madesheffieldThe UK’s biggest event for entrepreneurs and small business leaders is going to take place in Sheffield this autumn.

More than 3,000 delegates are expected to attend MADE:The Entrepreneur Festival 2014 on Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 September.

They will gather to hear a range of success stories and business wisdom from some of the most inspiring entrepreneurs of recent years, including:

  • Levi Roots, the musician and food entrepreneur who famously won Dragons’ Den investment in his Reggae Reggae Sauce products and has since become a multi-millionaire.
  • Michelle Mone OBE, the Scottish model turned lingerie entrepreneur who launched and owns the successful Ultimo bra range.
  • Jamal Edwards, whose youth broadcasting channel SB.TV has grown into a global brand with more than 150 million YouTube views, documenting a new breed of video stars.
  • Doug Richard, successful software businessman, former Dragon from Dragons’ Den, and founder of SchoolForStartups, teaching entrepreneurs across the world.
  • Shaa Wasmund, best-selling business author, entrepreneur and founder of the Smarta, the social enterprise company that offers business support.
  • Rekha Mehr, founder of posh London baker Pistachio Rose, and now Start up Entrepreneur in Residence for the Department of Business, Innovation & Skills.
  • Wayne Hemingway MBE, fashion designer and co-founder of Red or Dead brand.

Director of Marketing Sheffield, Brendan Moffett, said MADE was the UK’s biggest celebration of entrepreneurship.

“Since it was established in 2010, MADE has become a major event for entrepreneurs, attracting leaders from business, government and the media. It puts a real focus on educating young entrepreneurs and we’re working with local schools, Sheffield College, Sheffield Hallam University, and the University of Sheffield to attract high numbers of young people.”

MADE delegates will also enjoy a new presentation from self-improvement expert Paul McKenna, who will share practical, easy to implement success strategies with the audience.

And Mark Easton, the BBC’s home editor, will chair a panel of business leaders and entrepreneurs to discuss what makes a great entrepreneur and how do we make more of them?