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Southern entrepreneurs tap into SwiftKey’s scale-up success story

The businessman who helped steer UK tech start-up Swiftkey to its sale to Microsoft shared his insights at The Business Magazine’s Southern entrepreneurs dinner last night. Richard Gibson was CFO and executive chairman at SwiftKey from 2011 to its sale in 2016 for a reported $250 million. SwiftKey’s app “turbocharges and personalises predictive text” [...]

By |2018-12-11T10:50:58+00:00May 15th, 2018|Events, Private Dinner Images, Private Dinners|0 Comments

Pangbourne: Southern Entrepreneurs inspired by innovators’ stories

Fifty business people attended The Business Magazine’s Southern Entrepreneurs ‘End of Summer Party’ last night. The event was hosted by Bentley Berkshire at its impressive Pangbourne showroom, and was sponsored by Barclays and law firm Osborne Clarke.  […]

By |2018-12-11T10:50:58+00:00September 8th, 2017|Private Dinners|1 Comment

Spencer McCarthy

A successful property developer should know the business from the foundations up. Alison Tilley spoke to Southern Entrepreneur Spencer McCarthy of Churchill Retirement Living – who can certainly claim that. ‘From the age of 13, I was working on a building site,’ says McCarthy. ‘Every Saturday I’d ride my bike from Milford-on-Sea to Lymington. [...]

By |2018-12-11T10:50:59+00:00May 22nd, 2017|Entrepreneur Profiles|0 Comments

Private Dinner 15 May, 2017

Southern Entrepreneurs gather for private networking dinner A select group of 30 delegates attended the Southern Entrepreneurs private dinner at Oakley Hall, situated on the outskirts of Basingstoke, to network, share stories, and listen to the views of two industry experts. Tamsin Napier-Munn, campaigns manager of The Business Magazine, introduced the evening, sponsored by UBS [...]

By |2018-12-11T10:50:59+00:00May 16th, 2017|Private Dinners|0 Comments

Barclays sponsor Southern Entrepreneurs

With 327 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs over 130,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide. High-growth businesses like yours make a huge difference to the economy and to our day-to-day lives. From creating new jobs and new investment opportunities, [...]

By |2018-12-11T10:50:59+00:00May 8th, 2017|Sponsor|0 Comments

Private Dinner September 22, 2016

An evening with Kevin Gaskell – businessman, leader, explorer “Success starts with attitude; the ambition to do something extraordinary,” said Kevin Gaskell in an inspirational speech at a private dinner for Southern Entrepreneurs. Over 40 entrepreneurs and business people gathered together for a three-course dinner in the splendid settings of Oakley Hall Hotel near Basingstoke, [...]

By |2018-12-11T10:50:59+00:00May 25th, 2016|Private Dinners|0 Comments

Secrets of entrepreneurial success revealed

Two inspirational speakers provided food for thought between courses of a Southern Entrepreneurs Dinner at Oakley Hall Hotel as they revealed their own proven recipes for entrepreneurial success Mike Clare, founder of leading British bedding retailer Dreams, and Nicola Murphy, CEO of award-winning content marketing agency The River Group, took vastly [...]

By |2018-12-11T10:50:59+00:00May 18th, 2016|Events, Private Dinners|0 Comments