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16 May 2011 | PR 11/55

Author and entrepreneur to speak to University students

Emma Jones

Emma Jones.

Author and entrepreneur Emma Jones will be sharing her knowledge and experience with students at Loughborough University this month.

Emma will be speaking at the University as part of Loughborough’s ongoing programme of Student Enterprise events, which gives students an opportunity to network and learn from successful entrepreneurs.

The Student Enterprise programme organises events, workshops and competitions to encourage and support entrepreneurial activity among the student population.

The final forum of the 2010/2011 academic year will be held at the Students Union at 6.30pm on Thursday, May 26.

Emma, founder of Enterprise Nation, the small business support company offering advice on business start up, will be the guest keynote speaker.

Emma started her first business at the age of 27 from a spare room in her Manchester home. Two years on, Emma sold the business and it was this experience that provided the inspiration for Emma’s next venture - Enterprise Nation.

Emma has written three bestselling books, including Spare Room Start Up: How to start a business from home.

She is also a founder of national campaign, StartUp Britain, a response from the private sector to the Government’s call for an enterprise-led recovery.

StartUp Britain offers support and advice to the 270,000 UK businesses that start up every year, helping to drive growth by accelerating, inspiring and celebrating Britain’s start-up talent.

It is fully supported by Prime Minister David Cameron and has so far gathered the backing of significant international brands including Barclays, BlackBerry, Experian, Intel, Microsoft, McKinsey & Co. and Virgin Media.

Student Enterprise Officer Amy Bowmar said: “The forum is open to all students, staff and public and refreshments are provided. It’s a great place to meet other enterprising people from in and around Loughborough and get up close and personal with a top entrepreneur.’’

For more information, email A.Bowmar@lboro.ac.uk or go to the registration page at: http://emmajones.eventbrite.com

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For all media enquiries contact:

Amy Bowmar
Student Enterprise Officer
Loughborough University
T: 01509 635046
E: A.Bowmar@lboro.ac.uk 

Notes for editors:

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. In the 2010 National Student Survey, Loughborough was voted one of the top universities in the UK, and has topped the Times Higher Education league for the UK’s Best Student Experience every year since the poll's inception in 2006. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Loughborough is also the UK’s premier university for sport. It has perhaps the best integrated sports development environment in the world and is home to some of the country’s leading coaches, sports scientists and support staff. It also has the country’s largest concentration of world-class training facilities across a wide range of sports.

It is a member of the 1994 Group of 19 leading research-intensive universities. The Group was established in 1994 to promote excellence in university research and teaching. Each member undertakes diverse and high-quality research, while ensuring excellent levels of teaching and student experience.

For more information about Enterprise Nation, go to: www.enterprisenation.com

For more information about StartUp Britain, go to: www.startupbritain.org.

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