As part of the Entrepreneurs Exchange initiative, 40 of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs are offering business advice for free at 20 locations across the UK on 18 May, including at the M-Shed in Bristol and the University of Exeter.

“Hear the advice established entrepreneurs wish they had been given when setting up and growing their businesses”


Entrepreneurs Exchange is a collaboration between a group of the UK’s leading business founders, the government and HSBC and they want to support entrepreneurs right across the UK to grow their business – whether regionally, nationally, or internationally.

So why not go along to be inspired and get practical help to make a real difference? The organisers explain: “You will hear how established entrepreneurs set up and grew their businesses, the challenges they overcame to enable success, and the advice they wish they had been given.”

The organisers also hope the event will be a chance for you to meet like-minded entrepreneurs from your region and build your professional network.

Who are the speakers?

Bristol will hear advice from three entrepreneurs: Sahar Hashemi, OBE, who founded Coffee Republic and was nominated by Director magazine as one of its Top 10 Original Thinkers, alongside Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Sir Jonathan Ive; and Sam Galsworthy and Fairfax Hall, the people behind craft-distillers SipSmith.


Exeter, meanwhile, will have Henry Dimbleby, MBE, co-founder of the award-winning Leon Restaurants and Ajaz Ahmed CEO of ideas and innovation company AKQA.

You can sign up to attend the event at the Entrepreneurs Exchange website.

Jamie Middleton