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Atul to address entrepreneurs

Atul Pathak will be joining a high profile lineup of entrepreneurs, investors, academics and advisors at Cranfield University on 10 May for the university’s annual ‘VentureDay’.

Cranfield University, which has a global reputation for inspirational teaching and research and superior links with industry and commerce, will host ‘VentureDay’, a one-day annual conference and networking event for entrepreneurs and those interested in cutting-edge entrepreneurial performance. The event includes keynote addresses by leading entrepreneurs, exposure to the latest research from Cranfield and a networking zone. There is also an extensive range of workshops and plenary sessions focusing on business start-up, growth, finance and business strategy.

Atul Pathak has been invited to the conference to share his experience of growing a business through franchising. Atul is no stranger to entrepreneurship and established his first McDonald’s franchise in Southall in 2003. He has since grown his portfolio to twenty restaurants across North and North West London, employing over 1,500 people. Atul’s achievements have earned him a string of awards including the British Franchise Association’s Silver Award in 2007, the Asian Leadership in Franchising Award in 2010, and he received the Franchisee of the Year Award at English Asian Business Awards earlier this year.

Speaking about his involvement with the event Atul commented: “I am delighted to be part of this long-standing event which is focused on developing entrepreneurs. I am looking forward to sharing my story of being a franchisee and how, through McDonald’s first class training system and support, I have been able to grow my business whilst helping to make a positive contribution to the local communities where I operate.”

Further details about VentureDay can be found at

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