By KLTV Newsdesk –
Start Me Up, a free event to support early-stage businesses in North and West Yorkshire, will be held at Tileyard North in Wakefield on Wednesday, 19th April, between 9.30 am and 4 pm.
Organized by AD:VENTURE, a fully funded business growth program, the event will bring together new business owners, founders, and entrepreneurs for a day of activity designed to support and enable business growth.
Featuring a lineup of expert speakers from across Yorkshire, the event will provide opportunities for attendees to connect with peers, access business support services, and share skills and knowledge.
The speakers include Sam Teale of Sam Teale Productions, Kate Hutchinson, founder of the Secret Event Service, Munir Mamujee from M2R Global recruitment, Georgia Halston, founder of the Halston Group, and Alixe Lobato, Creative Director at The Flying Duck Studio.
The event will be expertly hosted by Sian Marie Gabbidon, businesswoman, fashion designer, and winner of The Apprentice, and Rima Ahmed, a radio presenter and award-winning journalist.
Kate Hutchinson, founder of the Secret Event Service, expressed her excitement about speaking at the event, saying: “I am so thrilled to be speaking at Start Me Up to give back to the Start-Up Community that I know so well myself.
“I’m excited to share my journey over the last five years to give insight to those at the beginning of their own.”
The event will also offer a fully catered networking lunch by the Yorkshire Deli, a flexible workspace, and a photographer on site offering a free professional profile picture.
AD:VENTURE Programme Manager Stuart Ross emphasized the importance of networking and support for new business owners, saying, “Every business is unique, and the support they need is as unique as them.
“Start Me Up will open opportunities for every delegate to create the network they need to grow and to understand what options, funding and support are available to them.”
To book a free place, interested individuals can visit https://bit.ly/STARTMEUPTYNORTH.
For more information about AD:VENTURE, visit https://www.ad-venture.org.uk/.
The program is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), with other funding and delivery partners including The Business Enterprise Fund, The West Yorkshire Combined Authority, The Princes Trust, and local councils including Bradford Council, Calderdale Council, Kirklees Council, Wakefield Council, and Leeds Council.