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In the past fortnight, nine more companies have signed up to exhibit at ProlificNorthLive taking the total number of companies to over 80.

The latest to book their place at PNL are MMU, the University of Salford, Chapel Press, Future Flowers, Click Consult, twentysix, Signature Outdoor, Better Placed and Motionlab.

We are now ahead of our launch target for the ground-breaking expo, which will be the biggest ever media, marketing and creative industries event to be staged outside London.

Our four Event Partners for the ground-breaking expo, which takes place at Emirates Old Trafford on February 2, 2016, are Smoking Gun PR, A&P, mclcreate and Steamhaus.

Alongside the expo there is a full day conference and dozens of workshops, tech and financing sessions, complemented by a full visual programme taking place in the 100-seat mobile cinema. Attendance at these keynotes and the rest of the expo is free and you can register here.

PNL mobile cinemaThe full and current list of exhibitors can be found here.

And in a new development for the Expo, we have also responded to market feedback with the introduction of a dedicated Education Pavilion on the third floor of the Point at LCCC.

MMU and the University of Salford have signed up to exhibit in the Education Pavilion and we are in discussions with several other HE bodies, training companies, people development organisations and companies seeking to supply education and engagement services to the owners of hundreds of creative companies who will be attending ProlificNorthLive. As far as we know, there is no other event in the North which will specifically address the employers of creative industries companies rather than the graduates themselves.

To find out how your business can get involved, please contact Dunstan Carter on 07940 423202 or by emailing

The latest companies to sign up as exhibitors span a variety of sectors – below is a bit more information on each of them.

MMU has established a reputation in the North and across the UK as one the UK’s leading HE institutions with a clear focus and intent to work with the creative industries. MMU, through the Education Pavilion at ProlificNorthLive, would like to help businesses in the creative industries to innovate and grow by accessing its expertise in the following areas:

– Research & Consultancy
– Training & Professional Development
– Support for small business
– Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
– Work-ready Graduates
– Specialist facilities

University of Salford. Businesses often have innovative ideas but also often lack the internal expertise or funding to make it happen. The University of Salford Partnerships Office has an outstanding record in helping achieving innovation, enterprise and skills, helping companies reap the rewards that a longer-term investment in Knowledge Transfer can offer.

Established in 2005, the Partnerships Office is the focal point for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) development and support activity, combined with continued internal and external promotion has resulted in the profile and success of KTP being significantly raised across the University.

Click Consult is a multi-award-winning search marketing agency that has been specialising in organic search (SEO) and paid search (PPC) since 2003. Alongside search marketing, its service offer encompasses inbound marketing, social media, conversion rate optimisation, display advertising and online reputation management. The company is a certified Google Partner and employs Bing Ads Accredited Professionals.

Click’s team works with brands & SMEs that want a tangible, measurable return from their online budget through bespoke search marketing solutions. The agency’s clients operate within a diverse range of competitive verticals including insurance, legal, pharmaceuticals, retail, charity, fashion, travel and many more.

Future Flowers, a strategic marketing consultancy, was established in 2008 and the company has since enjoyed growth every year, even through the downturn. The consultancy’s bedrock of experience was forged in product development for high-street banks and payment brands, all household names – markets with very low consumer engagement and very high levels of product regulation. And Future Flowers has helped to deliver for clients in these markets in the UK and across Europe.

Where some people see market obstacles, Future Flowers sees springboards for growth.

Chapel Press has been providing Print for over 32 years and its experience in the industry has enabled the company to be able to respond effectively and commercially to the changing needs of its customers. Investing in highly skilled people and the latest technology has ensured that the entire production process, from estimating and order placing to proofing and approvals, is as efficient as possible. This investment and commitment to customer service, has firmly established Chapel Press as one of the leading printing production centres in the North.

Chapel Press is retained by large multinationals companies and local Northern businesses alike, for delivering results, on time for all of their printing and marketing needs.

twentysix is an interactive, digital and marketing company. The company is headquartered in Leeds and has three further offices in London, New York and Singapore. Millions of people work, play, talk, read, watch, listen, buy and sell online, the skill is in knowing what it takes to grab their attention while they do it. Life Online is about turning that moment into a connection.

Motionlab has been delivering creative, digital and marketing services since 2014, helping to transform businesses and brands with a collaborative and analytical approach to strategy, creative and marketing. Today Motionlab, having outgrown three previous offices, has its own purpose-built ‘Lab’ just off the M6 in Preston, where 36 – and more shortly – talented individuals are based.

Better Placed specialises in recruiting for Marketing, Agency and Digital jobs across the North and the UK form its key operations in Leeds, Manchester and London. Better Placed has been placing candidates with some of the UK’s biggest brands since it was established in 2001.

Better Placed will be welcoming attendees to ProlificNorthLive with a dedicated networking and break-out area on the first floor of the Point where complimentary Broderick’s coffee will also be served: the Better Placed Club Lounge.

Signature Outdoor is a premium out of home media owner operating exclusively in Birmingham and Manchester and is the commercial advertising partner for Birmingham City Council and Manchester City Council.

In August 2014 the company was acquired by Ocean Outdoor and enhanced further through the acquisition of MediaCo, which has resulted in Signature’s portfolio increasing significantly to over 110 digital and backlight locations, offering an unrivalled opportunity for advertisers in two of the UK’s most important cities.