Innovating for Growth: The Future 50
Join us for a special evening to announce the 2012 Future 50, the definitive analysis and celebration of high-potential UK businesses triggering change in their markets, which is published by Real Business.
At this special Global Entrepreneurship Week event, you'll discover the identity of these dynamic young businesses; hear from some of them direct; are learn how they're triggering change in their markets and are moving to the next level
Last year's Future 50 included designer dress rental, Girl Meets Dress, online furniture store, Made.com, boutique hotel booking service, Secret Escapes and social media marketers, We are Social among many others.
The evening is hosted by Real Business Co-founder and Editor, Matthew Rock and Inventor in Residence, Mark Sheahan. You'll also hear from some of the chosen Future 50.
Experienced as business editor and co-founder of Caspian Media; B2B media business. Caspian Media titles include award-winning Real Business.
Matthew has a strong media profile, regularly commenting on Newsnight, 5Live, CNN and in the FT, Wall Street Journal. He has chaired our previous "Inspiring Entrepreneurs" events and believes that he’s met and interviewed more entrepreneurs than any other British journalist.
Alongside journalism, Matthew has spoken at many business conferences and awards ceremonies including the Asian Women of Achievement awards, CBI People Awards, Growing Business Awards and the First Women Awards.
About Mark Sheahan
Mark Sheahan specialises in plastic easy-open, tamper-evident, child-resistant dispensing closures for the packaging industry. He has not only designed, developed, patented and sold products but has also had his inventions taken up by major packaging producers, via licensing agreements, in the UK, USA and recently Japan.
Compgens' and Plasgens' successful cap and closure packaging technologies are called 'Squeezeopen T' (a new form of easy to open container. It is senior-friendly because it involves applying only gentle pressure to the lid to open it, while closing the container, by simply lightly pressing the lid to seal it, is equally as stress-free) ideal for the food, toiletry, cosmetic and pharmaceutical markets and 'POPITM' (a new novel confectionery, snack and healthcare pack) has many cost and functional benefits.
Mark also provides advice to our Innovating for Growth participants. Innovating for Growth is a free 3 month small business support programme for ambitious and exciting London-based businesses. Expert advice and support tailored to your specific requirements covering business strategy and sustainability, branding, intellectual property and developing your product and getting it to the right markets as well as much more will accelerate your business growth and ensure success.
Who should attend? Entrepreneurs and small businesses
Venue: British Library Conference Centre
How to book: Contact our Box Office on 01937 546546 or book your tickets online
Wed 14 November 2011, 18.15 - 21.00