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Birmingham Leadership Foundation Annual Masterclass, 2013: The Professional Journey of an Entrepreneur

Room 112 Muirhead Tower
Alumni, Social Sciences, Students
Monday 2nd December 2013 (17:45-20:30)
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The BLF Masterclass series is an interactive learning experience aimed at budding young leaders aged between 18 – 30.  These classes have been created by local charity the Birmingham Leadership Foundation and offer unique networking opportunities, lively discussions and dynamic talks. Every month the Masterclass is joined by local entrepreneurs and business leaders who openly share their personal and professional stories before engaging in a question and answer session with the audience. 

The Birmingham Leadership Foundation Annual Masterclass 2013 is being held at the University of Birmingham and we will be joined by four of Birmingham’s most successful self starting entrepreneurs from the fields of, retail, estate management, telecommunications, PR and events.

In a rare one off talk our very special guests will share:

  • The inspiration behind the decision to start their business
  • The obstacles they faced along the way and how they were overcome
  • Their top tips for success.

Concludes with a Questions and Answer session!

This is a free event and registration is necessary.  For more information visit the Birmingham Leadership Foundation website.

To register follow this link.

View the event poster.

Speakers include:

suzy-branchSuzy Branch; Managing Director of BranchmartinSpicer, a Birmingham based agency which she launched in 2011. Suzy is the 2012 winner of the Birmingham Young Professional of the Year award and Chair of Birmingham Future.

james-villarrealJames Villarreal; co-founder of telecoms company ROAR and parent company, Glide Utilities. James set up Glide during his first year at Birmingham University in 2006. He went on to win the Birmingham Young Professional of the year award in 2010 with over 20,000 customers.

greg-whiteGreg White; University of Birmingham graduate and the brains behind student housing agency, Purple Frog. Since its launch in 2007 the company has gone from strength to strength with two further offices opening in both Nottingham and Bristol.

simon-jennerSimon Jenner; the mastermind behind multiple business start-ups including the hugely successful Urban Coffee Company. Simon is passionately supportive of emerging business talent and in 2008 launched ‘Adventures in Business’, a vehicle for creating entrepreneurial start-ups.

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