Bidwriting.com attends Venture Day 2016 at Cranfield School of Management

Bidwriting.com attends Venture Day 2016 at Cranfield School of Management

Bidwriting.com attends this year’s Venture Day at Cranfield School of Management.

On Thursday 22 September 2016, Cranfield University held their annual one-day conference and networking event for entrepreneurs.

Cranfield Venture Day is a one-day annual conference and networking event for entrepreneurs and those interested in entrepreneurial performance.  The event comprised keynote addresses by leading entrepreneurs, exposure to the latest research from Cranfield and a networking zone.

Now in its 8th year, the event attracts some of the most ambitious and innovative business minds across a variety of sectors. The aim of the day was to bring together networks of CEOs, senior managers, alumni, supporters and advocates in order to:

  • Share thought leadership in the areas of business growth and entrepreneurship
    Provide practical insights from experience and from experts in dealing with growth and entrepreneurship
  • Inspire new ways of thinking and working in business
  • Create new conversations between researchers, practitioners, CEOs and experts.
The inspirational keynotes were:

Jozsef Varadi, CEO and founder of Wizzair
Wizzair is a low cost airline that has been growing since it started in 2004 to a stage where it is now flying some 21million passengers per year and becoming a dominant player.

                                                           Jozsef Varadi, CEO and founder of Wizzair
The panel included:
In addition there was a panel chaired by Guy Rigby of Smith and Williamson that comprised Robert Wright, a serial aviation entrepreneur and founder non-exec of Wizzair; Karim Sekkat a corporate finance expert now running Oxford Engineering; Tim Jones Chair and shareholder of Treatt PLC a food ingredients company and Debra Charles of Novacroft which provides the backend to numerous rail companies to manage smartcards. 

                                                 Jon Thornes of Cool Milk

Jon Thornes of Coolmilk

Coolmilk is a UK business that transformed itself from a flat lined dairy business into a rapid growth venture providing a platform whereby regional diaries can charge for and manage the logistics of school milk to over 1 million children per day.​

                                                                               Marcus Stuttard - ​CEO of the Alternative Investment Market

Nick Lloyd - Principal in the Corporate team at EMW, Matthew Holman - Principal in the Commercial team at EMW, Andrew Robinson - CEO, The Automated Technology Group,

Tony Young - Managing Director, ITAS, Steven Male - Project Manager, ITAS

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