Take Off is a scheme run at the University of Southampton to help entrepreneurial students with access to training and funding to support the launch of a business or to take their business idea to the next level. The programme includes a speaker series delivered by industry experts and a competition to win a share of £50,000 worth of business funding. Lisa Preston and Emma Blunt, Director at Recognition Creative, deliver a three-hour marketing workshop as part of the speaker series, covering marketing plans, the marketing mix, PR and social media.
“Lisa and Emma are very confident speakers and they always deliver an excellent talk for our students, many of whom have no experience of marketing and communications. They find it easy to transfer their knowledge and expertise to the group and it has helped our students greatly and enabled them to have the confidence they need to market their own businesses. Lisa and Emma are able to relate to their audience and hone their material to ensure that the students get as much out of the session as they can. The students consistently give superb feedback about Lisa and Emma’s session. I highly recommend Lisa and Emma as expert speakers for ‘how to market your business’ and any other related topic.”
Professor Simon Cox, Associate Dean (Enterprise) at the University of Southampton