An update on Enterprise events from Sally Wright, Business and Enterprise:
Hope you’ve had a brilliant summer! We’re just about to start the new academic year filled with plenty of enterprise events – we’d love it if you could join us. All of our Enterprise Thursdays events are free and open to all students, staff, alumni and the local business community. They will feature a speaker and some networking over refreshments kindly sponsored by Harveys Brewery, Forfars Bakery & Barefoot Wine. Register for the events on the Enterprise website.
All events take place at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) on the Sussex campus, from 17.30, with the talks beginning at 18.00. The evenings usually wrap up around 19.30-20.00. Here are links to the campus map and directions to get to the campus.
Here’s what we have coming up
- Thursday 7th October, Enterprise Thursday Taster Session featuring Rory Payne from Cocoa Loco, www.cocoaloco.co.uk, “Going Cocoa Loco: My Recipe for Success“, Rory will be talking about the highs and lows of spending his life “up to his arms in chocolate”
This event will be a slightly shorter event than usual, and is designed to give our freshers a taster of what we’re all about. We’d love to get some of the external business community, staff and alumni along, so please feel free to join us and mingle with our students.
- Thursday 28th October, Polly Pomfrey, Whoopie Pie Creator and founder of Polly’s Patisserie, www.pollyspatisserie.co.uk “Having Your Cake and Eating It!” – Polly will be talking about how she has managed to turn her passions into her career
- Thursday 4th November, Helen Day, Co-Founder of H2oh! Entertainment, www.h2ohentertainment.com “From Sussex Student to Walking the High Wire” – Helen claims that she is an ‘accidental entrepreneur’, we’ll be discussing if that’s possible!
- Thursday 11th November , Julia Chanteray, Founder of The Joy of Business, www.thejoyofbusiness.co.uk “Key Success Factors: How Not to Risk It All” – Julia will be giving her top tips for starting a new venture
- Thursday 18th November, Andy Mead, Founder and Managing Director of Firefly Solar, www.fireflysolar.co.uk “Eco-Entrepreneur Lights up the Festival Scene” – Andy will be talking about his not-for-profit company, that provides lighting to festivals like Glastonbury and Bestival
- Thursday 25th November, David Curry, Founder of CEO of Le Singe Media, www.lesingemedia.co.uk “Keeping the Creative Edge in the face of Global Competition” – How does a small Brighton company compete in a global market? David will be giving his top tips.
We’d also like to let you know about an event that BCP are running shortly:
BCP Networking Event – Incorporating the Launch of the ‘Corporate Guide to Age Management and Workforce Planning’, Friday 24th September (this week!)
TIME: 8:30am – 10:00am Breakfast (Full English) and Launch; 10:00am – 11:30am Networking
VENUE: Sussex County Cricket Club
COST: Members: No cost; Non Members: £25.00
Did you know that across the South East there are approximately 100,000 economically inactive people aged 50-65 who would come back to work if offered the chance. They are also more highly qualified than elsewhere in the UK. Rob Douglas of SEEDA said that ‘as the economy emerges from recession, retaining the skills and experience of older workers will be vital to the UK’s continued economic growth and competitiveness’. Alongside these statements the Leitch Review found that Britain has one of the lowest reported participation rates of older workers in the labour market than in the rest of the industrialised world.
The Business Community Partnership was commissioned by the LifeLines Project at Age Concern Brighton, Hove and Portslade to work with local businesses to identify and promote the business case for valuing the contribution of older employees. This Good Practice Guide will enable the development of relevant and appropriate policies and practices to make a real difference to your organisation.
Read more here: on the Business Community Partnership website.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01273 770075 to reserve your place.