Michelle Wright

Michelle trained at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and played the violin professionally. A chartered marketer, manager and fundraiser, Michelle founded Cause4 after leaving the London Symphony Orchestra, where her achievements in private sector fundraising led to her being judged the Best Upcoming Fundraiser at the National Fundraising Awards in 2008. Since setting up Cause4 Michelle has undertaken major strategic and business development projects, including campaign developments with a number of national charities and consultancy work for FTSE 100 brands developing their cultural sponsorship programmes. Michelle also specialises in philanthropy, having recently developed a number of major philanthropy projects for charities and corporates, and having set up new philanthropic foundations for sports stars, artists and entrepreneurs.

FedEx Small Business Grant: £20,000 for winning SME, £10,000 for runner-up.
Small is beautiful – let’s redefine how we measure entrepreneurial success
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The key characteristics of successful adolescent businesses
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When is the right time to set up a business?
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Is improvisation the key to entrepreneurial success?
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If entrepreneurs fail to plan an exit, do they plan to fail?
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Youth entrepreneur culture risks getting out of hand
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How to bring out the inner-Branson in your staff
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