Aspiring entrepreneurs look to Aston Alumni

1 March 2007 – for immediate release

Aspiring entrepreneurs recently took advantage of EnterpriseFest 2007, an action-packed day of advice and information hosted by Aston University Careers Service.

Following the success of EnterpriseFest 2006, this year’s event encouraged students of all ages in the Midlands to understand self employment and entrepreneurship.

Experts were available to provide advice on banking, marketing and writing a business plan, as well as offering guidance on taxation and law.

‘After last year’s fantastic success, Aston University Careers Service was delighted to be able to produce another interesting event,’ said Siobhan Qadir who co-ordinated the event with Debbie Salkeld.

‘Students who attended on 21 February received top quality advice and information on entrepreneurship. The aim was to give them information and networks to allow them to set up their own businesses.’

One of the keynote speakers, Wade Lyn of Cleone Foods, was voted one of the top 100 most influential businessmen of the West Midlands.

Aston alumni Ninder Johal, who set up Nachural Records in 1991, and Jo Miners, founder of Stonehouse Marketing, also spoke at the event.

There were panel members on hand from organisations such as The Prince’s Trust, Lloyds TSB, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and Divercity.

Everyone who attended the event received a free goody bag and tickets to enter the prize draw, where MP3 players and a DVD player were up for grabs.


For further press information please contact Sally Hoban on 0121 204 4552 or Hannah Brookes on 0121 204 4549.

Notes to editors

For more information on Stonehouse Marketing visit www.stonehouse-marketing.co.uk or call Jo Miners on 07739 515809.

For more information on Cleone Foods please visit http://www.cleone.co.uk/index.asp

For more information on Nachural Records please visit http://www.nachural.co.uk/home.htm

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