Keynote 1 - Sponsored by The Entrepreneur's Godmother

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Alison Edgar: Sponsor of Keynote Theatre 1

About Theatre Sponsor:

Alison Edgar is The Entrepreneur's Godmother. She works with start-ups, micro businesses and owner-managed businesses teaching them how to sell.

Wednesday 16th May

Thursday 17th May


11.00 - 11.30

James Sinclair

How To Grow: 8 Lessons from an 8 Figure Entrepreneur

Join serial entrepreneur James Sinclair as he shares his 8 rules for guaranteed business success, from his experience growing Partyman to £10million turnover and over 350 staff.


11.45 - 12.15

Alison Edgar

Secrets of Successful Sales

Based on her debut book, Alison will share the methodology she created following a career of 25 years in corporate sales. Teaching you the skills, techniques and secrets for increasing your sales and growing a successful brand. Bringing together behavioural psychology and modern approaches, Alison will teach you how to understand your customer’s, develop a sales process, create and effective strategy and close with confidence.


12.30 - 13.00

Stephen Fear

The Life of the Phonebox Millionaire

A life and times story of the ultimate startup. How Stephen created an international business from scratch.


13.15 - 13.45

Brad Burton

Now What?

Your Success or failure will be defined by your ability to make decisions. Want more success? Make better decisions. Brad, the UK’s #1 Motivational Business Speaker, is the master of teaching people how they too can make better decisions. Faster. During this energetic keynote, the message he will share with you will help you become a happier more successful version of you. This inspiring talk really is one not to miss! So will you manage to grab a seat at the hottest seminar of the show? Like everything in life, the decision is yours. See you there? Dont miss it!


14.00 - 14.30

Christian Samuel

The Journey of a 16-Year-Old Dropout

The journey of my personal experiences from being dropped in a school at the age of 10 not speaking a word of the common language to dropping of school at 16 and moving out and setting up my first company.


14.45 - 15.15

Steven Smith

Founder of Poundland: Lets Find Out More!

Come and hear the incredible story of how Steven Smith went from opening his first shop, Steve's Discount Market, to the 'big idea' that inspired him to launch the Poundland chain - which has grown to become one of Britain's biggest and most well-known stores.


15.30 - 16.00

Dominic McGregor

The Dark Side of Growing a Business in 2018

Dominic will challenge the glamourised perception of being a young entrepreneur and discuss the hardships he experienced in running a global marketing agency at 24. Including actionable tips on social media and running a business, Dominic will discuss the dark sides of the social media and how to create something more meaningful than just a ‘highlight reel’ online in 2018.


16.15 - 16.45

Tommy Fordman

From nothing to something

A quick overview of how he went from a TV star on TOWIE to making his first pair of Mallets and building an international fashion brand. Everyone can go from nothing to something – if you try.