Global Entrepreneurship Week event is set to inspire business growth in Staffordshire

Event: GEWStaffs 2016, bet365 Stadium, Friday, 18 November, 9am until 4pm. 

An event set up to inspire Staffordshire business is bigger than ever in 2016 after announcing a move to the bet365 Stadium.

Global Entrepreneurship Staffordshire was set up by Stone businesswoman Sarah White in 2013 and has grown year on year.

The 2016 event will be held on Friday, 18 November,

Keynote speakers for 2016 will include:

Deidre Bounds who grew online travel business i-to-i from her bedsit before selling it to leading operator First Choice.

James Sinclair, chief executive of the Partyman Group. James started his children’s entertainment company as a teenager and grew an £8m party clown business.

Marc Hogan, a sales and communications trainer who transformed himself to an Edinburgh Festival comedian after taking a £1 bet.

Sarah, Managing Director of M-Viron, Stone, said: “Our lively line-up of speakers all share one thing in common – they went out and created their own business.

“It is an ethos which led me to found a mobile communications company in my twenties and to found the Global Entrepreneurship Staffs event in 2013.

“I tell people, ‘if I can do it then so can you’ and we host a Global Entrepreneurship Week event each year to inspire entrepreneurs to thrive in Staffordshire.”

GEW2016 is sponsored by Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce, Premier Tax Solutions and Red Box web design. It is run entirely by volunteers and is part of the Staffordshire Business Festival.

To find out more on the event, and to get tickets, go online to


For media enquiries contact Sarah White, telephone 01785 291129, or email [email protected]