Panel to support the next generation

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SENIOR figures from the South Yorkshire region make up a business advisory panel launched by Sheffield’s Meadowhall shopping centre.

The goal of the Meadowhall Business Advisors Panel is to support the next generation of business talent.

The panel includes: Meadowhall centre director, Darren Pearce; managing director of financial planning firm Future Life Wealth Management, Jillian Thomas; commercial director of IT and telecoms service provider Highlander, Chris Muscroft; business adviser at enterprise support organisation SENTA, Steve Annakin; and Jon Wall, co-owner and marketing director of contact centre brand Voice.

The panel will be hosting a series of business advice forums for budding entrepreneurs and business owners chaired by Mr Pearce.

He said: “The Meadowhall Business Advisors Panel is the first of its kind for the centre, and through the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce we have called upon a fantastic board of directors to take part. As representatives of successful businesses it is important that we support the next generation of entrepreneurs: these individuals will be responsible for creating future wealth and growth in our region.”

Businesses from any sector seeking support from the Meadowhall Business Advisors Panel are being asked to submit their questions, ideas, and pitches for support and feedback by August 31 to BusinessIdeas@mkthingshappen.co.uk.

The candidate with the most marketable business plan as regarded by the ‘Meadowhall Dragons’ will be offered ongoing business support by the business panel and the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry.