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Student Enterprise Conference
February 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pmFree
We are pleased to announce that the annual Student Enterprise Conference will be held on the 22nd of February. The conference will be held at The Engine Shed on the University of Lincoln’s Brayford Campus in the heart of Lincoln city centre. The conference is aimed at students who have an interest in running a business, or have considered any form of self-employment. We hope that the topics covered in the conference will ignite the entrepreneurial spark in our students.
The agenda will be:
- Introduction to the conference by our Student Enterprise Coordinator, Reece Leggett.
- Marketing and Branding workshop, hosted by Simon Akers of Archmon Marketing Agency.
- ‘Fireside’ chat with successful business owners, about their experience of running a business. Hosted by Charlotte Kirton-Cook, Research and Enterprise Marketing Manager.
- Lunch & Networking
- Keynote talk by Simon Duffy MBE, founder of Bulldog Skincare and Waken Mouthcare, followed by Q&A session.
For more information on our keynote speaker Simon Duffy MBE, we have prepared a biography:
Born and raised in the UK, Simon started his career at one of the largest accounting firms in the country. Craving creativity he then went to work at Saatchi & Saatchi and leading innovation consultancy Fahrenheit 212, for clients such as P&G and Diageo.
Working on innovation strategies for these blue-chip companies gave him pivotal insight into the research and product development functions of FMCG brands. Hungry to create something himself that prioritized a sustainable approach to processes and ingredients, Duffy left his job to create one of the UK’s largest men’s skincare brands, Bulldog.
Today, Bulldog makes $105M+ globally in retail sales, and in October 2016, Duffy sold the company to Edgewell Personal Care who helped Bulldog to expand into 31 countries.
Simon has written columns for the Daily Telegraph, The Independent, Growing Business and Smarta. He has appeared as a guest on the BBC’s “Working Lunch” and “Show Me The Money” programmes, and has been featured as a commentator on SKY News, CNBC and Reuters TV.
To book a space at the conference, please follow the link below and register your interest here: https://uolcareers.co.uk/event/student-enterprise-annual-conference/