Former JLS singer JB Gill among top speakers at MADE Entrepreneur Festival

Business leaders, a top nutritionist and a former JLS popstar will be among the speakers who tell their story of success at MADE The Entrepreneur Festival.

Friday, 9th October 2015, 1:17 pm

The event, which takes place on October 22, aims to inspire others and will feature presentations by Ella’s Kitchen baby food founder Paul Lindley and ex JLS singer JB Gill.

They will be joined at the festival in Sheffield by nutritionist guru Annabel Karmel and Dave Coplin, chief envisioning officer of Microsoft UK.

Mr Lindley, who made his fortune from Ella’s Kitchen baby food, established a social enterprise supporting entrepreneurs in Africa and hopes to make a second fortune from Paddy’s Bathroom children’s toiletries – while funding clean water in Rwanda.

He also worked as an accountant and spent nine years at children’s television channel, Nickelodeon.

He said: “Businesses who see making money as their only goal are very short-sighted.

“Modern consumers demand social awareness from the brands they buy, especially younger ones who have been given more awareness of worldwide issues by the internet.

“It is now so very obvious if companies are not proving they have a social conscience and a scheme that gives back.”

The festival takes place from 9am-6pm at Sheffield City Hall.

Standard tickets cost £50 with £15 concessions.