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Screw it Just Do it Manchester! - Build a Knockout Brand

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Having a great business idea alone is no longer enough. Customers now want to know the story behind the business, what it stands for, and why they should care! 
You don’t need a multi-million pound budget to start building your brand. 
We've got FIVE amazing brands to tell you how they did it.

We'll be announcing our five brands week by week starting with...

Speaker 1 Andy Young & Oliver Lloyd-Taylor - Black Milk Cereal

Speaker 2 Sherwin Acebuche & Tim Driver - Tarsier Spirit

Speaker 3 TBA

Speaker 4 TBA

Speaker 5 TBA


Andy Young & Oliver Lloyd-Taylor - Black Milk Cereal


The Northern Quarter favourite has won a cult following with its outrageous freakshakes and sugar-loaded cereal bowls since opening its first site inside Afflecks in 2015.

In the last three years, Black Milk have outgrown their first home in Afflecks, moving to their current location on Oldham Street.

They’ve also opened cafes in Bolton and London’s Soho, with more locations in the pipeline.

The cake-filled menu includes some of the best desserts in Manchester – fact! – along with milkshakes, freakshakes, hot chocolate and coffee.

Black Milk founders Oliver Lloyd-Taylor and Andy Young (above, right) say their aim is 'to entertain' - an unusual goal for a food and drink business. But it's clearly struck a chord with their young customer base who are looking for an Instagrammable experience that's visually appealing and different. Find out how they created his knockout brand on May 22nd.

Sherwin Acebuche & Tim Driver - Tarsier Spirit


Tim and his co-founder Sherwin spent many years working on making other peoples ideas come to fruition, so they decided it was time to do it for themselves.

They saw first hand the explosive rise in the popularity of gin and decided to take the plunge and use that passion for themselves. After much research and even more recipes, Tarsier Spirit was born!

Who's it For?

You have a great business idea and want to develop a coherent brand before telling the world about it. Or maybe, you’re creating a website, landing page or social media presence for your business and want to know what style will work.

You could be working on your business plan and want to know exactly what your business stands for and who it will appeal to.

Or perhaps you already have a product and want to create a brand brief that will help you design packaging for it.

You could already be running a business but want to get serious about your brand.

Plus! ANYONE that wants to build a powerful, profitable business.

This event will inspire you to think big as you build your own business.


Expert keynotes

Our keynote speakers are here for one reason - to make a difference to your business.

Their level of expertise is second to none, and their ability to teach and inspire is what makes them some of the most sought-after thought leaders in the entrepreneurship space.

Panel Sessions

We'll be discussing how to startup, scale-up - and exit your business successfully.

Breakout Sessions

We'll have three opportunities for you to meet and connect with like-minded entrepreneurs. This is where the magic happens and is the biggest game-changer during the event.


Earlier Event: April 24
Spring Training 2019