Keynote speakers announced for South West Expo

By Gill Harris on 13 June, 2019

More big names in the business world have been revealed as keynote speakers at next month’s South West Expo.

The region’s largest business expo will be at Swindon’s Steam Museum from 10am to 3pm on Thursday, July 4. The event, the seventh to be held in Swindon, also boasts a number of new industry-specific workshops and plenty of networking opportunities. The speakers include:

John Davies, an internationally renowned entrepreneur and pioneer with the UK’s Finance Industry, who has been involved in multiple businesses and is now the founder of Just Cash Flow PLC which is currently lending £1m every week to UK-based SMEs.

Emma Jones MBE, a business expert and best-selling author who founded Enterprise Nation, which has now grown to be a community of over 75,000 people. Emma was made an MBE for services to enterprise and in 2015 she was appointed by the Prime Minister as a Business Ambassador.

Naomi Riches MBE, part of the Great Britain Para-Rowing team for a decade, where she competed in the Mixed Coxed Fours. Her legacy includes winning medals at national, world and Paralympic level, including a bronze at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games and a gold at the London 2012 Paralympics.

Paul Waite, CEO and founder of Aspen Waite, an accountancy and business advisory firm specialising in helping SMEs to grow. With a strong background in marketing and accounting, Paul has a wealth of experience across a range of the UK and international industries and sectors and his positive attitude and commitment to doing business properly are unrivaled.

Edward Hollands, who is the MD and founder of DrivenMedia, which places advertisements on lorries. Ed got the helping hand he needed from entrepreneur Jenny Campbell when he appeared on the BBC’s Dragon’s Den.

Workshops at the Expo include How To Win at Customer Success and Supercharge Your Customer Acquisition.

Expo director Alec Jones-Hall said: “I have no doubt that this year will again deliver another highly successful business show for the region. Our passion is supporting regional business growth and this show is designed around ensuring that both exhibitors and delegates have platform to network, be inspired and empowered to grow their business.”

On average, the South West Expo attracts 130-plus exhibitors and 1,300-plus visitors. Book your free tickets at or call 0843 289 4634.

Pictured above: Emma Jones and Paul Waite, two of the keynote speakers at this year’s South West Expo