Speakers announced for innovative Enterprise & Freelance Fair

Alex Connock in October 2008Alex Connock, CEO of Ten Alps, will be speaking at the Enterprise & Freelance Fair in Warrington. Alex will be explaining why as the co-founder, with Bob Geldof, of Ten Alps plc, he is passionate about building media businesses with freelance talent and how he has used this competitive advantage to grow Ten Alps PLC into one of the fastest growing UK media companies.

Alex has been several times shortlisted as Entrepreneur of the Year. He is currently Entrepreneur in Residence at INSEAD (Fontainebleau), Governor of Manchester Metropolitan University, board member of Salford University School of Media, Northwest Vision and Media and Creative Manchester. He is a NESTA mentor to startup media companies, working with Roughcut TV, a comedy producer.

“I am delighted to be able to speak at this event as I feel that engaging freelancer talent can considerably improve business performance” explained Connock.

The Enterprise & Freelance Fair is a brand new concept and will provide a series of unique forums for local businesses, agencies and freelancers to meet and build relationships, with the ultimate goal of working with each other. The fair includes two parallel workshops that will offer business attendees the opportunity to learn how freelancers can help them gain the competitive advantage needed in today’s difficult economic climate. Then, at the end of a briefing session, freelancers, companies and agencies will be invited to mix, network and develop ways of collaborating and working together.

To find out more about the Enterprise and Freelance Fair you can visit www.enterprisefreelancefair.co.uk.


Notes for editors – About Neil Lewis and MediaModo

Neil Lewis is a media entrepreneur and business leader based in the North West of England. A partner in MediaModo and the driving force behind new digital magazine Rags to Wreckages to Riches, Neil has over 20 years experience in publishing and investment. His specialist skills include business strategy, online publishing and media plus business investment and start-ups.

Neil is soon to publish his first book on 100 Rules for Successful Entrepreneurs and also regularly speaks at university and entrepreneurial networking events where he shares what he has learnt from his experiences. Neil and MediaModo offer a contract publishing service to businesses and entrepreneurs. They recently won a North West Development Agency grant to develop a new entrepreneurial accreditation scheme that will revolutionise the way investors and entrepreneurs work together.

For more information on the Enterprise & Freelance Fair, visit: www.enterprisefreelancefair.co.uk

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