Updated: Tuesday, 23rd July 2019 @ 3:52pm

Salford Uni's entrepreneur workshops give Lord Alan Sugar run for his money

Salford Uni's entrepreneur workshops give Lord Alan Sugar run for his money

By Marya Yasin

Lord Alan Sugar had better watch out, as Salford University is embarking on a quest to help budding entrepreneurs.

The University held a week of workshops and talks as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011 (14-20 November).

Amongst the speakers was Dr Sophie Kain from series three of the BBC’s The Apprentice. Dr Kain has a proven track record in business and has set up her own technology company ‘Prior Kain’.

Salford University’s Press and PR Officer Ben Cawley said: “The talk was well attended and we had good, positive feedback. Sophie explained that she had a tough time on the Apprentice but came through it and now runs a very successful business.”

Dr Kain also spoke about the process involved in setting up a small business and her experiences of setting up a new product.

Louise Kenworthy, who works on the European Regional Development Fund North West Higher Education Enterprise Champions Project, said: “Global Entrepreneurship Week is an exciting week full of fantastic events to help our students and graduates become more enterprising, pursue their dreams and build the businesses of tomorrow.”

A talk held on 18 November entitled ‘One Laugh at a Time: Business Inspiration & Increase Your Confidence’ by Square Pegs Workshops. On the day, Square Pegs ran comedy workshops designed to increase self-confidence and business productivity.

Mr Cawley said: “We’ve had a very good response. Events took place all week with themes including ‘How to survive in business?’ and social enterprise.”

Salford University will be holding Enterprise Academy sessions every week until 6 December and they start again in February.