Following the success of their annual Entrepreneurs’ Conference at the Bournemouth International Centre on the 22nd November, South Coast business and tax advisors, Inspire, have certainly lived up to their name.
With an electric atmosphere from the start, the much anticipated, business conference exceeded all expectations. Attended by over 200 of the South Coast’s most eminent entrepreneurs and with a line-up of high profile guest speakers, this was a meeting of great minds and an opportunity for South Coast’s brightest to share their knowledge, insights and experience.
Speakers were handpicked by Inspire and included Market Strategist and Economist at The Royal Bank of Scotland, Neil Parker; Owner and MD of Rubicon Recruitment Group, Lloyd Banks, Founder of Urban Guild, Mark Cribb, CEO of Julia’s House Children’s Hospice, Martin Edwards, ‘The People Whisperer’, Becki Houlston, Co-Founder of Leaps Innovation, Ross Thornley, award winning author, broadcaster and behaviourist, Jez Rose and MD of Inspire and host of this year’s Entrepreneurs’ Conference, Warren Munson.
Guests couldn’t help but be inspired as each speaker took to the stage. Neil Parker shared his expert insights on how the UK economy will be driven by the domestic market and spoke about the best way businesses can beat inflation; Warren Munson shared the ups and downs of his entrepreneurial journey with his appropriately named talk ‘The Pains of Growth’, Martin Edwards talked about the life cycle of a business and how to prepare for each of the 7 stages, Lloyd Banks described his experience running a recruitment company and how the change in the UK population has affected the way businesses recruit, Becki Houlston gave an inspirational talk encouraging the audience to follow their dreams, Ross Thornely asked the entrepreneurs in the room to think about how they can leverage exponential technologies, Mark Cribbs shared his insightful and funny take on the hospitality industry and Eddie Howe made a surprise guest appearance on screen when he was interviewed about his inspirational journey as manager of AFC Bournemouth.
Founder and Managing Director of Inspire, Warren Munson, said: “It was an incredible day that words cannot describe. The energy and passion generated by putting like-minded entrepreneurs and business owners together was electric and some really positive connections were made by attendees. The speakers informed, motivated and provided some great insights and as a consequence the feedback from the event has been tremendous with many stating that it will be transformational to them and inspiring them to push forward and develop their businesses further. There is no doubt the conference will be back for 2018!”
Jez Rose, Behaviourist, and Author, said: “Inspire have created a conference so useful for business owners and entrepreneurs that it gives all those who attend a competitive edge. I thoroughly enjoyed listing to the vast breadth and depth of knowledge and cannot wait for next year!”
Jez Rose brought the conference to a close with a high energy talk, and delegates came away from the day’s event knowing they, too, are capable of great things.
The Inspire Entrepreneurs’ Conference will be back in 2019.