The Enterprise Theatre, sponsored by GP Bullhound, featured some of the UK’s leading Tech businesses.

Take a look at this year’s programme below with details on each speaker and the synopsis of their talk.

Day One Agenda Day Two Agenda

Day One

Time Agenda
10:00 – 10:30 Technology Predictions 2019

Presented by Evgeny Yakovlev, Analyst, GP Bullhound

Technology’s transformative effect has touched every corner of today’s world. Its commercial, social and political impact has been unprecedented.

10:40 – 11:25 Panel: “Scaling up in the North”

Chair: Tom Cheesewright
Panelist 1: Manoj Ranaweera, Founder & CEO, Techcelerate
Panelist 2: Alexandra Morris, Managing Director, MakeUrMove
Panelist 3: Aine McTiernan, Scale Programme Lead, PwC

Is your business looking to achieve high levels of growth? This expert panel will discuss the opportunities, support available and pitfalls to watch out for as you look to scale your business and take on the world!

11:35 – 12:05 Why IPO your business?

Presented by Michael Taylor, Senior Equity Capital Markets Adviser, Berenberg with panelists: Chris Bowman, Head of UK ECM & Corporate Broking, Berenberg and Bod Buckby, Head of Primary Markets North, London Stock Exchange

12:10 – 12:40 The Power of Apprenticeships in Tech

Presented by Andy Wiles, Director, Pareto Law

Apprenticeships are now 95% government funded and geared to the commercial needs of businesses. Learn how technical and sales apprenticeships are a key lever for business growth.

14:00 – 14:30 Series A to Private Equity

A CEO Perspective, presented by Martin Balaam, CEO, Pimberly

14:40 – 15:10 Valuing your IP

Presented by Mike Williams, Partner, Marks & Clerk


Day Two

Session Agenda
10:00 – 10:30 Titans of Tech – Europe’s billion-dollar companies

Presented by Hugh Campbell, Managing Partner, GP Bullhound

The UK is leading the way and the North is a significant contributor to European tech growth.

10:40 – 11:15 The Journey of an Entrepreneur

Fireside chat Interview with Charles Sharland, Founder of Vistorm & Appsense, interviewed by tech journalist, Martin Bryant

11:25 – 11:55 The Power of Three

Presented by Jon Evans, Executive Vice President, iPortalis

12:05 – 12:35 Private Equity vs Public Markets – a CEO’s view

Presented by Michael Taylor, Senior Equity Capital Markets Adviser, Berenberg with panelist: Simon Cooper, CEO, On The Beach

14:00 – 14:30 Celerity, Northern Tech Awards Fastest Growing Larger Company

Fireside Chat with Craig Aston, COO, Celerity, interviewed by Martin Bryant.

14:40 – 15:10 How to Build a High Performance Sales Team

Presented by Bryn Thompson, Director, Pareto Law

Discover how to future-proof your sales growth by creating a high motivation culture and leveraging the power of professional development.