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Simon Woodroffe OBE

Simon Woodroffe OBE

Creator YO! sushi, Yotel

Headline - 4:40pm 9th March

Simon Woodroffe OBE is the creator of YO! Sushi, the conveyor belt sushi restaurant chain which opened in 1997 and now has over 100 sites around the world.

Jo Fairley

Jo Fairley

Founder Green & Blacks

Headline - 4:40pm 10th March

Jo Fairley set out on her entrepreneurial journey in 1991 when she co-founded Green & Black’s Chocolate, now approaching a £100 million a year brand.

Oli Barrett MBE

Oli Barrett MBE

MC for both days

Oli Barrett is a regular conference and awards host, for events across business, technology, education and entrepreneurship.

Alana Spencer

Alana Spencer

Founder Ridiculously Rich by Alana

Co-Host for both days

Beginning as a self-taught chocolatier at the young age of 16 in her parents small country kitchen in Wales, the luxury handmade cake business now known as Ridiculously Rich by Alana was born.

Adrian Blair

Adrian Blair

CEO Receipt Bank

Investments & Assets - 2.35pm 10th March

Adrian is the CEO of Receipt Bank, having formerly served as the COO of Just Eat from 2011 to 2018.

Ally Maughan

Ally Maughan

Founder of People Puzzle

Talent - 12:35pm 10th March

Ally Maughan started People Puzzles in 2010

Andrea Reynolds

Andrea Reynolds

CEO Swoop

Commercial Business Growth KEYNOTE - 9:30m 9th March

Arguably the UK’s number one expert in business funding, it’s not hard to see why she is affectionately known to colleagues and industry peers as the ‘Martin Lewis of business finance’.

Andrew Ellis

Andrew Ellis

Founder of We Are Like Minds

Digital Transformation - 11:25am 10th March

Andrew is a creative director, serial entrepreneur and experienced business development executive.

Arne Mielken

Arne Mielken

Vice President of Institute of Export and International Trade

Overseas Expansion Keynote - 3:30pm 9th March

Arne is an expert in Customs compliance. He works closely with customers to understand and address their complex and evolving customs.

Carl Reader

Carl Reader

Founder of #BeYourOwnBoss

Digital Transformation Keynote - 10:55am 10th March

Carl is a school drop-out turned entrepreneur.

Chris Abbass

Chris Abbass

Founder & CO-CEO Talentful

Talent - 12.35pm 9th March

Chris Abbass has more than a decade of expertise in leadership and recruitment for game-changing technology companies.

Chris Forbes

Chris Forbes

Co-founder & Director The Cheeky Panda

Overseas Expansion Keynote - 3:30pm 10th March

20+ countries with a multi-million pound turnover. Hear from the man trying to conserve the environment one tissue at a time.

Chris Southworth

Chris Southworth

Secretary General ICC UK

Digital Transformation - 11.25am 9th March

Secretary General at the ICC United Kingdom. Prior to joining ICC he was Executive Director for Global Partnerships, at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC)

Damian Coulton

Damian Coulton

Commercial Business Growth - 10am 9th March
Commercial Business Growth - 4pm 10th March

As Customer Service Director, Damian makes sure SSE Business Energy’s advisers have the right expertise and tools to help businesses with their energy needs.

Dan Maudhub

Dan Maudhub

Managing Director of The Wonderful Creative Agency

Digital Transformation - 11:25am 10th March

Dan is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for strategically lead, transformational business thinking.

Deri Llewellyn-Davies

Deri Llewellyn-Davies

Founder BGI

Investments & Assets Keynote - 2:05pm 9th March

Best-selling author and UK’s top expert on the high performance organisation and extreme performance.

Devika Wood

Devika Wood

Founder Vida

Digital Transformation - 11.25am 9th March

Devika has been in the entrepreneur ecosystem for 7 years, before Founding Vida in May 2016.

Ed Reeves

Ed Reeves

Co-founder Moneypenny

Talent - 12.35pm 9th March

5 million calls and live chats a year, 750+ staff in the UK and US. Find out how strategic use of AI and technology have played a fundamental role in global success

Eric Partaker

Eric Partaker

Co-founder Chilago

Commercial Business Growth Keynote - 9:30am 10th March

As a High Performance Expert, Eric Partaker helps CEOs, entrepreneurs, leadership teams and former U.S. Special Forces operatives.

Greg Sutch

Greg Sutch

CEO Intralink

Overseas Expansion - 4pm 9th March

worked in Japanese local government and then the airline industry before joining Intralink as its general manager in Tokyo in 1996.

James Hyde

James Hyde

Co-founder & CEO of James and James fulfilment

Overseas Expansion - 4pm 9th March

James Hyde is an engineering graduate from the University of Cambridge.

Jas Bagniewski

Jas Bagniewski

Founder Eve Sleep PLC

Commercial Business Growth - 10am 9th March

Hear from the king of sleep as he talks raising £35m IPO global expansion and lessons learned

Jenni Young

Jenni Young

CMO of Tappit

Digital Transformation Keynote - 10.55am 9th March

Jenni has worked with start ups, scale ups, corporates and not for profits worldwide.

Jenny Knighting

Jenny Knighting

Founder and CEO of Nutcracker Agency

Commercial Business Growth - 10:00am 9th March

Jenny has worked with a number of ambitious start-up’s, leading commercial strategy and making bold business growth plans a reality.

Jordan Kensington

Jordan Kensington

President at Invincible Media

Overseas Expansion - 4pm 10th March

Jordan Kensington is an entrepreneur, media personality and founder of the company Invincible.

Julian Hearn

Julian Hearn

Founder Huel

Commercial Business Growth - 10am 9th March

Julian founded Huel in 2014 with the goal to create a brand that people would be proud to be associated with.

Leah Moon

Leah Moon

Legal Director & Head of US Legal Operations at Seedrs

Investments and Assets - 2:35pm 9th March

Leah is the Legal Director at Seedrs, the leading online platform for investing in the equity of startups and other growth companies in Europe.

Lucy Mullins

Lucy Mullins

Co-founder of Stepladder

Investments & Assets - 2:35pm 10th March

Lucy is Co-Founder and COO of StepLadder, a fast growing and award-winning fintech company

Marco Forgione

Marco Forgione

Director General of Institute of Export & International Trade

Overseas Expansion - 4pm 10th March

Following graduation from LSE with a degree in Geography, Marco’s first role was as parliamentary assistant to the Shadow Minister of Environment and Urban Affairs.

Mark Wright

Mark Wright

Founder and director Climb Online

Commercial Business Growth - 10am 9th March

Hear how Mark’s disruptive approach to digital marketing has made household brands generate serious profit and scale growth

Marko Ilnicic

Marko Ilnicic

Group Chairman of Vistage

Talent Keynote - 12:35am 10th March

To say that Marko likes to help build things is an understatement!

Matt Tuson

Matt Tuson

SVP & MD of Conga

Digital Transformation - 11.25am 9th March

As SVP and Managing Director of EMEA, Matt is responsible for leading Conga’s expansion across Europe and helping customers in their DX journey.

Matthew Moore

Matthew Moore

Managing Director of CV Library

Talent Keynote - 12:05pm 9th March

Matthew Moore is Managing Director of CV-Library, the UK's leading independent job board.

Matthew Phelan

Matthew Phelan

Head of global happiness The Happiness Index

Talent - 12.35am 10th March

Grow, exit and beyond – one entrepreneur’s inspiring story

Melissa Snover

Melissa Snover

Founder of Nourished

Digital Transformation - 11:25am 10th March

Melissa Snover (aka Melissa Burton) is an entrepreneur, visionary, and a trendsetter in the world of food technology and 3D printing.

Merlie Calvert

Merlie Calvert

CEO & Founder Farillio

Talent - 12.35am 10th March

Merlie Calvert launched Farillio, the business and legaltech startup.

Michael Altom

Michael Altom

Michael Altom – General Manager of Virtuo

Overseas Expansion - 4pm 10th March

Michael Altom is the General Manager UK, France and Belgium at Virtuo.

Michael Hayman MBE DL

Michael Hayman MBE DL

Co-Founder SevenHills

Commercial Business Growth Keynote - 9:30am 9th March

Author, broadcaster, chairman, honorary professor, TV host and campaigner for business. This is one entrepreneur that’s done it all

Paul Conway

Paul Conway

Director of Channel Sales - Bottomline

Investments & Assets - 2.35pm 9th March

Paul Conway is leading the new business transformation in Bottomline.

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden

Head of Education at Capitalise

Investments & Assets Keynote - 2:05pm 10th March

Head of Education at Capitalise.com, leading our vision to empower 10,000 trained SME finance advisors to the UK.

Rachel Carrell

Rachel Carrell

CEO & Founder Koru Kids

Talent - 12.35pm 9th March

Rachel Carrell is the founder and CEO of Koru Kids, a fast-growing tech company dedicated to building the world’s best childcare service.

Randy McFarlane

Randy McFarlane

Head of Strategic Partnerships and Alliances at Bottomline

Investments & Assets - 2.35pm 9th & 10 March

Randy has over 25 years’ experience across sales, product, client strategy and the building out of successful partnerships.

Richard Bearman

Richard Bearman

MD British Business Bank

Investments & Assets - 2.35pm 10th March

Richard Bearman is a Managing Director at British Business Bank with responsibility for Start Up Loans.

Saasha Celestial-One

Saasha Celestial-One

Founder of OLIO

Commercial Business Growth - 10am 10th March

Saasha Celestial-One is Co-Founder & COO of OLIO, a free app harnessing the power of mobile technology.

Sam Goss

Sam Goss

Co-Founder and CMO Comma Group

Digital Transformation - 11.25am 10th March

From £0-£7 million in three years and US and European expansion. This, Co-founder has insight all CEOs need

Samuel Leach

Samuel Leach

Founder and CEO Samuel and Co

Investments & Assets - 2.35pm 9th March

The formula for success: How to win at life using your own personal algorithm

Sarra Bejaoui

Sarra Bejaoui

Founder and Managing Director of SmartPA

Overseas Expansion - 4:00pm 10th March

As Founder and Managing Director, Sarra Bejaoui leads SmartPA in its quest to challenge the perception and experience of the PA and business support sector.

Scott Mullins

Scott Mullins

CEO of Pimlico Plumbers

Talent and Regulations - 12:35pm 10th March

Scott Mullins is the eldest of Charlie Mullins OBE four children, Scott has been actively involved in the business from the young age of seven.

Sean Blakely

Sean Blakely

CEO of British Chambers of Commerce

Overseas Expansion - 4:00pm 9th March

Sean Blakeley is the Chief Executive Officer of the British Chamber of Commerce in Korea (BCCK).

Simon Cureton

Simon Cureton

CEO, Funding Options

Investments & Assets - 2.35pm 9th March

An enthusiast of Open Banking and its limitless potential, Simon is keen to leave the idea of brokering at the bottom of the sea.

Timo Boldt

Timo Boldt

CEO and Founder Gousto, the recipe box company

Talent - 12.35pm 9th March

One of the UK’s fastest growing businesses, secured £100m in funding and delivers 2.5m meals every month