Irwin Mitchell Sponsors Entrepreneur Festival MADE 2016

National Law Firm To Hold Finance Fringe Event For Start-Ups And Growing Businesses

18.10.2016

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National law firm Irwin Mitchell has revealed it is proud to once again support the UK’s largest enterprise festival, MADE 2016, and is sponsoring the event for the third year running.

Based around a headline event taking place at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield on 8th November, the festival will see leading entrepreneurs educate, inspire and motivate those at the early stages of entrepreneurship to established business owners. 

More than 60 guests including sponsors and local business workers have been invited to kick start the festival celebrations with a VIP dinner on 7th November at the Crucible Theatre, which we’re hosting. 

At the conference on the 8 November, Irwin Mitchell’s Andrea Cropley, based at the Sheffield office, who is Head of the Northern Corporate Practice, will be taking part in a panel debate discussing the benefits and pitfalls of various funding options for entrepreneurs. 

Triple gold winning champion, Hannah Cockcroft, who was sponsored by Irwin Mitchell for the Rio Paralympics, will be sharing her inspirational story on how to reach the top of your game as part of the leading panel of speakers. 

On the third day of events, as Irwin Mitchell is one of the lead sponsors, they will be hosting their own fringe event on the 9th November, which will be aimed at helping start-ups as well as growing businesses understand the different funding models available to them through the lifecycle of their business. 

Paul Firth, Regional Managing Partner of Irwin Mitchell’s Sheffield office, and National Head of Real Estate, said: 

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"It’s important for entrepreneurs to get off to the best start with the right support as the lifeblood of the economy.

"We are delighted to be supporting MADE for the third year running. It’s a fantastic event for those looking to start their own businesses looking for inspirational advice and support to push forward with their endeavours.

“We’re particularly proud that Andrea will be sharing her financial advice and it will be lovely to see Hannah Cockcroft take to the stage, as we have been there for her every step to Rio Paralympics 2016 as her proud sponsor.”

Paul Firth, Partner