Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Cultural Changemakers

Inspiring Entrepreneurs Cultural Changemakers line up of speakers, Jamal Edwards, Ade Hassan MBE and Rick Lowe

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Hear from the groundbreaking entrepreneurs at the forefront of the UK’s cultural sector

The UK boasts one of the world’s most dynamic, thriving and diverse creative landscapes on Earth. The cultural sector contributed £29.5 billion to the UK economy in 2017 and continues to surge upwards, outstripping economic growth for an unprecedented sixth year and now adding more to the UK economy than agriculture.

At the latest in our sell-out Inspiring Entrepreneurs series we’ll be hearing from the game-changing creative thinkers who are at the forefront of cultural change, and whose influence is felt every day in what we wear, watch, look at and listen to, and how we do it!

Don’t miss this opportunity to get the inside track on a sector that’s making a global impact, and get ready to put your burning business questions to our panel of cultural change-makers, moderated by Amy Lamé, London Night Czar. You can also watch this event from the comfort of your home or elsewhere with our live webcast, sign up here.

Panel includes

Jamal Edwards MBE, entrepreneur and founder of SBTV, the first new media business on YouTube. The channel now boasts a subscriber base of over 1 million, with 700 million+ views, and has helped give way to some of the biggest acts in British music: Dave, Jessie J, Nadia Rose, Ed Sheeran and many more. Recognised for his rise from teenage entrepreneur to media mogul, Jamal was the youngest person to be awarded an MBE in 2014 and has been named by Forbes as one of the 30 most influential persons under 30 in the business.

Rick Lowe, founder of Brands In Limited, a leading supplier of licensed apparel and accessories to major fashion retailers. Now, the business holds licenses with Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, Warner Bros and a whole host of music IP including global music acts such as ACDC, Pink Floyd and David Bowie. BrandsIn's key focus is quick response supply to high street retailers including New Look, Primark, ASOS, BooHoo and Amazon worldwide.  

Irene Agbontaen, founder of TTYA London, an apparel brand offering accessible, modern, functional pieces that are specifically cut for women who are 5’9” or taller. Since launching in 2013, in Selfridges, TTYA has gone on to have a home in Barneys New York and was the first pioneering tall brand to debut on

This event will be followed by a networking reception where drinks and canapés will be provided. 

All parts of the building are accessible by wheelchair and induction loops are installed. Assistance dogs are very welcome.

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Name: Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Cultural Changemakers
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Free Event: £0.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546