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Launchpad Mentoring Celebration Evening with Danny Mills

25th October 2017 | The Hide, United Kingdom


Join us to celebrate the success of Launchpad Mentoring Month with a unique celebration! This FREE event will invite you as an existing or aspiring Mentor or Mentee to discover the world of Launchpad Mentoring whilst creating invaluable business contacts from around the Sheffield City Region and beyond! The evening will offer the chance to hear from celebrity VIP guest ex England International Football Star turned successful Business man Danny Mills*, explore a live case study, learn more about the Launchpad programme, enjoy exciting live entertainment from Anastasia Walker of Bang Bang Romeo and delicious complimentary food all housed in an urban warehouse and home to some of the city’s most creative artists.  During the event, new businesses and Mentees will have the chance to find out more about Launchpad Mentoring and pledge to become Mentors/Mentees at our special 'Pledge Station! * Danny Mills spent the majority of his career playing for Leeds and Manchester City and he is now a regular pundit on the BBC and for BT Sport. While a player he built and maintained a residential property portfolio and is the co-founder of a private equity company. Unusually for a footballer, Danny has always maintained an interest in business, building a substantial residential and commercial property portfolio whilst still playing. On retirement, he focused on business and joined a former HSBC banker, a senior partner at Deloitte, and the founder of the Republic fashion chain to form a new private equity company. One of the company’s first and most high-profile investments was the West Cornwall Pasty Co, a business hit hard by the recession and changing high street habits. Danny and his team imposed a new strategy on the organisation, cutting struggling outlets and reviewing their target market. The investors received over 500 applications in their first year from a vast range of businesses from aviation to window frame manufacturers. Danny will speak about his dramatic change of direction from football to business; how he went about it, his dedication to learn, and the parallels between his career change, and the change businesses often need to embrace to succeed. Itinerary: 7pm-7.30pm Arrival drinks and registration 7.30pm-8pm Welcome and Launchpad/Mentoring introduction and food is served 8pm-8.30pm Case Study (Live) with Q & A 8.30pm-9.30pm Celebrity Guest 9.30pm onwards Networking and close*                                      Timings and content subject to change  Parking: There is ample parking situated close to the venue, find out more here Public Transport: Cathedral Tram stop is a 5-10 min walk from the event or alternatively the city has a good range of taxis and private hire vehicles. See here for further details Hotels: The venue is situated around many hotels including Premier Inn, Holiday Inn, Hampton by Hilton and Sleep Hotel. Any questions please contact the organiser: gemma.white@doncaster.gov.uk 

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