discussed business growth with different types of businesses sharing their thoughts on growth and how they did it
explored what growth meant to a business
allowed businesses to share stories, how they have built up the business, the challenges and how they overcame them
enabled businesses to learn from one another, discuss challenging issues and leave with ideas and solutions
provided an opportunity to hear inspirational presentations from very successful businesses
enabled businesses to get support through speed networking with businesses and through exhibitors
Zoe Lewis Principal and Chief Executive, Middlesbrough College
The speakers were
Chris Wragg - Inspired Pet Nutrition
Chris is Marketing Director at Inspired Pet Nutrition and has a proven track record of building successful consumer-faced brands. Chris has spent 20 years in various marketing roles working with some of the UK's most iconic brands at Nestlé, Quorn, Muller and more recently with Mars.
Anthony Stones - Inspired Pet Nutrition
Anthony has been Finance Director at Inspired Pet Nutrition for more than four years having originally joined as an accounting assistant in 2008. During this time, the business's turnover has grown to some £95 million and it now has a workforce of 220 employed at Dalton Airfield and in North wales
Jonathan Elvidge - Moodbeam
Jonathan is Director and Co-founder of health-tech start-up Moodbeam. He has spent the last 25 years creating and managing fast growing businesses including the original market leading Gadget Shop high street chain. Jonathan has a wide of experience and proven success in developing and growing brands. He understands emerging trends, consumer demands, sourcing and product development in the Far East.
Lee Harris-Hamer - White Horse Cleaning Service
The owner, Lee, founded the environmentally conscious cleaning and management company in 2016 and has found great success through referrals over the past couple of years. Lee spent 8 years in the British Army, which taught him to be forward-thinking, disciplined and has a great eye for detail enabling his business to expand in a short period of time. lee brings top quality service and knowledge to business and has a second business in the pipeline.
Thanks to our sponsors
North East England Chamber of Commerce, FSB, Colin Hutson Accounting Ltd, Teesside University and Northern Skills Group