Summer School Start Up Success!

The B-Enterprising team were delighted with the response to the ‘Summer School for Business Start Ups’ held on 10th & 11th June. Seventeen students and graduates from Bangor University and Grwp Llandrillo Menai benefited from the start up activities offered through the Welsh Government funded Regional Hub Partnership.

The Summer School was led by Tim Ashcroft, an entrepreneur and experienced business mentor from Innovas, who is currently supporting many final year students and graduates who are starting a business, and Chris Walker, International Business Consultant and Start Up Mentor for the HEFCW funded Enterprise Support Programme.

In addition to a range of start up activities and talks from Tim and Chris, there were also talks from graduate entrepreneur Calum Stronach from Llandudno based company NW1 Strength and Conditioning and a session on using social media to launch and promote business by Michelle Hamlet.  Jess Lea-Wilson also shared the highs and lows of setting up Shop Cwtch, her giftware shop with a local flavour based in Menai Bridge. The two day event culminated in a Dragons' Den style challenge to a panel of judges. Byrom Barr of the winning team ‘Greenleaf Education’ described the event as ‘inspiring and informative’.







Emlyn Williams (Grwp Llandrillo Menai) and the winning team, 'Greenleaf Education'.

Participants earned 20 BEA XP for completing the summer school.

For details of other B-Enterprising activities and support available throughout the year please see our website -

The Business Start Up School is funded by the Welsh Government through Grwp Menai Llandrillo's Regional Hub Partnership.

Publication date: 20 June 2013