Sara Tye, the award-winning entrepreneur, top 500 international PR and business development expert, will be the keynote speaker at StartUp 2016! Swindon on Saturday 16 January. Her talk, ‘Always #aheadofthecurve’, will inspire and educate entrepreneurs setting out on their professional journey.
Sara will reflect on the challenges and accomplishments from her esteemed career, discuss business growth and share tips for sustained success.
One of nine StartUp events taking place simultaneously across the UK, StartUp 2016! Swindon will be part of the biggest event for new businesses this year.
StartUp 2016! is your opportunity to get inspired by leading business entrepreneurs. Other speakers at the Swindon event include director of The HR Dept City of London, Peter Jones, and Alison Edgar, managing director of Sales Coaching Solutions and Champion of Enterprise Nation South West. More entrepreneurs will be streaming live from London, including King of Shaves founder, Will King and Rita Clifton, former managing director of Saatchi & Saatchi.
You can take part in practical workshops, get feedback on your business plan, discuss financial management and apply for a start up loan. StartUp 2016! is also an excellent chance to raise your profile and make valuable new business contacts.
Alison Edgar said: “In previous years, the London event has seen tremendous results and it is a pleasure to see it branch out to the South West. It is amazing to see Sara Tye among the many small businesses involved. I know it has always been a passion of ours to see the impact that first-hand advice and shared experience has in growing and developing a successful business. I am pleased to say it is shaping up to be one of the biggest events for small business of the New Year.”
Looking forward to StartUp 2016! Swindon, Sara said: “This is an unmissable event for anyone looking to establish a new business this year. I’m delighted to have this chance to meet and speak with entrepreneurs in Swindon. The start up stage of a business is exciting, challenging and often daunting, so I look forward to sharing the experiences that have helped make my businesses the successes they are today.”
StartUp 2016! is organised by Enterprise Nation, a fast-growth small business network with a 70,000-strong (and growing) membership nationwide. Founded in 2005 by Emma Jones MBE, Enterprise Nation exists to create an inspirational environment for entrepreneurs, a supportive business community, informative events and a campaigning voice for small British firms.
Sara is the founder and managing director of redheadPR, a team of smart, passionate people who identify PR and marketing opportunities and deliver for ambitious brands, individuals and organisations. Clients of redheadPR include innovative businesses in sectors including gardening, heating, ventilating and air conditioning, food and drink, travel, property and business services.
Sara is also managing director of Birmingham-based creative agency Gingernut Creative, a motivational speaker, writer, coach, mentor and trainer. As CEO of luxury cycling and skiing company, Etape Suisse, Sara is leading the business to the next stage of its development following its successful first year.
Delegates to StartUp 2016! Swindon will also get the opportunity to listen to inspirational presentations by:
- Carol Aplin, founder, Pink and Green Skin Care
- Steph Rickby, founder, Sunflower Accounts
- Lara Morgan, Pacific Direct, Founder
- Mark Pearson, MyVouchercodes.co.uk, Chairman
- Hiroki Takeuchi, GoCardless,CEO
- Bivek Sharma, KPMG, Head of KPMG Small Business Accounting
A video produced by Emma Jones MBE and Bivek Sharma will be shown after the welcome address by James Phipps, CEO, Excalibur and Alison Edgar at the start of the event.
StartUp 2016! Swindon takes place from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday 16 January 2016 at Excalibur Communications, Century Road, 3, Arclite House, Century Rd, Swindon, Wiltshire SN5 5YN. The event is free to attend, however tickets are limited to 200. To secure your place, register here.
For more information about Sara Tye, visit www.saratye.com