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Opus Open House – On a Stick… FREE Event


Are you a marketing director or high growth entrepreneur who’s asked for the moon?

Are you a digital creative, a technologist or an investor that’s delivered it?

October 7th, Warrington

This October, Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon will be appearing as part of Warrington’s Contemporary Arts Festival. And, on October 7th, Opus by Carpe Diem will present On a Stick…

A panel show unlike any other; for entrepreneurs, high growth businesses and digital transformers; On a Stick… brings to light real-world experiences of success and failure told by those who have asked for the moon or been sold it.

Tickets Available on Eventbrite FREE for Warrington Worldwide Readers use code ‘LUNAR’- Click here

John Kershaw

Founder of M14 Industries

John took their beard and dating site Bristlr into The Dragon’s Den and lived to tell the tale. But it’s not all been smooth shaving.

James Bedford

Business Mentor at Tech Manchester  

Sharing pitch stories, good and bad, and tips on being investment ready; as Head of Investment Partnerships at TechNation James saw plenty of ‘inventors’ promising the stars and just as many angel investors offering them in return.

Anna Heyes

Founder and MD of Active Profile

Young Entrepreneur of the Year (twice), Anna’s agency has supercharged clients since 2004 through PR and Growth Marketing. She was also instrumental in the formation of Baltic Creative and created the Inspired Spaces North project.  

Guy Weaver

Director at Praetura Ventures

Whether connecting companies with solutions and providers or investing equity into high growth technology businesses, Guy is an advocate for Northern innovation and recognises the chasm between early and majority adoption.

Atif Mahmood

Founder and CEO of Teacherly

Since accelerating his business as part of the Ignite Manchester cohort in 2016, Atif has raised over £1.5m in funding rounds and is breaking the Middle East market with Teacherly’s EdTech collaboration tools – turning teachers into teams.

Sue Wright

MD of Signature Living

Barrister to business founder; Sue Wright now looks after 900 staff, a £30m turnover and a multi-occupancy model with social media activity that swerves advertising fees. But you might want to ask her about boxing for charity.

Lorna Davidson

Founder & CEO of The Mothership Group & RedWigWam

A serial entrepreneur, Lorna’s first successful exit, from in-store brand implementation agency Tactical Solutions, led to the creation of Mothership.

 Chris Maguire

Founder of iMeg Partnership and Executive Editor at Business Cloud 

Chris will MC the whole event which will be no small feat as each panel will add to the last, never leaving the stage, so each voice adds to the last and everyone can be quizzed at the end.

On a Stick… is an Opus by Carpe Diem Open House event. As a home for digital creatives and technologists, the Opus community is made up of coworking members, public and private sector partners, including sponsors Yellowbus, and community groups like WAGames.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite FREE for Warrington Worldwide Readers use code ‘LUNAR’

For more details, contact:

saul.peake@carpe-diem.co.uk or call 01925 299842.



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