Date: 13/10/2020, Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ever wanted to start your own business but don’t know where to begin? Or perhaps you’ve made a start but struggling to overcome some hurdles?
Our new event series ‘Start-up Stories’ enables you to hear from individuals and businesses as they share the experiences and difficulties they have faced themselves.
During the event you’ll hear from two different speakers as they take us through a brief background of themselves, what inspired them to start their business, how they got to where they are now and their plans for the future. There will also be chance to ask any questions that could help inspire or motivate you to take the next step to achieving your dreams.
About the Speakers
Andy Lovatt, is the CEO of Digital Advantage a digital training company working with schools and colleges to get experiential learning to students so that they access jobs and become entrepreneurs in the digital economy. Previously Andy has a been a researcher at MMU, and MD of Manchester’s first business development agency for creative businesses, CIDS. As Head or Creative and Digital at the North West Development Agency he was responsible for leading the team that brought the BBC to Manchester before leaving to work as Principal Consultant at New Media Partners. Since leaving to set up his own company in 2007 Andy has run ‘for profit’ and ‘not-for-profit’ businesses in Manchester. He has sold businesses and undertaken successful MBOs. He now runs Digital Advantage as a Charity and is a member of the Greater Manchester Social Enterprise Advisory Group convened by Mayor Andy Burnham as part of Manchester’s Build Back Better Campaign. He is also a Trustee of Brighter Sound a charity that develops routes into the music industry for young people in Greater Manchester.
Beth Nunn is a former school teacher and founder of PIE (Pursuing Individual Excellence). PIE is a social enterprise that is dedicated to helping children and young people from different backgrounds become “future ready” by offering a number of programmes for school-age pupils to help develop their skills in areas such as communication, digital, project management, community cohesion and cultural capital. Over the last 3 years, Beth and PIE have worked with a number of local businesses and educational institutions in order to deliver their content to pupils and to offer more engaging experiences outside of the traditional classroom setting.