University of Worcestershire marks Global Enterprise Week

Worcester University

DOZENS of entrepreneurs gathered at the University of Worcester to hear from some of the region’s start-up success stories discussing the skills of online selling.

The Enterprising Worcestershire Project – a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) part funded Worcestershire County Council initiative – joined forces with the university’s Worcester Enterprise to open up support networks for people embarking on the early stages of setting up their own business.

One of the key speakers was Studio B61 founder Sian Conway (see our Talent feature in this issue) on establishing a business in Worcestershire. Sian established Studio B61 with help from Worcestershire County Council’s Enterprising Worcestershire project.

Other speakers included Ben Feltwell, director of marketing agency Alphaquad, and Blue Monkey founder Ella Stearn. Blue Monkey is a successful social media management agency based in the heart of Worcester.

The event was part of a long-running calendar of #Worcesterpreneur gatherings designed to encourage students and the wider community to think entrepreneurially about possibilities starting and building a business in Worcestershire.