The bounce back in the North West’s tech sector will be discussed at an exclusive event next month.

Damian Hanson, co-founder and director of Mission Labs, James Wilkinson, co-founder and CEO of Zuto, Mark Hartley, CEO and founder of BankiFi, and Amelia Bampton, regional director of Codurance, have confirmed as speakers for the latest Robert Walters business growth forum.

Robert Walters’ new office at No.1 Spinningfields, 1 Hardman Street, will host the exclusive discussion on Friday, October 1st between 8-9.30am.


Manchester is the fastest growing tech city in Europe with record levels of investment and a thriving ecosystem of start-ups, scale-ups and unicorns.

Manchester and the North West’s tech sector is booming with record levels of investment and valuations sparking a surge in recruitment.

Zuto, Mission Labs, Codurance and BankiFi have all unveiled ambitious growth plans despite the pandemic and will be sharing their experiences at the event which will be hosted by award-winning journalist and BusinessCloud’s executive editor Chris Maguire.

Since January 2021, Manchester-based car finance company Zuto has hired more than 150 new staff and has plans to hire a further 100 by the end of the year to meet growing demand.

Earlier this year cloud telephony firm Mission Labs announced plans to double its headcount over the next 12 months to over 200 employees and revealed they’d taken on new headquarters at Arbeta, in Manchester.

Manchester-based FinTech BankiFi, which specialises in payment processing and financial administration services for SMEs, has raised £2.2 million in funding. 

Software consultancy Codurance has made a cluster of hires in Manchester and supports a stellar line-up of clients including ASOS, Santander and Cazoo, the UK’s fastest growing unicorn.

Spaces are strictly limited but to register, head here.