And Gateshead College will be sending a number of students to
the festival, to participate in the world-class showcase of
entrepreneurship, including practical sessions, exhibitions and
The event involves some of the biggest names in business
including Wayne Hemingway, Dragons' Den star Peter Jones CBE,
Charles Morgan, founder, The Morgan Motor Company, founder and
chairman of Risk Capital Partners Luke Johnson, and Lord
Bilimoria, founder and chairman, Cobra beers.
The Gazelle College Group, of which Gateshead College is a
keystone member, is committed to deploying entrepreneurship as a
strategic driver for change in the education sector. Gazelle
will be announced as Enterprise Education Partner of the MADE
festival and will also be spearheading a programme of activity
during the festival.
Gazellechampions a 'learning by doing' approach to support the
next generation in becoming confident and motivated self-starters,
so through attending MADE the objective is to empower students to
become inspired and motivated to build the great businesses of the
The news follows Gateshead College's decision to strengthen its
position as the North East's top entrepreneurial college by
becoming the Entrepreneurs' Forum's exclusive further education
The move reflects the college's commitment to providing students
with the confidence and skills to become the region's next
generation of successful entrepreneurs.
The college will be benefiting from access to the expertise of
Forum members, who include successful business leaders like Sage's
chief executive Paul Walker and Tom Maxfield, the driving force
behind Tom's Companies, while students will be participating in
entrepreneurial events and initiatives that would normally be
Gateshead College is pioneering a new approach to education
which focuses on equipping all students with an entrepreneurial
skills set and is a founding member of Gazelle, which was created
with strategic input and direction from Richard Thorold, principal
and chief Executive of Gateshead College. He said: "We are
delighted our students will be attending MADE: The Entrepreneur
Festival this year, with its stellar line up of speakers.
"It is not just for our students to get inspired by their
entrepreneurial spirit, but for the entrepreneurs to get inspired
by some of the innovative and exciting projects our students are
This year's MADE Festival will focus on how entrepreneurs can
put the great back into Britain.
Running between 19-22 September, it will bring together more
than 3,000 British inventors, designers, manufacturers,
entrepreneurs and UK policy-makers.
Speakers at the festival include Secretary of State for
Business, Innovation and Skills, Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP; Lord
Young of Graffham, Prime Minister's Enterprise Advisor; Robin
Rowland, CEO, Yo! Sushi; Charles Morgan, founder, The Morgan Motor
Company and Lord Bilimoria, founder and chairman, Cobra beers.