Creating magic in your business. With Sir Tim Smit


5:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Library @ The Lightbox, 1 The Glass Works, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 1GW

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About The Event

Launchpad Barnsley, the fully funded business start up advisers introduce their inspiring business engagement talks in association with the Barnsley Economic Partnership.

Kicking these off will be Sir Tim Smit. The man behind the remarkable Eden Project.

The Eden project made £1 Billion for the local economy in Cornwall. Since its opening in 2001, over 20 million people have come to see a once sterile pit, turned into a cradle of life.

Come along to this inspiring free event in Barnsley where businesses are invited to connect and be inspired by Sir Tim to push the boundaries of what is possible in Barnsley. There will be networking after the talk with a buffet and refreshments.

This event will be designed to fuel imagination and inspiration for businesses in Barnsley, encouraging entrepreneurship and enterprise. With representatives of ‘Launchpad Barnsley’, the ‘Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce’ and ‘Enterprising Barnsley’ in attendance.

Following a Q & A session with Sir Tim, the audience will be encouraged to get actively involved in networking after the event, aimed at connecting business. We want to help Barnsley businesses to collaborate, with a number of business minds in the room, we hope that problems can be solved and relationships made.

More on the presenter:

Sir Tim Smit is best known for his achievements in Cornwall. He ‘discovered’ and then restored ‘The Lost Gardens of Heligan’ with John Nelson, which is now one of the UK’s best loved gardens having been named ‘Garden of the Year’ by BBC Countryfile Awards (Mar 2018). Tim’s book ‘The Lost Gardens of Heligan’ won Book of the Year in 1997.

Tim is Executive Vice-Chair and Co-founder of the multi award-winning Eden Project in Cornwall. He’s also Executive Co-Chair for Eden Project International which aims to have an Eden Project on every habited continent by 2025.