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Open to start-up and established businesses from across the North West, the Innovation Showcase Competition offers excellent profile-raising opportunities, and ultimately the platform for finalists to pitch to an audience of potential investors at #VFNW19.

There are four categories to enter - Product Innovation, Service Innovation, Digital Innovation, and Innovative Established Business - as well as an Overall Winner and Audience Prize.

Winners of each will receive a package of business support provided by partners of GC Business Growth Hub, while all applicants will be able to benefit from specialist business advice as part of the competition process. 

The competition is open from 29 April to 8 July. Complete the form below to enter.

For more information download the Applicant's Pack.


“Reach and Rescue benefitted tremendously from winning the Innovation Showcase Competition. First, it has confirmed that we’re growing the business the right way. Then there’s the PR we received, which was fantastic and definitely raised awareness of our products. And it also had a huge impact on our team – it still gives us a proud feeling to say ‘we are an award-winning company’ and to know the hard work has paid off.”

Jo Taylor, director at Reach and Rescue (2018 winners)

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