TAI­LORED AD­VICE

En­tre­pre­neur tells start-up busi­nesses how to sew up suc­cess

Yorkshire Post - - NEWS -

FOUR OF the re­gion’s up-and­com­ing start-up busi­ness got the chance to hear all about suc­cess from one of the re­gion’s top tailors.

The Leeds En­ter­prise Net­work event, held at the of­fices of The York­shire Post, heard a keynote speech from James Michels­berg of Michels­berg Tai­lor­ing.

The en­tre­pre­neur set up his be­spoke lux­ury Sav­ile Row-style suit com­pany from Queen Square at the En­ter­prise and In­no­va­tion Hub 10 years ago and is now based in the pres­ti­gious Vic­to­ria Quar­ter, of­fer­ing be­spoke, madeto-mea­sure ser­vices.

The event also saw the four win­ners of the Leeds Vic­to­ria Busi­ness Boost Awards be pre­sented with their awards.

The top prize was taken by Ben Barker, owner of Artemis Brew Cold Brew Cof­fee.

Based in Womer­s­ley, Artemis pro­duces a healthy cold brew cof­fee.

Mr Barker won a prize of £2,000 plus £1,000 in ac­coun­tancy and tax sup­port from WGN, dig­i­tal and IT re­view from Mi­crosoft, an in­vi­ta­tion to join the In­sti­tute of Di­rec­tors 99 Club and a reg­is­tered busi­ness ad­dress with the En­ter­prise and In­no­va­tion Hub which is free for six months.

Also win­ners at the event were Jenni Smith, Your Nest and Booka­roo.

The Leeds Vic­to­ria Busi­ness Boost is a busi­ness startup com­pe­ti­tion de­liv­ered in part­ner­ship with Ham­mer­son Plc in 2016

The event also heard a speech from Jeremy Mead­owcroft, In­vest­ment Man­ager at the Busi­ness En­ter­prise Fund Ltd (BEF). Founded in Brad­ford, BEF lend fi­nance to SMEs who are un­able to raise fi­nance from main­stream lenders.

Over the last 11 years it has lent money to a wide range of busi­nesses, from one-man bands and start-ups through to es­tab­lished multi-site com­pa­nies.

BEF has a grow­ing team and has spread across the North East of Eng­land, as well as North and West York­shire, Hum­ber­side and North Lin­colnshire.

PIC­TURE: JONATHAN GAWTHORPE.

TAI­LOR MADE: James Michels­berg of Michels­berg Tai­lor­ing, speaks to guests at the Leeds En­ter­prise Net­work prize­giv­ing event.

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