Hugh Facey Plays a Key Part in Efforts to Shape the Future of Sheffield

1st October 2014

Hugh Facey, one of the UK's most successful entrepreneurs, inventor of the iconic Gripple fastener and founder of Sheffield-based Gripple Limited, had a busy week when helping to shape Sheffield for the future.

Hugh's involvement with the MADE: The Entrepreneur Festival started in the city's Millennium Galleries following an invitation to attend the launch of the Big Investment Project. The following day Hugh was the special guest at the South Yorkshire launch in of the Federation of Small Business (FSB) NeXt working movement when he explained to Bob Spence, the international speaker, author and business entrepreneur, his views on the importance of employee ownership in a business. Hugh's hectic week concluded when he was one of the main speakers at the Sheffield City Summit, organised by the Sheffield City Council as part of the festival, when he once again expressed how employee owned businesses can contribute to successful cities.

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