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Manchester screening of Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Question Time for Entrepreneurs

Date: 17 November 2014

Location: Performance Space, Manchester Central Library, St. Peter's Square, M2 5PD

Time: 17:45 - 21:00

Free live screening

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Quiz some of Britain’s top business brains about the issues that really matter to you!

To celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014, for one night only, our panel of some of Britain’s finest entrepreneurial minds will be sharing their expert business knowledge with you!

Take your opportunity to quiz them about the issues that matter to you at this flagship event. You will get the chance to learn from our seasoned entrepreneurs about how they have grown their businesses into some of the best-known brands in the UK today.

The panel discussion will be streamed live from the British Library in London, after you’ve heard from our local entrepreneur and Innovator in Residence at the BIPC, Russell Clifton, founder of Ruk-Bug in Manchester. Plus, you can put your questions to all speakers and network with other local businesses.

You can follow all of the action and put your questions to the speakers on #BLGEW

Via live webcast

Sir Charles Dunstone, founder of TalkTalk and Chairman of Carphone Warehouse

Sir Charles Dunstone is the Chairman of Dixons Carphone. He is the founder of Carphone Warehouse and has been chairman of Carphone Warehouse since 28 January 2010. He was chief executive officer of Old Carphone Warehouse from 1989 to 2010 where he led the growth of Carphone Warehouse both before and after its flotation on the London Stock Exchange in 2000 to become one of Europe’s largest independent telecommunications retailers. Sir Charles was also appointed chairman of TalkTalk in 2010.

Sir Charles has been chairman of The Prince’s Trust since 2009 and a member of its Council since 2000. Sir Charles is also chairman of Royal Museums Greenwich.

Anya Hindmarch MBE, designer and founder of Anya Hindmarch

Founded in 1987 the Anya Hindmarch brand has grown from Anya’s first store on London’s Walton Street to 58 stores globally including flagships in New York, London and Tokyo and a unique bespoke store on London’s Pont Street which launched in 2009. The Anya Hindmarch brand is synonymous with beautiful craftsmanship, understated branding and exceptional quality. Bespoke personalised pieces, Britishness and an element of humour epitomize the Anya Hindmarch DNA.

Anya’s collections are stocked by the world’s leading stores and worn by celebrities including Cara Delevingne, Alexa Chung, Florence Welch, Anne Hathaway, Kate Moss and The Duchess of Cambridge to name a few. In 2009, Anya Hindmarch was awarded an MBE in recognition for her contribution to the British fashion industry as well as further responsibilities including; Non-Executive Director of the British Fashion Council and Trustee of both The Royal Academy and The Design Museum. She was awarded the Veuve Clicquot & Harpers Bazaar Business Woman of the Year Awards in 2012.

Kanya King MBE, founder of the MOBO awards

Kanya King MBE is an internationally recognised entrepreneur and innovator in the British music industry. As CEO/Founder of MOBO, Kanya King is the dynamic force behind the brand and has played an instrumental role in elevating Urban music and culture to mainstream popular status in the UK, helping develop and bring new talent to the industry.

Tom Pellereau, Series 7 The Apprentice winner and inventor of the Stylfile and Nipper Clipper

Tom Pellereau is the winner of popular TV show, The Apprentice. Since winning the show in 2011, engineer and inventor has been busy creating a host of beauty products, with the aim being to make every day chores easier. His inaugural product, the unique curved S-file, was the top-selling beauty accessory in Sainsbury's for over 10 weeks following its launch in 2012.

Moderated by Matthew Rock, Editor-in-Chief at and co-founder of Caspian Media

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Cost: Free