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Online: Entrepreneurs’ Network Event – October 2020

October 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Our free Entrepreneurs’ Network Event runs monthly and is aimed at Gloucestershire-based entrepreneurs and SMEs. Each month, we feature a different guest speaker and a change in theme.

These brilliant networking events offer a chance to gain valuable tips and insights from professionals and experts, and other start-ups and entrepreneurs.

You’ll connect and share skills, and hear about the support available to your new or growing business from Start and Grow Enterprise, University of Gloucestershire, and more.

This is an online event, held on Zoom. Get ready by Downloading Zoom to your computer. You’ll get an email to register and then a link to join the meeting. This online course involves exciting discussion, interaction, and practical activities with others in your shoes.

This Entrepreneurs’ Network Event is open to everyone. If you’re not already signed up with Start and Grow Enterprise, get your free ticket here.



09.45am Enter Zoom waiting room

10.00am Event start time

10.20am Introduction to Start and Grow Enterprise

10.30am Guest talk

10.50am Q&A

11.00am Open networking & skills exchange

12.00pm Event closes


Details of this month’s speaker…

Small businesses and self-employed people are possibly the most undervalued and underrated part of the economy, yet they are major contributors and currently at the forefront of economic recovery. Resilient, local, flexible, and at the core of community – hear stories of unexpected entrepreneurs and be inspired to copy them!

Karen Davies of Purpleshoot Headshot

Karen Davies is the founder and chief executive of Purple Shoots Business Lending Ltd, a Welsh not-for-profit Responsible Finance Provider which she set up 5 years ago to tackle poverty, unemployment and financial exclusion in Wales through encouraging entrepreneurship and independence. Before starting Purple Shoots she had 10 years’ experience in an investment bank, 10 years in a small manufacturing business, a few years as a self-employed translator and prior to that she worked in the City of London for one of the big four firms of accountants.





Entrepreneurs’ Network events are offered by Start and Grow Enterprise, a University of Gloucestershire project with funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Start and Grow Enterprise supports the growth of Gloucestershire-based entrepreneurs and start-ups (trading up to 3 years) through free training, events, networks and resources.


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October 14, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:


Start and Grow Enterprise
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