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January Business Growth Lunch

Date: 30th January 2015
Location: The Sharp Project, Thorp Road, Manchester, M40 5BJ
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Theme: Business Strategy, Open new markets & Export, Start a business

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The guest speaker at the first 2015 Business Growth Lunch will be James Whitaker, founder of ParentHub. James will be discussing how he made the transition from Maths teacher to entrepreneur, the challenges that he faced and the lessons that he has learnt along the way.



James Whitaker is the founder and CEO of ParentHub. Working with the Business Growth Hub Growth Startup team, the company launched in September 2014. ParentHub is a smartphone app designed to improve the way that schools engage with their community.

It is a Teach First Innovation partner and the 2014 winner of both the Big Venture Challenge and the Big Issue Invest Corporate Social Venturing Programme. With a projected turnover of £460,000 in the first year and a commitment from ten schools in the Greater Manchester area, ParentHub has massive growth potential on a global scale.


11.30am - Registration
12.05pm - Welcome from Business Growth Hub
12.15pm - James Whitaker, CEO, ParentHub
12.45pm - Q&A
12.55pm - Closing Remarks
1.00pm - Lunch and Networking
2.00pm - Event Close

Who should attend?

Business owners and leaders wanting to meet like-minded business people for new business contacts. Business people looking to find out what’s available in the region that can help them in terms of accessing finance, managing cash flow, entering new markets, expanding internationally, reducing costs, finding great suppliers, improving business processes, finding and keeping great people,developing leadership skills, mentoring, coaching and joining growth groups.

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