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“When you are an entrepreneur you have bad days,” warned Simon Crowther, founder and CEO of Flood Protection Solutions, but he has an idea for how some entrepreneurs can rise above such times.
It was the occasion of the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards evening in Cardiff. The great and the good from across Wales and into England as far east as Bristol descended on Entrepreneurial Sparks, Cardiff. And Stephen Fear, entrepreneur extraordinaire told a story that left the audience in rapt attention.
“Our philosophy is that the future of work is about thinking like an entrepreneur, says Lucy-Rose Walker, Chief Entrepreneuring Officer at Entrepreneurial Spark, and a judge at this year’s NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards. It seems that in a world that is constantly being disrupted by the next wave of technology, people will need a […]
“The world we live in is less about squirrelling away and hiding what you are doing and more about how we can we work better together,” says Lucy-Rose Walker, Chief Entrepreneuring Officer at Entrepreneurial Spark. These days, being entrepreneurially minded is not just a key skill for setting up a business, you need to be […]
The NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards has today announced its 2017 shortlist.
Today see’s the London Launch of the world’s largest free business accelerator, Entrepreneurial Spark Powered by NatWest.
Oli Barrett, MBE, host at this year’s’ NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards, an entrepreneur success story in his own right, is a communicator extraordinaire, and passionately tries to create an entrepreneurship culture starting at school. This is the second installment of our conversation with him, and he begins with a story about how he was […]
Oli Barrett, MBE, has a list of achievements to his name that most of us can only envy – Co-founder of Start-Up Britain, Cospa and as the man behind the Tenner campaign, the school enterprise scheme, he has done more to encourage the development of entrepreneurship culture starting with schools, than just about anyone. He […]
“Entrepreneurial thinking is needed for 21st-century skills,” says Jon Allen, MD and co-founder of Enploy, a platform for teaching entrepreneurial mindsets for young people and for employers, and a judge at the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards. This is his take on what it takes to be an entrepreneur, his advice, and what he would […]
“Maybe it is the turn of the entrepreneur. We have had celebrity chefs and celebrity footballers now with the likes of Richard Branson, Alan sugar etcetera… we have celebrity entrepreneurs, and that inspires others to be like them,” says Stephen Fear, the man behind the Fear Group, a company with a turnover in excess of […]
“There is a lot of luck, you need a team, listen to advice but don’t always follow it.” Paul Lees, founder and one time CEO of Powwownow, the leading free conference call company, and judge at the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards, has been talking to Fresh Business Thinking. Find out what a man with […]
“I’ve had more things go wrong than go right!”, says Qasim Majid – Cas, Judge at the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards, “but the things that have gone right, they’ve gone big!”