StartUp Britain‘s StartUp bus is currently doing another UK-wide tour of 25 cities to inspire people to turn their business ideas into action, to celebrate entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial communities across Britain, and to raise awareness of national and local support available to entrepreneurs.

“By parking the StartUp Britain bus in town squares across the country, we want to give people the confidence and inspiration to turn their business ideas into reality”

 

The 1966 Routemaster bus pulls up at Bristol Temple Meads on 8 July with business advisors, mentors and entrepreneurs on board, offering both workshops and one-to-one advice. The event will also be tying in with support organisations in each area, including the likes of Entrepreneurial Spark, Entrepreneurs’ Forum, Hot500 and BizBritain.

andrew-mulvennaAs part of this event the tech co-working space and business accelerator the Engine Shed will be holding a free event on the subject of ‘Hiring a hi-performance team’ where Brightpearl CEO Andy Mulvenna (pictured right) will be sharing how he and his co-founder grew a startup from 6 to 100+ employees in 3 years.

No stopping Britain’s startups

StartUp Britain is a national campaign that was set up by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. The organisation was created to harness the expertise and passion of Britain’s leading businesspeople to celebrate, inspire and accelerate enterprise in the UK.

StartUp Britain director, Matt Smith said: “Since StartUp Britain launched in 2011 we have seen record breaking numbers of people each year starting businesses, showing that the entrepreneurial spirit within Britain continues to grow.

“By parking the StartUp Britain bus in town squares across the country, we want to give people the confidence and inspiration to turn their business ideas into reality.”

You can sign up to attend the Bristol Startup bus here and sign up for the Hiring a hi-performance team event here. You can see more on StartUp Britain’s website (and see their free start-up resources too) or by following them on Twitter: @StartUpBritain. You can see other upcoming events at the Engine Shed at the Engine Shed events calendar.

Jamie Middleton