Open4Business: February 2017

Richard Branson's Virgin Startup joins forces with Enterprise Week

Virgin StartUp, Sir Richard Branson’s not-for-profit Virgin company for entrepreneurs, has partnered with Enterprise Week to deliver a series of workshops and talks throughout the week.

Virgin Startup will also be taking part in the first Wandsworth Den, where like the popular BBC TV programme, local entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to pitch their start up ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to receive on the spot advice, along with a prize to help start and grow their business.

Guest Speakers during the week include Jo Fairley, co founder of Green & Black's, Maria Kempinksa, founder Jongeleurs and Mike Southon, business speaker and best selling author.

Wandsworth’s business spokesman Cllr Kim Caddy said:

“It’s important to have a thriving businesses sector and Wandsworth Enterprise Week gives our start-ups and SME’s the tools they need to grow and flourish, as well as inspiring our residents to set up on their own. I would urge all our local entrepreneurs to take a look at what’s on offer and book their place now.” 

Ian Mason, Head of Development at Virgin StartUp, said: “We’re delighted to partner with Wandsworth Borough Council to support the delivery of Wandsworth Enterprise Week. We’re excited to meet local residents, hear their ideas and help to grow them into sustainable businesses and strongly encourage everyone interested in starting or growing a business to come along and find out how to make it happen!”

To find out more visit the Wandsworth Enterprize Week website.