WHAT IT TAKES TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR
Date: Thursday 5 October 2017
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Location: Portland Hall, 4-12 Little Titchfield Street, London W1W 7BY
RSVP: This event is free, but you must register your place in advance using this form

Hosted by Margaret Mountford, best known for her role on the hit UK television show The Apprentice, this event will feature three Westminster alumni of varying backgrounds who have taken a leap of faith into the world of entrepreneurship. They will each share their journey and the lessons they’ve learned as well as the experiences that helped shape them into the savvy business-minded entrepreneurs they are today.

There will be time for the audience to ask questions of the speakers both during the Q&A and informally after the event with refreshments and networking. By listening to the stories of alumni who were once in your shoes, we hope that you will find some encouragement to start up your own business venture.

 
SPECIAL GUEST HOST
MARGARET MOUNTFORD
Margaret Mountford is a lawyer, businessperson, and television personality, best known for her role as Lord Alan Sugar’s advisor on The Apprentice. She has also made several TV appearances discussing a variety of topics including immigration, women’s rights and pollution. Regarding entrepreneurship, Margaret says, “Our economic future depends on the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators, so it is essential that young people are inspired to start up businesses and given the tools to enable them to succeed.”
SPEAKERS
JENNY GARRETT, EXECUTIVE COACH AND AUTHOR, JENNYGARRETT.GLOBAL (BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION BA, 2000)
Jenny Garrett is a published author, a Freeman at the Guild of Entrepreneurs and an award winning career coach. Jenny attained a PG certificate in coaching whilst working full-time as a marketer before reducing her hours to start her own successful company. “At the time I couldn’t see any full time roles for coaches in existence. I realised that I would have to start a coaching business to do what I was passionate about. So I didn’t choose to run a business. It chose me.”
PETER PADUH, FOUNDER, SOCIALBOX.BIZ (COMPUTING BSc, 2002)
Peter Paduh is a social entrepreneur and former refugee who is making an impact on the London community with a simple business idea – refurbishing laptops to give to homeless people. SocialBox.biz was launched in Camden Town and primarily recycles redundant IT equipment from businesses and then supports social causes through the majority of the profits. Peter says “it’s about bettering our communities and societies by taking the laptops some deem as no longer needed and giving them to the people who need them the most.”
DIANA FLORESCU, CO-FOUNDER & COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR, LOCAL SPOON LTD, (MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS BA, 2016)
Whilst studying, Diana won the Big Ideas Competition, an entrepreneurial event organised by the National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs (NACUE) in collaboration with Westminster Business School. She worked for two start-ups before starting Local Spoon, web-based customer loyalty and smart promotions platforms for restaurants. On the future of Local Spoon, Diana says, “I aspire to scale Local Spoon to become the ultimate go-to platform for the food industry.”
REGISTER YOUR PLACE
MY CONTACT ADDRESS
CAPTCHA Image
In submitting this form you are giving permission for the information provided to be used by the University. The information the University processes includes personal data and, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, it is required to process the data fairly, to store it securely and to not disclose it to any other person unlawfully.

For more information on Data Protection and the Use of Information visit westminster.ac.uk/information-compliance

University of Westminster
309 Regent Street London W1B 2HW

Please Login

Please enter your password and we will fill out the form with your information.

Cancel and return to form

Set password


Your e-mail address has been recognized. However, you have not set a password. Click on the link below to receive the verification e-mail with instructions.
University of Westminster
309 Regent Street London W1B 2HW
Cancel and return to form


We have sent you an e-mail to set your password. Check your inbox to complete setting your password.
University of Westminster
309 Regent Street London W1B 2HW

Return to form