Sheffield’s next generation of entrepreneurs are being offered an inspirational opportunity by leading law firm Irwin Mitchell.
The firm is donating tickets for this week’s MADE: The Entrepreneur Festival Sheffield, to young entrepreneurs at Sheffield Hallam University’s Hatchery business incubator to help them get advice and support from some of the UK’s leading business people.
Irwin Mitchell partner Paul Firth said: “We recognise the need for the private sector to boost the business profile for the city and are playing an instrumental role in that.
“The MADE Festival shows the world that Sheffield is open for business. We are seeking to bolster Sheffield’s reputation as one of the most business friendly cities in the UK and create a business environment in which entrepreneurs can set up and thrive.
“Sheffield has a strong track record of innovation and there is strong growth in new technology businesses and sectors such as advanced manufacturing. We need to nurture new entrepreneurial talent and ensure that we help them to grow their ideas into successful businesses. That’s why we have linked up with Sheffield Hallam University to help inspire their budding entrepreneurs.”
Sheila Quairney, business and enterprise manager from Sheffield Hallam University said: “This is a great opportunity for our student and graduate start up businesses to be inspired by successful entrepreneurs and we are grateful to have been given this support and recognition from one of Sheffield’s leading businesses.”
The Hatchery provides a free business incubation service offering young entrepreneurs a low-risk environment in which to set up their business and Irwin Mitchell has donated tickets for events such as An Audience with Luke Johnson and the Inspire series of seminars at the entrepreneurs’ festival.