Duncan McCombe

Guest Speaker

Why I’m Supporting #MicroBizMatters Day

I am supporting #MicroBizMatters day in 2018 as I know the benefits it can bring to me and my organisation. I am all about networking and building connections and this event is the perfect place to do that. It’s full of likeminded people who are there for the same reasons; to help each other grow and to grow ourselves.

The Manchester business community is full of incredible micro businesses so I could think of no better way to spend my Friday than learning, collaborating and working with those people. This community has supported me far more than I can ever explain, so if I can put a little bit back, in any way, then it’s the least I can do.


Duncan McCombe is a 22-year-old social entrepreneur and founder of Network Young CIC. Network Young aims to help young people, aged 13-19, use networking to make more informed career choices by running workshops and events for young people to help them build their professional networks. Duncan founded the company on his 18th Birthday, 2 days after sitting his last A-Level exam, as he felt let down by the of career advice he was offered whilst in education and wanted to do something about it.

Duncan is also an actor and is currently working with Contact Young Company, at Contact Theatre, as well as taking on other screen and stage roles. He is also a Creative Expert, with Contact, and works to deliver creative work with corporate clients.

As well as this, Duncan is Co-Chair of the National Youth Panel for the EY Foundation’s School to Work Programme.

Finally, Duncan is on a mission to raise £10,000 for Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity through his campaign, Duncan’s Decade. He is doing this by completing 28 different challenges to celebrate 10 years since they saved his life.  

Make a donation

Whether you are a micro, medium or macro business that believes the smallest of businesses really matter, then please donate to The #MicroBizMatters Movement and help ensure recognition, action & learning for micro businesses all year round.

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