was to provide the skill sets of experienced Finance Directors of large corporations to the small and medium sized enterprise (SME) sector, allowing smaller organisations to benefit from the expertise of a highly experienced Financial Director without incurring the expense of hiring someone full-time.

The part-time FD concept caught on quickly and the business has grown rapidly on a national scale. Over the last 15 years The FD Centre has become the largest and most respected provider of part-time Finance Director services in the UK.

The FD Centre has now expanded across the world to be the Global No.1 provider of part-time FD and CFO services.



Your Right Hand Finance Team give business owners peace of mind that their accounting is being done properly and efficiently at a fraction of the cost of a full time financial manager. We allow you to gain clarity around your financial position today and visibility of what’s coming around the corner, allowing you to make well informed and confident business decisions that result in more cash, more profit and more time to devote to looking at the bigger picture!



My Inhouse Lawyer are a combination of individual & team talent, legal tech and specialist lawyers that deliver the best outcomes for your business – swiftly and cost effectively and as if we were one of your own team. It’s what we do every day for hundreds of business like yours.


Frequently asked questions

Where does the event take place?

Our free virtual events are hosted on Eventbrite

Do I need to register?

Yes, registration is required. Spaces are limited and registration is required to access the Eventbrite event.

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