Enterprise Fellows showcase designs at ladies lunch
08 June 2012
Four female-led businesses from the LJMU Enterprise Fellowship Programme were recently invited to exhibit their designs at a Liverpool Vision Ladies’ Lunchtime networking event. Liverpool Vision is the city’s economic development company and its Ladies Lunchtime events attract a large number of attendees as well as high-profile guest speakers.
Karen Brookman of Aphrodite Art, Gemma Butler of Gemma Butler Photography, Susan Comer of Unique Wearable Art and Amy Stevenson of AIMS Designs are all graduates of the Enterprise Fellowship Programme run by LJMU’s Student Enterprise team.
Dominique Aspey, LJMU’s Enterprise Network Manager who facilitated the exhibition between LJMU and Liverpool Vision, said afterwards, “The networking lunch was a fantastic opportunity for the ladies to meet potential new customers and make new contacts. Our exhibition stand attracted much interest for the businesses themselves as well as for LJMU and the Enterprise Fellowship Programme. We are committed to supporting our Enterprise Fellows even when they have graduated from the Programme and showcase events like this are part of that support.”
The Enterprise Fellowship Programme 2011 is now open for applications. The programme has helped more than 100 graduate-led business ventures to get off the ground. Graduates from any university can apply as long as they graduated no later than 2007. They must also be Merseyside-based and be committed to starting a business on Merseyside. For more information about the programme and details on how to apply, please visit the Student Enterprise website or telephone 0151-231 8060.
Pictured L-R: LJMU Enterprise Fellows Gemma Butler; Susan Comer; Amy Stevenson; Karen Brookman