Top Entrepreneurs at your service for one night only!

Newcastle City Library invites you to a very special evening in the company of some of the most successful and inspiring entrepreneurs in the country.

Business Question Time for Entrepreneurs provides a unique opportunity to question four of Britain’s top entrepreneurs on the key opportunities and issues to be faced when launching and growing a business in the current economic climate.

Moderated by Financial Times Enterprise correspondent, Jonathan Moules, homeware designer Emma Bridgewater and the first Apprentice winner Tim Campbell join Vernon W. Hill II of Metro Bank and Lara Morgan of Pacific Direct Group/Company Shortcuts Ltd to help debate the important issues affecting new business start-ups.

The City Library is one of only a handful of venues in the UK that will screen a live webcast of the event which will be broadcast from the British Library in London on November 14.

David Fay, Manager of the City Library said; “We are delighted to host this special, one off event which brings Global Entrepreneurship Week right into the heart of Newcastle.

“This is part of an on-going programme of support being offered through the Library to support and grow our local business base. The event offers a unique chance to gain a valuable insight on the problems facing entrepreneurs today from true business leaders. I look forward to a lively and informative evening.”

The interactive broadcast  is the centrepiece of this years’ Global Entrepreneurship Week and will be projected live onto the big screen in the Bewick Room of the City Library. The webcast provides and unique opportunity to be part of this high profile event, to ask questions and network with other entrepreneurs.

The agenda includes

  • Are entrepreneurs born or made?
  • How to get more for less
  • How to manage growth
  • How to generate extra sales fast – without spending a fortune on marketing
  • New opportunities created by social media
  • Crucial financial skills such as managing your cash-flow; budgeting; cost-cutting and maximising the resources needed to survive and thrive in a difficult economic climate.

The event takes place on Monday 14th November 2011 6.00-8.45pm

Bewick Hall, Level 2, Newcastle City Library

The webcast screening will be followed by a special networking event. Places are free but limited. To register please visit: at ‘Events’


Notes to Editors

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world’s greatest research libraries. It provides world class information services to the academic, business, research and scientific communities and offers unparalleled access to the world’s largest and most comprehensive research collection. The Library’s collection has developed over 250 years and exceeds 150 million separate items representing every age of written civilisation. It includes: books, journals, manuscripts, maps, stamps, music, patents, newspapers and sound recordings in all written and spoken languages. and follow @britishlibrary

The British Library Business & IP Centre, based at St Pancras in London, opened in March 2006 with the help of London Development Agency funding. Since then, it has welcomed over 250,000 people through the doors and has an excellent track record in supporting entrepreneurs and SMEs to start and grow businesses. The Centre provides free access to an unparalleled resource of business and intellectual property information (over £5 million worth), supplemented by one-to-one advice clinics, practical workshops and networking events, featuring role model entrepreneurs. A copy of the Centre’s recent evaluation, which demonstrates how it has contributed towards London’s economy, can be found here    

For further information please contact Paul Goodwin on 211 5076