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Alliance Manchester Business School

Booth Street West

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Michael Sharples, Co-founder of the Crosslane Group

Michael Sharples co-founded the Crosslane Group with James Metcalf in 2006. Michael has successfully operated a number of businesses during his career. Since 1991 he has been a successful entrepreneur, as founder, acquirer and seller of a number of diverse businesses in different market sectors. Prior to his current vehicle Crosslane, Michael co-founded the Hamsard Group plc which acquired three technology businesses between 2002 and 2003. The company operated in seven countries within two years and Michael, as CEO, successfully took Hamsard onto the AIM market in 2005 at a pre-IPO valuation of £18m. Michael left Hamsard in 2006 to form the Crosslane Group which he co-founded with business partner James Metcalf. Since co-founding the Crosslane Group, Crosslane has posted profits consistently and has operations in the UK, France, Germany, Holland and Guernsey.

About StartUp Spotlight:

These informal events are designed to inspire and inform students, from all subject backgrounds, on aspects of starting a venture from the entrepreneur’s perspective. They involve a short presentation followed by chance to ask the the speaker your own questions. The format is turn up, get involved and enjoy.

The event will start at 5pm with refreshments, followed by the event itself - the refreshments go quick so get there early!

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