Showcasing the Best of Welsh Business


20th May – Bridgend
How to Build a Business



You are invited to book and join us:

6.00pm Cocktail & Canape Networking Reception-
Enjoy rubbing toes, network and make new business connections
Marketing literature, samples, pop-up-stands and a pop-up shops welcome

7.00pm Welcome – Networking – Speed- Networking – Cheryl Bass
Inspirational founder and leader of I AM WOMAN Cheryl Bass
Winner of Top 100 Brilliant Women of Britain for two years running, Speaker of The Year 2012, Author and contributes regularly on TV and Radio.

She supports you to introduce yourself to one another, encourages you to show-case your business and to start exploring in the room who you are going to connect and start conversations with, leading to ‘doing’ business together.

8.00pm How To Build A Business – Rayner Davies

I started as a small ironing service from home, back in 2008. Through hard work and enterprise, the business expanded into providing domestic and commercial cleaning services.

In 2010, I joined forces with my husband, Ashley Davies, who had an extensive background in financial services – and so A&R Cleaning Services was born.

As the client base expanded into commercial work, A&R became known for their personable, family-run approach, professional standards and a passion for the cleaning industry. Clients say that passion makes us different from the large corporates, and we’ve kept that ethos with us as we’ve grown.

” I’m very excited to share my experience of how from very humble beginnings I established an award winning family run business from home and how I built that business into a business that is now heading towards a £2M turnover, employing 190 staff”

8.15pm If Your Believe You Can You Will! – Sharon Dixon

Sharon Dixon is a dynamic businesswoman with over 25 years of business experience.

From the early days of running her own successful pub and restaurant business to climbing the ranks of prestigious FTSE 100 retail companies, Sharon has always had a great interest in the development, training and leadership of people.

A highly in demand accredited coach and neuro-linguistic programming master practitioner, Sharon now specialises in executive and personal coaching and works with a multitude of high profile company directors and business organisations.

” I’m excited to share with you how central your self-belief is to your success or failure in business. If you believe you van you will, if you believe you can’t you won’t. I aim to equip you with tips on how to build a belief system that will help you build a successful you that builds a successful business”

8.30pm Building A Profitable Business – Michelle Blackburn
Michelle Blackburn is an experienced Finance Director with a demonstrated history of working in SME’s private sector. Skilled in planning, budgeting, raising capital, dealing with outside finance organisations. Member of CIMA.

Michelle has built a reputation for accessing grants and loan funding for clients who need grant or loan funding but either find the process time consuming or just don’t have the knowledge to put the application process to work.

” I look forward to share with you what funding could be available to help you build a business. You might be interested to know what local authority grants, investment funding and banking initiatives might be available to you “

8.50pm Q&A & Close
Invitation to join us in the bar for a cheeky glass of Merlot & Chunky Chips
Meet the speakers & more relaxed networking

You can expect to come away with:

  • Lots of new business connections
  • Greater confidence in networking and building professional business skills
  • Opportunities to collaborate within business opportunities
  • Signposting to obtain aditional business advise and support
  • New ideas and skills you can put to work straight away in your business
  • New freindships and stories to share

Cost:£15.58 – £21.91
Book Here

WHEN:20th May 2019 – 19:00 – 22:00
WHERE:Bridgend – Coed-Y-Mwstwr Hotel