Play Your Business Cards Right – Meet the teams: ESpark

There’s only ten days left until the first ever entrepreneurial gameshow – Play Your Business Cards Right!

We’d like to introduce you to the first of the three teams who will be testing their skills. We’d also like to reveal our first judge, one of the best known digital faces in Leeds!

Play Your Business Cards Right pits three teams of entrepreneurs against a selection of business challenges – from our ‘deck’ of 52!  These could be challenges or opportunities.  Businesses have just 2 minutes to plan, and then only 60 seconds to tell the judges how they will be responding to the challenges.  The judges then say how they would respond (that’s edutainment!), before scoring the 3 teams 1st, 2nd and 3rd.  Gold responses take your business up a level, silver stays the same… and bronze takes you down, if you have anywhere down to go!

If you haven’t yet booked your FREE ticket, the event booking page is here. We suggest you book early, as we are sure it’s going to fill up!

So… without further ado…

Team Entrepreneurial Spark

Ellie Mcdonald


Ellie is a West Yorkshire businesswoman, entrepreneur and founder of PR-led marketing and communications firm, MacComms, which has experience substantial growth within 18 months.

With offices in Huddersfield and Leeds, and a growing team behind her, Ellie is dedicated to supporting and promoting local businesses. MacComms helps to raise the profile and credibility of firms through press coverage, award entries and marketing, social media and event management support.

Having accelerated MacComms to a reputable PR-led marketing and communications firm with significant events management experience, the firm has experienced phenomenal growth and is cementing its place as The Wedding PR Specialists.

Darren Good


Yorkshire-born Darren Good is an impressive entrepreneur, boasting more than twenty years’ experience in business.

Combining a lifelong passion for martial arts and a desire to keep the nation safe, Darren formed one of the UK’s leading personal safety, conflict resolution and physical intervention training companies, GoodSense Training, in 2004.

GoodSense Training boasts an annual £250,000 turnover with forecasts to turn GoodSense into a £1 million business by 2020. Darren now works with a team of more than 30 trainers, in-house staff, and outsourced suppliers.

Chloe Mortimer


Chloe Mortimer is a Leeds based entrepreneur and founder of VetStars™, an early stage tech start-up revolutionising the way locum vets and practices work together.

VetStar’s online platform enables practices to find quality locums conveniently and their unique two-way star ratings system offers quality assurance for both vets and practices. Chloe is based at Entrepreneurial Spark in Leeds. Her twitter handle is @ChloeAMortimer.


Stuart Clarke


Stuart Clarke is the Festival Director and co-founder of the Leeds Digital Festival, which is back with a bang on 24th-28th of April this year. 2016 saw 56 events with over 6,000 attendees, and 2017 is set to be even bigger.

After 20 years marketing experience with international companies, Stuart now runs his own marketing consultancy and is also a director and co-founder of Media Yorkshire, and a non-executive director and adviser for a number of startups, including JigTalk and Synap.

Click here to book your free ticket! See you there!