MADE festival aims to attract 3,000 delegates

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MORE than 3,000 delegates are expected to attend a Yorkshire conference later this year which aims to provide mentoring and inspiration for small businesses.

A host of big names have signed up to attend the ‘MADE: The Entrepreneur Festival

2014’ in Sheffield, which is being held on Wednesday September 24 and Thursday September 25. Top entrepreneurs will provide advice to business leaders who want to emulate their success. The speakers will include Michelle Mone, the Scottish model turned lingerie entrepreneur, who launched and owns the successful Ultimo bra range.

Also on the speaker list is Doug Richard, the software businessman, and former Dragon from Dragons’ Den. MADE delegates will also enjoy a presentation from self-improvement expert Paul McKenna.

Brendan Moffett, director of Marketing Sheffield, said: “MADE is the UK’s biggest and best celebration of entrepreneurship and this line up of top speakers will make it a valuable, must-attend event for new businesses. We hope to attract more than 3,000 entrepreneurs, business owners and managers to Sheffield for a host of engaging conference sessions, events and exhibitions, providing the best advice, knowledge and support to accelerate business growth. Since it was established in 2010, MADE has become a major event for entrepreneurs, attracting leaders from business, Government and the media.”

The series of events is being organised by business services provider BE Group, under licence from Sheffield City Council, with Irwin Mitchell, Sheffield Hallam University, the University of Sheffield and Sheffield College all on board as festival partners.