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4 Entrepreneurs Educational Business & Economics Conference

Our 4 Entrepreneurs London Conference will kick start Global Entrepreneurship week on Monday 17th November 2014 and is an ideal opportunity to enhance your teaching and learning. By finding out first hand how to turn ideas into commercial reality, our full day conference aims to inspire and motivate students aged 16-18 studying Business & Enterprise.

Featuring four successful entrepreneurs from a variety of products and markets, each speaker will provide case study material showing the highs and lows of setting up a company. Students are given the opportunity to quiz the speakers and even pitch their own ideas in front of an audience of 800 students from all over the UK. 


Richard Strudwick - Chair Person

Richard Strudwick - Chair Person

Chair Person

Previously Head of Education at Enterprise UK, Richard oversaw the delivery of the ‘Make Your Mark’ national enterprise campaign including ‘Make Your Mark with a Tenner’ (now Tenner Tycoon), ‘Global Entrepreneurship Week’ UK for under 19s and the ‘Make Your Mark Challenge’ – reaching over 100,000 students in one-day.

Richard now splits his time between his own youth engagement projects, speaking to students and adults on youth enterprise and offering strategic consultancy. The central ethos throughout his career has been to give young people the opportunity to find and develop their own unique skill set and make proactive, informed decisions about their own future.

 

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James Eder - Student Beans

James Eder - Student Beans

In 2005, James became one of the youngest entrepreneurs in the country when he founded website Student Beans aged 22, alongside his brother Michael. 9 years later Student Beans has gone from an idea to a nationally recognised brand, reaching over 3 million students every month and adding an app and a cookbook to the portfolio. 

Now known as The Beans Group, which encompasses youth insights consultancy Voxburner, the company employs a team of over 40 people with an ongoing growth & recruitment drive and was named Digital Business of the Year 2013 at the National Business Awards.  

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Simon Duffy - Bulldog Skincare for Men

Simon Duffy - Bulldog Skincare for Men

Simon Duffy founded Bulldog Skincare, the UK first men's skincare brand back in 2006 after realising there was not much variation in men's cosmetics. Today it is Britain's largest men's skincare brand with a range in over 7,500 stores worldwide, successfully competing with leading multinational brands such as L'Oreal, Nivea and Gillette despite working with a fraction of their resources.

Simon has also lent his personal experience and expertise to write columns for the Daily Telegraph, The Independent, Growing Business and Smarta. He has appeared as a guest on the BBC's Working Lunch and Show Me The Money, and has been featured as a commentator on SKY News, CNBC and Reuters TV. Simon has also featured on radio shows for the BBC and LBC.

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Rosie Ginday - Miss Macaroon

Rosie Ginday - Miss Macaroon

Rosie is the owner and managing director of Miss Macaroon, a social enterprise committed to bringing you delicious macaroons in stunning gift boxes while providing training and employment opportunities for marginalised young people. 

Set up in 2001, she has prepared young Care leavers, offenders and ex-offenders to realise ambitions to train as Chefs. Rosie co-founded Yummy Brummies a network of food based social enterprises in Birmingham enriching the sector and encouraging collaboration and innovation between local social enterprises.

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Stephanie Bouchet - Rouge Frog

Stephanie Bouchet - Rouge Frog

RougeFrog was founded by Stephanie Bouchet, a marketing connoisseur with over 10 years of experience in world-beating start-ups, in the digital media and communication space; these include Skype and Joost, as well as blue chip corporations in the telecom and entertainment industries, such as BT and Warner Bros.Stephanie is bi-lingual in English and French, and has a masters degree in marketing. Her passion is understanding the commercial challenges that small companies face, as well as the customer base they serve, measuring success with every business she works with.

She seeks opportunities to use her skills as chief marketing officer, marketing project leader, or as an intermediary that engages the right agencies or individual depending on the client needs. Projects may be with start-ups and medium-size businesses, or venture capitalists across Europe and the US.A prominent member of the European entrepreneurship community, she’s been acting as marketing mentor, advisor and speaker for established entrepreneurship organisations, including Seedcamp and Imperial Entrepreneur.

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Pilar Nalwimba—My Social Media PA

Pilar Nalwimba—My Social Media PA

Pilar Nalwimba started running her own business full time last year and has recently taken on her first employee. MySocialMediaPA.com runs social media, digital marketing and online PR campaigns.

Pilar also co-founded TheNetLocation, a central hub for graduates and young professionals across all industries to network, exchange ideas and information and expand on their professional prospect. This has included an event that Pilar ran during Global Entrepreneurship week at Google called #BeautyAndTheBrain. The event showcased how a panel of beauty and Fashion YouTube bloggers managed to monetize through their passion and started a business on YouTube.

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Lisa Marie Brown - Pinkspiration

Lisa Marie Brown - Pinkspiration

Lisa Marie Brown has a passion for developing services for young people progressing them onto employment or training. She is a professional in marketing/education and won ‘New Marketer of the Year’ with the Chartered Institute of Marketing and finalist for Inspire Wales Award for creative ideas and innovation. Developed successful community programmes featured on BBC, BBC Radio 4, ITV and S4C; such as Pink Ladies and The Real Apprentice.

 

Lisa Marie set up her own consultancy and a social enterprise called Pinkspiration for young people to learn business skills. Pinkspiration is unique enterprise that will help inspire women, men and young people who would like to go into business or set up an innovative project in their community.

 

Pinkspiration is a unique marketing consultancy enterprise that will work to develop business and will have professionals and young people working with us every step of the way. The aim is to inspire young people and communities who would like to move into business and learn new skills. The aim is to Start Up Britain and up skill young people enabling them to become competitive and stand out in today’s modern business world through an educational reality TV programme.

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Will Butler Adams – Brompton Bicycles

Will Butler Adams – Brompton Bicycles

Brompton bikes has been in full production since 1988 and is one of only two major frame manufacturers still based in the UK.

 

Andrew Ritchie they have taken the company from a cottage industry to a rapidly growing international brand. Brompton’s are sold in 42 export markets. In the UK, USA, Canada and Ireland, they sell directly to carefully-selected bicycle retailers; in other territories, they sell to distributors who operate their own dealer networks.

 

Brompton operates in a similar way to specialist car manufacturers. The R&D department works tirelessly on both small, mechanical details and big ideas like a ‘smart’ battery powered model. They also launch new colours and offer customised options, with the minimum of marketing.

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Fraser Doherty - Superjam

Fraser Doherty - Superjam

Fraser, set up Superjam at the age of 14, using his grandmother’s secret jam
recipes selling his produce at farmers markets and delicatessens. In 2007, Fraser
became the youngest ever supplier to a major supermarket chain when
Waitrose launched his range. Superjam sells over 500,000 jars a year and now
supplies over 1,000 supermarkets in the UK. Fraser’s case study will explore the
importance of people management in helping business achieve efficiency and
competitiveness.

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Sample Package Includes:

  • One or two night accommodation in a centrally located Youth Centre or Hotel
  • Entrance to 4 Entrepreneurs 2014
  • Thames River Cruise ticket
  • 1:10 free place ratio for staff on a twin room basis
  • Student Conference Workbook
  • Services of the Events Team during your stay in London
  • Copy of our Safety Management System
  • 1 Night Youth Centre Accommodation Package

    Sunday 16th November - Monday 17th November 2014
    Free time indicates when to plan your study visits and sightseeing. Contact us for details.

    Sunday:
    Morning: Departure from School/College 
    Afternoon: Arrive in London and check into your accommodation 
    Evening: Free time & overnight in London

    Monday:
    Morning:  4 Entrepreneurs 2014 
    Afternoon: 4 Entrepreneurs 2014 
    Evening: Travel home
  • 2 Night Youth Centre Accommodation Package

    Sunday 16 November - Tuesday 18 November 2014
    Free time indicates when to plan your study visits and sightseeing. Contact us for details.

    Sunday: 
    Morning: Departure from your School/College 
    Afternoon: Arrive in London & check into your accommdation 
    Evening: Free time and overnight in London

    Monday: 
    Morning: 4 Entrepreneurs 2014
    Afternoon: 4 Entrepreneurs 2014
    Evening: Free time and overnight in London

    Tuesday:
    Morning: Check out of accommodation and free time 
    Afternoon: Travel home
  • 1 Night Hotel Accommodation Package

    Sunday 16 November - Monday 17 November 2014
    Free time indicates when to plan your study visits and sightseeing. Contact us for details.

    Sunday:
    Morning: Departure from School/College Afternoon:
    Arrive in London and check into your accommodation
    Evening: Free time & overnight in London

    Monday:
    Morning: 4 Entrepreneurs 2014
    Afternoon: 4 Entrepreneurs 2014
    Evening: Travel home
  • 2 Night Hotel Accommodation Package

    Sunday 16 November - Tuesday 18 November 2014
    Sunday:
    Morning: Departure from your School/College
    Afternoon: Arrive in London & check into your accommdation
    Evening: Free time and overnight in London

    Monday:
    Morning: 4 Entrepreneurs 2014
    Afternoon: 4 Entrepreneurs 2014
    Evening: Free time and overnight in London

    Tuesday:
    Morning: Check out of accommodation and free time
    Afternoon: Travel home
  • Student Delegate Fee

    Monday 17th November 2014
    An ideal option if you're already in London or within a short distance of the capital.
    Monday: Full Day Conference - £25pp

Places to stay

The Generator

Rating: Youth Centre
Only minutes away from Covent Garden and Leicester Square 
4 to 8 bedded rooms - All rooms 
have wash basin, toilet and showers on each floor - Games room, restaurant & bar

 

The Meininger London Hyde Park (Baden Powell House) - SUPPLEMENTS APPLY 

This youth hostel accommodation is of 3* hotel quality and is situated in South Kensington directly
opposite the Natural History Museum.
Students will be accommodated in multi bunk bedded rooms
all with private facilities. 24 hour reception, coffee bar. 

Royal National Hotel - SUPPLEMENTS APPLY

Rating: 2 Star
Conveniently located for public transport and a short walk from Oxford Street and Covent Garden
2 and 3 bedded rooms - All rooms have private facilities - Bar and restaurant

 

 

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