Leeds Enterprise Network to host business-focussed event
The session, which will include inspirational talks, networking opportunities and a complimentary buffet, will take place at the Rose Bowl from 5.30pm-7.30pm on Wednesday 5 March. Places can be booked online at http://www.leedsenterprisenetwork.com/.
Speakers include entrepreneur Nicola Greenan, who heads up the Seacroft-based community enterprise, the LS14 Trust, which has more than 1000 members and five staff offering a range of services to support local community activity.
Chief Executive of the Leeds Community Foundation, Sally-Anne Greenfield, will also be giving a talk. As the city's largest independent grant-maker which currently invests approximately £3m a year in local charities and social enterprises, the Foundation manages a number of schemes that encourage enterprise and innovation including the Yorkshire Venture Philanthropy Fund and the Ideas that Change Lives programme. Sally-Anne will be sharing her thoughts about the growth of social enterprise and where she thinks it is going in the future, as well as providing further information about support that is available from the Foundation.
The final speaker will be social entrepreneur, Nickala Torkington. As Partnership Support Manager at UnLtd, the leading providers of support to social entrepreneurs in the UK, Nickala has spent the last 12 years developing infrastructure, organisations and enterprises where social entrepreneurs can thrive.
The recently launched Enterprise Academy at Leeds Metropolitan University, one of the partners in the network, is designed to support the innovation and entrepreneurial development of students, staff and businesses. The Network provides an opportunity to hear inspirational speakers, meet successful entrepreneurs and make new business contacts over a complimentary buffet. The Network is a collaborative partnership between the business support services at Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds City College and the University of Leeds.