ESF Enterprise Festival


Unlocking Potential has unveiled the names of the two speakers headlining the two-day ESF Enterprise Festival for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Rob Holmes
Rob Holmes

The festival (June 3-4), which will held at Princess Pavilions in Falmouth, is designed to mark the end of the ESF Enterprise Programme.

There are a number of events, award ceremonies and networking opportunities taking place across the two days, including a keynote speech and workshop from GroBag co-founder Rob Holmes.

With his baby sleep bag, he started one of the most successful companies within the multi-million pound baby sector and sold his business in 2013 for £13 million.

Unlocking Potential programme director, Allyson Glover, said: “The ESF Enterprise Festival offers a really rare opportunity to pick the brains of someone who has taken a concept, launched it and made a lot of money from it!

“Rob is also a natural coach so I am confident those lucky enough to attend his keynote and workshop after will take a lot from the experience. He’ll cover what you want to achieve, what’s stopping you and the practical steps to achieve your goals.”

Holmes will be headlining the final day of the festival while the opening day will see another inspiring speaker in the form of Steve Head, who will be talking to Cornish businesses about ‘Making the 1% difference’.

Head has 16 years’ experience in the field of business management, people leadership and product marketing as well as more than 20 years as a top sports coach which he will use to inspire the Cornish business community with ideas that are proven to work.

The festival also includes the Unlocking Potential Graduate Success Celebration event and the Unlocking Potential Graduate Start-up Awards.

For more information on the events taking place during the ESF Enterprise Festival including how to book your place, please visit