Fast growing start-ups learning from a master

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The founder of one of Sheffield’s most innovative businesses is to share his experience of creating successful and sustainable growth with entrepreneurs keen to follow in his footsteps.

Hugh Facey and colleagues from Gripple are hosting a masterclass for Connect Gazelles, the networking and business support group, run by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

Connect Gazelles chief executive, Nick Butler, said: “There can be no better way for businesspeople to learn and be inspired than from highly experienced and successful entrepreneurs who have become leaders in their field.

“It’s the kind of expertise and unbiased advice that simply can’t be bought.”

Gripple has won numerous awards for innovation, performance and export and Mr Facey and his colleagues will explain how the company was developed, the importance of innovation and being forward-thinking, including how vital it is to look after staff.

Gripple employees hold shares in the company and an employee trust has been set up to ensure the continuation of the business.

The Connect Gazelles Masterclass takes place at Gripple on Wednesday March 27. Although aimed at Connect Gazelles members, representatives of non-member companies with a turnover in excess of £250,000 can attend as guests by e-mailing: