Business owners invited to media event in Barnsley

25 September 2015

Digital Media Centre in Barnsley, South YorkshireBusiness owners are invited to meet national business journalists at an event to be held in Barnsley next week.

Vicki Owen who covers small businesses and entrepreneurship for the Mail and Mail on Sunday will be amongst the line-up of speakers. She will be joined by former Financial Times editor Brian Groom, who is now a freelance business media consultant, and BBC Radio Sheffield’s Mick Lunney who covers the Barnsley patch.

The ‘Meet the Journalist’ event will be held at the Digital Media Centre (DMC) on Tuesday October 6th between 6pm and 8pm.

It is organised as part of a programme of business support for start-ups and small businesses delivered by Enterprise Nation through its Northern Hub at the DMC.

The Hub is a collaboration between Enterprise Nation and Enterprising Barnsley, a European-funded business support programme delivered by Barnsley Council.

Enterprise Nation’s founder Emma Jones said: “Our events are a fun and friendly way to start or grow your business, and meet other people doing the same.

“We invite people to come long to this event to gain an insight into how the media works and what makes a good business story.”

Enterprise Nation is national business support network which provides a range of expert workshops, visits and events to help people turn good ideas into great businesses.

Its Northern Hub provides small businesses in this region with a place to meet; attend events and network; access free Wi-Fi and hot drinks, plus make use of a co-working area open for anyone to work from, either for just one hour, or to base a business there.

To book a place on the Meet the Journalist event, tickets priced £10, please visit Eventbrite:

Enterprising Barnsley is supported financially by the European Union and has attracted £3,015,276 investment from the European Regional Development Fund as part of Europe’s support for the region’s economic development, through the Yorkshire and Humber ERDF Programme.

Notes to editor

Attached photographs show the DMC; and Vicki Owen of the Financial Mail and Mail on Sunday (apologies for low quality of image)

For information about Enterprising Barnsley go to or contact Tracey Johnson on 01226 720700 or at

For information about the Enterprise Nation Northern Hub contact Ben Hawley at or 07717682413

Additional media contact: Steph Pollard on 01226 766900 or 0776 196 4492 or at

The Enterprising Barnsley programme is part financed by the Yorkshire and Humber European Regional Development Fund Programme 2007 to 2013. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the managing authority for the European Regional Development Fund Programme, which is one of the funds established by the European Commission to help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support local businesses and create jobs. For more information visit

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