SMALL IS THE NEW BIG
Wednesday 26th September 2012
About the Forum
On the 26th September in the heart of London, The Entrepreneur Country Forum welcomed 400 entrepreneurs and investors to learn, network and engage with high profile speakers and business owners.
We looked at why small businesses are the champions of global economic growth. It is small businesses that are now reaching new markets, enabling the developing world, reviving industries and introducing transformational business models.
We heard from keynote speakers such as Luxury Beauty Tycoon Jo Malone MBE , Lead Singer of Iron Maiden and Airline Entrepreneur Bruce Dickinson and Sir Peter Bazalgette, the man responsible for bringing Big Brother to our screens. Our seasoned line-up of entrepreneurs spoke on how they took their business idea to the next level, whilst delegates were encouraged to share ideas, work collaboratively and boost their knowledge in order to take their business to new heights.
On 21st February 2012 we held our bi-annual 'Turbo Charge Your Business' forum at the Royal Institute to an incredible reception of attendees and keynote speakers. The day was a huge success, providing a rare opportunity for entrepreneurs across Britain to gather together and hear how they can boost the performance of their businesses.
Over 400 entrepreneurs, key influencers and investors from 300 UK companies and SMEs packed the Royal Institution of Great Britain in London on Tuesday 27th September, for the Entrepreneur Country Accelerate Forum to discuss, debate and network around the key theme of accelerating their business growth and revenue.
A dozen of the UK's most successful entrepreneurs, including Lloyd Dorfman, Martyn Dawes, Julie Meyer, Austin Healey, Tim Levene, Tim Leeson, Kevin Godlington, WIll King and James Caan shared their insights and views on growing businesses during tough economic times.
"Irrationally optimistic", that's how Sara Murray, founder of confused.com described entrepreneurs during her keynote speech to the Entrepreneur Country Winter Forum. The warmth, energy and optimism of the sell out audience at the Royal Institution of Great Britain was testimony to the fact that despite the doom and gloom of media coverage of the recession, Britain's private sector is positive and prepared to begin fuelling economic growth, employment and wealth creation.
A stellar list of speakers including TV Dragon Theo Paphitis, international economist Dr Dambisa Moyo, sustainable development innovator Steve Lewis took to the stage, delighting attendees with insights into their personal entrepreneurial journey's, their own 'near death experiences' and what made them stand out from the field.