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Chair revealed for ‘Leadership and Culture’ roundtable at next month’s Northern Growth Forum


The Northern Growth Forum, a half-day conference looking at how to grow businesses in the North for senior leaders, is now less than a month away.

In the run-up to the event, taking place at Alliance Manchester Business School on November 21st, we’ll be taking a closer look at the topics that are going to be covered at the roundtables on the day.

Applications are still open if you would like to attend the Northern Growth Forum, which will be a perfect opportunity to learn from peers and experts through multiple roundtable discussions.

The event is specifically for senior business leaders and decision-makers from companies who are interested in how best to improve the range of their practices and learn industry knowledge from others. 

One of the roundtables on the day will seek to explore the best methods for leaders to create a successful culture in their business.

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Leadership & Culture

Chair: Simone Roche, CEO & Founder of Northern Power Women

About: Simone founded Northern Power Women four years ago as a campaign to accelerate gender equality from the North of England. NPW is passionate about amplifying and showcasing role models from all genders, sectors, regions and socio-economic backgrounds. 

Simone Roche, CEO & Founder of Northern Power Women

The discussion will cover, amongst other things, topics such as hot-desking, perk-chasing, flexi-time and how employees have vastly different expectations from those of a decade ago. 

We’ll cover whether there’s such a thing as an optimal boss or a preferred culture, and how companies can derive instant returns from subtle culture tweaks.

Simone said: “I am delighted to be part of the Northern Growth Forum discussing growth and key business issues with other businesses and entrepreneurial leaders from around the North.”

“Discussions such as at the Northern Growth Forum event around Leadership & Culture highlights the importance of have a diverse and inclusive workplace and culture to aid business growth and benefits.”


Every attendee is given the chance to take part in two of the roundtables outlined below, and you can select your preferences in the form on this page.

Timings for the Northern Growth Forum

8:45AM – Registration & Welcome
9:15AM – First set of roundtables
10:00AM – Coffee
10:30AM – Speaker
10:45AM – Second set of roundtables
11:30AM – Speaker
12:15PM – Lunch and panel discussion

NGF is held in association with:

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