Jersey’s entrepreneurial spirit and business prowess will be celebrated in a week long programme of events in June, in a build up to the Island’s showcase business awards night, as part of the Awards for Enterprise 2014.
Enterprise Week will bring local and visiting business gurus together to deliver a series of stimulating and entertaining events and debates that will appeal to entrepreneurs of all ages.
Starting on Monday 9th June, one of Britain’s best known young entrepreneurs will be in Jersey to join a panel of peers to talk about inspiring the next generation of young entrepreneurs. Fraser Doherty is Chief Executive of SuperJam, which he founded when he was just 14 years old, turning a teenage hobby into a global business. He will be joined by young Jersey entrepreneurs Katy Pierce of Moo and Michal Borowski of hireme.je for a panel discussion led by Deputy Rod Bryans.
On Tuesday 10th June Moore Stephens will host a breakfast seminar considering the struggles and rewards of starting your own business, with 20% of the proceeds going to the Prince’s Trust. In the evening a panel of experts will consider how technology can be used by companies to support a growth and globalisation strategy. The event will be led and hosted by JT.
On Wednesday 11th June one of the UK’s most influential and respected insolvency practitioners will take part in a discussion about unlocking the talent in the workplace, and the benefits of creating a flexible working environment. Samantha Keen is a corporate restructuring specialist and heads the Liquidation and Strategic Exit Routes Practice at EY in London, with over 20 years’ experience of advising clients in the UK and overseas.
For two days at Liberty Wharf 28 businesses will be taking part in a business networking showcase, with keynote speakers during the morning and at lunchtime, including Andy Lopata, described by the Financial Times as ‘one of Europe’s leading business networking strategists’; he has published three books on networking and is a regular blogger for the Huffington Post and will give an insight into how the most successful businesses increase new client referrals through effective networking.
Andy Cook, Chief Executive of Jersey Business said, “This promises to be a really important and exciting week of events. We are very lucky to have some of the best business minds both locally and from the UK joining us throughout the programme to deliver a series of discussions that will stimulate, inform and inspire entrepreneurial activity. The week will culminate in the Awards for Enterprise gala evening where we will celebrate the achievements of Jersey’s leading businesses, demonstrating the diversity, skill and hard work of the Island’s entrepreneurial community.”
For full details about the events of Enterprise Week, and to book tickets for the Jersey Business Awards for Enterprise, visit www.jerseybusiness.je