Race to Market is a week-long event where you will gain real practical experience by working with successful business people to learn and develop skills, and explore business ideas.
With the support of mentors you will get the opportunity to;
- create networks
- build your confidence
- explore business ideas
- experience multi-disciplinary working with students from across UWTSD
- interact with business mentors
The event is flexible – you can either come with your own business idea or work on a real-life brief set by the business mentors, and at the end of the week you’ll be given the opportunity to pitch your ideas to a panel of judges.
When is Race to Market 2018?
Kieran co-founded Big Lemon Creative, a company that develops powerful brands and creates unique websites for clients. Their passion lies in the design, development and implementation of all the work with a focus on client satisfaction.
Rebecca is a director of sGRipt, a media training and video production company. Rebecca started her career as a presenter on a magazine style programme for S4C and has since worked for BBC Wales News in 1998. In addition to reporting for TV and Radio, Rebecca has hosted live radio programmes, and works as a Life Design tutor at UWTSD.
As owner of Sew Swansea, Natasha plans and facilitates textile workshops from her studio in the heart of Swansea City, with the aim of empowering women. She runs sewing and crochet workshops, and is adept in using many different materials.
Nia currently works at Swansea University as a Digital communications and event coordinator and is passionate about her freelance illustration and design work for Nia Beynon designs. Studying Fashion Promotion gave Nia a great insight into all areas of the business, and she has worked for a number of companies including Harvey Nichols.
Beth is the Senior Social media Executive for Birchbox, an ecommerce company specialising in beauty, and matching the right products with their customers. After graduating with a First from UWTSD in Business Leadership & Management, Beth was elected as the Swansea SU President for two years before embarking on her passion, and setting up her own YouTube channel.
Nigel is highly experienced having been in the construction industry for 30 years. Since joining the industry as a trainee site engineer Nigel has been in a variety of construction management roles, and is currently Operations Manager for Kier Construction in South Wales. He is experienced in working collaboratively on projects with early contractor involvement and is an advocate of collaborative working to deliver true benefits to the client and local community.
Wendy in her post as Head of Workforce & Organisational Development for the National Wales Informatics Service (NWIS) is responsible for workplace planning, recruitment, education and training, professional recognition and registration, and so much more. With a nursing background, Wendy has been awarded an Honorary Professorship of Practice from UWTSD for her work in championing professionalism in technology and information.
Working as a Design and Project manager for BOF for nearly 20 years, Simon has a wealth of experience providing clients with inspiring environments. He has an extensive knowledge of furniture and project management, and liaises with end users, architects, contractors and interior designers on any given project. BOF has provided furniture for a wide variety of small and large-scale projects for over 30 years.
Check out a snippet of last years’ event below