The key to a successful business

Peterborough’s small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs have the chance to meet, and learn from, some of the region’s biggest business heroes this summer

A truly inspirational line-up has been put together for the Building a Successful Business event on 28 June 2018, which aims to give local business owners essential insights into developing their business successfully, from start to exit. With many of the event speakers heralding from or having worked in Peterborough, it is being seen as a celebration of the city’s creativity and business acumen.

The most recent ONS figures show that enterprise creation (as a proportion of industry) was 50% higher in Peterborough than national averages. Peterborough also ranked amongst the top 10 cities for the number of business start-ups (per 10,000 of population) by independent think-tank, Centre for Cities. The event will also come with the chance to talk directly with each of the speakers, who between them have over 100 years of collective business wisdom, which will be given to delegates in the form of practical, replicable strategies that can be used in their own business.

The event is being organised by the Eco Innovation Centre, a business centre run by the city’s economic development company, Opportunity Peterborough. Centre Manager, Michelle Craig, said: “We have so many successful business people in Peterborough, but how well do we know their stories? “Each of our speakers are eager to share their own experiences to support the next wave of entrepreneurial talent in Peterborough. “This event will cover all stages of the business life cycle so it really is a fantastic opportunity for local business owners to hear from people who’ve tried, failed, bounced back from failure, and gone on to achieve huge success in business.”

● Building a Successful Business will take place on 28 June 2018, 9:00am – 5:00pm at the Kings Gate Conference Centre, 2 Staplee Way, Parnwell, PE1 4YT ● Tickets cost £37+VAT. For details on how to book your place visit

Speakers will include
● Sean Dennis Managing Director of Superior Surfaces ● Iain Forsythe Managing Director of Premier Kitchens ● Mike Greene Serial entrepreneur ● Penny Power OBE Author, inspirational speaker, founder of Ecademy and The Business Cafe ● Ben Harper Entrepreneur, author, speaker ● Ben Kench Author of Selling for Dummies ● Neville Wright Author, investor, public speaker, property developer ● Swapnil Garg Digital marketing agency owner, property investor, Amazon business owner ● Sukhi Wahiwala Entrepreneur, business mentor and international speaker

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