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The Budding Entrepreneur Club
Wed 12 October 2016, 18:45 – 21:00 BST
Come and join us for lots of drinks and popcorn!
The Budding Entrepreneur Club is an application or invitation only entrepreneur’s community for the most ambitious, entrepreneurial individuals in the UK.
TBE Club was started by young entrepreneur Ollie Forsyth: ‘I want to bring a diverse and interesting range of entrepreneurs together on a monthly basis. Having met some inspiring entrepreneurs myself over the last few years, I have learnt the significance of networking and meeting new, like-minded individuals. Through the means of this club, I would like to provide entrepreneurs of any field or background with a platform to establish new connections, and coincide with the next generation of leading entrepreneurs and their ideas.' - www.tbeclub.com
Charlie Mullins - Pimlico Plumbers
Charlie decided at the age of nine that he wanted to be a plumber, after noticing that his local plumber was well respected, had a great lifestyle and money. So, he took to ‘bunking off’ school to earn ‘two bob a day’ working with the local plumber.
After leaving school at 15 with no qualifications (he always says that was a big mistake, he should have left at 14!) and completing a four year apprenticeship in plumbing Charlie started out with a second hand van and a bag of tools. In 1979 he started Pimlico Plumbers from a basement of an estate agent in Pimlico.
"I set out to change the image of the plumbing industry and get rid of the stigma associated with it, i.e plumbers who turn up late, driving rusty old vans, not wearing uniform, arses hanging out their trousers, bad workmanship and ripping off the customer," says Charlie.
Joseph Valente - Winner of The Apprentice 2015
‘’I'm a young businessman/entrepreneur, that is dedicated, ambitious, hard working and passionate about life, business and success. I live everyday looking for new opportunities, challenges and the desire to achieve! My aim is to become very successful in life and I have some very clear goals I want to achieve. I have run multiple businesses since the age 22 and have enjoyed learning about every aspect of running a successful company. I am the type of guy that gets things done, I don't hang around, we only have a short time on this earth to make our dreams a reality and I intend to do just that. Something that is very close to my heart is to help young people that are struggling in life in different ways, I'm only now getting the opportunity to start giving back and I'm looking forward to helping a lot of people.’’
Linsu Gorpe - The Raw Chocolate Company:
So we went to the Dragons Den and met some dragons. We tamed them all with our luxuriant, healthy chocolate. It was quite a blast, nerve wracking and fun! So far in stats: 5 Dragons 1.4 million hits on our website 1 months worth of orders in 2 hours (thanks!) 2 direct to funeral parlours 2 direct to very famous persons 5 reels of parcel tape used 2 reams of paper used (recycled) 1 full post van 2500 new followers on social media.