Coutts Entrepreneur Month launched yesterday, welcoming over 300 entrepreneurs to its Strand office for an evening that celebrated entrepreneurship across the country.
Opening the evening, Coutts managing director for England and Wales Dylan Williams and chairman of entrepreneurs Michael Hayman commented on the special relationship Coutts holds with entrepreneurs, as the first private bank and wealth manager to establish a dedicated service for entrepreneurs and business owners.
Then, Wilfred Emmanuel Jones, founder of The Black Farmer, told his inspirational journey from an 11-year-old on an allotment in inner-city Birmingham to running his own farm and building a highly-successful food brand.
“I like coming to events like this because everyone in this room is courageous,” he said. “To be courageous you have to be able to walk through vulnerability, deal with fear, and also make uncertainty your friend. Those who know that are the ones who change the future.”
The first spotlight panel, ‘an appetite for disruption’, saw The Dots founder Pip Jamieson and Public co-founder Alex de Carvalho addressing the future of work. “We’ve been in an age of move fast and break things – now it’s time for ethical tech,” said Pip.
Wrapping up, Michael was joined by luxury online travel club Mr & Mrs Smith co-founder, James Lohan and YO! Sushi’s Robin Rowlands, who parted with an optimistic view on what’s next for Britain’s entrepreneurs, “We have an extraordinary affinity with cities overseas and our British successes globally are making us proud,” said Robin.
Seven Hills is delighted to support Coutts throughout Entrepreneur Month and looks forward to what happens next.
To find out more about Coutts Entrepreneur month see here.
See highlights from the launch below: