Northumbria University, GCU London support Entrepreneur Festival

Northumbria University, GCU London support Entrepreneur Festival

BQ’s National Entrepreneur Festival is seeing more peer nominations than ever before, as Northumbria University and GCU London lend their support to the event.

Entrepreneurs from across the land are gathering in the heartland of the industrial revolution, Newcastle upon Tyne, for the BQ Entrepreneur Festival, powered by Atom bank, at the Boiler Shop on 21st November 2017.

Northumbria University are supporting the North East category, whilst GCU London are supporting the entrepreneurs of London and the South of England.

The festival will see BQ scour the UK to uncover some of the country’s most up-and-coming entrepreneurial stars, putting the spotlight on individuals making their mark in the business world.

The emerging entrepreneur awards, which are part of the festival, are open to all emerging entrepreneurs who can demonstrate their tenacity, creativity, innovation, and determination to scale. Entrepreneurs can nominate themselves, or their peers and colleagues, THIS WEEK ONLY: submit a nomination or buy tickets today.

This year's festival will also include a new Outstanding Entrepreneur Award. This very special award is designed to recognise established entrepreneurs that have achieved exceptional success or have contributed materially to the success of others over a sustained period.

Newcastle Business School at Northumbria is recognised as a pioneer for entrepreneurial learning and education. It offers a wide range to support students, including the BA (Hons) Entrepreneurial Business Management programme, where students start up and run their own real businesses in teams.   Newcastle Business School also runs a Business Clinic, where as part of their degree, students offer a range of consultancy services and resources to small businesses. 

Lucy Winskell OBE, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Employability and Partnerships) at Northumbria, said: “We are proud to be a sponsor for this festival. Entrepreneurial talent, energy and ambition run deep among our students and graduates, qualities we support by providing the best possible learning experience, research opportunities and business support to help them succeed at the highest level. Indeed, Northumbria is currently the UK’s top ranked university for start-ups based on turnover from graduate businesses.”

As a postgraduate campus of the award winning Glasgow Caledonian University, GCU London brings together leading academic staff, visiting professionals and industry experts from across the world to deliver its unique range of MBA and MSc courses, including the world’s first MSc Fashion Business Creation.

Professor Antony Morgan, Dean of GCU London, said: “GCU London are very pleased and proud to act as sponsor representing the London and South East Region, at the BQ National Entrepreneur Festival. We are looking forward to having a fantastic day with both new and old colleagues discussing inspiring, innovative and entrepreneurial opportunities.”