Posted on December 23, 2016 by staff

BusinessCloud set for sparkling start to 2017


It has been an amazing 2016 for BusinessCloud dominated by packed-out events, vibrant magazines and viral campaigns.

And 2017 promises to continue the journey.

The nation’s newest tech magazine began life only nine months ago yet in that time has hosted 35 events including three major conferences.

Alongside a high-profile presence at the International Festival for Business and a succession of talked-about breakfast events, the team held a multitude of tech roundtables in Manchester, Lancashire, Leeds, Newcastle and Birmingham.

The year culminated with the ‘Changing Healthcare through Technology’ conference and exhibition which attracted 130 delegates to Chorley, Lancashire.

The 2017 calendar kicks off with January roundtable discussions around the importance of office space to tech companies, to be held in Manchester in association with GL Hearn, and the South-west tech sector, to be hosted by KPMG in Bristol.

The first event open to delegates will be a joint venture with Business Growth Hub at lunchtime on January 27th highlighting the new kids on the block of Manchester’s tech scene.

A panel of tech entrepreneurs will be joined by industry experts at a February 17th breakfast event to look at what the future holds for Manchester’s technology sector, followed by a private roundtable on the subject.

Outgoing Manchester City Council chief executive Sir Howard Bernstein and OBI Property co-founder Will Lewis will join us on February 20th for the first in a series of ‘Property hotseat’ events held in association with property disrupter Watch This Space at its new city centre co-working offices in 31-33 Princess Street. Spaces are limited.

We will then look at how technology is revolutionising the manufacturing industry at a March 7th breakfast event, with a following roundtable set to build on the findings.

Finally on March 23rd we’ll be looking at how tech is changing the face of PR and marketing.

If you are keen to explore event opportunities with BusinessCloud, drop the editor Chris Maguire a line at [email protected] or call him on 0161 2157144.

Amongst the features in our four 2016 magazines was a profiling of 100 female tech role models, which more than a million people saw on Twitter when we published it online.

Website traffic grew almost 1,000 per cent between April and November, with around 10,000 unique users now visiting the site each month.

There will be more cutting-edge tech and exclusive interviews in our quarterly publication and on our website, which is being redesigned, next year.