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Business advisor has sights set on growing Northern tech businesses

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Nick Horrocks

Manchester-based X.0 Advisory is headed up by Nick Horrocks, a former Director at international technology advisory and investment firm, GP Bullhound where he was in charge of its Northern office, and Clearwater International Corporate Finance.

This year he made the decision to launch X.0 Advisory in Manchester after identifying the untapped potential for aspiring scale-up technology and digital businesses in the region to access crucial funding and investment.

Speaking about the launch of the business, Nick said: “Over the last five years, we’ve seen the north’s digital and technology scene grow phenomenally, as has interest from investors, particularly from China, the Middle East and North America. There have been a number of very high-profile business success stories and we are keen to build on the momentum that is growing in the region.”

Digital and technology businesses develop at such a speed that the ability to raise capital fast and efficiently is the absolute key to success. Entrepreneurs spin many plates and looking for capital can be time-consuming and distracts from day-to- day business operations.”

X.0 Advisory is working with early-stage technology companies looking to accelerate growth, both in the UK and overseas. It works with founders and management teams to secure the first significant fundraising, prepare for investment and plan for future growth.

Over the last three months Nick has been interviewing prominent businesspeople from the Northern tech community for a new podcast series called “My Digital Journey.”

The series explores how entrepreneurs have set up and grown their businesses, examines their fundraising experiences and how they have dealt with the challenges of a fast-changing market.

“Ambitious technology businesses across the north of England and Scotland need to be given better access to funding. We must work together to make sure that growth becomes a reality and that companies achieve their full potential.”