Make It Happen 2017 (An event to learn, connect and promote your craft.)

The big question for young people has always been ‘what have you got in your hands?’. Despite the fact that young people are making huge strides and giant leaps in different spheres, there’s more work to be done.

As a platform poised with creating opportunities for young people to stand out and set a standard in their individual pursuits, Lively Stones UK created an annual event – ‘Make it Happen’ for young people to learn, network, collaborate and become more influential.

Our debut event in Birmingham last year had close to a hundred students from different cities and background in attendance and the results were simply stunning. The speakers shared a lot of practical experience and tips and we had young people engage their ideas creatively, new business partnerships formed, and many others left the room inspired and equipped to take on new opportunities.

How can young people understand purpose? Why are we here, how can we groom enterprise relevant skills, how can we begin to take advantage of opportunities to grow potential, ignite creativity and transform our skills with the resources around us to drive profitability and societal impact? These and more are the questions this year’s Make It Happen event seeks to answer.

So, make it a date with us in Central London  on the 18th of November, 2017, as we bring you a packed event line up designed to answer your questions. It is our belief that progress only happens when creative minds come together to ‘Make it Happen’.

This year’s event will feature seasoned interactive sessions and panel discussions hosted by insightful speakers sharing their journey, knowledge and experiences.

Are you young and willing to take the next step to grow potential and ‘Make It Happen’? Then this event is for you, get your tickets below.

Time: 11am-5pm
Venue: Elvin Hall
20 Bedford Way


Dee Maria: Dee Maria is the Director of UKStartUp, the UK’s largest digital network for startups and small businesses that provides support and resources to startups and pre-start individuals across the UK, through all things digital. She is also the Founder of The Relentless Academy aimed at helping aspiring and new entrepreneurs around the world to Setup, Survive and Thrive™

Dee has worked with one of the top professional services firms in the world helping small business owners achieve significant growth and is passionate about helping ordinary people start extraordinary businesses and be relentless in pursuing their goals.

Ade Akins: Adé Akins is the founder of Adzvice, a marketing professional with experience working for and with global businesses, freelance brand consultant, podcast host and blogger.
Adzvice gives young adults, entrepreneurs and creatives, ‘Tips Worth Sharing’ from people they can relate to. Divided into two sub-brands, Adzvice is a collaborative hub for guidance and recommendations with a focus on personal and business development. Through digital content such as blogs, the Adzvice podcast and events, Adzvice exists to bridge the ‘knowledge gap’. Many young people lack information that other young people need but there’s a gap that Adzvice aims to fill.

Jenna Davis:  Jen is a Law graduate who having delved further into her Christian faith, decided
to change paths into politics. Currently working for a Member of Parliament, she has also held various positions
within the Labour Party at regional & local levels. Recently elected on to BAME Labour’s executive committee, she is also a member of the Diverse Communities Advisory Board which advises the Shadow Secretary of State
for Women and Equalities on issues faced by minorities. Jen’s passions range from encouraging young people into politics, tackling racism, criminal justice reform, and raising awareness of sickle cell disease.

Mike Omoniyi: Mike Omoniyi is the  founder and CEO of the Common Sense Network, the first 100% independently funded news network for millennial in the UK. The network recently completed a fundraising campaign where they raised over £50,000 in 50 days with the support of over 500 people. 

Mike is also the Founder and Director of Our God Given Mission, a Christian charity of 17 trustees built for sharing, demonstrating and defending the Gospel of Jesus Christ. OGGM through articles, videos and events shares the undiluted Gospel of Jesus Christ. 
Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in Politics Philosophy and Economics, a masters degree in Political Science (Politics and Philosophy) – Democracy and Elections at the University of Manchester and is about to begin his PhD looking at balkanisation.

Bukkie Smart: Ever wondered how to manage your spending better? Or looking for better ways to save – and actually stick to it? Or have you thought about investing recently but you’re not even sure where to start from? If you’re nodding your head at any one of these then you’d love to meet Bukiie Smart. She’s the founder of – a personal finance platform helping millennials improve their saving, manage their spending and invest wisely. Her approach is sharing her experiences with personal finance, tips and guides on living your best life – everyday.

Tomi Arayomi:  Tomi Arayomi received the Lord Jesus at the age of 15 and began ministry at 16 years old serving as a pastor under Foundation Faith Church. He served there and planted 10 churches on university campuses UK wide whilst studying Law at the University of Hertfordshire.  He was later recognized for his apostolic and prophetic anointing and commissioned under Christian International by Dr Bill Hammon and Dr Sharon Stone on the 13th November 2010 where he currently serves as one of the visionary leaders. Tomi Arayomi is an author of 6 compelling books, Pastor of Mychurch Windsor and MD of Prophetic Voice TV (PVTV), which saw its inception in 2014 and is a platform formed in the spirit of dynamic growth, social reform and spiritual pursuit. The channel seeks to train people to be prophets and prophets to be people by positioning prophetic voices in seven key areas of influence: Business, media, religion, government, education, family and Entertainment. 

Tomi Arayomi is also a marketing consultant and has helped establish several businesses and initiatives both in the market place and in the church.   His unique approach to training others in the market place coupled with his seven years of experience in the marketing world make him just as much a force on the church platform as he is in the boardroom.  He believes his calling is to train everyday people to hear the voice of God.

More Details to be added soon.

Giveaway Prizes includes:

  1. Hair do from Niyo Hair
  2. Photoshoot with Kreated by Keelie
  3. Worship flags from Nazir
  4. Free  makeover by Precious Touch 
  5. Gift Hamper from My favourite things
  6. Free VIP tickets worth £180 to Majestic AME Awards 2017
  7. £30 gift voucher from The Afrostylist
  8. Free Jewelry Set from Graced London
  9. Ticket(s) to  IGOGW18 with special guests like Karren Brady, Heather Lindsey and William Mcdowell
  10. Gold Salt & Light Lamp from Creative Christian
  11. Hat from Original Heritage
  12. Wig from Ghabpro
  13. Treat bag from PopnChop
  14. Photoshoot with Hidden Treasures Photography.

More prizes to be added soon….


  1. Paula Melissa Photography
  2. Nazir 
  3. Chids photography
  4. Kreated by Keelie
  5. PopnChop
  6. Quadrithm
  7. University Power Conference

More  to be added soon….

Every year at Make it Happen, we raise money  for projects or organizations making a positive impact in the lives of young people in the UK. Last year we supported Our God Given Mission. This year, through the raffle draw where you will get a chance to win fantastic prizes, we will be raising money to support the #2by2 project which encourages and helps young people to find prayer and bible study partners.

Interested in volunteering, sponsoring or promoting your business at this event? Follow us and contact us  on any of  our social platforms; FacebookTwitter and Instagram or send us an email at . We look forward to having you!

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  1. Tracey
    18/10/2017 at 9:08 pm — Reply

    Whhat age range us this event for please?

    • mm
      18/10/2017 at 10:31 pm — Reply

      Hello Tracey,
      Thank you for your interest. It is from sixteen and above.

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