“If you’re willing to make a fool of yourself and make people smile...
...as long as you do it with a sense of fun - you can get away with it.” - Richard Branson
With the right inspiration, a dash of creativity and surrounding yourself with likeminded entrepreneurs, embracing a marketing freeway of diversified strategies will be one of your most essential ingredients in the recipe for becoming a successful entrepreneur.
Adam Goswell, LUSH Digital R&D & Digital Ethics
Adam was one of the founders of Lush Digital four years ago. As an avid Tech enthusiast he was working initially on the overhaul of the branding, and the launch of the new global website and kitchen.
More recently, Adam has led Lush’s 'Mobile First' strategy, overseeing a team recruited to build, design and implement platforms designed first and foremost for mobile devices. “If everyone’s got a phone in their pocket”, he explains, “Everyone’s essentially carrying round a high powered computer and we should take advantage of that.”
His portfolio includes the launch of Lush’s first digital ethics campaign: a collaboration with campaign group Access Now to raise awareness of and funding to prevent government internet shutdowns across the globe.
When he’s not at work, Adam enjoys posting pictures of his cats on Instagram and tracking down replacements of every phone model he’s ever owned. He’s also in the process of trying to source an original Apple Macintosh from 1984.
He will be discussing Lush Digital, how they run it, how Lush are approaching digital retail, potential job opportunities, as well as them offering an insight into Lush's approach to ethical technology
Suzie Owen - Co-founder of Jimmy's Iced Coffee
After a career in the police force, travelling around Australia and returning home to set up her own coffee shop, Suzie Owen joined forces with her brother Jimmy to create ‘Jimmy’s Iced Coffee’.
We've heard Jimmy speak and he blew us away.
Now we welcome Suzie and her side of their startup journey, and how they have scaled to reach their current levels of success.
Jo Cruickshanks - Co-founder of Bare Collective,
One of Bournemouth's leading digital agencies.
Jo has helped many brands, from Pretty Green, Kelly Hoppen, Hermes, Hackett and Finisterre to tell their stories digitally.
She has a twenty- something year heritage of digital start-up and brand experience and will share invaluable stories and wisdom on building tribes digitally for those starting out.