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I AM Entrepreneur by OGS Works, 16th November 2016

OGS Works, the co-work space at Old Granada Studios is celebrating enterprise and creativity across the generations by bringing together Manchester’s finest innovators and disruptors to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week (in partnership with NatWest’s Entrepreneurial Spark programme).

The recent rise of the over 60s starting a business and ‘Milleniprenuers’ (millennial entrepreneurs) has highlighted the fact that people from all walks of life are becoming entrepreneurs in their own right. Between 2007 and 2016, entrepreneurship in the UK increased by 31.15%, re-defining the working world as we know it.

OGS Works’ FREE event titled ‘I am Entrepreneur’ will take place on the 16th November from 6-8pm at OGS Works and will feature a host of entrepreneurs at varying stages in their career (ages 17 – to 60) who will be sharing their owned personal entrepreneurial experiences and exploring what defines an entrepreneur.

Tanya Grady from OGS Works said:OGS Works at Old Granada Studios is a platform for creativity, innovation and urban exploration. Mixing commerce, events, arts and culture, OGS utilises Manchester’s iconic built heritage to provide the foundations- and future for a hive of creative enterprise activity. We are delighted to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week with NatWest Entrepreneurial Spark and support the innovators and job creators who drive exciting ideas forward and ultimately explore – what makes an entrepreneur”.

Clancy Walker, entrepreneur and facilitator of I am Entrepreneur said: “I’ve been so lucky to have worked with and have interviewed many inspirational entrepreneurs in my career and I am truly fascinated by what makes people tick. One of the things I’ve learned is that there isn’t just one secret to being a success, but that finding something which is a combination of your passion and your purpose certainly helps along the way to prosperity. I can’t wait to talk to the great line up of guests on the panel to find out what tips they can share.”

Each panellist will develop a productive discussion with host Clancy Walker on their individual success stories and personal observations of entrepreneurship.

Panellists include:

Lydia Jones – 17 year old app developer

Sam Jones from Tunafish Media

Elizabeth Clarke from Dream Agility

Matt Byrom from 4040 Media

Dave Rigby from Three Rivers Gin

Jamil Khalil from Wakelet

Ben Sebborn from Skiddle

Matt Bird from We are Gentleman

Matt Byrom, 4040 Media: “Entrepreneurship is a way to carve out your own destiny. If you work hard, have a great attention to detail, listen to and look after your customers and have a strong vision then you can do anything you can imagine. The benefits of entrepreneurship are always balanced at both extremes. For example, there are periods with no money at all and periods with more money. There are periods where there literally aren’t enough hours in the day and periods with more free time. There are periods where you want to rip your hair out and periods where you are ultimately satisfied. As an entrepreneur your mission is to make sure the good points outweigh the bad. Fail fast and often and execute well on the ideas that work.”

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