Seminar is tailor-made for city entrepreneurs

Vince Cable (L) and Peter Jones CBE (R) at the National Enterprise Academy in Sheffield
Vince Cable (L) and Peter Jones CBE (R) at the National Enterprise Academy in Sheffield

Businesses from across the Sheffield City Region are being urged to attend one of the biggest corporate events of the year.

Sheffield Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with Creativesheffield to offer members a special Early Bird ticket offer for the ‘How to make your company more entrepreneurial’ event, which is one of a series of seminars as part of the MADE Entrepreneurs Festival.

Sheffield will play host, for the second year running, to MADE and the four-day event (September 21-24) is quickly becoming the country’s premier entrepreneur festival.

A host of events are taking place, with guest speakers including Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for business, innovation and skills, Mark Prisk MP, minister of state for business and enterprise, Dragon Dens’ star Peter Jones and former BBC Apprentice star Claire Young.

Richard Wright, executive director of Sheffield Chamber, said: “This city region, which invented stainless steel, can point to many more areas of entrepreneurism and enterprise.

“To become known as the city that runs the national entrepreneur’s festival will be terrific profile and really encourage even better things in the future.

“We want businesses in this city to be a part of it and take up this offer. It is at the bottom of business cycles that real leaders grab the opportunities.

“In this difficult economic and business environment we believe this is the time to grab the agenda that will position the city into the future.”

The MADE Festival is the first of a number of business events in the city where the Sheffield Chamber will be working closely with Creativesheffield in the coming years.

Richard added: “The Chamber is fully committed to working in partnership with Creativesheffield and between us we are developing a strategic events programme for the city that really encourages business growth, over the next five years.

“The programme will include events such as the Global Manufacturing Festival and the annual Sheffield Business Awards, as well as MADE The Entrepreneur Festival.”

The ‘How to make your company more entrepreneurial’ se=minar is part of the Accelerate@MADE activity on Friday, September 23.

It is available to Chamber members for £49 until the end of August (normal price £99).

To take advantage of this offer, book through the Chamber’s Jenna Selwood on jenna.selwood@scci.org.uk indicating how many tickets are required.

For more information about MADE, visit www.madefestival.com.