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World Creativity and Innovation Day Networking Event

April 21, 2023

Federation of Small Businesses Essex have joined forces with Ambitious Women in Essex, Ambitious Essex and Innovate UK Edge to bring you a special event to mark “World Creativity and Innovation Day”.

Join us to hear from 4 amazing guest speakers and take part in networking with other like-minded entrepreneurs, self-employed people and small business owners. Refreshments will be provided.

Fernando Centeno from Innovate UK Edge

A Lead Innovation and Growth Specialist with an extensive background in innovation and sustainability. Fernando has advised a plethora of start-ups and SMEs on strategy, marketing, equity finance, grants, product development and sustainability, improving their innovation expertise.

Linda Blanchette, Consciously Clothed

A unique, local, and conscious service helping you to make clothes last longer. Linga got the idea for her business from Climate Assembly UK who support the idea that repairing and sharing more, with less purchasing of new products, can have a positive impact on climate change.

Becky Baines, The Ink Bin

An award-winning circular economy advocate, Becky is the Managing Director of Ink Bin, a family-run business specialising in the sustainable recycling and refilling of printer inkjet cartridges. Their mission- to make the world more colourful one cartridge at a time!

Elise Clitheroe, Reco Store

Based in Tiptree the store offers affordable, well researched, earth friendly produce, all package free. They buy locally wherever possible and are always working with suppliers to improve their packaging or to initiate closed loop supply systems.

The agenda for the event will be:

10:30am – 11:00am | Arrival drinks and networking
11:00am – 11:40am | Fernando Centeno, Innovate UK Edge
11:40am – 12:10pm | Guest Speakers from the Ambitious Women in Essex Community: Linda Blanchette, Becky Baines & Elise Clitheroe
12:10pm – 1:30pm | Refreshments and Networking
The event is being held within the Innovation Centre at Essex University.

Book here: https://www.fsb.org.uk/event-calendar/world-creativity-and-innovation-day-networking-event-21stapr23.html


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Fri, April 21, 2023
9:30 am - 12:30 pm


Innovation Centre, Colchester
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FSB Essex