MADE Festival 2015 – Inspired by famous entrepreneurs

On 22 October 2015 a small group of Post16 @ Freebrough students travelled to Sheffield to MADE 2015 The Entrepreneur Festival.

Students had the opportunity to listen to a number of entrepreneurs speak about their individual journey and the world of business. There were masterclasses allowing them to learn new skills relating to Marketing, Sales, Customer Service, and Digital/Social Media.

Speakers included; Annabel Karmel MBE (Leading children’s cookery author and entrepreneur), Geoff Ramm (Creator & Author, Celebrity Service), Joe McEwan (Head of Digital, Innocent Drinks), Kevin Byrne (Founder and CEO, Checkatrade.com) and many more.

Students found the trip inspirational and it allowed them to see that it is possible for them to achieve their dreams of having their own business. Surrounded by business owners, university students and other business people, they gained lots of useful knowledge to help them in their Post 16 courses and in their future careers. They look forward to hopefully attending again next year.