Monday, 12 December 2016

University of Birmingham celebrating entrepreneurship at PKF Cooper Parry

Students from the University of Birmingham attended an Entrepreneurship event hosted by local employer PKF Cooper Parry.  Enterprising students Catherine Eromosele and Mario Saad attended the event during Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Catherine Eromosole

The sessions included talks delivered by different entrepreneurs and employees at PKF Cooper Parry.
The event began with a speech from Khusboo Raja, last year’s winner of PKF Cooper Parry’s Dragon’s Den event, she shared experiences of how she managed to grow her Wedding card business for Asian weddings.

The next speaker was Dan Williams who is the head of sales at PKF Cooper Parry. He delivered a speech on presentation and communication skills and how to be an effective public speaker; relevant for pitching a business idea to investors. There were also talks on the topics of finance, investors and networking.

The session ended with the CEO, Ade Cheatham who gave a speech on ‘How to be a Leader’. He provided insight on how PKF Cooper Parry rebranded into a different, colourful and modern firm from a traditional East Midlands firm. He explained the importance of setting big goals and how PKF Cooper Parry is on the course to reaching their market share goals.

It was a fun day, which provided fantastic networking opportunities. I got to talk to some of the speakers and left my business card and CV. 

Mario Saad

UoB entrepreneurial student Mario Saad
It was a real highlight to see Ade Cheatham the CEO take to the stage and propose that the company “only hire attitude” in a response to querying about a graduate job on the spot.  Later on Orchid MD Brett Critchley articulated his story very vividly of how he grew his IT company into a £10m business; employing over 60 staff members, then later selling it for £5m - inspired! Connecting with an array of different people, exchanging ideas with key players and expressing my gratitude for the event, concluded the day in a powerful state. Thank you for the opportunity B-Enterprising!

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