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Record Breaking Adventurer set to Inspire at Joint IoD and ACCA Event


A record-breaking adventurer will share his inspirational story with North Wales business figures at a business dinner event in Llandudno.

Adventurer, author and motivational speaker Dave Cornthwaite will discuss how his ‘say yes more’ ethos can be applied to business at the joint Institute of Directors (IoD) and Association of Chartered Certified Accounts (ACCA) event.

Since quitting his job as a graphic designer, Dave has completed 11 non-motorised journeys each over 1,000 miles, including skate boarding across Australia and swimming the lower Missouri river.

A holder of nine world records and author of three books, he will now be visiting Llandudno to share his tips on how businesses can reach their full potential.

Chair of IoD North Wales Helen Watson said:

“We’re very much looking forward to hearing about Dave’s incredible adventures and how his positive outlook on life can be applied to business.

“Holding the event in partnership with ACCA and with sponsorship from CMI Cymru, we’re anticipating a good turnout of people from many business sectors.”

The networking event, which is sponsored by CMI Cymru (Chartered Management Institute Wales), takes place on Tuesday 17 May at Venue Cymru from 6.30pm to 9pm. Tickets cost £10 and include a three-course ‘bowl food’ supper and a drinks reception.

Tickets are available from ACCA at

ACCA is the world’s leading body for professional accountants, with more than a century of experience, innovation and excellence.

It promotes excellence in accountancy, and strives to improve working standards through training and qualifications, The IoD is the longest-standing organisation to serve and support business leaders, with more than 100 years of service in raising professional standards.

You don’t need to be a company director to join the IoD. Senior managers are welcome from large public organisations to small family firms.

Members benefit from services including free business advice, a full training programme, research facilities and networking events.

For more information about the IoD, including to join, contact Debbie Trotman on 02920 389 990, email [email protected], visit, or follow it on Twitter @IoD_NorthWales.