Published: Wednesday, 1st Mar 2023

Business owners, entrepreneurs and students can gain free advice and support from leading business experts.

Bolton Libraries will be hosting two events designed to provide valuable insights into the world of business.

Build Your Brand will be delivered by marketing expert Zreen Mansha, a business coach and entrepreneur.

It will take place on Wednesday 15 March 1pm – 4.30pm, at the temporary Central Library at Crompton Place.

Zreen has diverse experience in web, tech, and media.

She is CEO of Travel Scotland, Founder of and Director at 

The session will include:

  • Understanding Branding
  • Defining Your Brand
  • Building Brand Assets
  • Managing and Protecting Your Brand
  • Brand Execution and application in Marketing
  • Q&A

The event is free and can be booked via Eventbrite.

Speaking with Purpose will be delivered by executive coach Andy Hall.

It will be held on Thursday 16 March 10am – 12 noon, at Bolton Central Library’s Lecture Theatre in Le Mans Crescent. 

Andy will share his experience and struggles in overcoming poor mental and physical health to become a mentor, coach, leader, speaker, and podcast host, for people in business to upskill and combat their fears.

Andy has spoken at and curated TEDx events and appeared on TV and radio.

This session will include:

• The benefits of Public Speaking

• How to craft a personal story in your own style

• Speaking techniques and methods

• Live talks

• Presenting tips and tricks 

• Q&A                             

The event is also free and can be booked via Eventbrite.  

Bolton Council’s Executive Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Cllr Adele Warren, said:

“These events further our commitment to supporting local businesses.

“They provide invaluable advice to those already running a business as well as anyone interested in starting one.

“It’s important that our business community is connected up, so these events are also a chance to meet up with fellow business owners and entrepreneurs to network and share ideas. 

“I would encourage anyone who is interested in boosting their business knowledge to attend and take advantage of the free expert advice.”

Both events are hosted by Bolton Library’s Business & Intellectual Property Centre, a national network of business support at libraries which is led by The British Library.