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Entrepreneurs Exchange - Anya Hindmarch CBE

Entrepreneurs Exchange is an initiative to support entrepreneurs right across the UK to grow their business – whether regionally, nationally, or internationally.

Time & Date: 6-8.30pm, Thursday 2nd March

Entrepreneurs Exchange

with Anya Hindmarch, CBE

6pm Tuesday 2 March - Manchester Town Hall

Born in Essex in 1968, Anya Hindmarch is one of the world's foremost accessories designers thanks to her eponymous label, Anya Hindmarch.

Anya founded her business in London in 1987 and has since grown into a global brand that has over 40 stores - including flagships in New York, London and Tokyo - and is stocked in many of the world's best retail stores, from Barney's in New York to BoonTheShop in Korea. Despite this global success, Anya Hindmarch still retains the appeal and uniqueness of a niche brand.

The only accessories designer to hold an on-schedule London Fashion Week show, Anya Hindmarch shows have become renowned for their creativity and wit. Recent highlights include models floating weightlessly over the catwalk, a 120-strong male choir and a giant mirrored kaleidoscopic set. In addition, the collections are showcased in seasonal pop-ups that have included a 'Mini Mart' on London's Mount Street and an Anya Hindmarch 'Service Station', the first retail installation to be housed in the Selfridges London car park which then travelled to Korea, Tokyo and LA. 

There are also five Anya Hindmarch bespoke stores, where customers can have drawings or messages in their own handwriting embossed by in-store craftsmen. Part of an on-going commitment to reconnect the craftsman and the customer, each bespoke piece is - as Anya says - about 'having your name on something, rather than mine'. 

A passionate advocate of British design and arts, Anya is also a UK Trade Ambassador, a Non-Executive Director of the British Fashion Council and a trustee of both the Royal Academy of Arts and the Design Museum. In 2009 Anya Hindmarch was awarded an MBE in recognition for her contribution to the British fashion industry and in the last year Anya has received two prestigious Accessory Designer of the Year awards; a British Fashion Award and the Glamour Women of the Year Award.

Entrepreneurs Exchange is about entrepreneurs supporting entrepreneurs. On one day only, 2 March, in 10 locations across the UK, at 6pm, over 20 of the nation’s leading business founders are coming together to give free, real business advice to the next generation of the UK’s entrepreneurs.

Through this nationwide wave of events, we will create a national conversation and positive momentum about the power of entrepreneurship and doing business across the UK.

Events are open to members of the public and are specifically aimed at those who have set up a business that they now wish to grow. Attendees will find out how established and successful entrepreneurs set up and grew their businesses, the challenges they have overcome to enable success, and the real advice they wish they had been given. 
Entrepreneurs Exchange is collaboration between a group of the UK’s leading business founders, the government and HSBC. Entrepreneurs Exchange will help foster networks and communities of entrepreneurs across the UK.

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Manchester Town Hall
Albert Square
M2 5DB