Northernlands 4 was a special 2-day ONLINE event that built on the success of the previous Northernlands events whilst exploring new topics and challenges that have risen from the pandemic.


  • Pete Mills

    Executive Director, Crysp

    I am a people-focused leader having grown entrepreneurial & mission-led businesses over the last 10 years. I consider myself very fortunate to have been trusted by owners and decision-makers to lead transformation projects in their businesses across a whole spectrum of size, sector and location which has given me a phenomenal network to continue building, growing and nurturing the businesses I am involved with. 

    From working with entrepreneurs setting out with a bootstrapped product, with only sheer belief & willpower in the bank account that their concepts will work. Right the way through to the other end with multinational corporations using similar principles of start-up to launch new products and services or to transform and scale up existing ones. The experience has been rich and varied. What I have learnt along the way has been invaluable but the core principle is that it is all about people. You can have the best idea in the world but you need the right team to make things happen inside your business.

    Always happy to have a coffee to share my experience and talk about new opportunities.


Nothernlands 4 is a collaboration between Open Innovations and The Kingdom of the Netherlands, the start of activity to create, support, and amplify the cultural links between The Netherlands and the North of England. It is with their generous and vigourous support, and the support of other energetic organisations, that Northernlands can be delivered.

  • Kingdom of the Netherlands

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