Inspirational event to run again

Kathryn Slack of East Northants-based Graydon Ventures is bringing together business owners from across the UK when IGNITE takes place on Wednesday 30th January 2019.

The event, which is open to any business owner looking to grow their business, will see a line-up of seven expert speakers take to the stage to share knowledge on a wide range of business topics including sales, branding and content creation.

The audience will also hear inspiring stories from sportspeople and how their experiences can be applied to business to achieve success.

Speakers include para dressage medallist Emma Sheardown, branding and design expert Trudie Avery, personality profiler Hazel Wright, ex-footballer Peter Hilier, international speaker and author Taz Thornton, storyteller and content creation specialist Asha Clearwater, and sales expert Julie Futcher.

Kathryn founded the event in September 2018 after feeling there was a need for a local event for business owners that wasn’t just about networking. She wanted to bring businesses together to share knowledge and collaborate but also wanted to bring experts to them that they could learn from without having to travel to London or a big city.

“The purpose of IGNITE is to bring people together who are fired up about learning, personal development and growing their business,” explains Kathryn. “The response to our first event in September was amazing and we quickly realised there was demand for a second event.

Marie Louise ONeill at Ignite
Marie Louise ONeill at Ignite

“The tagline for January’s event is ‘Inspire, Motivate and Collaborate’ which is exactly what IGNITE is all about. I have put so much thought, time and effort into sourcing the very best speakers who not only present well but can impart wisdom to those who attend."

You may be struggling with one particular aspect of running a business that can either be answered in a talk by one of the speakers or you could meet someone in the room who can help you going forward.”

IGNITE takes place at the Sharnbrook Hotel near Bedfordshire on Wednesday 30th January 2019. Tickets start at £120 and include breakfast and lunch. VIP tickets are also available and include a three-course meal with the speakers.

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