Founder of Checkatrade.com to deliver keynote at next week’s South West Expo

By Anita Jaynes on 29 June, 2022

Kevin Byrne, founder of Checkatrade.com the online directory of vetted and recommended tradespeople is set to speak at STEAM museum, Swindon on Thursday 7th July at the region’s largest business show South West Expo.

From sleeping in his car, to founding the world’s first online review website and building a business worth £2.37 billion, entrepreneur Kevin Byrne is known as one of the great pioneers of business in the UK. His frank and engaging presentations have now made him one of the best speakers, speaking all over the world on his trials and tribulations from nothing to one of the UK’s most successful businessmen.

A hugely successful businessman in his own right Kevin Byrne works tirelessly to share with budding businesses and entrepreneurs the lessons almost two decades of business ownership have taught him.

Kevin will be speaking at South West Expo’s opening breakfast from 8:30-10am. This year’s breakfast networking session is sponsored by business support organisation Outset Swindon. The event is free to attend but attendees must pre-register here.

The breakfast networking event is followed by the South West Expo in which more than 90 exhibitors and 500+ local businesses are expected to attend.

Alec Jones-Hall, founder of Great British Expos, said, “The South West Business Expo is always one of our most popular events during the year, with this year set to be the most anticipated yet. 

“Whilst our virtual exhibitions have provided a unique opportunity during the toughest periods of the pandemic, building face-to-face relationships is still an important part of business, and exhibitions provide an ideal opportunity to do this.

“The return of this year’s business expo will help local businesses spotlight their brand and gain new leads and connections. Along with the exciting programme of seminars and entrepreneurial keynote speakers on offer, exhibiting and attending the Business Expo will provide businesses with a platform to continue recovering and thriving.”

What to expect?

  • Listen to some of the UK’s biggest entrepreneurial keynote speakers. 
  • Learn new skills at the interactive workshops. 
  • Money (how to raise finance and funding /grants for your business).
  • Network 1-2-1 with SMEs from across the region. 
  • Meet Exhibitors and get offers worth £10,000!

Alec added, “Visit the expo as it REALLY could define your business’ future and get you ready for 2022!” To pre-register visit: https://bit.ly/3LtKUxo

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Pictured above: Kevin Byrne, founder of Checkatrade.com