Charity’s Fringe event aims to create green shoots

15 October 2015

A city charity hopes its growth seminar at Sheffield’s MADE Festival fringe could also create some green shoots for itself.

The Wosskow Brown Foundation will be presenting Scaling Up, Transformational Leadership and Smart Marketing. The session will feature three inspirational local entrepreneurs and business leaders.

But the foundation’s event, on Wednesday October 21, from 4-5.30pm, will also be used as a platform to appeal for angel investors willing to back the firms and growing companies that the charitable foundation supports.

”We will be reaching out at MADE. We want to build a network of South Yorkshire-based individuals with a philanthropic heart willing to provide cash and expertise to support the businesses we assist,” said Jim Lawson, head of the organisation.

The foundation will also use MADE as a hunting ground for more companies and start-ups to take under its wing. “We now have the capacity to take on another 30 and MADE, the Glastonbury of the business world, is the ideal place to make connections,” added Jim Lawson.

The Wosskow Brown Foundation seminar will feature Sheffielders Toby Bassford, Senior Associate with global leadership development company GIANT Worldwide on the subject of Transformational Leadership, city entrepreneur and digital marketing guru Dan Brookman, the director of leading local agency Airship, and Jonathan Drury, CEO and creator of growing city food company Savvy Spreads, on the subject of Scaling Up, inspired by the Scale Up report by leading UK angel investor Sherry Coutu.

Hosted by Jamie Veitch, presenter of the Business Live radio show on Sheffield Live, the event will include an audience Q&A. It runs from 4-5.30pm at the Vincent Harris Suite in Sheffield City Hall.

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