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

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

Roundtable 2016: Managing entrepreneurial growth pains

So, at what stage of growth is your business? Claire Edmunds said Clarify had been through several growth stages but 12 months ago began to plateau. “The business was performing quite well, running adequately, but we needed to challenge ourselves outside our comfort zone to take the business up a gear. So, we took [...]

By |2018-12-11T10:51:02+00:00April 27th, 2016|Events, Roundtables|0 Comments

Oakley Hall sets the scene for exclusive entrepreneurs’ dinner

Fifty entrepreneurs heard an economic analysis of the next five years and the thoughts of a remarkable businessman at a private function at the Oakley Hall Hotel near Basingstoke Guests at the first private dinner for Southern Entrepreneurs, sponsored by EY and UBS, and organised by The Business Magazine, heard from [...]

By |2018-12-11T10:51:03+00:00June 18th, 2015|Events, Private Dinners|0 Comments