World-renowned entrepreneurial event returns to Sheffield

An illustrious line-up of entrepreneurs, experts and peers will be speaking at MADE Entrepreneur Festival, the UK’s premier business event for entrepreneurship.

Returning to the Crucible in Sheffield on the 9th November, MADE headlines with a conference aimed to educate, inspire and motivate new and experienced business leaders a-like by sharing their stories, advice and experiences on growing and succeeding in business. There will also be over 20 Fringe events covering a wide range of business topics.

Having been voted in the top 10 worldwide entrepreneurial conferences, this year MADE will be even better than ever.

Returning to host this year’s event is past keynote and audience favourite, Geoff Ramm, customer service and marketing expert. Alongside him will be:


  • Brad Burton – The UK’s #1 motivational speaker
  • Phil M Jones – World leading sales trainer
  • Sahar Hashemi – Founder of Coffee Republic and Co-Chair of the Governments ‘Scale-Up Taskforce’
  • Simon Biltcliffe – Founder of Webmart
  • James Brown – Founder of Beer 52
  • Ruth Nic Aoidh – Shaping the future strategy of McLaren Automotive
  • Emma Cooper – Inspiring the next generation of digital creatives


The exciting line-up includes Phil M Jones, a best-selling author and multiple award-winner who is highly regarded as the world’s leading sales trainer. From working with small business owners that are looking to increase sales to globally recognised companies that want to drive more activity from their staff – Phil’s unique skillset allows him to serve a vast mix of people with entirely different goals.

Also speaking will be Sahar Hashemi, who was recently appointed Co-Chair of the Government’s new Scale-up Task Force, brought the coffee cafe culture to the UK in the 90′s with her chain Coffee Republic. Alongside her brother they built it into one of the UK’s most recognised high street brands with 110 bars and a turnover of £30m. Hear Sahar’s entrepreneurial story which has led to her being nominated by Director magazine as one of its Top 10 Original Thinkers, alongside Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Sir Jonathan Ive.

Our speakers all bring an inspiring story or skill to help enhance your business. This year’s host Geoff Ramm said, “To appear 3 times in the last 4 years is something very special.  To perform at the crucible even more so.

“It is the UK’s premier entrepreneurial event packed with insights, inspiration and ideas to ignite the imagination.  “Having delivered both my OMG Marketing and Celebrity Service topics, this year as well as hosting the event I’ll be challenging the audience to create a greater experience for their customers and clients.  I’ll share my ‘120 Challenge’ technique with everyone which will have them creating ideas to outperform the competition.

“So, you have 3 choices on November 9th.  Stay at home.  Stay in your office.  Or Stay in your Crucible seat at the #1 voted entrepreneur event in the UK.  The choice is yours.”

Hilary Dunne, Events Director at BE Group who are organising the event, said: “We are delighted to bring together such an amazing line-up of inspirational speakers and leading trainers in marketing and sales. This will be an amazing celebration of entrepreneurship where everyone attending will be able take away real and tangible knowledge and advice to make valuable changes to the businesses.”

Tickets are available at

Chamber members have access to a 50 % discount on conference tickets – call Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber to receive your promo code – 01709 386201.

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