KEYNOTE: Chris Goodfellow, Duane Jackson & Emma-Jane Packe
Duane Jackson - Inspirational Founder of Kashflow
Duane Jackson is a London and Brighton based technology entrepreneur. He founded KashFlow accounting software, one of the first software-as-a-service businesses in the UK, in 2005.
He grew it to 40 staff and 20,000 customers without taking any significant external funding and eventually exited in 2013, selling to IRIS for £20m. Duane has since set up supdate.com, a tool for businesses to track and report their progress to external shareholders.
Having been a care-leaver and ex-offender himself, he is passionate about promoting entrepreneurship to those from a similar background. He’s a patron of The Prince’s Trust, the charity that helped him start in business.
Emma-Jane Packe - Managing Director at Prelude
Emma-Jane is MD at Prelude Group, whose mission is to help make Britain the most enterprising nation in the world. Prelude is home to The Supper Club, the membership club exclusively for fast-growth entrepreneurs and The Directors Club, offering peer learning and strategic development for directors.
Emma-Jane is passionate about enterprise and after consulting on a start-up at post product stage was inspired to get more involved with entrepreneurial businesses. She now supports fast growth business owners and their teams and enjoys meeting some of the country’s most inspiring minds on a daily basis.
Chris Goodfellow - Managing Editor, BusinessZone & UK Business Forums
Journalist and editor with seven years' experience covering small businesses and entrepreneurship, Chris has written for a wide range of publications in the UK, Ireland, and Canada, including The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Independent, and Vice magazine.
When it''s time to look for the exit...
Kashflow Founder Duane Jackson, who sold the cloud accounting software business for tens of millions of pounds, joins growth-sage business expert and Supper Club director Emma-Jane Packe to talk about the challenges entrepreneurs face when selling a business. An opportunity to discuss and ask questions about when to plan for an exit, how to build out a management team and evolve your role, the emotional aspects of selling your baby and more.