April’s K-Club breakfast event in review
Manchester's entrepreneurial community recently gathered at the highly anticipated April K-Club breakfast event, leaving attendees motivated and enlightened about the power of ethical business practices. With two high-profile speakers from the Northwest business world, Tim Heatley and Sara Prowse, the event showcased the importance of social impact and inspired attendees to drive their businesses forward with an ethical perspective. From regenerating neighbourhoods to disrupting the higher education landscape, the event emphasised the potential for entrepreneurs to make a positive difference.
Tim Heatley, co-founder of Capital&Centric, took the stage to share their remarkable projects. With an average weekly investment of £3 million in regeneration, Capital&Centric has been involved in transformative ventures. Notable projects include the creation of film and TV studios in the iconic £50 million Littlewoods Complex in Liverpool, the restoration of Crusader Mill, the renovation of Talbot Mill to create homes and co-working spaces, and the development of the £250 million Kampus project in Manchester's city centre. Tim highlighted their commitment to building communities, banning buy to let investors, and exclusively selling homes to owner-occupiers. Furthermore, their focus on energy efficiency and collaboration with public sector partners exemplifies their dedication to sustainable and long-term value creation.
Sara Prowse, CEO of UA92 (University Academy 92), shared her insights into the world of disruptive higher education. UA92, co-founded by Lancaster University and the renowned Class of 92 Manchester United football legends (including Gary Neville, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, and Phil Neville), offers industry-led courses in business, media, sport, and digital. With a focus on character and personal development, UA92 aims to support businesses with a pipeline of talented graduates. Sara’s extensive CEO experience in the retail sector, including River Island, Debenhams, Shop Direct, Lands End and Hotter Shoes, further enriches her leadership role, as she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to this innovative educational initiative.
The breakfast event took place in the impressive auditorium at UA92, which delivers education that goes beyond qualifications, preparing students for life with degrees awarded by Lancaster University. The venue itself represented the intersection of sports, education, and entrepreneurship, providing an inspiring backdrop for the event.
The event proved to be a masterclass in ethical and responsible business. Attendees gained valuable insights into the power of social impact and the potential for ethical entrepreneurship. As Manchester's entrepreneurial community continues to thrive, our broad range of K-Club events serve as a catalyst for ethical business practices and inspire entrepreneurs to make a positive difference in society.
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