Big Difference Company presents
25th October 2017

Supported by Leicester Castle Business School at De Montfort University

Leicester Castle Business School
In association with Leicester Mercury


Scott Knowles

East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire)

The thought of doing a stand up comedy routine terrifies me so therefore it feels like a challenge to be overcome. Plus, I'm kinda funny.

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Ian Davidson

Ian Davidson – Commercial Manager – The Leicester Riders (Leading Basketball Club in the UK)

I felt inspired to take on the challenge to raise funds – to raise the profile of the Club – and to entertain people. I’m feeling excited and nervous in equal measure.

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Andrew Brown

T W Brown and Son

I have done a lot of after dinner speeches and stand up seems like a natural progression. It is a terrifyingly exciting challenge but I am always trying to do things outside my comfort zone. People laughed at me when I told them I was going to do this. They won't be laughing when they've seen my act!

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Alan Millband

Partner Howes Percival LLP

I’m taking on the challenge as my friends and colleagues Chris Rees and Carl Mifflin (who have done the challenge previously) made me do it. They think I can make people laugh. They’re delusional. I want to be part of the Leicester Business Festival, raise what I can in sponsorship for BDC, appear in front of an audience and not have to talk about the law, and not to be fired by my firm after I’ve done the challenge. I’m feeling fine about, I’m sure I’ll enjoy it and have a laugh. Whether the audience does is a different matter.

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Andy Kapadia

International Admissions Administrator, Faculty of Arts, Design and Humanities at De Montfort University

I have chosen to take up the stand up challenge for a number of reasons, the main one being that I see this as a way of pushing myself creatively. Last year I built up the courage to call up a talk radio show and this helped open the creative floodgates and from it I have pushed myself to start my own podcast. I had trying stand up as the next thing to do on this journey, so when this opportunity came I grabbed it with both hands! I also think the fact that I turn 40 next year may be playing some part in my decision to take on the challenge and the dawning of a mid-life crisis, but that could just be coincidental!

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Howard Ebison

Commercial Director – East Midlands Airport, Bournemouth Airport, MAG Cargo

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