SOSTo celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, the London Youth Support Trust hosted a special networking event for all its businesses. As well as inviting three guest speakers to have an open discussion on how to make more money in business, LYST held its first ever pitching competition.
Ten entrepreneurs representing all centres took the plunge and performed a 60-second pitch for up to £500 prize money, kindly donated by Lee Valley Estate´s Chief Executive Michael Polledri.
In first place, winning £300, was Michael Atiemo, from Secure On Site. The team, who are based in the 639 Enterprise Centre, were delighted to have won, saying the money would help go towards their petty cash. The evening ended with the entrepreneurs being awarded by Michael Polledri, followed by a feast of refreshments donated by the new Sainsbury´s, which recently opened just off Tottenham´s High Road.
The audience got the chance to question the guest panel, which included ex-LYST entrepreneur Nigel Wells, who set up RWD magazine in 2001, which is now turning over nearly £2 million in revenue.
The audience also received marketing advice from leading professional Lois Ireson, who co-founded MSB Executive and specialises in Communications, having had over 15 years marketing experience in luxury drinks´ brands.
There was also sound advice from Paul Green, who started Hiremech in Tottenham 19 years ago, who “can´t stress enough the importance of the relationship with the customer”. Get in touch with one of the best security companies in London like us!