Prime Minister announces Entrepreneur Exchange Events in the South West

By Anita Jaynes on 24 March, 2016

The Prime Minister David Cameron has announced a wave of Entrepreneur Exchange Events that will take place across the UK on May 18 – including ones in Bristol, Southampton, Oxford and Reading.

Entrepreneurs Exchange is an initiative to support entrepreneurs right across the UK to grow their business – whether regionally, nationally, or internationally.

Entrepreneurs Exchange is about entrepreneurs supporting entrepreneurs. On one day only, May 18, in 20 cities across the UK, at 6pm, over 40 of the nation’s leading business founders are coming together to give free, real business advice to the next generation of British entrepreneurs.

Those events local to the South West will happen in Bristol, Southampton, Oxford and Reading, and feature successful entrepreneurs including:

– Sahar Hashemi OBE from Coffee Republic – Bristol
– Nick Jenkins from Moonpig – Southampton
– Baroness Michele Mone OBE from Ultimo – Oxford
– Nick Jones, Soho house – Oxford

Through this nationwide wave of events, it is hoped a national conversation and positive momentum will be created about the power of entrepreneurship and doing business across the UK.

Events are open to members of the public and are specifically aimed at those who have set up a business that they now wish to grow. Attendees will find out how established and successful entrepreneurs set up and grew their businesses, the challenges they have overcome to enable success, and the real advice they wish they had been given.

Interested entrepreneurs will be able to register to attend the event of their choice via from March 23 2016.

In welcoming some of those business founders involved to Downing Street today, March 23, including Anya Hindmarch, the designer and founder of her own fashion label; John Vincent, co-founder of Leon restaurants; Shaun Pulfrey, founder and inventor of Tangle Teezer; and Holly Tucker, co-founder of Not On The High Street; the Prime Minister said:

“The passion and self-starting spirit of Britain’s entrepreneurs are a driving force of our economic success. It’s great to see such influential people who have built businesses from the ground up passing on their experience and expertise. This will inspire the next generation, who I am sure will value the support, and I am sure that Entrepreneurs Exchange will be a great success.”

Entrepreneurs Exchange will help foster networks and communities of entrepreneurs across the UK. Setting up and running a small business can for some be a lonely experience. This is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to network and meet like-minded contacts based in their region for support and advice.

Business leaders consistently say strong networks and mentoring have been of vital importance to the success of their ventures. Entrepreneurs Exchange enables leading business figures to connect with the next generation of business founders, share the advice they wish they we had been given and to provide support.

Visit for further information and to register to attend an event.