News that Sheffield will not be staging a full scale national entrepreneurs festival this year is a significant blow.
‘MADE: The Entrepreneur Festival’ was conceived in Sheffield and has grown into a prestigious national event, attracting leading figures such as Prince Andrew, Business Secretary Vince Cable and leading entrepreneurs Doug Richard and Peter Jones. Its aim was to make people think of Sheffield as a centre of excellence for entrepreneurs. In the words of one of its creators, Sheffield-born marketer and brand specialist Michael Hayman: “We need to steal a march on others and become The Entrepreneurs’ City.” Last year it was accompanied by a vibrant ‘fringe’ festival exploring a range of key issues for entrepreneurs. This year, at best, there will be a handful of events, tied in to Global Entrepreneurship Week. It’s an ignominious fate for a festival that really was putting Sheffield on the business map.
Time to end son’s pain
For 16 long years, Danny Grainger has faced a terrible torment. He was just five when his mum Pat was murdered, a dreadful crime which remains unsolved. Danny has gone through every detail of the case, again and again, but is beginning to think nobody knows who is responsible. We understand his despair but admire the fact he has not given up hope. So we join Danny’s call for the vital witness to come forward and put an end to his suffering. Pat’s body was found in 1997, dumped under a mattress near a brook, close to her home in Parson Cross, Sheffield. Somebody knows who did this and Danny deserves to know who that is. Now is the time to end his heartbreaking ordeal.
You did it! More than 22,000 South Yorkshire people have signed up as organ donors since the launch of the Gift of Life campaign. Thank you to everyone who has become a lifesaver.