Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced Gazelle as a major sponsor for MADE: The Entrepreneur Festival 2012 in September at the festival’s official launch.
Highbury College will be sending a number of students to the festival, to participate in the world-class showcase of entrepreneurship, including practical sessions, exhibitions and fringe events.
The event involves some of the biggest names in business including Wayne Hemingway, Dragons' Den star Peter Jones CBE, Charles Morgan, founder, The Morgan Motor Company, founder and chairman of Risk Capital Partners Luke Johnson, and Lord Bilimoria, founder and chairman, Cobra beers.
The Gazelle College Group, of which Highbury College is a keystone member, is committed to deploying entrepreneurship as a strategic driver for change in the education sector. Gazelle will be announced as Enterprise Education Partner of the MADE festival and will also be spearheading a programme of activity during the festival.
Gazelle champions a 'learning by doing' approach to support the next generation in becoming confident and motivated self-starters, so through attending MADE the objective is to empower students to become inspired and motivated to build the great businesses of the future.
Stella Mbubaegbu CBE, Principal and Chief Executive of Highbury College said: "We are delighted our students will be attending MADE: The Entrepreneur Festival this year, with its stellar line up of speakers. It is not just for our students to get inspired by their entrepreneurial spirit, but for the entrepreneurs to get inspired by some of the innovative and exciting projects our students are doing."
This year's MADE Festival will focus on how entrepreneurs can put the great back into Britain.
Running between 19-22 September, it will bring together more than 3,000 British inventors, designers, manufacturers, entrepreneurs and UK policy-makers.
Speakers at the festival include Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP; Lord Young of Graffham, Prime Minister's Enterprise Advisor; Robin Rowland, CEO, Yo! Sushi; Charles Morgan, founder, The Morgan Motor Company and Lord Bilimoria, founder and chairman, Cobra beers.