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Disruptive Minds Taskforce

Vodafone teams up with Great British Entrepreneur Awards to launch SME digital transformation taskforce.


Bringing together leading entrepreneurs and business leaders, our new Disruptive Minds initiative aims to help the business community understand the various challenges, barriers and opportunities of the digital world, and using their learnings to grow into 2022 and beyond.

The taskforce combines Vodafone’s digital and technical expertise, with the Great British Entrepreneur Awards’ community of business leaders, to offer advice and idea-driven content as a way of giving back to the business community.

The taskforce brings together Vodafone’s team of digital and technical experts alongside the community of business leaders from the Great British Entrepreneur Awards. Together, they’ll offer advice and idea-driven content to boost business confidence in exploring the digital landscape. 

The aim is to help drive SME growth across the UK thanks to fresh insights, expert knowledge and experience from across a broad spectrum of businesses and industries, through interactive online sessions and Q&As. 

Disruptive Minds from Vodafone and Great British Entrepreneur Awards and several members of the taskforce

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Showcasing this content and support across social media, our V-Hub, and Fresh Business Thinking; a digital resource from Great British Entrepreneur Awards, nineteen entrepreneurs from a range of sectors will lead conversations around learning in business, including Jo-Anne Chidley of Beauty Kitchen, Christopher Kenna of Brand Advance and Nohman Ahmed, the co-founder of footwear care brand Crep Protect.
Nohman said: "The ethos of combining the functionality of digital tools with an open mindset of learning has been vital for Crep Protect. This ‘always forward’ attitude has allowed for us to not only create products but to recreate and dominate a whole category through versatility and being able to drive innovation with the least effort.
"We have always been proud of being a British business and flying our flag in global markets and, being a judge with the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, it’s great to be involved in Disruptive Minds to provide value to other British businesses."

Pictured: Nohman Ahmed, the co-founder of footwear care brand Crep Protect.

Nohman Ahmed, the co-founder of footwear care brand Crep Protect

The Disruptive Minds initiative launches its activity with a LinkedIn Live session on Thursday 31st March. In this session, our taskforce will be discussing priorities for the year ahead, including how SMEs can ensure they overcome hurdles and stay afloat in 2022. With the taskforce bought together to have honest conversations about the realities of running a business, challenges faced and how to overcome these, this group are primed to discuss business resilience post pandemic.

On launching Disruptive Minds, Andrew Stevens, Head of UK Small & Medium Business at Vodafone, said “We are delighted to be launching such an exciting new initiative with the GBEA, bringing together some of the most dynamic and forward-thinking entrepreneurs and business leaders in the UK today. 

In order to maximise business opportunities and foster growth, it’s imperative that SMEs have access to the right tools and guidance. The aim here is to present a collective of thought leaders to provide insights, expertise and guidance in an effort to inspire and encourage the next wave of budding entrepreneurs.”
Sign up to our LinkedIn Live session on Thursday 31st March. 

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