Wheeling in the big guns


A series of business events are being staged across Cornwall in the coming weeks featuring an array of international entrepreneurial talent.

Laura Tenison

Lord Digby Jones, Sahar Hasemi (founder of Coffee Republic), Laura Tenison (founder of JoJo Maman Bebe) and serial entrepreneur BJ Cunningham are just some of the inspirational names that will be speaking at the dates.

The free-to-attend events are to mark the launch of a new business support programme in Cornwall, which is being delivered by Plymouth University and Cornwall College in partnership with YTKO.

The series kicks off at Tregenna Castle, St Ives, on November 14. For more details on any of the events or to book a place, click here.

November 14

  • Evolution: Fit for the Future with Lord Digby Jones and Laura Tenison MBE (Founder and MD, JoJo Maman Bebe), Tregenna Castle, St Ives

November 16

  • Seek the Unique with Deirdre Bounds (Founder, i-to-i), St Mellion International Resort, St Mellion

November 18

  • Digital Vision with Margaret Manning (Founder and CEO, Reading Room), St Michael’s Hotel, Falmouth

November 23

  • Strong New Leaders with Sahar Hashemi (Founder, Coffee Republic), Pool Innovation Centre

December 6

  • Keeping Brand Promises with BJ Cunningham (Serial Entrepreneur), Pavilion Centre, Wadebridge.