Enterprise Telford to be launched at Southwater One

Telford & Wrekin Council is holding an official launch of Enterprise Telford on Thursday (OCT 30) – the local version of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Enterprise Telford to be launched at Southwater One

People who want to be their own boss and run their own business are encouraged to take part in the week of events that will form Enterprise Telford between November 17 and 21 at Southwater One, Telford Town Centre.

Councillor Bill McClements, Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet member for Finance and Enterprise, will be joined at the launch on Thursday by Fay Easton of Young Telford, Johnny Themans of Good2Great and Ray Hickenbottom from The Federation of Small Businesses.

Those attending the launch will be truly getting into the entrepreneurial spirit by wearing Richard Branson masks.

Enterprise Telford will see those that take part encouraged to develop their business idea and get started in their own business.

A diary of events for the week is available on the Enterprise web page where people can book their place on the two day start up workshop, enter the Dragons’ Den competition with £3,000 worth of business support as prizes and also apply to join the Start Up Business Boot Camp.

The week will also feature an Inspiration Information Day where attendees can meet start up support organisations that can help a business get off the ground, join workshops and listen to presentations like “business idea to first sale”.

Councillor McClements said: “Enterprise Telford is aimed at inspiring people looking to start their own business to take part in free events aimed at helping them explore their potential as business start ups.

“Thursday’s launch is aimed at raising the profile of the week of events and encouraging people to take part.

“I am looking forward to a fantastic week of engagement with people who have creative minds and entrepreneurial flair who will contribute to and ensure the future growth of Telford and Wrekin.”