Sheffield aims to become enterprise hub

MADE Entrepreneur festival to support economic growth

A national festival for entrepreneurs expects to attract over 2,000 start-up business owners, in a bid to boost investment and enterprise in host city Sheffield.

Headlined by business secretary Vince Cable, MADE: The Entrepreneur Festival will invite some of the country’s best known entrepreneurs to share their knowledge and ideas, while encouraging economic growth through a series of innovative workshops.

This is the second year that Sheffield has hosted the festival, leaving many commentators to believe the city is bidding to become the UK’s enterprise capital. Following an intensive period of regeneration, the city now has a strong infrastructure for supporting businesses and is expected to attract further investment and tourism as a result of this year’s festival.

Brendan Moffett, director of Marketing Sheffield, said: “The MADE Festival has really put Sheffield on the map as the UK’s leading city for entrepreneurial thinking, and is the ideal location for entrepreneurs to set up and thrive.”

Vince Cable added: “The MADE Festival in Sheffield is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to share ideas and knowledge, and help inspire the next generation of business owners in the UK.

“We want to make our country the best place in the world to start and grow a business. It is small businesses that will drive growth in the economy and we need to support them in every way we can.”

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