Coutts wrapped up the fifth and final of its summer regional roadshow events last week, taking its entrepreneur proposition to Manchester following visits to Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds and Newcastle throughout June and July.
Each event brought together up to 100 guests made up of business leaders from the respective cities to hear from some of the regions’ most high-profile founders and funders, to discuss how entrepreneurs continue to prosper through change.
Coutts has long been viewed the bank for pioneers, and has a long history working with entrepreneurs and innovators at the forefront of change. This roadshow celebrated the longstanding relationship between Coutts and the pioneer, and provided a platform for British entrepreneurs to demonstrate how they prosper through change.
Across the five evenings, keynote speeches and discussions were held with leading entrepreneurs including: Sir Rod Aldridge OBE (Capita, The Aldridge Foundation), Lord Bilimoria CBE (Cobra Beer, CBI), Rosie Ginday MBE (Miss Macaroon), Peaches Golding (Lord-Lieutenant of Bristol), Adam Hildreth (Crisp, Dubit), Martin McCourt (Dyson, Lightfoot), Heather Mills (VBites), and Vikas Shah MBE (Swiscot Group).
Spotlight sessions at four of the events were hosted by Seven Hills co-founder and Coutts’ chairman of entrepreneurs, Michael Hayman MBE, with Coutts’ Head of Entrepreneurs Proposition Greg Kyle-Langley hosting proceedings in Newcastle.
Seven Hills worked alongside the Coutts team to deliver the roadshow and record key learnings. Consistent themes emerged on the resilience of entrepreneurs in testing times, growing ambition throughout the country, and the creative and innovative spirit of UK entrepreneurs.
These themes will inform the second Coutts Entrepreneur Month, taking place this October.