17th March 2004

 

ARE YOU THE NEXT RICHARD BRANSON?

 

Have you got what it takes to be an entrepreneur?  Find out in a lecture at the University of Lincoln next week.

 

Nigel Sykes, senior teaching fellow based in the Centre for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises at Warwick Business School, will be at the university on Wednesday 24th March.

 

The lecture entitled ‘Egg to Butterfly: a model to achieve individual and corporate significance’ will discuss small business development initiatives as vehicles for developing people and transforming people’s economic and social circumstances. 

 

Nigel has been involved in marketing and sales management in the leisure industry and has experience in both running his own business and acting as advisor and mentor to others. 

 

In 1986 he was seconded to the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce to set up Black Business in Birmingham - an enterprise agency for encouraging inner city business start-up and development. 

 

He also has experience of supervising international projects in Botswana, Uganda, Nigeria and Kazakhstan and last year he visited North Korea where he is working on an economic regeneration initiative.

 

The talk will take place at 3.30pm on Wednesday 24th March in the Jackson Lecture Theatre, Brayford Pool campus, University of Lincoln.

 

Refreshments will be available before the session. 

 

For more information contact Melanie Shades on 01522 886336 or email mshades@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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