A TEES Valley networking event is supporting Global Entrepreneurship Week with a business breakfast.

Middlesbrough Business Forum will welcome entrepreneur Jo Fairley, founder of Green and Black’s chocolate, award-winning author and journalist, and leading brand consultant on Thursday, November 15, from 7.30am to 9am in Teesside University Library.

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest campaign to promote entrepreneurship, taking place in 115 countries from November 12 to 18.

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Since founding Green and Black’s chocolate in 1991, Ms Fairley has built the brand into a world-leading organic chocolate company. In 2005, the brand was sold to Cadbury, but Ms Fairley champions its success in her ambassadorial role.

She now runs Judges Bakery, an organic one-stop shop and The Wellington Centre, an 11-room boutique wellbeing centre, in her hometown of Hastings, East Sussex.

She is also co-author of the bestselling Beauty Bible series of books. A leading entrepreneur with lots of experience, this is an opportunity to hear her story and tips for business success.

The event is free and includes complimentary coffee and breakfast pastries.

There will also be time to network with other business guests after the presentation, Places must be booked on the website middlesbrough businessforum.co.uk or call 01642-224706.

A parking space will be allocated on campus on receipt of booking.