Friday, 29 February 2008

Semi-Finalists, Red Button Design Final 10 HSBC Unipreneurs!

James and I spent 3 1/2 hours on Tuesday in HSBC tower, Canary Wharf, London pitching to 6 Judges as one of the final 10 entrants in HSBC's £20,000 Unipreneurs Competition.

Admittedly we forwent sleep the prior night to develop a range of printed leaflets and brocures and spent a total of 13 3/4 hours travelling to and from the interview with london traffic so bad I had to get changed in the back of a black cab!

Nevertheless I think we did brilliantly and we will be rolling out some new branding to the website and this blog throughout the lifespan of the competition.

We will find out shortly if we cut it at Canary Wharf and will get through to the final 5 to pitch to an audience of 200 Business Individuals in London's BAFTA Theatre for the £20,000 prize.
Until then, keep your limbs crossed for us!

The judges were:

Lorna Collins, Director, Flying Start, NCGE;
James Murray-Wells, MD, Glasses Direct;
Huw Morgan, Head of Business Banking, HSBC;
Emma Crosby, Presenter, Sky News;
Jenny Little, Enterprise Editor, Financial Mail on Sunday;
Prof. Robert Blackburn, Director, Small Business Research Centre, Kingston University.

Images from the day.

Monday, 4 February 2008

Quoted Online at 10 Downing Street.

I have discovered the transcript of the India-UK business summit held in Delhi on the '10 Downing Street' website for anyone interested in my contribution (or Brown or Branson's for that matter) to the entrepreneurship debate . It isn't entirely accurate but then that's written transcripts of verbal discussions for you. Please note, almost everytime it says "IT" It should read "IP" we were actually discussing Intellectual Property rights.
India-UK Business Summit

I was somewhat pleased to notice I am not just quoted as a generic 'Panel Member' but 'Amanda Jones' !

Friday, 1 February 2008

Support for ROSS in India

I caught this article from Scotland on Sunday and despite the title (which at first concerned me!) it is worth a read, certainly raised a smile at RBD-HQ. Nice to have the continued support of the media.

A wasted passage to India, Michelle Rodgers, Scotland on Sunday