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Screw it, Just Do it Bournemouth - The Real Ted Talk 2

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Join us for an intimate evening with Ted Baker Founder & Chief Executive, Ray Kelvin CBE

"I can't accept failure. I can't have it. I will not accept failure..I'm not scared. I'm not frightened and I'm not going to fail".

So spoke Ted Baker founder Ray Kelvin when we hosted him in 2017 when he launched This Workspace in Bournemouth.

Join us for an intimate evening when Ray returns on Thursday, November 29th 2018


Brought to you by StartUpU and Alex Chisnall - Virgin StartUp's trusted regional delivery partner and the team behind itunes Top 100 Podcast, #screwitjustdoit.


Ray will the story of how he started with one shop in Glasgow. He'll brings us right up to date with Ted Baker currently valued at £1.6 Billion, as well as his latest ventures. These include investing £80 million into the UK's number 1 Hilton hotel in Bournemouth which he owns as well as launching This WorkSpace, his co-working vision.

During the course of the evening he'll cover a lot of ground from how stressful he finds it living in London as well as the importance of fishing... and having a work life balance. Ray tells us how he still works every Saturday in a Ted Baker store, and still doesn't even own a computer. This will be interesting stuff for sure...

The self-titled "boy done good" will share insights including how he built Ted Baker without any formal advertising based on "common sense", hugging, and his four 'P's': People, Product, Passion and Profit.

The event will run from 6:00pm to 9pm, with complimentary drinks throughout the evening.

The evening will offer an extremely rare opportunity to meet Ray Kelvin and pick his brains about how Ted Baker started, how the brand became a global icon, how he maintains his illusive public presence, and anything else you’d like to ask him personally.

Get your tickets ASAP, they are strictly limited and this event will sell out.


  • Entrepreneurs

  • Business Owners

  • Fashionistas

  • Retail Startup & Scaleups

Plus! ANYONE that wants to build a powerful, profitable business.

This event will inspire you to think big as you build your own business.


Expert Speakers

Our speakers are here for one reason - to make a difference to your business.

Their level of expertise is second to none, and their ability to inspire and educate is what makes them some of the most sought-after brands in the entrepreneurship space.Their mission is to arm you with the latest and best tactics and strategies for growth.

Breakout Sessions

We'll have three opportunities for you to meet and connect with like-minded entrepreneurs. This is where the magic happens and is the biggest game-changer during the event.


Who doesn't love samples! You'll get to sample awesome drinks from Jimmys Iced Coffee & Conker Spirit

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