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A few weeks back some ex-BCU students came to talk about their subsequent companies and discuss the process of their entrepreneurial endeavours to a large group of us in the MA Suite.

Due to other course deadlines and an annoying internet connection it took a while to get all material on line. But nevertheless I believe the entire session is worth a look.

First we heard from Daniel Bower the man behind eConversations the company which gave the web-world welovelocal.com and the very successful VoucherCodes.co.uk




Next was Ruth Ward Director of Rewired PR. She told her story moving from Willoughby PR to setting up her own department in the company (Neon) to finally stepping out alone.



Finally Justice Williams MBE who has numerous Social Enterprises to her name gave a passionate talk.



FINAL PART TO COME

This was followed by a Panel Discussion and Q&A Session.



We then interviewed all three people directly. Daniel Bower had a chat with Caroline Beavon.




And a clipped interview with Ruth Ward also by Caroline Beavon.

And finally Andrew Brightwell and myself interviewed Justice Williams


I found the session not only helped me think more seriously about my Enterprise project but, in the Q&As in particular I think there’s plenty of rich material which might feed into longer features on the Hash Brum website.

I think some of the comments are particularly useful in ongoing discussions we have had about Birmingham’s creativity.