Success is brewing for enterprising alumni

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15 Aug 2014

Master of Enterprise students Paul Delamere and George Grant have tasted success with their start-up, ShinDigger Brewing Co.

The pair, who studied for their MEnt at Manchester Business School, have entered the world of craft brewing with the help of government funding and now supply to more than 60 stockists in England and Scotland.

“The Master of Enterprise (MEnt) degree played a really important part in getting ShinDigger Brewing Co. off the ground,” said Paul.

“It offered the perfect environment to start planning our business. The practical skills we were taught were directly transferable with regards to helping us do this. 

"We were also able to get vital mentoring and connections from Manchester Enterprise Centre, which has had a big impact on how far we've come today."

The students and lecturers on the course also offered a great sounding board for our ideas and gave us useful feedback. A big draw of the course was how much it immerses you into the entrepreneurial world. You eat, drink and live entrepreneurship, with everyone else on the course just as passionate about it as you, so it is a great place to develop and learn.

Paul and George, both 24, were also finalists in the Venture Further competition in both 2013 and 2014. Paul said: “Venture Further offers a great opportunity to develop a business idea. It forces you to take a deeper look and answer some really tough questions about it.

“There is also the opportunity to get some much needed start-up money to get the idea off the ground.”

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