North West Region

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Regional Director

We have more than 150 Advisors available for clients

Meet some of our Advisors local to the North West Region below



Boardroom Advisor

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Boardroom Advisor

North West Region

Are you looking for part-time director level support for your business? Boardroom Advisors has a team of local advisors for businesses in the region including Manchester and Liverpool

As well as the team of local advisors, Boardroom Advisors has a national team of over 150 Advisors. All of our Advisors have experience on Boards and have scaled up business before, so can provide their expertise for whatever challenges you scale-up or SME might face.

Jo, Regional Director for Boardroom Advisors, will help connect you with the right support for your business. From Board Advisory through to CEOs with specialisations from Strategy to Sales, there’s an Advisor to suit you. You can find a full overview of our services here.

Introduction to the North West Region

  • The Economy – Manchester is the fastest growing British economy outside of London when affordability is taken into account with a GDP of £28 billion and home to over 2,000 foreign enterprises.
  • The Tram system in Manchester was the first of its type in UK
  • Manchester is the location chosen by Amazon as the home for its first Corporate office outside London
  • Home to Northern Powerhouse with a fund of over £400m of investment to boost SMEs
  • Liverpool is one of the most sought after areas of the UK to invest in with over £20 billion of investment opportunities. 
  • Manchester airport and Liverpool John Lennon airport makes the North West globally accessible via direct flights boosting business

The North West is home to over 7 million people and consists of five counties including Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside.

Manchester and Liverpool are cosmopolitan thriving cities of engineers, scientists, creatives, artists and industrialists. They attract the curious, the ambitious and the innovative. Manchester was recently revealed as the UK’s Top Digital Tech City.

Many business start-ups choose the North West because there is a great pool of talent already living, working and studying here. 

Although the region is dominated commercially by the cities of Manchester and Liverpool the area is surrounded by the beautiful countryside of Cheshire and Cumbria which attract millions of tourists to the area each year whilst the Golden Triangle of Alderley Edge, Wilmslow and Knutsford is home to millionaire footballers and celebrities.

Networking Events for MDs & CEOs

Business Advisors are proud to have attended North West events in the past and in the future as the world recovers from Covid. See the host’s  website on links below for latest information and to book your place.

Manchester Northern Business Expo (March)

The Northern Business Exhibition is held in Manchester every year and for thousands of business owners, directors, professionals, start up’s and entrepreneurs it is a proven, simple way to stay relevant, get connected and achieve more. It’s now the biggest business event in the North of England, so make sure you don’t miss out!

You’ll find easy steps to enhance and scale your business/career in the seminars and expert advice counters, pick up insider tips and motivation from the keynotes, master vital skills in the workshops, and make significant connections in the networking sessions. It’s held in March at Manchester Central, and is free to attend

Ted-x Manchester (March)

TED-x is a Global program of local, self organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience which started in America 30 years ago with past speakers including Bill Gates.

TED-X Manchester Focused on Insight & Inspiration at the Bridgewater Hall.

Chester Business Show (March)

Liverpool Biz Fair (May)

First held at Liverpool Town Hall in 2002, the event has also taken place at Liverpool Cathedral, before moving to its current home of Liverpool Football Club in 2012.

Whilst the main feature of the Fair is a business to business exhibition showcasing around 60-70 exhibitors, it is also a business support day with plenty of interesting business seminars as well as opportunities to network and obtain business advice from a variety of experts and professional bodies.

Digital Transformation Expo Manchester (September)

Digital Transformation EXPO Europe showcases the technologies that enable digital transformation, with a focus on the ones that your business needs right now – network infrastructure, cloud, cyber security and data analytics.

The event enables IT and business leaders, from businesses of all sizes, to improve operational efficiency, increase security, introduce smarter collaboration, accelerate the digital culture of their businesses and make faster, better-informed business decisions.

To meet booming demand for collaboration tools and unified communications (UC), we are co-locating DTX with UC EXPO, Europe’s most extensive UC event.

Lancashire Business Expo (September)

The Lancashire Business Expo features a wide range of businesses from both the private and public sectors, corporates and SMEs.

Expo North West (October)

The chance to attend keynote sessions from leading Lancashire figures who will be sharing their experience and knowledge to inspire you to develop your business.

Women in Business Expo North (November) Manchester

Women in Business Expo North is the no.1 free to attend business event for women in the UK. It is a clarion call to all women looking for new opportunities in business and work, coming to Manchester’s iconic venue, Manchester Central

Ted-x Liverpool (November)

TED-x is a Global program of local, self organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience which started in America 30 years ago with past speakers including Bill Gates.

TED-X Liverpool explored “A growth Mindset”

Organisations Supporting Businesses in the North West

North West Chamber of Commerce


Great Manchester Chamber of Commerce


Liverpool Chamber of Commerce



West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce

Manchester Tech Incubator



Business Growth Hub



Local Growth Hub Liverpool



Mercia Asset Management


UP Ventures Group





Northern Power Women