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Energise Your Business: Salford

Date: 11th October 2017
Location: Orbit Marketing Suite, 7th Floor, 2 City Approach, Albert Street, Eccles, M30 0BL
Time: 8:00am - 10:30am
Theme: Business Strategy, Open new markets & Export, Start a business

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Every successful small business owner navigates obstacles throughout their career.

Our guest speaker knows better than most that there's no obstacle that can’t be overcome.

Mike Newman dreamed of becoming a racing driver. But unlike most with this dream, he had one hurdle to overcome that others don’t. Mike is completely blind. 

Rather than giving up on his dreams, Mike embarked on what has been an astonishing journey. He's the world’s fastest recorded blind man, setting the land speed record of 204mph, as well as many other Guinness land/air/sea records. 

In 2012 Mike co-founded Speed of Sight. Based in Swinton, they provide unique life-changing driving experiences for people with disabilities.

Looking to raise the profile of the business, Mike started working with the Hub, engaging with the Mentoring team which has led to an ongoing relationship with the Growth Hub. Helping Mike make significant new contacts, as well as tapping into our expertise has contributed to the growth of the business.

Join us to hear Mike’s inspirational story.

You'll also be able to network over a brew with an ever-growing community of the region's SMEs. 

It's no secret that great business leaders like to get an early start on their day.

If you haven't engaged with us yet, these events are a great opportunity to find out how to access our fully-funded support.


08:00 Registration and refreshments
08:30 Welcome and introductions, Andy Hall, Mentoring Advisor, Business Growth Hub
08:35 Update from Salford City Council
08:45 Guest speaker, Mike Newman, Co-founder, Speed of Sight
09:10 Questions and answers
09:20 Closing remarks, Andy Hall, Business Growth Hub
10:30 Networking and refreshments

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