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Entrepreneurs Panel

Charlie Mullins
Julie Meyer
Brian Hay
David Pollock
Steve Purdham
Jeremy Roberts
Michael Oliver
Richard O'Sullivan
Laura Tenison
Tony Caldeira
Jennie Johnson
Debbie Pierce

Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street
Manchester M2 3JL
United Kingdom
Phone: 0161 235 8888

Welcome your guests with coffee, tea and freshly made biscuits in our stylish, contemporary Cafe. From here, delegates can easily access the new wing of the Gallery, housing our modern purpose-built Lecture Room. The Lecture Room combines high standards of comfort with simple-to-operate touch-screen presentation equipment, which helps to take the stress out of your conference, meeting or seminar.

One of the most unique meeting rooms in Manchester, the Granada Study room is located in arguably the most beautiful and ornate locations of he Gallery.

  • Kathryn Parsons, co-founder of Decoded, started with little more than faith and determination, but four years later it’s grown into a global business. Ahead of her appearance at Accelerate 2015 in...

  • Author, writer and marketer Ryan Holiday on how entrepreneurs need to interpret failure.

  • Sue Vizard, business coach and author of Jump Start: The Start-up Book for Your Dream Business, looks at some of the questions solo entrepreneurs should ask themselves.

  • Ian Wright, founder and chief executive of, is bringing together SMEs and NEDs - without the hefty recruitment fees.

  • Former professional golfer turned entrepreneur Colin Stevens has had a busy 18 months. The Better Bathrooms founder has increased turnover at the firm, secured a multi-million pound investment and...

Five Minutes With

Reputation is everything when it comes to running a successful business, according to Sacha Lord-Marchionne and Sam Kandel, founders of the Warehouse Project (WHP), a series of club nights featuring DJs from all over the world, which was launched back in 2006.

After travelling the world in a corporate role, Mike Wheeler decided that he had had enough of living out of a suitcase and so got a job running a small family business.