What is the Entrepreneurs Exchange?

Entrepreneurs Exchange is the nationwide programme that connects the next generation of British entrepreneurs with the UK’s most successful business founders.  This will be the event’s second year.

On 2nd March 2017, a collection of top entrepreneurs from the worlds of e-commerce, fashion, food and beyond will share their stories and offer real business advice to the next generation of business leaders in 10 locations across the UK.

Attendees will find out how these established and successful entrepreneurs set up and grew their businesses, both in the UK and internationally. The speakers chat about the challenges they have overcome to enable success, and the advice they wish they had been given when starting out.

Nationwide Events

The events are free and open to all. Attendees have an opportunity to build networks with other entrepreneurs in their region. They are being supported by HSBC UK as part of the bank’s commitment to SME banking.

Entrepreneurs Exchange is business-led, by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. The founders taking part in the events are, among others:

  • Anya Hindmarch CBE – Anya Hindmarch,
  • Ray Kelvin CBE – Ted Baker,
  • Craig Sams – Green & Blacks, and
  • Holly Tucker – Not on the high street and Holly&Co.

These are all companies which have expanded to various markets overseas, helping drive their success.

Entrepreneurs Exchange events will take place at 10 locations around the country – Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, London – St James, London – Lancaster House , Gateshead and Manchester.

The full list of speakers, and further information about the events, can be found on their website.  For the Cambridge event, the speakers are Sahar Hashemi, OBE – Coffee Republic and Justine Roberts, CBE – Mumsnet.

Programme Overview

  • The UK’s most successful business founders launch the second Entrepreneurs Exchange. A day of events to inspire and support the next generation of British entrepreneurs
  • Speaker events, backed by HSBC UK, to take place on 2nd March 2017 in the UK to inspire and provide practical advice to British companies
  • Focus on helping more entrepreneurs grow their businesses domestically and in seizing export opportunities overseas.

Open to Export are also on hand to offer advise to attendees in bringing their products or services to both the UK and international markets.