Inaugural Sheffield event aims to Inspire Futures and unite the city’s business community

Live music from local musicians and complementary, hand-crafted food and drink served by local vendors will greet guests at a business event with a difference, as Sheffield prepares to host the inaugural Inspiring Futures.

Inspiring Futures will be staged as a part of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2021, and is being organised and delivered by the Adam Bradford Agency, in partnership with Acoustic Live, British Business Group and Pearson College London.

The event takes place between 7.00pm and 11.00pm on Tuesday 9th November. It will be held at The Mowbray event and conference space in the city’s Kelham Island district.

Inspiring Futures will feature pitches from young entrepreneurs studying at Pearson College, who will compete for a cash prize that also includes professional mentoring and support from the event’s partners.

The competition will be followed by an informal networking session, against a backdrop of live entertainment that includes a performance from emerging R&B/Soul duo DVTN.

Inspiring Futures founder Adam Bradford said: “We’re truly excited to be delivering Inspire Futures to Sheffield’s business community. As a Sheffield agency ourselves, we want to make this an event that really adds value to the city’s business calendar, while also providing an opportunity for our friends and colleagues to experience something a little different.

“Live pitches and live music, alongside real entrepreneurs and real businesses will be at the heart of Inspiring Futures, and we’re delighted to be staging our inaugural event at such an iconic venue that forms such an integral part of the area’s heritage.

“We’re looking forward to reacquainting with old contacts and making new ones as we approach the end of what has been another challenging year for local businesses, and we have plans to expand and develop the format in the years to come as Sheffield plots its route out of the pandemic.”

Interested attendees can secure their place at the first ever Inspiring Futures for free here –

A series of commercial and sponsorship packages are available, to suit a range of budgets. Contact [email protected] for more information.

The Sheffield event will be followed by Inspiring Futures Dubai, which is set to take place on Wednesday 17 November.