Survey 2020: Saluting the start-ups who shoot for the moon

If life is a journey, then starting a company is a moon shot.

Monday, 27th January 2020, 11:55 am

Challenging, ambitious, rewarding, it’s as exciting as anything on earth.

The Star’s Survey 2020 supplement – published on Wednesday January 22 – features more than two dozen astronauts on mission start-up who have belted in and blasted off.

The ‘Start-Up Special’ section is crammed with inspirational tales of hope and adventure. It is sponsored by the aptly-named Launchpad, Sheffield City Region’s leading support organisation. A NASA to their command modules.

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Start-Up Special features more than two dozen entrepreneurs.

Backed with European money, it offers everything a start-up needs to get off the ground.

Now in its third year, we were inundated with submissions for this section, proving that when it comes to entrepreneurialism there’s no shortage of women and men with the right stuff.

Survey 2020 also includes articles written by Master Cutler Nick Williams, Sheffield Chamber chief Richard Wright, Mel Kanarek of Sheffield Digital, industrialist Sir Andrew Cook, of precision engineering company William Cook, and finance expert Jillian Thomas, MD of Future Life Wealth Management.

And it features legal advice from Wake Smith and Banner Jones, financial advice from Finance For Enterprise, Investec and Hart Shaw and a review of property by Tim Bottrill at colloco.

Survey 2020 is published on Wednesday January 22.

Master Cutler Nick Williams said: “As we roll into 2020, I am sorry to say that we face yet another 12 months of uncertainty. All the withdrawal agreement does is herald yet more talks/debates/arguments. Those of us at the sharp end of business, should look to reassure our customers and expand our horizons beyond the EU borders.”

Survey 2020.
Entrepreneurs tell their story.