Inspire to sponsor the Evolve Business Festival this Autumn

Following the huge success of our Entrepreneurs Conference the past three years, we have reviewed the format and listened to what the market wants. We know your time is very important and we appreciate those who have given it so generously to attend the Conference in the past. For 2019, we have decided it’s time to mix it up! It’s time for something new!

As sister company to Inspire, Evolve are the perfect team to innovate and update the Conference for an ever changing market. And so, they have launched the Evolve Business Festival with Inspire as the main sponsor. The fantastic variety of events will take place from 9th-16th October 2019 in locations across Bournemouth and Poole.

As part of Bournemouth’s BOMO Festival, the Evolve Business Festival features a brilliant line-up of inspirational and motivational events, from keynote speakers and networking breakfasts to charity dinners and development days. Many of the events will be hosted in the Old School House – Evolve’s new headquarters and event space in the heart of Ashley Cross, Poole.

Kicking off the festival on Wednesday 9th October is the Entrepreneurial and Founders Evening, with keynote speaker Tom Mercer, who will tell of his success with his multi-million pound business, MOMA. Tom will be followed by a Q&A panel of entrepreneurs and founders from successful local businesses, hosted by Warren Munson, including: Founder and Managing Director at Salad Creative, Arabella Lewis-Smith; Founder of NutriChef and award-winning nutritionist and specialist health consultant, Barbara Cox; Founder of Urban Guild, Mark Cribb and Founder and CEO of Tops Day Nurseries and Hadland Care Group, Cheryl Hadland. To book your place click here.

The Business Festival will also feature an exclusive dinner with AFC Bournemouth Manager, Eddie Howe, who will share his extraordinary entrepreneurial journey in this unique ‘second half’ Fundraising Dinner for Julia’s House Children’s Hospice. This follows the overwhelming success of last year’s dinner with Eddie, which brought together 140 business leaders from across Dorset and raised a huge £25k for Julia’s House. Like-minded business people will be brought together for a unique and intimate interview with Eddie, who will once again inspire guests with his unusual success story, giving a behind-the-scenes insight into his journey and a great opportunity to ask questions. The Fundraising Dinner takes place on Wednesday 16th October. To book your place click here.

On Thursday 10th October Dr Hannah Beard from Pure Wellness, will talk through and demonstrate easy recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Fuel & Perform evening. She’ll also reveal cooking methods and tips to keeping a healthy lifestyle whilst still eating and drinking the things we love. For more information and to book your place click here.

Hannah Beard - wellness speaker

Rupert Holloway, Founder of Dorset’s first gin distillery, will also be opening his doors for an exclusive 2-hour tour of Conker HQ, giving guests a rare insight into the process, a guided tasting, and a cocktail to finish. Join Rupert on Friday 11th October, to book your place click here.

The following Monday, 14th October, the Evolve Business Festival will host an inspirational and motivational morning with two real life adventurers. Pip Hare and Nick Hollis will talk about their exciting and dangerous expeditions and what it really takes to conquer your dreams and ambitions in the Pushing Your Limits morning. To book your place click here.

Warren Munson, Founder of Inspire and Evolve, said, “The Evolve Business Festival is a unique opportunity to enjoy informative talks and personal development days all within close proximity of each other. It’s also a fantastic environment to meet and interact with fellow entrepreneurs and get inspired by the common goal of making you and your business better than ever before.”

The Business Festival also includes a number of free events; Evolve Personal Development Breakfast, The Economic Update, featuring Neil Parker – NatWest’s Market Strategist and a Peer Group. To view the list of events and book tickets, click here.

Evolve launched on the 22nd March 2019 at the Entrepreneurs’ Lunch at the Chewton Glen, Hampshire. Designed to bring like-minded, innovative individuals together in an environment of shared learning and progression, Evolve is an exclusive membership community for entrepreneurs and business leaders, offering a unique eco-system of inspirational events, insights and coaching and development programmes.



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