Added to Creative Stoke, 11th January 2010

New! 11.01.10    
Staffordshire University has launched a series of guest lectures, aiming to inspire greater confidence and collaboration among North Staffordshire businesses. Stoke-based entrepreneur Mark Lewis, CEO of the MSL Adventure Group, will be the main speaker at the first event of 2010 on 21st January. John O’ Reilly, Managing Director of Ladbrokes Online and a former lecturer of Staffordshire University, is to speak on 15th April. Anyone who wants to find out more can contact Jodie Cochrane at:  business@staffs.ac.uk

New! 11.01.10    
Added to the Events List:  The Design Council is running a “Designing Demand” free half-day workshop on 25th February 2010. It’ll be held at the Wedgwood Museum, Barlaston, Stoke-on-Trent — from 8.30am to 1.30pm. The aim is to help local businesses discover how to become more innovative, more competitive and more profitable by using design. To book a place please visit the website and book online.

New! 11.01.10    
Added to the Directory: The New English is a design-based ceramics firm located in Stoke-on-Trent. Their aim is to be “the Vivienne Westwood of the tableware world”.

New! 11.01.10    
The West Midlands cultural sector recession survey for the October–December 2009 quarter is now live. Cultural venues and heritage organisations based in the region are invited to complete the survey. Deadline: 13th January 2010.

New! 11.01.10    
Job:  Staffordshire University Business School require a full-time Projects Officer, Enterprise & Entrepreneurship (ref: BS09/6). Based at the Stafford campus, you’ll develop facilities for local entrepreneurs and business start-ups, specifically the Student Placements for Entrepreneurs in Education Project (SPEED). Deadline: 25th January 2009. For full details, email: jobs@staffs.ac.uk quoting reference BS09/6.

New! 10.01.10    
“The Right Funds for You” is a business event to be held at Acton Trusell near Stafford, on 26th Jan 2010 (3.30pm – 7pm). If you’re a small to medium sized firm based in the West Midlands, and are seeking to fulfil high-growth potential through investment, then this is the event for you. The seminar is fully subsidised for companies in the West Midlands and will be presented by four industry experts who will cover grant, debt, venture capital and business angel finance options. There will also be an opportunity to network over light refreshments following the presentations. More details from: helen@connectmidlands.org

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