CBI’s Young Entrepeneur gives Food For Thought


Dan McGuire, the CBI’s 2007 Young Entrepeneur of the Year, is one of many people and organisations who will be offering career advice and inspiration to students during the University of Lincoln’s Enterprise Week.


On Monday 17 November Dan, director of Broadbean Technology, the biggest online job advert distributor in Europe, will speak at Enterprise Week’s ‘Food for Thought’ event which has been organised jointly by the University of Lincoln, Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln, the Students’ Unions of both organisations and is sponsored by Lincolnshire Enterprise. The event is at Bishop Grosseteste University College and runs between 7.30pm and 9.30pm.


Sarah Steel, founder of the Old Station Nursery Ltd, will be sharing her experience of setting up her own business. She now operates 12 nurseries around the country and employs 200 staff. Sarah will appear on Tuesday 18 November at the ‘Ignite’ event, taking place at the University’s Sparkhouse Studios between 5.00pm - 6.30pm.


Enterprise Week has been organised by Opportunities@Lincoln, a department set up by the University to offer students support to launch their careers after university and give graduates the edge required in today’s complex and competitive labour market.


Head of Opportunities@Lincoln, Mandy Jones, said:

“We’re trying to get students to think about life after university. This is our first Enterprise and Employability Week and we will offer information about what employers are looking for, and advice about setting up in business. There will also be opportunities for students to speak to graduates about life in the world of work and the chance to make some good contacts.”


Other participants include: Hewlett Packard (HP), Lincolnshire Tourism Ltd, the Insurance Institute, Environment Agency, NE Lincolnshire, N Lincolnshire and East Riding Councils, Lincolnshire County Council, Enterprise Rent A Car, Duncan and Toplis, Cummins Ltd, Lincolnshire Police, Bravura Events, and Moy Park.