Archive for February 2011

Leeds Met Business Concept Competition

Thursday evening spent at Leeds Met at a networking event organised by students studying for an event management degree. They laid on an excellent evening which included the presentation of the Business Concept Competition award (I had the privelege and pleasure of making the presentation) and a talk by Ian Forshaw from Beach Break Live who has previously appeared and been successful on Dragons Den.

Great evening – thank you for the invitation and well done the under graduates for organising such a good event.

Business Link Yorkshire

Check out the ever expanding events programme which has been enhanced up until later this year.

We know that sadly the Business Link we know and have worked closely with over many years will come to an end this year and the future for all of the team is uncertain. Not a good time for them but their response has been brilliant with an increased number of events and a really positive outlook shown by all of the team who remain following recent redundancies.

We are delighted to have been awarded more events for this year – thank you Business Link, and we will work extremely hard to make sure that they are a great success meeting the needs of attendees.

Leeds Metropolitan University Annual Business Concept Competition

I had the privilege and pleasure of being one of three judges this week tasked with choosing a winner for this competition from four excellent short listed Businesses competing for a £1500 prize.

The standard was excellent and reminded me once again how many fantastic business ideas are being turned into Businesses by enthusiastic and hard working individuals and groups. We picked a winner after a great deal of deliberation and they will recieve their prize on the evening of 24th February.

Leeds Metropolitan University provides a tremendous Business start up programme and to meet and work with those involved is an absolute joy.