Sahar Hashemi
Sahar Hashemi - Founder of Coffee Republic and Co-Chair of the Governments 'Scale-Up Taskforce'
MADE Festival


Plusnet to help nurture Sheffield's entrepreneurial pioneers

Plusnet are now in partnership with the region’s leading event for entrepreneurship, MADE: The Entrepreneur Festival, which will arrive back in Sheffield in just a few weeks.

Together they’ll be offering the right mix of support, advice and inspiration, to help small businesses reach their full potential.

The MADE conference, which will take place on the 9th of November at the Crucible Theatre, brings with it a wealth of opportunities for networking and meeting other entrepreneurs.

Returning to host this year’s event is past keynote speaker, Geoff Ramm, customer service and marketing expert. The creator of celebrity service and OMG marketing, will have you on the edge of your creative seats with his superb on-stage performance.

Alongside him will be the UK’s number one motivational speaker, Brad Burton, founder of Webmart, Simon Biltcliffe, founder of Beer 52, James Brown, as well as Ruth Nic Aoidh who is shaping the future strategy of McLaren Automotive and Emma Cooper who is inspiring the next generation of digital creatives.

Phil M Jones, a best-selling author and multiple award winner who’s regarded as the world’s leading sales trainer will also be speaking. Phil’s unique skillset of working with small business owners, looking to increase sales to globally recognised companies, allows him to serve a range of people with different goals.

Sahar Hashemi, founder of Coffee Republic who was recently appointed Co-Chair of the Government’s new Scale-up Task Force, brought the coffee cafe culture to the UK in the 90′s with her chain Coffee Republic. Sahar will be speaking about her entrepreneurial story which has led to her being nominated by Director magazine as one of its Top 10 Original Thinkers, alongside Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Sir Jonathan Ive.

Nick Silverwood, Head of Business at Plusnet said, “We know what it’s like to face the daily demands and challenges that come with growing a business and are delighted to be partnering with MADE as a way of demonstrating our joint commitment to small businesses across the country.”

“Having launched Plusnet Pioneers earlier this year, we’re very much looking forward to being a part of the festival hosted in our home city of Sheffield and continuing to nurture the great talent and ideas of small business owners.”

All of the speakers will be bringing a motivating story or skill to help you enhance your business. In the words of host, Geoff Ramm: “On the 9 November you have three choices. Stay at home, stay in your office or stay in your seat at the number one voted entrepreneur event in the UK. The choice is yours.”

For more information and to book tickets, visit £

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by MADE Festival .

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