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Entrepreneur Michelle Mone OBE Visits Lancaster University To Help Local Businesses

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Michelle Mone OBE Michelle Mone OBE

Michelle Mone OBE, Founder and Co-owner of MJM International and the UK's leading designer lingerie brand, Ultimo, will be at Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) on August 3rd to pass on valuable advice to local businesses.

The highly successful businesswomen, one of the UK's top 3 female entrepreneurs, has been invited by LUMS's LEAD programme - a ten month programme which has been specifically designed to help owner-managers of small to medium sized businesses grow their business and become more profitable and secure.

She will give a taster Masterclass at 6pm in the Management School. The event is free to any owner managers (or anyone who can make changes in a business) who are interested in the LEAD programme. To register a place on the event please contact Michelle Atkins, LEAD Coordinator on 01524 510703 or lead@lancaster.ac.uk

Since launching her Ultimo Gel Bra invention in 1999, Michelle has built up the lingerie brand, Ultimo and her lingerie can be found across the UK's high-street. She holds eight worldwide patented lingerie inventions.

Michelle, who is a regular panellist on BBC's The Apprentice, has clocked up a number of prestigious awards over the years, including 'Best Newcomer' at the British Apparel Export Awards, 'World Young Business Achiever Award' at the Epcot Centre, Florida, and 'Business Woman of the Year' at the Corporate Elite Awards in London.

In 2001 Michelle joined the Board of Directors for The Princes Scottish Youth Business Trust and more recently its Board of Main Council. Michelle also supported the Sultan of Oman in setting up women's enterprise in the Middle East. Michelle also scooped top prize with her team on this year's Comic Relief Does the Apprentice, in which she appeared alongside Jonathan Ross, Ruby Wax and Carol Vorderman.

To date LEAD has worked with over 200 companies and 90% of them have seen an increase in sales turnover, employment, productivity and profits. On average LEAD participants increase their turnover by £200,000.

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Thu 29 July 2010